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PetsWeekly.com is a trusted source for pet product reviews, pet news and pet lifestyles. We love our pets and their health and well-being are of critical importance to us. For this reason, we will never test a product that we believe is dangerous, unreliable, or questionable in any way.

Keeping that trust in mind, we want our readers to value our opinions and rely on our reviews. Since we can't run out and purchase every product that we review (the sheer financial implications of doing so is overwhelming at best), we often receive samples of products from marketing groups, corporations and/or individuals.  This in no way influences our opinion of the products and are nearly always donated or given away.

Since the reviews are all done by one - five people, the limitations of reviews are such that we must be very selective in what we print. In the interest of saving time, we only review the products that we like and which hold up to our standards.

 

If we don't like it, we don't review it. Unless it is a potential safety hazard to your pet. In that case, we will let you (and our audience) know. This includes FDA and company recalls. We also recognize that certain subjects are deeply personal to each reader, including what brand of food to feed your pet. Each animal requires a diet and feeding schedule that works for them. For these reasons, we do not regularly review pet food. It is important to us that we keep our pets on the same diet. We have, however, reviewed foods that we regularly feed our pets and we do review snacks and treats.

Because we want to be fair, we almost always donate any products that we've reviewed to local and national no-kill, non-profit rescues; individual people who have rescued a new animal and are in need of said supplies to keep their pets healthy; donated as prizes for any PetsWeekly contests, or occasionally, we will keep a product. If we do keep it, we use it frequently and always refer back to the company while the product is in use. That's only fair!

If you represent a company who has a product you want reviewed, contact us at Petsweekly(at)gmail(dot)com and ask for additional information. Keep in mind that we are in no way obligated to review your product, do not accept payment for review, and do not guarantee the product(s) will be reviewed positively if they are indeed reviewed at all. Products may be offered as prize wins for our readers, donated to a nonprofit rescue, given away to anyone we feel may have a use for it, or kept by us.

We do not accept text link advertising and all advertisements are clearly marked as "Visit our sponsor," "Visit our Pack," or "Advertisement" or are located in an area of the page so as to indicate they are advertisements (such as the banner region). We utilize affiliate links where possible.

We occasionally accept advertising from companies that we have already done reviews for. The act of accepting an advertisement from any company or individual does not in any way indicate a relationship or obligation from either group, and in no way indicates a review was altered or slanted in any way. Accepting advertising is simply a way of paying for the upkeep and maintenance of one of the largest pet-product-review and pet lifestyle websites, and is considered sole and separate from any product reviews that we have done.

We have implemented a Pack-Tested, Pet-Approved and "Pride-tested, pet-approved" rating to all of our reviews. To view this list of classifications and what qualifies a product for review, please take a look at our "Pack-Tested Policy" on PetsWeekly.

 

stacymantle
Author: stacymantle
About the Author

Stacy Mantle is a freelance writer who currently resides in the southwestern deserts of Arizona with a few dogs, several cats, and a very understanding husband. She is a regular contributor to Pet Age Magazine, Catster, Animal Behavior College, and of course, PetsWeekly. Many of her stories and articles have been translated into several languages, and now reach an international audience. She is also the author of a bestselling urban fantasy/thriller, Shepherd's Moon; a humor book entitled, Conquering the Food Chain: Living Amongst Animals (Without Becoming One), and a line of Educational Activity Books for children.


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