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 Chewy.com.

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Our friends at Chewy.com 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 Chewy.com 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.

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

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(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 Chewy.com.

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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 Chewy.com 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 Chewy.com offered me a sample this month I thought, well, sure! That makes sense!

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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And I poured it into Teton’s bowl.

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Teton didn’t get it at first.

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But then he lapped it right up.😉

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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 Chewy.com 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.

Blue Buffalo Dental Bones

Did you know that February is National Pet Dental Health Month?

There are a number of ways to care for your dog’s teeth and gums. For some dogs, physically brushing their teeth (with a yummy chicken-flavored toothpaste, perhaps) may be the way to go. For others, like Teton, raw bones are a great option. And if you’re somewhere in between, you may opt to give your dog dental bones.

We received a bag of Blue Buffalo Dental Bones from our pals at Chewy.com earlier this month to try out.

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These bones come in four different sizes – Mini, Small, Regular, and Large. The size you feed your dog depends on his or her size. There are even some options for puppies!

Made of ingredients like flaxseed, carrots, blueberries, and parsley, each Blue Buffalo Dental Bone is designed to clean your dog’s teeth as they chew on it and to freshen their breath.

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Teton loves ’em.

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Many varieties of dental bones are on sale now at Chewy.com so if you want to start adding them to your dog’s diet, check out this link and snag a bag or two.

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What’s your dog’s favorite way to have his/her teeth cleaned?

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.

Blue Buffalo Kitchen Cravings Savory Sizzlers

Happy Saturday!

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A few weekends ago we went snowshoeing and my husband took this picture of Teton. It reminds me of movie poster or something. Adorable and creepy and mysterious all at the same time.:-)

This week and last Teton has been mowing down Blue Buffalo’s Kitchen Cravings Savory Sizzlers.

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Our pals at Chewy.com sent them our way and I’m almost 100% positive that Teton could smell them through the bag and the box they came in.

The minute I opened the bag, they reminded me of Beggin’ Strips. But these treats from Blue Buffalo are so, so much better.

Here’s what they look like up close.

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That’s one piece ripped into three smaller pieces, which makes this a great treat for big and small dogs alike. Sometimes Teton gets a whole piece to himself and sometimes he splits one with his cousin, Henley Pretzel. Savory Sizzlers are a stronger smelling and softer treat, making them drool-worthy to your dog and easy to chew if you have one with sensitive teeth.

Why would you choose these treats over Beggin’ Strips? I’ll tell you why!

Here is the ingredient list for Blue Buffalo’s Savory Sizzlers.

Deboned Pork, Pearled Barley, Rye, Pea Protein, Potato Protein, Tapioca Starch, Vegetable Glycerin, Cane Molasses, Brown Rice, Brown Sugar, Oatmeal, Gelatin, Canola Oil (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Dried Cultured Skim Milk, Cheese Powder, Bacon Fat, Natural Flavor, Salt, Sunflower Lecithin, Paprika, Potassium Chloride, Carrot, preserved with Citric Acid, Mixed Tocopherols & Oil of Rosemary

And here is the ingredient list for Beggin’ Strips.

Ground wheat, corn gluten meal, wheat flour, water, ground yellow corn, sugar, glycerin, soybean meal, hydrogenated corn syrup, bacon (preserved with sodium nitrite), salt, bacon fat (preserved with BHA and citric acid), meat, phosphoric acid, sorbic acid (a preservative), calcium propionate (a preservative), natural and artificial smoke flavors, red 40, yellow 5, blue 1, yellow 6, added color

I don’t know about you, but I have no clue what red 40, yellow 5, and blue 1 are. And I sure as heck don’t want my dog eating hydrogenated corn syrup if I don’t eat it myself. Also, why is the first ingredient not pork?!?!

If your dog is a fan of jerky-like treats, head over to Chewy.com and snag a bag of these.

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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. 

Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Mixers

Happy New Year!

I didn’t get many dog-themed gifts for Christmas but I did get this gem from my parents:

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Aside from loving what it says, it’s probably the coziest sweatshirt I’ve ever owned. You can snag it here.

This last month Teton has been testing out a treat that our pals at Chewy.com sent us.

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Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Mixers are very similar to Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Minis that Teton tested (and loved) and I blogged about in 2014.

These tiny kibble toppers are freeze-dried and boast a fantastic ingredient list including turkey and turkey liver, pumpkin seeds, carrots, apples, butternut squash, salmon oil, and blueberries…just to name a few.

Teton LOVES freeze-dried treats. In fact, I think they may be his favorite of all the treats we’ve tried. They are easily chewed and digested and generally smell stronger than other treats, which I assume must make them tastier to dogs.😉

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Nature’s Variety Mixers are intended to be added to your dog’s kibble at each meal as an extra source of protein. I’ve found that they make great treats (especially at the vet’s office), as well, if you prefer not to add them to your dog’s food.

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Teton approves!

Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Mixers come in a variety of flavors in both 6-ounce and 14-ounce bags. Check them all out here.

Happy (New Year) tails…

Disclaimer: Her Dog Blog was sent this product in exchange for our honest review and no compensation other than the product was received. 

 

Primal Jerky Organic Chicken Nibs

Hello and happy belated Thanksgiving!

I fell off the face of the earth for a bit when I got sick with the flu and a sinus infection a few weeks ago. Boo.

The only good thing about being sick and missing work and life is that your furry buddy hangs out with you all day.

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We’ve had Henley Pretzel at our house for the past four days. He and Teton have been doing a lot of this:

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We’ve tried a treat or two from Primal in the past but these are hands down the new favorite. These human-grade treats are made of just three ingredients – organic chicken, organic honey, and sea salt.

They are the perfect size for a little dog like Henley…

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The cost per bag at Chewy on these bad boys is $11.79 but this bag has lasted us a long time already and we haven’t even gone through half of it. Little treats like this are my favorite because they last a long time, don’t contribute to weight gain as much as large treats, and make good training treats.

Primal makes treats in a variety of flavors. Check them all out here.

While you’re on Chewy.com, make sure to sneak a peak at their Black Friday sale, which has been extended until they run out of goodies! I need to peruse the site, myself!

Happy tails…