Dog Product Feature: DentaDish – “The Only Teeth Cleaning, Slow Feeding Dog Bowl” (Give-Away)

FROM DAKOTA’S DEN: I didn’t begin to test the bowl until a week before it was time to write this review. I received a DentaDish in exchange for my honest review, but noticed that I received a LARGE BOWL which  is recommended for dogs OVER 40 lbs. Dakota should have received a small.  (Dakota is under 30 lbs). He eats a much smaller quantity of food at each meal than a large dog would, so, I decided to share this bowl with you as a PRODUCT FEATURE as opposed to a PRODUCT REVIEW. (Receiving the wrong sized bowl is my fault and not the fault of DentaDish, I should have immediately looked at the size upon receipt, but I did not.) Because I didn’t have the right sized bowl to give a valid review, I did not want to mislead anyone by saying that this bowl works, when in fact with the wrong sized bowl, I cannot definitively say that it would without having tested it properly. I always want to be honest and upfront with all of you. I think the bowl looks fabulous and we will always share products that we HAVE USED AND LIKED, OR WOULD CONSIDER USING, OR THOSE THAT WE THINK WOULD INTEREST OUR READERS, EVEN IF WE HAVE NOT USED THE ITEM.

Let me tell you I am NOT a fan of going to the dentist! (This is the HUMAN talking!) I was just there a few days ago and spent a grueling 4 hours there! NOT fun! That being said, taking care of our teeth is extremely important, some dentist visits can’t be avoided, things happen, but some things CAN be avoided or managed with the proper care. The same is true for our pets.

I have always been an advocate of regular dental exams for my pets, starting with my first cat, who was genetically predisposed to having gum issues. My first cat had his teeth cleaned yearly.

Dakota had his first teeth cleaning at the Vet approx. two years ago, and a few months ago he had his second cleaning. I admit that when it comes to brushing his teeth, I am not as good as I should be. I am NOT alone.

From DentaDish:Oral hygiene for pets has often been looked at as a chore and is sometimes forgotten about completely. Many people don’t know that eight out of ten dogs show signs of oral disease by the age of three, and untreated dental disease can actually spread to a pup’s vital organs creating serious medical issues.

DentaDish is the easy to use, slow feeder bowl that actually cleans teeth while dogs eat. It helps prevent doggy dental and gum disease, which is the leading cause of many health problems including bad breath. Though typically dog breath isn’t taken as a serious problem, it is actually the most common sign of oral disease in dogs. DentaDish is the only dog bowl that is clinically proven to reduce the formation of plaque, tartar and gingivitis. Soft bristles on the inside of the bowl gently yet effectively clean teeth, slow down eating and help keep food in the bowl.

Slowing down a pet’s eating helps to reduce excess air intake and prevents bloating. Food bloat, or twisted stomach, occurs when a dog eats too quickly and gulps down a lot of air. The air turns into gas and causes the abdomen to swell, putting pressure on the heart, lungs, and other organs. Dogs who gulp down their food might also not feel satisfied which can cause over eating and begging. DentaDish’s soft bristles break up the bowls surface area, preventing dogs from being able to inhale their food. DentaDish can make mealtime last up to ten times longer compared to regular bowls.

DentaDish is made with food-safe materials and is both BPA and Phthalate free. The non-skid rubber bottom keeps the bowl in place, prevents spills and creates a firm grip on slippery surfaces. The durable, food-safe materials and co-molded construction make DentaDish safe for dishwashers. DentaDish comes in two convenient sizes and includes measurement lines (cups and grams) on the inside of the bowl to make sure the appropriate amount of food is served. The small size fits up to two cups of food and is recommended for dogs under 40lbs, while the larger bowl can fit up to four cups of food and is recommended for dogs over 40lbs.

DentaDish is the easiest most efficient way ever to feed dogs while helping to maintain good oral health and hygiene. 

Help keep your choppers healthy! Get a DentaDish now!

GIVE-AWAY!! DentaDish is offering one of our readers who resides in the U.S. the chance to win their own DentaDish! Entering is super easy, just enter on the Rafflecopter below and good luck!

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4+ Reasons that I LOVE Groovy Glove™ Help them on Kickstarter!!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Groovy Glove™. I was compensated to tell you about this exciting new product. Receiving compensation in no way influenced our opinion of this product. We pride ourselves on ONLY featuring products on our blog that we CURRENTLY use or WOULD use and we love to let YOU know about them too!

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Hey all you hip pups out there!!! I have a super “groovy” product to tell you about today! It is also LIVE on Kickstarter!!   

Often when I am drawn to a product the NAME is one of the first things to lure me in, in the case of Groovy Glove™ that was definitely true! It was the NAME of the product that made me want to learn more about it.  You see, growing up in the 60s and 70s, I know first “hand” about ALL THINGS “GROOVY!!” I was intrigued. The more I learned about Groovy Glove™ the more I knew it was a product that would solve a number of my housekeeping problems.

Introducing Groovy Glove™  – a revolutionary microfiber glove designed to clean in tough to reach places while keeping your hand clean.

 

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Why Groovy Glove™ ??

 Glove great for dogs! A glove allows you to clean between the toes and under the claws where dirt hides keeping whatever is on the paws from entering your home and car. Plus, it hangs on your door handle so it’s right there when you need it.

I had hoped to get photos of us wiping Dakota’s paws with Groovy Glove™, but unfortunately our weather did NOT cooperate! It’s been too mild here!!! That being said, there are going to be PLENTY of rainy days coming, I have started introducing Dakota to Groovy Glove™ because I KNOW we are going to be getting A LOT of use out of it!  I was thinking this morning about when our condo/apartment complex starts throwing salt down. Because Groovy Glove™ can be used on EITHER HAND it is going to allow me to get BETWEEN Dakota’s toes (where nasty salt can hide), and allow me to thoroughly remove it!

I have also been considering using Groovy Glove™ for the tear stains that Dakota gets far too frequently by his eyes. I have tried many things to remove them, most don’t work. I am going to try to dampen one fingertip of the Groovy Glove™ and because it is soft, I am certain that it will allow me to remove the tear stains far more easily.

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 Groovy Glove™  Saves YOU Money AND Protects YOU! Are you tired of using harsh chemicals, wearing latex gloves, wasting paper towels and money? Groovy Glove solves these problems by replacing the need to use any of the above. And just a bit of water helps you clean up the messiest spots.

Groovy Glove™  Can Be Used On Your Car! It facilitates cleaning in the nooks and crannies of the car’s interior. Plus, one or two gloves will remove wax from an entire car and clean in the cracks and crevices where wax likes to hide.

Groovy Glove™  is GREAT for Fragile Items! Many pet owners I know have TONS of knickknacks. Everything from framed photos, to delicate collectibles. Dust rags can be awkward and clumsy. Have you ever dusted a framed photo and had it come crashing to the ground? I HAVE!  With the Groovy Glove™  you can wipe with ONE FINGER if you choose to, or, you can pick the item up in your hand and get all of the nooks and crannies that a dust rag won’t reach! Rather than trying to clean with something clumsy and possibly damage delicate objects, the glove allows you to hold and handle them with care.

 

 

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Groovy Glove™  is constructed of the highest quality microfiber. The weave and split of the fibers are woven and split in such a way creating microscopic hooks that attract and hold dirt, water, mud and grime like a powerful magnet.

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THE Groovy Glove™ IS?

The Groovy Glove™  microfiber is 100x finer than  human hair and 10x finer than silk. By using a thinner fiber, more are used to generate the fabric. More fibers result in a greater surface area thus increasing absorbency and cleaning power. Groovy Glove™’s  material absorbs up to 600% of its weight in liquids, dirt, and other elements. The cleaning and absorption properties of our quality microfiber are nothing less than exceptional.

Microfiber is environmentally safe and hypoallergenic. It is mechanically split without the use of chemicals ensuring that Groovy Glove™ is safe for you, your family and your pets.

 

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#Sponsored 5 Ways You Can Help Your Local Animal Shelter on National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week #NutrishPets

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own.

Hi my friends, it’s Dakota!

  Happy National Animal Shelter

Appreciation Week

which is 

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Now, while I was NOT rescued from a Shelter, my kitty brother,  Cody, was adopted from a foster home affiliated with a rescue. When I came to live with my family, my Mom and Dad did search Sheltie rescues but there were none in our area. Mom wasn’t blogging then and didn’t know about pet transport, so that is the reason an adopted Sheltie did not come to live with Mom, Dad and Cody.

That being said, our family has close ties to Animal Shelters though, and we DEEPLY appreciate them! My human “bonus-sister” is the Manager at Almost Home Animal Rescue League & Haven,  and Mom featured her on our blog last summer. 

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Mom also frequently features adoption events/fundraisers for Michigan Humane as well as  the shelter, Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit.  It is our way of at least doing SOMETHING to help. We think animal shelters should be appreciated EVERY day, not just one week out of the year. Thankfully Rachael Ray feels the same way that is why a portion of Nutrish proceeds go to Rachael’s Rescue®, which was created to help animals in need. To date, over $14MM has been donated. This money has gone toward food, medical supplies and treatments for these unfortunate animals. 

Logo courtesy of Nutrish.

5 Ways YOU Can Help Your Local Animal Shelter

 SHARE ADOPTABLE PETS–Visit a Shelter’s website and if they have a widget for a daily featured adoptable animal, you can install it on your blog if you are a blogger. (We have had one on our sidebar for years). If you are not a blogger, you can share an adoptable animal on your Facebook page.

 GET TO KNOW YOUR LOCAL SHELTER–Visit their website,  “like” them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, stop in and visit in person.

 PURCHASE ITEMS FROM YOUR LOCAL SHELTER–Many shelters have websites where you can purchase items such as  T-shirts, mugs,holiday cards, calendars,  all sorts of things that you can order and the proceeds go towards helping animals. (In many instances the shelters also offer the items that are for sale online at their physical locations too). For the past few years my Mom has bought holiday cards from Michigan Humane (some of you may have received one in past years). It’s a “win-win” for the animals, you and your card recipients.

 VOLUNTEER–Many shelters would appreciate a volunteer coming to walk or play with dogs, clean cages for dogs and cats, help with feeding and so much more….SPEAKING OF FOOD….

 DONATE MUCH NEEDED ITEMS SUCH AS FOOD! Shelters can always use blankets, toys in good condition (that can’t be swallowed, Mom always puts together a bag of toys that Cody and I no longer use when she visits Pet Expos. Usually there are shelters there who will gladly accept them.), newspaper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, and MORE! You can give your local shelter a call to see what they need.

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(Always check with your Shelter or Rescue first though to find out if they are accepting food donations). If they are,  you might want to purchase a few bags of MY FAVORITE from Rachael Ray Nutrish!

Super Premium Food for Dogs

Real Chicken & Veggies Recipe

Photo Courtesy of the Nutrish website, click on the photo to visit!!

Photo Courtesy of the Nutrish website, click on the photo to visit!!

 

Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Real Chicken & Veggies Recipe is made with simple, natural ingredients, like real U.S. farm-raised chicken, combined with wholesome vegetables, plus vitamins & minerals.

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Real U.S. farm-raised chicken is the #1 ingredient

No poultry by-product meal, fillers, wheat or wheat gluten

No artificial flavors or artificial preservatives

 “Whether intended for dogs or cats, Nutrish recipes are made with simple, wholesome ingredients like real meat or fish, and do not contain poultry by-product meal or fillers.”

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All of the Rachael Ray Nutrish products are available where you shop for your family’s groceries, making specialty recipes accessible and convenient for every pet parent.

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Mom and I hope that if you haven’t made the “switch to Nutrish” that you will make TODAY the day that you make that switch!!

Barks and licks and love,

Dakota

 

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Remembering 9/11/2001

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National Dog Day

From Days of the Year:No one can win hearts like man’s best friend and in honour of this bond between man and canine, Dog Day is celebrated. 

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Take time to appreciate the love and value that dogs bring to our daily lives, and to do your bit for homeless and abused dogs the world over.

The National Dog Day Foundation supports all breeds and varieties of dogs and discourages purchasing from unethical backyard breeders and puppy mills; instead, support reputable breeders or adopt from rescue homes.

Dog Topiary In Midtown Detroit!

Last week when my Aunt Nancy came to visit from Florida, Mom, Dad, Aunt Nancy and my Aunt Judy and my Uncle Bill all went downtown to Third Man Records to drop some vinyl!! Before they did that, they took a walk and visited a number of stores. Along the way they passed Off The Leash Dog Park at Midtown. There they saw these incredible topiary dogs!

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Doesn’t the shape of this one sort of resemble a Sheltie? What do you think??

Barks and licks and love,

Dakota