Tiny Tots

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This is my latest favorite picture of Teton because I think he looks like a puppy in it. :-)

Last week Teton got a bag of Solid Gold Tiny Tots Lamb Jerky Dog Treats from Chewy.com.

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Tiny Tots are small, chewy treats that can be fed whole or be easily broken into smaller pieces.

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They’re made in the USA (California, to be exact) and are loaded with great ingredients like lamb, brown rice, oats, cinnamon, rosemary, and liquid smoke. Have you ever cooked with liquid smoke? It’s pretty amazing what it can do for the flavor of meat, sauces, and yes, apparently even dog treats.

Solid Gold has a robust assortment of dog products ranging from treats to food to supplements. They even have canned beef tripe, which is supposed to be incredible for your dog’s digestive system. (Teton hasn’t tried it in canned form but he’s had treats with tripe in them.)

The Tiny Tots that Teton’s been drooling over for the past week are great because of their size and texture. We’re watching his weight more closely these days so he doesn’t get more than 1-2 treats a day (cruel, I know) but just one of these seems to satisfy him. They’re super chewy and as a whole, not so big that I feel I have to break them up. At the same time, though, if his buddies Henley P. and Milo are over, I can break one of these in half and they’re the perfect size for little boogers like them.

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(Teton’s standard pose while I take pictures for the blog.)

Tiny Tots Lamb Jerky Dog Treats are on sale for $11.05 at Chewy.com now, so check them out if you want to try a new treat!

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Make sure you check out the rest of the Chewy.com assortment, too, because you might find fun stuff like this Kyjen Halloween Hide-A-Pumpkin Dog Toy, the Fifth Paw Doody Free Leash Attachment, or the Kurgo Pet First Aid Kit (which I think I may need to buy).

Happy tails…

Ear Cleanliness + OmegaPet Ear Cleaner (+ a Coupon Code!)

Do you regularly clean your dog’s ears? Should you?

Sweet, Sleepy Teton

Sweet, sleepy Teton.

I’ve cleaned Teton’s ears since we first got him at 8 weeks old. Mind you, I only clean them once a month (after bath time) or unless the little dude is showing signs of irritation or excessive itching. He doesn’t like having his ears cleaned but he’s a good sport.

Teton’s ears have been cleaned with a handful of ear cleaning products ranging from generic pet store potions to fancy schmancy sprays and wipes. Wipes are generally the easiest but also the most expensive. Sprays completely freak him out (I wouldn’t really want something sprayed in my ears either, to be honest). That leaves liquids that can be applied to cotton balls or cloths, which seems to be the lesser of the evils (to Teton at least).

Regardless of whether your dog has had a history of ear infections, ear cleanliness is just as important for your dog as it is for you.

The ASPCA, in one of their articles on pet care, has the following to say regarding the care of your dog’s ears:

Because of the twisty, curvy design of a dog’s inner ears, it’s easy for parasites, bacteria and yeast to hide and thrive in them. This also means that any debris in the canal must work its way up to escape. Infections can result from trapped debris. Dogs with allergies are particularly vulnerable, as are those with floppy ears, like Cocker spaniels, basset hounds and poodles.

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They go on to suggest these simple ways to prevent infection:

Your dog’s regular grooming/maintenance routine should include regular ear checks. This is especially important for dogs who produce excessive earwax or have a lot of inner-ear hair:

  • If your dog’s inner ears appear dirty, clean them with a cotton ball dampened with mineral oil, hydrogen peroxide or a solution formulated specifically for this purpose. Inner-ear skin is delicate, so allow your vet to demonstrate the proper method for cleaning your dog’s ears.

  • Do not clean your dog’s ears so frequently or deeply as to cause irritation, and take care to NEVER insert anything into your dog’s ear canal.

  • If your dog sprouts hair from his ear canal, you or your groomer may have to tweeze it out every few weeks to prevent problematic mats and tangles from forming. Please discuss with your vet whether this is necessary for your dog.

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OmegaPet contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I’d like to try a sample of their Dog Ear Cleaner. I always research products before saying “Yes!” and was happy with what I discovered when I looked into OmegaPet’s ear cleaner.

This product is alcohol-free and made from naturally sourced ingredients like coconut oil, palm oil, and citrus extracts. (It smells pretty good. I’d clean my ears with it. Just sayin’.)

In addition to a great ingredient list, OmegaPet’s Dog Ear Cleaner is backed by OmegaPet’s 60-day guarantee, so they stand firm behind the quality of their product.

The Dog Ear Cleaner is insanely simple to use.

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While you can squirt the liquid directly into your dog’s ears and soak it up with a cotton ball or cloth, I’ve found that doing this freaks Teton out so instead I put the solution on a cotton ball and clean his ears with that way. It works really well and takes just a few seconds.

Teton’s ears were super clean this time around so I don’t have a nasty, gag-inducing photo to share with you, but if you’ve ever cleaned that dark brown gunk out of your dog’s ears you know that a good ear cleaning product can be invaluable.

OmegaPet was generous enough to offer Her Dog Blog readers a coupon so that you can see for yourself how easy and beneficial it is to clean your dog’s ears. To order a bottle of their Dog Ear Cleaner, go to their page on Amazon.com and when prompted at checkout to enter a coupon code, type in HERDOG21.

Thanks for the ear cleaner, OmegePet! Teton is going to have the cleanest ears on the block.

Happy tails…

Charity Paws

Hi. What’s new? Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday, right?

I stumbled across this company on Etsy today and had to share them with you. Their designs and their mission are fantastic!

Charity Paws

Charity Paws is a 501(c)(3) organization that donates a portion of their profits to a different charity partner each week. Their designs are super fun and unique and perfect for dog and cat lovers alike.

Dog Makes You Rich

Dog Makes You Rich Flowy Long Sleeve

Fill Your Heart

Some Things Fill Your Heart Long Sleeve

Home Is Where The Dog Is

Home Is Where The Dog Is Flowy Dolman

Ahhhh…I love dogs.

Happy tails…

Primal Venison Lung Puffs

Before I get to posting, just a heads up that I’m playing with photo and text size on Her Dog Blog. Bear with me as it make look different from post to post. And feel free to let me know what you like or don’t like!

Welcome to Tuesday. It’s not any better than Monday, is it?

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Teton’s Tuesday is going quite swimmingly despite the photo above because he’s been chowing down on our latest treat from Chewy.comPrimal Venison Lung Puffs!

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The bag didn’t stay sealed long enough for me to take a photo of it intact. Teton and his cousin Henley P. could smell these treats the instant I pulled them out of the box and lost their little minds so of course I had to rip it open to let them have a taste. :-)

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Primal Venison Lung Puffs are made of one ingredient – venison lung. These treats are dry roasted and sourced from animals raised in New Zealand without added hormones or antibiotics.

This 1.75-oz bag will run you $6.99 and has the potential to last quite a while.

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You see, these treats can be fed whole or can easily be broken into smaller chunks, thus prolonging the life of the bag.

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Primal has a complete line of dog and cat food on Chewy.com that includes a multitude of other treats as well as freeze-dried food.

Teton likes these treats so much that he straight up drools when I grab the bag. I think they give him good energy for runnin’ at the dog park, too.

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One more thing before I go…

This Girl Shirt

Best shirt ever.

Thanks to Chewy.com for the treats this month!

Happy tails…

Just What The Doctor Ordered

Dr. Tim, that is!

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Yep, Chewy.com sent us these beauties to test a few weeks ago and Teton has been L-O-V-I-N-G them.

What the heck are these, you ask? They’re Dr. Tim’s Natural Turkey Chips for dogs and cats.

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Dr. Tim’s Natural Turkey Chips are comprised of just one ingredient – turkey hearts. They are the size and shape of dehydrated banana chips (which are also safe for your dog!) but are relatively soft and chewy so they are perfect for young and old dogs alike.

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Chewy.com carries these treats in a 4-oz container for $14.37. While this may seem a bit steep, I believe that this particular container will last us 2+ months with my feeding Teton about 1 of these chips per day.

I had never heard of Dr. Tim’s before Chewy.com sent me these treats for Teton, but they have a nice little assortment of food and treats for dogs and cats.

Well, I hate to blog and bounce but I have the day off since it’s Labor Day and I’m out to enjoy the sun!

Happy tails…

No Lederhosen Required

Hello! Henley P. here, everyone’s favorite Thundershirt wearing Westiepoo with a guest post.

Today we’re reviewing Merrick’s Brauts-N-Tots!

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(This is me giving my mom the stink eye and the Elvis lip.)

Our good friends over at Chewy.com sent Teton a swag bag of treats and snacks and fun stuff and Teton shared with me, in exchange for a review, of course. We’re familiar with Merrick, as I eat Merrick dog food, so we volunteered to try Merrick’s Brauts-N-Tots!

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Brauts-N-Tots are fun, braut shaped crunchy treats. Love a short ingredient list! Beef, sweet potatoes, potatoes, and carrots are the first ingredients. They are also grain free and gluten free, if you are looking for those kinds of snacks.

My mom usually only gives me one at a time, because I’m only about 14 pounds and don’t need a lot of treats. I tend scarf down soft treats, but I like to take my time with the crunchy ones. These treats are delicious. The only complaint is that they tend to break up in the bag, so by the time you get to the bottom of the bag, you have more half brauts than full brauts.

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(My Auntie Shannon thinks they look more like something that came out of the cat box, but I don’t mind!)

I think I still prefer soft treats, but I definitely like these when I’m looking for something to crunch on. Merrick’s Brauts-N-Tots are available at your local pet store or on Chewy.com, on sale, for $4.49! Thanks for sharing, Chewy and Teton!

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Happy tails…