Thursday, May 14, 2015

FURminator Dual Brush For Dogs

My Chewy.com review last month was for a FURminator Dual Brush For Dogs!

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I wanted to try it because Gibson really does not like getting brushed with deshedding brushes, so I thought I'd try something more gentle...

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Test #1: He let Hadley brush him with it! OMG I was sold right there!  (it could have been because of the breadstick in her hand, but whatever!)

I then saw, of course, that this brush is meant for dogs with short/silky coats.  Whoops, that's definitely not corgis!  But on to Test #2:

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After bath brushing!  Look at all that fluff!  I held Gibson down and brushed him like crazy with this new brush.  It took awhile, but he looked a lot better than when I started! And he didn't try to run away as much as with the original FURminator.

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So, I think this would work better for short/silky hair dogs, but if your dog is super sensitive, like mine, this is a good alternative brush when you don't need to get tons of undercoat out :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Earth Rated® Pet Waste Bags & Dispenser GIVEAWAY!

Let's talk about something that all dog owners have to deal with... Poop clean-up! We all have to do it.. and I, for one, am kind of picky about the bags I use to get the job done.  I HATE using plastic grocery bags from the store.. they're way too big and you never know if there is a random hole in it!   And what about when you forget a bag? I have gotten pretty creative at times.. lol

Well, needless to say, I was super excited when I got the opportunity to do a review and giveaway of Earth Rated® Pet Waste Bags and Dispenser!

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Founded in 2010, Earth Rated® is a Canadian company based in Montreal that produces fun and affordable waste bags for dog owners. The company is committed to providing dog owners with the best alternative to traditional plastic grocery bags. Earth Rated’s products help keep communities clean, so that all dogs (and their humans!) have safe spaces to run and play. For more information, please visit: www.earthrated.com.

 Earth Rated® offers a growing assortment of quality, affordable waste bags for dogs of all sizes. Earth Rated® dog waste bags are made to be extra-long and extra-strong, helping pet owners to avoid unwanted contact. Waste bag roll cores and packaging are made from recycled content.

Gibson was super excited to sport his Earth Rated® bandana and go try them out!
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I really like these bags! And LOVE the dispenser!!  They are a perfect size, tear apart easily and are a good neutral color (bonus points for matching my leash perfectly!).  The dispenser hangs on my leash nicely and doesn't come apart or fall off like other dispensers I've tried.

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And I love the little hanger to hang your 'used' bags on while you walk. Genius!!

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I got the lavender scented bags, and I really like the scent!  I've tried some scented bags that are too overwhelming or have a strange film on the bags that irritate my hands.. these did neither!

All in all, I really like these poop bags and think you will too!

Want to win some bags, a dispenser and swag?!  Enter my giveaway below!  A winner will be chosen next Monday, April 27.  Good Luck! US or Canada residents only, please


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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Corgi Nail Wraps!


So, about a month and a half ago, I became a Jamberry consultant!  I never used to be able to put nail polish on my fingers because I bit my nails and used them as tools.. so polish would last about 5 minutes.  And then a friend of mind introduced me to Jamberry wraps, which last 2 weeks and are so super cute.  I am hooked.  I not only became a consultant, but I am also selling some corgi wraps that I designed in Jamberry's Nail Art Studio!


Corgi Nail Wraps
Color:

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You'll love these Corgi Nail Wraps, created with the Jamberry Nail Art Studio! Featuring Pembroke Welsh Corgis in a random pattern. 

Jamberry Nails: Gone are the days of nails that chip and flake after only a few days! Gone are the days of the single colored manicure. Gone are the mani/pedis that take all afternoon and most of your cash too! Jamberry nail wraps arm you with style and confidence while demanding very little of your time or money.

For more designs available, click here: kellysteckler.jamberrynails.net/shop

Want a full manicure of wraps for free? Host a party with me! It is totally free and you can earn a ton of rewards, just for inviting some friends on Facebook!  kellysteckler.jamberrynails.net/host

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Canidae Grain-Free PURE Heaven Biscuits with Duck & Chickpeas

My Chewy.com Treats of the Month are Canidae Grain-Free PURE Heaven Biscuits with Duck & Chickpeas
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Gibson was licking his lips in anticipation...

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I love any treat that is grain free and that is made with duck! I don't know why but if it says, "duck" I think it's gotta be good :)

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From Canidae:

CANIDAE Grain-Free PURE Heaven Biscuits are deliciously nutritious treats for adult dogs! When CANIDAE's nutritional specialists created these new grain and gluten-free recipes, they didn’t stop at the basics. This unique duck and chickpeas recipe also features wholesome sesame seeds, nutritious avocado oil, and extraordinary turmeric. And they easily snap in half so you can treat dogs of all breeds and sizes or use as a training reward! Healthy CANIDAE biscuits also clean teeth and freshen breath. Spend some quality time with your best friend and give them these great-tasting 100% grain-free snacks from CANIDAE.
Key Benefits
  • Grain & Gluten-free treats for adult dogs
  • Crunchy texture helps clean your dog’s teeth
  • Easily snapped into smaller sizes to treat dogs of all sizes
  • Resealable pouch keeps treats fresh tasting and crispy for the crunch dogs love
  • Made in the USA!

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One really cool feature about these is that they can be broken in half easily if you want to give your pup a smaller treat. They are a great size for an every day special snack though.  I am really happy with them!

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Nylabone DuraChew Dental Chew Dino Dog Toy

Gibson and I absolutely loved our Chewy.com treat of the month!  Well, this time it wasn't exactly a treat.. It was a dental chew!DSC_8636

Nylabone DuraChew Dental Chew Dino Dog Toy to be exact ;)  I've seen these around and have always been curious about them, so I jumped at the opportunity to review one.

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It's basically a Nylabone, but shaped like a dinosaur with little nubs all over to help clean teeth and also has a minty scent to freshen breath! Here is what Nylabone has to say about them:

If there's one thing brave pups wish they still had a chance to chase, it's a dinosaur! The Nylabone DuraChew Dental Chew Dino Dog Toy is one tough toy that's able to stand up to tons of chewing. It has raised, rounded nubs that help clean teeth and the clean scent freshens breath. Best of all… Dino Dog Toys don't bite back!
Key Benefits
  • Made for dogs up to 50 lbs
  • Chew will be shipped in Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus or T-Rex shape (chosen at random)
  • Fun shape keeps pets entertained
  • Freshens breath
  • Vet-recommended for clean teeth and gums
  • Made in USA

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Gibson loves it and has added it to his rotation of favorite chews. And I love anything that will help keep his teeth clean!!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Dogswell Vitality Duck Jerky Strips Dog Treats

This month, I received Dogswell Vitality Duck Jerky Strips Dog Treats from Chewy.com!

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I've always been a fan of Dogswell products, which is why I chose these!  They use healthy ingredients and usually have an added health benefit in them.  These particular treats help maintain eyes, skin & coat!

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From Dogswell:

Want to know why Dogswell calls them Jerky Strips? Because they're stripped down to just the good stuff! No bad stuff, just healthy awesome ingredients. These soft strips of drool worthy cage-free duck are made with a limited number of healthy ingredients. Soft, slim and easy to tear, they're perfect for dogs of all sizes and ages. If only humans had it so good. It's okay if you're a little jealous.
Key Benefits
  • Grain and gluten-free treats
  • Flaxseed and vitamins A & E to maintain eye, skin and coat health
  • Good source of protein
  • No corn, wheat or soy
  • No artificial colors, favors or preservatives

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The 5oz bag contained about a dozen jerky strips, which is not bad for the cheap price tag.   They are a good sized treat and definitely something for a special occasion or reward.

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Gibson absolutely loved them as he does all jerky type treats :)  And I love that they have added vitamins to keep him healthy! Definitely recommend!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Merrick Texas Toothpicks Dog Treats

My December treats of the month from Chewy.com were Merrick Texas Toothpicks Dog Treats!

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Look how great they look w/the Christmas tree ;)

I chose them because of the promise to keep teeth and gums clean (which Gibson can always use extra help with).  Plus, they are 100% natural and sourced from the USA.  AND only 1 ingredient: Beef Tail.

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Here's what Merrick had to say about them:

Howdy, partner. Rawhide! When it's time to throw your best buddy a special treat, reach for a bag of toothpicks. These puffy-textured Texas Toothpicks Rawhide Dog Treats from Merrick are made from pure beef tail and provide both a crunchy and chewy treat for your pup to enjoy. They're perfect for any aged dog and contain no artificial preservatives, colors, or ingredients.
Key Benefits
  • Contains a minimum of 50% crude protein
  • No artificial colors means less mess when he slobbers
  • Satisfying, crunchy and chewy treat
  • Good dog treat for healthy gums and teeth

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They are pretty good sized.  Some are a lot bigger than other, which is nice, since sometimes I only want to give Gibson a little treat. A lot more come in the bag than I expected.  A month later, I still have some left!

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Gibson absolutely goes nuts for these.   His nub wiggles like crazy and and zooms off to the living room to eat them :)  A great treat to add to your repertoire!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

TropiClean Fresh Breath + Plus Hip & Joint Dental Dog Treats

Love these!!  TropiClean Fresh Breath + Plus Hip & Joint Dental Dog Treats were my Chewy.com review for November.  So awesome!

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Dental chews + hip & joint support??!  Plus gluten, grain, corn & wheat free??  Whoever thought of these is a genius.

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I couldn't have received these at a better time.  Gibson had just had a vet's appointment where his teeth were less than stellar and he had a limping thing going on.  The vet suggested upping his brushing (i'm so bad at remembering) and putting him on a glucosamine supplement.  So basically, I got a 2 for 1 in these chews!  Score! (yes, I have been brushing his teeth also and he takes a glucosamine pill daily)

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They are the perfect size chew for corgis.  Not too big, not too small.  They have nice ridges to help remove plaque and I really have noticed better breath!!

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AND most importantly.. Gibson loves them!!!  Every single time he got one, he did his happy dance through the house.  Going to have to get more of these for sure! :)

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Grandma Lucy's Organic Pumpkin Oven Baked Dog Treats

Time for the Chewy.com treat of the month review!  This month, I chose  Grandma Lucy's Organic Pumpkin Oven Baked Dog Treats because I thought they sounded delicious :)  I love everything pumkin!  Yes, I am that girl ;)

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Gibson was excited and posed nicely with these.  It is a HUGE bag for pretty cheap! Right now, a 14oz bag is on sale for only $5.79!  Great deal considering these are little treats. More on that later...

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Like most dog treats I review, these are All Natural and made with the highest-quality ingredients for dogs.  Here's what Grandma Lucy's has to say about them:
Grandma Lucy’s organic dog treats are not made in a factory but baked in a bakery by people who love their pets. Since 1999, Grandma Lucy’s has taken great pride in making wholesome, natural and delicious pet treats. Your dog will love the great taste of these Organic Oven Baked Dog Treats, but what you will love most is the fact that they are made with organic, human-quality ingredients for dogs. The treats are so tasty, your dog will beg for more. Grandma Lucy’s Organic Oven Baked Dog Treats ~ an organic treat you will feel good about giving your pet. 
Key Benefits
  • Suitable for all life stages
  • 100% USDA Organic, USA originated ingredients
  • Oven baked
  • Human-grade ingredients
  • No by-products, artificial sweeteners, colors or flavors
  • Certified kosher
  • Made in the USA!
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I think the best thing about these treats is that they look like Teddy Grahams for dogs!  They are super adorable, aren't they?? Opening up the bag, you can see just how many treats you get! I usually give these as a training treat since they are on the small size.. or when Gibson doesn't really NEED a treat, but is giving me those eyes.. You know the ones ;)  I don't feel guilty about giving him something small and he enjoys the little treat :)

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All-in-all, cute and healthy dog treats!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Merrick Seasonal Grain-Free Homecoming Holiday Recipe Canned Dog Food

It's time for a Chewy.com review!  This month, we tested out Merrick Seasonal Grain-Free Homecoming Holiday Recipe Canned Dog Food.

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I thought it'd be a nice treat for Gibson, since we usually stick to the same type of dry dog food for every meal.   The Homecoming Holiday flavor sounded great with the holidays coming up!


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The ingredient list is pretty good. Standard (dog safe) soup ingredients and it's grain free!


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Here's what Merrick had to say about it:
Everyone loves to return home for the holidays - even your pup! Homecoming Holiday is a tasty recipe with chicken, sweet potatoes, peas and butternut squash in gravy.
Key Benefits
  • Grain-free recipe
  • Natural food with added vitamins and minerals
  • Great for all life stages and breeds
  • Made in the USA!
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When I opened the can, I thought it did indeed look like soup.. it smelled like it too! I was tempted to try some.  Gibson smelled something  yummy too....


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It said to feed a 25lb dog 2 cans a day, so I went ahead and poured the entire can into his dog bowl (those blue things are part of his 'slow down bowl'


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He gobbled it up and spent like 20 minutes licking every bit off the bottom of the bowl.  Definite winner from Merrick!!

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