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.

Patriotic Pet Gear for the 4th of July + $30 OFF Pet Supplies w/ Petco Promo Code

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Pet parents, it’s the last day to save $30 on pet supplies, crates, beds, toys, furniture and more plus get it all shipped free! Perfect if you need some pet travel gear or new pet stuff for you next road trip, beach day, visit to grandma’s house or summer vacay.

And don’t miss the chance to get your dog or cat some Patriotic Pet Apparel and Gear in time for the 4th of July. We recommend always keeping pets safe and indoors during any noisy celebrations or fireworks, so we LOVE the idea of dressing up and staying in for the night in style!

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Just head on over to petco.com and use Petco Promo Code: save30 at checkout to get the $30 discount off eligible orders of $100 or more. Free shipping automatically applies on orders of $49+.

Pet food is excluded, but you’ll get a $10 Bonus Reward + free shipping and 5% back with PALS rewards when you sign up for repeat delivery. Cancel or modify future orders anytime. It’s a real time saver and you never have to worry about running out of your pet’s dog food or cat food!

Ideas for using your $30 OFF Petco Promo Code:

  • Get $30 OFF Dog Crates, Kennels and Pet Travel Carriers
  • Save $30 on a Cat Tree, Scratcher or other Feline Furniture
  • $30 OFF Orthopedic Dog Beds, Memory Foam Beds, Mats and More
  • Take $30 OFF Dog Life Jackets, Tank Tops and Pet Apparel
  • Visit Petco HERE to get started.

BarkBox Review + Coupon: Small Dog Subscription Box January 2017

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As we’ve mentioned before, Daisy has been a long-time subscriber to BarkBox and she gets the Large Dog subscription Box. Many of you have said you’d like it if we could also show everybody what’s inside the Small Dog Box, and we think that’s a great idea!

We’ve arranged to have the Small Dog BarkBox sent to us so that we can compare and help out our little fur kid pals…hopefully once your parents see how great the Small Dog toys and treats are, they will be ready to get YOU your own BarkBox, too! Be sure to see the end of this post for a FREE BarkBox coupon just for our readers. Whatever your size, every dog deserves a BarkBox of toys, treats and surprises!

January Small Dog BarkBox
Each month, BarkBox sends subscribers a delivery of hand-picked toys, treats and other dog goodies, all based on a cute and clever theme. The January theme is all about travel. Here’s what was in the January Small Dog BarkBox we received. Keep in mind that your BarkBox will be customized for your dog’s size and allergies so items may vary:

As you can see, this month’s Small Dog BarkBox is a great value! With subscriptions starting at $21 per month for all size dogs, it’s a great way to discover new dog toys, treats and goodies without spending full retail store prices.

In addition to being a great value, we also love how the toys and treats are customized especially for Small, Medium and Large dogs. The treats are a more manageable size for smaller dogs (although we always break out treats into little pieces anyway). And the toys are sized appropriately for little dogs, but still made to be fun and durable because small dogs play hard, too!

Here’s a photo so you can compare the difference in size. The Orbee Globe Ball Dog Toy on the left is the SMALL and the one on the right is the LARGE. The larger one is at least 2 years old and still in great shape even though Daisy plays with it frequently, so you can also see what great quality the BarkBox toy selections are!

BarkBox Coupon Code: WOOFWOOFMAMA gets you a FREE BarkBox added to any plan! Choose 1 month, 6 or 12 months and customize a plan for your dog’s size and allergies and your dog will get a monthly box of fun and surprises. Visit BarkBox HERE to learn more and get started.

Want to see what was in previous BarkBoxes and read other reviews? Visit our BarkBox Coupons and Reviews page for more!

BarkBox Review + Coupon: Large Dog Subscription Box January 2017

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If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to travel more, then get ready to pack your bags. The January BarkBox theme is ‘Pup In The Air’ and is all about traveling, with trip-related goodies…including your pup’s very own passport!

BarkBox is the number 1 subscription box service for dogs, and Daisy’s been getting the monthly Large Dog BarkBox for several years now.  Each month we show you what toys and treats are inside that month’s BarkBox, and how the total value of the individual items compares to the price of a monthly subscription. If you’ve got a Small Dog, stay tuned because we’ll be reviewing the BarkBox for small dogs this month, too! Remember that each BarkBox subscription is customized for your dog’s size and allergies, so individual items will vary.

Here’s what was in Daisy’s Large Dog BarkBox for January 2017:

Hundur’s Crunch Fish Treats for Dogs ($7 retail value): These are from our pals at Plato Pet Treats and are sustainably sourced from cold, clean Icelandic waters. 100% natural and made with only two ingredients: Cod skin and Golden Redfish skin. Daisy LOVES anything fishy, so these are a BIG hit. A taste of Iceland without the jetlag!

Snack Rings with Lamb & Cheddar Dog Treats ($6 retail value): Speaking of jets, these American-made dog treats are fit for First Class! All-natural chewy bites will keep your dog happy whether you’re taking a road trip or having a stay-cation at home.

Crunchy Duck Chew for Dogs ($3 retail value): From the fine folks at Etta Says! and one of Daisy’s favorite chew treats. We never mind getting a repeat of this item. American made and great for teeth, gums and happiness.

Large Duffel Bag Dog Toy ($12 retail value): This duffel bag’s got everything your dog needs for an adventure: a tough nylon shell, fun thrashin’ straps, and two surprises packed inside. Meet your dog’s new favorite carry-on. Even if the duffel bag gets destroyed (TSA is BRUTAL), your dog keeps the good times growling with two tennis balls inside. Three toys in one!

Ripley’s Runaway Rucksack Dog Toy ($10 retail value): This super cute squeaky dog toy is fun to throw and fetch. When Daisy carries it around in her mouth, it looks like she’s packed up her belongings and is ready to run away to grandma’s house!

By our calculation, this month’s BarkBox had $38 worth of toys and treats. A great value when you consider that subscription prices start at $21/month.

Even better, get a FREE BARKBOX added to any plan with coupon code WOOFWOOFMAMA when you order a 1, 6, or 12-month BarkBox subscription using this link.

Want to see what was in previous BarkBoxes and read other reviews? Visit our BarkBox Coupons and Reviews page for more!

Kurgo Cyber Sale on Everything for Active Dogs and Pet Travel

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Kurgo is having their Biggest Sale of the Year! It’s 40% Off Sitewide. Hurry, ends 11/29. Head on over to Kurgo.com and use Kurgo coupon code: CYBERSALE at checkout.

The entire site is on sale so be sure to have a good look around if you are planning a road trip or winter activities with your dog. Here are a few suggestions:

See more on sale for active dogs, and outdoor adventures!

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