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Archive for April, 2011

Important Pet Safety Holidays


April is a busy month for pet related holidays! This Spokesdog sure loves holidays, especially April pet holidays that allow me to use my Spokesdog status to help the greater pet community. Earlier in the month I posted a blog regarding National Pet Day, which raises awareness and money for pet adoption, one of my favorite causes.

Another favorite cause of mine is pet safety. We often hear about abused, or hurt animals, which is why it’s important to promote pet safety. This April is National Prevention of Cruelty To Animals Month. The ASPCA has been active in this cause for 145 years and has asked everyone to “Go Orange” in the fight against Animal Cruelty. There is a special section on their website where you can find creative ways to “Go Orange”, learn how you can help local pets in your community, and even submit a story and photo of a pet you helped rescue from a tragic situation. They even have a neat Facebook application where you can put a badge on your profile showing you support the cause.

April is also National Pet First Aid Month. This is another important topic, because most pet owners rarely think anything bad could happen to their pet. But, what if your pet was choking on food or a toy and there is no time to get to the vet? It’s important to know the potential hazards your home has to a pet, and ways you can be prepared for such an emergency. You can take a class or get trusted info from organizations such as the Red Cross or PETA. Even the ASPCA has a free pet safety kit you can order online. This kit includes the pet poison control phone number and a pet rescue window decal that alerts emergency personnel that pets are inside your home.

Please take a few minutes to ensure you are prepared for a pet-emergency. We hope it never happens, but in this case it’s better to be safe then sorry!

The Original Sloppy Dog

Duke’s Favorite Pets On The Internet


Yoga french bulldogI don’t know about you, but when my owners are at work, I really like to surf the web! There are so many great pet photos and videos out there that I often lose track of time when I’m web surfing.

I think every month I will share with you some of my favorite pet photos and videos that I have found online!

This weeks theme: exercising dogs! Yoga Dog is pictured here. Click here to see a video of “Skateboard Dog”

April Pet Shows


Duke's TravelsYet again, this Spokesdog has been holding down the fort here in Pennsylvania as my owners traveled down to Atlantic City, NJ for the 23rd Annual H.H. Backer Spring 2011 Pet Industry Trade Expo and Educational Conference.

This sold-out pet expo is one of the biggest pet shows of the year, and the Neater Feeder was lucky enough to have one of the 560 booths among 315 other pet retailers.

My owners were really excited to promote the new Medium sized Neater Feeder pet feeding system, and to educate 5,000 potential retailers about how the Neater Feeder works to protect floors and walls from pet food and water spills.

You can check out the full press release for further details on our appearance at the show on our press page.

Check back on the blog to see where my owners will be traveling next – perhaps it will be a city near you. They love meeting neat pets and their owners as they travel across the country promoting the Neater Feeder!


Duke’s Inbox


Hello friends,

I’ve had a busy day cleaning out my inbox – you wouldn’t believe the amount of emails a Spokesdog gets! My favorite thing about reading emails is hearing from pet owners who are loving the Neater Feeder. It makes me so happy that something I had a part in creating has helped so many others. Below are just a few snippets from some of my favorite emails this month!

“I’m so happy that I finally have a computer so I can express how pleased I am as an owner of 3 Neater Feeders. I have 3 cats and purchased my feeders this past Summer 2010. This is the GREATEST invention…wish I had thought of it myself! The feeders not only allow for portion control but my feeding areas are ALWAYS neat. Clean-up of the feeders is sooooo quick and easy. I can’t tell you enough what a wise decision it was to purchase these Neater Feeders. EVERYONE who has a pet (dog or cat) should have them. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS TERRIFIC PRODUCT!!!! -Lina, Roselle, Illinois

“Our mommy and daddy used to spend so much time everyday cleaning up water that we slopped ALL OVER the floor when we drank from our old water bowls (we are English Bulldogs so we are pretty messy). With the neater feeder, we don’t spill/slop/drip/drool water ALL OVER the floor anymore! Our mommy and daddy think it’s the best purchase ever! Thank you!” – Ty and Puddy Hines

“What a great product!!! I came across the Neater Feeder by accident in a pet store one day and bought one for one of my Golden Retrievers. I loved it so much that I just ordered another one for my other golden. My walls stay clean and no more water on the floor not to mention better digestion because of the elevated height. Good job Neater Feeder. Every dog should be eating out of a Neater Feeder!!!”– R. Saunders

“I love the Neater Feeder. My German Shorthair Pointer used to drip water and drop food all over the floor. Now our floors are clean and dry, and we don’t have to keep a rug in front of his feeder. The feeder is very classy looking and is easy to keep clean. We are fans! Keep those great products coming.” – Deborah S.

If you want me to post your review on the my blog, just send me an quick email!

The Original Sloppy Dog

National Pet ID Week


Hello Pets!

I have a question for you. Do you have an ID tag on your collar or Microchip ID? Is it up to date with current information?

If you said no to either of these questions, you need to ask your owners to read this post! This week, April 18-24 is National Pet ID Week. This week is designed to remind pet parents to ensure all their pets have proper identification in case they ever get lost. Pets who have some type of ID tag have much higher chances of being returned home, instead of a shelter.

The American Humane Association has a great section on their website with all sorts of information about various forms of Pet Identification. It also has helpful information about what to do if your pet does get lost, and what to do if you find a lost pet.

At the very least, all pets should have an ID tag on their collar with their name, owners names, their address and a correct phone number. Many pets also have a vaccination record on a separate tag. Another option is to have a microchip ID tag. This tag provides electronic information about your pet, and some even have a GPS feature, so you can locate your missing pet more quickly. This is something worth asking your vet about – especially if you don’t have a fenced in area, or your pet has a tendency to wander off after those squirrels.

I hope all my pet friends stay safe by ensuring your ID tag is up to date!

The Original Sloppy Dog

Celebrating National Pet Day!


Today is National Pet Day here in the US. This holiday was founded by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert & Animal Advocate Colleen Paige to help create awareness about pet adoption. Since I was in a few homes before my current owners took me in, I try to spread the word about pet adoption as much as possible.

I would encourage everyone to check out the National Pet Day website for some additional information about pet adoption. I’d also like to truly thank everyone who has adopted pets like me. It’s made a huge difference in my life, and I’ve changed my owners lives too. I know there is a pet out there that can make a difference in your life if you just give them a chance.

If you have already adopted a pet – celebrate it today! There are plenty of ways to celebrate National Pet Day! Visit your local park for a special trip outdoors, surprise your pet with a new toy or favorite treat, or if you have a blog, write a post about pet adoption and help other pets enjoy the adopted life. There’s no better way to celebrate than giving back.

Happy National Pet Day!

The Original Sloppy Dog

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