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CELEBRATING YOUR FURRY (AND SCALY!) FAMILY MEMBERS THIS NATIONAL PET MONTH
Top Shopping Deals and How To Give Back During the
First Amazon Pet Day on May 2nd
Katie Larsen – Retail and Entertainment Expert
Kick off National Pet Month with a ‘woof’ and ‘meow’ on May 2nd with the first-ever Amazon Pet Day, featuring deals from top-rated, pet-approved brands. Whether owners are looking to celebrate their sweet pup with treats and toys, need a camera to keep an eye on their furry friend, or have recently welcomed a pet into their home and need extra cleaning supplies, this one-stop shop 24-hour deals event has you covered.
On Thursday, April 28th, Retail and Entertainment Expert Katie Larsen will be sharing how listeners can save on a wide selection of tail-wagging deals across categories such as home, pets, and electronics from select small businesses. She can also offer pet parents shopping tips, such as receiving curated recommendations for their pet and how customers can give back this National Pet Month.
● CURATED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR YOUR PET: Set your fur baby up on Amazon Pet Profiles where you can be sent curated recommendations specifically for your special pet.
● GIVE BACK THIS NATIONAL PET MONTH: It’s simple to give back this National Pet Month through AmazonSmile or by contributing to over 2000 shelters who have made Wish Lists via Adopt A Shelter.
● SHOP ONLINE FOR THE BEST DEALS: Take advantage of incredible deals from top-rated, pet-approved brands such as Furbo, Frontline, and Bissell during Amazon Pet Day on May 2nd.
For more information visit: amazon.com/gifts
MORE ABOUT KATIE LARSEN:
Katie has been with Amazon over six years, with the last four years focused on Retail and Entertainment programming. Prior to Amazon, she taught elementary school for 8 years. Katie has a double Doodle named Baker and, his brother, Buckles, is also a dog of Amazon!
HEADING BACK TO THE OFFICE? DON’T FORGET TO MAKE A PLAN FOR YOUR DOGS & CATS!
PETA offers tips to help them cope with loneliness and boredom
DIANA MENDOZA, companion animal program manager, PETA Los Angeles
As more people get the COVID-19 vaccine and states re-open, many Americans will be heading back to work outside the home. That may be good news for humans eager to get back to their old routine, but it will be a painful adjustment for the dogs and cats who’ve grown used to having someone to keep them company at home. The transition can be traumatic for them.
PETA, the largest animal rights organization in the world, has tips to help guardians ensure that life after lockdown isn’t a huge let down for dogs and cats who are, after all, members of our family. Some advice includes:
- Take your dog for an extra-long walk before work. Don’t hurry him along, get him tired so he’ll nap better.
- Never lock him in a crate, which adds to stress. Dogs aren’t things to be stored, and if there’s a fire or break in, they cannot escape.
- Make sure your cat has a view, even if that means pulling a piece of furniture to the window.
- Gradually increase the amount of time you spend away from the house, and don’t become a blur, arriving back, hurriedly walking him, and then disappearing again.
- Slow down. Spend attentive, quality time with him before you leave and when you get home.
- Provide interactive toys for while you’re away, such as a puzzle treat dispenser for dogs and catnip-filled items for cats.
- Always give a kind word, make a fuss, and offer a treat before you walk out the door.
- If you do not use doggie day care, always arrange for a trusted friend, relative, or recommended dog walker to let your dog out during the day; because dogs aren’t machines, they, like you, have to “go.”
- Talk to your workplace about allowing dogs at work, or at least having a “Bring Your Dog to Work Day” once a week or month.
On May 26, Diana Mendoza will be available for interviews. She will tell your listeners the best way to help animals adapt to our absence, and offer helpful tips to ease the transition.
For more information please visit: www.PETA.org
More About Diana Mendoza:
Diana Mendoza is the companion animal program manager for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in Los Angeles. She represents PETA at city government meetings and runs the organization's "Let’s Fix L.A.” program, which connects Angelenos with low-cost spay/neuter services so that they can comply with the city's mandatory spay/neuter law, help end the companion animal overpopulation crisis, and improve the lives of dogs and cats.