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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Tylee’s Pork Jerky

Over the last few weeks, Teton has been enjoying a new treat that has quickly become a favorite.

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Chewy.com sent over a bag of Tylee’s Human-Grade Pork Jerky and trust me when I say that Teton’s ears perk up when I grab the bag.

Tylee has three types of human-grade jerky and each variety is made with just one ingredient – pork, chicken, or turkey.

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Tylee’s jerky treats come in 8-ounce bags which are pretty hefty. We’re not even 1/3 of the way through the bag and Teton gets a chunk of jerky at least once a day.

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Tylee’s jerky comes in a variety of sizes but you can also pretty easily rip larger pieces into smaller ones if you have a little bitty dog or one whose weight you’re watching.

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Some people balk a bit at the price tag on good quality jerky, but Tylee’s will run you under $13 a bag on Chewy.com and for the size of these bags and quality of the jerky, itself, that is very reasonable.

Once this bag runs out, we’ll likely be buying more from our buddies at Chewy.

Happy tails!

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Starmark Bob-A-Lot

If you haven’t gotten an interactive toy for your dog yet, well then, I feel sorry for your dog. Interactive toys, whether they involve treats or not, are a fantastic way to provide mental and physical stimulation to your dog. They keep things interesting, which is something we can all appreciate.

Last month, Teton got a new interactive treat toy from Chewy.com. We’ve tried a handful and I think this is probably the most well-made and one of the best executions we’ve seen.

Dog Moms and Dog Dads, I present to you, the Starmark Treat Dispensing Bob-a-Lot.

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The Bob-a-Lot comes in either small or large. Small is recommended for dogs that are 20 lbs and less, while large is best for dogs over 20 lbs and can hold as much as three cups. Woof.

Teton can be a finicky eater when it comes to his breakfast and dinner, so I prefer to fill interactive toys with treats so he’s more motivated to play with them, but if you have a dog who inhales their dinner or is generally super excited to eat, you could definitely put their normal kibble into the Bob-a-Lot and make them work for it!

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The Bob-a-Lot lid screws on and off and the top of the toy is where you dump in the treats.

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Teton’s latest favorite treat I purchased at a boujie pet store in Seattle, but as luck would have it, Chewy.com carries them!

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These are Sojos Good Dog treats in the Blueberry Cobbler flavor. They are tiny little crunchy bones that are easily broken, which is what I did before putting a few into the Bob-a-Lot. They’re small enough that you wouldn’t need to break them, but I like to because, well, it makes Teton work harder and longer.

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While you’re loading the Bob-a-Lot, you might get a creeper.

Once it’s locked and loaded and the top is screwed back on, you can adjust the hole that the treats come out of.

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Obviously, the more narrow the hole the harder it will be for your dog to get the treats out. I made it just slightly more narrow for Teton the first time he tried it, and I think that was a good difficulty level for him.

A few things to note.

I think Teton could have used the small size Bob-a-Lot, but the large is perfectly fine, too.

This sucker is on sale for under $20 (large) or under $14 (small) on Chewy.com right now and it’s worth it. Take mine (and Teton’s) word.

That’s all for now.

Happy tails…

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Zuke’s Lil’ Links & Why I Love Chewy.com

Happy Sunday!

Anyone else genuinely like Mondays? Don’t get me wrong; I always get a little sad on Sunday evening thinking about the weekend being over, but I’ve gotten myself to a place where I actually like the clean slate of a Monday. It’s oddly motivating and refreshing.

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Teton and I had a really great walk this morning on the boardwalk. ♥

First off in this blog post, I have to tell you why I have a new love for Chewy.com.

While I am an ambassador and do receive treats for Teton in exchange for reviews, the reason I have a new love for them is completely separate from that. Not only am I an ambassador, but I am also a regular Chewy.com customer. So, when I recently purchased a dog ramp for Teton to get in and out of my car and it didn’t quite work for us, I called Chewy to initiate a return.

The ramp I purchased was this one and there was absolutely nothing wrong with it. It just didn’t end up working for us.

Much to my surprise, the customer service representative that took my call told me to take the ramp to a local animal shelter and donate it and that Chewy would refund my money. You heard that right. Chewy had me donate this brand new $70 ramp to my local animal shelter and still refunded my money.

I was floored. Yes, I cried a little. Happy tears! I asked whether they needed some type of proof of donation and was told no and that Chewy just wants to see their products used toward a good cause in these types of instances and that they are happy to do it. My local animal shelter was thrilled to have the ramp.

One more reason to love Chewy.com!

This month, Teton has been enjoying a treat from Zuke’s – their Lil’ Links Pork and Apple Recipe.

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These treats come in a handful of flavors and are less that $6 a bag, which lasts a while if you alternate between treats like we do.

Lil’ Links are grain-free and made in the U.S. They boast a limited ingredient list including pork, apples, carrots, and potatoes.

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I’ve noticed recently that Teton is much more picky about his treats. Specifically, he has to really love something to take it if it’s a crunchy, hard-to-chew treat. Lil’ Links are nice because they’re super soft and easy to chew.

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Since they’re so soft, they are easily broken if you have a smaller dog, multiple dogs, or one that’s watching his/her weight. đŸ˜‰

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Teton prefers them unbroken.

Zuke’s Lil’ Links are a treat we would definitely purchase in the future! Check out all of the Lil’ Links flavor options here.

Happy tails!

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Himalayan Dog Chew’s Yaky Churros

Hard to believe that March is right around the corner, amiright?

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I also can’t believe (and am in denial) that Teton, The Little Blogger himself, will be 10 years old in November.

Let’s not talk about that.

Instead, we’ll talk about an awesome new treat that Chewy.com sent us to try.

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These are the Himalayan Dog Chew Yaky Churros and they are fan-freaking-tastic.

Himalayan Dog Chews are one of our favorite chews of all time, but I like the Yaky Churros because they are significantly softer and seem a bit easier for Teton to gnaw on.

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They’re made of just a handful of ingredients and come in bags of 4.

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We opted for the vegetable variety because micronutrients are our friend, but they also come in cheese and fish flavors.

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Each Yaky Churro is roughly 5-inches long and lasts Teton 5 – 7 minutes. This isn’t that long in terms of a chew, but I know he gets a good teeth cleaning when he eats these because of the way in which he has to break it apart to chew and digest it.

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I really like the Himalayan Dog Chew Yaky Churro for a fun, quick and easy treat for Teton.

The price is right on all three flavors so head over to Chewy.com to check them out!

 Happy tails…

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Blue Buffalo Santa Snacks

Happy Holidays!

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Last week this nerd made my dreams come true by letting me smother him while he sat on my lap for a good 20 minutes. ♥ It’s the little things.

Speaking of little things, the details in the treats I want to share with you today are what make them so special.

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These are Blue Buffalo’s Santa Snacks, AKA “Kringle’s Cookies,” and they’re our December treat from our friends at Chewy.com. I think we’ve tried more treats than your average dog and we’ve never had them in the shape of trees, stars, and gingerbread men!

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“The holiday biscuits YULE love sharing.” I mean, come on. Yes.

Santa Snacks are made, like all Blue Buffalo treats, without chicken or poultry by-product and are free of corn, wheat, and soy. This particular variety is baked with oatmeal and cinnamon, so it may as well be a bowl of human oatmeal.

Other great ingredients in Santa Snacks are pumpkin, flaxseed, carrots, and rosemary oil.

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Mrs. Clauss’s recipe. đŸ˜‰

I love Blue Buffalo treats of the crunchy variety like Santa Snacks because they are crunchy without being so crunchy that it sounds like your dog is breaking teeth when he or she eats them. These make a crumbly mess but in the best way possible!

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Teton will be enjoying his Santa Snacks for the rest of this month and into January since the bag is loaded with treats.

Check out the entire assortment of Blue Buffalo treats on Chewy.com by clicking here.

Have a safe and happy holiday! See you next year!

Happy tails…

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Crazy Dog Walkies! Fit Bites

Happy Thanksgiving from this dweeb.

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He’s wearing his Ruffwear Sun Shower raincoat which I almost forgot we had and is clearly a necessity in Western Washington in fall/winter.

This Thanksgiving, Teton and his cousins will be munching on our November treats from Chewy.comCrazy Dog Walkies! Fit Bites.

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Crazy Dog, known for their training treats – aptly named Train-Me! – is based in California and produces a line of shampoos and grooming sprays in addition to their treats.

Walkies! Fit Bites are treats designed for active dogs and are in the shape of a tiny footprint.

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If that doesn’t sell you, I don’t know what will. Because, well, look at them.

Walkies! Fit Bites are as small as they look, which makes them great training treats, on-the-go treats, and treats for any size dog.

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The ingredient list is longer than some, but these treats have some great things in them like flax seed, salmon oil, and carrots. One of Teton’s top five favorite foods is carrots. If you’re wondering what the other four are, in no particular order…watermelon, cantaloupe, blueberries, and Spiderman Cheese Webs.

Walkies! Fit Bites come in three flavors – bacon, chicken, and beef. Note that all of the flavors are made with chicken cartilage, so these treats are not a good option for a dog who is allergic to chicken like Teton’s pal Copper.

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If you are searching for a new tiny treat to feed your dog, whether you’re working on training or would like something for activities like walking, hiking, or dog parking, all the Walkies! Fit Bites are available on Chewy.com and are $5 or less.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Dog Moms and Dads!

Happy tails…

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