Pets bring so much joy to so many people. They’re funny, loveable, and always keep you on your toes. As cute and comforting as they are, they can also be expensive. Dog food can cost up to $1000 a year, and the average vet visit for a pet costs about $100-$200.
We love our furry family members, but medical bills, food supplies, and daily maintenance can undoubtedly add up. Did you know that you can enter online sweepstakes catered to pet owners? Every day there are new giveaways that pop up online, including contests from pet food suppliers, pet stores, and more.
Are you skeptical about entering online giveaways? Some people aren’t familiar with the process and don’t know that there are countless benefits to entering legitimate, safe, and free online contests. Typically, all you have to do is fill out a short entry form, providing your email address and name. There are so many unique giveaways out there — why not give them a try? There’s nothing to lose, and in fact, you can gain huge deals on items that matter to you.
Every little bit counts, and by entering free contests to win essential pet supplies, you could save big money. Read on to discover recent giveaways that you and your four-legged friend would love!
Weekly Prize Giveaways from Modern Dog Magazine
Modern Dog Magazine started in 2002 and is currently one of the largest dog-related magazines in North America. It’s published quarterly, and if you’re a dog lover, you’re going to love hearing about their weekly prize giveaways.
Each week, the magazine offers readers the chance to win exciting prizes for you and your pooch. For example, they recently ran a contest with Imagilin (a pet vitamin supplier), where three lucky contestants won a prize pack containing their healthy, probiotic supplements.
Every contest contains wholesome treats and essential dog accessories. Check out the magazine’s website to see what’s up next!
Nutrience Dog and Cat Food Contests
Did you know that Nutrience pet food sources its ingredients from high-quality Canadian and US growers? Vegetables, fruits, and botanicals are harvested at their peak, and they’re combined with top of the line fish proteins.
And they offer exciting contests! Recently, the company gave away $500 worth of dog and cat food through their Facebook page — that’s a lot of healthy food for your pet to enjoy!
Be sure to follow them on Facebook to check for upcoming giveaways.
Animal Wellness Prize Packs
Animal Wellness Magazine is dedicated to helping pets live long and healthy lives. They regularly offer readers opportunities to win food, toys, and other treats your animal will love.
Every week you can enter the “Super Saturday Giveaway” — a chance to win all the things your pet needs to live an active life, including organic food, accessories, and toys.
Pets are the best! You want them to be happy, healthy, and to live fulfilling lives. Sometimes, it’s challenging to provide those things when the bills, rent, and other payments pile up. Enter online pet contests for your chance to win free items for your little furry pal.
'I can take it:' Ottawa top doctor receiving 'ugly emails' – OttawaMatters.com
Ottawa’s top doctor says she has received some “ugly emails” during the COVID-19 pandemic but isn’t letting them distract her from her job.
“I take in that information and I think about how we can better support people with our social services, with economic recovery,” said Dr. Vera Etches, Ottawa’s chief medical officer of health. “I’m focused on trying to make sure we manage through this pandemic so people can get back on their feet.”
Dr. Etches says she hasn’t received any death threats and doesn’t think she is in any danger.
“Of course people are frustrated. People have been harmed by losing their jobs, losing their businesses. Those are not small impacts, it’s very serious.”
The doctor says she recognizes that everyone is suffering from the pandemic.
“I know that this is a stressful time and people are angry, and I appreciate that,” explains Dr. Etches. “They’re looking for someone to blame or to express that anger and I think it’s important to hear from people who are negatively impacted.”
Dr. Etches’ comments come after British Columbia’s top doctor said she’s been receiving death threats and abusive letters in her role as a public figure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Bonnie Henry told a panel discussion at the annual convention of the Union of B.C. Municipalities that she’s had to have security in her home and has been targeted by people who don’t agree with her.
– With files from the Canadian Press
Manitobans waiting more than 2 hours to speak to Health Links – CTV News Winnipeg
As COVID-19 cases rise in Manitoba, Health Links is experiencing increased call volumes, resulting in longer wait times for callers.
According to a spokesperson from Shared Health, the increase in calls is attributed to the spike in COVID-19 cases, as well as the return to school on Sept. 8. They noted a small number of callers are looking for the results to their COVID-19 tests.
In a statement on Sept. 23, the spokesperson said because of the increase in calls, Manitobans are experiencing longer-than-average wait times to talk to Health Links, noting that wait times vary throughout the day.
On average in the past week, wait times have ranged between 53 and 128 minutes, though those calling at peak times may wait even longer.
“As COVID-19 activity in Manitoba can be expected to continue to vary, the volume of calls to HL-IS is being monitored closely with consideration being given to how current wait times may be addressed,” the statement said.
The spokesperson reminded Manitobans that they can get their COVID-19 test results through the online results portal on Shared Health’s website, as long as they have a Manitoba health card.
Anyone who tests positive will be contacted directly, but the posting of negative results could take several days.
Health Links, a phone-based nursing triage system, is the flagship program for the Provincial Health Contact Centre.
Four Ottawa schools under outbreak as number of COVID-19 cases inches up – Ottawa Citizen
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The other three schools with outbreaks remain open although some students have been sent home to isolate.
Whether a school remains open during an outbreak depends on how many groups of students are affected, said the statement from Ottawa Public Health.
Officials trace close contacts, which usually includes anyone in the same classroom as someone who has tested positive. Close contacts are usually sent home to self-isolate for 14 days.
“If there is sufficient evidence to indicate that there is risk of spread to additional cohorts, there may be a decision to close the entire school in order to stop transmission in the school,” said Public Health.
At Franco Ouest, where three students tested positive for COVID-19, parents were sent a letter from public health saying a “partial dismissal” of students at the school had been decided upon because the outbreak was “contained to a small group.”
“There is no evidence of widespread transmission within the school,” the letter said. The duration of the dismissal has not been established, but it could be two or more weeks, said the letter.
Public health officials notify students who need to isolate or be tested for COVID-19.
However, all students and staff at schools under outbreak should monitor themselves for symptoms and avoid going to “facilities where physical distancing cannot be maintained, in particular daycare centres, play groups, etc.” said the letter to parents. “Visiting older persons or those with chronic illness is also not recommended during this time.”
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