American Journey Grain-Free Oven Baked Dog Treats

Happy Summer!

It’s warm and sunny here in Washington State and if anyone complains about the heat I’ll give them a knuckle sandwich.

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Ok; this guy can complain. He’s a bit hot with all that fur. (Note tongue out in support of ultimate relaxation.)

But, we do enjoy the earlier mornings and evenings outside when it’s not sweltering for him.

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Teton, like most dogs I know, loves peanut butter. I also love peanut butter. It’s the superior of all the nut butters.

We’ve tried many peanut butter treats in the past, but this month’s goodie from Chewy.com is a good one to add to the mix!

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These are American Journey Peanut Butter Recipe Grain-Free Oven Baked Dog Biscuit Dog Treats and frankly, anything with the word “biscuit” in the name is fine by me.

American Journey’s line of oven baked dog treats comes in the following flavors:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Lamb
  • Salmon
  • Chicken
  • Turkey

I’m pretty sure Teton would have liked any of the flavors. đŸ˜‰

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These treats will run you under $3 a bag (yasss) and have a relatively limited list of ingredients including chickpeas, peas, and peanut butter (to name a few). They’re made in the USA and free of grain, corn, wheat, and soy.

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American Journey’s Oven Baked Dog Treats are little crunchy discs that are perfect, in my opinion, for any size dog because you can feed a few to a medium or large dog but just one (or even half) to a smaller dog.

I like that these treats are crunchy without being painfully crunchy. Teton has no problem breaking them up and devouring them. I would know, because he loves the smell of these treats and comes tip tapping into the kitchen any time I grab the bag.

For the price, quality, and variety of flavors, this is a wonderful treat. Grab yourself a bag next time you’re at Chewy.com!

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.

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Nulo Freestyle Grain-Free Beef Recipe with Coconut Jerky Dog Treats

Hello, again.

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(More on this incredible thing in an upcoming post.)

Teton and I wanted to pop in to tell you about a treat we’re about to rip open.

Yep, Chewy sent us another bag of Nulo Freestyle treats. This time, in the Grain-Free Beef Recipe with Coconut!

Nulo Freestyle Beef Jerky

We hope this jerky is as good as the jerky we’ve polished off over the last few weeks.

Check out Nulo’s entire line of food and treats on Chewy.com here.

Happy tails!

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Nulo Freestyle Grain-Free Duck Recipe with Plum Jerky Dog Treats

Hey.

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I’ve been curious about the Nulo brand since I first heard about it on social media a few years ago. Some of the athletes I followed at the time posted about it, but I’m pretty sure when they first launched, Nulo only had a line of dry kibble. Teton had been through a range of foods so I wasn’t interested, but now that they have a line of treats, well, say no more!

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Chewy.com sent us a bag of Nulo’s Freestyle Grain-Free Duck Recipe with Plum Jerky treats earlier this month. These treats are made in the USA and slow-cooked in a smokehouse so your dog’s sniffer will go a mile a minute when you tear open the bag.

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Speaking of tearing open the bag, one mind-blowing feature that Nulo has going for them is the use of a Velcro-like material to seal their bags. With this feature, you won’t run the risk of not zipping it tight and causing the treats to get stale. Plus, it’s fun to open and close! (I’m easily amused, apparently.)

The Freestyle Grain-Free Duck Recipe with Plum Jerky treat variety is made with a limited ingredient list that I love. Here are the three main ingredients:

  • Duck
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Plums

And one of the coolest ingredients of all is Nulo’s patented BC30 probiotic, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product. You got all that, right? đŸ˜‰

Essentially, this BC30 probiotic is is a strain the supports your dog’s gut.

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The older Teton gets, the more I notice he prefers soft treats and/or treats that are only slightly crunchy. The Nulo Freestyle treat line (spoiler alert – they have other varieties!) is great because they’re soft and easily torn into the appropriate size for your dog.

Thanks to Chewy.com for another great treat and thanks to Nulo for making treats so those of us that aren’t in the market for new food for our dogs can try out the brand!

Happy tails…

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King Kong

Not King Kong. A wild Teton in his natural habitat.

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A family of Kongs:

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And Teton’s very own Kong complete with Kong Stuff’N Sweet Potato Spread:

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The Kong Classic Dog Toy is one that we bought Teton when we first adopted him. Needless to say, that one is pretty worn out so when Chewy.com asked if they could send us a new one, we enthusiastically said YES!

One thing Teton had never tried, though, was the Kong Stuff’N Sweet Potato Spread.

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Here’s the deal. I don’t love the ingredient list for this stuff, but as an every-once-in-a-while treat it’s not the worst thing out there.

The Kong Stuff’N Sweet Potato Spread is in a toothpaste-like tube and must be refrigerated after opening.

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It’s a little tricky to get perfectly inside the Kong, itself, but maybe that’s because I’m a weird perfectionist with things like that and tried to swirl it around the edges like ice cream.

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Eh. Good enough.

Unfortunately, eh is what Teton expressed when I gave him the Kong.

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He didn’t even lick the inside. Not once.

So, ok. That’s fine. We know Teton is picky. For him, the Kong Stuff’N Sweet Potato Spread isn’t a great choice. Maybe we should have tried the peanut butter variety.

One for two isn’t bad. We looooove our Kong Classic Dog Toy. Here are some of the different ways we use it:

  • Spread peanut butter inside
  • Spread very light peanut butter inside and fill with dry kibble (as a meal); the peanut butter should be just enough so that the kibble sticks to the sides
  • Put a small piece of bread in the top to “seal” it and fill with peanut butter, small treats, etc.
  • Do any of the above and freeze it so it’s extra tough for your dog to get the treat(s) out

If you don’t have a Kong Classic Dog Toy for your pooch, snag one now at Chewy.com because every darn size is under $11!

For puppies, senior dogs, or extreme chewers, Kong offers other options:

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Keep your doggo busy this summer by snagging a Kong, filling it up, and freezing it! It’ll be a perfect treat – a Kongsicle! đŸ˜€

Happy tails…

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Tylee’s Pork Jerky

Over the last few weeks, Teton has been enjoying a new treat that has quickly become a favorite.

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Chewy.com sent over a bag of Tylee’s Human-Grade Pork Jerky and trust me when I say that Teton’s ears perk up when I grab the bag.

Tylee has three types of human-grade jerky and each variety is made with just one ingredient – pork, chicken, or turkey.

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Tylee’s jerky treats come in 8-ounce bags which are pretty hefty. We’re not even 1/3 of the way through the bag and Teton gets a chunk of jerky at least once a day.

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Tylee’s jerky comes in a variety of sizes but you can also pretty easily rip larger pieces into smaller ones if you have a little bitty dog or one whose weight you’re watching.

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Some people balk a bit at the price tag on good quality jerky, but Tylee’s will run you under $13 a bag on Chewy.com and for the size of these bags and quality of the jerky, itself, that is very reasonable.

Once this bag runs out, we’ll likely be buying more from our buddies at Chewy.

Happy tails!

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Starmark Bob-A-Lot

If you haven’t gotten an interactive toy for your dog yet, well then, I feel sorry for your dog. Interactive toys, whether they involve treats or not, are a fantastic way to provide mental and physical stimulation to your dog. They keep things interesting, which is something we can all appreciate.

Last month, Teton got a new interactive treat toy from Chewy.com. We’ve tried a handful and I think this is probably the most well-made and one of the best executions we’ve seen.

Dog Moms and Dog Dads, I present to you, the Starmark Treat Dispensing Bob-a-Lot.

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The Bob-a-Lot comes in either small or large. Small is recommended for dogs that are 20 lbs and less, while large is best for dogs over 20 lbs and can hold as much as three cups. Woof.

Teton can be a finicky eater when it comes to his breakfast and dinner, so I prefer to fill interactive toys with treats so he’s more motivated to play with them, but if you have a dog who inhales their dinner or is generally super excited to eat, you could definitely put their normal kibble into the Bob-a-Lot and make them work for it!

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The Bob-a-Lot lid screws on and off and the top of the toy is where you dump in the treats.

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Teton’s latest favorite treat I purchased at a boujie pet store in Seattle, but as luck would have it, Chewy.com carries them!

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These are Sojos Good Dog treats in the Blueberry Cobbler flavor. They are tiny little crunchy bones that are easily broken, which is what I did before putting a few into the Bob-a-Lot. They’re small enough that you wouldn’t need to break them, but I like to because, well, it makes Teton work harder and longer.

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While you’re loading the Bob-a-Lot, you might get a creeper.

Once it’s locked and loaded and the top is screwed back on, you can adjust the hole that the treats come out of.

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Obviously, the more narrow the hole the harder it will be for your dog to get the treats out. I made it just slightly more narrow for Teton the first time he tried it, and I think that was a good difficulty level for him.

A few things to note.

I think Teton could have used the small size Bob-a-Lot, but the large is perfectly fine, too.

This sucker is on sale for under $20 (large) or under $14 (small) on Chewy.com right now and it’s worth it. Take mine (and Teton’s) word.

That’s all for now.

Happy tails…

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Zuke’s Lil’ Links & Why I Love Chewy.com

Happy Sunday!

Anyone else genuinely like Mondays? Don’t get me wrong; I always get a little sad on Sunday evening thinking about the weekend being over, but I’ve gotten myself to a place where I actually like the clean slate of a Monday. It’s oddly motivating and refreshing.

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Teton and I had a really great walk this morning on the boardwalk. ♥

First off in this blog post, I have to tell you why I have a new love for Chewy.com.

While I am an ambassador and do receive treats for Teton in exchange for reviews, the reason I have a new love for them is completely separate from that. Not only am I an ambassador, but I am also a regular Chewy.com customer. So, when I recently purchased a dog ramp for Teton to get in and out of my car and it didn’t quite work for us, I called Chewy to initiate a return.

The ramp I purchased was this one and there was absolutely nothing wrong with it. It just didn’t end up working for us.

Much to my surprise, the customer service representative that took my call told me to take the ramp to a local animal shelter and donate it and that Chewy would refund my money. You heard that right. Chewy had me donate this brand new $70 ramp to my local animal shelter and still refunded my money.

I was floored. Yes, I cried a little. Happy tears! I asked whether they needed some type of proof of donation and was told no and that Chewy just wants to see their products used toward a good cause in these types of instances and that they are happy to do it. My local animal shelter was thrilled to have the ramp.

One more reason to love Chewy.com!

This month, Teton has been enjoying a treat from Zuke’s – their Lil’ Links Pork and Apple Recipe.

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These treats come in a handful of flavors and are less that $6 a bag, which lasts a while if you alternate between treats like we do.

Lil’ Links are grain-free and made in the U.S. They boast a limited ingredient list including pork, apples, carrots, and potatoes.

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I’ve noticed recently that Teton is much more picky about his treats. Specifically, he has to really love something to take it if it’s a crunchy, hard-to-chew treat. Lil’ Links are nice because they’re super soft and easy to chew.

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Since they’re so soft, they are easily broken if you have a smaller dog, multiple dogs, or one that’s watching his/her weight. đŸ˜‰

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Teton prefers them unbroken.

Zuke’s Lil’ Links are a treat we would definitely purchase in the future! Check out all of the Lil’ Links flavor options here.

Happy tails!

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