Privacy Policy


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Disclosure Policy

This policy is valid from July 1, 2019

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This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation, such as affiliate income.

Any 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.

The owners of this blog are compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owners of this blog receive compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. We believe in honesty and integrity and hold ourselves to the highest standard.  The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.  But whether or not we are getting paid for something, we will always give our 100% honest opinion.

Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

All links that stem from an advertisement or sponsored conversation will have the “nofollow” attribute added to it so that it is in compliance with Google’s guidelines and policies. By placing any and all advertising orders with Pear Tree Kitchen, the Advertiser agrees to our Advertising Policy.

We may use a third-party advertising company to serve ads on this site. The companies provide ads based on your interests generated by your visits across various sites. For more information about this please see the Network Advertising Initiative.

This blog may contain cookies; third parties (i.e., Google) may be placing and accessing cookies on their browsers (i.e., Chrome) or using Web beacons to collect information.

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Privacy Policy

Erica, DVM believes very strongly in keeping your personal information confidential.  The following policy describes what information we collect and how it is used and shared.

Information Collected

Erica, DVM collects as little information as possible from users looking to post comments and messages in the forum.  We will typically collect a name (either real or alias), personal website, and e-mail address.  In addition, Pear Tree Kitchen collects names (real or alias) and email address when signing up for email notices.

Cookies / IP Address tracking

Erica, DVM uses cookies to uniquely identify users for the purpose of log files, posting comments, and voting on the site.  No personal information is stored in these cookies and it simply a way to identify your computer.

Shared Information

None of your shared information will be shared with third parties.  Pear Tree Kitchen may use your e-mail address in the future to contact you regarding the site, however, an opt-out will always be provided.  Your name and website may be displayed on the site if you post a comment or a message in the forum.  However, your e-mail address and privacy will always be kept secure.

Opting Out

If Erica, DVM chooses to send out newsletter updates in the future and we have your email address on file, you may receive a copy of our newsletter.  However, at the bottom of every newsletter will be an easy way to opt-out.  The editors of our site hate SPAM as much as you and have no intention of filling up e-mail boxes with unwanted messages.

To have your personal information removed or to review the information collected and to whom we have disclosed this information to, if any, by going to our contact page and filling out the form with your request.

Third-Party Advertising

We may allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information.

Links to other websites

This website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


We are not experts in all matters and our recipes, tips and tricks are not error-proof. They are based on our experiences. If you need more information, do your own research and take appropriate precautions. This blog nor any author shall be held responsible for any loss, injury, your personal safety or the outcome of any recipes, cooking methods, projects or information learned from this blog.

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Terms & Conditions of Use

These Terms and Conditions of Use apply to you when you view, access or otherwise use the blog located at Erica, DVM. This blog is a personal blog owned by Team Mueller LLC. We grant you a non-exclusive nontransferable, limited right to access, use and display the blog and the materials provided hereon, provided that you comply fully with these Terms and Conditions of Use.


All content was originally posted at Erica DVM. All text and content is our property and is rights protected. We can change, replace or remove any content, comments or images without notice at our discretion. Any and all text duplication is strictly prohibited without express written permission. You may link back to this blog and are free to discuss it in a respectful manner. We are not responsible for republished content used without our permission.   Any pet food recipe sharing requires a re-writing of instructions in your own words.  Use of our exact instruction wording constitutes a copyright violation.  It also results in search engine penalties for both sites.

Abbreviated recipes with a link back, like the ones commonly used by scrapers, is not a permitted use of our material.  Sites choosing to use Erica DVM content in this manner will have a DMCA filed against them immediately.


All photos were taken by one or purchased stock photos. The photos on Erica DVM are our property and are rights protected.  All other uses of all images on this blog require express written permission and credit must be given to Erica DVM. Failure to link back and credit Erica DVM as the source of the photo constitutes a copyright violation.

Photos may not be edited, changed, or cropped in any way if written permission for use and changes is not given.

Use of images designed as Pinterest pins may not be used as photos to represent any part of our content that has been stolen and listed on another blog.