The Week in Dog News: Bailey’s Burrito, Marnie Dies, COVID-19 Pet News + More

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There is so much going on in the world right now, that I thought it was time for some dog news. Here’s a roundup of the top news for dog lovers from the past week.

I think we’ve all been guilty of stress eating at one time or another. In campaign news, Elizabeth Warren’s dog Bailey stole a burrito because ‘running for first dog’ was stressful. Bailey has been a star on Warren’s social media accounts and frequently joined her on the campaign trail. Everyone on Twitter is clearly #TeamBailey!

In sadder news, Marnie, the Shih Tzu who charmed Instagram with her head tilt and lolling tongue, died this week at age 18. Marnie was an internet sensation, and poster dog for senior dog adoption. She passed peacefully and will be missed.

There’s lots of news, rumors and confusing information about the Coronavirus, including how COVID-19 may affect pets. Here’s some of what you need to know, but always check with your vet for specific pet health concerns. Pet cats and dogs cannot pass the Coronavirus to humans, but they can test positive for low levels of the pathogen if they catch it from their owner.

Experts have advised that everyone make reasonable (but not panicky) preparations as the coronavirus spreads. That means making sure you are stocked up on pet food and meds so that you don’t run out if you get sick and have to self-quarantine, or there is a shortage in the supply chain. You should also always have a backup plan for who will care for your pets in an illness or emergency.

If you do get sick, limit contact with your pets . Avoid snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food. If you must interact with your pet, wash your hands before and after. Hand washing is ALWAYS good advice!

On a lighter note, we thought this sweet dog news was a great way to end our roundup for the week, Titos Vodka for Dog People and The Dinner Party Project hosted a hilarious and adorable Dog Dinner Pawty to help promote pet adoption. Go HERE to check out all the photos. They sure made us smile!

And speaking of smiles, a two-legged pup named Lieutenant Dan is a finalist in the Cadbury Bunny tryouts. Lieutenant Dan, named after the “Forrest Gump” character who lost his legs in Vietnam, is one of 10 finalists competing for a national commercial spot for Cadbury. Thousands of household pets from across the nation applied, but only a few were chosen. Not only will the winner star in a new Cadbury Clucking Bunny commercial, but they will also receive a $5,000 cash prize. Good Luck and click here to give Lieutenant Dan your vote.

7 Wall Mounted Cat Scratchers & Perches for Your Kitty’s Health & Happiness

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Cat furniture and scratching posts have lots of benefits: satisfying kitty’s urge to scratch without damaging furniture, reducing anxiety, improving behavior, and just generally pleasing their feline sensibilities. The downside is that they can also take up a lot of floor space often don’t fit your home decor or lifestyle.

The good news is that since cats are royal creatures, they LOVE looking down on us mere common folk. They also love climbing, jumping, and hiding, when the mood strikes. That’s why wall-mounted cat furniture and accessories make the purrfect solution.

Wall-mounted cat scratchers, shelves and beds can be combined to make an epic cat wall or use them individually in small spaces. Click the link below each photo to read customer reviews and get more details about these featured cat furniture items. We put together this list of space-saving wall-mounted cat perches, steps, scratchers and condos we think will please even the fussiest cat you know.

Ruby Road Cat Scratching Post for Floor or Wall A solid natural wood frame with durable woven sisal that naturally inspires scratching. The perfect surface for your cat do all the things that come instinctively to it, including scratching, pouncing, playing, and climbing. All components are non-toxic, so you don’t have to worry about your cat chewing or ingesting any parts.

Wall Mount Cat Floating Steps This pair of kitty shelves includes a teaser feather and fluffy ball for extra fun. Modern and minimalist design; sturdy and safe. Stainless steel mounting screws for easy installation.

Treasborn Wall Cat Scratching Post Can be mounted on any wall or installed in your cat’s crate. A solid oak frame and replaceable sisal scratching post make it functional and attractive.  It can also be installed horizontally and used as a balance beam, depending on your cat’s weight and size.

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Leap Day Sale 50% OFF Spot & Tango Fresh Dog Food

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If you’ve been wanting to try fresh dog food for your fur kid, this deal from Spot & Tango will have you jumping for joy!

To celebrate LEAP DAY, get 50% OFF your first order of freshly made dog food with FREE Shipping on this and all future orders.

Use Spot & Tango coupon code: LEAP AT CHECKOUT.

Customize a meal plan for your dog’s size, weight, age and activity level to get all-natural, human-grade dog food delivered to your door. Daisy has a subscription and we use it as topper on her regular kibble as we transition to a full-time fresh food diet.

Click here to read our Spot & Tango review.

Use this link to get HALF OFF your trial order with no commitment or obligation.

Ends 3/2 at 11:59pm ET (If this offer has expired by the time you read this, use coupon code WOOFWOOFMAMA for the best current discount available)

FREE $10 Target Gift Card w/ Pet Food or Litter

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Dog and Cat Lovers listen up! Get a FREE $10 Target gift card when you buy 3 select pet care items.

Offer is valid using in-store Order Pickup, Drive Up or Same Day Delivery Shopped by Shipt.

Brands included: Blue Buffalo Dog Food and Cat Food, Fresh Step Cat Litter, Iams Dog Food and Cat Food, Sheba Cat Food, and Rachael Ray Nutrish Dog Food.

Offer expires 2/29/2020 at 11:59pm PT.

Use this link to shop eligible pet care items and snag your FREE $10 Target Gift Card with purchase.

Pet-Friendly Events at Bloomingdales

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Want to feel good, look good, and do good? Bloomingdale’s is hosting Shop For Good Events to support Best Friends Animal Society.

These pet-friendly events include adoption days, yappy hours, pet fashion shows, spaw treatments and more activities for dog lovers and their pups.

Events run now through 3/1 so check your local store for events near you!