With the holidays around the corner, it’s about to get busy for us all. Running around shopping, cooking, cleaning… but what about the four legged family members in our lives? We have to remember that they are also a huge part of the holidays with us – so how do you plan on treating your pet this holiday season? We’ve got a couple of great ideas on how to do just that with an amazing contest for you to show your pet the love and attention they deserve at this time of year!
So by now you’ve come to realize that I love our dog, Canela Reyes, more than I could possibly ever image. She’s been the perfect addition to our lives and this will actually be her very first Christmas with us! When I stop to think about the act of gift giving, I wonder what Canela would give us if she had the chance… Asides from cuddles after a long day and unconditional love, I think it would be a pair of shoes to replace the few she has chewed. Or maybe some new headphones (she’s got an affinity for chewing those when we aren’t looking). But most of all, I think Canela would treat us with a family portrait because she knows how difficult she can be when we try to take one on our own.
This holiday season, our friends at CESAR Canada, PEDIGREE Canada, Temptations Canada & MISFITS Canada have come together in the adorable #TreatYourPet to help you treat your cat and / or dog with Canada’s best treats. They may not be able to say I love you back or put a present under the tree, but that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve the same in return!
“New Cesar® Double Delights™ treats are a perfect bite-sized treat for small dogs. Each treat is nutritionally complete and balanced for adult dogs, free of artificial flavours or colours and is enriched with vitamins and minerals. Best of all, these doubly delicious treats have a tasty outer shell and yummy soft centre that contains less than 3 calories each, so you can feel good about treating your special little friend.” Cesar Canada is best known in my mind for Maggie the westie. From food to snacks, they have some of the best options in the country and their treats are an amazing addition to any dog’s Christmas!
“As the makers of PEDIGREE®, everything we do is for the love of dogs. That’s why we developed recipes that benefit your dog in specific ways based on research from The WALTHAM®Centre for Pet Nutrition.“ PEDIGREE will always remind me of the smiling dog commercials and David Dechovny as the voice of one of their dogs… it’s one of the reasons why we keep so many of their delicious snacks in the house for Canela!
“TEMPTATIONS® is available in a wide variety of flavours to tempt your cat’s tastebuds. Just shake the bag and your cat will come running. With less than two calories per treat and no artificial preservatives, colours, or flavours, TEMPTATIONS® treats not only taste great but you can be sure you’re giving your best friend the best treats with every SHAKE.” Though we don’t have a cat, I know a lot of people who do and believe that bringing a gift for the host of your next party and their cat is sure to make Santa check you off on his good list. To see the full line of treats available, click here.
“Between slobber and snuggles, your furry friend’s supreme silliness leaves you in stiches! NEW MISFITSTM treats are all about these doses of doggy hilarity. Fabulously tasty, full of fierce flavour, MISFITSTM treats celebrate the face-licking, sock-stealing, off-key howling joy of every dog. Let the canine capers continue – FEED THE FUNNY TM.” To see the full line of MISFITS treats for the funny four legger in your life, make sure to click here.
My parents once taught me an incredible lesson about the holidays: the best gift of all is the gift of giving. This holiday season, I will make sure to give Canela all the love and attention she deserves with some of these delicious treats. No matter how busy I get, she is always there for me and it’s time I returned the favour.
So since they can’t treat you this holiday season, why not treat them instead? To help inspire you to get in the festive spirit, we are running an amazing contest… think of it like this: #TreatYourPet with us and I will play Santa to one lucky Canadian and their pet with a #TreatYourPet prize pack!
Here’s how to enter for your chance to win!
1. Follow @DoTheDaniel on Twitter
2. Once followed, take a photo of your pet and tweet it with the following:
I want to treat my pet for the holidays thanks to @DoTheDaniel’s #TreatYourPet #Contest! http://bit.ly/1NuPjiC
It’s THAT easy to enter.
One (1) tweet per twitter account will count as entry. Winners must be following all twitter accounts as listed in Step # 1. Contest odds depend on how many valid entries are received. Contest will run until Friday, December 18th 2015 at 9:00am EST. ONE winner will be chosen at random and announced via @DoTheDaniel’s Twitter account on Friday, December 18th 2015 at 9:00am EST. Prize cannot be redeemed for cash value. Contest winner will be contacted via Twitter and subsequently emailed instructions on how to have prize sent to them. Contest open to Canadian residents only. **
** WANT AN EXTRA CHANCE TO ENTER? “Like” The DoTheDaniel.com Facebook Page and comment on this blog post link with a photo of your pet. Each Like + Comment will give you one extra entry above and beyond your tweet. Make sure to let us know your Twitter handle in your comment if you’ve also tweeted your entry. **
Don’t forget to check out each brand’s websites linked above. They are helping to spread the good cheer this Christmas and will be your pet’s favourite part of the whole holiday season, trust me.
To stay inspired on all things dog, make sure to follow @CanelaReyes on Instagram. Use the #TreatYourPet hashtag to show us which products your pooch loves most this holiday season and tag @DoTheDaniel. I can’t wait to see all your pets enjoying themselves and feeling treated!
Photos: All participating brands & Daniel Reyes