Dr. Tim’s Natural Oxtail Chips

HUMP DAY!

Today’s treat is once again brought to you by Chewy.com and may make you squeamish.

Yep, here’s another doozy.

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Dr. Tim’s Natural Oxtail Chips Genuine Freeze-Dried Dog & Cat Treats

Oxtail is literally the tail of a cow, so…here we are.

I’d never seen oxtail treats before so I didn’t know what to expect, but Teton was extremely curious when I opened the bag.

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Dr. Tim’s Oxtail Chips are, like their tripe counterparts, made in the U.S.A. with 100% beef oxtail from Wisconsin cows.

Also like the tripe, the oxtail comes in a variety of sizes. We found that most were quite large and not easily broken.

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However, some were on the smaller size and likely better for small to medium sized dogs. (I can’t imagine a cat eating these…)

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I offered a smaller oxtail chip to Teton’s cousin, Henley Pretzel…

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…who was unable to eat it because it was quite hard.

Now, Dr. Tim’s packaging says you can soak these oxtail chips in water to make them more tender. We didn’t try that but it’s good to know for those of you with dogs that have sensitive teeth and gums or smaller dogs that have a hard time with hard treats like Henley.

While the idea with oxtail is that the cartilage helps to clean your dog’s teeth, these treats were too hard for both Henley and Teton. I let Teton work on one for a while but the crunching sound it made didn’t sit well with me (helicopter mom) so I made the decision to take it away.

Dr. Tim’s Natural Oxtail Chips aren’t for us but I do think they’d be just fine for large dogs and those that are aggressive chewers. The oral health benefits are outstanding and based on Teton’s interest in the treats, I imagine most dogs will jump at the chance to give them a try!

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Happy tails!

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Dr. Tim’s Natural Clean Tripe Treats

I know what you’re thinking. Tripe? Insert vomit emoji here. Yes, tripe is stomach lining and that seems gross, but it has a number of benefits:

  • high in protein
  • contains digestive enzymes and probiotics
  • rich in fatty acids
  • minimally processed

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One of the best ways to get tripe into your dog’s diet is in the freeze-dried form because it’s less messy and doesn’t smell horrendous (but still smells delicious to your dog).

Our first experience with freeze-dried tripe was Dr. Tim’s Natural Clean Tripe Genuine Freeze-Dried Dog & Cat Treats.

Dr. Tim’s tripe treats are made in the U.S.A. with 100% beef tripe from Wisconsin cows.

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The 4-ounce bag (available on Chewy.com for $13.99) comes filled to the brim with a variety of sizes of tripe “chips” that can be fed to either your dog or cat. I like that there are large and small chunks so you can pick which is right for your pet based on their size and appetite.

Case in point, Teton might get a few chips while Henley Pretzel just gets one.

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Speaking of those two, they both ranked Dr. Tim’s as a high value treat. đŸ˜‰

We have another Dr. Tim’s treat review headed your way later this week, so stay tuned for that.

Happy tails!

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Goody Box Grain-Free for Dogs

Hello, friends!

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Teton and I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and that you squeeze every last drop of that wonderfulness out before tomorrow comes. ♥

This morning, we met a great friend and her dog and walked a local trail, then had a tasty coffee and breakfast together. Friends and dogs and coffee. The little things truly are the big things, aren’t they?

Speaking of big things, I’m really, really excited to tell you about this F U N new product from Chewy.com…

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Meet the Goody Box Grain-Free Box for Dogs!

Goody Boxes are specially curated boxes for Chewy.com for either dogs or cats. They come in eight varieties – four for dogs and four for cats.

I’ve always been intrigued by the monthly subscription boxes out there but these are far more appealing to me because you don’t have to many any sort of commitment when you order them. Each box costs $19.95, ships for free, and is filled with tons of goodies!

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When I say tons of goodies, I really mean tons of goodies.

The booklet inside each box has information on what’s inside…

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I was pretty surprised to see how full the box was!

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Here’s what was inside our Goody Box Grain-Free Box:

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A package of Solid Gold Superfoods Turkey, Sweet Potato & Cinnamon Grain-Free Chewy Dog Treats

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…something from one of our new favorite brandsNulo Freestyle Grain-Free Duck Recipe Dog Training Treats

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Merrick Power Bites Real Texas Beef Recipe Grain-Free Soft & Chewy Dog Treats, which we already know we love

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…something new and exciting from K9 Natural – Meat Mates Beef Meal Mixer Freeze-Dried Grain-Free Dog Food Topper

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…yep, there’s more – Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredients Diets White Fish & Sweet Potato Formula Flaked Grain-Free Wet Dog Food

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…and last, but certainly not least, this tiny adorable Hartz Bug Eyes Dog Toy.

This box is legit. And all the Goody Boxes look legit!

There’s one for small dogs called the Tiny But Mighty, a Made in the USA box which has products entirely from the USA (whereas the Natural Balance food, for example, is made in Thailand), a Happy Birthday box (I die), and of course, the Grain-Free box.

I love the idea of gifting this box to a friend’s dog for their birthday or to a new dog or cat owner who has adopted from a local shelter or rescue. What a fun gift both to give and receive! It could be especially fun for new pet owners to help them figure out some brands their dog or cat may like.

Big thanks to Chewy.com for hooking us up with the Goody Box Grain-Free box this month.

Teton had a few of the Nulo treats after his long walk today and we’re excited to give the K9 Natural Meat Mates topper a try. We’ll keep you posted on how it is!

Happy tails…

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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!

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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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