Protecting Our Families and Pets from Harmful Chemicals #FightToxins #MC

fight toxins

We’ve teamed up with Seventh Generation to help spread awareness about the importance of chemical reform in the United States. Some people might assume that the chemicals used to make products sold in the U.S., like toys and food containers, are regulated and tested for safety — but they are not.  Over 80,000 chemicals are currently available for use in the market and the EPA has required very few of these to be tested for their impacts on human health and the environment. Shocking, right!?!

Now is the time to update the regulation on these chemicals. Woof Woof Papa and I feel very strongly about protecting the environment & planet, living a healthy life, and using the safest products we can for both humans and pets. That’s why I’m super happy to be participating in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Seventh Generation, to spread the word about what YOU can do to help fight toxins (I received a promotional item and product samples as a thank you for participating).

Why Do We Need To Address Chemical Reform?

  • More than 80,000 chemicals available in the United States have never been fully tested for their toxic effects on our health and environment.
  • Scientists have linked exposure to toxic chemicals to many health risks, such as Cancer, Alzheimer’s, learning disabilities, asthma, birth defects, and various reproductive problems.
  • The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was passed in 1976, and unlike other major environmental laws, has never been updated. As it currently stands, tens of thousands of potentially harmful chemicals continue to be used in the marketplace since the 1970’s without proper testing and without disclosure by the companies that produce them.
  • To learn more visit the Natural Resources Defense Council website.

How YOU Can Get Involved and Make a Difference:

  • Become a Toxin Freedom Fighter by signing Seventh Generation’s petition to urge Congress to reevaluate the Toxic Substances Control Act for the first time since 1976.
  • Make sure that your friends and family are aware that of the 80,000 synthetic chemicals introduced into the market since the Toxic Substances Control Act was passed in 1976, the EPA has required testing on less than 10%.
  • Help Seventh Generation reach its goal of collecting 100,000 Signatures by April 24th by urging your friends and family to stand up for safer chemicals by signing the petition here too!

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Seventh Generation. I received a promotional item and product samples as a thank you for participating.

Snag FREE 3M Petcare Bandages

free pet bandage

Hurry on over to the 3M website and claim this pet freebie offer while supplies last! Just watch the video, fill out the form, and get a free sample of 3M Petcare bandages made with fur friendly adhesive for easy application! A great item to add to your pet first aid kit in case of minor cuts, scrapes or skin irritations.

Pet Wellness and Grooming Products Up To 60% OFF

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If you haven’t taken our advice and joined Zulily, you’re really missing out on some fun sales for your home AND fur kids! Today I spotted a new grooming and pet wellness sale with up to 60% OFF great brands including Pet Head, Zen Dog, Mod and more.

If you haven’t heard about Zulily.com, it’s a members-only flash sale site. New sales start daily, and each one lasts only 3-days or until it sells out, whichever comes first! It’s FREE to join here and get access to all their great sales on items for kitchen, bath and home, plus stuff for mom, baby and pets! They also often feature great discounts on designer accessories from brands including Michael Kors, Buddha Bag, Roberto Cavalli and lots more.

Here’s just a few examples of what’s on sale for pet grooming and wellness:

  • Juicy Crittoure Doggy House Spray $10.99 ($20 reg)
  • Pet Wound Care Pet Spray $12.99 ($20 reg)
  • Bath-Eaze Bathless Spray $8.99 ($16 reg)
  • Pet Head Dirty Paws Foot Bath & Towel $8.99 ($14 reg)
  • Pet Head Pink Pet Bath Mat $9.49 ($15 reg)
  • Black MOD Animal Pro Dog Trimmer $27.99 ($40 reg)
  • + Lots More!

Head on over to Zulily.com to browse this and more sales!

WIN an Aikiou Interactive Pet Feeder for Your Dog or Cat! {3 WIN}

interactive pet feeder giveaway

Time for another pawsome giveaway for all our dog and cat pals!!! Thanks to the kind folks from Pet Product Innovations, we’re giving away THREE of their super FUN and interactive Aikiou Pet Feeders! If you missed our recent review of the Aikiou, be sure to go here and check it out to see Daisy in action and read about how much we like ours!

Interactive feeders are not only effective in slowing down mealtimes and thereby helping to avoid gas, bloat, and other digestive issues, they make mealtimes fun and exciting and help to cure boredom for dogs and cats. Cats also get the effective benefit of ‘hunting’ for their food, a natural instinct and behavioral necessity. There are 3 styles and each winner will get their choice of:

  • Aikiou Interactive Dog Feeder
  • Aikiou Junior Slow Feeder
  • Stimulo Cat Feeder

WIN your choice of Aikiou Interactive Pet Feeder for your dog or cat! 3 Winners:

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Most Popular Dog Names List + Vote For Your Favorites!

popular names for dogs

If you’re thinking about adopting a puppy soon and need name ideas, or are just curious about how popular your own dog’s name is, check out the list of top dog names over at PetMD.com. Updated regularly, they keep a database of over 5,000 puppy dog names.

You can find your dog’s name on the list and click the heart next to it to vote it up in popularity. If you don’t see your dog’s name, you can submit it to be added to the list! There’s also a fun list of top celebrity canines and some really cute videos.

PetMD.com also has great resources including info about recent pet food recalls, dietary advice, and a Pet Symptom Checker where you can read online pet health articles from their animal care experts.

Get Healthy, Stay Healthy with CVS MinuteClinic #MC

Since I know we are all trying to make healthy changes and keep our families well, I’m participating in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for CVS/pharmacy MinuteClinic to help spread the word about their programs and services to help you get healthy and stay healthy. I received promotional items as a thank you for participating.

cvs weight loss

How are YOU doing with your New Year’s resolution so far? This year, the hubby and I resolved to continue our healthy eating, keep up the exercise and look for some new hobbies and activities to join. It’s going pretty well so far, but I remember how hard it was back a few years ago when we both started to think about making serious changes to our lifestyle. We were lucky that we had each other, as well as the support of great doctors to encourage us and provide us the tools we needed to both get serious about weight loss AND to quit smoking. It’s been over 4 years now since we quit smoking (after many previous attempts) and I still remember how tough it was even with professional help! And the battle with weight and healthy eating is an ongoing challenge for us and many other people we know.

That’s why, when I heard about the new Weight Loss Program and Quit Smoking Program offered at CVS MinuteClinic, I jumped at the chance to help spread the word!

The Weight Loss Program at MinuteClinic is personalized, provides ongoing coaching and medical supervision. The program is easy to follow, focuses on healthy eating and is clinically proven to promote weight loss. It also has the added benefit of lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. With your initial assessment, you’ll receive membership to DASH for Health™, a great online resource to help you stay on course between visits to MinuteClinic. The Weight Loss Program is covered by most insurance plans, but contact your insurance company prior to visiting MinuteClinic to verify coverage as well as any copays, co-insurance or deductibles.

Want help quitting smoking? Studies show that smokers assisted by a health care provider have a greater chance of kicking the habit. MinuteClinic created this program that’s covered by most insurance plans to help those over 18(and you don’t even need to make an appointment). The program includes one-on-one consultation with a practitioner, including a nicotine dependence assessment. You’ll get an individualized smoking cessation plan and education based on your needs and goals, ongoing coaching and support in your efforts to quit smoking, plus Nicotine-replacement recommendations or prescriptions, based on what’s appropriate for your needs and situation.

stay healthy with CVS screenings

Want other help keeping yourself and your family healthy? In addition to weight loss and smoking cessation, MinuteClinic has a series of wellness services designed to help you identify lifestyle changes needed to improve your current and future health, including screenings and monitoring for diabetes, blood pressure and high cholesterol.

MinuteClinic is also there to help you with year-round common family illnesses such as strep throat and ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections. Minor wounds, abrasions, skin conditions and joint sprains are treated, along with common vaccinations and walk-in camp, sports and school physicals are available.

Whatever you need to get healthy and stay healthy, MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics, located inside more than 800 CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide, are there to help you stay on track with inspiration and support along the way! They are open 7 days a week with evening hours and you don’t need to make an appointment. Go HERE to learn more & find your nearest CVS MinuteClinic location.

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