December Content Ideas for Pet Influencers Blog Hop

Did you catch our  25 ideas for pet blog holiday content post? Add to that holiday treasure trove of content ideas, as this week’s blog hop for Wordless Wednesday is dedicated to December content ideas for pet influencers. We are going beyond the holidays with creative and unique blog post idea starters. Happy blogging, happy social media posting, and happy holidays! December is upon us!

DECEMBER CONTENT IDEAS

Seasonal

  1. How to snazz up a non-traditional pet home for the holidays (birds, ferrets, fish, reptiles)
  2. December 2: Hanukkah begins at sundown, National Mutt Day
  3. December 19: National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day (great for pet fun)
  4. DIY Ornaments with a Pet Theme
  5. Decorating a Christmas  Tree with a Pet Theme

Safety

  1. Winter dangers for pets: Everyone blogs about holiday dangers; be different and showcase winter dangers for pets.
  2. Treats Your Pets Can Eat
  3. Christmas Tree and Decorations: How to Keep Pets Away
  4. Why Pets Do Not Make Good Gifts for the Holidays
  5. Liquid Dangers to Pets

New Year’s

  1. Keep Pets Safe From Bolting: Fireworks and Pots and Pans Clanging Alert
  2. Alcohol and Pets Do Not Mix
  3. New Years Resolutions for Pets
  4. End of Year Sales and Bargains for Pet Lovers (include affiliate links, as people want to spend those holiday gift cards)
  5. Pet Friendly Things to do For New Year’s Eve

Non-Holiday December Themed

  1. December 4: World Wildlife Conservation Day
  2. National Cat Lovers Month
  3. Safe Toys and Gifts Month
  4. Pet Friendly Places to Visit to Escape the Holidays
  5. Pet Themed Books to Read by a Cozy Fire

December Potpourri

  1. Bah Hambug: How to Channel Your Inner Elf When You Hate the Holidays
  2. Reasons for the Season: A list of things to be grateful for and encourage your readers/followers to chime in with their favorite reasons for the season (makes a great social media post)

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The Role Of Antioxidants And Their Use In Dog Food

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If you have the habit of going through the list of ingredients in your canine’s food, you might have come across antioxidants. You might be wondering why manufacturers of dog food are using antioxidants in their products? You have come to the right place as you can learn about the role of antioxidants and their use in dog food below:

Sources Of Antioxidants

Most manufacturers use natural or synthetic antioxidants or a mix of both when they make dog food. Natural antioxidants consist of rosemary, citric acid, and vitamins C and E to name a few. You can get vitamin C from vegetables and fruits such as blueberries, tomatoes, apples, and cranberries. Citric acid comes from fruits such as lime, lemon, and orange. Vitamin E comes from a variety of oils such as sunflower, safflower, soybean, and corn. Manufacturers use mixed tocopherols instead of Vitamin E on the list of ingredients.

Some of the synthetic antioxidants used in dog food are ethoxyquin, BHT, and BHA. Synthetic antioxidants are made in labs and work well when combined with natural counterparts. When you take a look at the chemical structure of BHA and BHT, you will find it similar to Vitamin E. Although there are a lot of controversies surrounding ethoxyquin, it is safe in small amounts.

Use Of Antioxidants In Dog Food

The main reason why manufacturers of dog food use antioxidants are to prevent oxidation from taking place. Oxidation is a chemical process that breaks down the fats and nutrients in food. Oxidation also causes discoloration and rancidity if left unchecked.

Antioxidants slow down the progress of oxidation by blocking the damaging effects of oxygen. In most cases, manufacturers add antioxidants during the early stages of production to ensure they work optimally. They also combine different types of antioxidants to improve their effectiveness.

Role Of Antioxidants

Besides working as anti-oxidizing agents, they also come with a myriad of health benefits. For starters, all the cells in your canine’s body don’t get damaged due to antioxidants. Oxidation inside the body leads to the production of free radicals which damages your canine’s cells. If you don’t do anything about these free radicals, they will continue to damage the cells. They also improve the immune system of your canine so that it can lead a healthy and happy life.

If you give antioxidants to a puppy, it will enhance the canine’s immune system significantly. Similarly, when adult canines consume antioxidants, it prevents damage due to oxidation from taking place in their organs and brain. As a result of this, the lifespan of your canine will increase considerably.

If you have any queries regarding this topic, feel free to leave a comment below!

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