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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Pet Products: Help Support The Kinn Kleanbowl On Indiegogo

Disclosure:I was NOT compensated monetarily  for sharing this information. I was sent a Kinn  Kleanbowl  in exchange for  promoting their campaign.

The average pet bowl has more than 1,000,000 dangerous germs that can harm pets, and take years off their life. In addition, when pets drink water from the average pet bowl, bacteria forms a biofilm around the bowl that cannot simply be washed away, water fountain carbon filters and paper food trays spread germs around rather than eliminate them, and dishwashers do not get hot enough to kill all germs. What’s more, these germs create odors that deter pets from eating or drinking from their bowl, and can make pets sick. Pets smell and taste the Kleanbowl germ-free health advantages, and prefer to drink and eat from a Kleanbowl vs. their ordinary pet bowl and water fountain, as you can see at the Kleanbowl Challenge,

Meet Kleanbowl The Healthier Pet Bowl

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“Experience Healthier, Guilt-Free Convenience”

The Kleanbowl features a germ-resistant stainless steel rim with an anti-skid rubber ring on the bottom to prevent moving and spilling, and secures the biodegradable Nourish-Pet Refill in place. The Nourish-Pet Refills are made from sugar cane fiber, so after each use, pet parents can recycle the biodegradable and soak-proof refill, and replace with a new one to ensure pets are drinking clean water for more effective hydration, as well as enjoy healthier meals.

The Kinn Kleanbowl has many germ-free health advantages including healthier hydration, nutrition and quality of life. Also, independent third-party research from Sterling Consulting and the Pet Sustainability Coalition show that using the Kleanbowl can help reduce consumers’ carbon footprint by reducing the use of electricity by 32%, reducing the use of water by 21% and reducing Greenhouse gases by 43% vs. washing ordinary pet bowls.

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Kinn® Announces Indiegogo Campaign

 for the New 32-Ounce Kinn Kleanbowl

Healthier Pets Create Stronger Bonds

Kinn, Inc. recently  launched an Indiegogo campaign (November 1st)  that will allow consumers to support the Kinn mission of creating a healthier, happier world for pets with the widespread production of a germ-free and eco-friendly 32-ounce Kinn Kleanbowl. By supporting the Kinn Indiegogo Page, consumers will help bring the 32-ounce Kleanbowl to retail stores, so pets of all sizes can enjoy the health benefits the Kleanbowl provides.

Kinn believes that Healthier Pets Create Stronger Bonds, and has a vision of a healthier world where all pets and their people have strong relationships. Kinn has been developing products in collaboration with veterinarians for more than 5 years, and has served over 600,000 healthier bowls of food and water to pets around the country with their signature line of 8, 16 and 24-ounce Kleanbowls. The new 32oz Kleanbowl addresses the need for a larger bowl for homes with large pets and multiple pets.

Kinn has completed an initial production run of the 32-ounce Kleanbowl and with the funding of the Indiegogo campaign, Kinn will bring the new product to retail so pets everywhere can enjoy healthier lives and relationships.

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About Kinn™, Inc.

Kinn™ supports an active lifestyle by focusing on the health, wellness and happiness of dogs and cats with products that offer people the ability to personalize and customize how they interact and care for their pets. With a commitment to premium product design and innovation, Kinn creates easy-to-use products that beautifully re-invent how people nurture their companion animals. For additional information on the company and products, please visit kinninc.com

 

PLEASE SUPPORT THE KINN KLEANBOWL

ON INDIEGOGO

The Impact

Your contribution will uniquely enable you to help make more pets healthier, while strengthening their bonds with other pets and their people.

Four Paws Up For The BendiBrush – The First Totally Bendable Brush For Dogs and Cats! Give-Away!

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When I was contacted by Anipure Pet Products asking if I was interested in trying out and reviewing the BendiBrush, the first totally bendable brush on the market for dogs and cats,  their intent was to have me try it out on Cody.  Those of you who know Cody, know that he is a short-haired cat. Being completely candid, MOST brushes would work well on him, there are a few that don’t, but for Cody brushing isn’t a challenge.

Then there is Dakota.

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For Dakota brushing IS a challenge for a host of reasons! The most obvious, is that he has abundant, thick, dense fur that is prone to tangling and matting, which often makes regular brushing unpleasant for him, and if he isn’t happy, it makes brushing unpleasant for ME as well. That translates to not brushing him enough between his grooming appointments, which in turn, makes it harder for the Groomer when he is brought in! Shetland Sheepdogs are “gifted” in a variety of areas, being blessed with lush, gorgeous fur is definitely one of them!

There was one brush I was supposed to review with Dakota that I ended up NOT doing because just the sight of it terrified him. That created a new problem. A dog that never loved being brushed to begin with, but tolerated it, was now terrified of being brushed at home. (Dakota has ALWAYS been fine at the Groomer).  I had a real problem on my hands.

NOT ANYMORE!

 

Enter:

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Photo courtesy of Anipure and BendiBrush. Click on the photo to visit their website and to order one (or two or three) for yourself and family and friends!

 

I admit when I first saw the BendiBrush I had my doubts. BIG DOUBTS! When I looked at it in the package I thought, “No way is this going to work on Dakota’s fur, no way.” I was WRONG. BIG TIME.

The BendiBrush is Designed by a professional groomer in conjunction with pet owners, the totally bendable body and corners contour to the shape of the pet’s body and is ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in the hand.

 

The BendiBrush Reaches Sensitive Areas

such as tails with ease!!!

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  Removes EXCESS UNDERCOAT.

* ROUNDED BRISTLE TIPS and MULTIPLE SIZE BRISTLES Prevents Scratching & Injury and helps to remove KNOTS and TANGLES.

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* ERGONOMICALLY Designed to Handle Comfortably and Groom Dogs and Cats Gently.

* GREAT BRUSH FOR PUPPIES and KITTENS.

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 See the Anipure Pet Products BendiBrush in action

displaying  how it works for dogs

REMEMBER WHEN I TOLD YOU

HOW SHETLAND SHEEPDOGS

ARE BLESSED WITH

AN ABUNDANCE OF FUR?

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* USE WET OR DRY For All Pet Sizes and Long or Short Hair Dogs and Cats.

I am beyond pleased to tell you that both Dakota and I could NOT be happier with our BendiBrush! I firmly believe that he will no longer be terrified of the thought of ME brushing him with some scary brush. Why? Because the BendiBrush is NOT scary! AND IT WORKS!!

Looking for a useful and PORTABLE gift for the pet lovers in your life that WORKS!? BendiBrush works like a champ (and remember, it fits COMFORTABLY in your hand too!)

GIVE-AWAY!! Anipure Pet Products has agreed to give-away ONE BendiBrush to a reader of our blog who is 18 or over and who resides in the U.S.A. (An approximate $21 value!) Entering is super easy! Just enter on the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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ABOUT ANIPURE PET PRODUCTS:(www.anipurepets.com) is a lifestyle company for pets and the people who love them.  Started in 2014 by a licensed groomer and two pet owners, and inspired by Charlie and Maxi, the brand ambassadors.  A New York City based company, Anipure Pets develops, manufactures and sells innovative, natural and healthy pet products for dogs and cats.

 

In full disclosure: I was not compensated for this review or give-away. I was sent a BendiBrush to test/review in exchange for my always honest review.

Crunchkins Give-away WINNERS!!

Thanks to ALL who entered our Crunchkins Give-away!!!

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Here are the LUCKY winners!!!

 

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TWO of the winners have blogs!! Be sure to visit them:

M.K. Clinton  Barking from the  Bayou

Tales and Tails

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!!

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR COMPLETE MAILING ADDRESS TO:

cgittleman at mi dot rr dot com

 

ChalkboardDogs! ™ Your reminders never looked so good! Enter to win!

Hi everyone and boy am I excited to share something really cool with you today! When I was first contacted to see if I wanted to review

ChalkboardDogs! ™

I admit that I was skeptical….my first question was, “Just exactly what ARE ChalkboardDogs!  ?

Photo courtesy of www.steadfastfriends.com Click on the photo to visit their website!

Photo courtesy of www.steadfastfriends.com
Click on the photo to visit their website!

From steadfastfriends.com, ChalkboardDogs!:

are large, repositionable chalkboard canine silhouettes that can be mounted on any flat surface such as a wall, door or refrigerator. You can write on them with regular chalk or with Chalk Ink®.

There are over 50 dog breeds to choose from!

The material that is used for ChalkboardDogs! is eco-friendly, it is a chalkboard film coated with  REPOSITIONABLE,  removable adhesive.

When mine arrived, it was rolled up and my first thought was “Uh-oh, will I rip this when I attempt to remove the silhouette from the backing?” Not a chance! I am all paws when it comes to these things (and this is Dakota’s MOM talking), and if I can do it, YOU CAN DO IT!

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I picked a Shetland Sheepdog (what else?) as my silhouette and removing it from the poly sleeve backing couldn’t have been easier!

To apply, simply remove the silhouette from the poly sleeve and peel off the white backing.  Carefully apply the silhouette to a clean, dry, flat surface taking care to be sure that any small bubbles or folds are flattened. That’s it!

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Here is how mine looks after I wrote on it. If you can’t read it, it says “Everyone loves Shelties” and there is a reminder from Dakota to “BUY BONES!”

The size varies between breeds due to the orientation of the silhouette, but on average, the  ChalkboardDogs! are 22″ long and anywhere from 15″ to 30″ high.

dog board kitchen with coffee cup Mine works perfectly in our kitchen, but as I mentioned above, should I wish to move it to another room I can! Once again, the message can be wiped clean with an eraser, damp cloth or sponge and you can write on it with chalk or special

Chalk Ink® 

If you use your imagination there are countless things you can write on your ChalkboardDogs! silhouette! Everything from:

  • Grocery lists
  • Reminders
  • Have the kids draw on it
  • Vet Appointments
  • Just DOODLE!
  • Phone Numbers
  • Special Holidays
  • Just to say “I Love You”
  • These would make GREAT graduation gifts for students heading off to college in the fall! They can have a reminder of their canine friend in any room that they choose!

The options are endless!

Another thing I absolutely love about www.steadfastfriends.com is that:

Every time you purchase something from their website they will donate 10% of your purchase price to one of their Charity Partners, and importantly, they are going to let you choose which charity gets the donation.

I could not be happier with my ChalkboardDogs! silhouette and I am certain that you will be too!

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ENTER TO WIN! The kind people at www.steadfastfriends.com have offered ONE of our readers who resides in the USA the chance to win a ChalkboardDogs! silhouette and Chalk Ink®  of their own! (an almost $50 value!)

HOW TO ENTER: Just LEAVE A COMMENT telling me what breed you would select for your silhouette if you are the lucky winner AND be sure I have an email address for you should you be the lucky winner! COMMENTS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

THE GIVE-AWAY IS OPEN NOW and will end at 5pm EST on June 24th. The winner will be chosen by www.random.org and will be announced on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26th.

If you can’t wait to see if you are the winner, visit www.steadfastfriends.com NOW to order yours! THIS JUST IN! The kind folks at steadfastfriends.com are offering a 20% DISCOUNT to my readers! How cool is that? Just use the DISCOUNT CODE STEADFAST20%: 


Good luck to all who enter!

In full disclosure: I was not compensated for this review/give-away. I was given a Shetland Sheepdog ChalkboardDogs! silhouette and Chalk Ink. All opinions are my own!

Friday Find! ModaPet Pet Bowls!

Hi all! Dakota’s Mom here and today’s “Friday Find” is courtesy of Pepper Pomeranian from the popular blog Pepper’s Paws. I would NEVER have learned about the fabulous ModaPet Pet Bowls if I hadn’t read a review on Pepper’s blog. Pepper also had a give-away and I was the LUCKY WINNER!

I can’t tell you enough how impressed and happy I am with the quality of this bowl, both visually and the sturdiness with which it is made. ModaPet bowls are BPA free and are made with food grade plastics (meaning they are safe for your pet!)

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this is the bowl that I won, that I use as one of Dakota’s food bowls. The color is even richer and more beautiful in person! I LOVE the weight of this bowl, it isn’t flimsy, you can tell immediately upon touching it that this is a high-quality bowl. I couldn’t be happier!

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The stylish design of these bowls prevents tipping and slipping around the floor with TPE bottoms and solid construction as shown above and in the video below. The products are designed to integrate form and function, all at affordable pricing!

The ModaPet Bowl is:

  • BPA Free
  • Made from Food Grade Materials
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Highly Durable
  • Skid Resistant
  • Tip Resistant
  • Fade Resistant

I have to say that this is now my favorite bowl that Dakota owns. I  am thinking of getting another in the 5 cup size that will better fit his feeder but I am thrilled with this one  regardless!

Thank you Pepper for hosting such a great give-away!