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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Free PAW Patrol Printable Rescue Hero Activity Pack for Pet-Loving Kids

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Free PAW Patrol Printable Pet Rescue

Just about everyone I know is crazy for the PAW Patrol gang, so I’m always on the lookout for cool free stuff like this Pet Rescue Activity Pack of PAW Patrol Printables.

If you and your kiddos have adopted a pet, you can celebrate with this printable PAW Patrol Rescue Pack. It comes with an adoption certificate where your child can pledge to take good care of their new pet, along with kid’s pet license and PAW Patrol coloring page.

Fun PAW Patrol Fact: Ryder rescued all the pups and taught them their PAW Patrol skills. If you want to learn more about how you can rescue animals too, visit the ASPCA website.

Become a rescue hero like Ryder by being a friend to all animals! Print this pack to show your pet adoption pride.

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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!

varsity ball indestructible Dog Toy

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Tax Weekend Pet Deals from PetSmart, Petco, BarkBox + More

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Tax Weekend Pet Deals

The deadline to get your taxes done is fast approaching so hurry if you haven’t already filed! Assuming you’ve got that done, it’s time to indulge in a little retail therapy. Be sure to snag these great pet deals going on this weekend at some of our favorite online pet supply stores!

Visit Petco.com for these tax weekend pet deals:
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  • Take $15 OFF $75 with Petco Promo Code save15 at checkout
  • Up to 20% OFF dog food and cat food throughout the site
  • $30 FREE + 20% OFF when you signup for repeat delivery
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Visit PetSmart.com for these tax weekend pet deals:
  • 10% OFF toys, treats, pet food and supplies site wide
  • $8 OFF Nutro Pet Food
  • $5 OFF Hill’s Science Diet dog food and cat food
  • $5 OFF Wellness Complete Health & Core large bags of dog food
  • 20% OFF Bayer Advantage II and Soresto
  • 20% OFF Only Natural Pet Food, Treats and Supplements
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Snag a FREE BarkBox of toys, treats and surprises for your lucky dog by using this link and the BarkBox promo code WOOFWOOFMAMA at checkout!

For great pet deals every day, be sure to join:

These three sites are free to join and feature daily deals with up to 80% OFF toys, chews, treats and gifts for dogs, cats and pet lovers!

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Dyson DC50 Animal Compact Upright Vacuum Cleaner $150 OFF

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Dyson Animal Vacuum

I think many people would agree that a Dyson is the dream machine of vacuums and it’s especially dreamy that they make one specifically designed for homes with pets. As pet parents we all need help keeping our floors, furniture and homes free from shedding fur and dirty paws, but many regular vacuums just aren’t up to the task and get clogged or don’t do a good job!

The only problem with Dyson vacuums is that they can be pricey. That’s why I was super excited to spot this amazing deal on the Dyson DC50 Animal Compact Upright Vacuum Cleaner for $150 OFF plus FREE Shipping.

This is a brand new unit, not a refurbished model (refurbs are great and can be a cost-effective way to snag a deal on a Dyson). It comes with a 5 year warranty on parts and labor.

  • Most advanced cleaner head technology from Dyson, engineered for increased dirt pick-up
  • Cleaner head self-adjusts for optimal contact on every floor type
  • 2 Tier Radial cyclones capture more microscopic particle, no bag, no loss of suction
  • Ultra-lightweight and durable, weighs just 11.6 lbs. Cord Length = 25 ft.
  • Latest Ball technology, turns on the spot and steers more easily into difficult spaces
  • Dyson vacuum cleaners don’t need bags, so no extra costs to worry about
  • [Read more…]

As with all great deals, this one is subject to change quickly and sell-out without warning, so if it’s always been your dream to get a Dyson then don’t wait. Head on over here to read customer reviews, compare models and snag one today!

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