ACANA Lamb & Apple Treats + Shirts for the Dog Lover in Your Life

Hello! Where is that waving emoji girl when I need her? That might be my second favorite emoji of all time.😀

It’s been a hot minute since I blogged. Yikes. Between Thanksgiving, some traveling, and getting sick, I am happy to home for the rest of the year and looking forward to the holidays!


Today I’ve got a new treat to share with you from Check out the ACANA Lamb & Apple Dog Treats.


Oh,  yeah. That bag is open. And we’re about through the darn thing because Teton and his cousin Henley Pretzel have been gettin’ DOWN on these treats.

ACANA’s freeze-dried treats come in a handful of flavors including the one we tried – lamb & apple. I have to say, we got the most tame of the flavors because two of the others are pork & squash and mackerel & greens!


Not many ingredients in these little nibblers. We ♥ that! They’re also made in the U S A. Winning.

In my experience, freeze-dried treats are almost always a favorite for any dog. They are easy to chew and digest (it seems) and they smell super strong and delicious.


These treats are super awesome because they are small (and easily broken to make even smaller pieces) which makes them both great treats on their own but also fun little sprinkles for the top of your dog’s food. (Sometimes we like to treat ourselves with sprinkles in this household.)

ACANA’s line of freeze-dried treats is available here at They’d make a great stocking stuffer for your pup!

Ok, warning. Severe selfies ahead.

One of my favorite things to shop for and review are dog products for humans. You know…shirts, mugs, keychains, art, that type of thing. So, being that Christmas is right around the corner (seriously, people, get your shopping done before it’s too late!) I wanted to share with you a few recent purchases and one gift that may just be perfect for the dog lover in your life.


Exhibit A. This tank from Wags & Weights. Describes my life. Is amazing. The end.

img_8795Exhibit B. This sweatshirt. A birthday gift from my homie (thanks, girl!). Also describes my life. Available here on Etsy.


Exhibit C. This shirt that I clearly needed last weekend when I was visiting my bestie in Arizona. Available here from Farfetched Apparel, along with a zillion other adorable shirts and goodies.

Ok, selfie time has concluded.

I’m off to drink from this, my new favorite mug.


See you next time for some more Christmas gift ideas for that dog lover in your life!

Happy tails…



Caru Venison Recipe Baked Bites

Happy Wednesday! This week I am thankful for a short week, being that this Monday was Labor Day. I was ready for the weekend yesterday.

Over this last weekend, we had Teton’s cousin, Baron Henley Von Pretzel (Henley P. for short) for a sleepover.


All weekend long, he and Teton munched on these Caru Venison Recipe Baked Bites.


Never heard of Caru? I hadn’t, either. But, they’ve won me over with their story. Also, Caru means “to love” in Welsh. ♥

These soft, easily digested treats are made of just a handful of ingredients including venison, blueberries, and cranberries. And you know Teton loves blueberries.


All of Caru’s treats and food are made in the USA of human grade ingredients. In addition, they’re made only in small batches to ensure the best possible outcome in their finished products. Something unique to Caru is their responsible packaging. Caru’s stew line is packaged in Tetra Pak cartons which are made of 70% paper!


(Review to come on Caru’s Real Turkey Stew.)

While Teton and Henley P. tried the venison flavor of Caru’s Baked Bites, there are a multitude of flavors you can choose from, depending on your dog’s favorites. Some intriguing flavors include wild boar, duck, and alligator!


Teton is significantly bigger than Henley, but these are great treats for any size dog because you can easily rip them apart to feed more or less. Henley P. sometimes rejects treats but it’s safe to say that he considers these “high value treats” because he never once refused to take one from me.😉


Teton, either.

You can find Caru treats and stews through the find us page on their website.

Check out their Facebook page and Instagram, too! I ♥ Instagram.

Big thanks to Caru for sending us these high value treats to try out.😀

Check back next week for our review of Caru’s Real Turkey Stew! Nom.


Anxiety and Your Chihuahua: A Henley Pretzel Post

Henley Pretzel gets nervous. He’s part chihuahua, what can we say? When nervous, he shakes, pants, and sings the song of his people.

Exhibit A:

Henley’s triggers seem to be the usual things that make most dogs nervous: Fireworks, thunder, lightening, loud trucks, car rides, etc. For the 4th of July this year, Henley and cousin Teton went camping to get away from the fireworks. Henley enjoyed his first firework-free camping trip.

Exhibit B:

Henley Pretzel

Slug or adventure dog? Your pick. No middle ground.

When Henley gets nervous, we will always put on his Thundershirt (which we blogged about here), and basically hold him and pet him until he calms down.

Henley’s newest trigger is the portable air conditioner that hangs out in the bedroom at night. As best as we can tell, it’s not so much as having the air conditioner ON that bothers him, but it’s when we TURN it on when he’s in the room that makes him nervous. If it’s on when he enters the room, no big deal. Weird, right?)

In any event, putting him in his Thundershirt helps, but we were interested in what else we could do. I went over to my local Mud Bay store and the saleswoman recommended VetriScience Composure dog chews. I think they were about $15 for a 30 count at Mud Bay, but Chewy has them for $10! Score!

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The chews are made of natural ingredients and chicken liver flavored. For dogs up to 51 lbs, it says they can have one chew per day or as needed, although it is safe to double or triple the dose in high stress scenarios.



Henley’s a 14-pounder, so last night, when I turned on the AC and he got nervous, we cut one of the chews in half for him. We didn’t know how it would affect him, so better to go on the small side to start. We also put on his Thundershirt, for good measure.


It took about 15 minutes or so, but we saw a noticeable change in him! He stopped shaking and started breathing more normally and pretty soon was fast asleep for the rest of the night. And he was up like normal this morning, raring to go on our morning walk! We’ll definitely be using the VetriScience Composure chews again if we need to, while simultaneously trying to avoid triggering Henley’s anxiety in the first place.

The chews get ⅘ stars on Chewy and 4.8/5 stars on Amazon, so seems like other people have had success with VetriScience Composure chews, as well.

Make sure you talk to your vet if you have any concerns about your pet ingesting anything new, if you have concerns!

Thanks for the guest post, Henley P.! 

Happy tails…

Natural Balance Wild Pursuit Dog Treats

Happy Sunday!

Happy Sunday

Teton had quite the social calendar this weekend, so both he and I are looking forward to a lazy Sunday.😉 He’ll be snoozin’ all day and I’ll be doing my typical Sunday things…laundry, cleaning, and cooking. It’s actually usually a pretty relaxing day for me.

All week long Teton (and his pals) have been munching on these new treats that hooked us up with.

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These are Natural Balance’s new Wild Pursuit treats. We got the lamb lung variety but they are also available in venison lung. Made with just one ingredient – lamb lung – these treats are grain-free, full of protein, and extra crunchy. They also smell just plain awful which makes them very, very tasty for your dog.

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Both the venison and lamb lung varieties are available in a 2.5-oz bag and are on sale for $6.69 on Teton has been getting 1-2 of these little nuggets a day and we have a lot of life left in our bag!



More, please?

Check these out if your dog likes dehydrated treats! They’re a great option.

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.

Ziwi Peak Good-Dog Treats

Happy Summer!

I am loving the warm weather here in Washington State but Teton is pretty darn hot. He wears his Kool Collar every day and that helps a lot, but I’m sure he prefer it if the weather never got above 75 degrees.🙂

If you are in need of a new treat for your dog this summer, snag a bag of Ziwi Peak’s Good-Dog Treats from

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Our friends at were kind enough to send us a bag of the lamb recipe to test a few weeks ago. Teton loves these treats because they are extra soft and extra smelly!

Here he is on his new bed waiting for one…

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Ziwi Peak’s Good-Dog Treats in the lamb recipe have just a few ingredients including lamb meat and parsley and they’re grain-free with no preservatives or extra fillers.

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These little nibblers come in small strips that are easily broken to make training treats. I like to hide them in interactive toys like the Outward Hound Doggy Blocks because they smell great to Teton which makes them a motivating reward.

Ziwi Peak’s Good-Dog line of treats come in lamb, venison, and beef flavors and they’re all on sale at now!

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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.

Merrick Backcountry Steak Patties

Wow! It’s been SO long since I posted. (Insert exasperated emoji face here.) Between vacations, dog-sitting, coaching, and working the time flew by and apparently I fell off the blogosphere.

We dog-sat our nephew, Henley Pretzel, a few weeks ago.

Henley Pretzel

He was a good little turkey. Teton loves his cousin.


(Taking a break from playing.)

While Henley P. was at our house, I had the boys (what we collectively refer to Teton and Henley as) try out some new treats from

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The Great Plains Real Steak Patties from Merrick’s Backcountry line are a grain-free treat made with a short list of great ingredients.

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Beef and sweet potatoes are some of my favorite ingredients (for Teton and for me)! Five minutes ago, I didn’t really know what mixed tocopherols were but thanks to my friend Mr. Google, I now do.

Mixed tocopherols are a natural preservative that also serve as a source of vitamin E. Vitamin E has circulatory health and immune system benefits and is even said to slow aging and protect against cancer.

Merrick’s Great Plains Real Steak Patties are a hard, crunchy treat. They can be broken into smaller pieces but not with ease. I typically give Teton and entire patty but with Henley being significantly smaller, he usually got 1/3 or 1/2 of a patty.

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I’ve given Teton a variety of Merrick treats these past seven years and I’ve been pleased with all of them. These particular treats are a great option if your dog likes some crunch!

Right now on all of the Merrick Backcountry are on sale for $6.99. Along with the Great Plains Real Steak Patties that we tried, you can snag a bag of Wild Prairie Real Turkey and Sweet Potato Patties, Great Plains Real Beef Sausage Cuts, Pacific Catch,  Real Salmon Jerky, or a handful of other flavors.

Thanks to Chewy for hooking us up!

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.

The Honest Kitchen’s Bone Broth

Happy Monday!

I made bone broth once. Not gonna lie, it made me feel pretty hardcore. I brought it to work and drank it for a snack. Yeah, never going to do that again. I felt like I needed a shower afterwards and I’m 92% sure I smelled like a barn when I was done drinking it.

Who wouldn’t care if they felt like they needed a shower after eating something or if they smelled like a barn? Your dog, of course!

It never even occurred to me to give The Little Blogger Dude (Teton) bone broth, but when offered me a sample this month I thought, well, sure! That makes sense!


Meet The Honest Kitchen’s Bone Broth.🙂

“They” say that bone broth is good for the gut because of the gelatin in it. Additionally, it’s loaded with glucosamine so it’s beneficial for joints. Bone broth also supports the immune system.

The Honest Kitchen’s Bone Broth has turmeric in it. Turmeric is all the rage lately for us humans, but for many of the same reasons, it’s great for dogs and cats. Turmeric helps the heart by lowering bad cholesterol and by helping to thin the blood. It also helps the liver metabolize fat and is considered to have cancer fighting properties.


This 5-ounce tin will make roughly 10 cups of broth for your dog or cat. Making it is super simple…


Inside each tin is a bunch of powder, which is the dehydrated broth and some other good stuff.


I grabbed a mason jar and measuring spoons to start.


Then I filled the mason jar with hot (not boiling) water and scooped a tablespoon of the powder into it.


After that, I whisked the powder up with a fork until it looked about like this:


And I poured it into Teton’s bowl.


Teton didn’t get it at first.


But then he lapped it right up.😉


While this tin makes 10 cups, I doubt we’ll go through it too fast because I plan on just using this as a supplement for Teton, rather than giving it to him every day. He gets a raw bone for dinner twice a week so this is the perfect addition to his dinner on those evenings.

The Honest Kitchen’s Bone Broth is definitely different but I love how many benefits it boasts for Teton. If you’re looking for something new to infuse into your dog’s diet, give it a try!

Thanks to for letting us test this one out.

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.