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Our Holiday Pet Photo Contest Winners!

By Julia Williams

I had so much fun looking at all of the wonderful pics submitted for CANIDAE’s last photo contest on Facebook. It’s always hard to choose my favorites because they’re all just so darn cute. Seriously, how could I possibly choose just one dog photo and one cat photo for my vote? They’re all winners in my eyes because the subject – a beloved pet – is near and dear to my heart. But they can’t all be awarded the awesome CANIDAE food prizes, unfortunately. I wish they could, because it’s such great pet food (my three kitties have eaten it for 10 years!).

One winning photo was chosen by the most online votes, but that still left two other winners for our panel of pet lovers to choose. After much deliberation, I finally picked my faves and my votes were tallied with the others…and here are all three winners!

Santa’s Little Helper: BC Davidson’s adorable little dog, Ruby, was the winner for the Most Online Votes category, with 153 votes. BC said “Ruby was rescued from the Animal Shelter and has been the most patient and wonderful dog. Here she is standing up ready to be Santa’s helper.”

A Cat with Mad Climbing Skills: The “Most Festive Cat” photo chosen by our panel of pet lovers was taken by Christa Strub, who wrote this about her cat, “This is a little foster who is staying to live with us. She has been up the tree near to the top multiple times a day.” Yay for a foster kitty finding her forever home! And with such impressive tree-scaling skills already, just wait until next year.

The Big Wrinkly Elf: The “Most Festive Dog” photo chosen by our panel of pet lovers was Kathryn Dunlap’s elf, errrrr…dog, Rufio. Kathryn wrote, “Everyone loves a big wrinkly Elf!” We agreed!

CANIDAE Prizes Awarded

6 FREE months of CANIDAE dry food to the photo with the most online votes
6 FREE months of CANIDAE dry food to the most festive dog chosen by our pet-loving panel
6 FREE months of CANIDAE dry food to the most festive cat chosen by our pet-loving panel

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The “My Talking Pet” App Will Have You in Stitches!

My Talking PetBy Julia Williams

Everyone who knows me is well aware that I am a kid at heart. My philosophy is that you’re never too old to play. There’s a time and a place for adult stuff, of course, but I firmly believe that taking time to play keeps us young in our bodies and our minds. Nurturing your inner child is every bit as important as taking care of the adult you.

So it will come as no surprise that I discovered an app called My Talking Pet, and found it utterly hilarious. Yes, it is *very* silly, but so entertaining for your inner child as well as any actual human children you might want to share it with.

The My Talking Pet app is so easy to use, and unless you are one of those humans with no sense of humor, it will make you laugh… a lot. My inner child (I call her Baby Quirky) had more fun with this app than she’s had in a good long while. And trust me when I say, this kid knows how to play!

I downloaded the app on my ipad, but it will also work on your iphone, and there is an Android version now, too. Essentially, you take a photo of your pet, then record anything you want your pet to say. You can change the pitch from low (for doggies) to high (for kitties) or somewhere in between depending on what you fancy their voice to be like. When you’ve finished making your video, you can email it to a friend, save it on your ipad or phone, and even post it on Facebook or your blog (see my videos below!).

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Festive Pet Photo Contest

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s the hap-happiest season of all! And our latest contest wants you to capture these moments with, of course, your pets as the stars of the season.

Snap a photo of your festive dog or cat, and you’ll be ready to enter our photo contest!

And, of course, CANIDAE is delivering the holiday cheer to three lucky winners! What better than FREE CANIDAE pet food to help celebrate the season?

It’s simple—just visit the CANIDAE contest page on Facebook, upload your photo, and submit your entry!

Then, you’ll need to spread the holiday spirit amongst your friends, since one of the prizes goes to the photo with the most online votes. The other two winners will be chosen by a panel of pet-loving judges from the CANIDAE team, so even if you don’t receive the most online votes, you still have a chance to win!

CANIDAE Prizes to Be Awarded

6 FREE months of CANIDAE dry food to the photo with the most online votes.

6 FREE months of CANIDAE dry food to the most festive dog chosen by our pet-loving panel.

6 FREE months of CANIDAE dry food to the most festive cat chosen by our pet-loving panel.

The contest ends at midnight on January 3, so keep your camera at the ready for the next week and—of course—enjoy time spent with family and friends (both human and non-human).

Lights, Camera, Action: A CANIDAE® Video Contest!

Have you ever lost yourself in adorable YouTube videos? Do you follow your pet around with your camera phone? Do you enjoy watching others perform their best talents? Then our next contest is for you!

For the first time, CANIDAE® is holding a video contest. Whether it is your first time filming your pet, or you have a variety of videos already ready to go, we want to see what you’ve got.22393 CAN Video Contest-Instagram Thumbnail

The theme is “Talented Pets,” but as we all know, talent is in the eyes of the beholder. A dog’s bark can sound like singing, or a cat’s jump off the couch can look like they’re taking flight!

And, for the most talented pets, there is a prize to be won! This pawsome prize is—of course—FREE CANIDAE® kibble! Two lucky winners will receive six months of premium quality pet food.

All you have to do is visit the CANIDAE contest page on Facebook, enter the link to your video on YouTube, and submit your entry!

If you don’t already have your pet’s video on YouTube, visit
their website, drag and drop your video file, and upload. Easy enough!

Next, you’ll need to share the contest with your friends, since one of the prizes goes to the video with the most online votes. The other winner will be chosen by a panel of pet-loving judges from the CANIDAE® team, so even if you don’t get the most online votes, you still have a chance to win!

CANIDAE® Prizes to Be Awarded

6 FREE months of CANIDAE® dry food to the video with the most online votes

6 FREE months of CANIDAE® dry food to the video chosen by our pet-loving panel

Good luck! Or—should we say—break a leg!

A Spooktacular Howl-O-Ween Photo Contest!

By Julia Williams

Do you like to dress up your pet for Halloween? Well then … it’s time to think outside the cauldron to come up with a creative disguise for your furry best friend.

Whether you want your pet’s Halloween costume to be splendidly scary, eerily awesome, frightfully funny or dog-gone cute is entirely up to you.

Once your pet is dressed in their bewitching best, have your camera ready to snap some great pics so you can enter them in CANIDAE’s newest photo contest on Facebook.

All Treat, No Tricks!

While I’m sure that all sounds monstrously fun in and of itself, there are prizes to be had for the most boooo-tiful pet pics. Three lucky pets will win six bags of premium quality CANIDAE kibble!

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“Pets Hiding” Photo Contest – Win Free CANIDAE!

By Julia Williams

Dogs and cats love to hide, don’t they? They hide under our rugs, blankets and bedspreads. They hide behind the curtains and underneath the bed with just their tail sticking out. They like to hide outdoors, too… in the grass, in a pile of leaves or next to a tree.

Some pets “hide in plain sight” by lying on a same-color rug or tile. You might find your pet hiding behind the couch, with just their nose peeking around. Cats are especially fond of hiding in the Christmas tree, and some hide inside a birdhouse hoping to catch a snack. Small dogs can hide in a pile of toys (like ET did).

The point is, hiding pets are funny, and they present us with lots of great photo ops. Most pet owners I know take a ton of photos, so I thought this hiding theme would make for a fun contest. (Truth be told, I “stole” the idea from my favorite cartoon kitty, Simon’s Cat. But you know what they say – there’s no such thing as a totally original idea!).

“Pets Hiding” Photo Contest

Do you have a cute photo of your pet hiding? We want to see it, and sharing it could win you free CANIDAE Pure dog food or cat food! Yep, your photo could net you a big bag of premium quality pet food for your animal pal.

Categories and Prizes

Best Dog “Hiding” Spot: 1 (one) 15-pound bag of CANIDAE grain free dog food (Pure Elements, Pure Sea, Pure Sky or Pure Land)

Cutest Cat “Hiding” Spot: 1 (one) 15-pound bag of CANIDAE grain free cat food (Pure Elements or Pure Sea)

Funniest Hiding Spot: 1 (one) 15-pound bag of CANIDAE Pure grain free dog food or cat food (winner’s choice).

Most Creative Hiding Spot: 1 (one) 15-pound bag of CANIDAE Pure grain free dog food or cat food (winner’s choice).

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