Spot & Tango Review + Coupon: Fresh Dog Food Delivery Service

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Dog lovers, we’ve heard from many of you who are interested in feeding your dog real, fresh cooked food but aren’t sure where to start. It can be a challenge to know the right recipes and ingredients to use, to make sure your dog gets the proper nutrients. Plus there is the hassle of extra grocery shopping, measuring, cooking and packaging of all those meals. Like you, I want the best for our dog Daisy, but without all the guesswork and extra time in the kitchen.

We’ve recently been introduced to Spot & Tango, a meal delivery service for dogs. It’s fresh pet food made with locally sourced ingredients, cooked to order in their USDA certified kitchen just days before arriving at your door. We accepted Spot & Tango’s invitation to try out their dog food delivery service and are excited to tell you all about it.

Dog Food Review Spot and Tango

This Spot & Tango dog food review shows the quantity and recipes we received based on Daisy’s personalized dog food meal plan. Your dog will get their own personalized meal plan based on the info you give when you sign up for your trial subscription on spotandtango.com. All of the recipes are human-grade, fresh, ready-to-serve meals made with fresh fruits & vegetables. No artificial additives, preservatives or fillers.

After taking the quiz and receiving your personalized meal plan, your dog’s meals are delivered directly to your door. They arrive packed in dry ice, and even in South Florida, ours were all still frozen after the box sat out in the sun on our porch til we got home the day it arrived.

You just open the box, defrost a few days worth and serve. Keep the rest in your freezer for later. At first I was concerned about the amount of freezer space Daisy’s dog food would take up, but 2 weeks worth fits easily on the small top shelf of our freezer, next to where the ice maker is.

It’s important when switching your dog’s food that you do so gradually. Our first shipment included full instructions on how to transition our old dog food to the new one.

In addition to the helpful feeding instructions, I love the info about recycling. There is very little excess packaging, and the green insulation foam is actually biodegradable and dissolves in the sink with running water. I’m sad I forgot to get video of it dissolving but I was really enjoying watching it melt away, and I forgot!

Back to the feeding schedule and transitioning. Out of extra caution, we took things even more slowly than instructed. I started with a spoonful a day for the first few days and then went on to use the fresh food as topper on Daisy’s kibble. They actually have a subscription you can choose if you only want to use the fresh dog food as topper and don’t plan to fully transition from dry kibble. Some dogs like the crunch of dry food and people have different preferences for the mix of food they like to feed their pups. Spot & Tango make it easy to strike the right balance, whatever you decide to do.

They include a bag clip to keep leftovers fresh. I love the little attentions to detail like this one!

As you can see, this meal is Lamb and Brown Rice dog food. There’s spinach, whole peas, chopped carrot pieces, parsley, apple cider vinegar, and fresh blueberries accompanying the ground lamb and brown rice. The personalized info sheet we received with our shipment includes the full list of ingredients for each of the three dog food meal varieties we received. Recipe details also include an AAFCO Statement about the nutrient profile for each variety of dog food in your plan.

The other two varieties we received were Turkey & Red Quinoa and Beef & Millet. Your dog’s plan will be personalized for their needs, age and size. You can check out Spot & Tango’s Dog Breed Knowledge Base to learn more about personalized dog food for breed-specific, young, old, sensitive stomach, overweight dogs, etc.

Hopefully you can see how frosty cold everything was when I opened our box for the first time!

Daisy is really excited about getting her own special box of freshly cooked dog food, and I love the convenience. The personalized recommendations and quality, real food ingredients are also important to me.

Spot & Tango Coupon Code

If you’d like to try Spot & Tango for your dog, we’ve arranged a very special exclusive discount just for our readers!

Get 30% OFF your dog’s first trial order. Just take the quiz here to sign up and be sure to use Spot & Tango coupon code: WOOFWOOFMAMA at checkout.

The Refundable Trial comes with a satisfaction guarantee. The offer is a great way to sample the food and see if your pup likes it. You can cancel anytime. There is NO contract or obligation, and every order includes free shipping.

Because the food can stay frozen for up to 6 months, you can also use it to keep a stash of special occasion meals, treats and kibble toppers, even if you decide not to fully switch over. We think your dog will love it as much as Daisy does, and this is a great chance to give it a try in time for the holidays and into the New Year!

New Target Pet Boxes for Dogs and Cats

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These fun new Target Pet Boxes for Dogs and Cats give us one more reason to love Target!

Judging by the incredible popularity of Target Beauty Boxes, these pet sample boxes won’t last long. So don’t wait if you want one for your fur kid.

Each Target Pet Box includes Free Standard Shipping and Free Returns, so it’s pretty much a no-brainer.

And if you still need an excuse, it’s National Pet Month!

Note: this is NOT a subscription box, it’s a one-time purchase with no future commitment.

Target Pet Box for Dogs $10

Box includes 6 tasty dog treat and food samplers. Get it HERE

 

Target Pet Box for Cats $10

Box includes 6 tasty cat treat and food samplers. Get it HERE

Petco Coupon Code for 40% OFF Pet Foods, Treats and Supplies

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Need to stock up on dog food, cat litter, treats and other pet supplies? I was just over on Petco.com and spotted a new coupon code for 40% OFF everything when you sign up for repeat delivery. Free shipping is also included and the only exclusions I could find were donations and gift cards.

Just add your pet’s stuff to your cart and use Petco coupon code SAVERD40 at checkout.

Here’s my order for Daisy as an example:

As you can see, you can choose any delivery frequency you want, and can cancel any time. Every repeat delivery is 5% OFF or more (this one discounted AND 40% OFF with the coupon).

Not sure how long this one will last, as there is no expiration date listed so head on over HERE and get started as soon as possible so you don’t miss it!

$5 OFF Wag Dog Food with Amazon Coupon

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If you haven’t already heard, Amazon has started their own pet brand called Wag. The first product they’ve launched is Wag dry dog food and it looks promising! All varieties are grain-free with 35% protein and made in the USA. There are formulas for adult dogs and puppies.

Wag Dog Food varieties include Salmon & Lentil, Lamb & Lentil, Turkey & Lentil, Beef & Lentil + Wild Boar, Chicken & Lentil.

According to Amazon each batch is tested to ensure high standards. More Wag pet products will be launching soon, but for now you can get their premium dry dog food in 15 or 30 lb bags.

Free 2-day shipping is included and be sure to clip the $5 Amazon coupon before adding the item to your cart.

See the Wag pet brand page HERE.

This pet brand is available only to Amazon Prime Members. If you aren’t already a member, you can snag a free trial here.

In addition to free 2-day shipping on almost everything, you also get free streaming movies, tv, music, plus free unlimited photo storage, free Kindle books to borrow, exclusive discounts and deals, plus lots more great benefits.

Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial

Instant Pot Review + Tips, Hacks and Giveaway

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The Instant Pot is one of my favorite things! I’ve had mine for 2 years now, and still rave about it to everyone I know. I gave my parents one for Christmas and now they are hooked, too!

If you want to cut straight to the chase, you can check out some of my favorite Instant Pot recipes, hacks and cooking tips I’ve pinned to my Pinterest Board: I Love My Instant Pot.

What’s an Instant Pot

If you haven’t already heard about the Instant Pot, it’s a programmable electric pressure cooker that takes the place of 7 kitchen appliances/cooking functions. It’s a Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer. Not only is it super versatile, but it also let’s you prepare healthy, tasty dishes up to 70% faster. It’s great for parties and entertaining since it keeps food warm for hours.

Instant Pot Bone Broth and Stew for Pets and People

In addition to cooking for your human family members, you can also use the Instant Pot to cook for your dog! Making bone broth is super easy in the Instant Pot and I usually make several batches each month and always make a batch with NO onions or garlic so that it’s safe for Daisy. I also make dog-friendly stew to store in the freezer in small portions for Daisy. Her favorite is a fish and sweet potato stew but I like to experiment.

How to Store Broth, Stew and Batch Cooking

I find the easiest way to freeze and store bone broth, stew and soup in small portions is using these Square Silicone Molds. Each tray holds 8 4oz cubes so portions are pre-measured when I want to pop a few out of the freezer to use them. I learned this tip from Michelle Tam at Nom Nom Paleo. She’s got amazing Instant Pot Recipes and Tips on her blog!

Easy to Peel Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

Another of my favorite IP tricks is making hard-boiled eggs in the Instant Pot. Although it’s not really much faster than other methods, the pressure makes them way easier to peel than any other way I’ve tried. I use this method as my guide but usually put them in a bowl of ice and water to chill them quickly as soon as they are done cooking.

Getting Started with Instant Pot

There are SO many things I make in my Instant Pot: steamed beets, carnitas, “baked” sweet potatoes, short ribs, corned beef & cabbage, shredded chicken…you can even make cheesecake although I haven’t tried that one yet!

If you don’t know where to get started, LifeHacker has done a list of The First 7 Things You Should Make With a New Instant Pot.

You can also join the Official Instant Pot Community Group on Facebook. You’ll connect with all kinds of IP Fanatics and real people sharing Instant Pot recipes, ideas tips and solutions.

In addition to what’s on my Pinterest board, these are some of my favorite Instant Pot recipes and resources:

 

Got a dad or hubby who loves to cook? The Instant Pot makes a GREAT Father’s Day gift idea!

Where to Buy an Instant Pot

If you’re wondering where to buy an Instant Pot, I recommend Amazon.com. I got mine on sale HERE and as new models come out, the previous version usually becomes a great bargain. You’ll also spot Gold Box deals on Instant Pot from time to time as well as Black Friday and Cyber Week deals.

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