Newman’s Own & Joint Snack Sticks

Happy Monday!

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Why can’t we have every Monday or Friday off? I really believe that we’d all be happier, healthier, and more productive in our personal and work lives. Am I right?!

Today’s review is on a new treat from the Newman’s Own Organics line, available on Chewy.com.

Teton has been enjoying the chicken-flavored Hip & Joint Snack Sticks all week and we’re very pleased with them! Here’s why…

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These treats come in a 5-ounce bag that’ll run you just $3.71. That’s awesome thing number one. Awesome thing number two is that they’re made of great ingredients like chicken, chickpeas, rosemary extract, turmeric, and of course glucosamine and chondroitin. (Read more about glucosamine and chondroitin in one of my previous posts here.)

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More awesome coming your way. They’re made in the United States, they’re free of corn, soy, and wheat, and they are super soft and easily broken making it a great treat for dogs of all ages.

Teton approves, as evidenced by him creepin’ on me as I took these photos.

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If you’ve never given your dog a supplement or treat for their hips and joints, I recommend it. Why? Why not? I, myself, take a glucosamine supplement so why wouldn’t I do the same for my little dude if it’s likely to help his hips and joints?

The Newman’s Own Organics Chicken Hip & Joint Snack Sticks are a great glucosamine and chondroitin treat to try because they’re made with great ingredients and won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

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Now, if you’re in the market for something for your dog-loving self, walk run to TJ Maxx if you have one near you because OMG look at these adorable bags I got there yesterday. ♥

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The tote was $4.99 and the zipper pouch was $2!!! I couldn’t not get them. I’m seriously always on the hunt for dog stuff for humans so please, please let me know if you find anything amazing! You can e-mail me directly at herdogblog@gmail.com!

Happy tails, y’all!

DISCLAIMER: HER DOG BLOG WAS SENT THIS PRODUCT IN EXCHANGE FOR OUR HONEST REVIEW AND NO COMPENSATION OTHER THAN THE PRODUCT WAS RECEIVED.

Merrick Power Bites

Happy Sunday from these two chuckleheads.

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Yep, we’ve got Teton’s lady friend Kyra for a few days. ♥

I’d love to say that these two posed organically for this picture, but they were really hoping I’d drop one of these new treats from Chewy.com on the ground. 😉

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Merrick Power Bites are available in four flavors on Chewy.com, but we got the beef recipe because cows.

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These bite-sized little treats are soft and chewy, which makes them perfect for any size and any age of dog. Just give more or less depending on your dog’s size!

As with all Merrick food and treats (they’re one of our favorite brands!) these are loaded with great ingredients like beef, potatoes, carrots, apples, blueberries, and rosemary extract.

You can tell they smell good to Teton and Kyra because, well…

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Get over to Chewy.com fast if you want to give these treats a try because three of the flavors are on sale for under $4!

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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.

 

Wellness WellBites Treats

Happy New Year!

We rang in the New Year by doing some of this:

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And munching on some of these:

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Our buddies at Chewy.com sent us these Wellness WellBites treats and Teton his been thoroughly enjoying them for the past few weeks.

These soft and chewy treats are made with simple ingredients like beef, turkey, chickpeas, carrots, potatoes, and apples (to name a few).

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Like many soft treats, Wellness WellBites are easily broken if you’d prefer not giving your smaller dog the entire thing. This also applies to those of you who are watching your dog’s weight. 😉

I appreciate any line of treats that come in a variety of flavors, and these come in a ton! Check out all the flavors here.

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I’ll be reviewing lots more treats this month so be sure to check back soon!

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.

 

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!

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

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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!

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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.

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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 Chewy.com. 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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

 

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.

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

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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.

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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!

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(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!

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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. 😉

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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.

DISCLAIMER: HER DOG BLOG WAS SENT THIS PRODUCT IN EXCHANGE FOR OUR HONEST REVIEW AND NO COMPENSATION OTHER THAN THE PRODUCT WAS RECEIVED.

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:

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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 Chewy.com 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 Chewy.com. Teton has been getting 1-2 of these little nuggets a day and we have a lot of life left in our bag!

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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.