Wisdom Panel Dog Breed Identification DNA Test Kit ** $25 OFF Today ONLY **

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If you’ve ever wondered what breed your dog is, now is your chance to find out. The Mars Veterinary Wisdom Panel 3.0 Breed Identification DNA Test Kit is the Amazon Deal of the Day, on sale for $54.47 ($79.99 reg). That’s 32% OFF regular price, and ships free in time for Christmas! Follow this link to get it now before the price goes back up.

  • Features the largest breed database of any DNA test in the world.
  • The only officially licensed canine DNA test in the US to offer the potentially life-saving MDR1 drug sensitivity screening at no extra charge.
  • Includes weight prediction – especially helpful for new puppies and dogs who may need help finding the right balance of nutrition and exercise.
  • Pre-paid shipping to the lab and results are ready in only 2-3 weeks after the sample arrives.

Wisdom Panel 3.0 Canine DNA Test covers 250 breeds, types and varieties including all those recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and can be run for mixed-breed, designer, or purebred dogs. With a simple cheek swab, you can uncover DNA-based insights that may help you understand your dog’s unique appearance, behaviors, and wellness needs.

Testing is as easy. Simply collect a skin cell sample from the inside of your dog’s cheek with the included swabs. Activate your test online at the official website and finally, mail the swabs back to our laboratory with the postage-paid shipping label. Within three weeks you will receive an e-mail with your dog’s unique, interactive report.

The report includes:

  • Breed ancestry tree and percentage breakdown going back three generations to the GGP level
  • Detailed breed profiles for each of the breeds detected
  • Multidrug Sensitivity (MDR1) genetic mutation screening results
  • Adult weight range prediction to help with nutrition and diet choices
  • Ancestry certificate for framing
  • Read customer reviews and learn more

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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Help Your Dog Shine from the Inside Out with Isle of Dogs Natural Treats {10 Win}

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We all enjoy giving  our dogs a treat as a reward for good behavior or just to show them some love, but did you know that certain treats are designed to support your dog’s specific wellness needs and beauty from within? Isle of Dogs makes natural wellness treats, sourced and made in the US, and designed to support a beautiful balanced life for dogs of all ages and sizes.

Daisy & I are super excited to welcome Isle of Dogs as a new blog sponsor! With a background in competitive show dogs, the founders of Isle of Dogs created a line of natural grooming products as well as a variety of natural whole-food based dog treats designed to address your pup’s unique needs. We’re going to introduce you to some of their most popular treats AND give you the chance to WIN some for your dog, too!

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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.

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.