In the Kitchen with Daisy and PAW5 Rock ‘N Bowl Puzzle Feeder Dog Bowl

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What do I love collecting & using more than just about anything? Colorful bowls and kitchen gadgets! Just when I feel like my collection is complete, I find ‘just one more’ I didn’t know I needed but now can’t live without.

My latest discovery is actually a very special bowl for Daisy. Thanks to our new blog sponsor, the dog-loving folks over at PAW5, we’ve been trying out their new Rock N’ Bowl. It’s part bowl, part puzzle and ALL kinds of fun! What looks like a standard bowl is actually a unique puzzle feeder that will have your dog thinking, problem solving and having fun all at once.

Filling the PAW5 bowl

By adding environmental enrichment and mental stimulation to mealtime, you can turn a boring, routine part of your dog’s day into a fun brainteaser. Just pour food directly into the top (as easy as a normal bowl), the food runs through a hidden compartment, and your dog will paw, nudge, and play his or her way through mealtime!

Daisy Puzzle Dog Bowl

Daisy has so much fun playing with her food in this thing that it was difficult to get good photos to show you. Here’s a quick video of Daisy and her PAW5 bowl in action. No sound effects were added…that’s all her, crunching away in regular speed AND slow motion! Check it out:

In addition to being super fun and engaging for your pup, the PAW5 bowl is also designed with pet parents in mind. It’s dishwasher-safe and BPA-free; made in the USA and holds up to 4 cups of food, for any meal and any breed. Because PAW5 is committed to sustainability, they use a manufacturing process that results in almost zero waste. The bowl comes in your choice of blue or orange. You can visit the PAW5 website here to learn more and get one for your favorite fur kid. Also be sure to follow PAW5 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for great dog photos, special offers and info about future giveaways.

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Help Your Pet-Loving Tween or Teen Explore a Veterinary Career with Vet Set Go!

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Do you have a child or grandchild who wants to be a veterinarian? If so, you’ll want to make sure they know about Vet Set Go. It’s the first and only online community dedicated to helping aspiring veterinarians explore their passion. It’s free to join, and your tween or teen will get access to all kinds of resources, including videos, games, articles and more. I’ve spent the last week or so exploring the site and am SO impressed with everything. Here are some of the highlights from my tour:

Vet Learning Games

Super fun and interactive learning games to help future veterinarians explore everything from dog breeds to animal anatomy. Don’t let the cute illustrations fool you…these games are challenging! I scored 7 out of 10 on my first anatomy quiz and learned quite a bit. And I’ve become somewhat obsessed with the blood works game…super cool sound effects, too!

 

The Meet the Vet video series features all sorts of interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of different types of veterinarians and the work they do. This is a great way for interested kiddos to get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a Zoo Veterinarian, a Shelter Vet, a Veterinary Oncologist, Sea Turtle Specialist and more. Who knew there were so many interesting and exciting career options for animal lovers!?!

Vet Camp for Kids

One of my favorite features of Vet Set Go is their large database of activities including Vet Camps, Zoo Camps, Hospital and Vet Office Tours, Volunteer opportunities and more. You can search by type of activity and location. I was pleased to learn about several opportunities in our area including Zoo Miami’s Conservation Teen Scientist program for high school students seeking to learn more about environmental conservation, wildlife biology, zoo operations, and public engagement.

Vet Set Go Book

The Moms Choice Award winning Vet Set Go! Book is written for 9-14 year olds interested in becoming a veterinarian. Includes tips and advice on how get animal experience, volunteer, learn animal science, meet veterinarians, and connect with other aspiring veterinarians. Full of color photographs and graphics on every page offering checklists, case studies and action plans to help your kid turn their dream of becoming a vet into a reality.

To preview the book, explore the free online community resources and connect with other aspiring veterinarians, visit vetsetgo.com. Also be sure to follow with the Vet Set Go Facebook page and Instagram for news, updates and photos.

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Super Stylish bkr Bottle — The Most Beautiful Way to Stay Hydrated

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Since posting an Instagram photo of Daisy & me enjoying the sunshine on our patio, several readers and followers have contacted me about the beautiful water bottle in the photo. There’s been so much interest that I thought I’d post on the blog to let you all in on the secret!

I’ll admit that I’ve got a bit of a water bottle obsession. I figure the more fab water bottles I own, the more motivation I have to stay hydrated. I’ve got a SIGG, a Takeya, 2 ThinkSport bottles (read my ThinkSport water bottle review), to name a few, but by far the one that get the most attention when we are out and about is my gorgeous bkr water bottle!

The bkr water bottle is the prettiest, eco-friendly solution to staying hydrated at home, in the office and on the go. It comes in SO many gorgeous colors that’s it’s hard to choose just one. It’s actually a clear glass water bottle wrapped in your choice of beautiful silicone sleeves.

You can order a bkr bottle HERE and get FREE Shipping. The one I have is a pretty in pink color called “Bambi” but I’m so addicted that I’m already planning what color to get next. Probably in “Dive” which is a sheer Bali green-blue.

bkr colors

About bkr bottle:

  • Glass is the cleanest way to drink. no chemical leaching or metallic canteen taste.
  • Soft, grippy sleeve. Quiet when you set it down and not tippy.
  • 16 oz / 500mL. Small one-inch opening for easy no-spill sips, just like a plastic water bottle.
  • Caps have a perfect no-leak seal.
  • BPA-free, phthalate-free, FDA approved materials. Fits most cup holders.
  • Dishwasher safe on the top rack. 100% addictive.
  • bkr gives back. your purchase supports initiatives that fund early detection cancer research, combat the global water crisis and make the world a better place.
  • A-list celebrity favorite. As seen in ELLE, Vogue, InStyle, W, Marie Claire, Glamour, Martha Stewart Living, Architectural Digest, Dwell, Refinery29, Real Simple, the Today Show.

What color is calling your name? Check them out and let me know which one(s) you fall in love with!

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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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