Barkworthies Chicken Jerky + Life Lately

The weekend is in sight!

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Did I miss Shark Week? Teton is ready. I also need to be better about things this year and make sure I get the Great White Bite from Cold Stone…

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I mean…

(Update: Shark Week starts this Sunday, July 23rd!)

Teton has been my sidekick a little more than normal lately and I love that.

We stop for coffee together…

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Go to the gym together…

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And give my husband the stink eye together.

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Aren’t dogs just the best?

Speaking of how awesome dogs are, check out Teton’s buddy Copper and he in what might be one of the best photo collages I’ve ever put together.

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This photo = instant happiness

Now that I have all that goodness out of the way, I want to share a new treat from Barkworthies with you!

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The folks over at Barkworthies were kind enough to send Teton their Chicken with Cranberry & Blueberry Superfood Jerky late last month and he’s been munching on it since.

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These chews are made with minimal ingredients including chicken, blueberries, and cranberries.

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They’re a decent size but are thin and easily broken if you have multiple dogs and/or if you’re watching your dog’s weight.

Teton loves these treats! And Barkworthies has a ton of other treats, chews, bully sticks, and antlers. If you’d like to find some Barkworthies treats near you, check out their Find A Local Retailer link.

Thank you to Barkworthies for sending these treats our way!

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.

Meet Basil + Plato Hundur’s Crunch Fish Jerky Fingers

Happy Monday, friends! I’m trying to be one of those people that embraces Mondays and it’s working for me today. Check back with me next week to see if things are the same. 😉

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If you’re not in love with Mondays, here’s something that should cheer you up as long as you don’t have a cold robot heart. This is Basil, my sister’s new puppy. He’s a little bigger now (this was taken a few weeks ago and we all know how fast puppies grow) but still just as adorable and he and Teton are getting to be good pals. There are few things in life more amazing than puppies, am I right? ❤

Oh, here’s another cute puppy.

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Last month, Teton got another treat from his pals over at Chewy.com. This treat is quite literally the stinkiest one we’ve ever received! Which, of course, means that The Little Blogger is in L O V E with it.

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Plato Hundur’s Crunch Fish Jerky Fingers Dog Treats

These delightfully stanky treats are made up of just two ingredients – cod skin and golden redfish skin. Mmmm. Skin.

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A 3.5-ounce bag will run you $4.99 on Chewy.com and I recommend that you give one treat at a time, because this isn’t something you want to break in half or touch for longer than you have to.

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In addition to having a pungent aroma, these treats are thick and crunchy!

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If you aren’t squeamish around the smell of fish, I really like Plato Hundur’s Crunch Fish Jerky Fingers as a treat option. They’re a great source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which means they’re good for your dog’s skin and coat. It’s nice to mix things up from your regular chicken and beef treats, too!

Thanks to Chewy.com for another great treat.

More treat reviews and a fun product review coming soon. Someone got a sleeping bag for the summer and I can’t wait to share it with you!

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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Earthborn Holistic EarthBites

Tomorrow is J U N E and I can hardly believe it.

For the last few weeks, Teton has been munching on a new treat from our buddies over at Chewy.com.

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These are Earthborn Holistic’s EarthBites in the Chicken Meal Recipe.

Made in the USA, these little nuggets of goodness are grain-free and made with blueberries, spinach, molasses and carrots…among other things.

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They are essentially bite-sized but can also be easily broken in half to make a great training treat or a smaller treat if your dog is a little thing or if you’re watching his or her weight.

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Earthborn Holistic EarthBites are soft and chewy and smell great, so Teton has been a total creeper every time I’m near the bag.

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See what I mean?

EarthBites come in a handful of flavors and are just $5.99 a bag! Check them all out here.

Thanks to Chewy for another great treat!

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

Orijen Original Cat Treats

In addition to Baron Henley von Pretzel, Teton has two cat cousins: Lilly and Oliver. Lilly is camera-shy, so the star of today’s guest post is Oliver.

Oliver is a ten-year-old Norwegian Forest Cat. He loves naps, crafting, and sunshine.

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Oliver also loves cat food and cat treats, so he was the perfect specimen to test Orijen’s Original Cat Treats, made with fresh free-run poultry and wild-caught monkfish.

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I caught Oliver on a Monday evening, in his natural habitat.

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Once I popped open the bag, we had immediate interest.

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Maybe a little too much interest.

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Orijen Original Cat Treats are freeze dried, which means they aren’t crunchy, but are softer. These are PERFECT for Oliver, because he’s had to have several teeth removed and isn’t too keen on crunchy treats. He definitely prefers wet cat food over dry cat food, just because it is easier for him to eat. Humans will love that these treats don’t actually smell like monkfish.

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I didn’t actually manage to get any shots of Oliver eating the treats because he wolfed them down so fast. And then knocked over the bag to help himself to an additional 3 or 4.

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Oliver gives the Orijen Original Cat Treats two enthusiastic paws up. He (apparently) loves the poulty-monkfish flavor combo and can easily eat these treats. We’d definitely try these again.

Thanks for the sample, Chewy!

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Oliver, in his younger days. He’s always been a fan of Chewy.

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. 

Primal Pork Liver Munchies

Happy Easter!

I hope you’re spending the day with loved ones and enjoying the  beautiful weather. ♥︎

We recently went to Europe (which is why I haven’t blogged in ages) and while we were there, my friend Melissa watched Teton for us. She always takes the most amazing care of him; I never have to worry about what he’s doing or how he is  because I know he’s having a blast!

While Melissa had Teton for us, she made this:

Teton Paw Print

And she made an adorable bracelet for me with Teton’s name on it. You might think you have a good dog sitter and I might be biased, but I think mine is the best. 😉

Last month, our buddies at Chewy.com sent us a new treat to test and now that we’re back I want to tell you about it!

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These are Primal’s Pork Liver Munchies freeze-dried treats for both dogs and cats. (I love it when treats can be for both, don’t you?)

This 2-ounce bag ($6.99) is loaded with freeze-dried treats containing just one ingredient – pork liver.

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They’re nice and smelly, so Teton loves them and your dog probably will, too. However, they’re definitely not as smelly as some other treats we’ve reviewed, so if you have a sensitivity to ultra-stinky treats, these likely won’t be an issue for you.

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I really love that these treats only have one ingredient.

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Teton and his little chompers (!) like these treats, but they don’t seem to be his favorite. That is, he doesn’t go quite as nuts when I pull out this bag as he does with other treats. One issue that I have with them is that, because they’re freeze-dried, they stick to his teeth and the roof of his mouth, which bothers him a bit. But, that may not be an issue for your dog. 🙂

As far as freeze-dried treats with limited ingredients go, Primal’s line of goodies is high on the list! Check out their assortment on Chewy.com here.

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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. 

Barkworthies Elk Antler

Happy weekend, Dog Moms and Dads!

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This little guy says hello. ♥︎

A few weeks ago, the kind folks at Barkworthies sent Teton an elk antler to review.

Barkworthies has quite the assortment of chews ranging from bully sticks to pork chews to  moose, elk, and deer antlers. Since Teton has tried a lot of different chews in the past, I wanted to see what he’d think of an elk antler since he hasn’t had one for five or more years.

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I requested a large split elk antler, which means that the antler is between 4 and 5 inches and has exposed bone marrow. As I said, Teton has had antlers in the past, and I remembered that he wasn’t as interested in the non-split antlers as he was in the split ones.

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Barkworthies antlers are naturally shed, sourced from the Rocky Mountains, and are one of the most durable chews you can get for your dog. Many dogs will happily spend hours working to get the marrow out of an antler. Because of this, they aid in dental hygiene as they clean your dog’s teeth while they chew.

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Teton was very curious about this chew at first. He licked and sniffed it a lot.

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Once he found the marrow he gave it a few minutes of gnawing…

…and then he walked away and laid down.

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#uninterested

So…plan B. I brought the antler to my friend to give to her dog, Copper.

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And he’s been obsessing over it ever since.

Some dogs just don’t like antlers. And, we all know that Teton can be a little picky when it comes to chews.

For us, chews like the Earth Animal No-Hide Chews and the Himalayan Dog Chew will be our go-tos, but for your dog, especially if he or she is a voracious chewer, antlers are definitely worth trying! They can be on the more expensive side but they last for a very long time and will do great things for your dog’s teeth and gums.

Thanks to Barkworthies for letting both Teton and Copper try your elk antlers.

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.

Earth Animal No-Hide Chews

What up, Sunday!!!

Aside from getting the Sunday night blues (something I’m actively trying to work on not getting), I love me a good Sunday. Sleeping in, grocery shopping, dog walks, food prep, donuts…ahhhhh. The good stuff.

Speaking of good stuff, I started another blog about fitness, food, and healthy living. It’s called Red Fox Fit and I’d love it if you popped over to take a look! Let me know what you think of my first post. 😀

Teton gets a raw bone every Sunday for dinner, so he loves Sundays, too.

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I promise he’s more enthusiastic about the raw bone situation than he looks in this photo.

We attribute Teton’s great dental health to eating raw bones in place of kibble twice a week. If you’re debating whether to give your dog raw bones or food, check out one of my posts on that topic here. Another way that we’ve kept Teton’s teeth clean and healthy is by continuing to give him chews as treats.

You know I love the Himalayan Dog Chew, but I’ve found a new treat that is just as awesome and wanted to share it with you!

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This is the Earth Animal No-Hide Dog Chew and it comes in chicken, beef, and salmon flavors. I snagged both the chicken beef flavors at our local pet store, Mud Bay, for Teton a few months back. Since then, this has been his favorite chew and I’ve been so, so happy with it!

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This chew is made of very basic ingredients like chicken, eggs, and banana and is completely digestible. Most importantly, it’s rawhide-free.

Rawhide bones – made (literally) of the inner layer of cow hides – are dangerous to feed your dog because they are taxing to digest and often become either stuck in the digestive tract or esophagus. It’s not uncommon for a dog to choke on large pieces of rawhide, either, especially if not monitored while chewing a rawhide bone.

The “answer” to rawhide has, in the past, been things like the Himalayan Dog Chew, antlers, or even raw meat bones from cows or bison. I’m all for those types of chews but the Earth Animal No-Hide Chews are great because they’re cheaper (!), they don’t leave a mess (raw bones are pretty bloody), and they last a long time (at least for Teton).

Speaking of Teton…

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I mean…

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Anywhats, if you’re looking for a chew for your dog, please give these a go because they’re L E G I T. And no, I wasn’t sent these to test; I actually bought them and continue to do so because Teton loves them so much!

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Have a wonderful week!

Happy tails…