Friday, February 28, 2014

Organic Oscar Shampoo and Conditioner



Hey neighbors!

Here is our next Petacular Event sponsor, Organic Oscar!  We used Organic Oscar on Pansy.  She is our daintiest Sheltie, but this winter has really been making her itchy.  I think it is affecting all of us in the house that way.  Anyway, she is due to have puppies soon, so we wanted to bathe her before the pups were born.  She isn't due for 2 1/2 more weeks, but I would rather do this now, then closer to her date.  Since she is an inside dog, we walked her first and then bathed her, so she would dry before she needed walked again.  She is so easy to bathe.

I liked using the Organic Oscar on her because it is natural, biodegradable and of course, organic.  Organic Oscar has 6 shampoos and conditioners all of which have:
No Soap
No Paraben
No Sulfates
No Phthalates
No Dyes
No Artificial Fragrances
No Petroleum-Based Ingredients
This is why I wanted to use the Organic Oscar on Pansy.  The bone-shaped bottles are nice too!

With Organic Oscar "It's not what we do, but why."
Organic Oscar was founded by concerned pet parent, Marie Svet, shortly after leaving Europe for California in 2007. Upon settling in California, she fell in love with its health-conscious lifestyle. She ate at restaurants and shopped at stores that complemented her desire to lead a healthy life. However, when it came to pet grooming products for her puppies’ needs, she wasn’t as lucky.
Marie looked high and low but couldn’t find a dog shampoo or conditioner for her dogs’ sensitive skin. She wanted to give her pups the same treatment she would give any other member of the family. And, from that desire, Organic Oscar was born. Marie drew upon her decade of experience in the cosmetics and perfume industry to formulate a high-quality organic pet shampoo affordable for pet lovers.
Because your pooch depends on you, Organic Oscar is the answer to grooming your dog with the same kind of gentle products that you would use for your own hair and skin.


Now, here is something I like that has nothing to do with them being organic, I LOVE the pump.  I don't know how many times when washing one of our Shelties I am trying to hold a dog with one hand and struggle with the bottle with the other hand.  The pump is so easy to use.  Just set it on the side of the tub and reach over when you need more.  Not to mention all the times a bottle of open shampoo or conditioner has fallen in the water or off the side of the tub.  That is not going to happen with Organic Oscar.  Well, it can fall in, but it won't fill with water or spill all over.


We received the Organic Oscar Shampoo with Organic Oatmeal and the Conditioner with Organic Aloe Vera. Here are their descriptions:
Oatmeal Shampoo - Fused with organic leaf extracts to soothe your dog's sensitive skin.  Replenishes itchy or dry skin with moisturizers and organic oatmeal.  Nourishes and restores shine, keeping your pet's fur healthy and soft.
Aloe Vera Conditioner - Great for dogs with dry or sensitive skin. Formulated in the spirit of caring for you, your dog, and the environment.  Calms with organic aloe vera and moisturizes with organic jojoba oil. Protects your pet's coat from the environment, leaving it smoother and softer.


So, we started off by getting her entire coat wet.  Then we gently massaged in the Oatmeal Shampoo.  After working it thoroughly into her fur, we rinsed her off, making sure to remove all shampoo.  Next we worked in the conditioner making sure to leave in on for a couple of minutes.  After rinsing completely she was towel dried and allowed to air dry the rest of the way.  Once she was completely dry we brushed and combed her out.  She looks great!  Her fur feels really soft and looks shiny.


Look how nice Pansy looks after her bath!  Thank you Organic Oscar!  See how smooth her furs looks and how white her ruff is!


Organic Oscar will be sending a Petacular reader a set of shampoo and conditioner.  Please be sure to follow them on their social media sites and then share about their products!
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this post.  I did receive product for review purposes.  All quotes in red are taken from the sponsor's email or website.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash

Hey Neighbors!

This is one that is not part of our pet event.  This is for you!  Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash will leave you feeling clean and smooth.  The Vitamin Boost Body wash gives your skin a daily boost of vitamins.

I am enjoying mine,  I received the Lotion Infused Amazing B body wash.  First off, it smells great and then it leaves my skin feeling so soft.  I really like the new Dial body wash.  I took with me on a trip to use the first time.  My husband has also used it.  He seriously needs something to help with his dry skin this winter.  I am hoping to see improvement with him using the Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash.


This new Dial body wash is lotion infused.  This means softer, healthier skin.  The advanced formula contains a moisturizing vitamin complex, which helps draw moisture directly to your skin to leave it feeling healthy and soft.  Just what I need!  A little bit goes a long way.

You can the Dial Vitamin Boost Amazing B at your local store's health and beauty department.

Here is a little vitamin fact:
Vitamin B is a natural humectant that helps draw in moisture and keep skin hydrated.


Two At the Fence neighbors will each receive a coupon for a free bottle of Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash.  Enter now!

Disclosure - I received no monetary compensation for this post.  I did receive product for review purposes.  All quotes in red are taken from the sponsor's website or email.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Does Your Pet Scratch the Door? Try Clawguard

Hey neighbors!

What a great product PI of Products was able to investigate!  Take a minute to read her review and enter the giveaway.  This is perfect for those who have pets that scratch at the door to go out.  We have one of those!

Today, as part of our Petacular Event, we will be investigating... the Clawguard!  A door protector for dog scratching!


Now I have to tell you, this is something we really needed.  We just replaced all of the doors in our home, and as I'm sure you pet owners know, there has been a lot of scratching which gets the doors dirty.  Not only do they scratch when the need to go outside, Pansy scratches at the door whenever I leave and won't leave that area until I get back.  



The story is quite simple really.  It all began with two friends, their entrepreneurial spirit, their passion for innovation, a badly scratched up door and a simple solution. Inspired by our pets, the Clawguard was born.

Since that first Clawguard was made we have seen our business grow tremendously through word of mouth and referrals. Our customers love our product and find that is solves their problem, namely with pets scratching doors. We are happy to be bringing a solution to so many customers. But the Clawguard is just the beginning…

Clawguard beta testing


There is a smooth side, and there is a textured side.  That is so that if you want to know when your dog is scratching you use the textured side, while if you prefer minimal noise you use the smooth side.  It also comes with a velcro fastener if you need or prefer more stability.  


1 of My Readers is going to receive 1 Clawguard! 


The Clawguard is a great item to have if any of your dogs scratch at all.  Really useful!  You can purchase the Clawguard on the Clawguard website.  You can also Like them on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter to stay up to date with their latest news! 

RESULTS OF INVESTIGATION...
Clawguard is a #1 Pet Product!

CASE CLOSED!!!

All right neighbors!  Here is your chance to enter the giveaway for Clawguard!  I really appreciate all of the companies that are joining in our Petacular event and I hope you are too!



Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Pet Squeak Porch Pups Dog House



Hi Neighbors!

Here is a dog house by Pet Squeak that is simply stunning.  We received ours and my husband put it together in less than an hour.  It was so easy to follow the directions and build the Pet Squeak Porch Pups House.  He built it inside because it was so cold out.  It is now sitting on our deck waiting for the snow to melt before we place it in the yard.  We have actually considered keeping it on the back deck.  That way our girls can relax beside us!

Assembly: As I stated above this was very easy to put together.  With a screwdriver and a pair of pliers it was finished in under an hour.  The kit basically came with the four walls, two pieces of roof, two pieces of the floor and three pieces to form the porch.  The porch does not attach to the dog house, which means you can move it to the side if you wish or not use it at all.  We have it in the front.  As I said he built it in the house, and then we carried it outside.  It does weigh approx. 60 lbs.


This Porch Pups House has a small front porch for your dog to relax on. You can position it where you want as it does not actually attach to the dog house.  You could even use it separately if you wanted to.  The Porch Pups House we received is a large one.  The measurements are:
External: 35-1/2L by 37-3/4-inch Width by 30-inch Height - Internal: 28-3/4L by 30-1/4-inch Width by 25-inch Height - Door Opening: 15-1/2H by 11-3/4W-inch. Porch Dimensions - 15-3/4L by 32-inch Width by 12-1/2-inch Height. Overall External dimension is inclusive of the roof, which will have an overhang. Internal dimensions indicate the habitable space for your pet, and are inclusive of the size of the interior floor space.


This house comes with a door on hinges.  The door has a window with bars for ventilation.  The door also has a small heart shaped lock on it, just in case you need to keep your dog inside the house.  One side of the house has ventilation openings in the side wall, so your dog will be quite comfortable inside.  The dog house is raised off the ground.  The roof  is designed so your pet should stay nice and dry inside.  If you have a chewer, they might decide to chew on the porch railings.


Now,  the only thing I see that maybe isn't quite as helpful is this is advertised as large.  It is honestly designed more for a medium size dog, like our Shelties.  There is no way a large dog would fit through the door.  Otherwise, I am totally impressed with this dog house from Pet Squeak.  I am seriously considering keeping it on our back deck, so the dogs can go in and out as they please, or even relax on their porch while we relax on ours.


Maybe the Pet Squeak Porch Pups Dog House is not for you.  Maybe you are looking for another style.  Take a moment and check out the Vortex Store on Amazon for other options.  They have a Beach House, a Princess Pad, a Barn and many others to choose from.

Now, please read this before you enter the giveaway.  Vortex, the company that sells these houses is offering the same deal to three of our readers that they offered to me. Here are the requirements: We will set up a 1 cent transaction on amazon.com marketplace. Amazon requires we charge some amount for the item. We then ask you leave a simple factual evaluation on amazon.com. Images/video are not required there, but if you have any you want to share, bonus. My team will need to provide you a specific link to purchase so we are in control of the transaction. The Initial review MUST be completed within 15 days of receiving the product, as these are time sensitive.



If you are not willing to do this, please do not enter this giveaway.  The company is being very gracious in offering this opportunity.

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this review.  I did receive product for review purposes.  All quotes in red are taken from the sponsor's email or website.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Red Barn Naturals Dog Treats



Hey Neighbors!

Take a glance at these great treats we received from Red Barn.  First we have the Bully Coated Sweet Potato Slices.  The girls really like these.  These are loaded with natural antioxidants.  I like knowing that the treats I feed my dogs are healthy for them.  Yes, sometimes they receive extra little snacks that may not be the best, but overall I want their treats to be healthy for them.


About Bully Coated Sweet Potato Slices:
We took slices of real sweet potato, basted them with our secret "Bully Stick Coating" and then baked them for maximum flavor.  The crispy texture of our Bully Coated Sweet Potato Slices helps promote healthy teeth and gums.  They are 100% natural and they are made in the USA.




Red Barn has an entire range of treats for your dog.  And, not only do they have a variety of products for your dog, they also have a line for cats.  If you have a dog or cat be sure to visit their site and see all that they have available.

Although the Shelties really like the Sweet Potato Slices, I want to put in a plug for the other treat we received.  This is their Natural Filled Bone.  I am so happy to have received a couple of these.  We have two chewers and these have been perfect for keeping them occupied.  These are beef bones filled with a sweet potato flavor filling.  The dogs love these, and so do I!  I can give them one of these bones and they are busy for hours trying to get the filling out and then chewing on the bones.  Now, I just have to convince the girls to keep them out of the walkways, because stepping on these barefoot is not fun! LOL!



Red Barn Naturals are treats you can safely give to your pet and feel comfortable knowing it is good for them.  Take a minute and follow Red Barn's social pages.
Facebook - HERE


Red Barn is going to give the winner of this giveaway some of the treats we received.  Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit again soon!


Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this post.  I did receive product for review purposes.  All quotes in red are taken from the sponsor's website or email.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Treat of the Week Time!



Hey neighbors!

OK, this one isn't actually a treat this week, it is Fruitables Food Supplements.  I am going to tell you right from the beginning that these are made with the same type of ingredients that they use in their treats.  The food supplements are orange and , yes I smelled them, they sort of smell like baby food.  These are supplements that you mix with your pets food.  They are not meant to be the only thing you feed your pet.



The dogs, love them.  We received the Weight Loss Supplement, Switch, and two Digestive Supplements.  You can tell they have pumpkin or sweet potato as one of their ingredients. (see photos)  Here is some information from their site:
Fruitables holistic pumpkin & sweet potato supplements are rich in dietary fiber, antioxidants, Vitamins A, C & E and provide a flavor pets love. These supplements are fortified with fruit & vegetable fiber, soothing herbs, and vitamins to naturally suport food transition, digestive issues, and weight loss.
Each of these supplements can also be eaten by cats.


The Switch Supplement is a fresh pumpkin blend.  It allows you to switch foods or flavors without upsetting your pets stomach.  The Weight loss is a low calorie high fiber blend, meant to help your pet feel fuller, longer.  It will help to cut down on begging.  The digestive supplements are designed to support healthy digestion.  Each of the Fruitables Food Supplements are created with fruits and vegetables that will help your pet stay healthy.


Do you have a pet with some digestive problems?  Or maybe you are having trouble switching to a new food?  Perhaps you should try one of the Fruitables supplements.


Fruitables has been with us through this whole event and has sponsored each weekend a giveaway with three winners.  They are also doing that with their Fruitables Food Supplements.  So if you would like to give Fruitables a try, take some time and enter this giveaway.


I personally want to thank Fruitables for their support of the event and for allowing us to feature their products.

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this post.  I did receive product for review purposes.  All quotes in red are taken from the sponsor's website or email.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Protect Your Dog with IllumiDog Collars



Hi Neighbors!

Here is a super, great product to help you keep your dog save.  It is a reflective collar from IllumiDog.  Do you take evening walks?  Has your dog ever run off at night?  If your dog is wearing a Reflective Nika Collar from IllumiDog it will be much easier for others to see your dog and of course for you to see your dog at night.

See how the flash reflects off the collar.

We have one dog who loves to run.  We have a fenced in backyard, but when it is time to come in at night, she decides she is not ready to come in.  She disappears out in the yard and is hard to find.  She is black, so she is difficult to see in the dark.  Now thanks to her new Nika collar she is much easier to find and here is why.  The Nika collar has exceptionally bright Nikkalite High Intensity Type III reflective tape.

Your question probably is, "What is Nikkalite High Intensity Type III tape?"  Here is the answer, directly from IllumiDog:

This is the same type material found on brighter road signs, road barrels, traffic cones and barricades. This flexible High Intensity Type III tape is 4 times brighter than standard engineer grade tape and exceeds all federal and state requirements for type 3 tape. Glass beads are encapsulated in a honey comb design thus creating a much brighter retro reflective tape.



You know how road signs light up when your headlights hit them, the same thing will happen when light reflects off your dog's collar.  Taking a walk at night will be much safer if your furry friend is wearing a Nika collar from IllumiDog.  If your dog likes to play tag at night like our Glory, you will have an easier time locating him/her.


You can purchase a Nika Collar from the IllumiDog website for $18.95.  They also have other reflective gear.  A second collar and two different leashes in several color choices.  When you visit their site be sure to look at the other products they have available.


IllumiDog is being kind enough to give one reader a Nika collar for their dog.  Enter this giveaway and then share this giveaway with others.  Oh, and be sure to follow IllumiDog on their social media pages.
Twitter - HERE
Facebook - HERE

Disclosure: I received no monetary compensation for this post.  I did receive product for review purposes.  All quotes in red are taken from the sponsor's website or email.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

ThunderCoat by ThunderWorks

Hey neighbors!

Here is an adorable coat that PI of Products reviewed.  It looks so cute on her dog Pansy.  The ThunderCoat 2 in 1 from ThunderWorks.   Read on to see what she found out!  

Today, I have a really useful, but adorable product for your little detective dog.  Okay, so for any dog really, I just thought it was funny since Pansy helps investigate products.  This product is from...


I received the ThunderCoat 2in1 Combo Pack that also comes with a ThunderShirt.  This coat is done in the Trench Coat style (perfect for any detective dog that has to do some investigating outside), and it even has a  little removable hood.  So, you have the ThunderShirt (it snaps into the inside of the ThunderCoat and is removable) to ease your furry friend's anxiety and the ThunderCoat keeps your pet warm!


Here is a little bit about ThunderWorks... "As the name ThunderShirt implies, thunder and noises was the first fear we tackled, but along the way, we found that simple pressure helped with a multitude of pet anxieties including separation, travel, vet visits and much more. Our proprietary research also uncovered that over 30% of pets suffer from one or more of these anxieties making anxiety one of the leading issues for today’s pet parents.  For this reason, in addition to the ThunderShirt, we have created other products to help pet parents alleviate some of the anxiety issues their pets may experience, and we have done so under the company name of ThunderWorks. At ThunderWorks, we are committed to finding simple and safe solutions to pet parents’ every day issues because when our pets feel stressed, we feel stressed. And when we feel stressed well, we aren’t always at our best. It is our hope that our simple solutions can help maintain the bond between pet and parent. In essence, helping us all be a better human to our pets."


This ThunderCoat was PERFECT for Pansy.  She is very petite and dainty, and usually gets cold faster than the others and wants back inside.  Not with her ThunderCoat!  We just had a fresh snow, so I put her coat on and took her outside.  See!


It took her a little while to get used to it, but once she was used to it she had fun playing in the yard.  This keeps her warm, but it also helps keep the snow out of her fur.  The ThunderShirt is a type of wrap that will put gentle pressure on your dog's torso to help calm and relieve anxiety/fear.


You can purchase the ThunderCoat and other ThunderWorks products on their website.  You can also Like them on Facebook, and Follow them on Twitter to stay up-to-date with their latest news.  

Does your dog experience fear or anxiety?  This might be just what your dog needs.  You can find out more about ThnderWorks on their website.