Dogs add a lot to our lives, don’t they? Sure, they can be work–but where else in this crazy world could you possibly get the kind of unconditional love and adoration that you get from a dog?
The Frugal Upstate dog, Summer, is your basic “Heinz 57” all American mutt. My husband visited the pound 3 years ago as part of his job and fell in love. Next thing I knew we had an adorable little black puppy. The kids thought she was fantastic and she became my little buddy.
She’s still more my dog than anyone elses-when I go away on trips she refuses to eat the first few days I’m gone in protest 😉
So when Walmart, Pedigree and Pet Armor said they wanted to send me some products for Summer to try out I thought that was a great idea! And let me tell you, as soon as the box arrived and I opened it she knew there was something inside for her.
We had to try out some of the wet food immediately. Summer mostly has dry dog food, with the occasional table scraps thrown in as a treat. When I set up the food for my photograph and made her sit & stay she was quivering with excitement. . . she could smell that yummy food that I had opened!
As soon as I gave her the “ok” command she DOVE into it. The food was gone in seconds. I’ll say that’s a resounding “yum” from Summer!!!
I know what I’ll be having the family feed Summer the next time I go on a trip to get her to eat!
The other item I was sent to try was the Pet Armor flea and tick treatment.
Now I don’t know about where you live, but here in Upstate NY we had an unusually warm winter. While it was nice not to have to shovel the walk as much, or to have any power outages from blizzards, apparently the mild temperatures didn’t kill off as many of the ticks as usual. They are predicting a really bad year for ticks. Blech. We live in deer country, and deer ticks are what transmit the really nasty Lyme disease. So keeping the ticks away from the dog and out of our home is a necessity.
These treatments really should be done once a month, and with the other brands we’ve used it has cost a pretty penny. The Pet Armor brand has the same ingredients as the other brands you might be familiar with, and at about half the cost your wallet will thank you! You get 3 doses per box, and as long as they are kept sealed they don’t expire. Bonus!
You can bet the Frugal Upstate household will continue to use this product after my samples are gone. All the protection and half the cost are things this girl likes to hear!
And that’s not all, along with this campaign is a great way that you can help your local shelter without spending a dime:
Help shelter pets in need by participating in the PetArmor® Protection Promise! Throughout May 2012, one flea and tick treatment will be donated to the ASPCA®, or to a shelter of your choice. (up to 20,000 doses). It’s easy, just “Like” PetArmor on Facebook and select the participating shelter you want the treatment to go to!