Business Spotlight – Coastline Global Inc


checkup1Have you ever wanted a reliable, quick, non-invasive, in-home aka stress free and super simple testing method to check the general wellness of your pet in under a minute?  CheckUp™ has got you covered! CheckUp tests for the four common conditions affecting cats and dogs of all ages through urinalysis, including: High Glucose Levels, Kidney Conditions, Urinary Tract Infection, and Blood in the Urine. Today we caught up with Brittany the VP of Business Development for Coastline Global Inc to ask her a few questions about the company that has been around since 2010.

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*Why was it started?
Coastline was started when the company learned about the benefits of hydrophobic sand for animal urine collection (initially from felines – which also expanded to the laboratory industry). We wanted to provide vets with a reliable method for non-invasive urine collection in clinics to reduce stress for the pet, owner, and technicians. After learning that pet owners have a demand to collect urine from their cats and dogs at home, and to monitor them on a frequent basis, we created CheckUp (www.checkupkit.com). CheckUp is the best method to monitor your pets health at home through simple and easy urine collection and analysis. Coastline is dedicated to creating products that maintain the highest standards of animal welfare, and deeply consider and promote the general health and wellness of animals and companion pets.

IMG_9455*Do you have any animals? If so, name, breed and something interesting about them?
Sadly, my Persian cat passed recently and I haven’t added a new member of the family yet. (Rolo and I are so sorry to hear, we send out condolences)

*What do you specialize in?
Coastline specializes in noninvasive urine collection methods (Kit4Cat and LabSand), and at home detection and monitoring kits (CheckUp – http://www.checkupkit.com) that provide pet owners with a window into their cat or dogs health, even once they have left the clinic.

*What makes your company different from other companies?
CheckUp, created by CG, is the only all-inclusive at home urine collection and monitoring kit on the market. Our product is reliable, validated, easy to use, and highly recommended! Our hydrophobic sand is patented worldwide, and used in 44 countries!

*What types of services do you offer?
We offer the ability for pet parents to be engaged in their pet’s health year round. We provide innovative and easy to use urine collection methods, and reliable testing strips, which will allow you to monitor chronic conditions (High Glucose, Kidney Conditions (Protein), and UTI (pH) or to ensure your pet is staying happy and healthy in between routine visits. Since cats and dogs hide their pain, and can’t always tell us something is wrong, CheckUp is a perfect solution!

*What is the company’s mission?
Our mission is to provide quality products that maintain the highest standards of animal welfare, while being price sensitive and conscious of the environment.

IMG_9456*What is the price range?
CheckUp kits are sold online and in traditional pet stores like Pet Valu and Ruffins Pet Center for $14.99 (USD)

*How would someone contact you?
Please feel free to e-mail (brittany@coastlineglobal.com) or call me at 888-999-3050 if you have any questions about CheckUp for Cats and Dogs!

*Any special events coming up this year for you?
We just returned from Interzoo in Germany, will be at SuperZoo in Las Vegas (Booth 5157), AVMA in San Antonio (Booth 119), and other various buying shows to ensure that CheckUp is available worldwide for pet owners to purchase conveniently and use at home!

*What inspires you?
We are inspired by the countless positive feedback we get from pet owners and vets on a daily basis, about how much they appreciate our product. We have had a number of pet parents call to tell us that because of CheckUp, they learned their pet had Diabetes, Kidney Conditions, and UTI’s that could have become way worse without the help of our detection strips. Since pets health can change in-between annual visits, CheckUp ensures your pet is staying healthy year round.

*What do you plan to accomplish with your business in 2016?
We plan to have worldwide distribution and to keep bringing CheckUp to stores near you.

*Do you do any charity work?
We proudly partner with the Foundation For The Handicapped which assembles our products.

Come Connect with Coastline Global;
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https://www.facebook.com/checkupkit/
Email: info@coastlineglobal.com
Website: www.checkupkit.com
Purchase Online –> Click Here

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CheckUp™ – At Home Wellness Tests [Product Review + Giveaway]


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Have you ever wanted a reliable, quick, non-invasive, in-home aka stress free and super simple testing method to check the general wellness of your pet in under a minute? Today we are bringing you a pet product review from CheckUp™ and at the bottom of the page we also have a giveaway! CheckUp tests for the four common conditions affecting cats and dogs of all ages through urinalysis, including: High Glucose Levels, Kidney Conditions, Urinary Tract Infection, and Blood in the Urine.

Come Connect with Coastline Global;
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/checkupkit/
Email: info@coastlineglobal.com
Website: www.checkupkit.com

Purchase Dog Version Online –> Click Here
Purchase Cat Version Online –> Click Here

Check out our exclusive interview with Coastline Global!

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Let’s get this review started!

IMG_9455Appearance & Design
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Comments:
As you can see from the photo below, the kit isn’t big at all, it fits right into that box! Which means it doesn’t take up a lot of space, perfect for keeping a few of them on hand for regular monitoring as recommended by a veterinarian, or, for those who want to check on their pets health in-between their routine visits.The telescopic pole comes detached from the ring and with a quick couple turns, it attaches or detaches. The telescopic pole is very sturdy even once extended. Inside the box was an attached result card, it was perforated along the sides to tear off, and came off easily, no fighting with this box!

The CheckUp kit includes:
1 telescopic pole
1 detachable metal ring to hold 1 large, disposable cup
1 sample collection pipette
1 sample collection vial to hold small urine sample for testing
2 identical testing strips to dip into urine samples and compare results on card

Creativity of Product
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Comments:
I am all about convenience and let me tell you how much I appreciated the telescopic pole so I didn’t have to frantically chase Rolo around with a cup and possible getting his urine all over my hand (ick). It was so easy. So easy that I had Rolo’s sister in a carrier while I did this outside out hotel room this morning.

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Directions for Use:
Attach the metal ring to the telescopic pole by rotating it
Pull the metal ring to extend the pole and place the cup in it
Catch a sample while pet is urinating and bring home for testing
Fill the vial using the pipette to at least 3/4
Simply dip the strip into collected urine and make sure to submerge all of the squares
Quickly place the strip on the results card and read according to instructions
If necessary close the vial with the cap and keep in refrigerator
If test shows positive results, take the sample to the vet for further information

Final Thoughts:
I was really excited to test out this product as I knew how one of the results was going to come back without even taking the test. Rolo has Epilepsy and with that, he can never get enough water intake, resulting in protein in the urine especially in the morning. This sample was taken in the morning and you can tell he was dehydrated by  the color of his urine. Nothing I didn’t expect as we have been dealing with his Canine Epilepsy for over 5 years now. It was super easy to use and it eases my mind knowing that there is something out there that can be done in home in between vet appointments or for regular monitoring as recommended by a veterinarian.
IMG_9457Disclaimer: Confessions of a Rescue Mom received a Kit4Cat CheckUp at Home Wellness Kit (Dog Version) for posting an honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are our own and were not influenced in any way. There was no monetary compensation.

giveawayWhat you can win?
One (1) Kit4Cat CheckUp at Home Wellness Kit (Cat or Dog Version, Winners Choice!)
*Ends July 31, 2016

How Can You Enter??
1) First, you MUST be a resident of Canada or the USA

2) You can enter through the Rafflecopter site by –> Clicking Here
3) Got Facebook? You can enter through our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/rescuemomblog
You will find a giveaway tab located under our banner, click it and start entering.

Giveaway Disclaimer: No purchase necessary. Giveaway is open to Canada & USA Residents Only, except where prohibited by law. Giveaway will run from July 5th, 2016 until July 31, 2016, 2016. One(1) winner will be randomly selected and announced on our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter & Email). The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest do not sponsor, administer, or endorse this promotion.

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[Winner Announced] $50 PetSafe Canada Prize Pack


sharethelovevideoDid you #ShareTheLove? We sure did! For the past few weeks we have been running a giveaway on our blog where YOU could win a $50 PetSafe Canada prize pack! Now that the giveaway has ended, it is time for our rafflecopter app to pick a winner! The winner will be emailed right after this blog post is posted, they will have 48 hours to respond or Rafflecopter will need to pick another winner. Winner MUST reside in Canada in order to qualify.  As I am not sure how this prize will ship, if by chance it is by Canada Post please allow extra time for this prize to get to you due to their possible strike. Thank you to everyone who participated in this giveaway ♥ Stay tuned as we have another one for Canada & USA residents coming up on July 5th!

Ding Ding Ding, The Winner has been CHOSEN!
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Giveaway Disclaimer: No purchase necessary. Giveaway is open to Canada Residents Only, except where prohibited by law. Giveaway will run from June 9th, 2016 until June 30, 2016, 2016. One(1) winner will be randomly selected and announced on our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter & Email). The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest do not sponsor, administer, or endorse this promotion.

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KURANDA BEDS – Orthopedic, Chew-Proof & Easy to Clean [Pet Product Review]


Orthopedic, easy to assemble, durable, chew-proof and easy to clean! These are just a few selling points that put Kuranda Dog & Cat Beds at the top of our must have list (and you should too!). Kuranda was established back in 1987 (a great year I might add, as I was born that year) and they have been producing high quality beds that have been filling homes and animal shelters ever since! Rolo’s former shelter; the Fort McMurray SPCA is a big supporter of Kuranda. If you walk into any of the dog or cat kennels you will find a Kuranda bed in each stall. Also inside the cat room you can find towers made from Kuranda beds that allow the cats to lounge in while they roam around out of the cages. We were so excited when we were given the opportunity to review one! Find out what we thought of it below!

kurandaCompany: Kuranda
Item: Large Standard Kuranda Dog Bed in with heavy-duty vinyl fabric in smoke color.
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Let’s start this product review!

Appearance & Design
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Comments:
This loft styled dog bed is perfect for getting your pet elevated and off the ground. With the bed being elevated it keeps Rolo up off the ground or the hard flooring while inside. It evenly distributes his weight which eases his “old man” joints and allows air to flow freely all around him. Now lets talk installation! With only 8 nuts & bolts to install it was super easy to assemble, I didn’t even need any help! With it being so easy to install, it makes it easy to take apart in case you want to disassemble it to bring it somewhere else.
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Creativity of Product
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Comments:
Like I mentioned above, we love how this is a loft style bed, which gets Rolo up off the ground easing his joints. We all know Rolo sometimes has problems with his joints so this bed is perfect for him and his aging body. I love that you can also purchase a fleece topper for the bed which adds even more comfort to the bed. Rolo choose to also add his handmade blanket from his grandma. As you can see! No pillow required on this bed for this DIVA dog!
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Did you know that you can donate a Kuranda bed to a shelter of your choice?
Just visit their page –> https://kuranda.com/donate

IMG_8476Durability(if applicable)
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Comments:
Although I am very happy that Rolo isn’t or has never been a chewer, if you have a chewer in your family, the Kuranda bed frame is CHEW-PROOF! The frames are made from poly-resin (**What is Poly-Resin? See Below). There is also a UV resistant finish put onto the frames that makes them resist fading along with stainless steel fasteners used for strength and are corrosion resistant. With the Kuranda beds you can also choose not only the type of frame but also the fabric for the bed that suits your pets needs. See below for the different types of fabrics available.**Poly-resin one of the forms of resin materials that are especially flexible when heated. This quality makes it the ideal material to use in any instance where molds are used to great goods. Because it dries to a durable material that is virtually unbreakable. (Paragraph Credit: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-polyresin.htm)

Types of Fabrics available for the Kuranda Beds;
Heavy Duty Vinyl
Our most durable option, ideal for determined diggers and larger, heavier dogs.

Outdoor Mesh Great for outdoor use, the open waterproof weave allows air and
water to flow through, helping dogs stay cool and dry.

Smooth Nylon  Abrasion resistant high-denier nylon but with a smooth finish.
Textured Nylon  This canvas is ideal for older dogs as it provides plenty of traction getting on and
off the bed. It’s also the best fabric choice for dogs with sensitive skin or allergies.
(Information Credit: https://kuranda.com/dog-beds/standard-dog-bed/walnut/large)

let's shop
Dog Beds: https://kuranda.com/dog-beds
Cat Beds & Towers: https://kuranda.com/cat-products
Fleece Pads: https://kuranda.com/fleece-pads
Slip Covers: https://kuranda.com/slipcovers

Disclaimer: Confessions of a Rescue Mom received a Kuranda Dog Bed from Kuranda Cat & Dog Beds for posting an honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are our own and were not influenced in any way. There was no monetary compensation.

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#ShareTheLove with PetSafe® [Plus Giveaway]



5477_Share_the_love_logo-02Where is all my Canadian’s at? PetSafe® wants you to #ShareTheLove! Below we have a giveaway where you can win a $50 PetSafe Prize pack and to increase those odds of winning, if you participate in the virtual game of “Catch & Throw” you will get more points! PetSafe is asking people to upload their YouTube videos to it’sShare the Love page of themselves and their pet catching a toy and passing it on. For every video that is uploaded, PetSafe will add money to it’s virtual pot. At the end of the campaign, the money will be donated to a nominated pet charity from the country that has uploaded the most videos, SO we want CANADA to win!
Sample video below and also available  –> Here
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Disclaimer: This is a #Sponsored Post. The opinions expressed in this post are our own and were not influenced in any way. There was no monetary compensation.

What you can win:
A $50 prize pack filled with PetSafe Prizes,

How Can You Enter??
1) You MUST be a resident of Canada
2) You can enter through the Rafflecopter site by –> Clicking Here
3) Got Facebook? You can enter through our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/rescuemomblog
You will find a giveaway tab located under our banner, click it and start entering.
*You will get bonus points for uploading a video to the #ShareTheLove campaign.

Giveaway Disclaimer: No purchase necessary. Giveaway is open to Canada Residents Only, except where prohibited by law. Giveaway will run from June 9th, 2016 until June 30, 2016, 2016. One(1) winner will be randomly selected and announced on our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter & Email). The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest do not sponsor, administer, or endorse this promotion.

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It’s a new chapter!


Well Hello Hello Hello! We are back to blogging after a week or so long break. I swear I have a really good excuse! If you follow us on social media, you all know I was pregnant with my first biological child due May 30th. This past month has been crazy to say the least but I am so thankful for everything that people have done for us. We were evacuated from our house in Fort McMurray, Alberta in early May due to the wildfires (just google for a wide plethora of information regarding it) and we have migrated to southern British Columbia to my mom’s house for the time being. Well on May 31st I gave birth to our little girl;
teneleyWe are now onto the next exciting chapter of our lives; living in the house with a brand new baby! I became a step-mother in November 2009 to an adorable, just over a year old little boy named Cameron.  In 2011, our family grew and we adopted Rolo! Rolo has never been a fan of kids, I blame this on his upbringing and past but I was determined to work on it without making him uncomfortable and to tell you the truth he has done well so far! I know his cues, I know when he is uncomfortable and I will never push him. We work together as a team! Rolo was never a snugly dog, although he now does appreciate a good cuddle from me! (only took a few years to get him to turn around). Leaving for the hospital was one of the hardest things I had to do, not because I was scared of the delivery, being in a hospital or the needles, I was concerned for my dog. Rolo has Epilepsy and most of his seizures are triggered by anxiety. I was admitted into the hospital on May 30th and didn’t leave the hospital until June 2nd. Those 3 nights away were long but! Rolo did not have any seizures while I was away. One thing I did was snuggle in bed with a blanket so it smelled like me. Well let’s meet baby!
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I purchased a “Mini Rolo” for Tenley and brought it to the hospital, since Rolo was likely not allowed to visit her. When we arrived home Rolo greeted us in the driveway, as if he hasn’t seen me in an eternity. We brought Tenley inside and let Rolo sniff her and to my surprise he licked her head! (2nd photo his tongue was just going back inside his mouth). It’s going to take a while for him to get used to her but well it’s going to take me a while to get used to having a baby too! So we are both in the same boat. I cant wait to see them bond on this new chapter in our lives. Stay tuned for an abundance of photos on our social media.

Love you all,
~Kimberley & Rolo

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Kuranda – Orthopedic, Easy to clean & Chew-Proof Cat & Dog Beds [PLUS Online Contest]


Kuranda is known for making orthopedic, easy to clean & chew-proof cat & dog beds. They are also very easy to put together, as I have assembled a few in my life as they are the ONLY beds Rolo’s former shelter (The Fort McMurray SPCA) uses for their animals (like seen below with former FMSPCA residents; Lexi, Sarge, Tripp, Keifer & Triumph the Tripawd). Did I mention they are also comfy? Triumph(dog on the far right side) is laying on the Kuranda bed on the side that he had to get his leg amputated. Kuranda is giving YOU the opportunity to enter your pet into their newly launched contest where YOU can win a Kuranda Bed! Details below!kuranda

Does your pet have a Identity Crisis?¿
Sometimes I believe Rolo does have an identity crisis as he has a few quirky traits that make him not like a dog. I have been slowly teaching him…”how to be a dog” for quite some time now. For instance; I encourage him to sit on the couch, lay on our bed and reward his occasional barks (I know, I sound crazy lol) as most owners try not to get their pets to do that stuff. If your pet has a identity crisis like Rolo, this contest is for you!

What can you win?
One Winner will get a Kuranda Standard Dog Bed of YOUR Choice (color & fabric)

This contest is open from May 25th, 2016 until June 14th, 2016
(June 14th the winner will be announced VIA Kuranda’s Facebook page)

How to Enter?
1) MUST be a resident of the USA
2) –> Enter Here <–

Disclaimer: Kuranda is hosting the giveaway as well as providing the contest prize. The opinions expressed in this post are our own and were not influenced in any way.

ALSO in addition to Kuranda giving away a free bed to the winner, they will also donate 5% of all contest participant sales made through the “Shop Here” link on the Fido Files webpage to Service Dog Project. The Service Dog Project is a non-profit organization in Massachusetts that has donated over 100 Great Danes as service dogs to individuals who have severe balance and mobility limitations.

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SierraSil Leaps and Bounds™ Soft Chews [Pet Product Review]


Today on our blog, we have a pet product review on SierraSil Leaps and Bounds Soft Chews! SierraSil, is a naturally occurring hydro-thermal clay complex from the Sierra Mountains that has been clinically proven to help support a healthy inflammatory response, gently detoxify, and improve physical function. Extensive research in clinical trials for both safety and efficacy. SierraSil Leaps and Bounds™ is the natural choice for proven joint pain relief for your dog. The new formula has been developed to meet the highest quality standards with all natural ingredients, ethically sourced to ensure purity, with a taste your pet is sure to love. (Paragraph Credit: http://store.sierrasil.ca/catalog/partdetail.aspx?PartNo=JFCCW100)

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Come Connect with SierraSil;

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/SierraSil
Email:
info@sierrasil.com
Website:
www.sierrasil.com
Twitter:
@SierraSil
Purchase Online –> Click Here

Want to learn more about SierraSil?
Check out our exclusive interview with them!
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Appearance & Design
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Comments:
Rolo received a few samples packages of SierraSil Leaps and Bounds for doing a product review but the package available for purchase (featured below) has 100 chicken flavored soft chews inside. When I take a look at the packaging, I like the green color scheme because to me green symbolizes; natural & healthy. Which is why I chose to shoot a few photos outside in the yard.   (Photo Credit for 2nd photo: http://store.sierrasil.ca/catalog/partdetail.aspx?PartNo=JFCCW100)
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Smell & Taste Test
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Comments:
Rolo does take daily medication for his Epilepsy and sometimes he spits them out, or I have to force him to eat them if I don’t have any treats near by. It’s a pain! These soft chews from SierraSil are chicken flavored which in our house, anything meat flavored gets devoured! I love that he can’t even tell that it’s actually not a treat, it’s a supplement to help support healthy joints and flexibility. Which we all know Rolo needs!
13262511_10153567480068531_307792744_o*Serving Guidelines: SierraSil Pet Chews can be given to any pet displaying signs of aging. Chews may be given at one time. It is recommended that the pet has plenty of water available.

Directions for Use: Up to 20Lbs – 1 chew daily ♦ 21–50Lbs – 2 chews daily ♦ Over 50Lbs – 3 chews daily
(Paragraph Credit: http://www.sierrasil.com/our-products/pet-chews/serving-guidelines/)

 Creativity of Product
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Comments:
The soft chews are easy to take without forcing and have been working great with his legs. As I am sure you all have read before that Rolo has had a lot of troubles in the past with his back legs. He was even forced to learn how to ride inside a stroller as we worked on putting his back legs through much-needed rehab. Rolo doesn’t use his stroller anymore but he still cannot go for long walks. With me being super pregnant and trying to get labor rolling, I have been going on LOTS of walks to try to get things started! With Rolo taking Leaps and Bounds he has been able to come on the long walks with me

Check out what others have to say about the benefits & results of SierraSil:
http://www.sierrasil.com/category/testimonials/

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Business Spotlight – SierraSil® [Health You Can Feel™]


536317_10150688730799421_266865964_nWe caught up with Melanie Trepanier, The Brand Manager for SierraSil® to get the inside scoop on this company. SierraSil is a naturally occurring hydro-thermal clay complex from the Sierra Mountains that has been clinically proven to help support a healthy inflammatory response, gently detoxify, and improve physical function. Extensive research in clinical trials for both safety and efficacy. (Paragraph Credit: http://store.sierrasil.ca/catalog/partdetail.aspx?PartNo=JFCCW100)


Come Connect with SierraSil!
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/SierraSil

Email: info@sierrasil.com
Website: www.sierrasil.com
Twitter: @SierraSil

*Why was it started?
SierraSil Health Inc. was launched following the discovery of a truly unique mineral deposit in the Sierra Mountains known today as SierraSil from a gold mine prospector. The mineral that sparkled in the sun was a grazing spot for wild animals in the area, which eventually made its way to human clinical trials for both safety and efficacy and is now patented as a nutritional supplement for the treatment of Osteoarthritis and sold in both human and pet formulas.

*Do you have any animals?
I have a 3-year-old beagle named Lucy. She was rescued from Prince George and just loves life by the beach, especially rolling around in seaweed and smelling like a dog!

IMG_7569*What do you specialize in and what makes you different from other companies?
Well researched, quality of life enhancing, joint health supplements. We offer guaranteed results in 14 days or less on all of our products.

*What do you plan to accomplish with your business in 2016?
Have more people know about SierraSil Leaps and Bounds, so that less dogs suffer from joint pain. You can read our personal review on SierraSil Leaps and Bounds –> Click Here

*What types of services do you offer?
Joint health supplements for dogs and humans.

*What is the company’s mission?
To help 1 million or more people and animals live healthier and more active lives.

*What is the price range?
$20 for 100 soft pet chews. (Dosage varies by body weight)
$35 for 90 capsules. (One month supply for humans)

Find a retailer here:
http://www.sierrasil.com/store-finder/
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*What inspires you?
Hearing the stories of people and pets who have gotten back to living a quality life, being able to walk up and down stairs without pain, being able to enjoy life to the fullest and age with grace. 

*Do you do any charity work?
We have helped raise money and awareness for many different charities over the years both through product donations for auctions as well as cash donations. Some of the recipient charities include: World Vision, Wounded Warriors, True Patriot Love Foundation, Orphans Fund, BC Sports Hall of Fame and many others. 

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Times are tough but Albertan’s are tougher; Our experience during the Fort McMurray Wildfire [Part 2]


13161918_726776464131270_7040875624231767423_oIt’s been just a little over two weeks since we packed up our vehicles and headed south for safety (you can read part 1 by clicking here). It still seems so surreal to me that I can’t just pack up my SUV and drive back to Fort McMurray at any given time to return home. Today I wanted to share with you all what I feel my dog has done for me during the evacuation as we all know the bond Rolo & I share is unbreakable. Later on I will be doing a part 3 blog post about all of the amazing people & business’s who have helped us personally along the way. BUT FIRST,

The day before the evacuation, I created this “Be Prepared” photo to share around on social media to help prep some people in-case of an evacuation. I actually followed it myself when pre-packing my families bags as a precaution. Feel free to save this photo and spread it around, it was a big help!

♥ Dogs are special, I swear they have super powers where just having them around you makes you feel better no matter what situation you are in, good or bad. Don’t you agree??
PicMonkey CollageRolo’s most favorite place to be is in the SUV with me driving. He makes the perfect road-trip buddie and I am always thankful for his company. Driving through town trying to head south was very stressful, the roads were jam-packed with vehicles. Traffic lights and signs didn’t seem to mean anything, just like driving down the wrong side of the road. Which we in fact did (first photo – hey we were instructed by the police to do so!). As soon as we made it south of town, through all of the smoke there was a sigh of relief (2nd photo). Of course I’ve been told that stress induces labor, so I tried remaining calm. Did some breathing techniques that I learned at yoga, cleared my mind and envisioned that we were just on our way to go camping at the camper. I didn’t want to think about the house, the memories or our belongings. Each time I checked my mirror, Rolo was sitting up the entire time, smiling away. The smile never left his face the whole drive down to the camper (2 hours away!). Looking at him reassured me that we were going to be OK.

We are #FortMacStrong – We will Rebuild – We are all in this together ♥

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