Turn Your Dog’s Bath Time Into a Spa Day

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Some dogs love getting a bath. Daisy is not one of those dogs. In fact Daisy dreads bath time so much that we’ve had to come up with some special tricks and treats to make it more fun and relaxing for her and for us. Since this often takes a bit of time and patience, I like to plan ahead and schedule her dog bath for when I’m not in a rush and I know there won’t be a lot of distractions. We treat it like a spa day.

If you’d like to treat your dog to a spa day, here are some tips:

Set the mood with pet-friendly spa scents, a pre-bath dog treat and some mood lighting.

Set the mood with the right lighting, either with candles (flameless are safest around pets) or by dimming the lights. I also have treats handy and like to spray the shower curtain and rug with a bit of pet-safe fragrance spray.

The treats for this spa day are grain-free Beef Jerky Bites from Isle of Dogs. They’re made with grass-fed beef along with green lipped mussels; a luxurious spa snack if you ask me! The spray is Violet and Sea Mist Repláscent, also from Isle of Dogs. It’s an odor neutralizer that is safe to use on and around dogs. It smells so lovely that I’ve been using it in my car and closet.

Choose the right grooming supplies for your dog.

We’re using Silky Oatmeal Shampoo and Conditioner from the NaturaLuxury Collection. Daisy has sensitive skin so we love that it’s free from sulfate and paraban, and that it’s mild and gentle. The oatmeal and Jojoba help soothe dry skin and give Daisy’s fur a nice, soft feel. The scent is a very light jasmine and vanilla. Just right and not perfume-y at all.

The conditioner is from the same collection and is the first dog conditioner we’ve tried. Using this conditioner helps to loosen up the old, shedded hair that gets caught up in a dog’s coat. It helps make the brushing process much easier and reduces tangles. Daisy has very short, thin hair so this really helps protect and moisturize both the skin and hair. Can’t have a spa day without a good conditioner treatment!

Talk or sing to your dog during their bath

I sing and talk to my dog all the time, but she still sometimes gives me the head tilt like I’m asking her a very important question. She really takes advantage of spa day for all the extra treats and attention, and I can’t blame her. A girl needs some extra pampering from time to time.

SMILE…your almost done!

Drying off and running around full zoomy-style is Daisy’s favorite part of bath time. She has her own set of big fluffy beach towels and loves a good rub down after a bath or rainy day walk. Do all dogs get the zoomies after they get wet? She goes crazy.

Schedule some lounging and nap time

Nothing is nicer after a long bath and some zoomies, than settling in for a nap. Although Daisy sleeps in our bed at night, she has her own cozy den especially for napping. I use the Violet and Sea Mist Repláscent on her bedding and the rug to help keep the area smelling fresh. I’m so happy with this scent that I’m already planning to order more in a few of the other fragrances!

Want to plan a spa day for your dog? Head on over to Isle of Dogs and check out the complete NaturaLuxury collection of health and beauty products for dogs.

Gift Idea: Limited Edition Metallic Copper FURminator DeShedding Tool for Dogs

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Limited edition copper FURminator tool

It might seem silly to get all excited about a deshedding tool for dogs, but this sleek and shiny new limited edition FURminator tool with metallic copper finish certainly caught my eye…especially with some picky dog lovers on my gift list this year!

The FURminator has long-been a renowned and coveted grooming tool  thanks to its smart design which makes it super easy to use and extremely effective. It was designed by a groomer for professional results. And in addition to being quite practical, the new limited edition version adds a luxe look and feel, making it perfect to give as a gift or a as a special treat for your own fur kid. I mean, if you’ve gotta brush the dog, you might as well look good doing it!

Available for both long hair and short hair dogs, the FURminator reduces shedding by up to 90%. The FUR ejector button cleans and removes loose hair from the tool with ease. Ergonomic handle makes deShedding comfortable and easy and the patented technologies are guaranteed to reduce shedding better than any brush, rake or comb.

Head on over to learn more and snag it while it’s on sale for 28% OFF regular price with FREE shipping included! I’m told this limited edition version is only available here and that the supply and sale price won’t last long.

Spoil Your Cat for Less: Where to Find Discount Luxury Goods for Pets

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Whether you have a Posh Persian or a Rambunctious Rescue, all cats love to be pampered and spoiled by their people. While living the life of luxury can get expensive — especially with 9 lives– there are some ways to find discounts and deals to help you save money while giving your cat the royal treatment they deserve.

Daisy and I spend loads of time researching and writing about how to save money on pet supplies, and one of our favorite sites to recommend to readers and friends is Groupon Goods. This is a little different than the local service, restaurant and entertainment deals you may already be familiar with at Groupon.

Groupon Goods are high-end and unique gifts and products that are offered at huge savings off regular retail prices. Many people don’t even realize that Groupon sells these goods, or that they include so many deals for pets, so from time to time, we like to take a look at what’s on offer and do a list of the top pet deals we think are worth sharing.

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Most Groupon Goods include FREE Shipping and FREE Returns when you spend $24.99 or more, and prices are up to 70% OFF, so it’s a great place to look for deals on fancy finds for your feline friend. Click any of the links below to jump straight to that deal, or visit Groupon Goods to browse all pet deals.

Discounts on Fancy Beds and More Luxury Items for Cats

Up to 60% OFF Luxury Pet Gifts and Gear

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Be sure to check out the amazing selection of luxury gifts and gear for pets on sale during the Zulily Pampered Pets Sale. For 3 days only, they are offering up to 60% off stylish feeders, designer dog beds, patterned poop bags, colorful collars and loads more cool stuff for home and pets.

It’s a great range of unique items that you won’t find everywhere else so be sure to head on over to Zulily and check it out. It’s free to join and you’ll get private access to all their great sales for moms, home, kids and pets!