Petcube Play Review

I’m pretty freaking stoked to share my review of the Petcube Play with you today. This is hands-down the coolest product I’ve received and I know you’re going to love it!

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The Petcube Play is an interactive camera that allows you not only to see what your pet is doing while you’re away from the house, but also to talk to and hear your pet through 2-way audio and play with your pet with a laser!

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You do all of this through your phone and the set up and use of the Petcube Play is insanely easy, which is a huge plus.

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Inside the Petcube Play is the camera itself, power adaptor, power cable, and a quick and easy start guide to get set up in a matter of minutes.

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Here is what the Petcube Play looks like unboxed.

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For size reference, here is is next to some votive holders. It’s fairly small, which is great if you’re someone who doesn’t like big electronics sitting in your living room or other area of the house.

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To get the most out of the Petcube Play, it’s recommended that you set it up wherever your pet spends the most time during the day. For Teton, that’s the living room, where he can watch for predators and protect the house.

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Once you’ve set up the Petcube Play itself, you’ll want to download the app. From there, it’s a few quick adjustments in your settings and you’ll be ready to rock!

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Aside from the live view (which you get to by simply touching the play icon above “herdogblog’s petcube”), one of the coolest features of the Petcube Play is Petcube Care. This feature (which you view by touching the heart/paw print icon) actually records and stores video from your Petcube when there is movement or sound detected. In the app settings, you can indicate whether you want to be notified of movement, sound, or both!

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I didn’t know what to expect when I first set up our Petcube Play. If I’m being completely honest, I initially thought, “Ok, I guess this is cool. But, I don’t really think I’ll look at it that often. And I bet the quality isn’t that great.” Another thing I know I said to at least three separate people was, “I’d never pay $200 for this.”

I was wrong. This thing is SO FREAKING COOL. And, yes, I’d pay $200 for it. Why? Three words. Piece of mind.

For example, the videos that follow were recorded by the Petcube Play early one morning after I’d left for work (which is why they’re in night vision).

How is that just not the coolest thing ever?!

I also took a screen shot from a video that Petcube Care recorded that makes me smile every time I look at it.

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Being able to see Teton at any time when I’m away from the house gives me the feeling I had when I used to bring Teton to work with me every day. It puts my mind at ease, brings my blood pressure down, and instantly puts me in a better mood!

You might be wondering what I think of the laser and 2-way audio.

With the laser, Teton has never been one to enjoy chasing, well…anything, so that’s not a feature that will get a lot of use. I know many cats that would thoroughly enjoy it, however!

As for the 2-way audio, I need to test it a bit more. Teton is one of those special dogs that gets very anxious if he can hear my husband or I but not see us. With that being said, my plan is to test the audio by talking to him through it when I’m in another room to see how he reacts and if his little heart can handle it. 🙂 As for listening on the other end through my phone, the audio is flawless!

The Petcube Play comes in three colors and retails at $199.

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Petcube also has a new product coming soon – Petcube Bites. Petcube Bites, instead of a laser, has the ability to fling treats to your pet either on demand or on a schedule. It will retail for $249 and you can pre-order it on the Petcube website today!

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I’m so excited about our Petcube Play that I’ve been telling practically everyone I know (and some that I don’t) all about it. If you’re in the market for a pet camera or if the idea of being able to watch and interact with your pet while you’re away excites you, check out Petcube. The quality is incredible, the set-up is a breeze, and it’s just plain FUN.

Huge thanks to Petcube for sending Her Dog Blog the Petcube Play! I never thought I’d love it as much as I do and now I can’t live without it!

Happy tails…

DISCLAIMER: HER DOG BLOG WAS SENT THIS PRODUCT IN EXCHANGE FOR OUR HONEST REVIEW AND NO COMPENSATION OTHER THAN THE PRODUCT WAS RECEIVED. 

Mother’s Day Gifts for Dog Moms

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Here are some of my favorite gift ideas for the Dog Mom in your life. ♥︎

Dog Mom AF Shirt

Maybe the most perfect Mother’s Day shirt for a Dog Mom?

Dog Mom AF Tee from FarFetched Apparel 

Wags & Weights Mug White

My favorite mug of all time. Also available in black.

Coffee + My Dog Mug from Wags & Weights 

Dog Mom Hat

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The best hat for dog walking.

Dog Mom Hat from Wags & Weights

Miss Moon Print

Any Miss Moon print is sure to please.

Miss Moon Was A Dog Governess Print from Janet Hill Studio

Small Bashful Puppy Jellycat

Everyone loves an adorable stuffed dog!

Small Bashful Puppy Stuffed Animal from Jellycat 

Dog Walker Crew Socks

Every Dog Mom can use another pair of socks. Especially if they’re this adorable.

Dog Walker Crew Socks from Hot Sox 

Frenchie Makeup Bag

Whether she has a Frenchie or not, this makeup bag is too cute to pass up!

French Bulldog Makeup Bag from Happy Bag Co

Dog Bone Necklace

Can’t go wrong with a necklace as adorable as these!

Dog Bone Necklace from Little Miss Lilyan 

Dog a Day Dessert Plate

Everything about these dessert plates are to die for.

Dog-a-Day Dessert Plates from Anthropologie 

No Holds Barked Shorts

How about some lounging shorts?

No Holds Barked Shorts from ModCloth 

Dog Mom Mug

Sigh. I have a thing for mugs.

Dog Mom Mug from Rosanna 

With that, Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Dog Moms out there! ♥︎ Your pups are lucky to have you.

Happy tails…

Ultimate Road Trip Guide for Traveling with Dogs – Guest Post by Woof & Whiskers

Hi, friends!

Spring Break is coming up for many, and if you’re like me, if you can take your dog, you will!

Kelly of Woof & Whiskers has a wonderful post about traveling with dogs. Check it out here.

To whet your appetite, her awesome infographic is below!

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Thanks to Kelly of Woof & Whiskers for sharing her blog!

Happy tails…

 

Newman’s Own & Joint Snack Sticks

Happy Monday!

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Why can’t we have every Monday or Friday off? I really believe that we’d all be happier, healthier, and more productive in our personal and work lives. Am I right?!

Today’s review is on a new treat from the Newman’s Own Organics line, available on Chewy.com.

Teton has been enjoying the chicken-flavored Hip & Joint Snack Sticks all week and we’re very pleased with them! Here’s why…

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These treats come in a 5-ounce bag that’ll run you just $3.71. That’s awesome thing number one. Awesome thing number two is that they’re made of great ingredients like chicken, chickpeas, rosemary extract, turmeric, and of course glucosamine and chondroitin. (Read more about glucosamine and chondroitin in one of my previous posts here.)

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More awesome coming your way. They’re made in the United States, they’re free of corn, soy, and wheat, and they are super soft and easily broken making it a great treat for dogs of all ages.

Teton approves, as evidenced by him creepin’ on me as I took these photos.

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If you’ve never given your dog a supplement or treat for their hips and joints, I recommend it. Why? Why not? I, myself, take a glucosamine supplement so why wouldn’t I do the same for my little dude if it’s likely to help his hips and joints?

The Newman’s Own Organics Chicken Hip & Joint Snack Sticks are a great glucosamine and chondroitin treat to try because they’re made with great ingredients and won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

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Now, if you’re in the market for something for your dog-loving self, walk run to TJ Maxx if you have one near you because OMG look at these adorable bags I got there yesterday. ♥

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The tote was $4.99 and the zipper pouch was $2!!! I couldn’t not get them. I’m seriously always on the hunt for dog stuff for humans so please, please let me know if you find anything amazing! You can e-mail me directly at herdogblog@gmail.com!

Happy tails, y’all!

DISCLAIMER: HER DOG BLOG WAS SENT THIS PRODUCT IN EXCHANGE FOR OUR HONEST REVIEW AND NO COMPENSATION OTHER THAN THE PRODUCT WAS RECEIVED.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Dog Lovers

Hello! Long time, no blog. Did you know that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner? ♥

If you are in need of a gift for your significant other or if you’re buying a gift for a Dog Mom or Dog Dad on behalf of the dog 😉 then look no further! I’ve got you covered.

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My Dog Is My Valentine shirt from Cheeseburger Design

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Nerd alert! Someone in your life probably needs this puzzle, available at Walmart.

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Dog Mom AF shirt from Farfetched Apparel

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Dog Dad AF shirt from Farfetched Apparel (because obviously you and your hubby should match)

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This cute print from Charle’s Mercantile

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These insanely adorable drink markers from Urban Outfitters

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Loving this card from Wonderflies (and check out the rest of the stuff in their shop)!

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Eeeeeee! These Dog-a-Day Dessert Plates from Anthropologie are to die for!

Happy day of love, friends! And, don’t forget to give your dog some extra love, too! ♥

Happy tails…

Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals

Hello! It’s my birthday today. I don’t believe anyone should ever have to work on their birthday so I took the day off, worked out, had coffee with a friend, got a massage, ate lunch with my Dad, walked Teton, and just chilled out. Adulting isn’t so bad when you can have a day like today.

The last few weeks, Teton and his buddies have been munching on Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals salmon and sweet potato treats from Chewy.com.

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These grain-free treats (which are on sale right now for just $3.21!) are made with real salmon, cranberries, sweet potato, spinach, green beans, and beets…just to name a few ingredients. Seriously. I think these treats are probably healthier than some of the things I eat.

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The Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals are like the PopTart of dog treats. There are a zillion flavors. Check it out here. You can choose from lamb and cranberry, parmesan cheese, liver, cranberry, and a handful of other flavors. (Mmmm…PopTarts.)

Teton and all of his buddies approve of these treats.

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Happy tails…

DISCLAIMER: HER DOG BLOG WAS SENT THIS PRODUCT IN EXCHANGE FOR OUR HONEST REVIEW AND NO COMPENSATION OTHER THAN THE PRODUCT WAS RECEIVED.

Caru Real Turkey Stew

Happy Saturday!

This week, Teton has been enjoying Caru’s Real Turkey Stew on his breakfast and dinner.

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Caru’s line of stews are made in the U.S. with 100% human-grade ingredients and come in really unique and smart packaging.

Check it out…

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Voila!

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To close it back up, all you do is re-folds the flaps together and down. We kept ours in the fridge for a week and never had an issue with spillage. 🙂

This packaging is BPA-free and made from up to 70% paper. It’s so nice to have something that’s environmentally friendly and something that doesn’t require a lid or make me paranoid about slicing a finger open with.

Caru’s Real Turkey Stew looks and smells like something from a Campbell’s can! It’s pretty obvious that it’s made of human-grade ingredients by the chunks of meat, potatoes, and veggies in it.

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And if the way it looks isn’t enough, the ingredient list seals the deal!

Sometimes Teton is a diva and rejects his dry food so this type of topper is perfect since I only have to use a little to entice him to eat all of his breakfast or dinner. The bonus of only needing to use a little? It lasts longer!

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We’ve tried a handful of stews from brands like Natural Balance, Merrick, and Taste of the Wild, but I think the Caru line of stews is Teton’s favorite so far.

Check out Caru’s “Find Us” page to see where you can snag a box of stew for your pup!

Happy tails…

DISCLAIMER: HER DOG BLOG WAS SENT THIS PRODUCT IN EXCHANGE FOR OUR HONEST REVIEW AND NO COMPENSATION OTHER THAN THE PRODUCT WAS RECEIVED.