Saturday, August 29, 2015

Entirely Pets Dog Flea Kit {Review & Giveaway}

Summer is almost to an end. As most of you pet owners know from experience, the heat can cause a world of problems for our furry friends. Fleas are by far their worst when it is hot outdoors. Here in my front yard, it was high humidity, with high temps of 95, with thunderstorms everyday for about a week there. All of these elements caused the fleas in my yard to multiply at ridiculous rates!

 My poor baby Nyla, she would go out only to use the bathroom, and would scratch so much. She eventually scratched a good bit of hair out from under her neck, leaving small scabby areas, and would bit on her side, and under her tail, that there was a bald spot on her side and on the under side of her tail. I had tried the brands of flea and tick shampoos from stores like Walmart, and nothing was killing them. They would just jump around while I was lathering her. While I had reached my wits end with trying to find something, I had came across a product that I wanted to try so bad! 

I contacted Entirely Pets, and we discussed it. We agreed on a review and giveaway for this product. I asked about their Dog Flea Kit. This kit consist of: a bottle of Green Pet Fleaze-Off (8 oz), a flea comb for both dogs and cats, and a bottle of Advantage Treatment Shampoo for Dogs (24 oz). 

Let me start off with this. No matter what product I have used, I have never in my life seen something work so amazingly as this kit! This is definitely what I consider a must have for dog owners. 

I started off by taking Nyla for a bath in the Advantage Treatment Shampoo. Although I didn't exactly follow as the directions stated, I just put a little in my hand and worked from front to back, back to belly, then her legs and paws. I seen on the bottle where it said it killed fleas and ticks on contact.

As soon as I put the shampoo on, and I lathered it in real nicely, which is does lather really good! Especially for a treatment shampoo.


I noticed quickly that fleas started dropping. This was so amazing, considering you very rarely come across a dog shampoo that really does kill on contact! Don't believe me? Take a look, these are just a few that I caught a picture of before washing them down the drain.
 You can see her hair where she is shedding, but also look at those fleas! This has me at a loss for words.
Then there is the flea comb, I couldn't get a picture, not a focused one. But, one swipe and you'll see little brown fleas, or in my case mutant fleas. The ones the comb pulled out of Nyla's fur were a good size for fleas.
Then there is the Fleaze-Off. You spray on them to repel fleas, ticks, flies, and mosquitoes. All of which are quite plentiful around here. I sprayed on Nyla when she got out of her bath and was just a tad damp. Just lightly spritz around the dog, but do not get in their eyes! This product is an all natural product. That's why I don't mind using it. It has a slight piney smell, but hey, it's worth dealing with if it keeps the bugs off, and out of your home. You have to spray on every 2-3 days before they go out. I love how I don't have to use this EVERY time she goes out. Makes it more convenient. She went out to use the bathroom, I used the flea comb when I got her on the porch, and no fleas! This stuff is definitely worth buying.

This great kit is only $37.99 on Entirely Pets. Want to try it out? Awesome! Enter here to win! 

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Honest Kitchen Revel Review

Dogs, known as mans best friend. For most of us, our dogs are family. I know Nyla is a very important part of our family. I thought I was keeping Nyla as healthy as possible by feeding her Purina One Venison and Turkey, and don't get me wrong, Purina One is great food. But we got to try something alot healthier.

 Nyla received a 2 lb box of Revel ($15.99) from The Honest Kitchen. Revel is whole grain chicken dog food, well technically it's so great, it is human grade!

Revel, just like the other dog foods from The Honest Kitchen, comes in a ground up state. When I seen it, I thought to myself, "How is this supposed to make a good bit of food?" Well, for Nyla, I thought I was going to use this as her meal every other day. But, even though I have always thought she's the pickiest dog in the world, she was jumping around the kitchen counter, where I was making it, and as soon as I put her bowl down she was going to town!

For Nyla, because she eats several times a day, she gets what is recommended for her, although it doesn't satisfy her for the entire day, this is what I limit her to. For her weight (medium, 31-50 lbs), it is suggested she get 1-2 cups a day, which I decided on one. Takes 1 1/2-3 cups of water to that 1-2 cups dry food. I used 1 cup dry food and 1 1/2 cups water. It makes it a consistency she loves.

(I only have one actual measuring cup, so this is my make shift one for Nyla)

I promise you, when you see your picky dog goes nuts over something new, you immediately know this has to be the Holy Grail of dog food. Normally, she will let something new sit awhile before she tries it, or will knock the food around playing with it. But I got this instead, right away.




She was looking at me like, "Mom, I'm almost done, does that mean I get seconds!?"

Seriously though, why wouldn't a dog go running to it?

This is what gets squeezed into a 2 pound box of Revel:
  • 3 pounds of free range chicken
  • 1.5 scoops of barley
  • half of a banana
  • 2 3/4 carrots
  • 1 scoop of oats
  • 2 3/4 celery stalks
  • 1 cup of fresh peas
  • 1.5 bunch of parsley 
 I love that she is happy with such a healthy alternative to what she could be eating otherwise. I can clearly see how much she loves Revel, and honestly when you open the bag, it kind of smells like homemade chicken stew in the works.

If your dog is up to try The Honest Kitchen, but they have a sensitivity to wheat, you should probably try Force. It is a chicken recipe like Revel, but is free of wheat and gluten for those with sensitivities. 

I seriously have nothing bad to say about The Honest Kitchen. This was an amazing experiment for me, to see how well Nyla would actually take to an all natural, healthier, organic dog food. Because, honestly, I didn't think she would even touch it. Now, I have discovered though, that she will have to eat it as she wants it because when I tried to give her THK for breakfast, then Purina for dinner, she would not dare touch it. So, I am going to have to do a little mixing together to get her partial to it again!

Even if you have cats, you can try The Honest Kitchen, too. Just go over to their site, toggle over shop now, and select cats. They have cat food and cat treats! (Yay, Happy Kitty!) Please everyone just take the time to try it, I promise it is worth every dime (and it makes up for the money when you have a healthier dog or cat!).

UPDATE:
I decided to do a little preference test between The Honest Kitchen and Purina, and this is what she chose. (Revel is in the white bowl, Purina next to it)

 

**Disclaimer: I was sent one 2 lb box of Revel for review purposes only. This post contains only my own opinions, and my 100% honest opinion of this product. I was only compensated with the product received (Revel) but was not in any other way.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Honest Kitchen Cat Food Giveaway

So for those of you who have been lurking around, or following me on social media, you have seen and hopefully entered the giveaway for The Honest Kitchen Revel dog food. 

I have realized alot of you have cats, instead of dogs. I get it, not everyone likes hyper dogs, some people like their lazy, chilled cats. That's respectable. So this giveaway is for you cat owners! 

The Honest Kitchen has agreed to please you kitty lovers as well, so with their help, I am able to present an amazing giveaway. Here is some info on the products being given away!




The cat food is their Grace recipe. Again, their foods are human grade, all natural ingredients, so why wouldn't you want to try it!? 

Here's the ingredients list, but if you can't read it very well, I'll post less detailed list below.




"The Honest Kitchen Grace cat food is made with cage-free turkey and eggs as well as produce like parsley, a little pumpkin and dandelion greens. With almost 70% meat, Grace grain-free, gluten-free cat food is ideal for all ages of cats, particularly those who need a diet without gluten. Our office kitties think it’s the best cat food yet! Grace dehydrated cat food is high in moisture and can be used in place of homemade or canned cat food diets."

 The Grace cat food is $29.99 for a 2 lb box, which is what we are giving away! 

Here is some info on the Smitten cat treats


"Smittens™ fish cat treats are made from pure, wild, line-caught Haddock from the pristine waters off the coast of Iceland. They’re high-protein, low-fat and low-carb with just 1.1 calorie per treat. Smittens are delicious and perfectly aromatic, with a texture cats love – not too hard with just the right amount of crunch! Try sprinkling Smittens on top of your cat’s regular food, for a savory surprise. You can also scatter Smittens high protein cat treats on the floor and let your kitty hunt them down, bat them about and devour them with delight!"
Seems tasty, for a cat anyways! 
These treats can be purchased for $13.99!

Why wouldn't you want to give it a try? I'd bet your cat will fall in love with it!



Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Honest Kitchen Dog Food Giveaway

Well everyone it's been a long time coming, and we have us a GIVEAWAY!

I'd like to introduce everyone to The Honest Kitchen. It is a family owned business that makes human grade, all natural, very healthy dog food. This dog food has got to be so intriguing! You order a 10 lb box of dry dog food, add water, and you'll end up coming out with a total 40 lbs of dog food from a ten pound box!

How amazing is that!? 

Nyla is awaiting her 2 lb sample box of their dog food, Revel. She's going to give it a try and see how she enjoys her first taste of all natural dog food. When we receive I'll put up our review, but I wanted to go ahead and give you all the chance to win. But first, here's some insight from their site itself.



The ingredient list is a little blurry, but it's the best I could do. I can still make out what it says, also there is the instructions on how to make for your pampered pup!

  
It's quite healthy, and we are so excited to try, and I hope all of you are excited, while holding your fingers crossed that you'll be the winner!

Also, there is one way of entering, but for only citizens of Alabama, as the group is just for lost/found pets in Alabama. If you are in my great state, feel free to like the Facebook group for an extra entry. Like their page, and if you'd like, their fundraiser page HERE as well. 

The prize pack is a 10 pound box of Revel and a bag of treats! (Revel is valued at $59 alone!)

It Works! Review

Just to start off, I know everyone, everywhere has seen post about It Works! (More like a million...) all over the internet. I know I have, and although it's what I find to be kind of expensive, especially for a family on a very tight budget, I decided I would try to get a  review to see if it was all it's cracked up to be. 

I received my products from an independent salesperson for It Works! who would be Amanda Collins. I received the following products pictured below:
  • A full size bottle of Stretch Mark cream
  • A trial size of Defining Gel
  • One body wrap
I will start off by saying with the stretch mark cream, it helps if you use it religiously. Like seriously don't forget to use it as suggested, or your progress will slow down a good bit. I have used almost a whole bottle of this and my stretch marks (which were the worst) is looking so much better. It really is worth the price you pay which is $39. Worth it's weight in gold!

Next, the defining gel. It works, not at what I would say to be quickly. I had enough to last a week. Although my skin tightened a tad during that week, who knows, with a bigger tube, you could see dramatic changes. It tightened up my thighs to where they aren't THAT bad, but they still aren't where I'd like, but like I said, we are on a very tight budget so I can't afford to buy some. You can purchase this for $45.
 Lastly, the ultimate body applicator. Honestly, I was very disappointed by this one. I don't have the photos because my phone bit the dust and I can't recover them, because it's gone for good. I put the wrap on, I honestly struggled to keep it on for 45 minutes because the scent of it is like the most intense smell of Vick's vapor rub, and honestly, it made me nauseous. I took photos as often as I was asked, but several people told me they seen no difference, as neither did I. I understand 4 is a treatment, but I don't see how people see any result from one. My cousin bought some herself, used two, had no improvement so she sold what she had left to gain back a tad of her money. To each their own, and I know everyone sees different results, but this one, I honestly hoped for better.
 
I think It Works! is definitely worth a try, but beware that your results may not be as amazing as all of the before and after pictures on the internet. Or who knows, you could have results that great. You just have to give this a try.

**Disclaimer: I was sent these products in exchange for my honest opinion. This review contains 100%, only my opinions. I was not compensated in any other way.




That Time Again...Fall Semester

As many of you probably don't know. Not only am I a blogger, mom, and wife, but I'm also a college student. I started last fall, and although my last semester (Spring 2015) wasn't so good, considering I failed Elementary Algebra because I have never understood math, even what is considered simple math to most. I also failed my Child Development class because I got so caught up in trying to pass math, that I forgot my last assignment and exam in CHD. Needless to say, I can not fail any more. It's not an option. If I do, I can't return to finish for awhile. So, I'm back to that. This time I am taking Biology and History. Maybe I can get through this much easier than my last classes. 

Along with school starting, Dallas is now 18 months old, and well past being into everything you can imagine. He is so tall (34 inches tall, and not even 2!) that he can reach onto the counter tops, so I have to constantly make sure everything is pushed back. He is getting into his terrible twos way ahead of time. He gets in trouble, he starts one heck of a hissy fit. He starts stomping, screaming, squealing, and crying. Oh, and if he is near you, he will try to scratch you to death. His back teeth are coming in, so he's a tad whiny from that. Hmm, I know I'm missing something. OH! He wants to climb all over everyone all the time, and god forbid he sees me on the computer (this is what makes online college courses very hard to do) he will run over, hit the power button, then return to whatever he was doing. So this is more of a task with every semester. Without a doubt.  

Here's to another hectic school year!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Bully Max Performance Chews Review

If you have been following my previous post, you know that my pitbull, Nyla, has been doing some testing with some products from Bully Max. She has tried their Bully Max (tablets), Gorilla Max (powder), and now she is testing out their NEW product, their Performance Chews.

I have been told recently that I have been made the Bully Max Exclusive Blogger, which is a huge honor for me, but I couldn't test out the effectiveness of these products without Nyla. She is the key to this whole process.

Anywho, their Performance Chews is a new product that is soft, chewy, and can be fed to any dog! If your dog is young, or fairly up in the age, these soft chews gives them the Bully Max benefits, but in an easy to eat chew. 





Each bag contains 180 chews, you can feed one a day, and it will last of course 180 days, or feed a few a day, either way you will make it awhile before having to buy more. 

You may be wondering what the perks are, take a look:


  • Ideal for bulking up scrawny, underweight, and slow growing dogs.
  • Builds long lasting Muscle.
  • 100% Safe: no side effects, no mood changes.
  • Results seen within 3 weeks.
Here is Nyla's reaction, and she has never been like this with any kind of supplement, or even a treat!

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She was so excited, she was jumping for it. When I opened the bag, it had a smell that, to me, resembled canned cat food, but it drove her wild. We will try these for awhile and see how she does with them over time.

We started her out on Bully Max, worked our way to Gorilla Max, which she started growing tired of. She would eat all the food, and manage to leave 90% of the Gorilla Max powder in the bowl (she is a VERY picky dog). So, I started mixing her Gorilla Max with her water, and she took right to it! Therefore, if your dog does as she has, just put in their water, and see if that doesn't do the trick for you. Anyways, now we are trying the chews and she seems excited for something new.

The Bully Max products have done SO much for her. She gained a much needed 8 pounds in about a month, she started getting toned around her shoulder area, and back legs, her coat is the shiniest it has ever been. Most importantly, she has gotten so much energy, and I haven't seen her this way for a long time. She has gotten to the point of wanting to play every night, and she will actually run all over the house with her toy.

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We will continue to test these products just for you! We like seeing results, and we know you are here to see them as well, before you invest. I am here to tell you, it is so very worth it. Bully Max will not disappoint you. Also, keep in mind to use the coupon code: reviewsforyou to receive $5 off ANY purchase!

**Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for me to test on my pitbull to show the results over time. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are 100% my own.