Mange Mites — Will mange mites bite my family?

Education on mange. Learn the answer to Will mange mites bite my family? This video contains information on pet health.

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Pet Sitting 101

Taking care of Annie Maguire is the pet-sitting equivalent of winning the Irish Sweepstakes. The Maguires’ home is one of the more comfortable residences on the island, and Annie is intelligent, affectionate and humorous. So let’s just say that I don’t shrink from the prospect of staying in that gorgeous home, taking care of that lovable dog.
Itchmo: News For Dogs & Cats

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GIVEAWAY // Win a $150 Gift Certificate to Jigsaw London!

Today I’m thrilled to be partnering with the amazing Jigsaw London for a truly fantastic giveaway!  Jigsaw has been July’s featured sponsor here on Bubby and Bean (you can read my interview with them right here), and I’ve seriously fallen in love with their classic, British-inspired clothing and accessories. In fact, I am officially jealous of the lucky reader who is going to win a $ 150 gift certificate to spend shopping on Jigsaw’s website


To enter, just visit the Jigsaw London website and leave a comment below telling me which item is your favorite.  That’s it!

Once you’ve completed the mandatory entry above, you can also gain one additional entry for each of the following.  (*Please put each extra entry in a SEPARATE comment in order for it to count).

  • Like Jigsaw London on Facebook
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This giveaway is open through August 5th and is open to residents of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.  The winner’s name will be randomly chosen and announced here on the blog shortly after.  Thank you again to Jigsaw London for being such a wonderful featured sponsor, and for offering Bubby & Bean readers the chance to win their beautiful clothing!

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8-Year-Old Girl Raises Money For Dog’s Operation

Kate Jackson of Adopt-A-Golden said, “She had done so much research into the golden retriever breed. It was her idea to start raising money to take care of his operation, so when it came time for Adopt A Golden to look for someone to help with the recovery, we couldn’t think of a better person.”

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How to separate a tick from a cat?

Question by Robert R: How to separate a tick from a cat?
Dear all,

My beloved pet tick recently came home with an unwanted cat attatched. I have heard that you can use tweezers to remove the cat, but I seek clarification- is there any danger the tick may become infected by some kind of cat-borne disease? Also, how can I safely dispose of the cat?

Best answer:

Answer by Eric K
A lighter to the butt of the tick..the heat will make it retract from your little buddy…try not to get his hair…

What do you think? Answer below!

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The Fake Throw

Expecting to see it in the air somewhere….
She is starting to wonder what is going on, but is still listening hard for it to land somewhere.  She is looking back to me to get a clue in terms of the direction it has gone.
When no clue is forthcoming, she finally spots it still in my hand and she can relax her vigilance and go back to just looking expectant.

Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey

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24,570 customers with the new selling system?

HealthyPetNet just released a new sample pet food bag for dog food and cat food that comes with some amazing trial run statistics. Out of 500 sample bags given out, over half of the recipients became customers and one in twelve became a rep.

The conclusion you can draw is this:

If you give out twelve sample bags every month, you’re going to pick up six new customers and one new rep. And you do this every month.

If you teach your new rep how to give out twelve sample bags per month, it’s likely that THEY’LL pick up six new customers and one new rep. And they do this every month. And you teach them how to support THEIR new reps.

And so on.

So I wondered what kind of money you could make if you worked the business like this? Because honestly, while I can rake in new customers and have quite a few good reps, I haven’t made building a rep base my focus. I sure will now!

I had to figure it out in MS Excel. Correct me if you see something wrong, but I calculated based on me getting 6 new customers and one new rep every month, and showing every new rep how to do the same thing.

For contrast, if all I do is build it for customers and I get 6 new customers a month, times twelve months, that’s 48 new customers.

This model allows for each of the new reps getting 6 new customers a month.

Total Customers Total Reps
1……. 6…………….. 1
2…… 18……………. 3
3…… 42……………. 7
4…… 90…………… 15
5…… 186…………. 31
6…… 378…………. 63
7…… 762…………. 127
8…… 1530………. 255
9…… 3066……… 511
10…. 6138……… 1023
11…. 12282……. 2047
12…. 24570…… 4095

They say that customers average $ 80 per order but my experience is that it’s more like $ 100 per order because there are so many multi-pet people. (And no, I haven’t noticed sales dropping off with this economy. People who treat their pets this well are usually quite committed to high quality pet foods. They cut back in other areas).

So, say, $ 100 per month average order per customer * 24,750 customers = $ 2,475,000 retail sales per month throughout your downline.

Holey toledo! THIS is network marketing! Building an organization and earning a little bit based on your network’s efforts.

I don’t have any problem getting customers — and by the way, if you follow my methods you can do it on the Internet without necessarily having to invest in the sample bags, although I do give them out often — I just need to shift my focus to building a good rep structure. One rep per month EACH for myself and my sister. THAT’s my new goal!

Are you with me?

A day in the life of a HealthyPetNet Rep

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Question by Jackie: Tick??????
Yeah my male chihuahua has a tick and i know how to get it out [tweezers] but i dont want to leave the head in so im not sure..

should i go to the vet instead and make them pull it out? Or is that silly and a waste of money, and i should do it?

Best answer:

Answer by Ista
Just pull of the tick. It’s very rare for the head to separate. If it does, get your trusty tweezers and pull that off too!

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Dog food for a friend with lymphoma

I’m not someone who gives a traditional “welcome wagon” gift. Years ago, I was famous for taking a bowl of the cereal, Lucky Charms, to new move-ins in my college area.

So when I found out this morning that a dear friend was just diagnosed with a nasty blood cancer, lymphoma, what did I do? Well, first I cried. Several times throughout the day, in fact, as I told my co-workers about it.

But then I thought, well, she has dogs and cats. I’m not ANY good at taking meals. But I can take her some dog food?! Right?! I mean, I *am* a rep, I get the stuff at cost. Maybe I could boost my sales just a bit so as to dedicate a little bit to keeping her in dog and cat food.

And I can run. By the way, in case you didn’t know, I run marathons for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It’s their Team in Training program, which was started 20 years ago by a dad who lost his beautiful daughter to leukemia. I blog about it over at

Anyway, we do what we can do. God bless her.

A day in the life of a HealthyPetNet Rep

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Top 9 best dog food list

This ebook is part of a package but this list stands out for me. Though you’ll also find recipes for dogs with special needs, homemade canine supplements, homemade happiness for the hungry hound and a lot more. The "Confidential Dog Food Report" is an e-book written by Andrew Lewis. Now for those of you who [...]
Dog Food Blog

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