The Perils & Perks of Nurturing a New or Future Puppy are Made Easier with Videos, Tips, Detailed Expert Information & More!
“Grow Up Right from the First Bite!”
Contest Winners Get Free Purina® Dog Chow®*!
No matter what kind of pup you fancy, no matter what type of bouncing, bounding ball of fur you’ve just acquired, you’ll feel better about the unknowns, the what ifs, and even the planned aspects of raising a pup once you peruse the new Purina® Puppy Chow® website, Puppyhood.com. A seriously interactive and well-thought-out help guide, if you will, to assist you and your pup as you “grow” through those sometimes-challenging puppy years, Puppyhood.com has all the deets you need to heed in order to survive these hectic years.
No, I’m not kidding.
How do I know? I happen to have my own slobbering, barreling, 80-pound, chipmunk-chasing, squirrel-fixated, twig-chomping, stuffing-spitting, English
Cream Golden Retriever, Mr. Jiminy Cricket. He is about 1.5 years old, we think… but he is living his puppyhood now, with us, because his breeder (we rescued him from an international training organization, long story), we deduced, didn’t allow him toys, the outdoors, bones, walks, or really too much of anything.
Anyhow, Puppyhood.com, aka My Puppyhood or The Puppyhood, is the poop and totally has the scoop on a number of things pertinent to pups – and their peeps, too.
When you register (free – just means getting a login), you’ll get access to custom tools that help you raise your pup and you’ll get coupons, special offers and more as they grow. (As an SEO maven, I can’t stress how much I recommend getting a login on this site…) Additionally, when you register, you get a free bag of Puppy Chow®! By joining The Puppyhood owners can create a cool customized learning experience specific to their pup, and, again, take advantage of some really neat tools plus exclusive benefits and coupons.
Here is the who, what, why, where and how.
-Firstly, My Puppyhood is going to give you a hand in ensuring your puppy “grows up right from the first bite.” Purina® Puppy Chow® understands that dogs need different nutrition in their first two years or so; their formula has these specially tailored vitamins and minerals as well as DHA, which is naturally found in mother’s milk and encourages brain development.
-Secondly, there’s an innumerable amount of articles and videos (and even experts available for chat online) in regards to behavior, exercise, nutrition, grooming, health and more! And I don’t mean those run-of-the-mill SEO articles looking for search engine rankings; I am talking about intelligent, well-organized and well-written articles and even videos on things that you might never think you’ll need to research (i.e., puppy allergies).
-There’s also a Trending News area, similar to what you might see on a social media site, filled with Twitter-worthy story gems like “5 Reasons Your Pup is Irreplaceable.”
–Under the “Puppy Planning” tab, Purina® partnered with the nationally renowned Petfinder™ to bring users a truly one-of-a-kind puppy-finding engine: this thing is AWESOME! Folks at Purina® understand the barriers that sometimes prevent people from adopting and hence created a unique way for individuals to get matched with the right dog, the first time. The engine has a Breed Selector, Name Generator (really funny!) and a Prep Checklist; I encourage potential puppy parents to go down this path – it’s highly entertaining and extremely, incredibly useful in assisting those who don’t know exactly what type of dog they want or what’s best for their lifestyle.
-When you register, you’ll get access to Puppy Perks, the Milestone Tracker, and Expert Access as well! These things are as equally impressive as the rest of the website. If you let it track your location, you’ll get recommendations for dog parks, veterinarians, hospitals and grooming services! OMG! Again, I encourage you to register because it makes everything more personalized and fun; you really can’t go wrong on that one.
-Finally, there’s a nice search bar smack in the middle of the page at the top, so if you know what you’re looking for, just type it in!
So I’m so looking forward to using My Puppyhood with Cricket – to find new parks and dog beach parks we can go to in and around Cleveland, to take some of the suggestions in the articles I read (I recommend “Puppy Exercise and Play”), to get some expert advice on his anxiety issue, and to track his progress using the Milestone Tracker.
*Now for further awesomeness. I am doing a giveaway, an easy one, in which you can win one of two prizes that include coupons for the world-famous Purina® Dog Chow®!
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post please telling me what your puppy’s name is, why you got him/her, and why you think proper nutrition is important! I will announce two winners on May 30th. First place will receive two coupons for any bag of Dog Chow® formula (valued at $16.50, or one bag, each); second place will receive one coupon valued at $16.50 (one bag), plus a $5 off coupon for any Dog Chow® formula. So get your comment entries in and, if you’d like, for an extra entry you can Tweet me a picture of your puppy at @thoughtsfurpaws! (If you don’t have Twitter, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will share on Twitter!)
P.S. As I write, Cricket is roaching around on the floor, chewing on two toys while simultaneously eyeing his leash and spying on the cat with one eye. (Doggie ADD?) So yeah, I can’t wait to get some help with his puppyhood!