I’ve Created a Monster + Ziwi Peak’s Deer Shank

Teton is the ultimate treat snob. Perhaps I should say instead that he has a refined palate.

You’d think with all the snow we’ve had in the Seattle area and the extra energy he exerted playing in it he would want ALL THE TREATS, but that hasn’t been the case.


(Energy being exerted.)


(Contemplating treat snob tendencies.)

The treat snob himself got a drool-worthy treat from Chewy.com this month – Ziwi Peak’s Deer Shank Bone Dog Chew.

ZiwiPeak Deer Shank

This chew, made of venison shank bone and beef esophagus, comes in either a full or half bone. We opted for the full bone because Teton is 40 pounds and your average medium-sized dog so I prefer giving him larger chews to eliminate some of the choking concern. (Of course, dogs can choke on bones of any size so you should always watch them regardless of their size and the size of the chew.)


Ziwi Peak’s Deer Shank Bone Dog Chew is made in New Zealand from free-range, grass-fed sources. It’s full of nutrients from the bone marrow, itself, and assists with dental hygiene since it’s a heartier chew.

Teton was 0% interested in this chew, so we hope his buddy Copper will enjoy it.


(Not interested, Ma!)

I think Teton is the exception to the rule on this one and that Ziwi Peak’s Deer Shank Bone Dog Chew will be a big hit with 99% of the other dogs out there. If your dog loves a good chew and you’re looking for a safer alternative to rawhide or want to mix things up with a new flavor, give this a go!

What’s your dog’s favorite chew? We’re always looking for new treats so if you have any great ones, send them our way!

Happy tails…


Blue Buffalo Dental Bones

Did you know that February is National Pet Dental Health Month?

There are a number of ways to care for your dog’s teeth and gums. For some dogs, physically brushing their teeth (with a yummy chicken-flavored toothpaste, perhaps) may be the way to go. For others, like Teton, raw bones are a great option. And if you’re somewhere in between, you may opt to give your dog dental bones.

We received a bag of Blue Buffalo Dental Bones from our pals at Chewy.com earlier this month to try out.


These bones come in four different sizes – Mini, Small, Regular, and Large. The size you feed your dog depends on his or her size. There are even some options for puppies!

Made of ingredients like flaxseed, carrots, blueberries, and parsley, each Blue Buffalo Dental Bone is designed to clean your dog’s teeth as they chew on it and to freshen their breath.


Teton loves ’em.


Many varieties of dental bones are on sale now at Chewy.com so if you want to start adding them to your dog’s diet, check out this link and snag a bag or two.


What’s your dog’s favorite way to have his/her teeth cleaned?

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.

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Bones

How’s your weekend been?

Teton 2

(Teton and his favorite treat, the Himalayan Dog Chew.)

Teton has had better weekends because this morning I gave him a bath.

Teton 1

Doesn’t he look like a pissed off teenager? 🙂

Yesterday he got to run around the family farm and he had all sorts of stank on him so into the tub he went. He’s not a fan but was a good sport.

After his bath he munched on a new dental chew that he’s trying – Blue Buffalo’s Wilderness Wild Bones.

Wilderness Bones 5Teton has had dental chews from Blue Buffalo before, but not this particular kind. I was really pleased with their original dental chew – Blue Bones – and even blogged about them on my old domain. But, after our friends at Chewy.com offered to send us Blue Buffalo’s new dental chew, we thought we’d venture away from our standby chews and give them a go!

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As far as ingredients, I’d say the Wilderness Wild Bones are pretty similar to most other dental chews on the market. The same goes for their price. A 10-oz bag that has seven bones is right around $17. Now, for those of you that just had a miniature heart attack, I have something to tell you. Dental bones are not cheap. It took me a good 6 months 5 minutes (remember who you’re talking to here) to get over the price tag, but with regular use, I really believe that Teton’s dental hygiene is vastly improved. However, keep the price in mind when making the leap to dental chews. This particular bag, for example, would only last you one week if you were to give your dog one bone a day.

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While the Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Bones are comparable in price and ingredients, I was disappointed with the time it took Teton to eat one. Other dental chews such as Zuke’s Z-Bones or Natural Balance Dental Chews take Teton up to eight minutes to eat, while the Wilderness Wild Bones only took him three. Regardless, it’s nice to mix it up and give Teton a variety of dental chews so he doesn’t get bored.

If you haven’t tried a dental chew or other hygiene-specific treat for your dog, check out Chewy.com’s entire assortment of dental care products by clicking here. They have everything from bully sticks (yes, those clean your dog’s teeth, too!) to poultry flavored toothpaste to tooth and gum wipes. Chewy is celebrating Dental Health Awareness month so a lot of their dental products are on sale!

Thanks to Chewy for letting us give the Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Bones a try!

Happy tails…