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Last-Minute Gift Idea for Men: Mantry Artisan Food Crate

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Looking for an original gift idea for the special man on your gift list? Check out Mantry, the modern man’s pantry!

The #1 food gift for men, each Mantry includes 6 full-size artisan food products packed in a handmade wooden crate along with a custom manual detailing product stories and recipes. The food & beverage items that in Mantry are not your typical grocery store items and if your guy likes things like bacon, bourbon, and BBQ (what guy doesn’t!?!) he will LOVE receiving a gift subscription to Mantry.

I got a Mantry for Woof Woof Papa, and opened it up so I could show you the kinds of stuff to expect. Each box is designed around a specific theme, and this one is “Coffee and a Smoke” with all 6 items having rich and bold flavors.

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Some past box themes include Craft Beer Belly, Bacon Nation, Campfire Cookout and Salty Dog, just to name a few. So, if you’ve got a food lover on your list and are looking for a last-minute gift idea, get him a Mantry!

You’ll get a digital gift card delivered to your email instantly, and their first Mantry ships in January.

Gift Options:

1 Mantry $75 + $10 Shipping
3 Month $225 + FREE Shipping
6 Month $450 + FREE Shipping

3 & 6 MONTH BONUS: Until Dec 25 receive a bonus Mantry Jerky kit ($30 Value). Ships with their 2nd crate. Visit Mantry.com for more info and to order.

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TropiClean Water Additive: Fresh Breath for Dogs #SmoochUrPooch

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Over the past several weeks, Daisy and I have been telling you about how we’ve been using TropiClean oral care products to help keep Daisy’s mouth fresh, healthy and kissable. One way we’re doing this is by using TropiClean’s Water Additive. It’s a super easy daily maintenance routine, as simple as just pouring a cap-full of the natural solution into Daisy’s water bowl.

Fresh Breath water additive for dogs

TropiClean Water Additive for Dogs:

•Developed to provide dogs and cats with essential daily oral hygiene care
•Without proper dental care, 70% of dogs and cats start to show signs of oral disease by age 3
•Oral disease can eventually lead to tooth loss or other serious health problems
•Promotes healthy gums and eliminates bad breath for up to 12 hours

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To learn more about TropiClean, visit their website. Find them on Facebook and Twitter as well.

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Tropiclean Fresh Breath Clean Teeth Gel for Dogs #SmoochUrPooch

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As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Daisy and I have been testing some dental health products for dogs from Tropiclean. We’re working with them to help spread the word about the importance of healthy teeth for dogs.

Did you know that 80% of dogs show signs of periodontal disease by age three? Daisy turned four this year and her vet says her teeth look great. We plan to keep them that way for a long time to come, because left untreated, oral disease can seep into the blood stream and cause serious health risks for your pets. Bad breath is often one of the first signs of oral disease and should not be ignored.

In addition to brushing and scheduling regular veterinary exams for your fur kids, you can also add a simple dental solution from Tropiclean to help remove plaque and tarter for a healthier mouth you will love to smooch! When it comes to clean teeth and fresh breath, we like the extra help we get from Tropiclean Fresh Breath Clean Teeth Gel. You just apply a few drops directly to your dog’s teeth.

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It’s recommended that you start by using the gel once daily. You’ll notice your pet licking their lips repeatedly after application. This is normal and helps the gel to mix with saliva and coat all surfaces of your pet’s teeth and gums. Ordinarily, after 30 days, application can be reduced to twice weekly for regular maintenance.

Reasons to Use Clean Teeth Gel for Dogs
  • Removes plaque & tartar
  • Works fast and naturally to help reduce plaque and tartar
  • A proprietary blend of natural, holistic ingredients produce a healthy oral environment
  • Kills the germs that cause bad breath, plaque and gingivitis
  • Soothes minor gum irritations
  • Clean teeth and ‘up close’ fresh breath everyday!

If you’d like to learn more, be sure to check out the results of the Clinical Trials for the Fresh Breath Clean Teeth Gel. Pretty impressive and validates the positive feedback we’ve heard from other pet parents about their own experiences. Visit Tropiclean their website, on Facebook and Twitter.

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Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion

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I’m always on the lookout for great books to read myself and to give as gifts, so when I heard about this new one, I knew I had to share it with you. Whether you are an avid reader or are looking for unique holiday gift ideas for the animal lover on your list this year, be sure to check out Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion. Not only is it an amazing and inspirational story, but it’s also on sale right now in both the Hardcover (39% OFF) and Kindle edition (56% OFF).

In the spring of 2011, the book’s author Jon Katz received a phone call that would challenge every idea he ever had about mercy and compassion. An animal control officer had found a neglected donkey on a farm in upstate New York, and she hoped that Jon and his wife, Maria, would be willing to adopt him.

Jon wasn’t planning to add another animal to his home on Bedlam Farm, certainly not a very sick donkey. But the moment he saw the wrenching sight of Simon, he felt a powerful connection. Simon touched something very deep inside of him. Jon and Maria decided to take him in.

Simon’s recovery was far from easy. Weak and malnourished, he needed near constant care, but Jon was determined to help him heal. As Simon’s health improved, Jon would feed him by hand, read to him, take him on walks, even confide in him like an old and trusted friend. Then, miraculously, as if in reciprocation, Simon began to reveal to Jon the true meaning of compassion, the ways in which it can transform our lives and inspire us to take great risks.

Visit Amazon HERE to read more and grab a copy or two. Remember that Amazon sale prices can change quickly and without notice (as I’ve learned the hard way) so don’t wait!

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New Semi-Moist Dog Treats from Natural Balance {Review + Coupon}

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Natural Balance introduced 15 new treats this month, and as a brand ambassador, Daisy got to sample several of the varieties. We’re super excited to give you the inside scoop AND share a coupon with you so that you and your lucky dog can try them, too!

L.I.T. Immunity Support Jerky

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L.I.T. stands for “Limited Ingredient Treats” and are especially good for dogs like Daisy who have lots of food sensitivities and tummy issues. Salmon is her favorite, but they also come in Duck and Chicken formulas. They are grain-free, and contain antioxidant vitamins C & E to help support a healthy immune system.

L.I.T Hip & Joint Jerky Treats

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Also available in Duck, Chicken or Salmon, this version of Natural Balance Jerky Treats is made especially to help promote healthy hips and joints. Made with Glucosamine and Chondroitin, these treats are great for active dogs as well as older dogs.

L.I.T. Jumpin’ Stix & Mini Jumpin’ Stix for Dogs

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These were the first treats we opened and tried when we received our samples and Daisy is TOTALLY in LOVE with the Venison & Sweet Potato formula! These come in both full-size sticks as well as mini sticks and are super easy to break into little pieces, which I like to do with all of the semi-moist treats to make them last longer and to use as training treats.

Mini Rewards Dog Treats 5 Calories or Less

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And speaking of little training treats…these new mini-rewards are the perfect size to use during training sessions or any time you want to reward your dog for good behavior. They are great for keeping in your pocket on a walk, or to put in an interactive treat toy. Each treat is 5 calories or less, and are super yummy according to Daisy (lamb and duck are her favorites). I love that they contain no corn, wheat, artificial flavors or colors.

To read more about all 15 new Natural Balance treats for dogs visit: naturalbalanceinc.com.

Online Discount for Natural Balance Treats

To order online and get up to 20% OFF Natural Balance treats visit: Petco.com.

Natural Balance Printable Coupon

Headed to the store soon?

Snag this Printable Coupon for Natural Balance Treats (good thru 8/31/14).

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You’re Invited: Earn $5 to $75 per Survey + Review and Keep Free Products!

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I just received word about a very special invitation to pass along to you. If you have a smartphone, laptop or other web-enabled device (e.g. a tablet), then Click HERE to signup for Vindale Research. It’s FREE to join and you’ll get PAID to review products and for giving your honest opinions about brands and services via surveys.

  • Review products and take simple online surveys
  • Make a difference by sharing your opinion
  • Receive up to $75 per survey completed
  • Choose to keep the products that you review

How it works

Every Vindale offer is worth real money — not points. When your account reaches $50 you get paid. Below, see the many ways you can start earning:

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Go HERE to learn more and get started earning money for participating!

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