Thursday, April 22, 2010

Kroger Gift Card Giveaway to Celebrate National Kid & Pet Day

Come celebrate Kroger National Kids & Pet Day on April 26th.  Kroger is reaching out to bloggers and its family of stores to celebrate by sharing fantastic information about pet safety, selecting the right pet for your family, and making sure your family’s animal friends are taken care of.

Pets are such an important part of our families, and making sure that they are happy and well cared for is a huge responsibility. Everything from finding the right pet to making decisions their health and well-being is a major undertaking that can impact the whole family.
Our family went for over 5 years with guinea pigs. They can be very good first pets.  Most of them love attention.  We finally got a kitty this past December.  I think by the 2nd week the girls realized that the kitty is fun but it is also work! We found that it is very important to give your children responsibility in raising their pet.

 Pets can also be costly when it comes to medical procedures. Did you know that you can get Pet insurance?  PetFirst is Kroger's pet insurance. 

Here are some facts about their insurance policy: 

Offered through PetFirst, Kroger pet insurance policies cover routine care and medical procedures for dogs and cats, and is available at more than 2,400 stores in the Kroger family including City Market, Dillon’s, Fred Meyer, Frye’s, King Sooper, Owen’s, Pay Less, QFC, Ralph’s and Smith’s. In addition to being available in-store, Kroger’s pet insurance can be purchased online at http://www.krogerpersonalfinance.com/pet-insurance/. Kroger’s pet insurance works at any veterinarian nationwide, with reimbursement typically occurring within two weeks. Coverage starts as low as $9.95 per month and right now, individuals who purchase online can save $10.

Do you have health insurance on your family pet? Why or why not?

Are you looking to find a family friendly dogs for your family?

Here are some breeds to consider:
    • Cocker Spaniel – These lap dogs are sensitive and sweet and enjoy the attention of children. Cocker Spaniels are obedient with training and friendly around people.
    • Pug – This affectionate breed loves being part of a family. Outgoing and mischievous, they make playful companions for children.
    • Golden Retriever – Similar to Labs in personality, Goldens are mild mannered and enjoy being around families and other people. These dogs are easy to train are gentle with children.
    • Basset Hound – This breed is good with children of all ages. They are known for their docile nature and gentleness. Their long backs need to be supported when they are picked up, and an eager child can accidentally injure them. 
  • Here are some tips you can teach children regarding safe pet play:
    • Teach your children to pet softy, stay away from food dishes, toys and bones, and not to startle your dog or cat when it is sleeping.
    • Keep babies and toddlers at a level higher than your dog. Dogs perceive height as representative of their hierarchy. Keep your children off the floor when the dog is in the room.
    • Don’t give your dog toys that resemble your children’s toys or clothing. Stay away from fabric stuffed dog toys that resemble your child’s stuffed animals.
    • Involve your child in your dog’s care. Even just the presence of your child in the same room while your dog is receiving his favorite things or activities can help build a positive association to children. 
~~~GIVEAWAY- $20 Kroger Gift Card~~~

To enter- Tell me if you have a pet. If so tell me something about your pet! If you don't have a pet tell me why not! 

BONUS entries- Do all, one or some! Up to you!

1) One entry for each one of these you do or have done. Make sure to leave a separate comment for each one! Look to the right side bar to find these things- Follow my blog, Follow me on Twitter, Like me on Facebook, Follow on Networked blogs, Follow my RSS Feed.

2) Comment on any of my other blog post and or enter any other of my giveaways for 2 extra entries each! Unlimited! Leave a separate comment here for each one you do!
 
3) I'd LOVE to see a picture of your pet! Follow me on Facebook - http://bit.ly/SusieQTpieFB  and upload a picture on my wall of your pet or a pet you want! 10 entries for doing this. 
 
4) Tweet the giveaway for 2 entries per tweet! Unlimited times to tweet! Leave link in comments. 
"Come celebrate Kroger National Kid & Pet Day with a $20 Gift Card Giveaway #pethealth #giveaway "

5) Do you have pet insurance? Why or Why not? Leave a comment for 1 entry!
 
 For more information on family friendly breeds or additional tips on teaching your children about pet safety, visit Kroger’s Pet Health blog
For helping raise awareness of National Kids & Pet Day I was provided with a $20 gift card to spoil, Aslan our kitty and a $20 gift card to giveaway to a reader so that they could do the same by the Global Influence Network and the Kroger Co. The thoughts and opinions here are my own.
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