Tag: treats

Wild Boar? How about Wildly Delicious!

Hey all! It is March and spring is on its way. That means more walkies, more park trips, and St. Patrick’s day. Mom and dad have Irish ancestors, so I get to celebrate the guy who according to legend got rid of those pesky snakes in Ireland.

How is my look? Too much?


This month we had lots of things to choose from. First you will hear from me, then later this month Icky Kitty will talk all about Fussie Cat food. He is pretty excited about that.

I have heard lots of good things about Canidae brand dog food and treats, so I decided I would give their treats a try. I picked out Canidea Grain-Free Pure Wild Boar and Cherry chewy dog treats.


These treats also come in the following flavors: Sweet Potato & Duck, Rabbit & Kale, Turkey & Apple, Bison & Pumpkin, and Trout & Pomegranate.  What a great mix of protein and fruits/veggies.

We figure it was time to broaden my protein pallet and try a new member of the animal kingdom out. It was tough choosing between bison and wild boar. In the end, wild boar was chosen. I absolutely love rabbit, duck, and turkey, but who wouldn’t want to try wild boar? (side note, the wild boar makes us think of an old movie called “The 12 Tasks of Asterix” )

The treats are grain free and contain zero corn, wheat, soy, or fillers. They are made proudly in the USA. This flavor has 25 calories per treat, but can easily be broken up to make smaller pieces for those watching their calorie intake.


It is the perfect size for me, but smaller dogs may need them to be broken into smaller pieces for easier consumption.

It was really hard to wait to take the treat from moms hand. It smelled so good and I wanted it in my mouth to see if it tasted as good as it smelled. I was not disappointed. It was delicious. Mom let me have 4! I was not too happy when she put the bag away. I think I could have eaten the whole bag in one sitting. They are chewy treats, so pretty easy to chomp. I only made a small mess on my bed, unlike the mess I usually make when I eat crunchy treats.

These treats are definitely a keeper. They are everything I want in a treat.  Tasty ingredients, limited amount of ingredients, no fillers, and they are made in the USA. I cannot wait to try the Bison flavor. Are these the best treats ever? They might be. I went crazy for them.  These treats get four paws up and a tail wag. They were that good!

Mom wishes they had a smaller calorie count, but that is normal with her. Always looking out for my well being and my weight. She does like that they have lots of options when it comes to flavors. She also likes that all the ingredients for each of the flavors are similar except when it comes to the protein and the fruit/veggie. She is looking forward to getting me other flavors to try out.

If you want to look at the other flavors of these treats, then click here.

Don’t forget to look at everything else that Chewy.com has to offer. They have just about everything your pup needs or wants.

**************I received this product at no charge to me in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are mine and mine alone****************









Chomping my Way to a Brighter Smile.

Did you know that February is Pet Dental month? A whole month devoted to making sure that our chompers are healthy and looking pretty. We need our teeth to be healthy, because poor dental health can lead to other problems. Mom likes having me around, so if a chewy a day can keep other issues away, then I am all for it.

We had lots of dental chew options to choose from this month. I picked out Greenies. I got to test out their regular dental chews. They have blueberry, weight management, grain free, hip and joint, and ones that gives us minty fresh breath!

One of the other reasons we chose Greenies is because they are made right here in Kansas City! We have even driven by the factory! It is close to the Lily hut. It even has a sign that says Greenies.



Mom chose the large size since I am 52 lbs. I could go with the medium size, but since I have giant chompers, we decided that the large would be better for me.



As you can tell, I have big chompers. The large size is big enough to clean those teeth and keep them pretty.

The large size in original flavor has 145 calories per treat. The other flavors and types vary in calorie content. We know from my diet days that this is way over my usual calorie amount for treats, but since it is for my chompers, mom makes an exception. They are made with soluble and all natural ingredients. They also contain added vitamins and minerals. That means we can have an easily digestible treat and get all the nutrients that we need to stay healthy.

Greenies dental chews have The Veterinary Oral Health Council Seal of Acceptance for plaque and tartar control. That mans that they think they are pretty good chews and they can totally help us keep our chompers clean and healthy.

The dental treats look like toothbrushes! The unique texture helps fight plaque and tartar.


Eyes on the prize ladies and gentleman. I like to stay focused when I am about to get a yummy chew. I have to give it a good lick to make sure it is something that I would like to eat. After a couple licks, I gently took it from moms hand and was off to my chewing spot. I like to make sure I pick a spot that provides maximum support so I do not drop the chewy.  I can eat these pretty fast, but still make sure that I am actually chewing the pieces I break off  and not swallowing them like I do with most other things. Make sure you keep on eye on us while we enjoy our chew. Swallowing whole chunks is bad and could hurt us.

I thought that these were pretty tasty. Mom just has to ask if I want a chewy and I will come running. I stare at her until she gets one out of the bag and hands it to me. I run off with the chew into my chewing spot. It makes me drool lots and I end up getting pieces everywhere. I am great at cleaning up and make sure that I do not leave any pieces anywhere. I have another chew that I enjoy, but I think they are both equally yummy.

Mom thinks it does a good job of making my breath not so doggy like. As if dog breath is a bad thing. I thought people live to smell puppy breath? Whatever. She feels that it is doing a good job of keeping my teeth pretty, which makes her happy and me happy that the vet thinks my teeth are looking good for a six year old pup.  She also likes that they are not as stinky as my other chews. Again with the smells. Humans sure are picky about smells.

I give these four paws up. I am hoping to try out other flavors of Greenies soon. I bet those Fresh and Blueberry ones are pretty pawsome.

If you want to look at all the products that Greenies offers, then click here.

While you are there, don’t forget to look at everything else Chewy.com has to offer. They offer super fast shipping, repeat delivery, and pretty pawsome customer service.


**************We received this product at no cost to us in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone****************


A Dandy Treat or a Way to Make a Meal Complete

It is a new year and we are hoping this year will be pawsome! We haven’t gotten much snow yet, which is lame. I am a snow dog, I need some snow! What is the point of getting fancy and stylish sweaters if you cannot wear them? Crossing my paws we get one good snowfall so I can do proper zoomies.

You know what is great after some proper snow zoomies? A protein filled snack. This month, there were lots of great choices to review. I decided that I wanted to try out a food topper. This food topper is from Wellness. I have tested out their treats before and they have always been pretty tasty.

This months selection is called Wellness Core Simply Shreds. The simply part means that it contains limited ingredients. It comes in four different flavors. Chicken, Beef, and carrots; Chicken, Salmon, and Pumpkin; Tuna, Beef, and Carrots; Chicken, Chicken liver, and Broccoli. I picked out Chicken, Beef, and Carrots.


It contains five ingredients! Just five! Chicken, Beef, chicken broth, water, and carrots. It is made with no grain, meat by-products, wheat, corn, soy, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives It does not contain potatoes, so pups with allergies can enjoy a tasty snack or meal topper. It comes in a tear away pouch, so it is super easy to feed as a snack or to top your food.


Each pouch of this flavor contains 47 kcals. Some of my chewy treats contain that many calories if not more.  So after a long walk or even one of our 5k’s, this is a great way to refuel. It is packed with protein and the carrots give us beta carotene to help protect against cataracts and heart disease.

As the name implies, the meat is shredded, so it can get all mixed in with your dry food if that is what you choose to do. I prefer to just have it right on top.


You can see the tasty chicken, beef, and carrots. The broth went to the bottom of the bowl and I went straight for that, after I ate all the topper of course. Mom wasn’t sure if I would be okay with liquid added to my dry food. I did not like when she added goats milk to my food. I did not have any issue with the broth.  I loved it. I moved my dry food around, so I could lick up all the broth.

I gobbled up the chicken, beef, and carrots pretty fast. I might have growled at one of the kitties for trying to get close to my tastiness. It is so tasty that everyone wants to have a bite. It is not a full meal, so it should only be used as a topper or a treat. We need to make sure we get all those essential vitamins and minerals we need to keep us healthy and happy.


Each of the different flavors contains 5 ingredients. This is the type of snack that mom and I both like. I like it because it is super tasty and mom likes the limited ingredients. She much rather give me a pouch of this, then a chewy.

I really liked these pouches. After two days of having it top my food, I was pretty much demanding that she add it to my food or else I did not want to eat it. Produce the goods lady.  It is a nice change to have wet food on top of the dry food. She did lessen the amount of dry food that she gave me to make up for the calories contained in the pouch. Even though I am not on a diet anymore, I still maintain a steady amount of calories per day. I would prefer to stay off the chubby puppy food.

After seeing how tasty this flavor is, I hope I get to try out the other three flavors. I give this meal topper/treat four paws up. Have your human get some ordered today. You wont regret it!

You can check out more info on the other Simply Shreds here.

Don’t forget while your there to look at everything else Chewy.com has to offer.


***************we received this product at no cost to us in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone*****************


A Trio of Tastiness

Halloween has come and gone, time to get ready for the yummy holiday! So many tasty things to eat, but half of them are bad for us. I think they keep adding things to the list, so they don’t have to share. I only get a small amount of turkey and potatoes. I sure would like some stuffing, but nope it has onions and seasonings that are toxic to us. Guess that means  I should get extra treats to make up for everything I cannot have.

This month we had a pretty big selection of stuff to use from. The kitties are taking a break this month. So just me with your news of what is tasty and what is not.  I decided to try out some treats from a company called I and love and you.

We have not heard of that company, so of course my human needed to do some researching. Anything that goes into my tummy must be human approved. She looked up their website and read through it. Wow, they are a pretty amazing company. They make sure they provide us with best food and treats possible by using no grains or anything artificial and they use real meat as the first ingredient. If you thought that was pawsome, they also are pretty cool humans that are doing their part to keep the Earth happy and healthy. Their corporate HQ is powered by WIND! That is so cool.  Caring that much about people, the plant, and us, show us that they are a company we can trust.


The treats we got to test from I and love and you, were a three pack! I got three different types of jerky bites to try out. WOW! Lots of variety to choose from. The three flavors were Beef and Lamb, Chicken and Duck, and Chicken and Salmon. Lots of different proteins to nom on.

They are small in size, but high in protein, Prefect to use as a training treat and perfect for dogs of all sizes. The beef is American Beef, the duck is form France (oo la la!), and the lamb is from New Zealand (we have had New Zealand lamb before and it is delicious!) The treats are made right here in the USA, which makes my human very happy.

They are limited ingredient treats. Only 7 ingredients in each flavor!

Chicken + Salmon: Chicken, Salmon, Glycerin, Brown Sugar, Salt, Natural Mesquite Smoke Flavor, Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Preservative).

Chicken + Duck: Chicken, Duck, Glycerin, Brown Sugar, Salt, Natural Maple Smoke Flavor, Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Preservative).

Beef + Lamb: Beef, Lamb, Glycerin, Brown Sugar, Salt, Natural Hickory Smoke Flavor, Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Preservative).

Meat as the first ingredient is the stuff we like to see in treats and food. My ancestors did not chomp on carrots all day long and I don’t want to either.



They are look the same, but had different levels of tastiness. I really like the Beef and Lamb and the Chicken and Duck the best. The Chicken and Salmon was stinky according to mom, but I am not much of a seafood person, so I preferred the other two flavors more. They are super easy to eat, a couple bites and it is gone. They did not have a calorie per piece on the bag, but did indicate that there are 104 to 114 kcal per ounce in each bag. The bags each contain 4 ounces of treats.

I really liked these treats. Having three different flavors to choose from can make training sessions fun. Sometimes a gal can get bored of one particular treat and having three different ones to choose is a little more fun when it comes time to practice my skills.

If you are looking for a bite sized treat, that is grain free and has a lot of variety, then check out the treats from I and love and you. They get four paws up from me!

I liked them so much, I even stole the bag from the counter and helped myself. I was caught in the act though. Usually I blame the cats for any treats that end up on the floor with the bag ripped open. They have those tiny daggers.


Be sure to look at all the other great dog and cat products that I and love and you has to offer. If you want to learn more about these treats and have your human order some, then click here.

While you are on the website, take a look around, Chewy.com has just about anything you need for your favorite pup or kitty.


***********************We received this product at no cost to us in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone********************************

Crunchy and freeze dried? Sign me up!

It is finally September! Cooler days are headed our way. It is about time. It has been a pretty good month. I got to go to the baseball game and coming up is my 13th 5k! Not too shabby for a pup that is only 6 years old. We have not done much else because mom got into some poison ivy (her first time ever!) and being itchy and blotchy is not her idea of fun, so I played nurse instead of having walkies or trips to the park. Snuggles are always a good thing.

Here is me at the game, I was a little unsure of why they kept changing pitchers. I am still a forever and raised royal pup.


Onward to the important part of this post, the yummy stuff I got to test out. There were so many choices, it was hard to pick one. I decided to settle on some freeze dried treats. I have been on a total freeze dried kick lately. This month we go back to the Stella and Chewy’s brand. A brand we have come to know and trust.

This months selection is called Carnivore Crunch. IMG_3667


It comes in Duck, Chicken, Beef, and Turkey. As you can see,  I got to try out the Duck recipe. The moment she showed me the bag, I was pretty dang interested.

The duck recipe contains 98% poultry, organs, and ground bone. It of course is grain and gluten free. What about the other 2%? Well that is Pumpkin Seeds and Tocopherols (which acts as a preservative) Our bag does differ from the bag show on Chewy’s website, it looks like the recipe was changed slightly. It now contains Fenugreek seed. We took a look at what that was and it can help us with inflammation, lower blood glucose level, improve digestion, and help with skin and coat problems.

Each treat is about 2.3 kcals, So it is perfect for those pups keeping the weight down or it can be used as a training treat. They are also the perfect size. Sometimes all you need is a one bite treat. (mainly because it means I can get multiple treats at in one sitting)



Look at those yummy nuggets! I thought they were super tasty. I got to have five or six of them! The back of the package said that cats love them too. Mom offered a treat to Baby and Sam. They sniffed at it and then gobbled it up. Baby looked around for seconds. I am pretty sure that means he liked it. Mom even saw him trying to bust into the bag. That says a lot.

One thing that we really love about this company is their commitment to quality. Each batch is tested and those results can be found on their website. Recalls can be pretty scary when it comes to food or treats for dogs or cats. We can rest easy knowing that because the batch was tested, we do not have to worry about e coli or salmonella.  We were able to see that the batch tested negative for those bacteria’s.

So after testing this out and having to do all kinds of tricks to get them, I declare this to be worthy of 4 paws up. The kitties give four paws up as well.

We love the ingredients. Any treat that is mostly protein is always a plus in this house. We like that it is free of grains, fillers, gluten, artificial preservatives, or colorings. The size of the treat is perfect for all almost all sizes of pups and kitties. The low calorie amount makes it a great way to do training and not have to worry about over feeding of treats.

If you would like to look at all the other varieties of Carnivore Crunch, then click here.

Remember to look at all the other great things that Chewy.com has to offer. Super fast shipping and great customer service are a couple of the things that makes Chewy a great site to shop from.

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***********************we received this product at no cost to us in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are mine and mine alone*****************************


Mixer or Meal? Why not both?

It is August which means, summer is winding down. HOOORAY!  It also means that I have a birthday! I turned six this year.  I had a fabulous party. I got my very own steak and my own birthday cake from  Three Dog Bakery. I would highly recommend their cakes. Mine was peanut butter flavor. I had lots of reasons to celebrate, one of them being my weight. When mom took me to get a bath, they had me hop on the scale, it read 46.8! Goal achieved!


They say lime green is the new black. I make this color look darn good.

Anyhoo, back to the important stuff. What I got to try out this month. So many different choices. I went with my favorite brand of food/treats. Merrick Pet Care. You have seen me talk about their stuff before. It really is a brand we trust.  They have continued to come up with new recipes, ideas, and products for the best dog ever. (which is me in case you are confused)

I got to test out Merricks Backcountry Freeze Dried Raw. It comes in Chicken, Beef, and Salmon. I got to try out the Chicken recipe. Chicken is my absolute favorite. This can be used as a meal mixer or as a complete meal. It can also be used as a treat.


As my loyal readers know, I’ve been on this dang diet forever. I was unable to have my favorite food, Backcountry Game Bird recipe because I needed a lower fat content food. This food mixer helps me get the raw bits I love with my crunchy food. You know those kids who eat the marshmallows first out of their cereal? Yeah, I am one of those kids, except the raw bits are my tasty marshmallows. I eat all of those first, then eat the kibble.


Look at those big pieces of yumminess! Mom just tosses them on top of my food, because she knows I will just sniff and pick out the raw bits anyways.

What exactly is inside these meal mixers? The first five ingredients are deboned chicken, chicken liver, dried potatoes, potato protein, and chicken broth. It also contains fruits, veggies, vitamins, and minerals. When I was fed Backcountry kibble plus raw in my pre diet days, the yummy  bits were pieces of  raw poultry that had been freeze dried. The meal mixers contain other ingredients because it can be fed as a meal. They want to make sure we get all the nutrients we need on a daily basis.

If you do choose to feed this as a meal, make sure you add 1/4 cup of water to each cup of the raw bits.  After your human handles the meal mixers they need to wash their hands thoroughly since it does contain raw meat.

This is an excellent alternative to my Game Bird Backcountry recipe. It is very tasty and is nice to have something a little special in my bowl at meal times. We only used this as a meal mixer instead of a complete meal.

Mom likes that it is grain free and does not contain any artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors.

If you are thinking about going to a raw diet for your pup, this is a good way to start. It allows you to see what they think of a raw diet, before changing over.

I give this four paws up. I am pretty darn excited that I get to have raw bits again. I was pretty sad when I got switched to a food for chubby pups. I am also holding out hope that Merrick will create a chubby pup Backcountry kibble. That way I can keep my weight down and get that raw meat I love.

If you would like to read about the other meal mixers then click here

Want to see what else Chewy.com has to offer? Check out their website. They have just about whatever your pet needs.

Check out my instagram post to see me in action. It really  just confirms that I eat all the raw bits first.

******************************we were given this product at zero cost to us in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone***************************

Ingredients may be small, but taste is big!

We all love eating treats. Some treats just have one ingredient like a dehydrated chew. It contains a meat or a veggie that is dried. Some treats have a zillion ingredients (most of the stuff I cannot pronounce or have any clue what it is), and then there are treats that contain a small amount of ingredients. Today is all about LIT (limited ingredient treats).

These treats are targeted to those pups that have allergy issues with ingredients. Pups that have sensitivities need yummy treats too and LIT treats can give them just that. These treats are grain free as well.  They are also aimed to help in digestive health.

This month had lots of different treats and food to choose from, we decided that since we like the idea of LIT, we would give  Natural Balance L.I.T. a try.


Natural Balance L.I.T. come in two sizes Regular Breeds (14 oz) and Small Breeds (8 oz).  I got to try out the Sweet Potato and Venison flavor. The regular size has 30 calories a treat and the small one has 8 calories per treat. They come in six different flavors and the calorie content varies by flavor.

The Small Breed are packaged with smaller sized treats. As my readers know, I am on a stinky diet until pigs fly. So those smaller treats would be great because the flavor is still there, but I can have a few instead of just one!

We were sent the Regular Breed size.  The size is just right for  dogs that are my sized (50 ish pounds)


See that focus? Eyes on the prize kids, eyes on the prize.


They can be broken up, but might be easier to get the Small Breed size, if you are going for the lower calorie count.

These treats are pretty tasty and I kept begging for more. They are super crunchy. When you bite into the treat, little bits of the treats going raining onto the ground. So might  be easier to feed on a surface that is not a rug or carpet. I still licked it all up because I do not leave messes.

We like that they are crunchy, limited ingredient, grain free, offer two sizes, and that they have many flavors to choose from. Mom likes that they do not have any odor that is offensive to her nose. Some of my treats can be stinky to her, but wonderful to me.

We have tried other Natural Balance products and these rank just as high those other products. I give these treats four paws up!

We cannot think of any cons for this treat!

Check out my Instagram post and watch me in action crunching on these tasty treats.

You can learn about all the great LIT crunchy treats Natural Balance has to offer here

Remember to also check out all the great things that Chewy.com has to offer! They not only offer just about everything your pet needs, but also has the best customer service!


************************* we received this product at no cost from Chewy in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts are mine and mine alone********************************





Treats that the whole family err fur family can enjoy

I cannot believe it is already March! February just flew on by. It seems like only yesterday, we were talking about keeping our chompers healthy during Pet Dental month and now it is almost St. Patrick’s Day. I already have my bandanna on. Some hoomans like to eat corn beef and cabbage to celebrate the holiday, I just want snacks.

This month there were lots of snacks to choose from. I wanted to go with a very limited ingredient treat this time around. So limited that it actually only has one ingredient! We, meaning I picked out Primal Beef Liver Munchies. (click on the purple link to be taken directly to the Chewy site for these treats) It contains Beef Liver. It contains zero spices or flavorings, preservatives, grains, salt, or sugar. Nothing but beef liver. Sometimes you just want a simple treat and with Primal Beef Liver Munchies, you get exactly that.


Primal treats are a very good source of protein. The bag indicates a min of  66% protein, that is a lot of protein. There is not a per treat calorie count, but the website indicates 130 calories per ounce and each bag weighs two ounces. There are a lot of treats in the bag. Mom figures under 10 calories per piece.

They are made from beef sourced in the USA, which is a total plus for us.  We prefer to buy stuff made where we live. The beef is free from antibiotics without any added hormones. That is something we really like.

The treats are bite sized and they are for cats and dogs! So my brothers can partake in some tasty goodness as well. You can see the both of us investigating the treats and seeing if it is something we might want to try. Spoiler alert, we tried and liked them!



They come in all sorts of sizes, so that the tiny ones can go to the kitties and the bigger pieces can go right into my tummy.

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These treats are  freeze dried, but more importantly they are raw, so after your human gives you one or maybe ten if you are super lucky, make sure they wash their hands with soap and hot water.

Onward to the pros and cons from the three of us.

Mom says she loves that they are a single source of protein and they are good for both cats and dogs. One bag of treats can be given to all of us. She wishes that calorie count per treat was on the bag, but understands that the different sized pieces can make that determination difficult.

Icky kitty ate three of them in a row and would like them to be a little smaller. Even the small ones are a little big for his little mouth. He did not throw them back up like he does with most treats. So we know that he likes them and his sensitive tummy can handle them. (Sam kitty and Baby kitty are not fans of treats at all, so they were not included in the taste test)

I was very happy with these treats. I love raw treats. They are always super tasty. They usually contain just meat, so that is always a plus with me. I was not thrilled that I can share them with my brother. He should get his own treats!

The three of us all give paws and thumbs up. 8 paws for icky kitty and I and 2 thumbs up for mom.

Primal treats are welcome in this house, because they are quality treats and made in the USA. The raw liver munchies also come in turkey and pork. You can try all three and see which one you like best. You can see all Primal items that Chewy carries by clicking here.

Check out my Instagram post here and see me enjoying these tasty tid bits.

After checking out what Primal Products Chewy carries, why not check out everything else they have to offer? Remember you can save money on select items by auto-shipping! You can visit their website here.

*******************we were given these treats at no cost to us in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts are mine and icky kittys**********************



A Chewy a Day Keeps the Tarter Away

This month is pet dental month. Just like hoomans, us dogs and cats need to keep our teeth healthy. Problems with teeth can lead to health issues, stinky breath, loss of teeth, and pain because bad teeth can make it hard to eat our food. Icky kitty is 14 and he just had his teeth cleaned. The vet said he is looking pretty good for a cat that old. No teeth had to be pulled, but they did reccommend brushing his teeth to keep them clean.

My chompers are looking pretty good for a five year old pup. Last vet visit, I was told a teeth cleaning was not needed for me. I bet you wonder how in the heck I do it? Well I get a chewy everyday to help keep my chompers looking good and breath smelling fresh.

Since it is dental month, lots of different dental options were offered to test out. I do have my normal chew that I get daily, but mom decided we could try out a different one in case it was better and I preferred it over the other.

The dental chew we tested out was Greenies, which is  a well known dental chew. We felt that it was a brand we could trust. We all know that when it comes to me and stuff that goes in my tummy, my hoomans become complete weirdos. So my regular dental chews were put up for a bit and we went with the Greenies.


Before my hoomans switched to dental chews, they did try their best to use a toothbrush to clean my chompers, however I am known as a PITA,  so they looked for other options to help clean my teeth. They tried a dental cleaning liquid that was added to my drinking water. I started drinking less water when they added it to my bowl. It is very important that we get plenty of water, so that idea got nixed. They finally decided to try out dental chews. I have tied out various ones, but we are always on the lookout for a better one that I enjoy as well. Calorie count is always figured in when choosing a chew to add into my daily rotation.

Greenies is recommended by vets and it helps remove plaque and tarter buildup faster than a toothbrush can. There are many different varieties for us to chomp on. They also are easy to digest. When you look at them, the first thought might be, am I eating a toothbrush? It looks just like one!


So now on to what happened after I tested Greenies out. I did think they tasted okay. If I am not liking they way something tastes, I will spit it out and walk away. The chew did take longer to eat than my normal chew which is a good thing. Longer lasting chews mean more time that it is helping to remove plaque and tarter. I was able to easily break it up into pieces without too much trouble.

The next day, I was offered another Greenies chew and happily took it from mom. That pretty much is my seal of approval. I would happily eat these chews as an alternative to my usual one. They were tasty and I liked that they lasted longer.

Mom has to put her two cents in though. She has her likes and dislikes. First she likes that it takes me longer to chew. My usual one is a little bit smaller, I can break it up into smaller pieces much faster. She also says they are less stinky than my usual chews. When you open the bag of my usual chews, this wonderful smell pours from the bag. Mom says there are a lot of other words to describe it, none of which are wonderful. She likes that they come in different varieties. They have a weight management chew for dogs that are older and not moving as much or dogs that are dieting. They have grain free treats, hip and joint,  mint flavored ones, and ones that are blueberry flavored.

Of course mom has to find the one negative thing that makes it difficult for her to choose this chew for me as a replacement for my daily chew. The calorie count. The  chews for large dogs are 152 calories a piece. We all know by now that my treat calorie limit is 80 calories. That is almost double the amount for my treat allotment. The small regular chew is 95 calories, still over the limit. We might switch to the regular chew and use it sparingly. I really like these treats and mom feels that they are working. My breath is not that stinky and my teeth are looking pretty. Mom is thinking that the best way to still get the benefits of Greenies, but not destroying the diet, would be to use Greenies a couple times per week and my regular chews the other days. I would only be getting 30 extra calories instead of 105 extra calories. It is a win win situation. Mom still gets to be strict on my diet and I get to have a tasty chew that is helping me have pretty chompers.

So our final verdict is 3 paws up. One paw removed because of the high calorie content. That is only because of my silly diet. It truly deserves four paws, but my small weight issue prevents it from completely replacing my current chew.

You can check out me enjoying a Greenies chew on my Instagram page here. 

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*********************** this product was provided to me at no cost in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone*******************

Wobbling fun

I really love eating and sometimes when I eat, I tend to scarf it down so fast that I get threatened with a slow bowl. Slow bowls are weird contraptions that force me to slow down so I can have a proper meal without getting sick. The slow bowls are kind of annoying. It takes me forever to eat. This month, we saw that we could try out this Kong toy that wobbles back and forth. It dispenses treats or food. Mom figured it would be a fun way to have me eat.


The Kong Wobbler has a weighted bottom and wobbles to and fro. If I smack it down, it just goes right back to standing up tall. If I hit it just right, food/treats fall out. It is amazing! The large Wobbler holds a cup of food. Perfect for me since right now  I am fed 3/4 cup twice a day.

First off mom showed me the bag of treats and then put some of  them in the Wobbler. She set it on the ground, then let me investigate. I sniffed it and realized that it had some yummy smelling stuff in there. I smacked it a few times and realized it moved around.



No matter how many times I knocked it down, it just got right back up again. I kept hitting it, then saw treats fall out. I gobbled them up and then kept smacking it until I knew that it was empty. Once it was empty I lost interest.


I really liked this toy. I got treats and was able to get a little exercise. Working off the treats while I eat. I like that concept. I did get a little mad when I hit it enough times it got up against a wall and I could not get it to move away from there. Once mom moved it away from the wall, I was back in business.

The next time she let me use it, she filled it with my nightly ration of food. It took a very long time to eat dinner, but I had fun while eating, so I did not mind too much. I just kept smacking it around until no more crunchies were rolling around in the  Wobbler. I preferred this over my slow bowls. It added an element of fun to meal time instead of a lot of frustration.

On to some technical stuff. It has a weighed base, so it is pretty heavy. Mom has yet to see me lift it up and try to throw it down the stairs which I do to most of my other treat dispensers.It seems to be made of pretty strong material. The top screws off so it can be refilled. It is dishwasher safe, but has to go on the top shelf. This is not a chew toy, so make sure you are watching when we have Wobbler time.

Mom gives this two thumbs up and I give this four paws up. This is a treat/meal dispenser that I would recommend to anyone who wants some fun while eating or needs to slow a pup down who is a speed eater.

You can watch the Kong Wobbler in action on my  Instagram page here

The Kong Wobbler can be found here There are two different sizes. Small for dogs up to 25 lbs and large for dogs over 25 lbs.

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*******************This product was given to me at no charge in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone.****************