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Help for Aging Puppies, and a Boat-load of Free & Discounted Books and Giveaways!

By Kidfreeliving @kidfreeliving
Help for aging puppies, and a boat-load of free & discounted books and giveaways!

I’m not sure this sort of thing helps the old bones…

Anybody have an aging puppy?

My baby is going on twelve and a half now. About two years go he started getting creaky – slow to get up, back legs a little shaky…he stopped jumping into the bay window (which he used to love like some kind of over-sized cat) and started struggling to jump on our ridiculously high bed. It was all breaking my heart.

The vet told me it was the usual old-age arthritis setting in and I asked if there was anything we could do. He gave me three ideas, and since then, Gordon is MUCH BETTER! He’s not perfect – he’s still a little slow to get up if he’s been laying down a while. But he jumps in the window again and hops on the bed. His legs don’t shake as much. These medicines do more to stop the advance of arthritis than cure it — so my only regret is I didn’t start sooner.

I thought I’d share so maybe you can ask your vet about it and catch things earlier than I did for your baby! Talk to your vet about amounts, etc. I AM NOT A VET. Just sharing what worked for Gordon.

Help for aging puppies, and a boat-load of free & discounted books and giveaways!Dasaquin Advanced – This is the one I couldn’t find on Amazon, they have regular Dasaquin though, which the doc said was almost as good. I buy it directly from from vet’s online store.

Help for aging puppies, and a boat-load of free & discounted books and giveaways!Duralactin (this is supposed to be the really good one)

  • Duralactin is not a drug or steroid but is a natural product derived from milk
  • Safer effective management of chronic inflammation including osteoarthritis
  • No toxic side effects making it ideal for long-term use
  • Can be used alone or in conjunction with NSAIDs or steroids
  • Highly palatable vanilla-flavored tablets are scored for easy dosage

Omega 3 fatty acid You can use something over the counter like Nature Made or you can buy Free Form.

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Darcy Walker gets into high cotton trouble again! when she agrees to help a guy friend at a speed dating event. She’s got a dead body, a cop breathing down her neck, and a hot, stubborn boyfriend. Darcy is at her wit’s end, but nothing is Foolproof.

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Trouble down in Texas…When snarky food critic, Josie Tucker, heads to Austin, Texas to wax philosophical about the local barbecue joints, she stumbles on to a decades’ old missing person case. With the help of a local reporter, a Goth ghost hunter, and a bunco-playing transvestite, Josie tries to unravel the heart-tugging, hidden history before the whole place goes up in smoke.

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Payton Montgomery wishes she could remember her early childhood; Joel McIntyre wishes he could forget. Payton is excited about restarting life in New Orleans, but she is plagued by sketchy nightmares and two child abductions that pervade the community and her inner psyche. As she tries to cobble her life together after a string of bad choices, she falls hard for Joel, a veterinarian struggling with his own memories. Could their shared early past reveal secrets that will set them free?

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One young woman challenges the secret rulers of the galaxy, and risks a perilous love.

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MORE BOOKS ON SALE (and a couple more giveaways!)

Help for aging puppies, and a boat-load of free & discounted books and giveaways!

Start Date: 11-13-2017End Date: 12-08-2017

Midnight Magic

By Jo-Ann Carson

Usual Price: 3.99 Sale: 2.99

Midnight Magic: A Ghost & Abby Mystery
Ghostly Charms, Magic Spells and Secrets.

As the janitor in a haunted house, single mom Abby Jenkins has many contacts with the living and the dead in the small Pacific Northwest town of Sunset Cove.


Help for aging puppies, and a boat-load of free & discounted books and giveaways!

Start Date: 11-14-2017End Date: 11-28-2017

The Amnesia Paradox (Unlikely Spies Book 1)

By Noelle Greene

Usual Price: 3.99 Sale: .99

She can’t remember. He will never forget.
Rose wakes up in a third world country with no idea how she got there. Then an enigmatic stranger shows up right when she needs him most.

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This giveaway is running until Monday! You’ll also gain access to the AXP Book Fair featuring FREE and 99c books!

Help for aging puppies, and a boat-load of free & discounted books and giveaways!

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Each week I give away $20 gift certificates to readers for following authors on BookBub, Amazon, etc!

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