Rosie Recommends

Rosie’s Grooming Recommendations

Grooming is not my favourite part of being a dog owner, especially as Rosie is not that keen on it either. Here is a little round up of some of the items we love, couldn't be without and that make life a little easier for both of us. 


Rosie recently won this Organic shampoo from The Artisan Pet Deli in a Instagram competition. I was excited to see my go-to online shop for natural treats had a new line of shampoos and conditioners for dogs from Pure Light Botanics. As Rosie was a runner up she got the Pure Paws Mini Organic Shampoo For Little Dogs, which is specifically designed for smaller dogs like her.
I couldn't wait to try this, it lathered up instantly and you only need a little bit to do this. You can tell it is a quality shampoo, I  would usually use dog conditioner after but I didn't feel the need to. When Rosie was out of the bath and starting to dry off her fur already looked so much fuller and shinier than it usually would at this stage. She is now looking really fresh, soft and has much better volume in her hair than me! The tangy orange scent is lovely - in fact would be quite happy if there was a human version too! I am really impressed with this shampoo so will definitely be checking out more of the range and purchasing it again in the future. Even though the shampoo works really well on its own, I would love to try the conditioner as I can just imagine how soft and fluffy it would make her!

Having been on the search for a decent doggy toothpaste for such a long time, I was pleased to finally find out that Dorwest make this Roast Dinner one. I introduced it to Rosie without her knowing I would be brushing her teeth with it and she was definitely interested, howvever that did change slightly when she realised it was going on the toothbrush. She is not a fan of getting her teeth brushed but we manage to do it with a little positive reinforcement and treats (of course!) and I was really impressed to see the results after using this paste.
I know Rosie will never like having her teeth brushed, however good the toothpaste tastes, so I'm just really happy to have found a good one I know I can trust, we wont be buying anything other than this from now on.


Now...Rosie is not the biggest fan of baths either, so that's where this sticky bone comes in! She was lucky enough to win this in a competition on Twitter from Ruff Shop along with her favourite bribe...Arden Grange Liver Paste. I usually use the Liver Paste which she licks whilst I trim her fur, bath time etc. but that means I have only one hand to use whilst I hold it. Now with the sticky bone I can load it up with some paste and other treats and just plonk it wherever I wish so I can have both hands free - perfect!
It worked really well in the bath, it meant Rosie stayed put in one place rather than wriggling away from the shower like usual. I was worried it may slip off the bath tub, but It stayed put the whole time despite getting a little wet. I will be sure to use this every time Rosie has a bath now, it definitely helped keep her occupied whilst I washed her and made it a much more positive experience for her.
Ruff Shop have lots of other interactive dog toys, I'm glad I came across them on Twitter as I'm sure I will be purchasing more from them in the future. They have lots of training aids and other things to explore so its definitely worth checking out the site.

We also love John Paul Pet Shampoo and conditioners, we were using the Oatmeal set which are really good. This is the first dog conditioner I have ever used and I will always buy one to match the shampoo I get from now on, as it just gives that lovely bit of sheen and softness to Rosie's fur.
The kong zoom groom has been really handy too. It always gets a surprising amount of fur out of Rosie and she really enjoys when we use it as it gives her a little massage at the same time. So she always feels relaxed whilst I get that extra fur out - win win!

In our parcel from The Artisan Pet Deli there were also some Innocent Hound venison treats which Rosie goes absolutely crackers for - great to make sure she is still my friend after all these grooming rituals - Thanks Guys!!

 


Of course after every successful grooming session you need to top it off with a new collar and bow tie! We went for the new Autumnal Liberty floral set this time.

Love from Louise and a fresh smelling Rosie x

Wellybix Dog Biscuits

Rosie recently won some biscuits from Wellybix over on Twitter and we wanted to share them here with you all as we are so impressed! Rosie went for the chicken flavour, as chicken is always a winner in this house.

Rosie has been going a little crazy for these biscuits ever since they came through the door (addressed to her which was super cute!). A good sign that Rosie loves the treats currently open is she suddenly becomes a little more obedient.  Since she tasted these she comes in from the garden like a little rocket when I call her and looks straight at my hands, so they must be pretty good - I'm usually waiting by the door wondering where she has got to!

 


You may have already noticed I am quite particular with what Rosie eats, we are not a fan of mass produced food and treats full of artificial flavours and the rest..so finding natural treats full of goodness is always exciting, especially when Rosie loves them as much as she loves these Wellybix.  They are full of garden herbs freshly picked from Alison and Welly's garden! (Welly the Jack Russell is the taste tester for these yummy biscuits.)

As it says on the Wellybix website "They have NO artifical preservatives, colours, artificial flavour enhancers, added sugar or salt and are analytically tested and approved by a veterinary laboratory."   So they are a big yes from me and an even bigger yes from Rosie. 

They are easy to break up so are great for both smaller and bigger dogs alike. I can easily put one of the biscuits in my pocket on walkies and break a bit off when needed, this means Rosie is happy too as she likes her treats easy to eat. The best thing here is I actually don't mind popping one of these in my pocket, unlike some other treats, and that's because they smell rather lovely! 

They are a definite Rosie recommendation, you can find out more about Wellybix here, and browse the other flavour of treats as well as some other lovely doggy goodies. 

So thanks again to Alison and Welly, we feel very lucky to have won these and cant wait to buy more and try the other flavours too, from a very happy Louise and Rosie x 




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