Category Archives: Treat Jar

Best Bully Sticks

One of my first ever posts on Her Dog Blog was about bully sicks.

I love giving Teton bully sticks because they are better for him than alternatives like rawhide (which don’t digest as well and are more likely to pose choking hazards) and take longer for him to eat, which means they’re cleaning his teeth and keeping him busy while he’s eating them.

When I first got Teton, I came across Best Bully Sticks, an online retailer that carries a variety of dog products but hangs their hat on their fantastic assortment of bully sticks. I never ordered anything from them because I was still getting the hang of the whole dog parenting thing and wanted to touch and smell every treat or chew I gave Teton before buying it for him. Now that I’m up to speed on all things bully sticks, however, I’m more comfortable ordering treats, chews, and food online.

Being that I’d never purchased anything from Best Bully Sticks but was familiar with their site, I was thrilled when they reached out to me a few weeks ago and asked if they could send Teton some products.

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I think Teton’s sniffer worked at a more rapid pace than ever before when I opened up our box of goodies.

Inside was the following:

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2 Gullet Spirals

2 12in Standard Bully Sticks

1 8oz bag of Spleen Chips

2 Gullet Cookies

Gullet? Sure, why not?

So far Teton has tried two of his goodies from Best Bully Sticks.

The spleen chips…

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…which are literally 100% spleen from range-free, grass-fed cattle.

And the gullet cookies…

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…which are dried and twisted bovine gullet.

Mmmmmm.

Teton was very eager to try his bully sticks. (He didn’t get them on the same day, FYI.)

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The spleen chips, while excellent for their versatility as training treats and/or treats for all sizes, didn’t taken Teton very long to eat. They’re nice and crunchy, though, so I know they cleaned up his teeth.

The gullet cookies have been The Little Blogger’s favorite.

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They take him somewhere between 10 and 12 minutes to eat, which I love. I know he’s getting a good teeth cleaning when he chows down and that it’s somewhat mentally and physically stimulating to have a good, solid chew to work on.

What’s particularly awesome about the gullet cookie is that that it’s twisted so it’s more difficult (theoretically) for your dog to pull apart than a stick-straight bully stick.

Teton has had zero tummy issues from either the spleen chips or the gullet cookies. They’re very easy for him to digest and I love giving him something from sources that value free-range and grass-fed animals.

After Teton devoured his gullet cookie, he watched the house and guarded it against predators.

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In his new pirate bandana. :-)

Next week I’ll review either the Standard Bully Sticks, the Gullet Spirals, or both.

Thanks to Best Bully Sticks for sending us these chews to review!

Psssst! If you want to snag some bully sticks for your dog, they’re offering 10% off until Sunday, 4/13 when you use coupon code 10SW0414.

Happy tails…

Newman’s Own Snack Sticks

Happy Sunday!

Sunday is depressing, am I right? It means that tomorrow is Monday and, well, everyone hates Mondays. Sigh.

How about a new treat review to start the week off right?

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Our treat of the month from Chewy.com is Newman’s Own Snack Sticks.

This soft and chewy treat is certified organic by Oregon Tilth and made in the US. Gotta love that.

We opted to try the Chicken and Sweet Potato Recipe but the other flavors – Chicken & Vegetable Recipe and Chicken & Rice Recipe – sounded great, too! Teton just has this thing for sweet potatoes. ;-)

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Newman’s Own Snack Sticks have a relatively short ingredient list. These treats are packed with organic goodies like chicken, sweet potato, oats, and barley.

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Each “stick” is about 4.5 inches long and perforated for easy tearing. Sometimes Teton gets a whole stick but I usually break them up into smaller pieces before giving them to him.

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Voila!

I love treats that you can easily break up into smaller pieces. It makes them perfect for all sizes, whether you have a Great Dane or a Yorkie.

Newman’s Own Organics has a pretty extensive line of dog products ranging from dry food to wet food to treats. Check out their entire assortment on Chewy.com by clicking here. All of their products are made in the US and certified by Oregon Tilth.

Thanks to Chewy.com for the treat of the month!

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Did you enter the NuVet Labs giveaway?

I randomly selected a winner this afternoon:

Sarah – The dog park is Coopers heaven. He would be perfectly fine with me leaving him there all day. He loves the smells, dogs, fresh air, and people. My hope for Cooper is to make the short live he gets here in earth as comfortable as possible!!

Congratulations, Sarah! E-mail me at herdogblog@gmail.com and I’ll get your NuVet Labs goodies to you right away!

Happy Tails…

A Greenie a Day

…keeps the dentist away!

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Your dog’s dental hygiene  should be just as important to you as your own. :-)

Teton has tried quite a few dental bones in the past, but one of his favorites has always been Greenies.

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He’s been getting Zuke’s Z-Bones for the past few months but when Chewy.com contacted us recently to see if we’d like to receive a package of Greenies in exchange for a review, we jumped at the chance.

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Greenies are are dental chews (available for both dogs and cats!) that were designed to  aid in the elimination of tarter, plaque, and bad breath. Greenies are easily digestible and one Greenie a day supports healthy teeth and gums in both dogs and cats.

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Greenies come in four sizes – Teenie, Petite, Regular, Large, and Jumbo. The size Greenie you purchase is based on your dog’s weight. Teton weighs roughly 41 pounds so he eats the Regular Greenies, which are perfect for dogs between 25 and 50 pounds.

I like Greenies because they take much longer to chew and break apart than other treats. I know Teton is getting a good teeth cleaning when he eats a Greenie because it’s obvious that the Greenie, while not rock-hard, cleans and massages his teeth while he works hard to break it apart.

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(Best part of his day.)

There is one thing that I don’t love about Greenies.

Exhibit A: The ingredient list

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Um, yikes. I have a headache. That’s a lot of crap that I can’t pronounce and don’t recognize.

For this reason, if given the option, I prefer to give Teton either Blue Buffalo Blue Bones or Zuke’s Z-Bones, which have a much smaller ingredient list that can be easily recognized.

Regardless of what type of dental bone you get your dog, providing he/she with a treat that improves oral hygiene is a good thing! If you aren’t into the dental bone thing, other options for improving your dog’s oral hygiene could be brushing his/her teeth or providing raw bones or things like bully sticks.

Check out Chewy.com’s entire line of dental care products by clicking here.

Do you have plans for the Superbowl? I’m getting our arsenal of calming goodies ready for Teton, as we’ll have some loud and rowdy people at our house for what should be a pretty exciting game.

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More to come on that.

On that note, I’m going to climb into bed to fight this cold that just snuck up on me.

Happy tails…

Evanger’s Raw Freeze-Dried Treats

Helloooooo!

Go Broncos

Whew. That December…man, it really just gets away from you doesn’t it? It’s been FOREVER since I wrote a post.

I’ll be back after the first of the year (holy crap, it’s almost 2014) with some post-holiday posts, but tonight I want to introduce you to a new treat.

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Any guesses as to what it is?

Either we’re on a freeze-dried treat kick lately or free-dried treats are all the rage.

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Teton’s pals over at Chewy.com sent us these Evanger’s Raw Freeze-Dried Treats (Beef Lungs) to test in exchange for a review. Chewy.com carries over 200 brands of the highest quality dog and cat treats. It amazes me how many brands they have that I love and trust. It’s always exciting when we get to try something new!

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Evanger’s has a complete line of dog and cat products including dry food, canned food, and treats.

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I don’t think Teton had ever tried beef lungs before recently, but boy does he like them. Perhaps the pungent aroma has something to do with it.

These freeze-fried treats are straight up beef lungs. And that’s it. No preservatives, fillers, flavors, or other nasty things. And you don’t have to refrigerate them!

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I know what you’re thinking. That’s disgusting.

I’m not going to lie to you. It kind of is. They’re stinky and a little greasy and if you stare at them too long you might start thinking about where they came from, but here’s the thing…one look at your dog’s face when you pull the unopened container out of the box from Chewy.com and you’ll feel like the best Dog Mom (or Dad) on the planet.

Because, you see, even before opening the sealed plastic container Teton had stars in his eyes.

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Mom. Mom. I love you, Mom. You’re the best, Mom. Can I have one of those beef lungs, Mom?

They just smell that good.

Evanger’s line of freeze-dried treats comes in a variety of flavors including wild salmon, beef tripe, beef tongue, beef hearts, and beef liver. The 3.5 oz container ranges in price from $6.36 to $9.99.

Check out the entire Evanger’s line at Chewy.com and make sure you peruse the rest of Chewy’s assortment. I’ve got my eye on these gems…

Dr. Harvey’s Relax & Stress Herbal Dog Supplement

Taste of the Wild Canned Dog Food

See you next year!

Happy holidays and happy tails…

Aw, come on. Liv-A-Little!

Hello, bloggies!

Did you see my recent Instagram of the necklace my sister made for me?

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Crafty, ain’t she?

She also made Teton this bandana a few weeks ago.

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Zap! Pow! Zoom! Captain Fuzzy Butt to the rescue!

Teton’s got this thing for freeze-dried treats. His first exposure to them was when Chewy.com sent us Orijen free-range bison treats. Then, a few weeks ago, we were lucky enough to receive another freeze-dried treat to test and review, Halo Liv-A-Littles!

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Halo has a ton of great products ranging from treats to canned food to dry food to supplements. And, holy crap, Ellen is a co-owner. I’m sold!

Ok, but seriously. This is good stuff.

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You know I love a short ingredient list.

There’s something to this whole freeze-dried thing. Teton can smell freeze-dried treats from a mile away and is glued to my side drooling for as long as it takes me to give him one two. ;-)

I love that these treats are versatile. Yep, I went there. Who says treats can’t be versatile?

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You can feed Halo Liv-A-Littles as-is, you can break them up into tiny training treats, you can put them in an interactive treat-toy, or you can easily break them into smaller shredded pieces and sprinkle them on top of your dog’s dry food.

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Doesn’t it look like freshly cooked shredded chicken? (Teton picked all the Liv-A-Littles out and ate them first before eating his dry food.)

Liv-A-Littles come in three flavors – Chicken Breast, Wild Salmon, and Beef. We received the chicken from Chewy.com but I can pretty much guarantee that Teton would love all of the flavors.

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Teton is a great chewer, but it’s on a whole different level with these treats.

Halo Liv-A-Littles are on sale at Chewy.com now so grab yourself a container or two.

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Added bonus? If you have a cat they can eat Liv-A-Littles, too!

Thanks to Chewy.com for another great product review opportunity!

Happy tails…

Brat & Suzie

Hi, y’all!

Shannon & Teton

Long time no blog. I’ve missed you.

In honor of my return, here are some goodies I found recently for you dog lovers out there.

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Swing Dog Sweat Top from Brat & Suzie

I don’t know how I could have missed Brat & Suzie. This brand is adorable and I must have every item in their line.

You can imagine my heartbreak when I found out that they are based out of London. But, after some sleuthin’ I found out that Asos carries a few of their tops. Too bad they don’t have my favorite, the Hippy Dog Burnout Tee.

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I mean! Do you see this thing?!?!

And, I know it’s not a dog, but…but…

Brat & Suzie Donkey Sweater

It’s a donkey! In rain boots! With an umbrella!

Ok, so enough of that adorableness and on to some more fun little items.

Check out this sweet necklace that I’ve been eying for the last few days.

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Dog Lover Necklace from A Charmed Impression

This petite little gem comes in either gold or silver and you can have it engraved or just with the paw print.

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I love it both ways but almost lean toward the non-engraved. Isn’t it the cutest?

Another thing I’ve had my eye on for a while is this treat jar from Chewy.com.

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Ore Pet Ceramic My Pet Likes Treats Treat Jar from Chewy

Well, that’ll do it for tonight. I’m off to walk the pup!

Happy tails…

Wellness WellBites

Teton was the lucky recipient of a bag of Wellness WellBites from Chewy.com recently.

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Our friends at Chewy.com have been good to us! This is the second treat in a row that I’ve always wanted to try for Teton but haven’t pulled the trigger on.

Wellness has a stellar reputation for making high quality dog and cat food that is free of allergens like wheat and corn, nasty meat by-products, and other artificial ingredients that are void of nutritional properties. I’ve given The Little Blogger Wellness canned food before (their line of “Stews” is incredible)  as a mix-in with his dry food, but we hadn’t tried Wellness treats until now.

Wellness WellBites are soft and chewy treats that come in a variety of flavors including Beef & Turkey, Chicken & Lamb, and Turkey & Duck, to name a few. Teton doesn’t eat a lot of duck, so we opted for the Turkey and Duck recipe as a fun change!

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I know these treats are made of good quality ingredients because when you open the bag the scent of meat and spices fills the air…which both you and your dog will likely smell rather quickly.

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Uh…those smell pretty good, Ma. How about you give me one?

What, specifically, is in the Wellness WellBites Turkey & Duck Recipe?

Here are the main ingredients…

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…which I love because they’re all things I feed Teton on a regular basis! Carrots, apples, sweet potatoes, blueberries

Wellness WellBites may be Teton’s newest favorite treat, along with Orijen’s line of freeze-dried treats. Something about these two treats seems to excite Teton more than the multitude of treats he’s tried in the past. When we run out of WellBites and Orijen, they’ll definitely be something I buy again!

Speaking of buying, in case you’re curious, Wellness WellBites come in at $6.95 for an 8-oz bag. If you feed your dog a variety of treats like I do, I’d say that one bag will last you a good couple of weeks to a month, depending on how often you give your dog treats.

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Check out the entire Wellness line at Chewy.com here. And don’t forget about the variety of other great brands that Chewy.com carries!

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Happy tails…

Merrick Real Cuts Jerky Strips

What dog doesn’t love jerky?

Teton is a big fan. So, when our friends at Chewy.com asked if we’d like to review Merrick’s Real Cuts Jerky Strips, of course I said yes.

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I’ve purchased Merrick treats for Teton since he was a puppy because I like that they are made in the USA of high quality ingredients.

These are some of Teton’s favorites that we typically have in the house.

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Grammy’s Pot Pie Canned Food and Cowboy Cookout Canned Food

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Jr. Texas Taffy and Turkey Steak Patties

Real Cuts Jerky Strips are very similar to both the Texas Taffy and the Turkey Patties.

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A 2.5 oz bag will run you $5.99 and you can choose between three flavors – beef, chicken, or beef liver.

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While they look like they might be a softer jerky treat, they are actually pretty hard.

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However, I had no problem snapping them in half so they could certainly be given in smaller pieces as well as in an entire strip.

Merrick Real Cuts Jerky Strips have only a handful of ingredients in them. We tested the beef flavor and it’s made with beef, rye flour, and salt. Boom!

Other cool things about these Jerky Strips? They’re corn-free, wheat-free, soy-free, and rawhide-free. So, if your dog has allergies this may be a good option for them.

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Check out Chewy.com’s entire Merrick assortment by clicking here.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a hungry puppy who needs feedin’!

Happy tails…

True Chews Premium Jerky Cuts

Teton loves a good bully stick.

I love a company that specializes in good bully sticks.

True Chews does just that.

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That’s their 100% natural Beef Bully Braid. And it’s only $3.99. Awwwww yeah.

I trust True Chews because they focus solely on providing the best possible chews for dogs that are both 100% natural and made in the USA.

When I first found True Chews, they were only selling bully sticks, but thanks to an offer from our friends at Chewy.com, I’ve learned that they have expanded their repertoire to include pig ears and jerky.

While I love bully sticks for their hygiene benefits and longevity, I was interested in trying True Chews’ Premium Jerky Cuts because I don’t typically buy jerky treats for Teton.

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Like their bully sticks, True Chews’ Premium Jerky Cuts are 100% natural.

Check it.

Ingredients: Chicken, Vegetable Glycerin, Distilled Vinegar, Salt, Natural Smoke Flavor, Paprika Extract Color, Garlic Powder, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Rosemary Extract

These suckers smell fresh, and I mean fresh. When I open the bag it’s as if I’m walking into the Oberto factory and Teton comes running from where ever he is in the house.

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The texture and size of the Premium Jerky Cuts are perfect for any dog. Not too hard, not too soft. Big enough to satisfy a large dog but easy to tear if you have a smaller dog or want to watch portions.

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And, as with the other True Chews products, Premium Jerky Cuts are affordable. A 4oz bag is just $4.99.

Booyah.

Added bonus?

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You can eat them too.

If jerky’s your thang.

So, if you or your dog are jonesin’ for some jerky, head over to Chewy.com and check out their selection of chews from True Chews.

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Happy tails…

Natural Balance Jerky Bark

Teton has eaten Natural Balance food since he was a puppy.

We’ve given him quite a few of their treats (and he’s loved them, of course) so I was thrilled when our pals at Mr. Chewy offered to send us a bag of their new Jerky Bark to review.

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I usually buy Teton hard treats because I don’t like it when soft treats get stale, but I’d been eying this Jerky Bark for a while at Petco and hadn’t thrown it in my cart yet.

Side note: I’m not sure why the bag of treats that we received says “Jerky Bars” on it, but my guess is that Natural Balance had a packaging update. :-)

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Jerky Bark is part of Natural Balance’s L.I.T. (Limited Ingredient Treats) line and I love that these treats only have a handful of ingredients in them.

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You know we love sweet potato over here. ;-)

Jerky Bark comes in four recipes – Fish and Sweet Potato (our pick), Duck and Potato, Lamb and Brown Rice, and Chicken and Sweet Potato.

These treats are essentially like a doggie protein bar – thick, dense, yummy, and packed with protein.

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One of the benefits of a softer treat?

You can give them to your dog whole…

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Or easily break them into smaller pieces!

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Not surprisingly, Teton loves these treats. I can’t wait to give them to him on a hike when he needs a little pick-me-up. I think they’ll do the trick.

Jerky Bark is on sale now at Mr. Chewy! If you’ve been wanting a new treat for your dog that has minimal ingredients, give these a try.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go refill this little dude’s Kool Collar.

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It’s hot, hot, hot!

Until next week…