Category Archives: Pets

Respect Your Cat Night

Here is a picture of Tammy, the cat, getting purr-epped for Respect Your Cat Night.

Join the Respect Your Cat Night Twitter party on Monday, March 28th, from 8-10 pm ET/ 5-7 pm PT. Use the hashtag #RespectYourCat. Click here to join the puurrrtty!

Tammy’s favorite holiday is ‘Respect Your Cat Day’, and it’s right around the corner, taking place on March 28, 2016. That’s why we’d like to invite you and your cat to participate in a fun, new Twitter party in celebration of our feline friends.

At the our house, Tammy is the queen bee. We show appreciation to our lovable pal with lots of treats and fishy sweets. We show her tons of love & pamper her with occasional baths and manicures.
Click for Respect Your Cat photos

Make sure to leave comments on how you show your cat appreciation and join the Cat-tacular fun! We’d love to see pictures of your feline friends, too. Hit us up on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram. We’ll see you at the Respect Your Cat Night Twitter Party on Monday, March 28, from 8-10 pm ET / 5-7 pm PT!


Happy Howlidays! What Will You Give YOUR Precious Pup?

Happy Howlidays!

Every year, there comes a time when you can choose to show your pet your appreciation for all the times they cuddle with you while binge watching Netflix. If dogs could talk, they would beg for Milk Bone’s treats like kids beg to open their gifts early. The great thing about these treats is that they clean your dogs teeth while providing a delicious snack for you furry friend. Check out this adorable website,, from Big Heart Brands who really know how to celebrate the howlidays.

You can find doggy DIY’s at My favorite is the Bouquet. Tasty treats? Yup. Festive? Yup. It is the perfect stocking stuffer for you favorite pal. asked 3,000 Americans if and how they chose to include their pets in holiday traditions. According to this national survey, these are the top five reasons why people give gifts to their dogs:

 1. To express love to my dog: 72%

 2. Because it’s fun for me: 60%

 3. To help my dog feel included like a family member: 54%

 4. To give my dog a moment of happiness: 53%

 5. To feel closer and bond with my dog: 43%

 This study also showed how often dogs are involved in common Christmas traditions:

1. 48% of dog parents hang a Christmas stocking for their dog.

2. 43% of dog parents include a dog in a photo for a family holiday card.

3. 32% post photos of their dog on social media with a holiday message.

4. 29% dress up their dog in a holiday-themed costume or outfit.

5. 22% make or buy dog-themed holiday decorations.

 For more doggy holiday projects, check out:

Top 10 States That Spend the Most on Holiday Gifts for Dogs:

  1. New Jersey: $29.61 (average gift spending per dog for state residents)

 2. New York: $28.95

 3. Pennsylvania: $28.75

 4. Utah: $27.75

 5. Georgia: $27.04

 6. California: $26.07

 7. Washington: $25.81

 8. Florida: $25.13

 9. Illinois: $24.98

 10. Virginia: $24.58

In reward for being a well behaved snuggly pooch, Toby received a care package full of delicious treats. It is currently awaiting him under the tree. Let’s just say, he is quite excited to get into his presents. Wishing you and your furry friends the Happiest of Howlidays from Toby and the rest of us at EncinoMom!

Special thanks to the folks at Milk-Bone for sending us these fabulous samples of indulgences for Toby to try.

Pet Parents Are Happier And Healthier

Toby the Traveling Terrier received this cool shipment of treats from the folks at Milk-Bone!

Milk-Bone sends Toby a gift basket.

Toby treats!

Not only did he get MilkBone Brushing Chews, which he needed, loved and promptly buried in the yard, but he also got MilkBone Good Morning Treats and some pup toys and accessories. Toby loves the treats and looks forward to them after our daily walks. They are actually vitamins, so he only gets one each day.

According to “MilkBone Human-Canine Health Study” — a survey of 3,000 U.S. dog parents conducted by MilkBone brand dog treats (in partnership with Learndipity Data Insights) — humans and dogs positively impact the health of one another, from morning routines to physical fitness. I’ve heard other studies report that people with pets live longer, too. Personal experience with Toby has already got me walking more regularly with fewer missed days than before he joined the family last year.

Some reported benefits to human health from the study showed:

45% of dog parents report being “active, fit, and healthy” versus 29% of non-dog parents.

44% of dog parents have a “healthy structure and daily routine” – like for morning vitamins – compared to 33% of non-dog parents.

51% of dog parents say they get more exercise because of their dog — but 1 out of 3 pet parents wish their dog would get more physical activity.

55% of dog parents say their lives are “full of happiness and joy” compared to 39% of non-dog lovers.

54% of dog parents report “feeling loved” while only 35% of non-dog parents do.

57% of dog parents who also have children involve the kids in their doggy caring care routines, with most reporting that it teaches them good life habits and responsibility.

Pretty cool, huh? If you are concerned about your dog’s health and wellness, you can learn more about the benefits of Milk-Bone Good Morning Treats here. You can also visit Milk-Bone’s Amazon Store using our affiliate link. They have some fun branded doggy swag for sale online, too.