Get Moving and Stay on the Right Track: Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker Giveaway

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Believe it or not, it’s already mid-November and we are headed for what I like to call the “Holiday Eating Season.” For me, it’s the time period from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve, but for many it begins with Halloween. We all get busy and distracted with parties, dinners, shopping, baking, family activities, and end up staying up too late, eating more and exercising less. Sound familiar?

Rather than wait to make a New Year’s health, sleep or weight loss resolution, you can use a fitness tracker to help stay on the right track starting right now. The Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker is a stylish accessory that reminds you to move, tracks your sleep, lets you log your food and more.

Stay motivated by tracking all-day activity like steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes, and get credit for your workouts with Smart Track automatic exercise recognition. At night, track your sleep and set a silent alarm to wake better and get your best rest.

No matter where you’re headed, the easy-to-read OLED screen keeps your goals in focus with stats, time, and call or text notifications on display. It’s sweat, rain, splash proof and you can even wear it in the shower, so it’s always with you. A wide range of accessory wristbands in metal, leather and sport help you find the right style for every occasion.

The Alta also makes a GREAT gift for just about everyone on your holiday gift list. Check out the Fitbit Alta to browse all the band colors, accessories, features and learn more.

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As a thank you to all our readers and online followers, we want to help you stay on track with your wellness goals this holiday season by hosting a giveaway. One lucky person will WIN a Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker! We’ve partnered with a small group of bloggers who’ve all kicked in to help make this giveaway possible.
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$30 OFF Arf Pets Automatic Pet Feeder Food Dispenser for Dogs & Cats

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Today’s Deal of the Day over at Amazon is the Arf Automatic Pet Food Dispenser Feeder, on sale for $69.99 ($99.99 reg). Free Shipping is included and the deal is on til midnight!

Having an automatic pet feeder is handy if you have a dog or cat who needs measured portions at certain times of day, and is great for helping to prevent over-feeding. No more wondering if someone else in the family has already fed the fur kid.

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Just fill it, set the clock, pick up to four meal times, customize the helping size, and worry no more! Plug the feeder into an ordinary wall outlet, or go cord-free with three D batteries.

You can even record a personalized meal call in your own voice! Dispenses and dry dog food or cat food. 66% gave it a 5-Star Rating. See it in action and read the customer reviews.

New Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets Wet Cups Pet Food

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LID Wet Cups for Dogs

We’ve got news from one of our favorite sponsors about a new pet food offering especially for fur kids who need a limited ingredient diet. It’s Natural Balance L.I.D. wet cups for dogs and cats featuring simple formulas with premium ingredients.

Grain-free and delicious, these wet cups are limited in ingredients, featuring a single quality protein source along with a wholesome carbohydrates source that come together in one hearty cup!

Some dogs and cats do better with only certain ingredients, and these wet cups from Natural Balance minimize the chance of food sensitivities while still providing essential nutrition and the deliciousness your pets crave.

Shreds and Flaked Wet Cups

In addition to limited ingredients, we also love the texture…which is like a real homemade stew. You can see the flaked fish and shreds of chicken. These wet cups are a great way to add some variety by giving your dog a change in flavor and texture. Daisy finds wet food to be a real treat, and we sometimes use it as a topper on her regular Natural Balance Wild Pursuit dry dog food.

Next time you are out at your favorite pet supply store, or shopping online for pet food, be sure to grab a few packs of wet cups for your dog or cat.

You can find Natural Balance on Facebook (a great source for Natural Balance coupons!), follow them on Twitter and learn more at their website.

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.

Real Life Dog Weight Loss Stories + WIN #PerfectWeight Pet Food

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10 week weight loss pets

For the past 10 weeks, we’ve been letting you know about the importance of helping your pet maintain a healthy weight. We’ve shared Tips on Creating a Healthy Routine for Your Dog, a link to a cool FREE Printable Calendar to help you stay on track, and even news about how to WIN your own supply of weight loss pet food for your dog or cat.

Well, during these past 10 weeks, several pet bloggers took the 10 Week Turnaround Challenge for themselves to help their dogs lose weight by feeding them Hill’s Science Diet Perfect Weight dog food.

By sharing their experiences, we hope it will help motivate and encourage all of you to think about what steps you can take to keep your own fur kid at their perfect weight! Want to find out how they did?

Check out these 3 Real Life Dog Weight Loss Stories:

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Hazel started the 10 week dog weight loss challenge at 28 pounds. The ideal weight for a miniature schnauzer is between 10-15 pounds. On her first check-in, Hazel had lost 2 pounds. Then on her second check-in, she was down another pound. Her final check-in has her down a total of 4 pounds. Hazel now weighs 24 pounds and she feels great!