Saturday, August 12, 2017

BARKTASTIC Back To School Bags and Supplies

For most, the 2017-2018 School year has already begun or about to 
So to kick off this event, We here at #SassySpaniel would like to share some #Barktastic Bags and Supplies out there. Enjoy !!   we hope you find something you like
You can also check your local Target or Target.com   Happy Shopping 


*We have not been compensated for this post, nor affiliated with any of these brands or companies, all opinions are our own and may differ from yours


https://www.bonanza.com/listings/Puppy-Dog-3D-Print-Fashion-Backpack-Canvas-Kids-School-Bag-Back-to-School/483607835#

http://www.shopjustice.com/pawsitivity-2-sided-backpack-/prd-7410830?mkw=&pcrid=90855313498&pmt=&mkwid=s-dc&cid=gplaju|GS_All_Products||&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=Google&utm_content=&utm_campaign=GS_All_Products&utm_term=&pdim=&gclid=CjwKCAjwzrrMBRByEiwArXcw27IXFhoWYuDz_oNigZkAjyt5k7h_3qrlvh-VRr04xWjnxan8-0vMEBoCW0UQAvD_BwE

https://www.google.com/shopping/product/17565051311292374580?q=dog+themed+school+back+packs&rlz=1CAHPZZ_enUS735US735&biw=1366&bih=654&dpr=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjB6tC9ztLVAhUJZCYKHT6wCPIQ8gIIlwYwDA

https://www.google.com/shopping/product/436318281607569423?rlz=1CAHPZZ_enUS735US735&biw=1366&bih=654&q=dog+themed+school+supplies&oq=dog+themed+school+&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjusZaX0tLVAhWBUSYKHd6WBWEQ8wIIiwMwBw






Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sassy Accessories

A sassy girl deserves sassy and classy accessories right?

I am in the process of upgrading  Ariel's collar from a  Boots & Barkley to a more sassier sophisticated one but have you seen the assortment that is out there? Oh, my dog! There are so many cute styles and colors it is hard to choose which one. Here are just a few choices  we may or may not be deciding from 

dogID's    Now I really like these because I can personalize them with Ariel's name and  there are so many styles and colors to choose from. and great prices 


Hot Dog Collars   This also has personalization with unique and cute styles, very reasonably priced, So hard to decide which one I  prefer  


This  Cupcake Collar particularly caught my attention because I love Cupcakes and this would go great with her Pet Fetch ID Tag . So this may be just the one I'm looking for. Hope you had fun looking at collars, I just love to shop for Ariel. 
https://www.hotdogcollars.com/cupcakes-collection/


Donut Emoji Pet Fetch ID Tag














Sunday, July 30, 2017

I love my #WinnieThePooh , Yes I do

This #WinnieThePooh has been my toy ever since I became a part of this family and I have not chewed it nor attempted to chew it, I love this toy
Simply Sassy Spaniel
Ariel and Winnie The Pooh

Saturday, July 22, 2017

I don't blog just for free products

Contrary to what non-bloggers think, Most of us that blog do not do it for free products.
 I  blog because I want to know what the best products that are out there and to do that I ask companies for things either for little or no cost and maybe a contest as a perk.   
I'm like you I want to give my furkid the best  and I do research and ask  questions and look for reviews from other pet guardians, but I am more of a hands on person, I need to see, feel and have an actual physical product in my hand  to see how well it holds up and is it suitable to fit the needs of both my furkid and myself. I will review anything pet related and give my honest thoughts, yes getting a product sent to me is a perk and I appreciate it, but I'm not doing this just to get free stuff. I want to be able to inform others out there what is the best for their particular needs when it comes to taking care of their furry family.



Saturday, July 15, 2017

Smart Pet Tag Review Pet Fetch

Did you know  The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year?  One in three pets will become lost at some point during their life.

I would be devasted if my furkids were ever lost, they are part of my family and  I love them just as much as  I do my human kids.  Veterinarians  do recommend getting your furkid  micro-chipped, yes that is an excellent idea, but for some, it can be  unaffordable and   then alternative methods are used  to keep an identification on their furkids,



Ariel with her Donut Emoji Smart Tag 






We have all seen the kiosk engravers in the mall or your local store, but are they really efficient? I'm not in no way discouraging   anyone not to get micro-chipping done or a pet ID tag, I would, however, like to introduce to you Pet Fetch Smart ID Tag this unique emoji tag comes with a pre-engraved number that you register online and with a few simple steps your ID number is registered along with your name, address, and phone number .

In the event that your cat or dog becomes lost, all the person who found them has to do is go to Pet Fetch ID.com input the number and you get an email notification and  just knowing  that is peace of mind for me.  I just love these tags, they are so modern and fun for your furkid to wear 


Each Emoji Tag  is light weight and very detailed 
Hamburger Emoji Tag
  

Social Media Pet Fetch Instagram

*Simply Sassy Spaniel was not compensated for this post, we were gifted these tags in exchange for our review, we are no way associated with this company or the maker of the tags.*








Monday, July 10, 2017

How Cool!! Treats for your Furkids

Summer is here and kids and adults are looking for ways to cool off, The chiming of the Ice Cream truck has kids running to get their hands on sweet treats, Or you could be waiting for homemade popsicles to freeze either way you are cooling off and having fun. But what about your furry friend? I'm sure they are looking at you wishing they could have a lick of ice-cream or grape flavored popsicle, but you know that it might be too much sugar for them. So you research for cool treats aka Pupsicles  

 So I have done some research of my own to save you some time, Enjoy 

 1. Kiwi-Strawberry-Banana Pupsicles

 2.Frozen Spinach Cantaloupe

 3.The Bear & The Rat Cool Treats for Dogs

 4.8 Homemade Frozen Treats @ Rover.com


Have a Great Summer 






Sunday, July 9, 2017

How our dog helped with low blood sugar




We all know that dogs are amazing and have been trained to detect cancer, seek out drugs and even find someone that has passed away. But what if you get a dog that did not have any training and by chance, she comes into your life and knows and senses something is not quite right? Ariel came into our lives four years ago and by then my husband had already been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes,But still to no avail did we have it under control and we went back and forth with the insurance company to get him an affordable insulin, with several trial errors with his medication and bad readings with a glucose meter, we went through several of those before we found the right one that was easy to use and to understand. One day Hubby was shaking, feeling light-headed and dizzy and Ariel not understanding what was going on jumped up in his lap and started to lick his hands and arms, I went over to move her and she gave me a look to help him , I went to get his glucose meter and prepped his finger to prick it for the test and nothing would come out, I tried finger number 2 and I got enough out to get a reading ,his blood sugar level was 20, I immediately got on the phone with the Dr and told him what was going on, He suggested that I get him some orange juice and glucose tabs.during this time not once did Ariel leave his side and she continued with the licking until I checked his glucose levels again and they increased. So from now on when she starts paying extra attention to him I know that something is not quite right, Now we have him on insulin and his medication has been straightened out but not always a guarantee to keep his glucose levels from either spiking too high or dropping too low.I check his levels 3 times a day and they are consistent most of the but there are days that it is off. He gets so much love and devotion from Ariel she is a life saver.






* This is our own opinion and may differ from yours, If any of the above applies to you please seek the advice of a medical professional *

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Basic Furkid First Aid Kit

With Summer here that means you and your furkid will be outside more often, So what do you do when they get hurt and you can't get to a vet right away? If you feel confident do some basic #FirstAid then you will need to have a kit on hand. Here is just a start of what you will need to have on hand in your home and auto.

 Sterile gauze pads (3″ x 3″ and 2″ X 2″) and gauze bandage rolls (1″ and 2″)
* First-aid adhesive tape, 1″ roll
* Cotton swabs (Q-tips®)
* Tweezers
* Scissors
* Plastic freezer/sandwich bags
* Small bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide
* Styptic pencil or cornstarch (stems blood flow from minor cuts)
* Antibacterial ointment
* Antiseptic cleansing wipes
* #Kaopectate® or Pepto-Bismol®
* A current pet first-aid book
* Eyewash
* Eyedropper
* Mineral oil (a lubricant and laxative when given by mouth)
* Digital or rectal thermometer in a plastic case
* Leather work gloves (to protect you from being bitten)
* Latex gloves
* Leash
* Thin rope
* Splint materials (tongue depressor, 12-inch wooden ruler or thick magazine)


Place the contents in a plastic storage box, tackle box or coffee can with lid.

Kits can also be purchased at your pet store  such as Petco

*  We were not compensated for this post, all opinions are our own and may differ from yours * 


*credit to Petfinder for this information 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Clothe or Not to Clothe , Yes or No?

Many pet parents are on the fence of whether or not to buy clothes for their fur-child, I get it, You see so many cute outfits, some are for aesthetic  reasons such being your furkid has little to no fur such as the Chinese Crested or  it could be cold outside so you want to put a sweater  on them, I admit I'm guilty of dressing up Ariel, I was a little reserved about putting a dress or even a sweater on her. That is until I saw the apparel section  from  Petco Apparel, I was a previous content writer for another blog and was approached by a #PR person that at the time was working with  them and asked if I wanted to be a part of their  program where I get to test out clothes and toys for my dog, Of course I said yes, so each Holiday I received  outfits and toys. Oh, My Dog! I  was not sure Ariel would go along with this, but she did and had no problem with whatever was put on her. If ever asked again by Petco to have my furkid wear their clothes would I? Yes, I would. Some people think it is wrong and cruel, Well I'm sorry to say this but I don't and if Ariel did not want to and resisted  I would stop and never make her wear dresses or sweaters again. 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Pool Day

I love finding treasure and what not along the road, The other day I found this little wading pool that was being tossed with the weekly garbage, My first thought would be a cute little garden in the back of the yard, but upon closer inspection I noticed that it had bone shaped designs on the bottom, How perfect would it be for Ariel to cool off in with the #Florida heat. I brought it home and it had one tiny hole, nothing a little duct tape could not fix and voila, #DoggiePool . Ariel just loves it 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Dog Friendly Destinations ~BringFido.com

 I love to go places, but I feel like a bad dog mom when I'm  unable to take Ariel with us. But Thanks to  Bring Fido.Com I can search for Dog-friendly places. Now go and plan your vacation and choose your nearest dog-friendly place and enjoy your summer 


https://www.bringfido.com





* We are not affiliated or have been compensated for this, all opinions are our own and may differ from yours* 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

3 Reasons to Choose Chewy.com

I'm sure you have seen the commercial advertising for Chewy.com  if not let me tell you about them. They are an online store that carries and sells over 500+ brands of food, treats and other essentials for your four -legged, finned, or clawed family member. I recently contacted them and asked them a few questions and got an immediate response, wow talk about fast customer service  I give them a high-paw on that.

Here are the questions that were asked and their response

Q 1. What makes your company Unique? 

A1. The things that makes Chewy so unique is not only our special love for animals but it's truly our world class customer service. We will always go above and beyond to make sure that every pet parent is happy and every pet has a tummy full of the food they love.

Q 2. Why should a pet owner buy from you?

A2.  Not only is our world class customer service second to none but we put love and care into every order to make sure that your goodies arrive at your door on time and in perfect condition. We're here 24/7 to make sure every pet is satisfied and If you ever have a question about a product you can give us a call anytime and one of our knowledgeable team members will be here to help.


Q3. What are you passionate about? 

A3.  We are driven by a desire to become the trusted partner to pet parents and to improve the lives of pets and people. We are all pet owners here at Chewy and we understand that they are more than just animals, they are family.

If this does not give you reason to choose them, then  read their Google Reviews

Connect with them on 
Facebook/Chewy.com
Twitter/Chewy

Thank you to Kelly the PR person that graciously answered my questions
* I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are my own and may vary from yours*



Sunday, June 4, 2017

Dog Days of Summer must have essentials

Summer is here and that means more time outdoors. You like to be cool and comfortable so why not your dog too.   After doing some searching I have found some ways to keep your furkid cool. 

1.Good To Go Cooling Cot

2Good to Go Gel Cooling Mat

3. Collapsible Water Dish  This is good to have in your car for road trips 

4. Mushers Paw Protection To protect those precious feet from Hot Pavement and Hot Sand  *use as directed*

5. Doggie Shower *Quick Rinse after the beach or muddy places 

6.Absorbent Travel Towel


These are just a few essentials,  You can find more Gear and Essentials  online at 
1.Petco

2.The Dog Outdoors

Simply Sassy Spaniel was not compensated for this post, All opinions are own and may differ from yours 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Nice Jerky Bites Review

Ariel recently received a bag in the mail from, I and Love and You Holistic Pet Food , she knew that the mailer was for her, she was jumping and barking with anticipation as I was opening the package , When I got it open the aroma of the  Chicken and Duck Recipe of the Nice Jerky bites smelled delicious no wonder she was excited. Kinda makes me wish I was a dog to enjoy these tasty treats. I know she sure did and they are good for her too. 

About them:  grain free + raw food, and healthy chews + treats. Everything a well-rounded pet needs.

Ingredients  Nice Jerky Bites

Chicken, Duck, Glycerin, Brown Sugar, 
Salt, Natural Maple Smoke Flavor
Mixed Tocopherois( Preservative ) 
This means no fillers, animal by-products
artificial preservatives, flavors, colors
no corn, wheat, or rice 

Check them out on Facebook/iandloveandyoupet
                              Twitter /ILYPET



*We were not compensated for this, we only received a free product, all opinions are our own and may differ from yours * 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

Simple and Frugal Toy Storage Solutions

If your furkid is anything Ariel, then they probably have a lot of toys, most of them just lying around after being pulled out of where they are kept, When it comes time to clean up and put them away, you don't want a boring storage bin do you? I wanted to find something that went with my decor  So  I went to my local  Dollar Tree Store, there they have many traditional and non-traditional storage bins,  I went with the non-traditional and bought a colorful basket, it holds all of her toys and it goes very well with the theme in the house. What do you use to keep all your pups toys in? 





*We were not compensated for this post, or affiliated with any names mentioned above all opinions are our own, which may differ from yours* 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Pet Friendly Hotels and more

Summer is fast approaching and for many families that means traveling to beaches, campgrounds, and attractions.  You see your furry friend sitting there and can't imagine leaving them home with a pet sitter or taking them to a boarding kennel housed with strangers, I have nothing against them but if I can take my fur-kids with me, I would rather do that. But how do you plan a trip not knowing where the dog-friendly places are. This  site will help you find  your   Pet Friendly Destination

Connect with them on Go Pet Friendly Facebook , Pet Friendly Twitter


Now go plan your summer destination and have fun




*We were not compensated for this post, all opinions are our own and may differ from yours *

Friday, May 19, 2017

Ariel's Favorite Snacks

Ariel just loves Pup-Peroni Dog Snacks  Just this past month we shared a cute photo of her on J.G Wentworth Facebook page of her closely imitating one of their commercials, they liked it so much that they happily sent her a bag of her favorite treats.  I like the fact that Pup-Peroni Dog snacks are made with beef as the first ingredient.She gets so excited when she hears the closet door because she knows that is where they are kept, Her tail wags so fast and she makes a cute little bark as to say " Okay Mom give me one now. What are your fur-kids favorite snacks?
 
 

*We were not compensated for this post all opinions are our own *

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Future so bright I got to wear shades.

In our family everyone wears glasses, so one day we saw these cool looking shades and put them on Ariel, She stood very still and did not even attempt to take them off, ever since that day, I have found various glasses that I thought would look adorable on Ariel, Before you say anything, she did not mind and if she did I would not force her or cause any stress for her . The pictures featured here are just a few of the ones that we have put on her.


#DogWithGlasses, #SummerTime, #Patriotic

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

My Favorite Groomer

In the past,  my HuMom had some trouble finding me a groomer that she and I both liked, that is until one day we were talking to other dog mom's and they all suggested to us to check out  Ms. Lisa over at Brooksville Dog Groomers, So the next day my HuMom drove over there to check it out, She must of liked what she saw because she made an appointment for me. We were greeted with friendly faces and a very affectionate feline. I love this place and so does my HuMom. I give it 5 paws. Here is a link to their Facebook Pet Grooming page. Here are the before and after pictures. I felt so pretty and a lot cooler, Because living in Florida I need to stay cool.

Bark Box ~ Monthly Subscription Box

* I have not been compensated for this post*

We have heard many pawsitive things about Bark Box, It is a monthly subscription box that comes with toys, treats, and gifts for Dogs.  You choose the size of your furkid, your monthly plan, then check out. Sounds easier than finding lost bones in the yard, right? Visit them on their   Bark Box Facebook Page or Follow them on Bark Box Twitter .  * Disclaimer* Ariel is currently saving her bones to buy a subscription box, she has not personally reviewed this. Once we have tried and tested out this Subscription Box  we will update you

Simply Sassy Spaniel

Greetings my name is  Ariel I am a   Tibetan Spaniel,  the top food and toy tester here at Simply Sassy Spaniel. I spend most days taking naps on a cushy couch, chasing squirrels, eating yummy food and playing with my toys and dragging them all over the house.  I share my living space with my Dad, Mom, Brother and Sister and a feisty feline. I live in the Sunshine State and would love to test any food, treats or toys that you want to share with me. 


BARKTASTIC Back To School Bags and Supplies

For most, the 2017-2018 School year has already begun or about to  So to kick off this event, We here at #SassySpaniel would like to share ...