Announcing the #PAW5EnrichedLifeChallenge for Your Dog!

#PAW5EnrichedLifeChallenge

Hi Guys and Happy Monday!

For those of you who don’t know my little sister has finally arrived! River is about 9 months old and believed to be a Black Mouth Cur Mix. If you would like to read more of River’s story here is the LINK.

Today, I’m exciting to talk about a rewarding challenge that’s taking place this week. Dedicated to providing enrichment for dogs through thoughtful product design and education, PAW5 is launching their #PAW5EnrichedLifeChallenge. This one-of-a-kind program challenges pet parents to provide five days of ideal enrichment for their dogs to further engage their pups mind and body in healthy and rewarding activities that will keep them mentally sharp and physically fit. When I first heard about this Challenge it was perfect timing. With the arrival of River last week, keeping a 9 month old busy is a challenge.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. I will be wearing my GREEN proudly to help stomp out the stigma associated with mental health and illness.

There are so many myths out there about mental illness. I found this really good infographic that brings light to these myths and also shares with you the true facts about mental illness. (Sorry if it is heard to read.)

Just because a person has a mental illness, doesn’t mean they can’t be successful in life. Some of the greats have suffered in silence, here are some of them:
Please help me by spread the word about mental illness, the stigma associated and helping those who are suffering in silence.

Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win: Caru Natural Stew One of Each of Their Four Flavors.

Today I’m joining the Thoughtless Thursday Blog Hop hosted by: Ruckus the Eskie, M.K.Clintion, and Love is being owned by a Husky 

National Walk Your Dog Day

Today is National Walk Your Dog Day, even though everyday is walk your dog day. Here are 5 top benefits of walking your dog:
  • Promotes Weight Control & Digestive Health
  • Alleviates Destructive Behavior & Hyperactivity
  • Strengthens Your Bond
  • Encourages Socialization
  • Boost Your Health, Too
My favorite thing about going for walks, don’t know where I will end up or what I will see along the way.

 Today I’m joining the Thoughtless Thursday Blog Hop hosted by: 
Ruckus the Eskie,
M.K. Clintion,  
Love is being owned by a Husky

National Coffee Day and Info on Caffeine Ingestion

Today is National Coffee Day! According to Fortune, 59% of Americans drink a daily cup of coffee daily. However, coffee/caffeine is toxic for dogs and cats.


Besides coffee, coffee grounds and coffee beans, other sources of caffeine in your house include:

  • Tea
  • Pop
  • Energy Drinks
  • Weightlifter Supplements
  • OTC Pills (example NoDoz)
  • Diet Pills
  • Chocolate

Signs/Symptoms to watch for include:
  • Hyperactivity
  • Restlessness
  • Vomiting
  • Elevated Heart Rate
  • Hypertension
  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Tremors
  • Hyperthermia
  • Seizures
  • Collapse
  • Possible Death 
The best thing you can do if you dog or cat consumes anything from the list above is to immediately induce vomiting and immediately call your veterinarian. 

If you have any question feel free to call you veterinarian or the Pet Poison Helpline at 855-764-7661. The are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

*We, here, at Spencer the Goldendoodle are not professionals. We are not a veterinarian or dog trainers. If you have a medical emergency or questions regarding your pet’s health, please seek veterinary attention.

Today I’m joining the Tasty Tuesday Blog Hop hosted by Kol’s Notes and Sugar the Golden Retriever.