Blue Buffalo Kitchen Cravings Savory Sizzlers

Happy Saturday!

Teton in the Snow

A few weekends ago we went snowshoeing and my husband took this picture of Teton. It reminds me of movie poster or something. Adorable and creepy and mysterious all at the same time. :-)

This week and last Teton has been mowing down Blue Buffalo’s Kitchen Cravings Savory Sizzlers.

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Our pals at Chewy.com sent them our way and I’m almost 100% positive that Teton could smell them through the bag and the box they came in.

The minute I opened the bag, they reminded me of Beggin’ Strips. But these treats from Blue Buffalo are so, so much better.

Here’s what they look like up close.

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That’s one piece ripped into three smaller pieces, which makes this a great treat for big and small dogs alike. Sometimes Teton gets a whole piece to himself and sometimes he splits one with his cousin, Henley Pretzel. Savory Sizzlers are a stronger smelling and softer treat, making them drool-worthy to your dog and easy to chew if you have one with sensitive teeth.

Why would you choose these treats over Beggin’ Strips? I’ll tell you why!

Here is the ingredient list for Blue Buffalo’s Savory Sizzlers.

Deboned Pork, Pearled Barley, Rye, Pea Protein, Potato Protein, Tapioca Starch, Vegetable Glycerin, Cane Molasses, Brown Rice, Brown Sugar, Oatmeal, Gelatin, Canola Oil (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Dried Cultured Skim Milk, Cheese Powder, Bacon Fat, Natural Flavor, Salt, Sunflower Lecithin, Paprika, Potassium Chloride, Carrot, preserved with Citric Acid, Mixed Tocopherols & Oil of Rosemary

And here is the ingredient list for Beggin’ Strips.

Ground wheat, corn gluten meal, wheat flour, water, ground yellow corn, sugar, glycerin, soybean meal, hydrogenated corn syrup, bacon (preserved with sodium nitrite), salt, bacon fat (preserved with BHA and citric acid), meat, phosphoric acid, sorbic acid (a preservative), calcium propionate (a preservative), natural and artificial smoke flavors, red 40, yellow 5, blue 1, yellow 6, added color

I don’t know about you, but I have no clue what red 40, yellow 5, and blue 1 are. And I sure as heck don’t want my dog eating hydrogenated corn syrup if I don’t eat it myself. Also, why is the first ingredient not pork?!?!

If your dog is a fan of jerky-like treats, head over to Chewy.com and snag a bag of these.

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Happy tails…

Disclaimer: Her Dog Blog was sent this product in exchange for our honest review and no compensation other than the product was received. 

Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Mixers

Happy New Year!

I didn’t get many dog-themed gifts for Christmas but I did get this gem from my parents:

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Aside from loving what it says, it’s probably the coziest sweatshirt I’ve ever owned. You can snag it here.

This last month Teton has been testing out a treat that our pals at Chewy.com sent us.

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Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Mixers are very similar to Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Minis that Teton tested (and loved) and I blogged about in 2014.

These tiny kibble toppers are freeze-dried and boast a fantastic ingredient list including turkey and turkey liver, pumpkin seeds, carrots, apples, butternut squash, salmon oil, and blueberries…just to name a few.

Teton LOVES freeze-dried treats. In fact, I think they may be his favorite of all the treats we’ve tried. They are easily chewed and digested and generally smell stronger than other treats, which I assume must make them tastier to dogs. ;-)

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Nature’s Variety Mixers are intended to be added to your dog’s kibble at each meal as an extra source of protein. I’ve found that they make great treats (especially at the vet’s office), as well, if you prefer not to add them to your dog’s food.

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Teton approves!

Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Mixers come in a variety of flavors in both 6-ounce and 14-ounce bags. Check them all out here.

Happy (New Year) tails…

Disclaimer: Her Dog Blog was sent this product in exchange for our honest review and no compensation other than the product was received. 

 

Primal Jerky Organic Chicken Nibs

Hello and happy belated Thanksgiving!

I fell off the face of the earth for a bit when I got sick with the flu and a sinus infection a few weeks ago. Boo.

The only good thing about being sick and missing work and life is that your furry buddy hangs out with you all day.

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We’ve had Henley Pretzel at our house for the past four days. He and Teton have been doing a lot of this:

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We’ve tried a treat or two from Primal in the past but these are hands down the new favorite. These human-grade treats are made of just three ingredients – organic chicken, organic honey, and sea salt.

They are the perfect size for a little dog like Henley…

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The cost per bag at Chewy on these bad boys is $11.79 but this bag has lasted us a long time already and we haven’t even gone through half of it. Little treats like this are my favorite because they last a long time, don’t contribute to weight gain as much as large treats, and make good training treats.

Primal makes treats in a variety of flavors. Check them all out here.

While you’re on Chewy.com, make sure to sneak a peak at their Black Friday sale, which has been extended until they run out of goodies! I need to peruse the site, myself!

Happy tails…

 

Blue Buffalo Boo Bars

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(We love the Hawks and the Broncos in this house.) ;-)

Earlier this month we got some snazzy treats from Chewy to try out.

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Blue Buffalo Boo Bars!

These treats (on sale for just $5.79!) are made of oatmeal, flaxseed, pumpkin, and carrots…to name a few ingredients.

Teton and I both agree that they smell divine and they have the perfect amount of crunch to them.

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Added bonus: an adorable little pumpkin on each treat!

If you’re in the market for a fun Halloween treat head over to Chewy.com to snag a bag or two of these!

Happy tails…

National Dog Day!

Happy National Dog Day!

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Every day is National Dog Day in our house, but it was fun to see all the posts on social media today.

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In the spirit of social media…

#nodogsonthecouch

#pageantpaws

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Oh, and I got those ASPCA Vans I’d been eyeing. :-) On sale! Today was the perfect day to wear them.

National Dog Day was a little more special than normal because Teton got to munch on some new treats from Chewy.com.

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Chewy sent us some Wellness Pure Rewards Turkey Jerky and Teton loooves them.

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Grain-free, wheat-free, soy-free, and corn-free, these treats have limited ingredients and consist of of over 90% meat. They come in a variety of flavors including venison and salmon.

I like these treats because they’re chewy and easy to break into smaller pieces. Because they’re moist they also have a stronger smell and richer taste, which your dog will love.

Thanks to Chewy for hooking us up with another great treat!

Happy tails…

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Chews

Happy Saturday!

Teton is about like this today:

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Because he had a play date with his cousin, Henley Pretzel, yesterday.

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His play date consisted of a romp at the beach, a hike on the trail, a trip to his favorite pet store, and…a bath. But he’s trying to forget about that last thing. ;-)

Even though he’s wiped, I wanted him to try out our newest treat from Chewy.com – a Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Chews Knuckle Bone.

IMG_5405This chew (on sale for $7.99/$12.99!) comes in Wolf (8 oz) and King (20 oz) sizes. Teton isn’t a big dog so we got the Wolf size.

Blue Buffalo’s Wilderness Wild Chews are cleaned and wrapped so when you order one it will come in plastic as shown in the photo above.

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This is a pretty hearty chew. Teton could smell it even before I opened it and waited patiently for me to give it to him.

IMG_5408Like other chews, this one from Blue Buffalo has a note on the packaging that reads “IMPORTANT: Bone splinters and small pieces can pose a hazard. Please supervise your dog while he enjoys Wild Chews.” I always, always watch Teton when he has a chew. No matter how many times he’s had it before.

IMG_5417I wanted to love this chew…but in all honesty, it made me nervous. Teton isn’t a super aggressive chewer, but pieces of the bone started breaking off almost instantly once he got to work on it. The bone marrow is meant to be chewed on, and I’m fine with that, but bigger chunks of the outside of the bone were splintering and coming off and that made me one nervous dog mom. So, just a few minutes after I gave it to him, I “traded” him for something tastier and took it away.

Was I being too cautious? Maybe. Perhaps this chew would be better for smaller dogs who are less likely to hack off big chunks. I’m not really sure.

I think chews are a fantastic way to help your dogs oral hygiene and they’re a great alternative to things like rawhide, but I recommend going the route of fresh bones (yes, they can be gross but after a few times you won’t even notice it) or things like Himalayan Dog Chews and antlers. In my experience there is less room for error with those types of chews because splinters don’t happen quite as easily.

I think Blue Buffalo is a great brand I love many of their other treats (check ’em out here) for Teton. As always, thanks to Chewy.com for sending us this chew to try out!

Happy tails…

 

 

Nutro Crunchy Treats

Happy Memorial Day!

Teton and I hope you are spending time with loved ones today and taking a moment to appreciate the sacrifices made by those who serve.

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We spent time with my family this weekend and today I planted vegetables while the husband installed a sprinkler system. Now we’re relaxing before a full week of work.

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(One of Teton’s favorite pastimes – making cardboard confetti.)

This week Teton has been munching on Nutro’s line of crunchy dog treats, sent to us by Chewy.com.

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Chewy was kind enough to send Teton two flavors – pomegranate and banana!

We decided to open the pomegranate flavor first because Teton has never tried pomegranate before. He isn’t a fan of fresh banana but he’ll do dried banana and I think he likes treats with banana in them but to be honest, I’m not totally sure. I guess we’ll find out!

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(Look closely at the treat closest to the bottom of the photo. You can see a chunk of real pomegranate in it!)

Nutro Crunchy Real Pomegranate Treats are a made in the USA treat with limited ingredients like pomegranate, oatmeal, chicken meal, and rosemary extract. They are free of wheat and corn.

Nutro makes these treats in six flavors – pomegranate, peanut butter, mixed berries, banana, apple, and carrots. I think Teton would like them all. ;-)

Nutro Crunchy Treats are small and have a biscuit-like texture but they are easy for Teton to chew so I think they’d be a good option even for older dogs that may have difficulty chewing hard treats. If you are training your puppy or adult dog, any flavor of these treats would be a great training tool since they are easy to stuff in your pocket and use as a reward.

If you are in the market for a new treat with a great ingredient list and fun flavors, you’re in luck because Chewy has all of the Nutro Crunchy Flavors on sale right now. They range from just $3.49 to $5.99 a bag.

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Thanks for letting us try another great treat, Chewy!

Have you heard of Wolfgang Man and Beast?

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I met them a year or so ago at a show and love their products. They have a really fantastic line of American-made leashes and collars for your dog plus shirts, bags, and other cool accessories for you.

I’ve been using their CamoFlag leash for the last year and love how it feels in my hand while I’m walking Teton. Plus, it gets a lot of compliments because of the unique design. Who says your dog’s accessories can’t be stylish?

Check them out!

Happy tails…