Win an $80 Royal Canin Doggy Day Spa Pack!
our first giveaway
We are beginning our first giveaway today, courtesy of Royal Canin. Our giveaway contest, worth $80, will run through April 21. The lucky winner gets: a 2.5 pound bag of Royal Canin X-SMALL dog food, Earth Bath natural grooming wipes, Zwipes Microfiber Small Pet Towels (pack of 5), Tropiclean oral care kit, Fresh ‘n Clean oatmeal and baking soda shampoo, Li’l Pals grooming brush and nail trimmer, and grooming lead.
How to enter
Enter the contest with the rafflecopter widget. You can either log in through your Facebook account or enter your email address to enter. Then, click on the down arrow to the right of “+1 DO IT.” It should ask you to tell us why your dog deserves to be pampered (this isn’t mandatory, but we would love to know). To leave a comment, scroll to the bottom of the blog, under my picture, and enter your comment where it says “Add New Comment.”
We’d appreciate it if you would Like the Shih Tzu Sisters Facebook page, but that isn’t mandatory either. That’s it!
Also, this is very important. We know the food that comes with this gift is for x-small dogs, but if you have any type of small dog, even if he or she is more than eight pounds (like shih tzus), please enter anyway! We loved everything in the package, and we know you will too! We’ll announce the winner on April 22. Royal Canin will deliver it to you free of charge!
royal canin x-small nutrition line
Royal Canin has more than 40 years of experience in the animal health and nutrition industry. It collaborates with nutritionists, breeders, and veterinarians from around the world to come up with formulas. Their dog formulas include MINI (9 — 22 lbs), MEDIUM (23 — 55 lbs), MACXI (56 — 99 lbs), and GIANT (100 and up).
They recently set out to come up with the perfect formula for dogs 8 lbs. and under, resulting in the X-SMALL nutrition line. Not all x-small dogs have the same needs, so the X-SMALL line includes PUPPY, ADULT, MATURE (+8), and AGING (+12).
Dr. Brent Mayabb, veterinarian and manager of education and development at Royal Canin, explains that the new formulas take into account the x-small dogs’ unique physiology, specific energy needs, and extra-small jaw size, to provide them with “optimal nutrition.” The formulas also “contain premium nutrition to support heart health, highly digestible proteins and fibers to help regulate digestion and prevent constipation, and are enriched with EPA and DHA to help maintain a beautiful skin and coat.” The kibble is also designed to promote dental health, by reducing tartar build-up as the dog chews.
To celebrate the launch of its X-SMALL line, Royal Canin kicked off The Royal Canin Treatment sweepstakes in late February. One lucky pet parent will get free dog food and grooming for life, along with an accessory shopping spree to pamper their x-small dog. The sweepstakes runs through June 1, 2012. Owners can enter for a chance to win at the Royal Canin website.
In addition to the grand prize, owners also can participate in The Royal Canin Treatment Instant Win Game for a chance to win one of more than 500 prizes for their tiny companion. Instant Win prizes range from gift cards and toys, to travel gear, grooming items and more.