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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…

Halo Liv-a-Littles + Early Friday Favorites

Hello, and welcome to Thursday evening.

Friday can never come soon enough, can it?

This week Teton has been enjoying some Halo Liv-a-Little treats from Chewy.com. He’s had them before and they didn’t last long so we jumped at the chance to try a new flavor!

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We selected the wild salmon variety to test but these treats also come in beef and chicken. They are freeze-dried and made up of 100% salmon. That’s it.

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I love one-ingredient treats.

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Salmon is fantastic for your dog because it is high in omega 3 fatty acids which have been shown to support the immune system, joints, skin and coat!

Teton seems to love freeze-dried treats more than your average biscuit. I have a theory that they smell more pungent (in a good way) and are more fun to chew so that’s why he likes them. Who knows if I’m right but if Teton has the option between a dry dog bone and a freeze-dried treat he’ll go with the freeze-dried every time.

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Thanks to Chewy for these treats! Don’t forget that they have a huge selection of freeze-dried food and treats if you’re in the market for some new munchies for your dog.

Now, for a few early Friday favorites…

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I’m in love with this Dogs in Sunglasses print from Wonderflies. I must have it.

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This is my newest (and most amazing) find for Teton’s rank breath. Well, this and raw bones. More to come in a later post but I can’t recommend Wysong’s DentaTreat enough.

Doggie Tops

Loving the tees from Doggie Tops! This is the Finnish Lapphund which has the same fluff-factor as Teton. :-)

Elena Shumilova

Check out photographer Elena Shumilova’s work here. I can’t get enough of it.

Dinosaur Collar

Gah! I love dinosaurs. If Teton didn’t have a thousand already I’d order him this one from Woof Couture.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Happy tails…

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Bones

How’s your weekend been?

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(Teton and his favorite treat, the Himalayan Dog Chew.)

Teton has had better weekends because this morning I gave him a bath.

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Doesn’t he look like a pissed off teenager? :-)

Yesterday he got to run around the family farm and he had all sorts of stank on him so into the tub he went. He’s not a fan but was a good sport.

After his bath he munched on a new dental chew that he’s trying – Blue Buffalo’s Wilderness Wild Bones.

Wilderness Bones 5Teton has had dental chews from Blue Buffalo before, but not this particular kind. I was really pleased with their original dental chew – Blue Bones – and even blogged about them on my old domain. But, after our friends at Chewy.com offered to send us Blue Buffalo’s new dental chew, we thought we’d venture away from our standby chews and give them a go!

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As far as ingredients, I’d say the Wilderness Wild Bones are pretty similar to most other dental chews on the market. The same goes for their price. A 10-oz bag that has seven bones is right around $17. Now, for those of you that just had a miniature heart attack, I have something to tell you. Dental bones are not cheap. It took me a good 6 months 5 minutes (remember who you’re talking to here) to get over the price tag, but with regular use, I really believe that Teton’s dental hygiene is vastly improved. However, keep the price in mind when making the leap to dental chews. This particular bag, for example, would only last you one week if you were to give your dog one bone a day.

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While the Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Bones are comparable in price and ingredients, I was disappointed with the time it took Teton to eat one. Other dental chews such as Zuke’s Z-Bones or Natural Balance Dental Chews take Teton up to eight minutes to eat, while the Wilderness Wild Bones only took him three. Regardless, it’s nice to mix it up and give Teton a variety of dental chews so he doesn’t get bored.

If you haven’t tried a dental chew or other hygiene-specific treat for your dog, check out Chewy.com’s entire assortment of dental care products by clicking here. They have everything from bully sticks (yes, those clean your dog’s teeth, too!) to poultry flavored toothpaste to tooth and gum wipes. Chewy is celebrating Dental Health Awareness month so a lot of their dental products are on sale!

Thanks to Chewy for letting us give the Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Bones a try!

Happy tails…

The Honest Kitchen’s Haddock Filets

Hello! Happy Weekend.

Teton was lucky enough to receive two treats from his pals over at Chewy.com this month. Today I’ll tell you about the first and next week I’ll post about the second. (We sure do love Chewy.com and their treat and food offers each month. Thanks, Chewy!)

But first, a photo of Teton. (In case you forgot what he looks like since it’s been 12 years since I posted.) ;-)

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“No dogs in the front seat.” Riiiiiight. And then, after he jumps up, I turn the butt warmer on for him.

Dehydrated treats are on of Teton’s favorites. We’ve tried a lot – he doesn’t discriminate. I wonder if they smell smellier and more amazing to dogs because of the way they’re dried…

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One brand of the many that Chewy.com carries, called The Honest Kitchen, has a line of dehydrated treats that you can feed both you dog and cat. So, that’s pretty sweet.

Teton received a box of the Pure Icelandic Haddock Filets. Mmmmm. Haddock.

This is our favorite kind of treat because it has one single ingredient: dehydrated haddock.

You can’t really go wrong with just one ingredient. Unless it’s the sug or something.

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The Honest Kitchen‘s haddock filets come in portions that are about the length of a fruit leather strip. (Remember fruit leather? Awesome.) They’re much thicker than fruit leather, though. You can very easily break off a piece or two from a portion of the haddock and use it as a training treat and just as easily leave it in tact as a single serving for a larger dog.

One thing I really like about these treats is that they come in a resealable plastic bag, so I know that as long as I don’t forget to seal it right, they won’t go stale. Seemingly little things make a big difference, right?

Teton’s sniffer goes crazy when I open the bag of these haddock treats. I don’t know that he’s ever had haddock – maybe that’s why? Either way, I love that they have one single ingredient, are easy to feed, and are unique in their flavor to keep things interesting for Captain Fuzzy Butt. :-)

Check out Chewy.com’s entire assortment of The Honest Kitchen here (they even have dehydrated dog and cat food) and their line of dehydrated treats here.

One last thing…

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Dogs are the best.

Happy tails…

P.S. I’m using the new editor with WordPress so bear with me if things look wonky for a bit while I get it figured out!

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…

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…