Healthy Kids and Healthy Pets Make a Loving Family with IAMS! **Giveaway**

by Carrie with Children with 253 comments

When Maggie was just six months old, Penny the pup became a member of our family. It was an exciting time at our house – raising a baby and also a new puppy. While most people thought we were crazy, it turned out to be the perfect time to welcome a dog into our home. They have formed a special bond with each other – just like siblings.

With a baby and a new puppy in the house, it was always an adventure keeping their toys separate. Maggie always wanted to play with Penny’s toys and Penny thought Maggie’s toys were hers.  In particular, a small, plush white rabbit.  Even though it was Maggie’s toy – Penny would steal it from Maggie’s room.  When the rabbit would go missing, I could always count on finding it in Penny’s dog bed.  Eventually, I gave in and just let Penny keep the rabbit.

And a few years later when Molly was born, Penny instantly formed a bond with her too. They have explored together and discovered new things as they all grow up together.

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Penny loves playing with the girls.  Whether it’s Maggie tucking Penny in for her nap or Molly trying to go for a ride *on* Penny – she puts up with a lot!  She is a gentle and caring dog – I love watching them play together.

Whether we are going on family walks or taking boat rides – Penny has been there with Maggie and Molly – experiencing life right along with them.

Penny has taught my girls so many wonderful things about life.  Compassion. Love and even how to play!

We are so thankful to have Penny as a part of our home.  She’s a fantastic dog and we love that she’s taught our girls so much about life. I hope we have many years to come with our loveable Penny the pup.

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IAMS provides ideal nutrition for puppies and other pets, so key is the benefit of good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle for your entire family—your pet included.

How do you keep your pet(s) happy and healthy? 

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** This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of IAMS Proactive Health Puppy Formula. The opinions and text are all mine. **


  • Elena

    I keep them healthy by giving them good quality food and walking with them daily

  • Mary Happymommy

    I take my poodle for walks, feed him well, have regular vet & grooming appointments, and give him lots of attention!

  • Mendy Dinsmore

    We give them lots of love and good food.

  • Throuthehaze

    I get them groomed and feed them good food

  • Janet W.

    I keep them happy and healthy by feeding them healthy dog food, let them get exercise in the backyard daily, and treats for good behavior!

  • Jessie C.

    We take our dog to exercise and make sure he has balanced meals.

  • Jessica To

    We try to play with her alot!

  • Jennifer Marie

    not giving my cat too much to eat.

  • Amanda Sakovitz

    i take my dog for walks everyday. she loves them!

  • Sonya Morris

    Taking her to get groomed, keeping up with vet visits and flea and tick protection. Plus lots of belly rubs.

  • Tabathia B

    fresh water, daily food and by talking to it

  • Nataly Carbonell

    take him walking with me every morning

  • courtney b

    LOTS OF treats and walks 🙂

  • Amy Orvin

    Plenty of love, attention, good food and exercise.

  • Thomas Murphy

    I take them for lots of walkes

  • Bo

    Lots of love!!

  • Carolsue

    We feed our cat a high quality cat food, keep him inside all the time, and give him lots of love

  • Heather Hayes Panjon

    Walks, Play, Hugs, Vet, Baths, And Great Food They Love Iams All Keeps Them Happy And Healthy

  • Ashley Hatten

    Regular vet checkups!

  • Tina M

    spend time with them

  • Tim

    We take our dogs on daily walks. Plus, we have a completely fenced in school yard near us that we let the dogs go crazy in.

  • Barbara Montag

    I give them good food daily & play with them for exercise.
    And love of course.
    Thank you.

  • stephanie

    always playing with my dog and walking him

  • Laura Jacobson

    WE go for walks every day! I would like to change his food to a healthier food that what we are using! I have heard really good things about Iams!

  • Denise L

    We like to brush them often and take them for walks!

  • Deb K

    We make sure that they get plenty of walks and treats of course!

  • Ellie W

    I feed my dogs good food and give them lots of attention and exercise.

  • meredith

    good old belly rubs!

  • Allison Downes

    Walk them and play with them. Give them as much attention as possible

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  • Mallory H.

    I give them lots of hugs and kisses, toys and treats, I take them on walks and always look out for their safety.

  • Margaret Smith

    We play with them often and treat them as a member of our family

  • Nicole Newby

    My cat gets CONSTANT attention.

  • Chrystal D

    Good foods & lots of play time!

  • Adrienne gordon

    My dog goes with me on my trail runs.

  • Heidi

    I keep my dog healthy with great nutritious food, exercise and regular vet check-ups!

  • K. Cleaver

    Our pets are happy because we give them lots of attention.

  • Tamar

    Lots of attention

  • corrie

    i love my pets, they are my children too LOL. i pet them alot and make sure they dont over eat and get sick. change the litter as much as needed too.

    Also, the pic of your daughters with the puppys are cute.


    They get lots of snuggles and treats, WOOF

  • Katharine Davis

    I feed them quality food and make sure they get regular exercise and vet checks.

  • Diane @ Me, Him And The Cats

    I take them for regular checkups and give them lots of attention and love!

  • Sue Ellison

    I keep them happy by keeping them well fed, giving them plenty of water, lots of love and playtime.

  • kim s

    I feed my kitties healthy food… play with them daily… and smother them with hugs and kisses 🙂

  • melissa Resnick

    i take my out for walks

  • Kate F.

    I give them plenty of attention and exercise.

  • Carol W

    We get outside for exercise and really just treat her like she is part of the family. thanks

  • Jaque R.

    I have a little alien pug who appears to be permanently attached to me…we play together, have dinner together and he is the happiest little dog I have every known. 🙂 Thank you.

  • Tonya Dean

    Lots of love and exercise


  • Terra

    I keep my cat healthy & happy by feeding him good food, providing plenty of toys, and of course lots of hugs!

  • Matt A.

    My wife and I go for long walks with the dog (our fur child) and then later Rex and I will play his favorite game – T-Rex Hunter, where I assume the role of a T-Rex and chase him around the house while he tries to figure out a way to bring me down. Who knew Walker Coonhounds were great dino hunters?

  • Kiara

    We take our dog to exercise.

  • Katherine

    Feed them according to their size. leave them plenty of water, play with them and exercise them and a few hugs throughout the day

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  • Donna L

    Lots of love and good food and time spent together.

  • danielle lima

    by giving it healthy food to eat

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  • Mommyofone Shanna

    Daily Walks !!! And treats =P

  • sarah keel

    Our dog loves playing with our kids , they play with each other all the time.

  • Jimmy

    I make sure they have plenty of food, water, and exercise.


    I play with my dog Mylo almost everyday in my backyard and give him treats often.

  • Katherine Donovan

    good food, walks, and lots of TLC

  • LeAnn V

    Our puppy Lacie loves to be outside and loves playing in the snow, so we try to take her out for walks and play time as muc has possible.

  • Shannon Barnes

    Treats, hugs, and walks!

  • Jody Sisson

    Good Food, Vet Checkups, Playtime.

  • Courtnie

    I take my dog for walks often.

  • Kathy S

    IAMS dogfood and exercise every day.

  • alyce poalillo

    My kitties are very happy as they have plenty of good food, warm comfy beds and sunny windows to sit in and a few treats-and of course a loving companion person!

  • April Brenay

    walks and annual trips to the vet

  • Stephanie Larison

    Walks and love

  • renee walters

    I give my dog babies lots of love and good food.

  • Anastasia

    Lots of walks and love 🙂

  • Sheila K.

    I give my kitty-boy plenty of good food, water, toys, and love!

  • Cynthia C

    I spend lots of time with mine and give her great nutritious food.

  • debbie

    lots of walks, playing catch

  • Kathleen

    lots of walks and healthy food

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  • edq143

    love, food, shelter and attention

  • Jason Crooks

    Healthy food, lots of walks, and a whole lot of love.

  • casey everidge

    we play with my dog outside everyday

  • Linda Lansford

    I provide healthy food and exercise

  • Kim W

    Great food and a big yard to play

  • Lim

    By walking, playing, and regular trips to the vets.

  • Rebecca Graham

    with lots of love and attention

  • Janna Johnson

    lots of walks, water, and love
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  • Steve Stone

    exercise and good food

  • Christine

    walks and love

  • Denise Taylor-Dennis

    I keep my dog happy by petting him, talking to him and of course feeding him.

  • Jessica Vaughan Gengler

    lots of snuggling

  • olga

    Regular vet visits and good food – but even more importantly, I love my Milo as much as he loves me. Keeps us both healthy and happy!

  • Katie Roch

    I keep my dogs happy by being active with them at least 30 minutes a day and giving them treats when they are deserving.

  • Mary Casper

    with good food, lots of exercise and love

  • Jamie Brigham

    We keep him healthy by getting him check ups at the vet, feed him food according to his age and we keep him happy by loving him and playing with him.

  • Carolyn G

    Feed them healthy food

  • MaryR

    Lots of daily walks and fresh air.

  • Jennifer Short

    I monitor their weight.

  • Emily R.

    We keep them healthy and happy by giving them attention and love 🙂

  • Jessica Rose

    Lots of love and lots of playtime!

  • Wild Orchid

    I give my dogs lots of time outside to keep them happy.

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  • Nancy Sloan

    I make sure he gets the right food and lots of exercise.

  • Allisha Gold

    We always enjoy spending time with our pets. With our cat, that usually involves petting her and just napping with her. With our dog, we like to take him on walks and play with him. Thank you!

  • kim

    I keep my dogs happy and healthy by feeding them right, walking and grooming them daily and playing with them as often as I can

  • Katie Contests

    A good diet, exercise, and cuddles!

  • jennifer

    Lots of hugs and petting. Plenty of fresh water, exercise, flea/tick protection, good food.

  • Crystal

    Lots of time playing with them for entertainment and exercise!

  • Erika P.

    I take my dogs to the dog park so they can play

  • Molly Elwell

    I give my couch potato lots of cuddles ans treats, and then we jog it all off

  • David Haug

    Food, love, and exercise. And lots of attention.

  • Kyl Neusch

    play with them

  • Jennifer G

    Fresh water and food and by playing with it

  • Katie R

    Diet and exercise

  • Crystal F

    By playing with them and walking them. thank you!

  • gina

    We feed her healthy food & give her lots of love & attention.

  • Jason Vaughn

    Feeding them high quality food.

  • Michelle Hudak

    I take time to play with my dog each evening and take him for a walk every day

  • Jasanna Czellar

    give them big dog bones!

  • Ellen B

    lots of play time

  • Derek Timm

    My dogs love to play ball and she gets lots of bones!

  • Kristi C

    We go for walks everyday and make sure to take our dog to the vet every year.

  • Nadine L

    We have great trails by our house, we love to go for a run on them. The dogs love it, get to explore and get some exercise and I love seeing them so happy

  • Marcia Goss

    We keep our dog Sushi happy and healthy with regular walks in the park.

  • Tara

    plenty of exercise!

  • Katie

    Healthy/quality food!

  • Kimberley Meier

    We take the dogs on walks all the time and we make sure they eat healthy dog food.

  • Rich Hicks

    annual vet visits and lots of exercise and good food
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  • Jason Winesburg

    Give my cats plenty of good food and exercise!

  • Becky Richied

    We keep our pup marley happy with walks, snacks and snuggle time.

  • Amanda Kinder

    I make sure to give them lots of love and attention.

  • Lisa Duffy

    They like lots of attention and we feed them a very healthy vegan diet.

  • Brittney House

    I take him out for lots of walks and we play fetch

  • Erica C.

    My dog stays active and we go on long walks most days.

  • Brandy B

    Lots of play outside time and the occasional treats they love.

  • susan glazer

    i do not feed my dog human food unless, once in a while, vegetables. i try to give him as much love and affection as he gives me.

  • joni

    He’s pretty young and loves to play. We play and run every day. Plus I feed him healthy.

  • Gennie Lancaster

    Diet and exercise!

  • McKim

    I give my puppygirl only good quality food and treats. We go outside and play every day.

  • Geoff K

    I’m careful about the food I feed my pup, I take him for regular check-ups, and I make sure we both get plenty of fresh air and exercise no matter what season it is!

  • Beth McLeod

    I feed my cats wet food and give them lots of attention!

  • Karen L

    I give my pets lots of love, good food and exercise.

  • Bobby Tarumi

    I let my bird out of its cage as much as possible. He loves the freedom.

  • Erin

    We don’t have any pets. 🙁 If we had a dog, I would make homemade dog food for him!

  • marissa m

    by serving as much natural and organic food as possible

  • Claire

    I play with them for an hour every day – keeps em healthy and tires em out! 😛

  • Desiree Dunbar

    Our dog is one of the kids. He loves going out with us to the park or to run errands.

  • pam saighman

    lots of love

  • Sarah S

    I feed them a healthy, homemade diet.

  • Tiffany Hoyt

    We make sure to play with them every day.

  • Sarah

    Regular checkups and healthy food!

  • s riches

    I keep them healthy by giving them fresh water every day and regular trips to the vet.

  • Melanie Montgomery

    We give him everything he needs and lots of love.

  • Sheila Hickmon

    I feed them good and make sure they get plenty of attenetion.

  • Julie M

    We give our dog quality dog food and regular vet visits.

  • Leslie L. Stanziani

    We give our little guy lots of love,good food,and regular vet care.

  • Angela W

    i take my dog for walks everyday.

  • Chavonne H

    We keep our dog Bryan happy and healthy by changing up his toys so he has something fun to do and taking him in the car on rides often so he can get out and sight see.

  • Rebecca Peters

    With lots and lots of love

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  • clynsg

    Appropriate food (we have several species!), clean living spaces, and personal attention.

  • Michelle W

    I get them regular check-ups, healthy food, plenty of toys and attention

  • chadro

    I keep them healthy by feeding them enough(wet food, dry food, treats), and playing with them, and talking to them a lot

  • Beth C

    ifeed them a healthy diet and give them exercise

  • Joy F

    I by my cat toys to keep him playing and moving and I don’t overfeed him.

  • Tanya Bartlett

    Feed them good food and make sure they get exercise

  • Karen

    Love, attention and really good food.

  • Hesper Fry

    I keep my dog happy and healthy by taking him for walks and spending time with him.

  • Kari Flores

    I try and take them to the park twice a week and I put ice in their water bowl.

  • Debra Hall

    hold her on my lap so she’s happy

  • Zipper McGee

    Food, love, walks, runs, play dates, squirrel chases, toys, boys, girls, cheese and biscuits.

  • Kristie

    I make sure he’s happy by paying lots of attention to him, making sure he’s comfortable and that he has everything he needs.

  • Kerry W

    We go for daily walks with the dog and we play with the cats with a laser light which they love!

  • Emily Allan

    I play with my cats regularly and make sure they get the best food.

  • Tim Anderson

    food with meat as the first ingreadient not wheat or corn, loys of play and love

  • Mary Cloud

    Play with them lots
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  • Storm, the Psychotic Housewife

    They go on lots of hikes and trips to the “cookie store”.

  • Lisa Garner

    I keep my dogs healthy and happy by spending lots of time with them and feeding the healthy dog foods.

  • Michelle S

    I make sure to take my dog out everyday, even in the snow and play with her and feed her the proper food/amount.

  • Raine

    I give my cats Omega 3 drops, joint vitamins, and probiotics.More importantly I spend time with thm every day/night brushing them (our routine), and I also do ears & nails and teeth alternately when we sit and brush.

  • julie hawkins

    We keep him happy with lots of walks

  • Shirley Hicks

    feed them good food and spoil them rotten

  • Laura Gill

    I have a bird and I take her outside for fresh air and sunshine as often as I can.

  • Christy

    They get annual vet check ups and lots of exercise.

  • Kayla

    Lots of play time, love, and going to the vet for check-ups.

  • Lisa

    I recently started feeding my cats premium brand foods. I also make sure to give them lots of love and attention.

  • Laurie Emerson

    We keep them healthy by making sure they visit the Vet twice a year and have their walks every evening and playing with them. We keep them happy by showering them with tons of hugs!

  • Gaye M

    Our kitties get plenty of attention and affection and good food.

  • Carla

    They sleep where they want, the dogs have a yard to run in and take turns going for walks, and the cats can go out on the closed in front porch if it’s warm enough out.

  • James Beck

    take our dog to exercise

  • Julia Goldberg

    Lots of love and attention is given to our cats, they are a huge part of our family. We also make sure there nutritional needs are meet since there are three of them

  • Sue Barney

    I buy them quality ood and treats and make sure they stay active and happy 🙂

  • Rick

    Lots and lots of play

  • Lauren Harmon

    My dogs are kept happy with lots of walks & then time spent together playing and hanging out! They also get spoiled with bones, treats, and toys on a regular basis. They are my babies! :]

  • Suzie Williams

    Lots of exercise!

  • Denise Donaldson

    I buy her favorite dog food and dog treats. 🙂

  • jen gersch

    i play cach with my dogs

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  • Breanne

    Going on walks

  • robyn paris

    I walk them daily

  • Ibelie

    I keep her happy by playing ball with her on the porch.

  • krystal wethington

    i play with my cat.i take him to the vet and feed him good food.My cat is my furbaby so he is family.

  • Maria Iemma

    Lots of grooming, good food and extra love keeps them happy and healthy

  • Barbara Stenby

    Ralphie gets top of the line food, no table food, brushed and loved everyday! played with all day long (I’m a stay at home furmom)his meds on time (he has seizures) and lots & lots of love

  • Sherry Conrad

    I take care of my dogs with love, good nutrition and lots of exercise/playtime.

  • amy deeter

    take them for walks and play with them

  • mary gardner

    with lots of exercise and lots of love and attention

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  • Jeanette H.

    Walks, food, grooming and regular vet visits.

  • Susan Smith

    I give my dogs a lot of love, attention, good food and exercise.

  • Alfred Reyes

    Every morning we walk our son to school, and take our dog with us. Healthy for the whole family 🙂

  • mary j

    I have pet health insurance with my vet and bi-yearly wellness checkups.
    They also get a 6 month heartworm shot.

  • Sylvia M

    Lots of walking,love and vet visit.

  • Alicia

    We take our dog out everyday for fun and play and walks with the kids it’s a great way for us all to spend time together as a family!:D

  • debbie ritenour

    alot of love and attention

  • Sandy V.

    I feed my pets IAMS cat food because it is healthier for them then some other brands.

  • crystal allen

    we let our pets stay inside with us. they even have their own room where they have beds and food/water thanks

  • Coriander Warren

    play time at the local dog park, a good diet, regular vet visits, and love

  • Shannon

    lots of love and regular vet visits

  • susan smoaks

    we keep our dog healthy and happy by walking her twice a day. we also give her treats and feed her good too!

  • evans s

    our dog has the run of the backyard, we put several toys out there for him. We take him to the vet each year for a checkup

  • Cindy

    I brush my cats and give them filtered water to drink.

  • natasha tucker

    lots of good food and attention 🙂

  • kristy dobbs

    feed them healthy food and plenty of play time

  • Elizabeth Miller

    We shower her with love and attention, and take her to the vet.

  • nicole w

    I make sure to keep them healthy with good food and keep them happy with occasional yummy treats!

  • lilshuga2001

    I make sure my shih tzus get pleanty of fresh air, food and water 🙂 lots of walks to release the stress 😉

  • carol lewis

    We walk him daily and don’t let him eat all kinds of junk.

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  • cassandra mccann

    i feed my cat imas

  • Vicki D.

    We make sure our dog, Ike, has good food, plenty of water, and lots of love. We also make sure he gets plenty of exercise and good treats.

  • Kristen H

    I shower them with lots of love and attention! They’re always being petted and played with.

  • Sharon

    Lots of love. exercise, good food and regular vet visits!
    Thank You!

  • Allison

    lots of exercise!

  • Nicole Larsen

    We walk the dogs 2x daily and limit treats 🙂

  • mary renshaw

    Our dog is a part of our family. We keep him healthy with good food and excercise and keeping him groomed and regular vet visits

  • lisa lo

    Cater to them…feed, play, cuddle :o)

  • Dijah A

    We feed our cat a healthy diet, keep lots of toys, and try to limit how much the baby pulls on it’s tail lol

  • brenda arbaugh

    diet and free roaming

  • Samantha

    My dog loves his walks and loves being pet like crazy

  • Tim Moss

    We feed our dog the right food & give her treats!

  • James Coyne

    I make sure they are fed and give them cat treats

  • Kenny F

    walk them daily

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  • Christian Alejandro

    we go out on walks everyday!

  • cassandra (rab pom)

    I take them out to exercise at the park!

  • Trisha McKee

    I keep them active with walks and playtime and i love them.

  • Gianna

    Love, attention, food, water, play, etc.

  • Shirley Zolenski

    Plenty of love and good food

  • Sand

    I keep them healthy and happy by feeding them good food, fresh water and playing with them.

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  • Lucy Schwartz

    We keep our kitty healthy and happy with lots of attention , love and regular trips to the vet.

  • Kristin

    Quality food and snacks…lots of love…and lots of play time and exercise!

  • Charlene Kuser

    I keep my pets healthy by feeding them regularly,giving them plenty of water.I make sure they get lots of exercise and take them to the vet
    for their check ups and shots.

  • Vikki Billings

    I keep them happy and healthy by giving them lots of exercise and play time and feed them the right food

  • Scarlett Graham

    I keep my dog happy by taking walks and playing ball.

  • Jenny Ham

    I feed my pets right and give them lots of love.

  • Diane Kleemann

    Turning on the water in the bathroom sink.

  • Li T.

    groomed and feed them healthy food