GIVEAWAY: Win Goodies For Your Pet With IAMS

GIVEAWAY: Win Goodies For Your Pet With IAMS


If you ever asked people to define me, I think one of the first things they would ever say is that I love animals. I’ve always been the same since I was a little girl and any opportunity to interact with a critter is one that I’ll grab with both hands.


Eye contact with a dog in the street? All over it.
Watch a squirrel digging a little hole to hide it’s winter supplies? I love it.
Stroke a random cat in the street and wonder if it wants to come home with me? YESSSSSS.


I think this part of my personality is definitely down to the way I was brought up – we always had pets as without them our home would feel empty, and my parents would go as far as to wake us up and get us out of bed in the night to watch hedgehogs pottering around the garden, or to sit under blankets looking up at bats flitting around in the night sky.


When it comes to my own pets, I love them unashamedly. Every single day I commute home with a bubbling excitement about seeing them. As I walk in the door, all three of them are stood there waiting to greet me, with the dog’s tail wagging so frantically I fear it might fall off, and the cats meowing and pushing their little furry heads against me.


For me, there is no other love like it. (Sorry Ben!)


One of the important things for me, when it comes to my pets, is making sure that they are healthy and well cared for at all times. I keep them topped up with their treatments and keep their claws trimmed (although Poppy managed to tear one of her claws out last week and had to have an operation to remove it, cue heartbreak for me and a million cuddles for her!) As well as this, I also make sure to feed them good quality food – it’s surprising how many pet food brands out there are essentially junk food, so it pays to do a bit of research before you buy anything.


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Sad little puppy with her bandage.


IAMS are one of the good guys when it comes to animal feed and their Proactive Health (which is available for dogs and cats) has chicken and turkey as its main ingredient; meaning your pet is getting high quality animal protein in to their diet which aids in building strong muscles and keeping their skin and coats healthy. In fact, it offers dogs 24% and cats 47% more protein than the top two leading brands currently do – that’s pretty significant!


Although I don’t feed Poppy IAMS as she has to have a specific diet, my cats both love their biscuits and make it known when the bowl is empty as they stand directly in front of us and scream! They literally go mad whenever I refill the bowl, even if they’ve already got some wet food, and it feels good to know that not only am I feeding them something they enjoy, but that it is going to be doing their health good as well.


Whether you’re a fan of IAMS and have fed it to your pets in the past, or you’ve never tried it and want to see whether your furry friend likes it, I’ve got a little giveaway for you today!


1 bag of IAMS Proactive Health (for either cats or dogs)
3 bags of IAM Minis for dogs/IAMS Delight for cats


All you have to do is enter via the form below – the winner will be chosen at random on Saturday 7th October and I will make contact shortly afterwards.


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Winners have 48-hours to respond, after which another winner will be chosen. Sorry, but this is a UK only giveaway.


Also, a little snippet of info for anyone who loves looking at animals, IAMS have Instagram account where they share photos of people’s pets that are submitted to them. You can have a peek at other people’s little bundles of fur, or you can tag them in your own photo of your pet and you might get featured! Visit them at @IAMS_UK1.


Good luck to everyone who enters!




Penny xx


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  1. September 26, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    I have two cats – Jess and Collie! We live with a rabbit that Jess likes to cuddle with and when the rabbit isn’t in there, she likes to snooze in the hutch! xx

  2. Lorna Roberts
    September 27, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    I’ve got a cross border terrier/jack russell called Benny. His favourite food is fresh mango!

  3. Lorna Roberts
    September 27, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    My dog’s called Benny. He’s terrified of our cat and loves fresh mangoes.

  4. Carolyn Heyworth
    September 28, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    My cat is called Timmy he’s 13 , tabby and white, likes drinking my milk if I leave a glass around and sleeping a lot !

  5. Simon LC
    September 28, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    Amber catches and eats all types of insects

  6. Lisa Williams
    September 28, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    I have 2 dogs – Riley & Teddy! They are inseparable! Always copying each other’s every move!

  7. Sarah Mackay
    September 28, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    My dog is called Charlie and he is a cheeky spaniel

  8. Emma Wright
    September 28, 2017 / 10:28 pm

    We rescued our Lily cat nearly a year ago, she’s so funny & cute. She can’t meow properly so just squeaks & she’s petrified of kitchen foil

  9. Ren Taylor
    September 29, 2017 / 7:16 am

    Murphy, my German Wire haired Pointer is 4 but still puppylike….he thinks hes human and sits like a human with his back against a wall or pillow….so funny!

  10. stuart hargreaves
    September 29, 2017 / 8:31 am

    freddy the dog, jack russell king of the house he’s the boss

  11. Laura Jeffs
    September 29, 2017 / 9:10 am

    My cat is white and cute, her name’s Poppy. She’s very vocal and always hungry!

    September 29, 2017 / 11:54 am

    my dogs name is SHADE she is a cross breed english masstiff and french dog de bordoux a perfect friendly giant

  13. September 29, 2017 / 12:04 pm

    Our dog is called Peanuts (in my profile pic) – he’s named after the Charlie Brown comics. We would have called him Snoopy but he’s a Bichon Frise not a Beagle…so that was out 😉 His funniest trait is him talking all the time…he doesn’t bark..he just sits in front of you and sort of murmurs and whimpers until you do exactly what he wants. x

  14. Claire Glace
    September 29, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    I have a beautiful staffordshire bull terrier called Ruby, We have had her for four years, and she is the best thing in the world and my constant companion, the cutest thing is nicking my socks and stashing them in her bed so she can sleep with my scent! So funny….

  15. Alica
    September 29, 2017 / 3:10 pm

    I have 5 rescue cats, Molly, Mia, Tia, Max and Poppy and they are all completely loony! 😀

  16. Lauren Bates
    September 29, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    My cat is called Ludo. He’s 4 years old and has a habit of stealing your seat when you temporarily leave the room… I never have the heart of moving him though!

  17. Sue McCarthy
    September 29, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    I have 2 cats, both of which decided to come live with me. Peppa has just celebrated her 9th birthday, she is black & white and a right porker! Ginger is ginger and younger. Since having his nuts chopped off, he’s become my second shadow; wants to be into everything I’m doing and everything is a game, he’s very playful. He’s also a good hunter, unfortunately ………

  18. September 29, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    Our Hugo is a King Charles Cavvie. His most stand out feature has to be his VERY loud snore. If you want proof check on Youtube. Search on “Hugo Snoring”, and click on the video from Blulu25

  19. Kirsten Latham
    September 29, 2017 / 6:01 pm

    I have two Shi Tzu/Bichon Frise crosses, Izzie and Oliver. Izzie likes chasing frogs and hates when anyone sneezes. Oliver hates when people blow raspberries and loves snoozing on the couch

  20. Tracey Ryder
    September 29, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    we have 3 cats, chalk a female who is 5, then pancake and biscuit who are male and 1/12 years old. They just love causing mischief and pinching my hubbys glasses

  21. Debbie W
    September 29, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    The top pic of your dog looks identical to one of mine. I have two male staffies, Leyland and Alfie- one bouncy and boisterous, the other genuinely seems to think he is a human baby. They insist on sitting on my lap at every opportunity. When we go to the vet’s, everyone else has dogs sitting patiently on the floor, where dogs are meant to sit. Not mine- they sit on my lap, panting excitedly.

  22. Emma Whitworth
    September 29, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    I have two cats they are so funny act like dogs! 🙂 They are called sky and Robbie and are a part of the family

  23. Paula Barker
    October 1, 2017 / 5:27 am

    I have a cat called Twinkle I did have a sparkle as well but unfortunately she isn’t with us any more as Twinkle has got older, he has become far more vocal, whenever you say his name he will meaw as if he is saying hello

  24. mandydoherty65
    October 1, 2017 / 10:18 am

    We have a dog Connie & cat Dylan, Connie loves playing fetch whilst Dylan loves hunting, sleeping & tormenting the dog

  25. Jade Pawley
    October 1, 2017 / 11:12 am

    I have 3 tabby cats. Fawkes, Andrea & Lexie. For some unknown reason, they all hate our kicker boards. They constantly knock them over, we have no idea why but we’ve had to resort to removing them!

  26. iain maciver
    October 1, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    dog called shadow a big softie and two cats called sweep and ginger a huge part of our family

  27. Graham Ross
    October 1, 2017 / 12:54 pm

    I have a female Staffie and her favourite food is scrambled eggs for breakfast

  28. Ruth Bugg
    October 1, 2017 / 3:51 pm

    I have 5 cats 3 of which are strays that ive taken in, u fortunately 2 boys dont get along. All my cats have me and my son well trained and will sir at patio door waiting to be let in rather than use the cat flap!

  29. October 1, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    i have a cavaliar king charles spaniel called Stanley, he is terrible at catching flies, but so funny to watch him try!

  30. October 1, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    My cat Bassette – he loves sleeping on his back with his tongue out, also loves belly rubs and hugging your arm when you do so.

  31. Sheila Evans
    October 1, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    My kitten is called Angelica Violet Skye and she’s a grey and white semi-long haired moggie! She is wild and chases everything that moves and has had an amazing time in the garden and allotments at the end of our garden taunting the chickens!

  32. Lorna Ledger
    October 1, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    I have family pets! So there is Cooper my sisters dog, he is 12, a lovely Boxer with such an amazing personality, he is very loyal, and kind, he has to wear his purple disco pants now at night because of little accidents! There is Peggy and Dotty my mums Boston Terriers, they are Grandma and Granddaughter and sooo good together, terrible twosome, very loving, love cuddles, and kisses! Then there is Archie, my Nanas French Bulldog, he is a gentle kind, quiet soul, who has been here before, he looks after my nana and loves his walks. I love them all, and often have them in the month for a few nights each!

  33. Angelina Sewell
    October 1, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    Jamie and Gino.. my two little cat chefs 🙂 They think they’re humans!

  34. Iris W
    October 2, 2017 / 6:46 am

    We have a beautiful siberian husky his name is Oleg and he does more backchat than my teenage daughters, but we love him to bits

  35. Sheena Batey
    October 2, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    Heidi is an extremely nervous cat who will only let us pet her on her own terms and hand Pepper is a sweet black Labrador who is adorable and lives with my daughter. I love them both to bits.

  36. louise l
    October 3, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    our lovely dog is a sweet & cuddly doberman pinscher named Xena, she likes to run round the car 3 times before she’ll get in and she does it every time!

  37. Ren Taylor
    October 3, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    I have a German Wirehaired Pointer called Murphy who is 4……he thinks he is human and will even take food gently from a fork and sleeps under a duvet lol

  38. sherri hough
    October 3, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    I have two cats, Jess is 12 and Fizz is 3. Fix only has three legs as she broke her leg and had to have it amputated as it was so bad and could not be fixed. Both cats are fed on IAMS

  39. adeinne tonner
    October 3, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    We have a dog called Bailey who loves to carry his teddy about the house with him.

  40. Christina Curtis
    October 3, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    I have a five month old cocker spaniel called Millie! She loves long walks and runs off the lead she is slowly learning to re call and loves to sleep on her back in the most unlady like way!

  41. Lisa Houston
    October 4, 2017 / 10:12 am

    Skye is a 4 year old black lab. shes not quite right. gets over excited and is allergic to everything but shes ours n we love her

  42. Maggie Norvell
    October 4, 2017 / 11:43 am

    My staffie’s called Jack. He’s the most unaggressive dog imaginable – he’ll even share his special toy with other dogs, and lets my son’s Jack Russell eat his dinner !

  43. elaine stokes
    October 4, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    Janey is 5 years old, golden lab, just starting to act her age…. she is a retriever but must think that’s what we are there for… because she never brings things back

    October 4, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    My son has a cat and a dog called Jack and Jessica, both are quite elderly now so neither get up to much but plenty of sleep

  45. Laura Muir
    October 4, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    I have 2 dogs, Bruno a chocolate lab and Hendrix a retriever X black Labrador. Hendrix loves falling asleep in the weirdest positions and can’t go anywhere in the house without dragging his teddy bear with him. Bruno is 11 years old now so he’s turning into a right grumpy old man who loves nothing more than naps in front of the fire and he refuses point blank to go outside when it’s raining.

  46. Margaret Clarkson
    October 4, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    I have a very feisty cat called Patch, he is adorable with lovely soft fur.

  47. Stevie Fairbairn
    October 4, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    Our dogs are called Stitch and Lucky. He was very lucky to survive as a pup because he was so small.

  48. Rich Tyler
    October 4, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    I’ve got an 8 year old cat called Shabba who loves his belly being rubbed

    October 4, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    I have a whippet cross called Daisy, and he cutest and weirdest thing about her is her massive ears! We get lots of comments when we are out asking what sort of dog she is etc LOL

  50. carol Boffey
    October 4, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    my dog is called girlie and she is a bull terrior

  51. AnnaS
    October 4, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    I have one cat.He is 6 years old,His name is Wyllie and he love mayo.

  52. Emma
    October 4, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    Jasper. He is a JRT. Full of energy. Likes chasing cats.

  53. Gerri Tennant
    October 4, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    Ted in a Norwegian Buhund (a smaller daintiest Husky) he is very gentle but sleeps with a large toy dinosaur.

  54. Maxine Kirk
    October 4, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    I have two cats Autumn and Maple and they love Iams and treats too

  55. October 5, 2017 / 4:33 am

    Morticia – an older black rescue kitty – also known as the one fang wonder – she lost a fang when she was younger by trying to bite through my gerbils cage!
    LeoCat – a middle aged bengal rescue kitty – is fur changes colour depending on the time of year (as he switches form his summer to winter coat) so sometimes he looks grey and other times hes looks orange! He’s massive and weighs like 10gs
    Houdeni – a middle aged black rescue kitty – Dena is part feral and doesnt really like people – I’m the only one who can pick her up but she does like my dad when he visits – possibly because he feeds her chicken a lot!
    LadyCat – the youngest and smallest of our cats – also a rescue kitty – she has CH which is a bit like human cerebral palsy – it doesnt hold her back though! She is full grown but only weighs around 2kgs and shes a little bit wobbly on her feet and doesnt so much as jump as bunny hop

    Jac – a jack russel x shihtzu dog we rescued – he loves to sit on his butt in the begging position and he stays in that position for hours – he likes to sit like that on the window sill watching the world go by

    Emi & Morfa – these guys are about 3 years old and they are corn snakes – they get cranky if we seperate them for any reason which is unusual as snakes are not social animals

  56. vicki gorton
    October 5, 2017 / 5:12 am

    My dog N-Knuck would love these xxx

  57. Danielle Pooley
    October 5, 2017 / 7:21 am

    We have a greyhound called Misty!

  58. October 5, 2017 / 9:57 am

    I have 2 girl dog’s westie’s called Millie, and her daughter Poppsie,they give I and my wife so much pleasure, they sleep on top of our blanket’s at the bottom of the bed, and every day like clock-work, at exactly 8am Millie scratch’es my wife’s head to wake up, and poppsie lick’s my face, love em to bit’s

  59. Sarah Saunders
    October 5, 2017 / 10:37 am

    Shep our boarder collie. He is a soppy excitable big thing who happens to be scared of little dogs. xx

  60. Gemma raines
    October 5, 2017 / 11:53 am

    One of my cats is called pepper she’s 13ish and she likes to get in bed when its cold and my boy is called Ollie and he gets so jealous

  61. October 5, 2017 / 11:57 am

    My girl is called Bonnie, she was a very nervous 4 year old when we adopted her from Manchester Dogs Home, now, she thinks she rules the house and always wakes me up in the morning for walkies by jumping up at me in bed!

  62. Dawn Adams
    October 5, 2017 / 12:13 pm

    2 cats, Felix, massive long haired, scared of The Wind, Hugo, Short haired Bengal cross with who knows, Has Boss eyes, didn’t realise until we had named him, definitely Hugo The Boss.

  63. Keith Hunt
    October 5, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    We loads of pet basset hounds and all like to sing opera at 4am

  64. October 5, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    We adopted a Labrador cross and she’s knows all of her toys by name! She’ll even tidy them away if she feels like it (or I have a treat biscuit waiting)! 😉

  65. Cheryl
    October 5, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    I have 2 cats, Loki and Luna. They are brother and sister but she is fluffy and white and he is short-haired and black. Nobody believes that they are related

  66. Michelle Wild
    October 5, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    My cat is Mitzy, she’s three from Lancashire and very loud, we in Northumberland are quiet in comparison, her latest silliest action is to roll around the floor shrieking for no apparent reason.

  67. Allan Fullarton
    October 5, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    My dog Oscar would love this!

  68. Marjoleine Kok
    October 5, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    Vegas is my 5 year old Lurcher – He is a big slipper and cushion thief , and loves taking them for a high speed spin around the garden 🙂 Don’t tell him that I told you, but he he scared of cats !

  69. Gillian Leitch
    October 5, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    I adopted Loki my boy Loki last year, he’s a typical bouncy, boisterous but ever so lovable Boxer <3

    October 5, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    Harvey aged 12,a chocolate labrador who we recently adopted. He’s the most gorgeous gentle soul. Abandoned by his previous owners he was in rescue for 6 mths – no-one was interested because of his age. He is perfect, we love him to bits.

  71. KT
    October 5, 2017 / 9:31 pm

    My dog’s name is Ted and he has an odd habit of barking at me to play before going to eat a mouthful of food. And he’s bossy!

  72. October 5, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    I have 5 cats, Poppy, Ice, Sulley, Cream & Cookie, they are all completely different, Ice has only 3 legs after getting run over

  73. Ben Robb
    October 5, 2017 / 9:38 pm

    Miss Two Socks is our gorgeous kitty

  74. Jane Gorton
    October 5, 2017 / 11:22 pm

    We have 4 dogs – Merlin (Border Collie/German Shepherd), Max (German Shepherd), Bella (German Shepherd) & Amy (German Shepherd). They all have their special ways but out of all of them Merlin makes me smile he opens doors for everyone! Bella has just had 6 new puppies so the house is very full at the moment! Fantastic prize, thank you x

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