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!

Super Chewer Box Review + Coupon Thanksgiving Edition

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Goggle, Gobble! It’s almost Turkey Day and Daisy’s Super Chewer Box arrived just in time for us to give you the scoop on what was inside, with this month’s Super Chewer Box review.

If you’re not sure what all the fuss is about, the Super Chewer Box, from the folks at BarkBox, is a monthly dog box subscription designed especially for dogs who are toy destroyers and need more long-lasting meaty chews. We’re showing you exactly what you can expect if you decide to get your dog a subscription box of their own.

Daisy’s subscription has been customized for her size and food sensitivities, and your dog’s plan can be too.

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 $40-50 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
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Each month’s Super Chewer Box has a new and unique theme and the November box theme is all about Thanksgiving. Read on to see what was in this month’s Super Chewer BarkBox.

And be sure to use our exclusive coupon code: WOOFWOOFMAMA to get a FREE extra month added to any plan! (yes, even the monthly no commitment plan)

Here’s a look at what was in the November Super Chewer Box along with the retail values of each item if purchased separately. If you missed getting this box and want to pick up some of the toys and treats shown here, they may still be available for individual sale at The BarkShop.

November Super Chewer Box Dog Toys

Smash Potato Super Chewer Dog Toy ($14 retail value) It’s rare to find a plush toy of any kind in a Super Chewer box but this one is super heavy-duty, hidden spiky ball inside. And it’s Bacon Scented which is an extra special surprise, and the reason the box’s official theme name is Thanksniffing.

Turkey Drumstick Super Chewer Dog Doy ($14 retail value) Every dog deserves their own drumstick on Thanksgiving and this one doesn’t disappoint. It’s large, heavy natural rubber, and the bone reminds me of a Nylabone dog toy.

Here’s a look at all the different versions of tough dog toys that went out in the November Super Chewer Boxes.

November Super Chewer Box Dog Treats

Sweet Bluponey Dog Treats ($8 retail value) Shaped like a slice of pie, these natural dog treats are mad with wholesome sweet potato, honey and blueberries. Perfect for dessert after the Thanksgiving feast!

Duckalamb Dog Treats ($8 retail value) Shaped like kale leaves, these chewy treats are made of duck, lamb and kale. We’ve been using these in some of Daisy’s hide-a-treat dog toys and she goes crazy for them!

Peanut Butter and Carob Stick Dog Chew ($4 retail value) 

Duck Stick Dog Chew ($4 retail value)

Both of these chew sticks are BIG and meaty. Free from any bad stuff like wheat, soy, corn, etc. They are large enough to break in half if you want to save some for later, but it takes some effort because they are tough, as any good chew should be.

Half a stick is a nice size afternoon snack for Daisy…and there will be leftovers for tomorrow this way!

Super Chewer Box Cost and Value

By our calculation, this month’s BarkBox Super Chewer edition had $52 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.

In addition to the super tough dog toys, tasty natural dog treats, and meaty chew sticks, every Super Chewer Box includes an information card with tips and advice on how to get the most out of your box. This month that included some special dog hacks and a challenge to play hide and seek with the scented toys. We really loved this year’s Thanksgiving Super Chewer Box and can’t wait to see what surprises the December box has for us!

Super Chewer BarkBox Coupon Code

To snag a Super Chewer Box for your lucky dog, visit this link and add Super Chewer coupon code WOOFWOOFMAMA at checkout to get a FREE month added to any order of 1-month or longer.

Remember, this is a dog box subscription especially for extreme chewers and dogs who are tough on their toys.

To compare Super Chewer Box and the original Classic BarkBox visit our BarkBox Coupons and Reviews page.

Super Chewer Box Review + Coupon: Tricky Treats Edition

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Happy Halloween everybody! Today is the perfect day to give you our review of the October Super Chewer Box, since it was filled with all kinds of tricks and treats. In case you’re not familiar,  The Super Chewer Box from the folks at BarkBox is designed especially for dogs who are toy destroyers and need more long-lasting meaty chews.

We’re showing you exactly what you can expect if you decide to get your dog a subscription box of their own. Daisy’s subscription has been customized for her size and food sensitivities, and your dog’s plan can be, too.

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 $40-50 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

 

Each month’s Super Chewer Box has a new and unique theme and the October box theme is Tricky Treats. Read on to see what was in this month’s Super Chewer BarkBox.

And be sure to use our exclusive coupon code: WOOFWOOFMAMA to get a FREE extra month added to any plan! (yes, even the monthly no commitment plan)

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

October Super Chewer Box Dog Toys

Brumpy Rubber Ring Dog Toy ($14 retail value) This tough chew toy is made of natural rubber with a nylon core. It’s got nubs where you can spread peanut butter, cream cheese or whatever your dog likes. Just a reminder that not all peanut butter or spreads are safe for dogs. Be sure to look at the ingredients and avoid anything with xylitol, chocolate, onion or garlic, just to name a few things that can be toxic for dogs. I actually just started buying the all-natural, organic peanut butter from Costco, which is made with only 2 ingredients: organic peanuts and a very small amount of sea salt.

Puckle Treat Dispensing Pickle Dog Toy ($14 retail value) This natural rubber toy is shaped like a pickle and has specially designed spots where you can insert treats. It also has a squeaker but because it’s such a tough toy, I don’t think Daisy has discovered this feature yet.

In addition to making such high-quality, super durable dog toys, I really appreciate that Super Chewer includes a lot of information for dog moms and dads, about each toy in the box. As you can see, this tag shows that the toy is dishwasher safe and BPA free. It’s actually a little booklet with dog toy safety information and info on their 100% satisfaction guarantee that comes with every Super Chewer dog toy and treat.

Here’s a look at all the different versions of tough dog toys that went out in subscribers’ October Super Chewer Box.

October Super Chewer Box Dog Treats

Lamb Recipe Dog Treats ($8 retail value) These Lamb and Papaya Tricky Treats also have potato, and are a 2 out of 5 on the Chewy to Crunchy Scale. As with all Super Chewer dog treats, these are made in the USA with high-quality, natural ingredients.

Pork Recipe Dog Treats ($8 retail value) These chewy treats are made with Boar and Banana. These are almost a meat jerky texture, as you can see in the pickle dog toy photo above.

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.

FrankenChew Lamb Recipe Dog Chew ($4 retail value) It’s Halloween, so according to Daisy, the more treats the better! But like any good mom, I’m setting this aside for another day so that she doesn’t overdo it and end up with an upset tummy. The folks at Super Chewer are always so generous with the amount of dog treats in each month’s box, that there is plenty to share and save for later.

In addition to all the amazing dog toys and treats, Super Chewer Box usually includes some extra bonus items, depending on the theme of the month. This month we got a real treat: some “Candy Bars” (free Super Chewer Box coupons) to share with our dog pals and trick-or-treaters on Halloween!

Super Chewer Box Cost and Value

By our calculation, this month’s BarkBox Super Chewer edition had $51 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 Super Chewer coupon code WOOFWOOFMAMA to get a FREE month added to any order of 1-month or longer.

Visit our BarkBox Coupons and Reviews Page for more Super Chewer Box reviews and photos of past boxes.

Our Experience with the Kurgo Lifetime Warranty

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We already knew that Kurgo makes some of the most durable dog accessories around, with a lifetime warranty, and we recently needed to put that guarantee to the test with our Kurgo Wander Hammock Dog Car Seat Cover. This version protects both the back seats as well as the back of the front seats. It also keeps Daisy from poking into the front seats while we are driving.

We’ve had two of these car seat covers, one in each of our cars, for about 6 years. They’ve done their job keeping our car seats clean and have been easy to care for. Usually just a quick vacuum or spot clean has taken care of business, but recently I noticed that the back lining was deteriorating and leaving a flaky mess on the back seats in my car. I’m guessing this was due to the amount of sun and heat that my car gets year-round here in South Florida. We double checked the cover in Woof Woof Papa’s car and it is still in great shape so this may have just been some kind of fluke.

I was disappointed but knew that Kurgo has a lifetime warranty, so I visited their website to see what to do about getting a replacement. Usually, there are all kinds of loopholes and hoops to jump through with company warranties, but Kurgo only required that I fill out a web form, upload photos and details about the purchase location and date, and within 2 days I’d received an email with shipping notification of our free replacement.

There aren’t that many companies out there willing to guarantee their products for life, but we can certainly confirm that the Kurgo Lifetime Warranty is 100% LEGIT.

People have asked me before if Kurgo dog products are worth the extra price. Yes, they are a little more expensive than some other brands, but you get what you pay for. Their products are designed for active dogs, outdoor and travel. And they really stand by their products, so you never have to worry if something goes wrong. I feel even more confident than ever in recommending their products to our fellow dog moms and dads.

Check out the Kurgo website for dog car seat covers, pet first aid kits, collars, harnesses, dog life jackets, pet travel and more active dog and pet safety products.

Important Note: you can find many Kurgo products for sale on Amazon but make sure that you check that the seller is actually Kurgo Products. My understanding is that the Lifetime Warranty only applies to authorized sellers, so it’s not worth saving a few bucks if you risk voiding the replacement guarantee. Use this link for the official Kurgo Products Page on Amazon.

Daisy Tries Shed Defender, The Dog Onesie That Controls Shedding

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For a short-haired dog, Daisy sure does shed a LOT. This means fur on the sofa, in our bed where she sleeps every night, in the car…you name it, we find hair there. So I was super excited to test out the Shed Defender. It’s basically a dog bodysuit that contains pet hair. It also has some other useful features I think dog moms and dads will appreciate.

What is Shed Defender

The Shed Defender is a full-body dog onesie made from a lightweight, breathable fabric, with four-way stretch to allow your dog to move freely. It’s machine washable and dryable. The main purpose is to contain pet hair and prevent your dog from leaving fur everywhere. It can also help reduce anxiety, since its snug fit can create a calming effect (similar to a Thunder Shirt). If you and your dog like to spend time outdoors, you’ll be glad to know that the Shed Defender provides UV protection and helps keep your dog clean. It can be used instead of the dreaded Cone of Shame for certain medical conditions. It even comes with its own little pouch for travel and storage.

Putting It On and Taking It Off

The first time we tried putting the bodysuit on Daisy, it was a bit of a challenge. She doesn’t like new things and was really skeptical about the whole situation. To end up with a positive experience. never force your dog to do something they really don’t want to do. To get her used to it, I just put it on half way at first and then gave her some treats while we hung out.

Once we got the whole thing on and zipped up, it took her about 30 minutes to really be ok with it, and then I think she forgot she had it on. If you are planning to use one when you travel, in the car, or for anxiety reduction, I suggest a few trial-runs at home to get your dog familiar with what to expect.

Size and Fit

As you can see, it fits Daisy pretty well. Although there are MANY sizes available, I was concerned when choosing her size online because usually NOTHING fits her right. T-shirts, Halloween costumes, harnesses, we always seem to have trouble because she’s very slim but has a broad chest. Thanks to the accurate size chart and stretchy fabric, we didn’t have a problem. She’s 48lbs and is wearing the Large.

The model we got is the Original, with a full zipper, but Shed Defender also makes a Sport edition where the zipper stops at the belly, allowing easier access for potty.

To see all styles, colors and sizes, visit sheddefender.com. If you’ve got an Amazon gift card burning a hole in your pocket, you can also buy some colors and sizes at Amazon.com.