A Dog Lover Must-Have: “Dog People Are My Kinda People” T-shirt from BarkYours.com!

dog lovers t-shirt

There’s nothing I love more than my dog, and I know that I’m not alone with this feeling! Dog people are everywhere nowadays, which is why the “Dog People Are My Kinda People” T-shirt from BarkYours.com is such a hit!

The “Dog People Are My Kinda People” T-shirt is simple yet says so much. Whenever I wear this shirt out and about, someone usually stops me to talk about their love for dogs too. It always seems to spark a conversation, which is a really nice way to keep the pet-loving community connected.

The shirt is extremely soft and comfortable and fits perfectly! I enjoy wearing it so much that I often purchase this as a gift for other dog owners in my life. It comes in 3 really nice colors and various sizes: Black, Heather Blue and Berry. The shirt is also gender neutral.

BarkYours.com is my go-to online shop for great quality and unique gifts. This shirt is fun, practical, expressive and definitely one of my favorites!

Remembering My Loved One with the Beautiful Cades & Birch Memorial Cross

Cades & Birch memorial cross

Last time we discussed personalized pet memorial boxes from Cades & Birch. We shared with you what you can do when you loss your pet in order to honor them. However, Cades & Birch also has items for losing a human members of your family.

Even though losing a loved one is never easy, the right support and guidance can help you get through it. After my grandmother passed, I was given the most generous and thoughtful gift that helped me to remember my grandma in the most special way.

The Cades & Birch Memorial Cross has made a beautiful tribute to my grandma. The cross is made of very good quality, solid wood. I currently have it displayed in my garden, and it has held up very well in all types of weather. I loved this gift so much, that I now purchase it as a gift for others who are mourning.

The cross is available in pine, walnut, mahogany or cedar and can be personalized with a name, date or message. I love that you can choose between a flame-less candle or a flower vase. This really enhances the beauty of the cross! A photo can be added as well. I received a photo with mine and absolutely love being able to see my grandma smiling at me while I’m in the garden.

This Memorial Cross is truly one-of-a-kind. It brings tears to my eyes, but in a happy way. Thanks to Cades & Birch wonderful craftsmanship, I know I will enjoy this cross for years to come!

Memorial Cross with Flame-less Candle or Vase, Personalized for your Loved One.

Keep Your Companion Close Forever with a Personalized Pet Memorial Box from Cades & Birch

Pet Memorial by Cades and Birch

There are few things in this life that compare to the pain and sorrow of losing a pet. When you welcome an animal into your home, they quickly become part of your family and daily life. Over the years, they provide you with unconditional love, loyalty and companionship. Saying good-bye to a fur-friend is never easy, but it’s important to embrace the mourning process and try to stay mindful of the wonderful life they lived.

After a pet passes, we often have keepsakes that are too sentimental to toss away. Cades & Birch has created a beautiful wood pet memorial box, perfect for storing precious keepsakes and/or contained ashes. Available on Etsy, each box is handcrafted from solid wood and finished in your choice of stain (stain on pine or natural mineral oil on walnut, mahogany or cherry wood).

The top of the lid is engraved with your pet’s name, a special quote/short poem and years of life. Another unique feature is the box can hold a 4X6 photo, which can be inserted and removed from the inside of the box. There’s also an option to send Cades & Birch a photo of your beloved pet and they can print it directly on a wood insert or a ceramic tile using state-of-the-art, permanent dye sublimation. Each box order includes a lock and key. Prices range depending on photo and stain color ($65.00 – $114.00).

Measures 8.5” long. 6” wide, and 7.25” tall.
Inside box dimensions: 7” long, 4.5” wide, and 6” tall.
Holds ashes for pets up to 180 lbs.

This custom pet memory box makes a thoughtful and meaningful gift for a grieving family member or friend. Pet owners can treasure their animal friends forever with this truly unique box that is known and loved for its quality and craftsmanship. If you want somewhere safe and special to store your pet’s urn or keepsakes, be sure to shop at Cades & Birch!

Shop for your Personalized Pet Memory Box.

Cades & Birch offers a collection of handcrafted customized gifts and home décor for people and pets in a variety of styles.

Welcome Home Your New Puppy with Safe Fit™ Bully Sticks and Bully Buddy from Bow Wow Labs!

Bully sticks treats for dogs
Novato, CA – July 30 2020 – Animal shelters across the country have seen a rapid increase in pet fostering and adoption since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. People are using the stay-at-home orders as an opportunity to open their homes to shelter animals in need during this time of uncertainty. In return, pets are providing owners with a boost of love, comfort and companionship – something we all could use a little extra of right now!

If you recently adopted a puppy or plan to in the future, be sure to welcome them home with Safe Fit™ Bully Sticks from Bow Wow Labs, Inc. (BWL). Whether this is your first puppy experience or third, it’s important to remember that puppies have a natural instinct to chew anything and everything in sight! Offering a healthy and safe chew, like Safe Fit™ Bully Sticks from BWL, will help sooth their tender gums and reduce destructive chewing habits during the teething stage.

BWL’s Safe Fit™ Bully Sticks are low-odor and are sustainably sourced from free-range, grass-fed cattle that are 100% hormone free and never treated with chemicals. They are a great alternative to rawhide of manufactured chews thanks to being a premium single-ingredient treat. They also help to remove plaque and tartar which will support your pup’s dental health early on.

It’s no surprise that bully sticks are one of the most popular dog treats being sold in the USA today but as dogs chew them down, they become a choking hazard. BWL has created a solution with their groundbreaking innovation; Bully Buddy, a new safety device to prevent dogs from choking on Bully Sticks.

Bully Buddy is a durable, easy-to-use, veterinarian-vetted, and dog-approved device that tightly secures bully sticks, preventing dogs from choking on the tail-end of the treat. The tightening ring keeps bully sticks secure, and dogs can really appreciate this feature as opposed to working their paws to keep a loose bully stick in place.

Together, the Bully Buddy and its highly nutritious Safe Fit™ Bully Sticks, make a great welcome home gift for new pups. Not only will these two products keep active and curious puppies busy and occupied, they will give you the peace of mind you deserve thanks to their health and safety features.

Both Safe Fit™ Bully Stick and Bully Buddy are available in various sizes (XS-XXL) to accommodate every size dog. Be sure to visit www.bowwowlabs.com/ to view their size chart and find your “paw-fect” match! The Bully Buddy Starter Kit is also available, which will provide new dog owners with all of the BWL essentials!

About Bow Wow Labs, Inc.
The team at Bow Wow Labs is made up of a diverse group of men and women who are on a mission to keep dogs healthy, happy and safe with products and services that make life easier and fun for dogs and their owners. They offer innovative products that build lasting bonds and do it all in the name of creating happier dogs with empowered owners, maximizing the enjoyment of having a dog while minimizing many of the risks dogs encounter in everyday life.

Learn more at: bowwowlabs.com
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Every Active Dogs Needs a Harness from Alpine Outfitters!

Urban Trail Adjustable Harness from Alpine Outfitters

Over the years I have tried numerous styled harnesses for my Labrador; however, my search came to a halt once I discovered the Urban Trail Adjustable Harness from Alpine Outfitters. It is hands down the best quality, safest and most versatile harness around!

My five-year-old lab is extremely active and we go on lots of hikes and outdoor excursions and when she gets home she enjoys sleeping on her Bobby Bed close to my bed. She’s hyper and tends to pull out of excitement, so a strong, durable harness is a must. The Urban Trail provides safety because the pulling force is on the chest as oppose to the neck. The front ring option gives me greater control over her, which helps prevent pulling. It’s extremely easy to put on and take off, and fits like a charm!

If my pup could talk, I have a feeling she would thank me for finding this harness. She gets so excited to put it on, which makes me believe it passes the comfort test! It’s made from a soft and breathable material that has held up wonderfully in all types of weather.  I’m also thankful it’s machine washable because my Lab often swims in the lake with it on. Overall, I highly recommend this harness to all dog owners. Made in the USA and definitely top-notch quality!

Keep Your Dog Busy, Happy & Safe with Bully Buddy this 4th of July!

Bully Buddy - Happy Fourth of July

This 4th of July will likely be different than past years, but you should still plan for the occasion with your pet’s safety and wellbeing in mind. Noisy fireworks are often stressful for pets, and gatherings with friends and family can create over excitement in some dogs. As you gear up for this year’s 4th of July holiday, be sure to have a Bully Buddy on hand!

Bow Wow Labs, Inc. (BWL), the makers of innovative products to help keep dogs healthy, happy and safe, is best known for Bully Buddy; a one-of-a-kind safety device that allows dogs to enjoy a custom sized bully stick without the hazard of choking.Bully Sticks are one of the most popular dog treats being sold in the USA, but as dogs chew them down, they become a choking hazard.

Bully Buddy is a durable, easy-to-use, veterinarian-vetted, and dog-approved device that tightly secures bully sticks, preventing dogs from choking on the tail-end of the treat. The screw twist technology keeps bully sticks secure, and dogs can really appreciate this feature as opposed to working their paws to keep a loose bully stick in place.

Share the Bully Buddy with your dog during a BBQ or party to help keep them occupied and content. It will also help to prevent or minimize them begging for your burger or stealing a chicken bone from the trash! Providing your dog with a safe room within the home to retreat to once the fireworks begin is a smart idea. Including the Bully Buddy will help to distract them from the scary and loud bangs.

BWL also offers highly nutritious bully sticks which come from grass fed cattle. Both Bully Buddy and Bully Sticks from BWL come in a variety of sizes, perfect for every size dog. Cheers to SAFE snacking and Happy 4th! Learn more: https://bowwowlabs.com/collections

About Bow Wow Labs, Inc.
The team at Bow Wow Labs is made up of a diverse group of men and women who are on a mission to keep dogs healthy, happy and safe with products and services that make life easier and fun for dogs and their owners. They offer innovative products that build lasting bonds and do it all in the name of creating happier dogs with empowered owners, maximizing the enjoyment of having a dog while minimizing many of the risks dogs encounter in everyday life.

Learn more at: bowwowlabs.com
Facebook: bowwowlabs
Instagram: @bowwowlabs

Protect Your Pup’s Paws from Winter, Snow and Chemicals!

Protect your pups paws from winter

Winter can be a tough season for dogs. Freezing temperatures, snow and ice can cause chapped paws and itchy skin. Toxic chemical agents and ice melting salt on the sidewalks and roads are also hard on paw pads. Not to mention, these chemicals can be dangerous if ingested.

A scary reality…  According to Accuweather.com, if a dog ingests less than 1 ounce of sodium chloride per 2.3lbs of their body weight, they could die. That means a dog that weighs 4 pounds would only need to eat 2 ounces of ice melt with sodium chloride for it to be fatal. In addition, most ice-melt products contain sodium chloride or calcium chloride, which can irritate a dog’s paw or be harmful if they ingest it.

Here are a few paw safety tips to keep in mind as you conquer the winter outdoors with your four-legged friend!

Regular Grooming –The first step is to make sure your dog’s paws are winter ready. One way to do so is by grooming. If you have a long-haired dog, it’s important to trim their feet regularly throughout the winter to minimize the clinging of ice balls, salt and ice-melting chemicals.

Regular Cleaning – Keep a bowl of warm water near the inside of your entry door so that you can easily rinse their paws after an outing. A towel for drying is a must too! Rinsing, drying and carefully wiping their feet will help prevent chemicals from drying onto their skin. It’s also a great way to avoid tracking chemicals into the home.

Be Sensitive – Remember that cold, sore and blistered paws can feel incredibly uncomfortable for your dog. This could really put your pup in a bad mood! Make sure to always handle their precious paws with gentleness and care.

Protective Wear – A great way to protect your dog’s paws in the winter is to use dog booties; or for the ultimate level of protection try dog leggings! Walkee Paws created the world’s first dog leggings, and since launching in November 2018, customers have reaped the many benefits of this one-of-a-kind accessory during the cold and snowy season.

Designed with durable, four-way stretch fabric and waterproof rubber soles, Walkee Paws protects your pooch from harsh elements and prevent the many germs, chemicals and allergens they pick up from entering your home. Not only do they protect paws, but they cover Fido’s legs as well for maximum warmth and protection.

Features of Walkee Paws Dog Leggings Include:

  • 4-Way Stretch Fabric: With water-resistant technology for dry legs
  • Over-the-Back Design: Featuring 2 adjusters for a paw-fect fit
  • Loose Ankle Fit: For maximum canine comfort
  • Waterproof Booties: With grippies for traction

Walkee paws - booties for dogs

Walkee Paws Dog Leggings make a pretty bold fashion statement too! They come in several fashion-forward prints such as the checkered Classic, the fun and vibrant Confetti, the sophisticated Cocoa, the bad-to-the-bone Skulls, the head-over-paws in love Hearts, and the sporty Camo. Although they’re the ideal accessory for winter months, Walkee Paws Dog Leggings can also be worn year-round. In warm weather, they prevent hot-pavement burns and give lawn chemicals, allergens and ticks the boot.

Dogs and their owners alike have fallen in love with these waterproof accessories, so make sure to grab your pup a pair before conquering the final snowstorms of the year! Learn more at: https://walkeepaws.com/.

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Basepaws CatKit DNA Test was Fun & Informative!

Basepaws CatKit

I was recently gifted with a Basepaws Cat DNA Test and it was the most unique and amazing gift I have ever received! Come to find out, Basepaws is a pet genetic company that has developed the first consumer genetics test for cats. The Basepaws CatKit came with a pre-stamped envelope to mail the sample back in, an insert explaining the step-by-step instruction and process, the sample itself, along with a cute cat meme and Basepaws sticker – something all cat lovers will enjoy!

The sample is a strip of clear tape that you place on your cats back and carefully pull off to collect the hair. Thankfully my feline cooperated, didn’t seem phased by the process, which made it easy for me to do. Then I sealed it up and placed it in the envelop to send off. After this, I activeed my CatKit online, which was simple to navigate and figure out as well. I created a nice profile for my kitty and put in the activation code and voila!

The results took about 10 weeks to receive, but it was well worth the wait! The results provided me with information about her breed, tips on keeping her in better health, and so much more. The four main categories Basepaws focuses on is breed groups, wildcat index, chromosome map and health.

The genetic report was extremely detailed and informative and super fun to read through. I was shocked by some of the things I learned about my cat and I especially enjoyed reading up on her personality because Basepaws totally nailed it! Overall, the report was very simple to understand and read. The best part about CatKit is that through our account, we will continuously be updated with new information regarding our feline’s DNA. It’s basically a living document that will be an evolving part of my beloved cat’s history forever. How cool is that?

I can’t wait to learn more as time goes on. This was such a fun, unique and beneficial gift that I am so thankful to have received. I highly recommend Basepaws DNA CatKit to all the cat lovers out there!

Basepaws cat kit

Basepaws cat kit


Celebrate December’s National Cat Lover’s Month by Getting to know your Cat Inside and Out with Basepaws!

Basepaws CatKit

New York, NY – December 11, 2019 – December is in full swing! While most people are gearing up for the holidays, animal lovers around the country are spending this month celebrating something dear to their hearts – cats! December is National Cat Lover’s Month; a great time honor these majestic creatures and shower them with extra love and attention. In addition, owners can now take advantage of getting to know their cat on a whole new level thanks the first-ever Cat DNA Test from Basepaws!

With an estimated 42.7 million U.S. households owning a cat, it’s clear American’s love their felines. Basepaws is a fun and easy way to help unlock secrets about your cat’s health, breed, genetics and more. Similar to what 23andMe or ancestory.com is to humans, the Basepaws Cat DNA Kit is one simple saliva test that can provide you with a lifetime of discovery about your feline companion.

Why is discovering a cat’s DNA important?

  • Your cat’s DNA can unlock the secrets to keeping their health in tip-top shape.
  • Exciting new insights about mixed-breed cats and breed genetics.
  • You’ll have access to a living document that’s an evolving part of your cat’s history.

The Basepaws 4-step process is so simple!

  • Activate your CatKit on basepaws.com
  • Collect DNA with a cheek swab. It’s completely painless and takes seconds.
  • Mail us your sample via UPSP or international shipping
  • 6-9 weeks from when we receive your sample, voila!

The Basepaws Cat DNA test helps you to learn exactly what makes your cat unique. Its report is broken up into different detailed categories like, Breed Groups, Wildcat Index, Chromosome Map and Health. Unlike other DNA services, Basepaws Report is a living document.

“Understanding the breeds and traits that make up mixed-breed cats gives us the chance to finally get to know them better,” expresses Founder & CEO of Basepaws, Anna Skaya, “The reality is, the more we know about their DNA, the easier it is to help our feline friends live longer, happier, and healthier lives.”

Discovering your cat’s DNA story is very exciting and the process is ongoing so there’s always new information to look forward to. There’s no better way to celebrate National Cat Lover’s Month than with Basepaws!

Right now, Basepaws is offering a special holiday sale: CatKit for $89 or 2+ for $85/each. Basepaws also offers gift cards that are delivered and redeemed via email. 

About Basepaws Inc.: Basepaws studies the most common hereditary disease and report on traits which can affect the animal late in life, thus giving the owners and veterinarians a specific action plan. They can test hundreds of thousands of genetic markers and dozens of genetic disease and are working with researchers on more data points. Every owner joins the Basepaws community and participates as a citizen scientist to create a database of genetic data to be used in research.  everywhere.  https://www.basepaws.com/.

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Fresh Doggy Kisses Under the Mistletoe Thanks to TEEF!™

TEEF for bad dog breath

There’s nothing like puckering up under the mistletoe to receive a big, wet kiss from the sweetest companion around – the problem? Each lick transfers over a million bacteria, many of which can cause gum disease. Most would agree that dog kisses are the one of the best gifts; however bad dog breath can really kill the mood and is a sign of a bigger health problem. Love your pet more by giving them the gift of health this holiday season!

Best-known as “The Bacteria Whisperer”, Dr. Emily Stein is on a mission to make the family unit healthier and is determined to give people and pets a safe, simple and effective way to care for their mouths. With her ground-breaking invention of TEEF!, pet families can fully embrace every kiss under the mistletoe with Fido knowing that their pup’s mouth is properly cleaned and cared for this holiday season.

Bad dog breath is certainly not a cherished smell, and although it is common among most dogs, it’s actually a symptom of an unhealthy mouth. In fact, it is the first sign of dental disease. Sadly, 80% of all dogs by the age of 3 will be affected by gum disease. TEEF! was created to target the root cause of it all – bad bacteria that live below the gum line. TEEF! contains a patented prebiotic formula, Protektin42™, that is specially formulated for dogs’ oral hygiene needs. It is powered by science and has been clinically proven to stop bad bacteria, encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria so your dogs’ mouth is healthier.

TEEF! uses only 100% safe, concentrated ingredients that naturally function like a molecular toothbrush below the gum line, when added to drinking water. It’s a low-calorie, sugar free, hassle free, human-grade water additive that cleans your pet’s entire mouth every time they drink. Learn more about TEEF! here: https://www.teefhealth.com.

Key Formulation Components

  • 100% safe ingredients
  • Human-grade
  • Plant-derived
  • Gluten free
  • Preservative free
  • Grain free
  • Vegan
  • Tummy-friendly

It all started with a rescue dog….

Saved from a shelter at 10 years old, Tinsley had multiple health conditions that all traced back to neglected dental care. Luckily, she was adopted by Emily Stein, a UC Berkeley and Stanford-trained scientist with an extensive background in microbiology and immunology… and a soft spot for older dogs. She knew immediately that oral bacteria were the source of Tinsley’s eye and bladder infections, skin irritations and lack of energy. After 4 months of antibiotics, 21 tooth extractions and thousands of dollars in vet bills, Tinsley was finally healthy again. All these issues stemmed from the connection between the mouth and body.