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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We Leash

Does your dog pull when you walk him or her? Or, perhaps you have a dragger who doesn’t even seem interested in walks. Either way, last month I was introduced to an interesting product called the We Leash that I want to share with you.

I could try to explain the We Leash myself, but I think it’s easier to share their video. 🙂

The We Leash is undoubtedly one of the most unique leashes I’ve ever seen and I love that it’s designed to reduce the feeling of restraint while also promoting the connection between a dog and his or her Dog Mom or Dad.

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Available in two sizes – one for dogs under 40 pounds and one for dogs over 40 pounds – the We Leash can also be configured as a “regular” leash if for some reason your dog doesn’t hold his or her end on a particular day or for a period of time.

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As if the We Leash weren’t unique enough, you can also get one of three We Toys – a giraffe, aardvark, or chicken – or one of the We Binkies to aid in training.

We Toys and We Binkies attach quickly and easily to the We Leash and are free of stuffing and nice and floppy so that they can be easily held in your dog’s mouth at one end of the leash.

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(Close-up of the We Toy Aardvark We Leash attachment)

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(We Binkie in action) 

If you’ve been struggling to walk your dog and find that toys are a motivator for your pooch, why not give the We Leash and either a We Toy or We Binkie a try? If you do, I’d love to hear what you think!

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. 

K9 Natural Canned Food & Toppers

Happy summer!

Today was a perfect summer day in the Pacific Northwest. I got up early, went for a bike ride, came home to make a big breakfast, and am currently relaxing before the week starts!

It’s hot today, so Teton is wearing his Kool Collar. I can’t recommend this product highly enough, especially in the summer months.

Today, I have a new product to share with you and a new product reviewer.

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Remember Milo (AKA Miles)?

Milo did me a favor this past week and tested the K9 Natural line of toppers and canned food.

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The kind folks at K9 Natural sent this adorable bag of goodies, filled with two flavors of toppers and two of their canned food.

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K9 Natural is a New Zealand-based company that makes food and treats for both dogs and cats. In addition to using only sustainable, free-range, and grass-fed ingredients, all of their products are grain free and do not contain fillers.

While they have everything from frozen food to treats, Milo tested their toppers and canned food!

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Specifically, he ate the Beef Feast Topper and the Beef Feast Can.

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And he loved them both!

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Curious about K9 Natural nutrition stats? Check it out. All of their products are comprised of:

  • 90% meat from a single source protein
  • 5% New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels, Eggs
  • 5% fruits and vegetables, vitamins, minerals and oils
  • 0% grain, gluten, gmo, rice, potato or fillers

If you’ve been toying with the idea of feeding your dog raw food, I recommend K9 Natural. Their line of toppers and canned food are a great introduction to the brand and I’ve heard many good things about their line of frozen and freeze-dried food!

While K9 Natural is based in New Zealand, their products are available in the US, Canada, and a handful of other countries. If you give them a try, let us know what you think!

Big thanks to K9 Natural for sending us your toppers and canned food. Miles thanks 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. 

Petcube Play Review

I’m pretty freaking stoked to share my review of the Petcube Play with you today. This is hands-down the coolest product I’ve received and I know you’re going to love it!

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The Petcube Play is an interactive camera that allows you not only to see what your pet is doing while you’re away from the house, but also to talk to and hear your pet through 2-way audio and play with your pet with a laser!

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You do all of this through your phone and the set up and use of the Petcube Play is insanely easy, which is a huge plus.

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Inside the Petcube Play is the camera itself, power adaptor, power cable, and a quick and easy start guide to get set up in a matter of minutes.

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Here is what the Petcube Play looks like unboxed.

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For size reference, here is is next to some votive holders. It’s fairly small, which is great if you’re someone who doesn’t like big electronics sitting in your living room or other area of the house.

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To get the most out of the Petcube Play, it’s recommended that you set it up wherever your pet spends the most time during the day. For Teton, that’s the living room, where he can watch for predators and protect the house.

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Once you’ve set up the Petcube Play itself, you’ll want to download the app. From there, it’s a few quick adjustments in your settings and you’ll be ready to rock!

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Aside from the live view (which you get to by simply touching the play icon above “herdogblog’s petcube”), one of the coolest features of the Petcube Play is Petcube Care. This feature (which you view by touching the heart/paw print icon) actually records and stores video from your Petcube when there is movement or sound detected. In the app settings, you can indicate whether you want to be notified of movement, sound, or both!

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I didn’t know what to expect when I first set up our Petcube Play. If I’m being completely honest, I initially thought, “Ok, I guess this is cool. But, I don’t really think I’ll look at it that often. And I bet the quality isn’t that great.” Another thing I know I said to at least three separate people was, “I’d never pay $200 for this.”

I was wrong. This thing is SO FREAKING COOL. And, yes, I’d pay $200 for it. Why? Three words. Piece of mind.

For example, the videos that follow were recorded by the Petcube Play early one morning after I’d left for work (which is why they’re in night vision).

How is that just not the coolest thing ever?!

I also took a screen shot from a video that Petcube Care recorded that makes me smile every time I look at it.

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Being able to see Teton at any time when I’m away from the house gives me the feeling I had when I used to bring Teton to work with me every day. It puts my mind at ease, brings my blood pressure down, and instantly puts me in a better mood!

You might be wondering what I think of the laser and 2-way audio.

With the laser, Teton has never been one to enjoy chasing, well…anything, so that’s not a feature that will get a lot of use. I know many cats that would thoroughly enjoy it, however!

As for the 2-way audio, I need to test it a bit more. Teton is one of those special dogs that gets very anxious if he can hear my husband or I but not see us. With that being said, my plan is to test the audio by talking to him through it when I’m in another room to see how he reacts and if his little heart can handle it. 🙂 As for listening on the other end through my phone, the audio is flawless!

The Petcube Play comes in three colors and retails at $199.

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Petcube also has a new product coming soon – Petcube Bites. Petcube Bites, instead of a laser, has the ability to fling treats to your pet either on demand or on a schedule. It will retail for $249 and you can pre-order it on the Petcube website today!

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I’m so excited about our Petcube Play that I’ve been telling practically everyone I know (and some that I don’t) all about it. If you’re in the market for a pet camera or if the idea of being able to watch and interact with your pet while you’re away excites you, check out Petcube. The quality is incredible, the set-up is a breeze, and it’s just plain FUN.

Huge thanks to Petcube for sending Her Dog Blog the Petcube Play! I never thought I’d love it as much as I do and now I can’t live without it!

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. 

Mother’s Day Gifts for Dog Moms

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Here are some of my favorite gift ideas for the Dog Mom in your life. ♥︎

Dog Mom AF Shirt

Maybe the most perfect Mother’s Day shirt for a Dog Mom?

Dog Mom AF Tee from FarFetched Apparel 

Wags & Weights Mug White

My favorite mug of all time. Also available in black.

Coffee + My Dog Mug from Wags & Weights 

Dog Mom Hat

Dog Mom Hat 2

The best hat for dog walking.

Dog Mom Hat from Wags & Weights

Miss Moon Print

Any Miss Moon print is sure to please.

Miss Moon Was A Dog Governess Print from Janet Hill Studio

Small Bashful Puppy Jellycat

Everyone loves an adorable stuffed dog!

Small Bashful Puppy Stuffed Animal from Jellycat 

Dog Walker Crew Socks

Every Dog Mom can use another pair of socks. Especially if they’re this adorable.

Dog Walker Crew Socks from Hot Sox 

Frenchie Makeup Bag

Whether she has a Frenchie or not, this makeup bag is too cute to pass up!

French Bulldog Makeup Bag from Happy Bag Co

Dog Bone Necklace

Can’t go wrong with a necklace as adorable as these!

Dog Bone Necklace from Little Miss Lilyan 

Dog a Day Dessert Plate

Everything about these dessert plates are to die for.

Dog-a-Day Dessert Plates from Anthropologie 

No Holds Barked Shorts

How about some lounging shorts?

No Holds Barked Shorts from ModCloth 

Dog Mom Mug

Sigh. I have a thing for mugs.

Dog Mom Mug from Rosanna 

With that, Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Dog Moms out there! ♥︎ Your pups are lucky to have you.

Happy tails…

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.