Anuko | Emergency vets?

For the first time in almost four years of having Anuko, he had to receive veterinary treatment this week that wasn’t his usual vaccinations or yearly check up. The poor little sod had been having sickness and diarrhoea for the last couple of days, and I woke up on Wednesday morning to blood in his stool. He was also not eating much and drinking little too. So I rang the vet and had an appointment booked an hour later.


In the waiting room Anuko perked up a little bit when he saw other dogs and was vocally expressing how disappointed he was that he wasn’t allowed to play with them.  I was being careful with him as I had my ideas; Anuko had stuffed hooves the day before it all started and I was petrified that he was experiencing some kind of perforated or blocked stomach. Annoyingly enough, the same day he had the stuffed hooves, we also ventured out into an area of Telford we hadn’t explored yet. He got himself into a very stagnant pond that reeked to high heaven and was crawling with baby frogs. I had no idea if he had picked up any Giardia or Coccidia parasites in our woodland walk, bacteria from the pond, damage from the hooves or what.


Upon seeing our vet Duncan, Anuko got a quick abdominal exam and displayed tenderness and pain in his lower GI tract. He said he couldn’t feel anything in his upper GI tract which indicated that blockages there were unlikely. A thermometer up his rectum told us he was running a temperature and these alongside bloodied stools and vomiting indicated he was suffering from a form of acute colitis.


There was still a possibility of blockages, so Anuko was given an anti-vomiting injection. To say he screamed the practice down is an understatement! Even his microchipping when he was a puppy didn’t cause such a vocal commotion as that little injection did. I was told to keep an eye on his vomiting, and once the injection would start to work, if any vomiting persisted then it would be a sign of something a lot more serious and he’d need to be brought back in for X-rays and further testing.


He was weighed (21.6kg), Synulux antibiotics were prescribed as well as some probiotic paste and we were good to go. I also picked up some Panacur on our way home just in case his conditions worsened and Giardiosis were more likely to be the culprit.


It’s been quite quiet since. He slept for the rest of the day, his injections must have knocked him right out. The good news however is that no more vomiting has continued and we can all breathe a sigh of relief. He is currently on rice and cooked chicken whilst his body mends itself, but his appetite has also picked back up and he’s starting to drink more too. He is still sleeping mostly but I’m already noticing slight perks in his energy as it’s slowly coming back.


I’m still not entirely sure what caused this. I was almost adement it was the pond that carried and passed on something, but I’ve been told frogs do not breed or live in dirty water. Perhaps his wet fur picked up something on the way home? I did bathe him and put diatomaceous earth in his water when he came back that afternoon. He is also up to date with his vaccinations so I guess we will never know 🤷🏻‍♀️


Alabama Rot is making itself known in the UK, and Giardiasis/coccidiasis can get pretty nasty especially if dogs become dehydrated. My vet recommended I buy an extra syringe of probiotic paste to keep in my cupboard, so I bought some from Pets At Home Here. He suggested whenever any diarrhoea in the future from muddy walks or dirty puddles pops up, to squirt 5ml of the probiotic into his mouth just to help repopulate the good bacteria within the gut. This is good advice for my followers, too. 

Keep your doggies safe during walks, especially coming back from particularly muddy walks from wet or wooded areas. Hose down all the dirt from the fur, face and paws immediately. Cleansing and sterilising shampoo can also be used but aim to use sparingly. Diatomaceous Earth, which can be purchased here, can be rubbed into the dry coat to help combat fleas and also put into food to combat intestinal worms (ensure it is food grade DE). DE is essentially powdered fossils, which act like tiny shards of glass to puncture invading parasites and their eggs to dry them out and kill them. It’s completely harmless to our and canine skin.
Some symptoms of Giardiasis to look out for include lethargy, vomiting, poor appetite, flatulence, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. This parasite particularly likes wet areas and can be passed from animal to human, too. If you suspect your dog may be suffering from Giardiasis, Panacur (which can be purchased here) will help to rid of any invading parasites. Please check with your vet first and foremost. Dehydration an occur in parasitic infestation and can be potentially life threatening.

Woofs & Licks!

DogFest 2017 | Haul

I rarely indulge when it comes to treats for Anuko so when I’m given an opportunity to do so, I usually go all out. The week that he first ever went viral in June 2015 I went to my local pet shop Unique Pets and bought £50 worth of treats and toys (pictured below) and those lasted him a very long time. Recently his treat box has been relatively empty, so I left DogFest with a lighter purse than when I went in!

Luckily most DogFest food related stalls had a try before you buy option which was great for us since Anuko is fussy when it comes to treats. Generally the smellier they are the more he’ll like them, so the more natural dehydrated animal products are a winner compared to baked dog biscuits.

I didn’t just get the conventional treats and also got a couple of accessories and health necessities for Anuko. As he tries the products I’ll come back to this blog post and score them /5 paws up 🐶 depending on how much he enjoyed them. @


ProPen Plaque Off powder 60g & Dental bites 60g.
Website price:
Plaque Off 40g: €19.90
Dental Bites 60g: €9.90
Show price: £10 + free bag of Dental Bites
Anuko rates: N/A. I have been using this powder to get rid of his tooth plaque for 4 days now and will be doing a full review of it in a few weeks time so watch this space!

Benyfit Natural 125g Venison bites
Website price:
Benyfit Natural bites 125g: £3
Show price: 2 bite tubs for £5
Anuko rates: 5/5. The exact type of treat he loves best!


Naturo Liver Brownies 150g & Chicken, lamb & rice w/ vegetables wet food
Website price:
Liver brownies 150g: £3
Chicken, lamb, rice & vegetable wet food: £0.75
Show price: Liver brownies £2 + free packet of wet food
Anuko rates: 5/5 for both. He especially loved the liver brownies.


Huxley Hound Organic Carrot treats (Vegetarian society approved brand)
Website price: £3.95
Show price: £3
Anuko rates: 3.5/5. Anuko didn’t care much for the other treats they offered but does enjoy carrots, and depending on his mood will either love this treat or ignore it for something a little smellier.


Finer By Nature Venison & Liver 125g tubbies and Empty Hooves 3 pack
Website price:
Liver 125g tubbie: £2.95
Venison 125g tubbie: £2.95
Empty Hooves 3 pack: £2.95
Show price: 3 products for 2 (£5.90)
Anuko rates: 5/5 for the tubbies, 2/5 for the hooves. He does seem to enjoy breaking the hooves into lots of little pieces in a few minutes and then not touching it again.


LoveJoys Turkey & Rice and Salmon & Rice 225g baked treats
Website price:
Moments Turkey & Rice 225g: £3.19
Moments Salmon & Rice 225g: £3.19
Show price: 3 bags for £5
Anuko rates: 4/5. Since they’re dry treats, every now and then he’ll sniff and not show an interest again but these were the only dry biscuit type treats he enjoyed whilst at DogFest so of course I had to buy them.


Woof & Brew Bottom Sniffer beer for dogs
Website price:
Bottom Sniffer: £2.99 per bottle
Show price: 2 for £5
Anuko rates: not yet tested


Edgard & Cooper duck & chicken kibble puppy food 0.7kg and sample sized adult food
Website price:
Duck & Chicken kibble 0.7kg: £5.49
Show price: £5 each (buy 1 get 1 free) + free sample
Anuko rates: not yet tested. I had discussed with the lady behind the stall about me wanting to put some weight on Anuko, which is why she recommended puppy food to me since it’s more calorific due to being a higher protein content. Looking forward to getting Anuko on this kibble!


Cobbydog dried meat treats 350g
Website price:
Dried Meat Pieces 0.35kg: £2.50
Show price: £2
Anuko rates: not yet tested


Fish4Dogs Show Special Goodie bag contains: 2 x superior adult kibble samples, 2 x Finest adult kibble samples, 1 x Super Star treats, 2 x fish wet food, 1 x Original Sea Jerky
Website price: N/A
Show price: £4
Anuko rates: overall 4.5/5, the only thing he would rate less is the dried Original Sea Jerky being 4/5 as he doesn’t always take to them when I offer them. He loved the wet food though!

That’s it for DogFest 2017 folks! Did you enjoy this post? If so, leave a comment and whenever I buy large quantities of treats in the future I’ll always do a haul post. I try to buy different brands each time to really see what’s new on the market, so if you have any recommendations or suggestions please leave them below!
Woof & Kisses!

DogFest 2017 | PHOTOS

The festival for dogs named DogFest is over for 2017 and what an event it was. Launched and hosted by the famous Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick, it’s a fun-filled day out for dog lovers and their companions in North and South England.

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This annual event occurs over a 2 week period on their weekends, Saturday and Sunday. For 2017, DogFest North was hosted at Arley Hall, Cheshire and DogFest South was hosted at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire. This was my first time ever attending DogFest and I had the opportunity to attend both South and North DogFest. 

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Throughout the day there are many opportunities for both you and your pooch to get involved. Scattered over the grounds, there were multiple arenas with scheduled agility and talent displays, including DogFest goers having the opportunity to participate in fun competitions such as the Dogs Today Best In Show Competition. In the middle of the festival was a Super Stage where live music acts perform throughout the day, and this includes Noels 45 minute live talk. K9 Aqua Sports brought along a large swimming pool hosting Dock Jumping for those doggies who were brave enough to take the plunge! There were 2 charity walks hosted by Supervet himself called the Great Dog Walk, and hundreds of dog-related stalls on the grounds where you can shop till you drop! 

Arley Hall in particular was absolutely sweltering but we still managed to have a great day. Due to the immense heat, Anuko was not able to participate in many activities there was going for dogs and their owners such as the Have A Go Agility or the Best In Show Comp which we would’ve loved to be involved with otherwise. Also because of the 30oC temperatures, we wasn’t able to stay for Noels entire speech as we needed to return to the shade to cool Anuko down, but we managed to stay for it at Knebworth House. During this live talk, Noel spoke of how he started his first of its kind practice in Surrey, a motivational talk for us companion animal owners but mainly how veterinary medicine is advancing and how it competes with human medicine (and how they should be working together instead). This in particular interested me as my future career choice will be in veterinary medicine so it was great that I got to listen to it at least once. There were smaller plastic pools full of water for the dogs to bathe in and bowls to drink out of everywhere, as well as spare poop bags and even cooling down towels for them to lay on so it was really well catered for any weather possibility. Despite the heat, DogFest was a grand opportunity for Anuko to touch noses, interact and play with hundreds of dogs and the journey home was much quieter than the journey there. He even made some new Instagram friends such as @diesel_and_dom! 

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The majority of the day out, we spent shopping. With hundreds of stalls ranging from treats to accessories, canine massage therapy or quirky new products in the dog industry, I was quite in my element and so was Anuko with all of the free treats! Every stall was different and targeted all price points and breeds. I started my day at Knebworth House at the Canine Massage stall and was taught how to effleurage Anuko, who was also given a free muscle check to make sure all of his muscles were in working order, and ended it with a free vet check up at Vets4Pets. Everything was discounted for show prices so I came home with much more than I thought I’d be able to. The majority of stalls offered free goodie bags to take home and every single person working both days were so incredibly pleasant. I will do a separate mini blog of all the things we bought, and then if there is anything in particular you’d like Anuko to rate, just leave a comment!

I also spent a fair bit of time going around and asking to take photos of everybody’s pooches, all shapes and sizes, as well as recording some of the activities I saw going on which will be on Anukos YouTube as soon as I edit them. I was introduced to many breeds, some I had never even heard of or seen before. The vast majority of the dogs were very socialable and whilst there was a few disagreements (dogs aren’t much different from us you know), there was no scrapping between any of them which was initially a worry of mine, which is the reason for me pe packing a dog First Aid Kit just In case. Any dogs who were a little less social were clearly displayed as so, wearing neon orange harnesses, collars and leashes with “nervous” on them which I thought was really cool. We was all pleasantly surprised by how well trained and friendly everybody and their dogs were! 

The last weekend of the event Anuko got to meet Beverley Cuddy, the woman behind him being a cover dog for Dogs Today August 2016 and he even snuck a picture with her. His cover dog shoot he did with Penelope Malby is probably the most proudest accomplishment he’s ever done and I’ve even framed the magazine cover. At Dogs Today’s stall there was also a blown up version of a blank Dogs Today magazine, where dogs had the opportunity to participate in the competition to become a Cover dog for an issue. To think that we almost didn’t attend the Knebworth House event! 

Overall, the Glastonbury for dogs was an event I’d do all over again, and I’m shocked that I had never been before. A fun and rewarding day out for dog owners or dog lovers, and all dogs come free! I’d recommend to younger puppies to come to events like this, as the meeting of so many different types of canines and would help to build good socialisation skills. Roll on DogFest 2018!

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Pampered Pooches Top 5 Products

The dogs of today are not the dogs of yesterday. In the last 20 years, the pet industry has boomed; in 2016, studies show that the amount we spent on our Fidos peaked a staggering £10.6 BILLION and that number continues to grows every year. Sticks are being replaced with luxury Tuffy’s toys, veterinarians are as common as huaman medical doctors and you’re telling me you’ve never heard of a dog in a bow tie?

Not a drop of judgements here though, Anuko is about as pampered as it gets. Although he’s not small enough to fit into a handbag (cry), he has more collars than my entire shoe collection and he has to have his own wardrobe to fit all of his toys and accessories. With me going to University hopefully within the next year, both mine and Anukos wardrobe needs to be sized down, and it was going through all of his stylish belongings that the idea of this blog post came to mind. I present to you, my Pampered Pooches Top 5 Products. Prepare to be jealous amazed. Without any further ado…


Drinkwell Water Fountain
Gone are the days of the plain, boring silver water dish. Electric water fountains are here! I’ve had the Drinkwell 360° 3.8L bowl for almost 3 years after seeing a friends dog Dakota gulping from her Drinkwell Platinum and thought Anuko was terribly missing out. These bowls not only look stylish in your kitchen but also filter the water with charcoal filters as they stream, which keeps the water from going warm and stale whilst also encouraging pets to drink more water. Pictured is Anukos friend Joy drinking from her Ceramic Avalon Bowl we gifted her as we felt that she too, was terribly missing out. These bowls can go up to £80 in price, which lands them a respectable place on this list. I’ve never regretted buying this gadget and would especially recommend to cat owners who struggle to get their feline friends to drink water. You can get your Drinkwell fountain here.

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Petcube Camera
As much as we’d all love to stay at home with our fur babies, lounging around and barking at people as they walk past our house, a little thing called income prevents us from doing that and most of us are forced from our homes for sometimes hours on end. What our pets get up to during these times is unbeknown to us. That is, until the movie The Secret Life of Pets came out; then the cat was out of the bag. For some dog owners though, separation anxiety is a real problem. This is a condition where dogs become stressed when away from their family. Rapid panting, howling, self or surrounding destruction and escaping are all common symptoms that your pet is suffering from the dreaded separation anxiety. This is how pet cams have became so sought after, and for those who can splash out the extra ££, PetCube is amongst the best of them at the moment. A stylish cube structured camera that will fit well into your home furnishings, this nifty little device allows you to view, communicate and even play with your pet whilst you’re out. Simply turn on the device as you leave the house, sign into the PetCube app and you’ll know if Fido is in need of some comfort. You can view my in-depth review of the PetCube camera here. Even though they carry a price tag of £150, they are a must have gadget for worried fur parents who have to regularly leave their pet(s) alone during the day. You can buy your Petcube camera here.

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Scruffs Siberian Mattress & Blanket
For Anuko in the summer, nothing beats a cold hard floor much to my dismay. I always worry that he’s uncomfortable forgetting that if he was, he has the option of numerous beds to lay on. In the colder months though, he loves nothing more than to curl up in a ball on his Scruffs Siberian faux fur mattress with their Snuggle Comfort Blanket. Honestly, he sleeps better than I do and really, what average person owns a warm blanket specifically for cuddling? A monumental step up in luxury compared to the hard, plastic beds dogs usually sleep in, Scruffs offer a wide range of extravagant dog beds for all shapes and sizes. A bed designed for the most pampered of pooches, with most price points in mind. You can get the same mattress that Anuko has here.

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Pure Light Botanics Shampoo & Conditioner
A pampered pooch would not be a pampered pooch without a gloriously shiny and well maintained coat. Being a husky, Anuko has a double coat which means he regularly sheds and also completely “blows out” his entire undercoat twice a year. Because of this, a “gloriously shiny and well maintained coat” look is rare. The times when I do find the hour to brush him, his coat returns to looking scruffy a day later with even more tufts of fur poking out. For events and photoshoots I make the effort to get him looking fabulous and would not complete this mission without a good wash and blow dry which I do myself at home. Whilst I was looking for new shampoos I came across Pure Light Botanics who also offer a conditioner which I had never heard of in dog grooming before. I was wary of how they’d work on Anukos fur but have not regretted trying them once. We have the Pure Paws Pup shampoo for puppies in Calming Lavender, and the Pure Paws Original conditioner in revitalising cedar wood. They smell divine without being overpowering and the ingredients are completely organic, containing no harsh chemicals such as sulphates, silicones and parabens which is vital for dogs with sensitive skin. They left Anukos fur soft to touch and gloriously shiny, that is until he went and rolled in fox poo. It was brilliant whilst he let it last. For £25, you can grab your Pure Light Botanic washes here, and can also get a deluxe doggy bag because what luxury dog shampoo would be complete without one?

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Hownd Butch Leather Cologne
Dogs smell. There, I said it. Especially certain breeds who are more prone to smelling more than others. I’m quite lucky that in general, Anuko doesn’t smell too doggy (unless he pees on himself, which is often). So rare as they are, a good wash and blow dry was never really followed with anything else until I discovered dog cologne. That’s right, dog cologne. The cologne I use and love on Anuko is by Hownd and is their Butch Leather cologne for man dogs, but they also do a cologne for girl dogs too! The smell is quite a strong cedar wood smell, so a little spritz goes a very long way, and I always spray the scent onto my hands then stroke my hands through Anukos fur as he’s not too keen on me spraying him directly. This cologne also perfectly compliments Anukos Pure Light Botanics conditioner. Whilst I think his strut is just a little more sassy when he wears his cologne, he’s not had much luck with any ladies (yet!). A must have for pampered pooches on the go. For £14, you can get your dog smelling dapper here.
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There we have it, and now you know just how conceited Anuko really is. Just kidding. I am very grateful on behalf of Anuko for the life he is able to live knowing many doggies do not even have access to fresh water. I am also very happy to say that all the brands mentioned are cruelty free, and the fur on the Scruffs mattress is 100% faux fur. I would never condone the selling of real fur on Anukos website. I hope you enjoyed this blog and do keep an eye on on the counter blog “Practical Pooches Top 5 Products” coming soon, featuring some more affordable but must have dog products.

Woof & licks!

Battle of the Boxes

On our Snowdog Guru group on Facebook, there was a big concern about BarkBox not being a UK based company. I did some research and found that actually we have an impressive amount of Treat Box Companies just like BarkBox right here in the U.K.

I got in contact with some to arrange a review of their boxes and they readily agreed!

I would just like to take this time to thank each company who sent Anuko a box. You wasn’t obliged to and we’re both very grateful for the luxuries your boxes have provided us. I feel he felt like it was Christmas each time we received a new parcel which put a huge smile on my face. Without any further ado…

BarkBeats Box
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BarkBeats is a UK based treat box for dogs. Their boxes can include toys, treats, health care and grooming products. They donate a fantastic 10% of their products to a range of charities found on their website, which receives a huge thumbs up from the Snowdog Guru team. They offer box sizes of Small (10kg), Medium (10-20kg) and Large (20kg+), each box contains 5-6 items and they have three plans. We chose the Large plan appropriate for Anuko (and most of our readers). This plan includes:

  • (Large) £19 Per Month Box.
  • (Large) £14 Per Month Box on a 6 Month plan. This is their most popular plan.
  • (Large) £13 Per Month Box on a 12 Month plan. This is their best value plan.

The plans which are spread over months are paid in one go when buying your first box, which gives you a considerable discount. The monthly plan is not contracted and you can cancel your boxes anytime hassle free.

The box Anuko received contained the following…

  • Woolf Chicken & Blueberry Bites. Price N/A. Anuko rates 1/10
  • Gesunde Hundekekse (gluten free) Cheese Bites. Price N/A. Anuko rates 9/10.
  • RAC Dog Travel Bottle. Price £3.99. Anuko rates 10/10.
  • Barks & Sparks Smoothie. Price N/A. Anuko rates 10/10.
  • Plush Octupus Toy. Price N/A. Anuko rates 8/10.

Our BarkBeats box arrived promptly via Royal Mail. Packaging included a cardboard box with BarkBeats written across it and the goodies were neatly wrapped in paper which had the companies name printed on it, fastened with a BarkBeats sticker.

Packaging: With their packaging being 100% recyclable, personalised and easy to open we give a satisfied 4/5.

Experience: BarkBeats did all the work for us, all we had to give was an address and name. They had fast, polite responses. 5/5

Box Contents: Anuko did not take to the Woolf treats at all, and he enjoyed the plush toy however it was destroyed within a few minutes. He loved the cheese crunchies, smoothie and we’ve used the RAC bottle on every hike we’ve been on since and it’s become very handy! 4/5

Any suggestions for the company? I could fill out boxes stating my pets name and breed, however I did not see on the website an option to put any allergies my dog may have.

Would I buy again? I love the fact BarkBeats supports a lot of companies that are not very well known as well as a few of the more well-known companies. As well as the 10% donation per box to charity and the great products, presentation and experience it’s a definite YES.

PROMO CODE: SDG5 for £5 off your first box.

Animal Box (Pawsome)
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AnimalBox is a European based company that provides monthly treat boxes in the UK not only to dogs (PawsomeBox) but to cats too (PurrfectBox)! Upon exploring their website, we found it extremely diverse and has the most options of any box we’ve been asked to review so far. Their boxes offer a selection of products including treats, toys, accessories, hygiene and pet care products. Not only do they offer boxes to both cats and dogs, they have four size options and four plan options. Size options include Mini (5kg), Small (5-10kg, Medium (10-25kg) and Large (25kg+). We chose the Medium plan appropriate for Anuko and this is what we found…

  • (Medium) £19.90 Per Month plan.
  • (Medium) £18.90 Per Month on a 3 Month plan.
  • (Medium) £17.60 Per Month on a 6 Month plan.
  • (Medium) £16.90 Per Month on a 12 Month plan.

Much like the vast majority of Treat Box companies, their monthly plans are paid during payment of the first box and give a nice discount. Their monthly boxes are renewed monthly but can be cancelled anytime hassle free.

In the box they sent us, we received…

  • Mutt & Jeff Cured Sausage. Price £5.90. Anuko rates 10/10
  • Trixie Multi-Vitamin Paste. Price £4.49. Anuko rates 7/10
  • Georplast Collapsible bowl. Price N/A. Anuko rates 10/10
  • Georplast Frisbee. Price N/A. Anuko rates 1/10.
  • Armitage Latex Squeaky Toy. Price N/A. Anuko rates 8/10.
  • Good Boy Crunchy Chicken Treats. Price £3.99. Anuko rates 10/10.

Our Pawsome Box arrived on time via a private delivery company. The box is bright blue with paw prints and the companies name sprawled across it, and inside was decorated with animated dog print patterns.

Packaging: We give 5/5 due to the packaging being 100% recyclable and because of the colourful and patterned packaging, their box can easily be spotted amongst other Treat Box Companies.

Experience: We spoke to Red via E-mail and our experience was very warm, quick and pleasant. When Pawsomebox found out we were featuring them in this review, they edited a very hilarious picture of Anuko. We give them extra points for this! 5/5
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Box Contents: Anuko is not a big fan of fetch and the material of his frisbee didn’t prove to be a pleasant chew either. I use his Trixie paste whenever he’s feeling under the weather in his Kong which he seems to enjoy. He absolutely loved the chicken treats, and we regularly use our collapsible bowl on our days out. Our squeaky toy was thoroughly enjoyed but lasted only a day. 4/5

Any suggestions for the company? We could fill out our pets age, breed, name, hair type and size but like BarkBeats, didn’t find an option to fill if our pets have any allergies which I feel is important.

Would I buy again? With a very sassy looking box, an awesome army of humans to speak to and great products, it’s a very easy YES.

Pawpost Box
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Pawpost is a UK based company that delivers world wide, to both cats and dogs. They donate an impressive £1 to All Dogs Matter for every box that is purchased on their website, big thumbs up from Snowdog Guru for this! Pawpost boxes contain 5-7 products including toys, treats, health and hygiene products and even something for us humans too! Like Pawsome, they are very diverse and offer a big range of sizes and plans. Sizes include “Dog Treat Box” (prices £8.97+) “Dog Box” (prices 17.95+)  and “Cat Box” (prices 17.95+). We chose the “Dog Box” to get an example of the prices of the plans. Here is what we found…

  • £27.95 Per Month Box.
  • £20.95 Per Month on a 3 Month plan.
  • £18.95 Per Month on a 6 Month plan. This box is their most popular Dog Box.
  • £17.95 Per Month on a 12 Month plan. This box is their best value Dog Box.

Again, the monthly plan box is renewed monthly and you can back out hassle free any time. The rest of the plans are paid in full on the first payment, which gives you a very nice discount.

In our box, we received…

  • Beautiful Joe’s Treat Tin. Price £2.50. Anuko rates 9/10.
  • The Dog Treat Company Calm Treats. Price £2.50. Anuko rates 1/10.
  • The Dog Treat Company “Take My Breath Away” Treats. Price £2.50. Anuko rates 1/10.
  • Rosewood Cyber Rubber Tyre Toy. Price £5.29. Anuko rates 9/10.
  • Beco Plush Aligator Toy. Price £6.80. Anuko rates 10/10.
  • Honeys Natural Feeding Handbook. Price £7.50. Anukos Human rates 10/10.

Our Pawpost Box arrived on time via a private delivery company. The box is a solid cardboard box, with Pawpost in black across the top. The contents are neatly wrapped in animated patterned paper and was pleasant to get into.

Packaging: I feel the packaging is a statement look, and although not many colours are used the logo and brand are easy to spot. These boxes are also 100% recycle. 4/5

Experience: Talking to the humans behind Pawpost was a pleasant experience and I received e-mails back quickly and professionally. We still receive monthly boxes of Pawpost to enjoy. 5/5

Box Contents: Anuko wasn’t too fond of his treats from The Dog Treat Company, but went nuts for his Beautiful Joe treat tin. He loves chewing and playing tug of war with his tyre, and I feel Anuko fell in love with his Aligator plush toy. Usually they last only hours but we still have the toy to this day, I think it’s his “baby”. I thoroughly enjoyed the feeding guide book, and was quite excited at the fact that I get something as well! I feel the quality of the products are exceptional. 5/5

Any suggestions for the company? As well as giving my pets name, age and size there’s a “comment box” which I assume I can use if my dog has any allergies. If that’s not the case, to make it a box about additional information such as allergies would be great.

Would I buy again? Each box I’ve received since the first one has been truly exceptional in the quality of the products. Each box most of the products I find myself thinking “wow, how did I live without this before?” I feel you truly receive more than what your money pays for with Pawpost. YES

Even though the products sent to us were for free, all opinions are our own. If you are a company that offers a similar box and would like to be involved in our next Battle of the Boxes, please contact Jasmine through jasmineglanville@hotmail.com

Original Petcube Camera Review

Careers are inevitable parts of life, and every morning millions of pets around the world sniff their owners goodbye and are left to their own devices for a considerable amount of time. What they get up to within those hours is unbeknown to us and beyond our control. Well, that was until recently.

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With technology advancing every day it’s no surprise that electronic gadgets are starting to creep into the dog industry. With timed food bowls that fill themselves, balls that launch themselves and even electronic poop scoops.

I am counting down the days until there is some type of machine that will walk them for us too! There’s one gadget, however, that has taken the market by storm and proved to be a really viable tool in the dog ownership arsenal; Pet cams.

There are a decent range of Cameras geared towards pet watching at a large range of prices. Some are mere cameras, whilst others have lasers, treat/toy dispensers and some even have two-way sound systems to actually communicate with your pet. I researched and found a few great cameras, and then was given the great opportunity to review the product. I hope you enjoy my Petcube Camera review.

Introduction to the Petcube Camera

Petcube is a camera designed by Petcube Inc. for pet watching from your smartphone. It offers fool proof set up and operates via Wi-Fi with some key features that set it apart from other pet cams. I find the camera itself very attractive and fits in well within your household furniture. The camera is $199, or you can buy two at discounted prices. The camera is protected by a 4 x 4 x 4 aluminium house that comes in range of colours from Matte Silver, Rose Gold to Carbon Black. I was given the Matte Silver.

Petcube Features / What separates Petcube from other Petcams?

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  • Non-slip bottom
  • 4 x 4 x 4 aluminium housing in 3 colours
  • Standard tripod mount
  • 138° wide angle camera that streams in HD 720p video
  • Compatible on iOS and Android devices
  • Built in two way audio system
  • Built in 5mW 3R certified and safe laser
  • Motion and sound detection notifications
  • US and UK changeable power adaptor plug

Petcube Design

The design of the Petcube, I think, is nailed right down to the packaging. Upon opening the box, the Petcube and lead are nestled in shock proof material along with a brochure on how to set the camera up. All you need to do is download the free app and follow the very simple instructions, connect your Petcube to your Wi-Fi and you’re set to go.

There is only one lead which plugs the camera into the wall and that’s about as complicated as It gets. The camera itself is, as I said, very modern and attractive and it blends well into my home. There is a light on the front of the camera which tells you when it is on, but also tells you when someone is viewing the footage from their smartphones. You can give permission for other users on the Petcube app network to view your live footage.

Petcube Function

The function of the camera and app both are very smooth. The picture quality of the camera can be prone to go quite pixilated if there is anything lower than fantastic Wi-Fi connection, though that is honestly down to your Wi-Fi service connector than Petcube. I have not experienced any footage freezing, despite sometimes some pixilation.

The running of the footage is up to date and really accurate, as well as being able to see a lot of space at once due to the 138° angle. I have found also that when speaking into the camera the microphone on the other side picks up your voice and repeats it back to you, which can interfere with the sound from your pet but is not a huge bother.

Lasers, Sounds and Notifications

I am really impressed with the laser quality. I was wondering if it would be quite weak but it is very vibrant and easily spotted by my curious husky. By clicking on the footage on your smartphone you can control where the laser goes to and so actually play with your pet! Another thing that I think is the best thing of all are the sound and motion notifications. If your camera detects either of these, it will send you a notification telling you so. I feel that this saves time as instead of continuously checking the camera, I can rely on the detectors to notify me if my pet is howling or pacing for example.

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App Network

One thing that was surprising is the fact that the Petcube doesn’t stop at just owning the camera. You are able to actually download the app and interact with other Petcube owners, even if you don’t have the camera yourself.

Petcube has a social network system that operates very similar to Instagram, where users can share content from their phone library or straight from their live footage onto their page. Other people may then like or comment on users content, as well as being able to follow users.

If you don’t own a Petcube, upon following the users you will be updated when the user has allowed their live footage to be viewed by other parties. You can then talk to, play laser and watch their pets. Users are able to deactivate any features if they wish to (such as deactivating the laser as your pet may be nervous to it, for example).

Cons and Suggested Improvements

I think the issue with the voice being repeated may be bothersome to some people but it is not a deal breaker for me. The price of the product may also deter some customers but what they need to remember is you get what you pay for. Petcube does what it says on the tin and I use it just about every time I leave the house now without that sense of dread, wondering if Anuko is howling and frustrating the neighbours.

As for improvements, I feel that Petcube are missing out on an opportunity to make even more revenue by not offering items to go alongside the Petcube. On their store, all there is to buy is the camera and that’s just about it. I would advise that they would enable being able to buy replacement leads, maybe even a lead extension, and replacement power adaptors. Another thing I would like to see on their store are screen protectors for the cameras front, and perhaps even funky cases to put your Petcube in like smartphones have fun cases.

Verdict

I am really happy with this product and will continue to incorporate it into my every day life. I have kept the packaging as well, as it was a sliding box (similar to how Apple products are packaged) and use it when travelling. I advise anybody who has a pet with separation anxiety to consider this product, as well as anybody who is just interested in seeing what their pet gets up to when they are not around. Is it really like The Secret Life Of Pets?

I hope you enjoyed my review of Petcube.

Where can I buy?

You can buy a Petcube here
You can support Petcube on their Facebook page here

Disclaimer: Even though the product sent to us was for free, all opinions are our own. If you are a company looking to have your product reviewed by us, please contact Jasmine through jasmineglanville@hotmail.com

The Grumpy Life

It’s probably not a huge secret that Anuko has had a big impact on my life. I never for a second thought I would be writing for HuskyAnuko.com, or featuring on talk shows about him, or being in newspapers. Since first going viral in 2015, life has been one of luxury for Anuko and our great friendship has been scrutinised intensely by the media. Whilst I see my face in newspapers and magazines and websites I always have to take a step back and remind myself it’s him that is famous, not me. Everybody is interested in him, not me. So that’s what this website is all about. Everything Anuko. The grumpy life.

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Whether it’s skin care and grooming routines, reviews and first impressions, his favourite and most (or least?) durable toys, treats, DIY doggy stuff or even behind the scenes of photoshoots; it’ll all be right here. Pretty nifty, huh?

We will also be starting a YouTube channel pretty soon so do keep an eye on this website for more information of when to expect it to be up and running. I am in the process of gathering essential items to get my first post/video up, but In the meantime any comments on what in particular you’d like to see are always welcome.

Woofs & kisses!
Anuko & Jasmine, x