PR, Giveaways, and Brands

Working With Brands

I enjoy working with brands in the context of supporting businesses that provide useful services and products to my readership. I don’t, as a matter of course, make products a primary feature of the blog. If you want to know my unvarnished opinion about working with brands, it’s here.

My brand partnerships include providing product reviews, media tour synopses, and content. Here’s just a few of the companies I have worked with:

Product Reviews

I do not review vitamins, neutraceuticals or medications.

I occasionally do reviews of pet care items. In exchange for this I ask for a contribution to a pet charity of my choice. If you want more information, you can contact me through the Contact Page.


Media Tours

If you would like for me to attend an upcoming media event, please send a note to drv (at) with the pertinent information about logistics and what is and is not covered for the tour.

Brand Ambassadorships/Media Spokesperson

Everyone loves a veterinarian- well, unless you’re a cat or a dog and you’re about to get your temperature taken. Drop me a line if you are not the latter and we can talk about my work as a brand ambassador, media spokesperson, and certified veterinary journalist.

Disclosure Statement

You like that? I made it really big so the FTC won’t say I’m hiding it in small text.  This is standard disclosure text that any reputable blogger who has at any point in their career done advertising must do, but I also provided helpful translations.

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact me through the Contact Page. (This is stating the obvious, but OK.)

This blog may accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. (This makes it sound like this is a regular occurrence, which sadly it is not. Theoretically though, it would be nice to be paid.)

This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

(Translation: Ad spaces are taken up by paid ads. If a post is sponsored it will say so. Assume all giveaway items were provided by the company. Until such time I receive enough compensation to actually be able to buy things to give away, that is.)

The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

(Translation: I am not going to tell you to go out and buy some dangerous looking thing just because the company waved a free one at me. Trust me, I get them from time to time, and they don’t make it to the blog. If I am paid to review a product it will be stated on the review post itself.)

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest. (I am not a stockholder for anything I am recommending.)