Caru Real Turkey Stew

Happy Saturday!

This week, Teton has been enjoying Caru’s Real Turkey Stew on his breakfast and dinner.


Caru’s line of stews are made in the U.S. with 100% human-grade ingredients and come in really unique and smart packaging.

Check it out…





To close it back up, all you do is re-folds the flaps together and down. We kept ours in the fridge for a week and never had an issue with spillage. 🙂

This packaging is BPA-free and made from up to 70% paper. It’s so nice to have something that’s environmentally friendly and something that doesn’t require a lid or make me paranoid about slicing a finger open with.

Caru’s Real Turkey Stew looks and smells like something from a Campbell’s can! It’s pretty obvious that it’s made of human-grade ingredients by the chunks of meat, potatoes, and veggies in it.


And if the way it looks isn’t enough, the ingredient list seals the deal!

Sometimes Teton is a diva and rejects his dry food so this type of topper is perfect since I only have to use a little to entice him to eat all of his breakfast or dinner. The bonus of only needing to use a little? It lasts longer!


We’ve tried a handful of stews from brands like Natural Balance, Merrick, and Taste of the Wild, but I think the Caru line of stews is Teton’s favorite so far.

Check out Caru’s “Find Us” page to see where you can snag a box of stew for your pup!

Happy tails…



The Dog Mom Project – Abby & Copper

The Dog Mom Project – Abby & Copper

Introduce yourself! Share a selfie with you and your dog.

♥ I’m Abby, a proud new mom (with a proud new dad as well) to a handsome doofy dog!


Ok, tell us about your dog. What’s his/her name? Age? Breed?

♥ His name is Copper. He’s 1.5 years old and is a golden retriever.

What is your favorite thing about your dog?

♥ Copper is still new to us so I’m sure my favorite things about him will change but as of right now, I absolutely love how he places one paw on my lap and then lays down on top of me.

Does your dog have any quirky habits? Tell us about them.

♥ He does this very interesting thing where he moos when he’s happy. It’s not quite a groan and not quite a bark; just a big moo!

Finish this sentence. If my dog had a song stuck in his/her head, it would be…

♥ Canned Heat by Jamiroquai. He’s a happy dog, what can I say?!

At what point did you realize you weren’t just someone who has a dog, but a dog mom?

♥ When we picked Copper up from getting neutered, I got on the ground at the vet and just cried. It was insane and I still tear up thinking about it.

What’s one thing you want someone without a dog to know about being a dog mom?

♥ We get it, they aren’t people. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t killer important to us!! So, let us pick a bar where they can go and let us show you their picture.

What’s your favorite dog product?

♥ So far my favorite dog product has been the Chuck It. It’s so simple but with a dog that can sprint and play fetch, it’s perfect!

Now, share a favorite picture of your dog with us. 


Happy tails…

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.


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


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.


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!


(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!


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. 😉


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.


Frisco Dog Poop Bags

Happy Wednesday!

Tomorrow is September 1st. I’m torn between having to wear pants again but also wearing leggings and sweaters with Uggs. Hashtag basic. I know.

Last week was National Dog Day. Teton and I drove through Starbucks to get a little whipped cream.

National Dog Day

Which made his morning, obviously. 😉

Anywhats, we’re not here to talk about Starbucks or National Dog Day. We’re here to talk about poop.

Frisco Chewy

A few weeks ago, Chewy sent me a ginormous box of Frisco Refill Dog Poop Bags to test out. And when I say ginormous, I mean GINORMOUS. I think we got a lifetime supply of poop bags.

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Here’s the deal. Poop bags aren’t a glamorous dog product, but they are 100% necessary for all you Dog Moms and Dog Dads out there. And, before you ask, no, not all poop bags are created alike! I’ve had bags break whilst picking up a steaming hot pile of doodie, bags that smelled worse that the doodie itself, and bag dispensers that I could barely get the poop bags out of!

The box we received from Chewy has 2 dispensers and 900, yes, you read that right, NINE HUNDRED poop bags in it. Score.

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I love this type of dispenser because you can attach and detach it easily to move it from leash to bag to backpack, depending on where you need to keep it handy. It’s also designed so that the bags are very easy to pull out.

We got the scented version of these poop bags and the scent isn’t very strong, but because of that, it’s also not at all off-putting.

You might be wondering how much 900 poop bags will cost you. Well, I’m here to tell you…they are cheap. Yep. $14.97 for the entire box which even includes the two dispensers. I’m thinking these bags will last us a long time.

If you’re in need of more poop bags…and really, who isn’t (aside from me at this very moment), head over to Chewy and snag a box of these.

Head back over this way later in the week for a review of some new treats from Caru, complete with photos of Teton chewing.



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:

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:

Henley Pretzel

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.



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.


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…

IQ Studio Leather Dog Collars

Happy Friday!

Teton has had a lot…and I mean, a lot of collars over the years. But, believe it or not, he’s never had a leather collar. I guess I always thought that dogs with super fluff couldn’t/shouldn’t wear leather collars because their hair would get pulled, matted, etc. in them, but when Angie at IQ Studio (check out Angie’s Dog Mom Project here!) offered to send us one of her handmade collars to review I was excited to give it a go!

IQ Studio has quite the range of handmade leather collars to choose from. We ended up selecting the Sizzling Red.

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Isn’t it pretty? ♥ Remember that part about super fluff? Well, Teton is the definition of super fluff so, while I snapped a few photos of him in his new IQ Studio leather collar, all you can see his hair so take my word for it that his collar looks great on him. 😉

Collars from IQ Studio are made of a high quality leather that’s super durable. The hardware, as you can see from the photo above, is made from hearty brass. Together, they make for an awesome leather collar that I have no doubt will last for years and years.

I’m happy to report that Teton’s hair has not gotten pulled or matted or compromised in any way since he’s had this collar, so I guess I was wrong about that super fluff.

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IQ Studio was kind enough to send one of their detachable bow ties along with our Sizzling Red collar. While the bow ties aren’t available on their site currently, they do offer collars like the Glamorous which has a flower attached to it.

If you’re in the market for a new collar for your pup, check out the assortment from IQ Studio! Thanks to Angie (and Sawyer, Pixie, and Nala) for sending Teton his collar!

Happy tails…


Natural Balance Wild Pursuit Dog Treats

Happy Sunday!

Happy Sunday

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



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.