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Cooper Speaks: 1) Tucker's Treats

1)   Tucker’s Treats

"Our treats are hand rolled in Wisconsin and made from USDA, USA/Canadian chicken breast. This product is produced under USDA oversight and from 100% human grade raw materials.

No chemicals or preservatives are used in their preparation. They are individually wrapped for added convenience. Loose internal wrapping does not affect the treats safety or nutrition.

THIS IS A NATURAL PRODUCT with all of nature’s imperfections. You may occasionally see white fat or protein streaking. This should not be mistaken for mold."


Cooper Speaks:

I just LOVE these treats. My favorite part of the Expo was being straight across from the Tucker’s Treats booth where I made fast friends with one of the reps – she couldn’t resist my Schnoodleness and just spoiled me rotten with these delicious delicacies. I got to take a bunch home and was even kind enough to share them with friends because I simply couldn’t keep this yummy treat to myself. Mom is happy that they are all natural and safe, on top of being a form of “puppy crack”.

Freebies from Global Pet Expo

Cooper and I had the great fortune of traveling with Dog Fashion Spa to the Global Pet Expo in Orlando last month. In addition to meeting some great people and scoping out the impressive booths – which spanned 13 football fields! – I was given the opportunity to take a few product samples home for FREE!

I’ve taken a snippet about each product from their respective site and then got Cooper's  canine perspective.

Each review in the “Cooper Speaks” series will be featured as its own blog post so stay tuned!

1) Tucker’s Treats >> Cooper Speaks

2) Wildcatch Salmon Bites

3) Ron & Raven

4) Bow + Arrow

5) BrollyLeash

6) Heininger 1020 CommuteMate Flameless Flare

7) Weiss Walkie


Aromatherapy for Dogs: Dog Fashion Spa Launches Essential Calming Oils for Traveling and Anxious Dogs to Celebrate Global Pet Expo

Sharing this Press Release for Dog Fashion Spa's new product launch!

Dog Fashion Spa launches essential calming oils for dog relaxation developed to naturally relax and calm dogs who are uneasy or nervous when traveling and dogs who are anxious or fearful. The new product for dogs is being introduced to pet stores, pet professionals and dog parents on March 12, 2014, at Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida:

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Essential Calming Oils for Dog Relaxation

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 26, 2014

Essential Calming Oils for Dog Relaxation by Dog Fashion Spa

Dog Fashion Spa's newest creation, Essential Calming Oils for dog relaxation, is now available as a 100% natural way to help relax nervous dogs through aromatherapy and deliver Quality Life For Dogs®. The new product for dogs is essential for pets who travel and get uneasy in cars or on airplanes, as well as dogs who have anxiety and fear issues, including separation anxiety or fear of thunderstorms.

Dog Fashion Spa dog relaxation blend features pure essential oils of bergamot and tangerine peel, lavender flower, ginger root, rose geranium, ylang ylang flower, and marjoram leaf mixed with liquid coconut oil.

Dog Fashion CEO Elena Volnova commented, "Dog Fashion Spa essential calming oils have been developed by leading experts in canine aromatherapy to help dogs that are anxious or uneasy. Dog owners can also use the essential oils to improve traveling experiences for their dogs who have to spend time in cars and on airplanes or to create a relaxing spa day for any dog."

Aromatherapy is the century-old practice of using essential oils to support overall health and well-being, which is now available for canines. Dog Fashion Spa essential calming oils for dog relaxation features ingredients that are known for their calming and relaxation effects on dogs. Bergamot and tangerine peel oils ease stress, tension, and fears; lavender flowers have instant calming and relaxation effects on canines; ginger root soothes a nervous dog's upset stomach; rose geranium promotes stability and balance; ylang ylang flowers temper dog's fear and anger; while marjoram leaf cools down the sensations and relieves dog anxiety and tension.

Dog parents are advised to apply Dog Fashion Spa's essential calming oils to their fingers and gently massage the dog's ears. The product can also be used on humans to relax both the dog parent and the dog.

Dog Fashion Spa co-founder Domenico Ponti added, "There are dog owners and there are dog parents. This new product is for dog parents who care about their dog's well-being and are looking for a 100% natural way to make their dog comfortable, especially when traveling."

Dog Fashion Spa will officially introduce their line of dog grooming and personal care products to the $56 billion pet industry on March 12, 2014, at Global Pet Expo in Orlando. Dog Fashion Spa products will be featured in New Product Showcase, including signature dog coat care products, the company's iconic dog fragrancesnon-toxic nail care, and dog daily essentials like gentle eye pads and paw and nose moisturizer.

Pet product buyers will have an opportunity to experience and buy the Dog Fashion Spa line and take advantage of Global Pet Expo show specials, including a chance to win an iPad mini for any wholesale order over $100. Other show specials include 10% off wholesale prices on orders over $100, free shipping on orders over $300, and complimentary fixtures for pet stores and retailers with qualified orders. In addition, buyers who place orders for 10 shampoos, conditioners or gentle eye pads will receive two more for free.

CEO Elena Volnova commented, "We cannot wait to show Dog Fashion Spa products at Global Pet Expo. We invite pet industry professionals to stop by our booth #4259 in the What's New section and discover Quality Life for Dogs®. We have created show specials that will last during the show days only and one lucky buyer will receive an iPad mini. We are also a proud supporter of members of WIPIN, Women in the Pet Industry Network, who are recognized with special deals on Dog Fashion Spa products."

About Dog Fashion Spa

Dog Fashion Spa, owned by a NYC-based startup Dog Fashion, is a refined line of all natural personal care products for dogs made in the U.S.A. and designed to provide Quality Life for Dogs®.

Discover a variety of dog grooming products, from coat care, featuring signature dog shampoo, conditioner and two dog lotions, to paw and eye care that include eyes pads for dog eyes and moisturizer for dog paws. The brand is known for developing upscale fragrances for dogs and promoting dog birthday and holiday gifts. Dog Fashion Spa products are available online at and at select pet stores, dog grooming salons, and doggy daycare.

Twitter: @DogFashionSpa 

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Media Contact: 
Elena Volnova
(917) 775-9090

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Scoop it up with the Scoopette!

We were recently contacted by Steve Kaufman, a Boston resident and creator of the Scoopette, to help promote his fundraising efforts to get his one-of-a-kind pooper scooper into production. I think it will be every dog owner's new best friend! What do you think?

"I love to take my best bud(s) for walks, hikes, swimming, the beach, you name it and we’ve done it! But there is always the issue of cleaning up after him/her/them. We’ve all been there with our horror stories, but we’re reluctant (or forget) to share the frustrations we encounter using the “hand in the bag technique.” The gross sensation and the worry of bacteria is always the #1 issue utilizing the “hand in the bag technique,” not to mention the countless other issues you run into while dog walking (loose stool on concrete, tall grass pick-up, small bags, remembering the bags, gross bag transport, etc.). We’ve always thought these are things we have to “deal with,” but not anymore.

Steve Kaufman of Boston, MA was determined to fix those issues. This family man with a 110lb German Shepherd / Greater Swiss Mix named Mason is also discouraged with the lack of R&D in the “dog walking” category. He notes, “I wanted a dog walker’s scooper mainly because I was frustrated with tall grass and concrete pick up; however there were no products on the market that dealt with these frustrations specifically.”

Kaufman collaborated with a local engineer and developed a phase I prototype called the “Scoopette,” used “For Life’s Untouchable Moments.” Kaufman researched the interest level in his product and notes “the shops and trade shows were great because I kept making adjustments according to end user recommendations and would follow up for approval. It was really a fun and unique process because collaboratively, we were building something new!”

Kaufman took the concept of the Scoopette and worked to bring consumers the entire package! He did what every aspiring widget entrepreneur should do; he developed functional prototypes, proved the concept while generating end user encouragement and proposed sales, made adjustments according to their recommendations, and will be using a pre-order platform to facilitate the production of the product (and his company) with the help of these  supporters! New online crowdfunding platforms allow any entrepreneur the opportunity to follow suit. Kaufman notes, “Building a crowd wasn’t easy when I didn’t have one. I’m looking forward to seeing where this goes for I hope to leverage its success to create other problem solving (dog-related) products.”

The Scoopette campaign is live from February 6th, 2014 – April 7th, 2014 on Simply go to and you will be re-directed to pre-order. Individually, Kaufman will be rewarding referrals, and if interested, we encourage you to contact him directly at for specifics. For updates, follow the Scoopette on Facebook at The company name is Ruff Pawz, LLC."