Do Your Civic Doody With These PUNtastic Dog Poop Bags

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While picking up your dog’s poop is usually no laughing matter, we’ve found a fun way to add some levity to the situation. It’s these new Poopaganda Dog Poop Bags from Bark Essentials, the same fold behind the popular dog subscription box service, BarkBox.

Each box includes 300 unscented, leak-proof dog waste bags, each with a punny poop-related quote guaranteed to make any dog lover smile — even while scooping that poop.

These silly dog poop bags are no joke — they are thick, sustainably-made with EPI technology, 100% oxo-biodegradable, convenient, easy-to-tear, and are backed with a leak-proof/money-back guarantee.

We think they’d make a great gift for your favorite dog lover, pet sitter, or dog walker. Each box contains 20 standard size rolls of dog poop bags and you can pick some up for yourself from Bark Essentials.

Choose from two irreverent box themes: Poopaganda and Pug Life at $10.99 per box, eligible for Free Shipping HERE.

BarkBox Review + Coupon Code for Extra Month FREE

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Dog lovers, if you read yesterday’s review of the April Super Chewer Box then you already know that the theme this month is Shakespeare in the Dog Park. The Classic BarkBox usually follows the same theme, and this month is no exception.

As with each month’s dog subscription box from BarkBox, this one included 2 fun toys inspired by the theme, plus 2 full-size bags of dog treats and a tasty meat chew. You can expect a value of $40-$50 worth of dog toys and treats in each month’s BarkBox, for as low as $21/month including free shipping for US orders.

Every dog’s BarkBox can be customized for their size and food sensitivities. If you want a deal, use our BarkBox coupon code WOOFWOOFMAMA at BarkBox.com to get a FREE month when you order 1 month or longer.

Daisy gets the large dog box which is shown in our BarkBox reviews, but whatever size your dog is, they will get the same number of toys and treats in appropriate sizes.

Read on for more info and to see what was inside this month’s BarkBox.

April BarkBox Dog Toys

 

Bark Anthony’s Scroll Dog Toy ($12 retail value) A dog’s take on the famous line from Mark Anthony in the play Julius Caesar. This crinkly mat dog toy has two large disc squeakers and comes with two loops of soft and stretchy t-shirt rope for an epic game of tug.
Hamlet Prince of Denbark Dog Toy ($8 retail value) Remember the skull scene from Hamlet? In keeping with the Shakespeare theme of this month’s BarkBox, this plush dog toy is holding poor Yorick’s skull and looking pretty sad. He’s a classic example of the type of cute and funny plush character dog toys you can expect to get with BarkBox (as compared with the Super Chewer Box and the rubber toys you get there).

He’s also got stuffing and a squeaker inside. Here’s another view so you can see his big fluffy tail. Daisy loves chewing him and dragging him around.

April BarkBox Dog Treats

Berry Wives of Windsor Dog Treats ($8 retail value) Peanut butter and blueberry are what’s in these tasty treats — one of Daisy’s favorite combinations! As with all BarkBox dog treats, these are made in the USA with high-quality ingredients. No wheat, soy or corn included…just the way we prefer our dog treats.

Love’s Labour’s Lamb Dog Treats ($8 retail value) Confession: I had to look this one up to get the reference. Love’s Labour’s Lost is one of William Shakespeare’s early comedies. These lamb treats are made with calming Passionflower and Omega-3 rich Flaxseed.

Jones Natural Chews Lamb Link Dog Chew ($4 retail value) Meaty, chewy lamb meat and lung in a collagen casing. Big enough to break in half to save some for later!

In addition to the amazing dog toys and treats, BarkBox usually includes some extra bonus items or other surprises depending on the theme of the month. This month we got a super cute fashion accessory to accompany the Shakespearean theme. A Ruff Collar!

This is extra clever because the reason why dog cones are called E-Collars is because they are named after Elizabethan Collars (the collars Queen Elizabeth wore) which were also called Ruffs. Here’s Daisy wearing hers.

As usual, this month’s Barkbox also included an info card with details on what’s in the box, and a fun little activity.

Barkbox Cost and Value

By our calculation, this month’s BarkBox had $40 worth of dog toys, treats and chews if you were to purchase them all separately. That’s makes a subscription a real bargain when you consider that plans starts as low as $21/month with free US shipping included.

BarkBox Coupon Code

If you’d like to learn more and try BarkBox for your lucky pup, visit this link and use BarkBox coupon code WOOFWOOFMAMA to get a FREE month added to any order of 1-month or longer.

Shakespeare in the Dog Park: Super Chewer Box Review + Coupon

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We had loads of fun unboxing Daisy’s Super Chewer box this month! In case you hadn’t heard, Super Chewer is a monthly delivery box for dogs, with the most durable dog toys and extra long-lasting treats, customized for your pup’s size and food allergies.

Sizes are: “Small but Mighty” for up to 20 pound dogs, “Middle Weight” 20-50 pounds, “Large and in Charge” for dogs 50+ pounds).

Every Super Chewer BarkBox includes $50+ worth of dog stuff:

  • 2 Extremely durable dog toys (plus free toy replacement)
  • 2 Full-size bags of natural dog treats (made in USA)
  • 2 long-lasting meat chews (made in USA)
  • Free US Shipping
  • Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Extra Goodies depending on theme

Every month’s Super Chewer BarkBox has a different theme, and this month’s theme is Shakespeare in the Dog Park. It’s full of fun toys and tasty treats, all with an Elizabethan-Era flair. Read on to see what was in this month’s Super Chewer BarkBox and then use our exclusive BarkBox coupon: WOOFWOOFMAMA to get a FREE extra month added to any plan!

Here’s a look at what was in the April Super Chewer BarkBox along with the retail values of each item if purchased separately:

April Super Chewer BarkBox Dog Toys

Treat Lock Goblet Dog Toy ($16 retail value) This natural rubber dog toy is a treat puzzle toy. It can be unscrewed so that specially designed dog treats fit perfectly in the goblet’s base.

Dogberry Pup-pet Dog Toy ($12 retail value) This super cute and durable dog toy is also made of solid, natural rubber. He’s wearing a plush costume layer that is easily removable.

There he is without his costume. And below are a couple more shots of the goblet dog treat toy so you can see how much thought and detail are put into each Super Chewer dog toy.

 

April Super Chewer BarkBox Dog Treats

Super Chewer Treat Lock Treats ($11 retail value) These peanut flavored toys are designed to fit perfectly into the goblet treat toy, as well as a few other Super Chewer dog toys mentioned on the box…maybe hinting that more treat lock toys will arrive in future boxes!

Berry Wives of Windsor Dog Treats ($8 retail value) Peanut butter and blueberry are what’s in these tasty treats — one of Daisy’s favorite combinations! As with all BarkBox and Super Chewer dog treats, these are made in the USA with high-quality ingredients. No wheat, soy or corn included…just the way we prefer our dog treats.

Jones Natural Chews Lamb Link Dog Chew ($4 retail value) Meaty, chewy lamb meat and lung in a collagen casing. Big enough to break in half to save some for later!

Plato Pet Treats Thinkers Salmon Dog Chew Stick ($3 retail value) There are always full-size meat chews in every month’s Super Chewer box, and Plato makes some of our favorites. This time it’s their salmon treat sticks, yay! Called Thinkers because this dog snack is packed full of DHA and Omega-3 fatty acid famous for its cognitive benefits. This treat is true brain food.

In addition to the amazing dog toys and treats, the Super Chewer box usually includes some extra bonus items or other surprises depending on the theme of the month. This month we got a super cute fashion accessory to accompany the Shakespearean theme. A Ruff Collar!

This is extra clever because the reason why dog cones are called E-Collars is because they are named after Elizabethan Collars (the collars Queen Elizabeth wore) which were also called Ruffs.

Here is Daisy wearing hers, but looking none too pleased about it.

As usual, this month’s Super Chewer Box also included an info card with details on what’s in the box, and a fun little activity.

Every Super Chewer BarkBox also includes free toy replacement and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so you can feel completely confident that you and your dog will be totally happy with every item you receive.

Super Chewer Box Cost and Value

By our calculation, this month’s BarkBox Super Chewer edition had $54 worth of dog toys, treats and chews if you were to purchase them all separately. That’s makes a subscription a real bargain when you consider that plans starts as low as $29/month with free US shipping included.

Super Chewer BarkBox Coupon Code

If you’d like to learn more and try BarkBox Super Chewer edition for your toy destroyer, visit this link and use BarkBox coupon code WOOFWOOFMAMA to get a FREE month added to any order of 1-month or longer.

Would You Spend $140 On This Interactive Gaming Device for Dogs?

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As an extremely devoted dog mom, there are a LOT of things I will happily spend my money on for Daisy, but today I spotted something that made me do a double-take.

It’s this Wickedbone Interactive Smart Toy for Dogs. The list price is $160 but you can get it on Amazon for $139.99 w/ free shipping.

Now I’m a big fan of electronic gadgets. I LOVE my Roomba, have a Kuvings Cold Press Slow Juicer I use daily, rely on a pet camera like this one, and dare anyone to try and take away my Instant Pot!

That said, I’m just not sure how I feel about spending $140 on an electronic dog toy. First, I know how hard most dogs are on their toys. Would it even hold up? And I know that Daisy often loses interest in a new toy after a few days. Wobble Wag Giggle Ball I’m looking at you!

Here’s the description from the manufacturer:

Dogs love bones, but conventional bones are overrated. They quickly evaporate in a dog’s mouth, and they often cause gastric problems and one big mess, without offering any interaction or playing opportunities. Now meet Wickedbone, a bone-shaped interactive gaming device that performs like a truly smart, fun and excitingly wicked companion of your dog.

The Wickedbone is fully interactive. It can react to different actions of your dog with built-in emotional system. When your dog runs, Wickedbone runs after it; when your dog chases it, it turns around and runs away, making Wickedbone react in different and very engaging modes.

Wickedbone has been designed to be as safe, soft and strong as your dog needs it to be. Made of Polycarbonate, it feels sufficiently soft when your dog catches it. The material of the body, cover, and the tires are safe for humans and pets.

Here’s a video demonstration for the Wickedbone Smart Dog Toy:

While it does look fun and interesting, the jury is still out on this one for me. It would definitely make a cool gift idea for the dog who has everything! What do you think?

Wickedbone Smart Bone, Automatic & Interactive Toy for Dog at Amazon for $139.99

Daisy’s Taking a DNA Test and Here’s $20 OFF So Your Dog Can Too!

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We adopted our dog Daisy from a local shelter when she was about three months old. She’d been abandoned, and no one knew anything about her background, history or health. People always ask us what type of dog she is and I usually say she’s “a mutt.” Her daddy likes to call her an “American Dingo.” If we had to guess we’d say she’s part hound and part labrador, maybe a LOT of hound based on how she can howl and sniff.

In addition to wondering about her breed, we also wonder about her health. She’s been a bit of a sick puppy since we got her with everything from food allergies and digestive issues to two different types of cancer so far. Luckily, both cancers were detected early, and we do our best to remain vigilant about her health.

One step we are taking is to learn more about Daisy’s health and genetics with a dog DNA test from Embark. An Embark dog DNA test lets dog parents learn about their pup’s breed and health with a simple cheek swab. It looks at over 250 breeds and more than 175 genetic health conditions and traits.

Embark was our choice of dog DNA test kits for several reasons:

  • The most accurate breed identification on the market
  • Screens for over 175 genetic conditions
  • Includes your dog’s family tree back to great grandparents
  • The world’s only canine relative finder
  • One simple cheek swab

While we do her cheek swab and send it off to the lab to wait for the results, feel free to take advantage of a very special $20 OFF coupon so that you can learn about your dog’s DNA, health and ancestry too!

Just use this link and save $20 off your Embark DNA Kit with Coupon Code: STPADDY20 Valid thru 3/31.

Free shipping in the continental U.S. within 3-5 business days. Return shipping of swabs included.

Stay tuned for a follow up post once we get Daisy’s DNA test results. We can’t wait to tell you more about what we discover!