Sunday, 28 August 2016

PitPat Review - How activity is your pooch?

Just before Christmas the world went mad for a Fitbit, now if you don't know what they are (where have you been?
It's a wearable bracelet for humans that tracks how many steps you walk in the day, as well as sleep and water intake.
The clever team over at PitPat have designed a similar concept but for your pooch.
We met them whilst at Crufts and they very kindly gave us a PitPat to review.

What is a PitPat

Designed in Cambridge and manufactured in the UK. PitPat is an activity monitor for dogs, it gives owners a fun way and engaging way to ensure that your dog is getting the exercise it needs, by keeping a track of its walking, running, playing and resting. 

PitPat attaches to your dog collar using a VELCRO® wrap around attachment meaning it can attach to nearly any collar, as a guide PitPat will fit collars up to 40mm wide and 5mm, and comes with a extenders ideals for larger collars. 

How does it work? 
The device can be synced to a mobile phone by downloading the PitPat app which is available on the IOS and Android stores. The app which is free to all users, allows you to set up a profile for each of your pets Pitpats. This include chartictics such as name, age, breed and weight. The app compares the activity to a daily guideline based on its age, breed and weight then calculates how much exercise your specific breed needs each day. The app then lets you track how much running, walking, playing and resting your pooch has done for that day. It also saves your results from pervious days you can see how active your were for a particular week. Simply pressing the sync button in the middle of the PitPat connect to the app to update it with the latest data. 

Its year long life battery and its waterproof design, means you can keep your PitPat attaches to your pooch at all time, so unlike other activities monitor there is no frustrating inconvenience or downtime for charging. 

The app features three main pages. A profile page that lists all the details about your pet. The current day page which shows show much activity your pooch has done today in minutes and how far you are off reaching your target. The third page shows you a log, this include a break down of the total activeness for the days you have you active along, simply by clicking on a day give you a break down of what exercise was carried out. 

Where to buy?

The PitPat is priced at £39.99 with free delivery. Its available to purchase direct form their website -

Our Verdict

In a short answer we love it. With over half of the dogs population overweight we feel its a great simple tool to help your pooch lose the vital pounds. Even though if your pooch is like Lottie and isn't carry a little extra weight, its still so fun to use. Being only human we can all get a little lazy from time to time, sometimes I will very often feel I have give Lottie plenty of exercise for that day, but without having any way of monitoring you can never be sure. I can see exactly how much we walked and more importantly how much snooze time she has had. As PitPat knows the differences between resting and walking, it also means that when I leave Lottie home alone I know she is having a pleasant snooze dreaming about rabbits, rather than be worrying about when I'm getting home. 

Love Jessica and Lottie 

We received a PitPat from PitPat at no charge in exchange for our honest and fair review of their product. All opinions expressed here are our own and truthful!


Friday, 19 August 2016

Top Collar Review - Healthy Dog Treats Via Post

Whilst at Crufts we met up with some great brands, some of who we were familiar with and some new product to the market. 

We love to see and hear about new products, as if you are anything like me you are always after the latest products for your pooch. 

One of those brands we had not come across before was Top Collar. Now before I explain exactly who they are and what they offer. Here are few photos from when we met them at their Cruft's stand. The lovely Sophia who owns Top Collar, was very happy to met me and Lottie and very kindly gave us some of their Sunday Dinner to review. 
Getting Yummy treats from the Top Collar Stall.  
The lovely Sophia 
Please tell me all those biscuits are mine.

Who is Top Collar I hear you Bark?

Top Collar are a UK based company offering a healthy dog treat subscription service. Top Collar is about keeping your pooch happy and healthy. They only use real human quality ingredients, and use gluten free flour for all their dog biscuits meaning they are great for those with allergies. They also contain no extra sugars, fats, salts or preservatives so are a natural biscuit for your dog.As they contain natural ingredients they don't last as long as commercial treats but they delivery just after bake day so you receive them as fresh as it gets. 

How it works? 

Each box is priced at £5.99 with free postage. It is a no commitment subscriptions meaning you can cancel your subscription at any time from the members area. Boxes are sent out fortnightly on the 12th and 28th of each month, unless you choose a monthly subscription. Once signed up, you have access to the member areas which enables you to alter the frequency of your boxes or pause them for up to 2 months, great if your going on holiday. 

When signing up you have two options to choose from: 

Nutritional Box - great for those pooches who are watching their waste line and want to go healthy as they are lower in fat. 

Discovery Box - tuck into all the recipes on their menu and have a surprise each month.  

Each month, all boxes contain a 130gram resealable treat bag with a health card containing information regarding the receipt of the treats inside, as well as details of what will be included in your next box.

They have 6 different recipes that they choose from - Sunday dinner, Cheese and biscuits, full english, salmon and eggs, pork pie and Chicken Tangine. So there is plenty to keep your pooch interested. 

We were very kindly given a pack of the Sunday Dinner biscuits at Crufts, but as Sophia wanted us to experience the full Top Collar subscription service she also sent us a box of their cheese variety, through the post including their unique feature of Lottie's photos appearing on the box. This variety went down just as well, and I can say that delivery was easy as the box is able to fit threw your letterbox. 

Our Verdict 

Now Lottie is fed on a raw diet swe are always after healthy treats. It evident to see that Lottie loves the treats. You can really tell they are made with wholesome ingredients and don't smell like her old ones. They have plenty of crunch to them which Lottie likes in a biscuit (after all if it doesn't crunch its not a biscuit in our eyes). The resealable packets comes in really handy to keep them fresher for longer. A hassle free subscriptions means you never run of your pooches favourite treats again, and the customtions of the your pooches picture on the box really gives it that homemade feel. They are very reasonable priced for a homemade product and have the added bonus of free delivery. We would highly receommded these treats if you are looking for something natural for your dog diets. 

Love Jessica and Lottie xx

We received two packs of treats from Top Collar at no charge in exchange for our honest and fair review of their product. All opinion expressed here are our own and truthful! 


Friday, 12 August 2016

Chloe Suzanne Designs | Dog Bandanas Review.

Me and mum are all for supporting small businesses, so when a lady that mum has known for a while (from another Facebook group) setup a Esty shop and announced that she would be selling dog accessories, we were both over the moon. 

ChloeSuzanneDesigns, mainly stocks planner and scrapbooking supplies, but has recently ventured into the doggie market since getting a puppy called Archie. She has started by selling handmade dog bandanas, in the most beautiful fabrics. 

She has recently had a 30% sale which has now ended, and mum just had to order me a few to try them out. 

The two designs mum choose, are Pink and White Flamingos, and Seaside Summer fabrics, and they are both gorgeous. Size range from XS to XL so there is sure to be a bandanna to fit your pooch. Price range from £4.50 to £9.00 dependent on size so we feel they are very reasonably priced for a handmade item. 

Ordering was a straight forward process, and you can check out wth Paypal making it super safe. When the bandanas arrived they were packaged in a lovely parcel bag and each order comes with a thank you card, which is lovely little added touch. 

Chloe Suzanna Designs Etsy shop can be found by clicking here. The dog accessories section of her shop can be found by clicking here. She also has a Instagram account for her shop which can be found by clicking here. Chloe's gorgeous Yorkshire Terrier called Archie also has his own Facebook page and Instagram account and blog, it would be great if you could all follow him, he's such a cutie and has lots of greats posts. 
Our order from ChloeSuzanneDesigns 
Strike a pose 
The Summer Seaside Fabric.
The Pink and White Flamingo Fabric.  
The Front (Top photo) and Back (Bottom photo) and the thank you card we received. 

Love Jessica and Lottie xxxx

These products were purchased with our own money. All opinion expressed here are our own and truthful! 


Monday, 8 August 2016

Playdate - Lottie meets Jess.

Our next door neighbors have had a 7 month old puppy, a Whippet called Jess.

That's great news for me as I get a new doggie friend. We had our first Playdate last week and although I was a little coward and sat by mum when Jess got a little bouncy we got on really well.

Here are a few photos and videos to show you what we got up to,

  Love Lottie xxx
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