Protect Your Pet with Healthy Paws Pet Insurance + a Giveaway

Disclosure:  I received a PetSmart gift card as compensation for this post.  The opinions are my own.


As you know, I have quite the collection of fur babies, and I love them all!  If you love your fur babies as much as I love mine, I’m sure you give them everything they need: good food, a nice place to sleep, toys, proper vaccines and medicications, and of course, a lot of love!  But what about insurance?  If something happened to your furry friend, would you be able to take care of the expenses?  Healthy Paws Pet Insurance® may be the solution you are looking for to give you the peace of mind you need and the ability to take care of your pet in times of an accident or poor health. [Read more…]

Fun with Friskies Pull ‘n Play #MostPlayfulCat

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Purina®. The opinions and text are all mine.


As you know, my dog and cats aren’t just pets, they are members of the family and the Simply Sweet Home team.  If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that we recently added a new member to the family, a little black and white kitten named Mina.  Today I’m excited to let Mina make her blogging debut and do her first product review and feature.  Together she and I will be telling you about a product that every toy and treat loving cat should have: the Friskies® Pull ‘n Play. [Read more…]

SmartBones® Review and $25 Visa Giveaway

Disclosure: The SmartBones information, product samples, and gift cards, and have been provided by PetMatrix. The opinions are my own.

SmartBones Review Giveaway

I’m very excited to have my puppy girl assistant Shadow helping me out with today’s post!  It celebrates something that is very near and dear to Shadow’s heart: Food and Treats!  When it comes to her diet, Shadow, can be quite finicky, so we have certain go-to foods and treats that we always give her, but because we love “treating” her, we are always purchasing new products for her to try, and of course, I always welcome the opportunity to let her sample and review new products.

Most recently, Shadow had the chance to try SmartBones®.  SmartBones from PetMatrix are a healthy alternative to Rawhide.  They are easily digestible and will help your pet to maintain healthy teeth and gums.  And because Shadow actually ate them, I know they must taste good too!

Before we learn more about the treats here are a couple of things about rawhide and why you should look for alternatives to rawhide bones and treats. Rawhide is the inner hide from a cow or other animal that has undergone chemical processing to remove hair and other materials. The rawhide is then ground or used whole, and is formed into various dog chew shapes.  According to vets, dogs who eat rawhide, may face certain health risks such as stomach & intestinal blockage and potential ingestion of toxic chemicals used to process rawhide chews. [Read more…]

Nudges® Wholesome Dog Treats #NudgeThemBack

Jerri and Shadow Dog

If you visit my blog enough, you will become familiar with my little Shadow.  She’s the little doe-eyed Chihuahua mix I’m holding in the picture above.  Shadow is currently the baby in our family, and as such, she is quite often the center of attention.  At any given time of the day, someone in our household is likely playing with her, snuggling her, letting her sit on his or her lap, or feeding her.  And despite her small size, she definitely loves to eat!  And we love showering her with delicious and nutritious treats. [Read more…]

Cats in Motion: Top Tips for Road Trips With Your Fussy and Furry Feline

Sugar Window

Traveling with a cat is a totally different experience than with a dog or some other pet. Here are several tips to keep your sanity and make the trip with your feline friend.

Get Your Vet’s Approval

Before you head out on a long trip, talk to your vet. Make sure that kitty doesn’t need any shots or that he or she is OK to travel. A basic checkup will put your mind at ease and possibly make the cat’s live easier too.

If your cat is older, you’ll want to start sensitizing him or her to the trip by making sure that he’s comfortable being in and around vehicles.

Cats don’t always like cars.

Start them as young as you can, and you shouldn’t have too many problems. For a brief time, a kitten is pretty open to experiencing new things. But, that period is pretty limited. After about 7 weeks, cats start to become set in their ways.

One thing you can do to protect your seats is to get a cover from It will catch any hair that your cat starts to shed out of anxiety or stress. It will also give kitty something to claw that’s not your seats. [Read more…]

DIY Cat Scratcher Tutorial + Cat’s Pride® Fresh & Light Ultimate Care®

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DIY Cat Scratcher Tutorial and Cats Pride

Today we have another fun post starring the Simply Sweet Home Cats! Yay!  Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE my baby cats and would do anything for them.  And I have to say, I think I’m very lucky to have a couple of really good-natured and well behaved cats!  But like all relationships, a relationship between a cat mommy and her cats can get quite interesting!  For example, my sweet Sugar cat likes to cuddle, but only on her terms, and she will give you a very small love bite when she’s ready to stop.  Meanwhile, Rebels love to lounge around, and he often chooses to make clothing, backpacks, purses, and anything that’s new his bed (and every now & then he likes to scratch on things)! [Read more…]

VERA Premium Dog Treats Review and Giveaway

Vera Dog Treats review and giveaway

Each year I look forward to spoiling my furbabies with treats and toys for Christmas.  (And okay….I also enjoy shopping for them all year round!)

Santa recently brought some early presents for my kitties and puppy.  Our dog, Shadow, received some Vera Premium Dog Treats.  The treats are products from a brand partner of the great folks at True Science.  I’ve been so excited over the last couple of months to work with the folks at True Science and share their wonderful treats and flea medications with my animals! [Read more…]

Healthy Dog Treats from True Science and VETIQ

Hip and Joint + Minties Dog Snacks

Last month, I shared some cat treats and flea medication that my cats received from the great folks at True Science.  The Simply Sweet Home kitties were so happy to receive their product package, and our puppy girl Shadow was just as excited to receive a similar package this month.

Her box included 2 packages of healthy dog snacks from VETIQ.  She got a package of soft chews for hip & joint health and a package of dental treats. [Read more…]

Celebrating Halloween with Our Dog Shadow

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Celebrating Halloween with our Dog Shadow

October has got to be my puppy girl Shadow’s favorite month:  The fall weather is perfect for her to play outdoors a lot.  And we get to celebrate both Halloween and her anniversary as a member of the Birdwell Family!  For her one year anniversary in the family, Shadow got a delicious celebratory meal and presents, including Purina Beyond Snacks and some special gifts for Halloween. [Read more…]

Helping My Cats Live Well with Purina Muse® Natural Cat Food

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Helping My Cats Live Well with Purina Muse

Everyone who knows me, knows how much I LOVE my furbabies.  They definitely make my simply sweet home a LOT sweeter, and because they bring so much joy to MY life, I try my best to make sure they have a good life.  One way I do this is my making sure they have delicious and nutritious foods and treats, and then I also make sure they are always comfortable and happy in our home.

First let’s talk cat food. Recently I bought some Purina Muse® Natural Cat Food for Rebel and Sugar. When I learned about the Muse® line, I was happy to try it, because the products are made with natural ingredients; that is to say, that all recipes are made with real fish or poultry, are grain free, and the products contain no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

With Muse you don’t have to choose between natural nutrition and food that tastes great. Your cat can have both when you choose Muse.

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