5 Reasons Why We Love BarkBox + Coupon Code for Your Lucky Pup!

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If you follow us on Instagram you already know that one of Daisy’s favorite things is her BarkBox subscription. We love the huge variety of toys & treats and especially enjoy the fun of discovering what the monthly theme is. This month’s box was Bark Ball…filled with baseball-themed goodies and perfect for Spring. The toys and treats are super high quality, creative, and will last til the next box arrives, even though we usually share with pals!

While we eagerly await the next box, we’ve put together a list with some of the reasons we love BarkBox. We’ve also have a special BarkBox coupon code so that all of YOU can try it too!

5 Reasons Why We Love BarkBox

  1. Quality Treats & Edibles, customizable for dogs with allergies. Every BarkBox is wheat, corn and soy free, so if your pup has those allergies you are all set! They also have a special allergy-friendly BarkBox for pups who are allergic to beef, chicken and turkey. The edible goodies in this BarkBox will not contain any of the above ingredients to help keep your pup’s sensitive tummy happy. You can also specify that your dog has allergies in your BarkBox profile.
  2. Super Unique Dog Goodies you won’t find elsewhere. Each delivery includes 4-6 high-quality, full-size items so there is always enough to put away and save for later, keeping the fun going all month long until the next box arrives. And the folks at BarkBox are genius when it comes to picking items for each box. These aren’t just the same old toys and treats you see every day…many are made exclusively for BarkBox meaning you and your dog get to discover unique and exciting new goodies each month.
  3. Satisfaction Guaranteed, Scout’s Honor! They actually have a customer guarantee called “Scout’s Honor”. If your pup doesn’t like at a treat or toy you’ve received, if it’s faulty or completely the wrong size for your dog, BarkBox will replace it for free. Just email and they will help make sure your dog is 100% happy! In over 4 years of getting BarkBox, we’ve only ever had 1 time we needed to contact their customer service with a problem and were SO impressed with the fast and personal assistance we received.
  4. Helping Pet Shelters and Animal Rescue Groups. 10% of all BarkBox profits goes to shelters and together with their BarkGood program, BarkBox works with over 3,000 shelters and rescues around the U.S. and Canada. Another paw-tastic reason to LOVE getting BarkBox!
  5. Customizable for Small-Large Dogs + for Heavy Chewers. We already mentioned how you can get the treats customized for your dog’s food allergies, if needed. But we also love that the toys and other items in your BarkBox can be customized for your dog’s size, because a 5lb dog and a 50+lb dog need and want different toys. And, if your dog is a toy destroyer, you can let BarkBox know and your dog will receive toys designed with heavy chewers in mind.

Bonus reason: BarkBox coupon codes for friends. BarkBox has been GREAT about arranging for us to hookup our friends and readers so you can try it, too! Use the BarkBox promo code WOOFWOOFMAMA at BarkBox.com and get an extra FREE month added to any order.

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Claiming Your FREE BarkBox

Ready to snag a FREE BarkBox of goodies, toys and treats for YOUR Lucky Pup?

Add a free box to any plan (1, 3, 6 or 12-months) when you GO HERE to order and use BarkBox promo code WOOFWOOFMAMA. It’s that simple. Use the link and the code will be automatically added for you. It should look like this at the top of your page:

Free BarkBox Code confirmation

Didn’t follow the link or don’t see this at the top of your screen when you get to BarkBox.com? No worries, just remember to use BarkBox code WOOFWOOFMAMA when you get to the checkout screen!

For additional savings, each BarkBox comes with FREE Shipping in the US ($5/BarkBox shipping applies outside the contiguous 48 states).

Ready to get BarkBox? Visit BarkBox.com for more info and to start customizing your own mystery box of dog toys, treats and surprises for your fur kid!

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Does Your Pet Need a Limited Ingredient Diet for Tummy or Allergy Issues?

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Limited Ingredient Diets for Pets

Just like people, pets can have allergies, food sensitivities and tummy troubles. Once you’ve seen your veterinarian to rule out other medical conditions or health problems, he or she may suggest you try a special diet. For Daisy, this took some trial and error but we eventually figured out that a grain-free pet food was best for her and saw a huge improvement in her skin rashes and digestion.

Every dog and cat is different, and if going grain-free isn’t enough to see results, you might consider one of single source protein, single source carbohydrate formulas, L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets available from our blog sponsor and Daisy’s food provider, Natural Balance Pet Foods.

Limited ingredient diets minimize the number of ingredients that pets are exposed to, which can be helpful for pet parents looking for simple formulas with simple ingredients.

Natural Balance LID Limited Ingredient Diets foods provide unique alternatives for pets, including:

  • True limited ingredient formulas, with single-sources of animal protein and limited carbohydrate sources
  • The most extensive selection of unique proteins including venison, bison, and wagyu beef
  • Puppy and Large Breed Bites formulas are also available just for our tiniest and biggest best friends too!
  • Complete lines of limited ingredient offerings for both cats and dogs, including dry and canned formulas and treats

How should you go about trying a limited ingredient diet for you pet?

Do a food trial on a limited ingredient diet for at least 10-12 weeks, using a novel protein and carbohydrate source that your dog or cat has not had before. No other treats or food items should be fed during this time period. [Learn more about Limited Ingredient Diets for Pets]

Pet Food Safety Program

In addition to paving the way for limited ingredient diets, Natural Balance has also been a long-time leader in pet food safety. Every production run of Natural Balance pet food is tested before distribution so that you can “Buy With Confidence”.

Not only do they test all products in their state-of-the art in-house laboratory for nine known contaminants before they reach store, but pet parents can also find the Best By Date on your Natural Balance product and read your product’s actual test results on their website.

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Get Out and Play with the Unbreakable Varsity Ball Dog Toy {Daisy Tested and Approved}

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Unbreakable Dog Ball Toy

Spring is here and it’s the perfect weather for your dog to enjoy some outdoor play time! Looking for a durable and unique dog toy to help encourage your dog to exercise, run and play? Check out the unbreakable Varsity Ball dog toy…it’s perfect for solo play or for rolling and chasing with furry friends. Daisy and her pal Fin tested it at the dog park and it WORE THEM OUT!

If you’re tired of spending time and money replacing dog toys that break or get destroyed as soon as you get them home, or just want a super exciting new toy for your dog, you’ll love the ultra tough and durable Varsity Ball over at VarsityPets.

Their guaranteed indestructible dog toys are unbreakable, for fun that just won’t quit! Especially good for the big dogs and those who are really hard on their toys.

Thousands have been sold with Zero busted, but if your dog is the first to destroy their toy, Varsity Pets will replace it AND refund you 10% of the purchase price.

It’s perfect for play with multiple dogs, or to entertain your dog when they have no one to play with (being an only child can be lonely). If your dog loves to herd or run, they will love trying to tackle and chase the Varsity Ball in the grass or at the beach. It’s even great in the snow, making it an investment in a toy your dog can use all year long.

In addition to being a favorite around our place, it’s also a super popular toy at rescue shelters, and even the zoo. Varsity Ball can withstand the abuse of lions and tigers and bears (oh my!) and is 110% GUARANTEED Indestructible.

Varsity Ball comes in 2 sizes:

  • Varsity Ball Standard 12″
  • Varsity Ball Junior 6″

Go HERE to select your color and size, and get your dog the toughest toy around!

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Coupon for $5 OFF @NaturalBalance Wild Pursuit + New Beef & Lamb Formula

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Dogs Crave Wild Pursuit

Hey everybody! We’re back with new coupons and news from Natural Balance Pet Foods. If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook you probably know that our Daisy had ear surgery a few weeks ago and is still recovering. While that’s kept her from enjoying the great outdoors, it hasn’t slowed down her appetite for sniffing out a deal to share with our fellow dog lovers!

Daisy ONLY eats Natural Balance Wild Pursuit so we are super excited about this new $5 OFF coupon good toward any 10 lb or larger bag of dry dog food or cat food.

Print this Wild Pursuit Coupon and use it by 4/30/16 when it expires. If you like to shop at PetSmart or Petco, you can also stack this manufacturer coupon with a store coupon, sale and or loyalty rewards voucher for even bigger savings! Natural Balance is available at many local pet supply stores so check the store locator here to find your nearest location.

We also want to let you know that there’s a new option available for meat lovers. It’s Wild Pursuit Beef & Lamb Formula.  As with all varieties of Wild Pursuit, this one is 100% grain-free and designed with complete and balanced nutrition for adult dogs.

Bag of Wild Pursuit Dog Food

This delicious, high-protein diet provides a taste to satisfy your dog’s primal cravings as well as peak nutrition your best friend desires. Real meat is the #1 ingredient and your dog will love the minimally processed, natural freeze-dried raw pieces mixed in with crunchy kibble.

Head on over the the Natural Balance website to learn more about their pet food and treat selection and their Buy With Confidence Program which tests every production run of Natural Balance pet food. Not only do they test all products in their state-of-the art in-house laboratory for nine known contaminants before they reach store shelves, but you can find actual laboratory results posted in real-time on the site. As pet parents, it’s great to know that they are making health and safety a priority for our fur kids!

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Did You Know? Facts About TRICARE Dental #MetLifeTDP #IC #ad

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TRICARE Info 2016

This is my third year as an ambassador for the MetLife TRICARE Dental Program, and it’s been such a pleasure getting to help educate military families about their benefits. Military moms and dads know it takes a LOT to keep the home front running smoothly. That’s why I love being able to share what I’ve learned, to help you save time and money. Last month I gave you some Children’s Dental Health Tips & Reminders. And back in January, I put together a 2016 Program Update.

In a nutshell, MetLife TRICARE Dental provides dental benefits to spouses and children of Active Duty personnel and National Guard and Reserve members and their families. It’s a convenient and cost effective way for families to have continuous dental coverage from the large network of dental providers worldwide.

In doing research for my TRICARE posts, I’ve learned a lot more facts and details about the program that I didn’t know. So this month, I’ve rounded up a list of some things you might not know…but should!

Did You Know?
  • Families enrolled in MetLife TRICARE Dental Program have access to over 250,000 dental locations, making it one of the largest civilian dental networks around. It’s great to know that wherever you go, you’ll be able to find dentists that participate in the program.
  • There are no annual deductibles or co-payments, and premiums are competitively priced. There are low or no cost-shares on many dental services including diagnostic and preventative. It’s reassuring to know that there won’t be a lot of unexpected expenses when it comes to keeping up with your family’s dental health needs.
  • The program has an Accidental Annual Maximum of $1,200 per beneficiary per plan year. This is in addition to and separate from the $1,300 plan annual maximum per beneficiary per plan year. Hopefully you won’t need it, but it’s always good to know you have the additional injury coverage.
  • TRICARE Dental Program will coordinate with another supplemental dental insurance carrier.
  • Your family is not automatically enrolled. Even though you and your family may already have TRICARE medical, dental coverage requires a separate enrollment. There are four easy ways to enroll:
    1. Online at www.tricare.mil/bwe
    2. Call 1-855-638-8371 CONUS, 1-855-638-8372 OCONUS, or 1-855-638-8373 TDD/TTY
    3. Fax a completed Enrollment Authorization document (found on www.tricare.mil/tdp) to 1-855-763-1337
    4. Mail a completed Enrollment Authorization document to: MetLife TRICARE Dental Program, P.O. Box 14185 Lexington, KY 40512.

Want to know even more about the program coverage and benefits? The MetLife TDP Facebook Page is a great resource. They post a different fact or trivia question just about every day, so it’s fun to stop by a learn something new each time you visit!

You can also find the program on Twitter and at their website: www.metlife.com/tricare.

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