Join me for the #WalgreensRX Twitter Party

#WalgreensRX Twitter Party #shop

Pets are part of the family and it's important to do whatever we can to keep them happy and healthy. Sometimes they require medicine just like we humans. Thankfully, medication for pets is now available at Walgreens. Walgreens pharmacists can fill human-analogous pet prescriptions at over 8,000 locations nationwide, making it a lot more convenient for us to help our furry family. Simply register … [Read more...]

Taking Steps Towards Natural Pet Products #PawNatural

Taking Steps Towards Natural Pet Products #PawNatural

We have been trying to make more natural choices for the humans in this house, so why not for the pets, as well? This post is sponsored by Only Natural Pet on behalf of the BlogPaws Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Only Natural Pet, but Sweep Tight only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Only Natural Pet is not responsible for the … [Read more...]

Treating Pet Behavioral Problems Naturally #PawNatural

Treating Pet Behavioral Problems Naturally

Pet behavioral problems can be quite a challenge to deal with. For some, they can even be a deal-breaker for keeping a pet. Well, thanks to my partnership with Only Natural Pet, I am learning that there are many natural products out there to help with a wide variety of issues. This post is sponsored by Only Natural Pet on behalf of the BlogPaws Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping … [Read more...]

Showing Love for our Pets with Treats

Treats for grump

This post brought to you by Sam's Club. All opinions are 100% mine. Showing love for our pets comes in many forms. Clearly, we bombard our pets with attention of all kinds. They are hugged, squeezed, talked to, played with, and basically treated like members of our family. I have a feeling their favorite form of love is their treats! I have said it before, The Grump is the most … [Read more...]

Happy Dog Box for Monthly Pet Goodies

Happy Dog Box for Monthly Pet Goodies

I was sent boxes from Happy Dog Box for review. All opinions are my own. As you probably know by now, we love to spoil our pets. We enjoy giving them new toys and treats frequently. Happy Dog Box is an easy way to do that on a regular basis. Happy Dog Box for Monthly Pet Goodies We received a Happy Dog Box for each dog - one medium and one large. The only real difference was the size of the … [Read more...]

ALPO® Chop House Makes Our Dogs Happy

Alpo Chop House

This post brought to you by ALPO® Brand Dog Food. All opinions are 100% mine. Nothing pleases our dogs more than tasty food. The Grump literally shakes in anticipation when he knows something yummy is being served. Neither of our dogs are fed wet dog food all that often, so ALPO® is a very much appreciated treat for them. ALPO® Chop House Makes Our Dogs Happy As soon as I put the cans … [Read more...]

Keep Your Pets Healthy and Spoiled With Discount Pet Supplies

Keep Your Pets Healthy and Spoiled With Discount Pet Supplies

Keep Your Pets Healthy and Spoiled With Discount Pet Supplies For most people, pets are like children. You want them to be a little spoiled, but you also can't afford to buy them everything. While Hollywood celebrities like to build huge doghouses the size of your garage for their Chihuahuas, or let their cats dine on fresh-off-the-boat tuna, those of us on a budget like to find the best deals … [Read more...]

PetBox Subscription Boxes for Happy Dogs #PetBox Giveaway

PetBox Subscription Boxes for Happy Dogs

This post is sponsored by PetBox on behalf of the BlogPaws Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about PetBox, but Sweep Tight only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. PetBox is not responsible for the content of this article. PetBox Subscription Boxes for Happy Dogs I am so excited to share our experience with PetBox.  Combining my love for … [Read more...]

Cute Dog Videos Reacting to ALPO Dog Food

grump and alpo

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of ALPO® Brand Dog Food   . All opinions are 100% mine. Cute dog videos are an excellent marketing plan for ALPO dog food.  I watched every single one of them.  They have an adorable panel of dogs as a focus group.  They all "voice" their opinions and it's really quite amusing. Think that's funny? See what else our focus group has to say about … [Read more...]

Holiday Pet Costumes and Toys from PetSmart Giveaway

Holiday Hoodie from PetSmart

Holiday pet goodies galore are available at PetSmart.  We received a huge box full of them for review.  All opinions our mine and The Grump's.  This is our favorite time of year when it comes to pet outfits, toys, and all the holiday goodness for pets! Holiday Pet Costumes and Toys from PetSmart This box of holiday dog treats was like an early Christmas for our guys.  Squeaky toys, crinkle … [Read more...]

Safe Chicken Jerky for Dogs from Nudges

Safe Chicken Jerky for Dogs by Nudges

Finding safe chicken jerky for dogs is important these days.  With all of the recent recalls, it's never been more paramount to watch what you buy for your precious pets.  I have written this post on behalf of BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network for Nudges. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Nudges Wholesome Dog Treats, but Sweep Tight only shares information we feel is relevant to … [Read more...]

Diaper Rash Ointment, Dogs and Celebrities


Thanks to Dr. Smith's and their new Diaper Rash Ointment product launch I was able to meet celebrities, Bill and Giuliana Rancic!  I got to try the product and received compensation for my honest review.  All thoughts are my own. New Diaper Rash Ointment I don't have anyone in diapers anymore, except for a few dogs (more on that later,) but a lot of my friends are now having babies so I love … [Read more...]

Halloween Pet Costumes and Toys

halloween pet costumes

Halloween is coming and that means pet costumes galore!  Of course, my favorite thing to do is dress up The Grump.  He might not love it, but he humors me and is usually a good sport.  Our friends at PetSmart sent us a bunch of goodies for review.  All opinions are my own. Halloween Pet Costumes and Toys from PetSmart Last year we had a blast opening the door to the trick-or-treaters.  The … [Read more...]

ALPO® Wet Dog Food Makes for Happy Dogs

dog food

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of ALPO® Brand Dog Food for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Wet dog food is something we have only fed our dogs on a few occasions.  Each time has been an exciting treat for them.  For this reason, I was eager to let them try out ALPO® Homestyle Prime Cuts in Gravy. ALPO® Wet Dog Food Makes for Happy Dogs Both of our dogs take food … [Read more...]

Introducing Our Dogs to ALPO®


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of ALPO® Brand Dog Food for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Our dogs are like our children.  I have said that many times on this blog.  We want only the best for them and love to introduce new foods and products to them.  Seeing them happy and well-nourished is very rewarding for us. Right now we don't regularly feed our dogs wet … [Read more...]

Stewie the Funny Cat Gets New Litter

funny cat miserable boss

My funny cat, Stewie, deserves the best of the best.  So, when I was offered the chance to work with Cat's Pride, I was thrilled!  I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cat's Pride.  I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.  All thoughts are my own... approved by Stewie, of course. Funny Cat is … [Read more...]

Reviver Pets Launch Event in Chicago

tuna and nala

We were lucky enough to get an invitation to the Reviver Pets launch in Chicago last week.  It took place at the W Hotel overlooking the lake.  Guests included several four-legged creatures that definitely made the party! When pets are around I have to remind myself to acknowledge the humans involved, as well.  I had been missing my furry children so much by this time, that I just barreled … [Read more...]

Dogs Sail Safely with PetSmart Life Jacket

dogs sail safely

Most dogs sail fabulously with their humans, but it's so important to keep them safe.  Since we have been doing a lot of boating this summer, I was thrilled to receive a Martha Stewart Pets Sea Life Jacket for review.  This jacket is exclusively available at PetSmart and it worked out perfectly for The Grump! Bringing a pet on the water should be taken very seriously.  When we planned the … [Read more...]

Take Your Dog on an Adventure Beyond The Fence

happy dog beyond the fence

I'm thrilled to bring you a super fun sponsored post about bringing your dog along on your adventures.  The "Dog Days" of summer are upon us. Dog Fence DIY encourages exploration beyond the fence! Adventures Beyond the Fence Taking your dog outside of his normal environment can be a little stressful at first.  Depending on the temperament of your pup, you may worry about him running away, … [Read more...]

Purina® Pet Park Showcase for Pet Lovers

playing with grump

This post brought to you by Purina. All opinions are 100% mine. Walmart has a new Purina® Pet Park Showcase that is dedicated just to our beloved pets.  In this section you will find new pet games, apps and tools to help give your pets the pampered lives they deserve. I talk about my pets all the time on this blog.  They are so precious to us and really like our children.  Pets are a lot of … [Read more...]

In Case of Emergency Save Our Pets

In Case of Emergency Save our Pets

In case of emergency, I definitely want rescue workers to know that we have pets.  This is an actual fear of mine every time we are not home, so I was thrilled to review this fabulous product from I remember a long time ago my mom said she was afraid to leave her dogs alone in the house.  "What if there's a fire?", she said.  "What?? Who thinks like that?", I replied.  Well, … [Read more...]

Funny Dog Videos and Jerky Bars Savings

funny dog videos

Funny dog videos might not be as popular as funny cat videos, but I know I sure enjoy them.  In fact, our own two dogs provide us with entertainment on a daily basis.  Sometimes I think I should wear a helmet cam so I don't miss out on their funny shenanigans.  The majority of my YouTube channel consists of our goofy guys. Funny Dog Videos Our little guy antagonizes the big guy all of the time.  … [Read more...]

Pets are My Link to Sanity Giveaway

joy of pets

Rescuing pets has been the best decision I have ever made.  They bring such joy and more importantly, sanity back into my life.  No matter what is going on, in the midst of utter chaos, my cat can make me laugh and put everything back into perspective.  I've partnered with Big Al's Pets to bring you this post and let you know about a great giveaway to enter for you and your pets! Pets - Best … [Read more...]

Love Your Pet with Toys from PetSmart

Love Your Pet with Toys from PetSmart

Show your pets some love this Valentine's day with the adorable Luv-A-Pet collection from PetSmart.  These Valentine's Day themed toys will warm your little furry friend's hearts.  Purchases will also help homeless pets in the US and Canada, since PetSmart will donate 10% of all sales to PetSmart Charities.  What a great way to give back while making everyone happy! Love Your Pet with Toys from … [Read more...]

Pet Loo’s Fresh Air Cat Litter

Fresh Air Cat Litter

Being a cat owner isn't always easy....the early "wake up" meowing, the constant desire to try and trip you as you are walking,  the fancy canned food that she turns her nose up at while refusing to eat dry food, the shedding, constant licking sounds as she insists on grooming next to you while you sleep or rest, and the worst part - the litter box.  Now don't get me wrong, I love my girl and I am … [Read more...]

Chicken Soup Book for Dog Lovers

chicken soup book

Here's a book for all dog lovers out there!  Chicken Soup for the Soul: I Can't Believe My Dog Did That - 101 stories about the crazy things that our dogs do. Chicken Soup Book for Dog Lovers If you have ever owned a dog, you know that they have unique personalities.  Each one is different once you get to know them.  Sure, some breeds will share similar traits, but every dog is different.  … [Read more...]

Dogs Can Help Reduce Stress and Anxiety


Our dogs are more than pets to us.  They are part of the family and make both of us extremely happy.  Mike and I both find ourselves laughing more because of our dogs. Dogs Relieve Stress Everyone has their issues, right?  Well, so do we.  Mike has high blood pressure and I have horrible anxiety.  We both have anger issues, too.  (Not towards each other, but just in general.)  Mike takes … [Read more...]

Costumes for Dogs at PetSmart

dogs costumes

Are your dogs ready for Halloween?  Ours are!  Well, at least The Grump is.  He now has his Spider costume and a Dragon.  Both great costumes available at PetSmart. Costumes for Dogs We originally received the Yoda costume for review, but it was way too big.  Sizing up The Grump is quite difficult.  Although he is tiny, he's really long.  Since Yoda was only available online, I had to choose … [Read more...]

Dog Costumes from PetSmart

spider grump

Dog costumes are hilarious.  I had actually never even thought of dressing up a dog until we got The Grump.  He's already such a funny little character, I would like to dress him up daily. Dog Costumes from PetSmart PetSmart has large collection of dog costumes.  While browsing their selection I found several costumes that I could see our dog wearing.  My first choice was Yoda (review coming … [Read more...]

Best Dog Food For Our Babies

cesar dog food

Dog food is about more than nutrition, it's also a way to show your dogs that you love them.  Our dogs are our babies.  We don't have children, so they really are like our kids. As most of you might know by now we have two dogs - Hilo, our big White German Shepard, and Grump, our little Pug/Boston Terrier pup.  Finding the best dog food for them is a priority for us.  We want them to have the … [Read more...]

Being a Vet Tech: It’s Not all Belly Rubs

Tech Tagalong

Most people think being a vet tech is all belly rubs and ear scratches, and it is - occasionally.  There's also quite a bit of dodging teeth and claws, wrangling crazy cats, and trying to keep bodily excretions out of your mouth.  The best way to describe being a vet tech is with this picture. The Cuteness of Vet Tech Work In my opinion, nothing's better than a dopey golden retriever.  They … [Read more...]

Dogs Love Cesar Savory Delights #ShareTheJoy

dogs love cesar

Our dogs are like our children.  I have mentioned that in several posts.  Since that is the case we love to spoil them with toys and treats!  Cesar Savory Delights is like a gourmet meal to dogs.  It seems to be the equivalent of humans going out for a steak dinner.  At least that's how our dogs reacted! I never would have thought that we would have more than one dog at a time, but now I … [Read more...]

Veterinary Care and the Importance of Heartworm Testing

A Poster Like This is in Every Exam Room at my Veterinary Practice

Veterinary care is an important part of keeping pets healthy.  I work for a veterinarian, and in our practice we constantly stress the importance of heartworm testing and heartworm prevention for dogs and cats. Follow Veterinary Advice for Your Pet's Health The process of treating a pet - most commonly dogs - for heartworm disease is intensely painful, and in some cases, deadly.  The tragic … [Read more...]

Keep Puppies Busy with a Treat Puzzle

dog puzzle for puppies

Busy puppies means happy puppies and less getting into trouble!  It's so important to stimulate their little minds and nothing is more motivating than treats.  With a Dog Puzzle you can keep them entertained and challenged for a long time. The Grump is now a little over 5 months old.  He is the most food-motivated animal that I have ever met!  We jokingly call him a "Roomba" because he just … [Read more...]

Christmas in July Round Up | Health and Pets

christmas in july

I believe this is our last Christmas in July Prize Round Up!  I hope you get to hop to all of the participating blogs and definitely don't forget to enter to win the GRAND PRIZE worth over $730!!! GIVEAWAYS WITH HEALTH/FITNESS PRIZES: Sportline Heart Rate Monitor at Two Belles Fitness Prize Package at Huff and Buff $50 ItWorks! Gift Card at Savey Spender GIVEAWAYS WITH PRIZES FOR … [Read more...]

Share Your Story Purina Cat Chow Contest

Stewie the cat helping out in the office

Purina Cat Chow Contest The Purina Cat Chow Real Stories Project is a nationwide search to find, showcase and celebrate cat stories that highlight the special relationships between cat people and their cats, as well as the many ways our cats are always there for us.  Purina Cat Chow is asking you to share your story for an opportunity to be one of five grand prize winners who will each receive a … [Read more...]

BarkBox Monthly Dog Treats Review


Get dog treats delivered!  BarkBox is a new monthly subscription service making it easy to spoil your favorite furry friend!  Each month a new box full of doggie supplies will arrive. BarkBox Monthly Dog Treats When you sign up you get to choose which BarkBox is best for your pet.  Based on the size of your dog, you will receive carefully chosen products that your pet will love.  Each month a … [Read more...]

Bret Michaels Pets Rock Pet Toy Collection

bret michaels pets rock

Bret Michaels has created his own rockin' pet collection, Pets Rock, available exclusively at PetSmart.  From pet beds, collars, leashes and toys, to adorable outfits, there's everything you need to have the fiercest pet! Bret Michaels Pets Rock Pet Toy Collection I absolutely adore everything in this collection.  We received four items for review:  Bret Michaels Pets Rock™ VIP Tee, Bret … [Read more...]

Jaxx 36″ Round Dog Bed from The Soothing Company Review

jaxx pet bed

Jaxx is well known for their bean bags.  Well, now you can get your furry friend one to match!  This 36" round dog bed is super comfy and sure to spoil your pampered pooch.  It comes in several different colors, and has many practical features... Moisture proof liner Eco-friendly - made with 100% recycled shredded furniture grade urethane foam Easy zip-off cover that is machine … [Read more...]

Comfortable Pet Travel with Sleepypod Air Review

sleeypod air

Sleepypod Air is an airline approved pet carrier that allows your pet to travel in the ultimate comfort.  Sleepypod Air is adjustable in order to meet the rules of pet carry-on for all major airlines. Sleepypod Air for Comfortable Pet Travel Most of us have probably gotten on a plane with our fingers crossed that our carry-on baggage is an "okay" size.  I know I have.  Well, no one wants to play … [Read more...]

Toys R Us Pet Toys from PetSmart Review

toys r us pets

Toys R Us now offers an adorable selection of pet toys available exclusively at PetSmart.  The collection is so cute and we have been having a blast!  Each toy is designed to stimulate your pup's senses to keep them busy for hours.  Having a new puppy at home, this is much appreciated! Toys R Us Pet Toys from PetSmart We received an assortment of four toys.  Just opening the box to find the … [Read more...]

Litter-Robot Cabinet Review

dragon drawing artwork

Litter-Robot Cabinet It's no surprise that we absolutely LOVE our Litter-Robot.  But, now with the Litter-Robot Cabinet, we have more surface area for counter space and artwork! We received the unfinished cabinet for review and I put the kids to work with decorating it.  They first painted it with regular wall paint.  (My mom was in charge of photography for this part—she was fired from … [Read more...]

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