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“Puppy Dog Pals: Playtime With Puppy Dog Pals” Available Now on DVD

Puppies at Play, Saving the Day! Are you ready for some Dog-Gone Fun? I hope so because, you can bring home Puppy Dog Pals: Playtime with Puppy Dog Pals Today! 

 PUPPY DOG PALS:
PLAYTIME WITH PUPPY DOG PALS

 Playtime with Puppy Dog Pals DVD Disney

Bring Home on Disney DVD Today!

Includes Bonus Episodes and 8 Shorts

Adorable puppy brothers Bingo and Rolly are back! Join the doggy duo on amazing missions: deep-sea diving in the Great Barrier Reef, fetching a four-leaf clover in Ireland, running all over Down Under, and much more! Then, meet their brand-new puppy pal Keia in two exciting bonus episodes! Packed with action, music and a ton of silly fun, these playtime adventures will leave you howling with laughter!

Voice CastIssac Ryan Brown as Bingo; Sam Lavagnino as Rolly; Harland Williams as Bob; Jessica DiCicco as Hissy; and Tom Kenny as A.R.F.

Creator/

Consulting Producer:     Harland Williams

Executive Producer:       Sean Coyle

Episodes:                           The Great Pug-scape / Luck of The Pug-ish

Scuba-Doggies / Walking the Bob

Captain Rolly / The Coolest Dogs in Town

The Legend of Ol’ Snapper / Adventures in Puppy-Sitting

Bob’s Boomerang / Fetch That Fish

 

Bonus:                                Episodes 1 and 2 from Season 2:

                                             A New Pup in Town / The Last Pup-icorn

Keia’s New Doghouse / The Fang Fairy

8 “Playtime with Puppy Dog Pals” shorts

Release Date:                   January 22, 2019

Ratings:                              TV-G (US); G (CE/CF)

Run Time:                          110 minutes (not including bonus)

Aspect Ratio:                    1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions)

Audio:                                 English, French & Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital

Subtitles:                            English SDH, French & Spanish

Closed Captions:              English

Do your kids or grandkids like the Puppy Dog Pals? Let me know in the comments.

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Neptune & CO. Collar and Leash Set Giveaway

We are pleased to bring you a great holiday gift guide pick for your canine family and friends. Collar and leash sets from Neptune & CO. are functional and stylish. Even better, when you purchase a matching collar and leash set today you can save $4! Every purchase helps save dogs in need! Neptune & CO. donate $1 or more to a non-profit rescue organization for every product sold. That’s a gift you can really feel good about.

Neptune & CO. Giveaway

Check out my video below to see all the great features of these collar and leash sets.

We have added collar and leash sets from Neptune & CO. to our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide at Mommy Ramblings.

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Kicking off a Puppy Star Christmas With Our Gingerbread House Tradition @airbudofficial

This is a sponsored post as a blogger partnering with Air Bud Entertainment. As always my words and views are 100% my own. @airbud @airbudofficial #puppystarchristmas

Puppy Star Christmas

Oh my goodness, the Christmas season is in full swing. I really want time to slow down, so we can savory every day leading up to Christmas. We are trying to do fun things this season, embrace our holiday traditions and keep the stress to a minimum.. We started our Advent Calendar, went to a community Christmas craft party and pictures with Santa and then it was time for a movie night! We were so excited that Air Bud Entertainment launched the holiday season with an exciting all-new family movie adventure!

Puppy Star Christmas is available on NETFLIX and Digital HD now!Puppy Star Christmas Movie Poster

Unwrap The Holiday Season With Air Bud Entertainment’s  Exciting All-New Family Movie Adventure!

A song and dance-filled movie for the whole family, PUPPY STAR CHRISTMAS continues the fantastic adventures of the talking (and singing) canine characters that have recently gained overwhelming popularity in the PUP STAR franchise of films. These action-packed and song-filled family stories, feature an adorable cast of dogs including talking Yorkie, ‘Tiny,’ and ‘P.U.P.,’ the street-smart rapping mutt who stole Tiny’s heart.

Check out the trailer below:

The all-new movie begins as Tiny and P.U.P tie the knot in an elaborate song with the largest dance number in franchise history, before introducing audiences to the couple’s delightful litter of four precocious new puppies.  The mischief, fun and adventure continues, as Christmas nears and pup siblings ‘Cindy,’ ‘Rosie,’ ‘Charlie’ and ‘Brody’ inadvertently stow away on Santa’s sleigh, ending up at the North Pole where they uncover an evil plot to steal the world’s Christmas spirit.

Puppy Star Christmas Movie

Several days ago, we received a huge package of goodies to celebrate the debut of Puppy Star Christmas.

Puppy Star Christmas #puppystarchristmas @airbud @airbudofficial

Check out our unboxing video below.

We build and decorate a gingerbread creation every year, it is one of our favorite Christmas traditions. With all the goodies we received from the nice folks at Air Bud Entertainment, we could not wait to get started on a Puppy Star Christmas themed Gingerbread House!

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Puppy Star Christmas

The movie features a gorgeous gingerbread house that we certainly cannot compete with as far as, architecture and perfection go. However, we certainly were overflowing with anticipation and enthusiasm.

Puppy Star Christmas, Gingerbread House

Puppy Star Christmas Gingerbread House Contest

The kids were excited that we were going with the Puppy Star Christmas theme, because it allowed us to add so many fun doggie inspired elements.

Puppy Star Christmas

#puppystarchristmas @airbud @airbudofficial  Gingerbread House

From the Puppy Star Christmas logo on the front of the house to the dog bone candy trimmed windows, we think we did a dog-gone good job!

#puppystarchristmas @airbud @airbudofficial Gingerbread House Contest

It was so much fun, and messy too, but that just adds to the festivities. With kids, we are not aiming for perfection, but for the experience to be fun and memorable, and it certainly was!

#puppystarchristmas @airbud @airbudofficial Gingerbread House Contest

Puppy Star Christmas

Check out our video below to see some of the gingerbread house decorating antics that went on in our kitchen.

After our masterpiece was done, we all felt it was time to have a family movie night and turn on NETFLIX to watch Puppy Star Christmas. With steamy hot cocoa in hand, we sipped and laughed our way through this holiday-themed movie that really helped get us in the holiday mood. My kids love the dogs and who can resist puppies?

More about the movie:

Live-action talent in PUPPY STAR CHRISTMAS reunites the film’s original cast including Makenzie Moss (Steve Jobs) as Tiny’s best friend, Lou; David Deluise (The Wizards of Waverly Place) as her father, Denisse Ojeda as the family’s loyal nanny ‘Ida’; Reggie De Leon (Disney’s stage version of Aladdin) as Tiny’s manager ‘Shep;’ and features the return of Jed Rees (Deadpool) as the misunderstood bad guy ‘Roland.’

A tail-wagging selection of talent returns to provide voices for the film’s canine stars, including music and YouTube sensation Mackenzie Sol (The X-Factor) who returns as ‘P.U.P’; and 14-year old singing sensation Kaitlyn Maher (Santa Paws), who returns as the voice of Tiny and sister Scrappy.

Puppy Star Christmas Movie Scene

The film also returns the voices of George Newbern as Tiny’s nemesis Bark, Diedrich Bader as Kano, and Jorge Diaz (Disney’s Elena Of Avalor) as the beloved Telenovela star ‘Julio’.   The film’s puppy litter of new canine voice talents joining the franchise in PUPPY STAR CHRISTMAS includes Chloe Coleman (Big Little Lies) as Charlie, Dillon Fontana as Brody, Oakley Bull (the upcoming feature Beautiful Boy) as Cindy and Vivienne Rutherford as Rosie.

PUPPY STAR CHRISTMAS is produced by Air Bud Entertainment, the creative force behind the #1 live-action, direct-to-home movies in the family category.  The film is directed by “Air Bud” and “Disney Air Buddies” veteran Robert Vince, produced by Anna McRoberts and written by Robert Vince and Piers Rae.  

Stay In The Know

You can find out more on the AirBud Entertainment Website, or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube to stay in the dog loop on everything new and exciting!

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Laughter Is The Best Medicine

The Gingerbread house decorating brought a bright spot to a very sad part of our weekend. We had to say goodbye to our 16-year-old cat, Max. Max was a Pixie Bob cat who thought he was more dog than cat, even if our Westie, Maltese and Bulldog did not agree. Even though Max lived a long life, it was sad to have to let him go. However, Max was suffering from some health issues that were causing his quality of life to be severely altered.

Our kids were sad, and our youngest had hoped the doctor could somehow “fix” Max. It was hard for all of us, and we are still dealing with the loss of our sweet feline family member. The Gingerbread house let us focus our attention on something fun. You know what they say about the healing power of laughter, the movie certainly provides for plenty of that as well.

I hope you all are kicking off the Christmas holiday season in style and fun too. Let me know if you watch Puppy Star Christmas and put your thoughts in the comments.

Merry Christmas!!!

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“Dog Days” Unleashed In Theaters Today & Dog Days Gift Pack Giveaway

Unleash the love! DOG DAYS hits theaters everywhere Wednesday, August 8th!

Dog Days is a hilarious and heartfelt ensemble comedy that follows the lives of multiple dog owners and their beloved fluffy pals.

Check out the official trailer below:

Dog Days is  directed by Ken Marino, stars Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens, Adam Pally, Eva Longoria, Finn Wolfahard and more!

Giveaway:

Enter below for your chance to win a Dog Days Gift Pack. 

Dog Days Giveaway includes:

  • Collapsible Dog Bowl (color may vary)
  • Doggy Bag Dispenser (color may vary)
  • Dog Bandana (color may vary) 
  • Adopt Love T-Shirt (size & color may vary)
  • $50 Fandango Gift Card to take your family to see DOG DAYS in theaters

 

I am working with a PR company representing LD Entertainment and they are sponsoring this giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. As always my words and views are 100% my own.

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NurishPet Alaskan Salmon Oil Chews for Dogs #Giveaway

Do you consider your dogs members of your family like we do? If so, you probably want to make sure that you help them stay as healthy as possible. We have three dogs, a Maltese, a West Highland White Terrier and an American Bulldog.

I was excited to learn about, NurishPet Natural Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil Supplement Chews.  These heart-shaped salmon oil chews are gluten-free and  contain ingredients that benefit your dog’s health and wellness, enhancing your dog’s immune system, metabolism, brain functions and thyroid function. Best of all, they taste great and dogs love them. After all, what good is a supplement if your dog won’t eat it?

The supplements are heart-shaped which reminds me that they are made with heart healthy, all natural ingredients. These delicious dog chews are rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6 and contain fatty acids as well as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Kelp.

All of the ingredients work together to improve your dog’s heart health, benefit skin and coat conditions, reduce hip and joint problems along with inflammation and protect your dog against free radicals.

You will love how they work to reduce shedding and improve coat quality. The Omega 3 and Omega 6 work to restore softness and brilliant shine to your four-legged friend’s coat. Supplements work well on all sizes of dogs from small to extra-large!

The soft chewable supplements are perfect for young or older dogs. Supplements are safe for teeth and gums and the no-heat manufacturing process means that your dog will get the full nutritional value of the raw ingredients.

Best of all, these supplements are made in the USA and come with a 100% no questions, money back guarantee. What have you got to lose? Enter below for you chance to win a canister of these great supplements for your dog.

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Barbra Streisand Cloned Her Dog Twice

It is so hard losing a beloved dog. They become such members of our families, who work their way deep in our hearts. When we lose our four-legged family member, the grief is real and raw. Some people need to wait a while before even considering getting another dog. Others feel that getting a new puppy helps them through the grieving process.

What if you could clone your dog? Would you do it?

Barbra Streisand did just that! Not only did she do it once, she did it twice! When her beloved Samantha, a Coton du Tulear died at age 14 in 2017, she had cells taken from the dog’s stomach and mouth. From those cells. she has two new puppies, Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett. Even though they are cloned from Samantha, they have different personalities. Streisand says she is waiting for them to get older, so she can see if they have Samantha’s brown eyes or seriousness. Besides the two cloned pooches, Streisand also has a third puppy who is a distant cousin of Samantha’s.

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A little research tells me that cloning your dog costs about $50,000, while cloning your cat is a bargain at only $25,000. Beyond cost, I have some concerns about cloning animals.

Dolly, the infamous cloned sheep, developed crippling knee arthritis at age five, and died at the age of 6 from lung disease and other health issues. Some speculated that it was because she was cloned from an animal that was nearly 7 years old,  that caused her to develop these conditions so early. The normal life expectancy of a Finn-Dorset sheep is about 11-12 years.

I personally would not do this, I don’t think it is worth the risk of bringing an animal into the world who may suffer and have a poor quality of life. There are so many dogs that need homes, and in this case, she already had a new puppy that was a distant cousin of her beloved Samantha. I imagine Babs could have bought 2 more puppies from that same breeder, if she wanted dogs that would be related to Samantha.

Coton du Tulear Puppy ( Not Barbara’s)

What do you think? Let me know in the comments.

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Rethinking Our Dog’s Diet After a Cancer Scare #NourishForLife #Petcurean

This past winter, our American Bulldog, Delilah, developed a growth on the side of her neck, that grew very rapidly over the course of a few days. Having lost one of our dogs years early to Mast Cell Cancer, we took her right to the vet. He believed that was what it was, but would not know for sure until it was removed and sent to pathology.

We were very upset. I did a great deal of research and started her on an antihistamine until her surgery. Antihistamines are recommended for Mast Cell Tumors, because it can help stop them from spreading.

She came through the surgery fine and came home with an inflatable donut on her neck. About a week later we got better news than we could imagine. Mast Cell Tumors are classified in different grades and by their mitotic index. A grade 1 or a grade 2 with a mitotic index that is less than 5 can behave like benign tumors. Delilah’s came back with as a grade 2 and a mitotic index of 0. That was fabulous news, especially since the vet had thought it was a very aggressive, high-grade Mast Cell Tumor.

This meant Delilah did not need additional treatment and the average life expectancy before a recurrence was 5 years. Since our sweetheart is 7, this was great news to us. Of course, we want her to have more than 5 years, but considering what we thought we were dealing with, we are ecstatic.

The cancer diagnosis got us thinking about all of our dogs ( we have a Westie and Maltese too!) and keeping them as healthy as possible. In speaking with my vet and other pet owners, it seems cancer is so very common these days. When I see that, it makes me think that it is coming from what we are feeding our pets. With so many pet foods on the market, it can be a challenge to know which are best.

I found a dog food I really like, and wanted to share it with you. Petcurean is a family owned Canadian company that manufactures premium-quality pet food recipes; Go!, Now Fresh, Gather and Spike Treats for dogs and cats. They took the time to speak with me and recommend the best food based on our pets’ needs.

Every Petcurean recipe is created using the highest quality, healthiest and most flavorful ingredients available, selected through a trusted network of farmers, ranchers and producers, who must meet or exceed very stringent health, safety and quality criteria. All ingredients are sourced from North America, New Zealand and Australia. Petcurean does not use by-products, un-named meat or any ingredients from China in their pet food or treats. 

Petcurean pet foods are sold exclusively through pet specialty retailers in the United States, Canada and more than 20 countries internationally.

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If you would like to try Petcurean Pet Recipes for you pets, we have an exclusive $5 coupon code for Mommy Ramblings’ readers. Just click HERE and  enter code PS105ZW997 to get your $5 coupon.

We ordered the GO! DAILY DEFENCE™ Whole Body Preventative Care for Life. The GO! DAILY DEFENCE™ recipes are nutrient packed and nutritionist-recommended to give our dogs the preventative care they need to stay strong. All 3 love the chicken flavor and we love that they have healthy food we feel good about.

Even the bag is different and has a very nice resealable strip that keeps their food nice and fresh.

Petcurean has many different pet food recipes and treats. With the wide selection of premium-quality food for dogs and cats, you are sure to find something that addresses your pet’s’ needs.

Giveaway:

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Top Vacuums of 2017 for Dog and Cat Owners

Do you share your home with pets that shed? If you do, you are probably well aware that you share your home with their hair as well. You may also find that their hair wants to go everywhere you do. Do you constantly find pet hair on your clothes and in your car? Do you keep pet hair rollers in your purse because it is a never ending struggle? Pet hair can be a real issue to vacuum too. Many vacuums simply do not get the job done. The last thing you want is for friends and family to find pet hair all over themselves after a visit to your home. Let’s take a look at some of the best vacuums for pet hair.

A recent Consumer Reports study rates the Miele AirClean Dynamic U1 Cat & Dog Upright Vacuum at the top of their list. This powerful AirClean pet vacuum features a unique electrobrush that follows the contours of your floor, automatically adjusting for different carpet depths and surface coverings. This vacuum provides even, constant suction and gentle cleaning. Accessories include a mini turbo brush, integrated dusting brush, upholstery tool and crevice nozzle.

The Kenmore Elite 21814 Pet Friendly CrossOver Canister Vacuum also earned high marks from Consumer Reports as a canister vacuum. From carpeting on stairs to your hardwood floors and even the space behind your fridge, this vacuum easily takes on your weekly floor chores. Stubborn pet hair and even the fluffiest dust bunnies, are no match for this powerful vacuum. Vacuum attachments like the Pet PowerMate and a 2 motor system that creates some serious suction, making vacuuming a breeze. The swiveling 8 ft. hose makes it simple to suck up cobwebs from your ceiling. If you like this model, you can purchase it from Sears.

The Shark Rocket Ultra-Light TruePet Deluxe Vacuum features a pet brush attachment, hard floor attachment and microfiber pad. The versatile design converts to a handheld vacuum for use in small spaces like vehicles and stairs. The lightweight stick design makes it effortless to use. I have this vacuum and I love it, it has great suction, is effortless to push and does an amazing job no matter what type of flooring I am using it on.

The Dyson V8 Absolute Vacuum Cleaner is one I personally own, and it works great! It has a rechargeable 21.6 volt Lithium ion battery and comes with a second bare floor brush roller as well as, a small motorized brush. There is a turbo mode for when you need extra power and a dirt cup that empties in one easy step. The cord free design allows you to vacuum anywhere. Get this vacuum on Amazon and live in harmony with your pets. This is another vacuum I own, and I love it. It has no cord so you can take it anywhere. It has great suction and works on all areas of my home.

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Discover the New Comedy “Unleashed” #Giveaway

In UNLEASHED, a cosmic event turns Emma’s dog and cat into two perfect guys, forcing her to reconsider her outlook on dating,
hilariously work out her trust issues, and ultimately learn to love herself.

STARRING:
KATE MICUCCI | JUSTIN CHATWIN | STEVE HOWEY | HANA MAE LEE | JOSH BRENER WITH ILLEANA DOUGLAS AND SEAN ASTIN

Emma, a brilliant but awkward app designer, moves to San Francisco after a massive betrayal by her boyfriend with only her beloved
pets, an adorable cat and an energetic mutt, in tow. One night, drawn by the light of a Supermoon, Emma’s pets escape into the
night and are transformed into full-grown men, forcing Emma to reconsider her outlook on dating and hilariously work out her trust
issues.

Enter our giveaway below to win a hard copy of the film or digital iTunes Code to download it. You can specify your choice but we cannot guarantee the format you will receive.

Giveaway:

One lucky blog reader will win either a hard copy disc or iTunes Code for Unleashed (winner can submit choice, but we cannot guarantee that) Open to US Residents in the contiguous 48 states.
Unleashed Giveaway on Mommy Ramblings Rules:
Each household is only eligible to win Unleashed via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter below using the Rafflecopter Widget. Good Luck!!!

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“Max 2: White House Hero” on Blu-ray Combo Pack #Giveaway

**“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.”**

Finding quality family films can be a challenge. If you are looking for a good movie for a family movie night, Max 2: White House Hero is now available on Blu-ray from Warner Bros Home Entertainment. Get the Blu-ray Combo Pack Today!

This brand new, original film features Max on a new assignment that takes him to Washington D.C. to work on a highly sensitive mission that will push Max’s specialized skills, intelligence and loyalty to the test.

Max 2: White House Hero is an adorable film the whole family will enjoy! We have three dogs who are members of our family and we love to watch movies that feature talented canine actors.

Play Run Game

I want to share an amazing game called Max 2: White House Hero Run Game, where you can help Max save TJ and Alex.

You can visit the Max 2:White House Hero website and follow Max 2: White House Hero on Facebook to stay in the loop about all things relative to this movie release. How would you like a chance to win a Max 2:White House Hero Blu-ray combo pack? If you would, enter below using the Rafflecopter widget.

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