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Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Univet Nutrition and Animal Healthcare Company (UNAHCO), the agribusiness unit of pharmaceutical leader Unilab introduces its newest products under the Doggiessentials line.

Doggiessentials is not just another dog or pet care product but they aim to look after the total well being of our furbabies. The newest line includes dog food under the Yum Yum brand, dog shampoo under the Bubble Bath brand, and Dextrolyte Powder, a ready-to-mix dextrose powder with electrolytes to help animals fight stress and dehydration. 

Doggiessentials Brand Manager Chester Subagan said UNAHCO recognizes the huge potentials of pet products due to the growing number of people who consider pets as perfect companions whether at home or outdoors. 

Being a pet parent to my furbabies, Crumpy and Cheesecake, I am excited to hear about affordable and quality products that ensures not only good looks but for the overall health and well being of our beloved pets. With a company that share my same vision about genuine pet care, I am looking forward in trying their products. 

Their dog food brand, Yum Yum, comes in two variants: Hi-Protein for puppies and the Adult variety which is fortified with Omega 3 & 6. Both variants have flavor peptides and Vitamin B Complex to enhance appetite and promote strong growth.

YUM YUM! Adult (20kg) - Php 1,333.52

Bubble Bath Grooming - Nourish & Protect (500ml) - Php 278.88

Dextrolyte (5g 48 x 1) - Php 162.40

YUM YUM! Hi Protein (20kg) - ₱1,539.51

Bubble Bath, on the other hand, is a pH-balanced dog shampoo that eliminates odor because it is formulated with the right acid-to-base ratio to keep dogs’ skin and coat healthy.

“An unbalanced pH level can harm the dog’s skin and coat, making them uncomfortable and prone to skin irritations,” Subagan explained. “The perfect pH level for dogs is 7, the pH level of pure water, and this is what we offer with Bubble Bath.”

“A pH level that is too acidic can strip your dog’s acid mantle, causing the skin to become dry, flaky and stinky,” he said. “A pH level that is too basic, on the other hand, can cause unhealthy skin which becomes conducive to fungi, bacteria, parasites and other viruses.”

Dextrolyte, for its part, serves like a sports drink for dogs. I have always believed that we should ensure that electrolytes are replenished or adequate, when they are not feeling very well and after we travel. 

For more information about UNAHCO’s new pet products and other pet-related activities, you may visit their website,

P.S. We haven't tried these products yet but will try to see if they're already available here in Bacolod and make a review about it. If you have tried them, share your thoughts about UNAHCO's latest products in the comments section below. 

7 Ways to level up your Sinulog experience with the Smart Life

We all know that January is the best time to visit Cebu because of the Sinulog Festival. For all those heading to the Queen of the South or wanting to go, check out these suggestions from Smart on how to level up your Sinulog experience. 

1. For those who do not have tickets yet or have no budget for a vacation, get a chance to win a roundtrip ticket not just for yourself but for the whole barkada of 5. 

Smart is giving you a chance to Sail on a party ship to Sinulog by posting your best squad photo on Instagram with the hashtags #SmartSinulog and #SmartLife and win a roundtrip ticket to Sinulog for 5 via Oh Ship!, the biggest cruise party headed for Sinulog! On top of that, you and your friends get to stay at an Airbnb accommodation as well as attend the hottest Sinulog parties for free!

Oh Ship!’s maiden voyage sets sail on Jan.15, and will feature all-night beats from top DJ and Producer Andy Caldwell and Smart ambassador Nix Damn P, along with some of the country’s top beatmakers. What an epic way to get to Sinulog!

2. For those who already have bought tickets but have no booked accommodations yet, then don't miss out on this offer and r
elax at an Airbnb accommodation with P2,500 discount. 

Check out Airbnb, which is the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company. With only a few clicks on your phone, you can choose and book from Airbnb’s listing of unique accommodations that offer a complete and convenient travel experience for your squad. 

Even better, Smart subscribers get as much as P2,500 discount with a minimum booking spend of P8,000! All you have to do is text SMARTAIRBNB to 2855 for FREE to receive a unique promo code, which you can use for your transaction.

3. Once you are here in Cebu, prepare yourself for the ultimate experience and Party hard at ‘Smart Life’ Parties. 

Aside from the colorful street parades and cultural shows, you and your barkada can head to the LifeDance Cebu and Invasion Cebu for Smart’s brand of epic partying. 

The biggest electronic dance music party, the LifeDance Cebu will be held at the San Pedro Calungsod Shrine on Jan. 15, with a strong line-up of DJs that include New World Sound, Tom Swoon, Felguk and DJ Snake, along with Smart ambassadors DJ Ace Ramos and MC Pao, among others. On the other hand, the Invasion Cebu, a colorful music feast at Fooda on Mango Ave. on Jan. 17, is topbilled by the country’s party staples featuring Smart ambassadors Nix damn P, Inno Naguit and MC Pao.

4. Hang out at the Smart Dome for games and prizes.

In both the LifeDance Cebu and Invasion Cebu, you have access to the Smart Dome, a cozy hangout where you can retreat and reenergize from time to time. Get a Sinulog shirt which you can design the way you like as an instant festival souvenir! Your whole barkada can also engage in exciting activities at the booths of Smart Bro, Spinnr, iflix, Airbnb for a chance to take home awesome prizes.                                                                                                                                                                                
5. Experience the Smart Life at Sinulog hotspots. Smart put up charging stations, Smart Life Cam and Free WiFi spots so you are sure capture your barkada’s Smart Life moments and upload them instantly for all the world to see! 

6. Download the Sinulog app.  

Stay abreast with the latest updates on Sinulog by downloading the FREE Sinulog app on your Android or iOS device. This way, you’re sure not to miss all the happenings and Smart Life perks in the country’s grandest celebration!

7. Share the Sinulog experience. 

Make your Sinulog memories last by sharing them with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat with the hashtags #SmartSinulog and #SmartLife! Cover all your online needs throughout the festival with Smart Prepaid’s Big Bytes 50, which gives you 350MB for surfing and access to your favorite apps.

On top of your 350MB, you also get 600MB for your choice of videos and music from the jampacked catalogue of Fox, iFlix and Spinnr, valid for three days – all for only P50.  

Keep tabs on the latest Sinulog Festival experiences by checking our Smart’s official accounts on Facebook (, Twitter and Instagram (@SmartCARES).