I almost dread answering the question “how many pets do you have?” For a long time it fluctuated between four and five. Now I’m at six. I have six animals (I prefer to call them my animals instead of pets). Three cats and three dogs. To me, it’s not a big deal at all. But the typical response to my answer is “OH MY GOD you have too many animals!” Um. Not really, actually. There is no clear answer to the question “how many pets are too many pets?” It’s all relative. Let’s go over some factors.
If you are reading this post, I’m sure you’d agree that pets make our lives bigger and better. This year’s Purina Better With Pets Summit once again took place in Brooklyn, NY. The theme was “Living Big.” I walked away from the event feeling motivated, inspired and more educated on how I can nurture the bonds I have with my pets so we can all live a bigger life together. In fact, I was SO inspired that I finally realized what I want to pursue my Master’s degree in – animal nutrition. I have an incredible amount of information that I want to share from the summit. This post will be a recap, and I plan to write more specific posts on topics that left a massive impression on me.
The new house that Matt and I bought is 2700 square feet of wood floors. I didn’t want carpet anymore, and I got what I asked for! What I also got was daily floor cleaning. I love my wood floors but I don’t love cleaning them everyday, especially with a bad hip. When I was presented with the opportunity to review the bObsweep® PetHair™ robo-vacuum, I jumped on it! A device that will help me with the cleaning on its own? Count me in!
Cleaning is life. Well, maybe not, but it sure does feel like it when you’re a pet parent. Whether you have one pet or five, piles of pet hair end up in corners of your house, dirty paw prints create art on your floors or you’ll occasionally see the ghost of floating hair. Here are seven must-have cleaning products for pet parents, all of which I swear by!
One of the advantages of today’s technological world is that fact that we can literally keep track of everything. Most of us have a smart phone in our pocket, a tablet in our briefcase or a laptop to work on. Whatever the case, we have unlimited access to almost anything we want. I remember when my brother was just a baby – my parents had a baby monitor for him, which consisted of this small walkie-talkie looking device that gave off a lot of static. Now, in 2016, you just buy a camera and watch the live video from your mobile device! As the pet industry grows, so does our need for such devices. There are a ton of security camera products on the market for pet parents to take advantage of, and I was lucky enough to try the Vimtag® security camera. I know that Khloee has separation anxiety so I’ve always been curious as to what she does when Matt and I are both gone (which is rare, and if we’re gone together it’s for a couple hours worth of errands). Vimtag gives me the opportunity to check on my babies while I’m gone, and I’m giving two lucky readers the chance to win a Vimtag of their own!