Sunday, February 26, 2012

Pretty in Pink for Your Pup

Of late, we've been on a super girly kick... maybe it's spring, maybe it's that unrealized dream of becoming a prima donna  (personally, I blame the discovery of this adorable ballerina inspired dress)....

Nevertheless, we scoured the web for the ultimate in girly girly for the pampered pooch in your life, and here are our favorite finds:

1. Sugar Plum Dog Tent: Because what dog doesn't need a boudoir?
2. Louis Dog Twosome Coat: Tulle and faux fur, need we say more
3. Shabby Chic Pink Dog Feeder: This we are actually seriously thinking of picking up. 
4. Sojos Peanut Butter and Jelly Treats: Peanut Butter Jelly Time!
5. Flopsy Bunny Toy: This would last all of two seconds, but it's so cute.

Does your dog have a style? Does it change? Tell us more!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Oscar Newman Prima Ballerina Dress

 Say what you will about dressing up your dog, but we are mildly obsessed with Oscar Newman's Prima Ballerina dress. Featuring a hand-smocked bodice, hand-beaded with tiny pearls and sequins, and a soft tulle skirt, it really is ever so "squee" worthy.

The perfect dress for any upcoming puppy proms, it's available for pre-sale over at GW Little for $79.99.

Can't lie... we're tempted.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Pet Dental Health Month & @Petco!

Yup, it's National Pet Dental Health Month and we're continuing with the Public Service Announcement posts 'cause it's super important you take care of your pup's pearly whites! Did you know that an astonishing 80 percent of cats and dogs are effected by Periodontal Disease? IN addition to making your pet's breath smell RANK, it also can cause other serious health problems.

Luckily for all of those brushing newbies, Petco is helping proactive pet parents take care of their dog or cat's dental health by providing national FREE oral health seminars on February 11-12. The events, which are sponsored by Greenies, NutriDent and TropiClean, will demonstrate how to prevent dental plaque and tartar with daily home care. In addition, qualified Petco employees will teach pet parents about the importance of oral health, as well as provide free dental care information that will keep pets smiling from ear to ear.

Not a bad deal, right? Head to your local Petco for more details, or visit their website to get more information about events near you. 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Our @GetBarkBox Delivery!

January was an INSANE month. In addition to getting back into the swing of things after the holidays, there was LOTS of travel (9,000 miles baby!), and honestly we kind of fell into a blogging slump. Not only did we not have the time to scour the web for fun finds, but we also were just not in the mood.  

Luckily for us, earlier this week the awesome folks at Barkbox delivered an ENTIRE box of doggy goodness to our door! And get this, they can also deliver one to your home as well! 

That's right, Barkbox is the doggy version of Birchbox, the beauty service that delivers deluxe samples to your door each month for a flat subscription fee. Each month you get a selection of hand-picked products to try out! Worried about getting products that aren't right for your dog? Have no fear-- you actually get to select the package that's the right size for them.

So, what did we get in ours? In addition to three bully sticks (seriously, you had us at just that), we get samples:

Heal My Paws: A moisturizing balm that protects paws from extreme hot or cold.
Happy Paws Dog Massager: This is AWESOME-- not only Paddy is already obsessed and it made her coat super soft and shiny, but the Barkbox people also INCLUDED THE BATTERY needed!
Puppy Dust: Is your pup a picky eater like Paddington? This all natural topping is designed to whet your pooch's appetite.
Charlie Chews: Baked in our native NYC, these 100% organic treats contain no preservatives and all-natural ingredients.

It's super easy to sign up, simply head over to Barkbox's website and select the subscription package that is right for you-- by far the best deal is $17/month for 6 months. We definitely recommend heading over to their Facebook page to check out pictures of what past Barkboxes have contained if you're not sold.

Not only is Barkbox a great deal (hello, raise your hand if you've walked into Petco/Petsmart for one thing and walked out with $100 in random stuff), it's also really fun to get a box full of surprises each month and there's free shipping! We'll definitely be signing up!

How do you get introduced to new products?

Samples were provided by PR for review. Please see our disclaimer for more information.

Puppy Bowl XVIII

While we're kind of "meh" when it comes to the Super Bowl, we are super "YAY" about the Puppy Bowl! That's right, for the 8th year in a row, the Puppy Bowl is back! And yes, this year in addition to the Kitty Halftime, there is a mini piggy pep squad! So what if Puppy Bowl is kind of silly-- we seeing nothing wrong a serious dose of "Awwwwwwwwww!"

A big thanks to Barkzilla reader Monica, who sent us a link to this special behind-the-scenes interview that was posted over at the Wall Street Journal:

Don't forget to tune into Animal Planet on Sunday, February 5th (the same day as the Super Bowl.. duh), at 3 PM ET! If you miss it the first time around, have no fear-- last year it ran on repeat!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Pet Dental Health Month!

Happy February/Pet Dental Month! That's right! It's an entire month dedicated to pet dental hygiene! Woot woot!

In addition to brushing once a week, we always make sure our cupboard is stocked with treats that will taste good and help to get rid of tartar. 

To get the month off to a good start, we asked Brad Kriser, owner of Kriser's all-natural pet store and doggy brushing advocate for some helpful tips when it comes to keep your pup's smile sparkly and clean.

Help! How do I get into the hard-to-reach places of your dog’s mouth, especially if they’re tiny like Paddington:

There are many ways that pet parents can get into those hard to reach places.  There are toothbrushes that are smaller in size that can be used for the smaller dogs. The finger brush can be good as they might be more likely to allow your finger in their mouth rather than a toothbrush.

If brushing is not an option then I recommend using a dental supplement/spray such as PetzLife Spray. You can also use the PetzLife Gel; it can be placed on a doggie cookie and when chewed up, it will get the enzymatic gel all over the mouth.

In addition to brushing, what oral-hygiene treats do you recommend? 
The dental treats that we recommend first and foremost are raw bones. We also like natural chews such as bully sticks for helping to clean the teeth.  The next items are dental chews such as Zukes or Terrabone chews.

Thanks Brad for the insights!

How often you brush your pup's teeth? Tell us about their dental habits! 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...