Three Tips for a Healthy Feline Friend

I don’t know about you, but we are an animal loving family. We LOVE our pets and they are literally part of our family! We have Bruzer (our Chihuahua), Olaf (our dwarf bunny) and Daisy (our Tabby cat). If we had more room, we’d have more animals! We love to keep our pets happy, which means keeping them healthy. Today I am going to share three tips for a healthy feline friend.

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1. Feed your cat a healthy, nourishing cat food.

Until recently, I haven’t paid much attention to the ingredients in my pets foods. Since our family has transitioned to a mostly gluten free, more healthy conscious diet, I have been a label reading crazy person. I noticed that the foods I had been purchasing my cat were not at all nutritious for her, which was probably contributing to her weight issue. So I decided to try out Rachael Ray Nutrish cat food after reading the label. 

  • Real whitefish is the #1 ingredient
  • Zero grains, glutens or fillers
  • Zero meat or poultry by-product meal
  • Zero artificial preservatives, colors or flavors
  • First zero grain dry cat formula 

I introduced Rachael Ray Nutrish to my Daisy girl by giving her half of her old food and half Rachael Ray Nutrish for the first week, then I slowly started weening out the old cat food. Daisy had no problem taking to Rachael Ray Nutrish at all! She LOVES it! Get a $3 off coupon for it HERE!

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2. Play time!

Cats can be super lazy animals (now you know where the term “cat nap” comes from) if you don’t encourage them to play. It can be something as simple as a piece of yarn or a cat toy with a bell. Either way, get out that toy and play with your kitty at least once a day.

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3. Set aside time for brushings.

Purchase yourself a good animal brush and set aside time to brush your cat. This helps with shedding, fur balls, and they absolutely LOVE it. It’s like the best pet session ever. I typically do this once a week, but you can always do it more. I’m sure your kitty won’t object!

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Keeping a healthy pet means a happy, content pet is so important. With these three tips, I guarantee your kitty will be a happy one!

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Our Family’s Best Friend

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Have you ever heard the saying, “A house is never lonely where a loving dog waits”? That is what Bruzer  does for us. And he has done so for me for years. He’s our family’s best friend.


Our Chihuahua was my first baby. I bought him as a puppy from a breeder when I was 19 years old. I remember at the age of 14 planning out exactly what dog I was going to buy once I was living on my own. As a teen, I collected the “Taco Bell Dog” stuffed animals and my husband (at the time, boyfriend) even bought me a Taco Bell Dog shirt. Obsessed much? Then when the movie Legally Blonde (starring my favorite actress, Reese Witherspoon) came out, I just KNEW I had to have my own Chihuahua… hence where the name Bruzer came from. We were meant to be. Look at the cute white heart on his head… love him.


Though Bruzer is not a pup anymore, his heart and mind still believe he is. I know that as he’s getting older, it’s even more important to take care of his health. So I decided we would join the Purina One 28 Day Challenge and start him on a new food. Since Bruzer is such a picky eater, my main concern was that he would like the food and actually eat it. Can I just tell you that he LOVES it. And when I say that he loves it, I mean the kind of love where you stash a few pieces in your bed with you in case you get hungry in the middle of the night kind of love. He cracks me up!


Bruzer is a pretty energetic dog, but after about a week into the Purina One 28 Day Challenge, I noticed that he had even more energy. He’s been playing chase with our cat in the backyard, running around the house and then jumping on his bed, doing even more silly stunts to make my daughter laugh…he just seems so happy! And look at that beautiful coat of fur! Not a fan of the shedding, but it’s so soft and shiny. Such a handsome Brudy Boy! 


A photo shoot with an energetic, silly dog is not the easiest thing, let me tell ya! But my daughter and I had some good laughs, which is Bruzer’s favorite thing to do…make the girls laugh. We’re going to continue the Purina One 28 Day Challenge because we are loving the results!


To learn more about the Purina One 28 Day Challenge and to sign your dog(s) up, click HERE. You’ll also get a $3 off coupon towards a Purina One bag of dog food! 



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