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Easy Ways To Give Your Dog a Healthy Smile #SmoochUrPooch

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Daisy is known far and wide (or at least around these parts) for her many smiles. My mom likes to say that Daisy is “Personality Plus” because she is so adorably expressive and such a character. Like every dog mom, about a million times a day I just want to stop whatever I’m doing and give that face a big fat smooch!

Also like every dog mom out there, I want to make sure to keep her smile healthy (and smoochable) because a dog with a healthy mouth is a healthier dog overall…and nobody like stinky dog breath. In addition to regular tooth brushing with a toothpaste made just for dog teeth, there are some additional ways you can help give your dog a healthy smile while still keeping your dental routine simple.

Easy Ways To Give Your Dog a Healthy Smile

We’ve recently partnered with TropiClean, and because dental health is the core to overall pet health, we want to let you know about their easy and non-invasive solution to at-home pet dental health care. TropiClean has developed 3 Simple Steps so that caring for your dog’s teeth doesn’t have to be a struggle:

All are made with ingredients from Nature, so you can feel good about using them with your fur kid. And, all are designed to make it easy to keep your dog’s mouth a healthy and smoochable mouth.

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We’ll be back over the next several weeks to tell you more! For now, you can visit TropiClean.com to explore their products, and find them on Facebook and Twitter…and don’t forget to Smooch Your Pooch!

This is not intended as medical advice. Remember that no product is a substitute for regular visits to a veterinarian or pet health care professional, and not every product is appropriate for every dog. Always discuss health questions and concerns with your dog’s vet, and seek their guidance about the best ways to keep your pet healthy.

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Holiday Gift Guide: New GoPro Action Cameras @BestBuy #GoProatBestBuy

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Want to be a hero with your family this holiday season? Get a really awesome gift that everyone can enjoy all year long: a new GoPro HERO action camera!

GoPro cameras make perfect holiday gifts for everyone, from kids and teens, to pet parents, bloggers and gadget gurus. Even your dog can wear one…and could even become the next YouTube video sensation! GoPro’s new line of cameras allow you to beautifully and authentically capture and share the experiences that bring purpose, adventure, and joy to your life.

There are 3 new action cameras to choose from:

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GoPro HERO4 Black: the most advanced GoPro ever, featuring improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates, HERO4 Black takes award‐winning GoPro performance to a whole new level.

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GoPro HERO4 Silver: the first-ever GoPro to feature a built-in touch display. Controlling the camera, playing back footage and adjusting settings is ultra-convenient—just view, tap and swipe the screen. With 1080p60 and 720p120 video, and 12MP photos at a staggering 30 frames per second, HERO4 Silver combines powerful, pro-quality capture with the convenience of a touch display.

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GoPro HERO: Featuring high‐quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video, and 5MP photos up to 5 fps, HERO captures the same immersive footage that’s made GoPro one of the best-selling cameras in the world. 12x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates.

Want to know where get it? Best Buy is the home of the latest cameras and camcorders, including the full line of new GoPro cameras, plus a broad assortment of accessories.

Learn more at www.bestbuy.com/GoPro or visit your local Best Buy to check out the latest cameras in person.

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Natural and Cruelty-Free Body Care and Deodorant from Primal Products

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As pet parents and animal lovers, most of us take extra care to be selective about the products we use for our pets, home and family. This means watching for natural and non-toxic ingredients, as well as those that are better for the environment and that have not been tested on animals.

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I recently received some samples to test from a company called Primal Products, a small Florida company that makes handcrafted deodorant called Primal Pit Paste, and several other body care products, using organic and natural ingredients. The timing was perfect because over the past several months, we’ve been trying to swap many of the conventional products we use around our place, with safer and more natural alternatives.

I’ve been spending time reading reviews online and using the EWG Guide to Healthy Cleaning and Skin Deep Database to help find smarter choices, so the first thing I did when I was offered the samples to review, was look up Primal Products! The Skin Deep Database lets consumers search for beauty and personal care products by brand name or type of product, and look up ratings for how safe the ingredients are. I was super happy to see that Primal Pit Paste is rated 0 which is the BEST rating on the Skin Deep scale from 0-10 from low hazard to high hazard products and ingredients.

Over the past several weeks Woof Woof Papa and I have been using several of the Primal Products and are ready to give you our impressions. All products are Natural, Gluten Free, Cruelty Free and contain No GMOs. Here’s a rundown:

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Primal Popo Powder

This is an herbal body powder made with organic arrowroot, aluminum free baking soda, kaolin clay, magnesium, and organic cocoa butter. We’ve been using the unscented but it also comes in Lavender or Thyme and Lemon Grass made with natural essential oils.

Popo is a cute sounding nickname for your “down under” region, which as runners and other athletes know, can need some extra care due to perspiration and sweat glands in that area…but the powder can be used all over the body. It’s gentle yet effective, and I like to sprinkle it in the hubby’s stinky running shoes when he’s not looking.

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Primal Pucker Paste Lip Balm

Proof that this company really does make everything to cover you from head to toe and in-between, they make an awesome natural lip balm. The hubby has always used lip balm when he runs, to avoid chapped lips…especially when he was training for his marathon. I just wish we’d known about this one sooner! It’s made with all-natural ingredients including Organic Coconut oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Beeswax and different Essential Oils depending on what flavor you choose. He likes the unscented, and I love the Vanilla Peppermint.

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New Semi-Moist Dog Treats from Natural Balance {Review + Coupon}

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Natural Balance introduced 15 new treats this month, and as a brand ambassador, Daisy got to sample several of the varieties. We’re super excited to give you the inside scoop AND share a coupon with you so that you and your lucky dog can try them, too!

L.I.T. Immunity Support Jerky

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L.I.T. stands for “Limited Ingredient Treats” and are especially good for dogs like Daisy who have lots of food sensitivities and tummy issues. Salmon is her favorite, but they also come in Duck and Chicken formulas. They are grain-free, and contain antioxidant vitamins C & E to help support a healthy immune system.

L.I.T Hip & Joint Jerky Treats

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Also available in Duck, Chicken or Salmon, this version of Natural Balance Jerky Treats is made especially to help promote healthy hips and joints. Made with Glucosamine and Chondroitin, these treats are great for active dogs as well as older dogs.

L.I.T. Jumpin’ Stix & Mini Jumpin’ Stix for Dogs

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These were the first treats we opened and tried when we received our samples and Daisy is TOTALLY in LOVE with the Venison & Sweet Potato formula! These come in both full-size sticks as well as mini sticks and are super easy to break into little pieces, which I like to do with all of the semi-moist treats to make them last longer and to use as training treats.

Mini Rewards Dog Treats 5 Calories or Less

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And speaking of little training treats…these new mini-rewards are the perfect size to use during training sessions or any time you want to reward your dog for good behavior. They are great for keeping in your pocket on a walk, or to put in an interactive treat toy. Each treat is 5 calories or less, and are super yummy according to Daisy (lamb and duck are her favorites). I love that they contain no corn, wheat, artificial flavors or colors.

To read more about all 15 new Natural Balance treats for dogs visit: naturalbalanceinc.com.

Online Discount for Natural Balance Treats

To order online and get up to 20% OFF Natural Balance treats visit: Petco.com.

Natural Balance Printable Coupon

Headed to the store soon?

Snag this Printable Coupon for Natural Balance Treats (good thru 8/31/14).

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Check Out My New Eyeglasses from Firmoo (And WIN A Pair For Yourself!)

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A few weeks ago, a company called Firmoo asked if I’d like to try out their service and offered me a coupon code for a free pair of glasses in exchange for my honest opinion about them. I usually wear contact lenses but have been needing to get a new pair of prescription glasses so the timing was perfect! I was also pretty curious about the whole process because I’d never ordered glasses online before.

The first thing I noticed was how GREAT the prices are! There are loads of really nice styles under $30, and Firmoo frequently has FREE Frames promos and coupon codes to help keep your total cost low. Even if you don’t need prescription glasses, you can order just about any pair with tinting and have some awesome sunglasses! Visit Firmoo HERE to see what free frames or other offers are going on now.

Firmoo has some great tools to help online shoppers select the right size, style, shape and colors. I knew I wanted something with plastic frames in a bit of an oval shape. I’ve got glasses that are very square, so I thought it would be fun to get something different.

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Free ASPCA Mobile App is a Must-Have for Pet Parents!

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Summer fun is in full-swing and the last thing anyone wants to think about is pet safety…but it’s more important than ever to be informed and prepared. Nearly one-in-five lost pets goes missing after being scared by fireworks or other loud noises, so this new pet safety app from ASPCA is particularly timely for the July 4th holiday and summer storms that are commonplace this time of year!

The ASPCA app is available for free download on iPhone and Android and is the must-have app for pet parents and animal lovers. Including a new tool to help reunite pet owners that have lost their pet, the app provides step-by-step instructions on what to do if a pet goes missing, tailored to each specific circumstance and a pet’s individual personality. The ASPCA mobile app will also allow pet parents to store vital medical records, and it will provide information on making life-saving decisions during natural disasters.

This Pet Safety App features:

  • A personalized missing pet recovery kit, including step-by-step instructions on how to search for a lost animal in a variety of circumstances. This kit was developed by ASPCA pet care experts and based on the latest field research.
  • The ability to build a lost pet digital flyer that can be shared instantly on social media channels.
  • Access critical advice – even if there’s no data connectivity – on ensuring pet’s safety before, during, and after a major storm or disaster.
  • Store and manage pet’s health records.
  • Timely, relevant updates from the ASPCA about the latest in pet news and animal welfare.
  • Built-in ASPCA Twitter and Instagram feeds.

The app can be downloaded for free on the App Store for iPhone devices and on Google Play for Android devices.

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