Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Raising Funds for Jake's Leg Amputation Due to Cancer


A few weeks ago Jake started limping with a gash in his wrist. Thinking he just got into something and hurt himself, we put him on antibiotics and waited a week. There was little to no improvement so a vet visit was in order.

Instead of just a gash, it turned out to be a tumor. Jake could have rubbed his leg on something because of the pain. I am actually very thankful he did this, because the vet did not like the look of it. A biopsy was done and he went home in his cone of shame.



The limping became better but our hearts sank as we got the phone call that it was indeed cancer. Level 1 Soft Tissue Sarcoma. This type of cancer usually stays in one location and because it is level one there isn't too many symptoms happening yet. Surgery was scheduled the next day and we hoped for the best.

The next morning Jake was so excited to get in the car for a ride..but wasn't too happy to get in the vet's office. He went "full toddler" as I call it. You know when a little kid will become a ragdoll and fall on the floor? Yup. Imagine a 70 pound dog doing that.


A few hours later we got a call saying that it was worse than expected. This cancer had grown and spread into his flexor tendons and blood vessels. The only options we had were to let it be or to amputate. He is 13 years old, but still very lively, so putting him down was not an option for us. $2,500 to remove a leg and prolong his life or do nothing and see him in pain until he passes. Guess which option we chose?

So Jake's leg is amputated and we will probably be getting him back home tomorrow. I just wanted to update you all on the situation and we do have a GoFundMe account set up if you would like to help us cover the costs for his surgery. Every little bit is appreciated!


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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Review & Giveaway: What makes Lucy Pet Products™ Cats Incredible™ Cat Litter...well, Incredible!

Review & Giveaway: What makes Lucy Pet Products™ Cats Incredible™ Cat Litter...well, Incredible!

The Chesnut Mutts were compensated in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are genuinely mine and we would not share a product that we did not fully believe in. Please do not use any image without permission.

Cat litter is a part of everyday life for a cat parent and it can be a stinky part of having a feline in the house. I have had cats ever since I was little starting with a stray I named Noggin, then Shasha, and now we have Shipoopi, Mr. Kitty, and Smooshie in our household. Dumping a heavy box of dusty litter and then having the ammonia smell waft around even though you just replaced the litter is frustrating and I'm glad Lucy Pet Products™ is doing something about it. Introducing...Cats Incredible™!


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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Review & Giveaway: Freshening up your Pet-Filled Home with Fresh Wave®

Review & Giveaway: Freshening up your Pet-Filled Home with Fresh Wave®

The Chesnut Mutts were compensated in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are genuinely mine and we would not share a product that we did not fully believe in. Please do not use any image without permission.


Let's face it. When you have pets, your house can get pretty smelly. With 5 dogs, 3 cats, and 2 rats (Tyrone the aquatic snail doesn't smell too much in his aquarium) odors can pile on pretty fast, but the usual cleaning products are filled with chemicals that can irritate our pets' respiratory system and even cause allergic reactions. We have recently found a great brand called Fresh Wave® who's changing the way us pet parents make our home smell a bit better!


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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Review: Turning your Pet Into a Masterpiece with PaintaPic

Review: Turning your Pet Into a Masterpiece with PaintaPic

The Chesnut Mutts were compensated in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are genuinely mine and we would not share a product that we did not fully believe in. Please do not use any image without permission

When it comes to giving gifts to pet parents it can be kind of tough, especially with those with unique pets or mixed breeds. It's like finding your name on one of those keychains you get when you go on vacation. "No Jada, Shipoopi, or Delmar? I mean, come on!" This week we are looking at a very creative and personalized gift you can make at home for yourself, or gift to your favorite pet parent. Introducing...PaintaPic!


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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Review & Giveaway: Cleaning your Dog's Ears with BVH Pet Care Premium Dog Ear Cleaner

Review & Giveaway: Cleaning your Dog's Ears with BVH Pet Care Premium Dog Ear Cleaner

The Chesnut Mutts were compensated in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are genuinely mine and we would not share a product that we did not fully believe in. Please do not use any image without permission. This post also contains affiliate links.

Ear issues have been a common occurrence with Miss Jada ever since she was little. The culprit for her is allergies and thankfully we have them mostly under control, but daily care is needed. At night, I drown her ear canals with alcohol to prevent any more infections, but after baths, I like to use something a little more gentle. Let's look at a great companion to our previous review of BVH Pet Care Premium Shampoo and Conditioner by looking at BVH Pet Care Premium Dog Ear Cleaner!


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Friday, April 8, 2016

Review & Giveaway: Improve Your Dog's Kibble with Brothers Complete

Review & Giveaway: Improve Your Dog's Kibble with Brothers Complete

The Chesnut Mutts were compensated in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are genuinely mine and we would not share a product that we did not fully believe in. Please do not use any image without permission. This post also contains affiliate links.]

So you want to give your dog the best food possible…but you don’t want to do a raw diet and you want to stay with kibble. That’s totally fine! Just make sure you get the good stuff. Speaking of good stuff, we have a high-quality dry dog food to introduce to you today from Brothers Complete.

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