One of the coolest parts of being a pet blogger and dog writer is that I discover new products and get to share them with dog lovers of the highest order: YOU! At the BlogPaws Conference in Nashville recently, over 500 pet brands, bloggers, and social media rock stars gathered for the pet industry’s original pet blogger conference. Since the conference is pet welcoming, Dexter, our mascot and Puppy Relations (PR) Manager, is welcome to share the fun, education, and “pet”working. He is proud to be a veteran of BlogPaws Conference, with Nashville marking his 7th.
Here then, are 10 of the most fun finds we encountered during the conference, with a $70 value swag bag of bling to giveaway at the end!!!
Pogo Plush Panda from Petsafe
How’s that for alliteration? The pogo plush bear is stuffing-less, so dogs can try and chew on the squeaker and you need not worry about stuffing and a mess. The squeaker floats around the body of the panda, making it a game and a challenge for dogs who like to conquer their prey: The Pogo Plush® toy from PetSafe is a great way to entertain your pooch: We are giving one away below, too!
Adorable PetHub ID Tags
Gone are the days of clunky silver-plated ID tags: Today’s modern dog dons a PetHub QR code tag on his or her collar. My pal Lorien at PetHub hooked Dexter up with a “Momma’s Boy” scannable tag, and one lucky person will win one, too. You register the tag. If, Dog forbid, your pet goes missing, when someone finds your pet they can get them home in 4 ways:
Scanning a QR code
Typing in the tag’s web address
Tapping the tag with a newer smartphone
Or calling PetHub’s 24-hour “Found Pet Hotline”
Jones Natural Chews
A go-to spot at every BlogPaws is the booth that contains Jones Natural Chews. Dogs know the difference, they say. It’s true: My dog’s nose leads me to the booth. All Jones meat treats and chews for dogs are created using only USA meat products and never any artificial ingredients. Here’s a trio of treats Dexter dined upon, and your pooch can, too. Tell Flea we sent you!
Perfect Form by The Honest Kitchen
Long-time readers of the Fidose blog know we are Honest Kitchen consumers and fans. Perfect Form is an herbal supplement for cats & dogs that supports a healthy pet digestive tract & can aid in pet colitis, gas & irritable bowel syndrome. If your dog is switching foods or just to add some to a dog’s diet for regularity.
Burt’s Bees™ for dogs Itch Soothing Spray is made with some of nature’s finest ingredients, and we plan to carry this for when Dex gets a bug bite or has an allergy flare. It is pH Balanced for dogs, contains no colorants, and is cruelty free.
Dr. Harvey’s Organic Healing Cream
This is a miracle cream in a jar, and I am even using it. I am not one to be easily sold on claims of a product being a miracle, but this one sets the bar high. Dr. Harvey’s Organic Healing Cream is a combination of healing herbs in a base of organic shea butter. This cream is used for minor skin irritations, hot spots, rashes, cuts, sunburn and itching. It is great for human bug bites, too! I use it on Dexter’s paw pads: They are oh so smooth and soft now. Toss this in your dog’s first aid bag right away.
Cloud Star “Wag More Bark Less®” Treats
We had to include these because they come in a variety of textures and flavors, are made in the USA, and for all you dog parents who have a dog with allergies: Rejoice! NO wheat, dairy, corn, soy, or white potatoes. Oh and we are including a cute bracelet in our giveaway below. Great products from Cloud Star!
Coconut Smiles and Power Patties from Dr. Harvey’s
We are hooked on this line. The coconut smiles are just that: Organic coconut slices that look like smiles. I love feeding these because they are all natural and my dog goes bonkers for them. The power patties are like catnip for dogs: Green tripe is oh so pungent but dogs go oh so bonkers for them. And I feel good feeding a safe treat from this brand I trust. Thanks, Dr. Harvey’s.
K9 Carry All Customized Pouch
The K9 Carry All line includes custom logo leashes, Click & Stay leashes, hair bows, collars, toys, and more. Deanna McKillip surprised us with this gorgeous pouch for coins, treats, waste bags, or anything in between. I love the photo she selected. If you order from K9 Carry All, tell them we sent you over from Fidose of Reality. Products can be custom designed for you and your pooch, and she works with rescues and fundraisers.
This, by far, is one of those products that stunned me. My buddy Caroline Golon got down at my dog’s level and started brushing at him ever so gently. When I tell you that this boy went into the zone and was zenned out, he was in la la land in moments. The Groom Genie became the first grooming brush that not only detangles and beautifies coats, but reduces a pet’s grooming anxiety while strengthening the bond between owner and pet. You have got to try it on your dog to see what I mean. My dog is a Cocker, so of course, he is brushed frequently. I have never, repeat never, used a tool that made my dog so relaxed in a stress-free way with no muss or fuss. See?
Now for a complete insider’s look at what went on at BlogPaws, including never-before-seen-footage, here’s a 10-minute montage as if you were walking alongside me for the 3-day extravaganza: And finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for: Enter to win a $70 value bag of swag for your dog from Fidose of Reality featuring all the paw-roducts seen here (um, dog not included, he stays with me and runs the joint): All you need to do is enter below: And this is a flash contest that expires on Friday, June 19th, so hurry!!! One lucky winner will be drawn at random: (US only on this one, please and thanks): a Rafflecopter giveaway
Note: We were not compensated to tell you any of this. We just love sharing products with Fidose of Reality readers and fans that we enjoy using. Giveaway items received at BlogPaws.