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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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dental gel dog review

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.

daisy clean teeth gel

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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Saving Simon book

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

jerky immunity support

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

hip and joint jerky treats

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

Stix treats

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

Mini Rewards

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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Travel with Power and Style: Puku Portable Charger Review #TeamPuku

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puku review

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed that I was in DC for a girls weekend with my sister and niece. We only had 4 days to see and do as much as we could and were on-the-go quite a bit! There wasn’t time to sit around waiting for our phones to charge up and we couldn’t leave them in our hotel room since we needed them to take photos and summon an Uber driver when we wanted a ride.

Thanks to some great timing, the good folks over at #TeamPuku had just sent me one of their fabulous new products so that I could try it out and share my thoughts with our readers. It’s the Puku S8 Portable Battery, and it lets you charge your devices on-the-go with no outlet needed. You just charge it up before you go, and then take it with you. It comes with a standard USB to Micro USB cable, but if you travel with multiple devices, make sure to bring an extra charging cable since you can charge TWO devices at once. You’ll simply connect your iPhone, iPad, Android or other Micro USB device to your Puku and Power Up!

I was travelling with my new Google HP11 Chromebook so I could keep up with work,  and my Samsung Galaxy S3 Android phone for navigation, Uber and photos. My sister and niece each had their iPhones, along with one iPad mini. HOW did we ever manage before without all this technology???

lunch with puku

Luckily we didn’t have to go without Google maps, Urban Spoon, Uber and text messaging or miss out on a single photo opp during our whole long weekend. I let the Puku recharge at night in the hotel room and then we took it with us while we went out exploring, dining, shopping and happy hour-ing each day. You can use it in your bag while walking around and I loved being able to just sit wherever and visit over food and drinks without worrying about finding a nearby outlet. SO much more fabulous to just BYOP (bring your own power). And the Puku is SUPER fabulous-looking, too. I received the purple one, which is gorgeous. Puku comes in 6 beautiful colors so you can choose your favorite.

puku airport

I didn’t keep track of exactly how many hours of charging we got out of the Puku but never ran out using the system of charging it up at night and using it throughout the day. The evening I flew home, I had an unexpected flight delay and used my Puku with my Chromebook at the airport so I could get caught up on some work while waiting the extra couple of hours for the plane. It was great since all the available outlets were already in use by other travelers. In the photo, you can see the red light has come on. This means that it has 0-35% power left to use. Not bad after using it several times earlier in the day!

The product info says a single charge gives you at least 900 hours of standby time, 36 hours of talk time and 153 hours of media play time. You can use Puku to charge Apple and Android devices, digital cameras and gaming devices.

I don’t travel super frequently, but I know that the Puku will come in handy quite often since we live in South Florida. You wouldn’t believe how often we lose power during tropical storms and heatwaves. After Hurricane Wilma, we didn’t have our power restored for 2 full weeks! The people at Walgreen’s were super nice and let everyone charge up their cell phones at the store but it sure will be handy to have our Puku whenever we need it in the future.

To learn more about Puku and get your own, you can visit their website and check them out on Facebook.

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