Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Review: Yorkie Splash & Shine

I'm one lucky Yorkie!  The folks at Yorkie Splash & Shine sent me this set of shampoo, conditioner and detangler/finishing spray to try out!  Mom thinks it's great that the shampoo is organic and the conditioner and detangler spray are vegan.

I kinda give Mom a hard time about posing for photos.  I guess you could say I'm a bit camera shy.  So this is the best picture of me at bath time.

I hope you can see how soft my hair looks.  Mom says it feels so silky and she absolutely loves how I smell.  She says I still smell really good 5-7 days after using it.  She actually said I smelled "beautiful" but I told her not to tell everybody that, after all, I am a boy! 

Here's another view for ya.

Us dogs don't really care how we smell, but I guess our humans do.  So I'm giving this Yorkie Shampoo set two paws up, cuz Mom really likes it and I like that it's gentle and doesn't make me itch.

If you want to look and smell good for your humans or dog friends, give this stuff a try.  I've gotten a lot of compliments using it!  

As far as the detangler/finishing spray...Mom used it on me several times before brushing me out. It helps to soften the hair so you don't damage it.  It really helps with those pesky tangles!  Good stuff!

~Parker


http://www.yorkieshampoo.com/default.asp


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Rachael Ray Zero Grain Dog Food Review


This is my second post on the NEW Rachael Ray Zero Grain Dog Food.  Mom took a video of me gobbling it up.  Take a look! 




I hope I didn't look like a pig.  I just like this stuff a lot!  I'm now on my second bag of this food and I'm real happy with it.  Keep it comin' Mom!  :)

If you didn't see my first review, click HERE.  I posted lots of product info.

Have you tried the new Rachael Ray Zero Grain Dog Food yet?

Disclosure:  I received a Rachael Ray Zero Grain Dog Food Kit to review on my blog.  The comments in this post are 100% my own.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

My First Halloween!


Okay, whose idea was it to dress up for Halloween?  I look ridiculous!



How would you like to get your ears pulled through these holes?  Good grief!  I'm not too crazy about this get-up.  I've been chewing on the harness buckle every chance I get!  I'm not going to stay in this outfit one minute longer than I have to.  I let Mom know I'm not too happy about it.  I told her I'm NOT posing for any more pictures!

Happy Halloween!  Hope you get lots of good treats!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Review: Rachael Ray Nutrish Zero Grain Dog Food



I watch Mom review food and cooking products for her food blog all the time, so you can imagine how excited I was to review my own stuff!


I received two bags of Rachael Ray Nutrish Zero Grain dog food bags and here's the first of two reviews.

When I first got the dog food, Mom cut the top open so I could have a little sniff.

Before ya know it, I had an overwhelming desire to inhale as much food as I could before Mom properly put the food on my plate.


These crunchy nuggets are good!  They're a bit bigger and more round than what I'm used to.  Mom says she likes the size because I have to take the time to chew it better and I don't "woof" it down so fast.  Whatever...I just like the taste!

Can ya tell?

Mom is big on reading the ingredients.  Are you?  She says that the first several ingredients have to be good for me or it's not going to find it's way to her pantry.  Luckily, the ingredients (below) passed her test!

Rachael Ray Nutrish®
Zero Grain
Turkey & Potato Recipe


 Ingredients

Turkey, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Dried Peas, Tapioca Starch, Whole Dry Potatoes, Poultry Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Flax Seed, Natural Chicken Flavor, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Proteinate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid.



Mom usually does a little research about the food she feeds me.  The following info made my Mom feel comfortable feeding me this food.  Hopefully, it will answer any questions you might have about it.

                                         
                          Why did Rachael Ray develop a grain-free recipe? 

Like you, Rachael Ray wants the best for furry family members like her Isaboo. That's why she worked with a team of pet nutrition experts to create Nutrish® Zero Grain™, a pet food made with simple, natural ingredients that doesn't contain any grains, glutens or fillers. U.S. farm-raised turkey is always the number one ingredient, as it's easily digestible and may help to avoid an allergic response to food allergies. Carefully selected ingredients like whole potatoes, peas and tapioca are the easily digestible vegetable carbohydrates in Zero Grain. It's a natural and wholesome grain-free food that may be more allergy-friendly for your dog. Plus, Zero Grain is available where you currently shop for your family's groceries, and proceeds benefit Rachael's Rescue™ — an organization that helps animals in need.

                          Why would I want to feed a grain-free food for my dog? 

Dogs' natural diets are low in grains. And while carbohydrates are an important part of their diet, they shouldn't be the staple of a healthy, balanced dog diet. That's why real meat is the number one ingredient in all Rachael Ray Nutrish® foods for dogs. Some dogs also have grain and gluten allergies that can cause skin irritations or other problems. These dogs can benefit from a natural, grain-free and gluten-free diet like Nutrish® Zero Grain™, which removes the grain and gluten allergens. Nutrish® Zero Grain Turkey & Potato Recipe is a natural food that doesn't contain any grains, glutens, by-products, fillers or artificial ingredients, so it may be a more easily digestible and allergy-friendly option for your dog.

                          How do I know Rachael Ray Nutrish® Zero Grain™ is safe? 

Rachael Ray Nutrish® foods are made by Ainsworth Pet Nutrition®. Like Rachael, we only want the best for our furry family members. That's why our commitment to safety surpasses anything in the marketplace today. In fact, we are the first pet food manufacturing company in the U.S. to receive a Facilities Food Safety audit rating of "Excellent" from the Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Level II auditing standard in accordance with the Global Food Safety Initiative.

   Ainsworth Triple Check System:
         Because we are so committed to pet food safety, we have instituted The Ainsworth Pet Nutrition Triple Check System™. This system allows us to guarantee the safety of our products from the moment we purchase ingredients to the time we ship our products out the door. The Ainsworth Pet Nutrition Triple Check System is just one of the many fundamental things we do every day to ensure we meet our customers' expectations of quality and safety.
   Check One – Our Commitment to Ingredient Safety: Check One begins with our long-term relationships with our local and domestic suppliers. Our family's team of sourcing experts have carefully chosen each and every one of these suppliers because, like us, they take pride in ensuring their ingredients are not only of the highest quality, but also safe for your pet's overall health and well-being.
   Check Two – Ensuring Product Accuracy: Check Two works across our entire operational system to ensure accuracy. Our team of experienced and dedicated employees continuously monitors and verifies every step of the production process to ensure precise nutrient and ingredient levels. In addition, our internal laboratory scientists test, analyze and monitor the production process to ensure no harmful toxins or contaminates are introduced from unknown or unanticipated sources. They also verify our Guaranteed Analysis to ensure the same consistency, high quality and nutrition levels exists in each and every bag.
   Check Three – Our 48-Hour Hold Before Release: Check Three is the final step we take before allowing any food to leave our facilities. Every product is held in our warehouse for 48 hours until safety testing is complete. This step confirms that there is no salmonella present and that nutritional values are accurate in accordance to regulatory and formula standards.
                
                          How do I switch my dog from his regular food to Zero Grain™? 

It's easy to switch your pet to Nutrish® Zero Grain™! Slowly mix Zero Grain with his other food over a 5- to 10-day period until your dog is solely eating Nutrish Zero Grain. Once your dog is only eating Nutrish Zero Grain, keep in mind that feeding guidelines on the bag are a guide. Your dog's individual needs will vary based upon his size, his activity level and even his age. And overfeeding is a common source of digestive upset. Be sure to check your dog's weight and adjust feeding levels to maintain a healthy weight. And don't forget to see your vet regularly.


I have eaten 3/4 of one bag so far and I'm giving Rachael Ray's new dog food two thumbs paws up!  I'll share more about this dog food in November.   Have any of you tried the NEW Rachael Ray Nutrish Zero Grain dog food yet?

Click HERE to  receive a $4.00 coupon for the NEW Rachael Ray Nutrish Zero Grain dog food!

Disclosure:  I received a Rachael Ray Zero Grain Dog Food Kit to review on my blog.  The comments in this post are 100% my own.