Saturday, March 3, 2012

Family Dollar: 9Lives cat food - $.25 a can!

Now through March 6th, Family Dollar has 9Lives canned cat food on sale for 3/$.99. Using the deal below you can score 12 cans for only $2.96, or around $.25 each!

9Lives wet cat food - 3/$.99
use $1 off 9Lives wet cat food: 12 individual cans, one 12-can variety pack, or three 4-packs (expires 3/10/2012)
= $2.96 for 12 cans, or $.25 each!

Hurry, this sale ends March 6th!

If your cat does not eat this food (or you don't have a cat), this is a perfect price for picking some up to donate to a local shelter. Wet dog and cat food is always high on the needed items list, so stop by Family Dollar and pick up a few!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

February 28th is World Spay Day!

Did you know that an unspayed cat and her descendants can produce 420,000 kittens in 7 years? That is A LOT of kittens! Dogs can have a litter about every 6 months, with anywhere from 1-6 puppies on average in each litter. And rabbits (the third most popular pet in the US) can get pregnant again within days (sometimes hours) of giving birth? That may sound wonderful if you love animals, but sadly many of these animals will enter a shelter, and some will never find a home (or worse yet, be put down due to overcrowding). That is why spay and neutering is so important, and why the Humane Society promotes World Spay Day

It is tragic that so many wonderful pets are put down when there is such a simple solution. Below are some links to low-cost spay/neuter programs. You may be thinking "a low-cost clinic is not as safe as going to a veterinary hospital," but I took both my kittens to a clinic and was very happy with the results and service we received. If you have an un-spayed or un-neutered pet, please consider taking them in for the procedure. There are already too many unwanted, and homeless, pets out there - let's work to help spread the word about the importance of spaying and neutering your pets!

Here are 10 great reasons to spay/neuter your pet:

1. Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life. 
Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases. 

2. Neutering provides major health benefits for your male. 
Besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer, if done before six months of age. 

3. Your spayed female won't go into heat. 
While cycles can vary, female felines usually go into heat four to five days every three weeks during breeding season. In an effort to advertise for mates, they'll yowl and urinate more frequently—sometimes all over the house! 

4. Your male dog won't want to roam away from home. 
An intact male will do just about anything to find a mate! That includes digging his way under the fence and making like Houdini to escape from the house. And once he's free to roam, he risks injury in traffic and fights with other males. 

5. Your neutered male will be much better behaved. 
Neutered cats and dogs focus their attention on their human families. On the other hand, unneutered dogs and cats may mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house. Many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering. 

6. Spaying or neutering will NOT make your pet fat. 
Don’t use that old excuse! Lack of exercise and overfeeding will cause your pet to pack on the extra pounds—not neutering. Your pet will remain fit and trim as long as you continue to provide exercise and monitor food intake. 

7. It is highly cost-effective. 
The cost of your pet's spay/neuter surgery is a lot less than the cost of having and caring for a litter. It also beats the cost of treatment when your unneutered tom escapes and gets into fights with the neighborhood stray! 

8. Spaying and neutering your pet is good for the community. 
Stray animals pose a real problem in many parts of the country. They can prey on wildlife, cause car accidents, damage the local fauna and frighten children. Spaying and neutering packs a powerful punch in reducing the number of animals on the streets. 

9. Your pet doesn't need to have a litter for your children to learn about the miracle of birth. 
Letting your pet produce offspring you have no intention of keeping is not a good lesson for your children—especially when so many unwanted animals end up in shelters. There are tons of books and videos available to teach your children about birth in a more responsible way. 

10. Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation. 
Every year, millions of cats and dogs of all ages and breeds are euthanized or suffer as strays. These high numbers are the result of unplanned litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering.

Find a low-cost spay/neuter clinic near you:

ASPCA list of low-cost spay/neuter programs
Love That Cat has a great list of programs by state

Try NEW Hill's Science Diet Ideal Balance dry pet food for FREE!

Hill's Science Diet is running another terrific rebate offer! Now until December 31, 2012, you can receive a rebate for the full purchase price (up to $12.99) of any bag of Hill's Science Diet Ideal Balance dry pet food. The rebate offer includes both dog and cat food, and either the original Ideal Balance food or the new Ideal Balance Grain-Free pet food.

I picked up a bag of the Ideal Balance cat food today at my local PetSmart. Be sure to take advantage of this great rebate offer!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Win a prize package from Smartbones!

Smartbones are great chew treats for dogs made with chicken, vegetables, and other healthy ingredients. They are raw-hide free, which is perfect if you are someone who prefers not to give their dog rawhide (like my mother). They are fortified with vitamins and minerals, making it a healthy treat for your pooch.  If you head on over to The Busy Woman's Guide to Surviving Motherhood, you can enter to win a prize package from Smartbones for free! This giveaway ends March 14th.

Free can of Hill's Science Diet Tender Dinners cat food at Petco!

Now through April 30, 2012 Petco PALS members can get a free can of the new Hill's Science Diet Tender Dinners cat food with printable coupon! Even if your pet does not eat this food (or you don't even have a cat), this is a great item to pick up to donate to a local shelter or rescue group - canned cat food is always high on their lists of needed items!

You must be a PALS Rewards member to use the coupon. Not a PALS member? Sign up here.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Price Chopper: Pet Deals 2/26-3/3

Heading out grocery shopping? Here are some of the pet deals going on at Price Chopper in New England this week:

Purina One Dry dog or cat food - $6.39
use $2 off Purina One Dry dog food or Purina One Beyond Dry dog or cat food, from SS 2/26 (expires 4/6)
or $1 off Purina One Beyond dry cat food, from SS 2/05 (expires 5/2)
= as low as $4.39

Purina One canned dog food - 2/$3
use B2G1 Free Purina One canned dog food, from SS2/26 (expires 4/6)
= $3 for 3 cans, or $1 each!

Milo's Kitchen dog treats or Milk Bone dog biscuits - $3
use $1 off one bag of Milo's Kitchen Home-style Dog Treats, from RP 1/22 (expires 3/17)
or $1.50 off two Milk Bone dog snacks, from RP 2/19 (expires 4/19)
or FREE Milk bone Soft & Chewy or Healthy favorites dog treats when you buy 2 Milk Bone dog snacks, from RP 1/22 (expires 3/22)

Milo's Kitchen dog treats, on clearnace - $1.74
use $1 off one bag of Milo's Kitchen Home-style Dog Treats, from RP 1/22 (expires 3/17)
= $.74 each!
(may vary by store. Check out the reduced foods shelving or carts in the back of the store for these, that's where I have been finding them) 

Meow Mix dry cat food - $4.39
use $1 off one 3.15lb. bag or larger Meow Mix dry cat food, from RP 2/19 (expires 4/6)
or use $1 off Meow Mix Tender Centers dry cat food, from sample mailer
= $3.39

Whiskas Temptations cat treats - 2/$3
use $.50 off any Whiskas Temptations cat treats (requires "Like" on Facebook)
use $1 off 2 Whiskas Temptations cat treats
= as low as $.50 if you Price Chopper doubles coupons, or $1 each if not