Today is the official day of the year when you get to spoil your dog. If your house is like mine, then pretty much every day could be called Spoil Your Dog Day. But to make this official holiday special, I brought Sadie a special treat – her very own pupcake! I hope everyone gets the chance to spoil their pets with something extra special today!
Sadie has a lot of fun playing with her puzzle toys. Playing in general is beneficial for dogs to feel happy and fulfilled, but playing with puzzle toys in particular brings out a dog’s curiosity and problem solving skills in wonderful ways. We have a few doggy puzzles in the house now, and although I only bring them out every once in a while, Sadie always seems to know exactly the right way to play to release her treats. In fact, when her Doggy Blocks puzzle arrived in the mail (read our review on that puzzle here), Sadie’s mind was already spinning, trying to figure out how to get some treats out of it before the puzzle was even out of the box!
Like most dogs, Sadie greatly enjoys bully sticks. She likes to keep one on the bed at all times and will periodically gnaw on it throughout the day whenever she feels an urge to chew. If Sadie can’t find her bully stick, she will search for it relentlessly in and around the bed. If I don’t have a new bully stick to give her, Sadie will whine and pout and search the bed over and over hoping a stick will magically appear. That’s why I was excited to learn about the new service Bully Bundles. Their job really is about making bully sticks magically appear – just in your mailbox, not in the bed. Bully Bundles is a bully stick subscription service where you sign up to receive a certain number of bully sticks each month and then the sticks are delivered right to your door.
Bully Bundles allows you to tailor your subscription to the needs of your furry family. They have 6 inch bully sticks for smaller dogs like Sadie, and 12 inch sticks for larger dogs. You can get 6, 10, 15, 30, or 60 six inch bully sticks in your monthly delivery. Or for bigger dogs you can get 5, 10, 15, or 30 of the 12 inch sticks. Sadie and I received a bundle of 15 six inch sticks, which will be perfect for my little pup for about two months. And that is perfectly fine with the Bully Bundles subscriptions plan. Once you sign up for their automatic delivery plan, you can go into your account and choose to skip a month, which is great for a dog like Sadie that takes her time and chews the same stick for days.
One aspect of Bully Bundles that I really appreciate is that their bully sticks are low odor. I know a lot of brands claim they are low odor or odor free, but there is a huge reduction in smell between Bully Bundles’ bully sticks and some of the other low odor brands I have tried. Now there is still some odor present as it is impossible to make dried bull parts that have no smell, but Bully Bundles allows the fluid removal process to go on for a longer period of time, as well as oven bakes each stick, which kills bacteria and greatly reduces the odor. There was still more than enough of an enticing scent to make Sadie try to rip right through the mailing envelope (see the video below!), but for human noses the smell was minimal enough that I didn’t mind Sadie chewing next to me in bed.
The bully sticks from Bully Bundles come from free range, grass fed, antibiotic free Brazilian cattle. The bully sticks are processed in a USDA approved facility that uses no chemicals or preservatives. You can sign up for Bully Bundles on their website. Prices start at $16 dollars a month, which comes out to $2.67 per 6 inch bully stick. The more sticks you order, the lower the cost per stick. Shipping is free within the US. And just for you loyal readers of my blog, get 10% your next purchase from Bully Bundles using the code YourDesignerDog!
Check out this video of Sadie trying to get into the package from Bully Bundles that had just arrived in the mail:
I received a sample product to try out in exchange for my honest opinion. All views expressed are my own.
Someone gave Sadie a bone this week that is so big I think it must have come from a dinosaur! She had an absolute blast carrying it around, burying and re-burying it all over the house. Normally I would worry about her eating a treat that large, but by the time Sadie settled down to nibble on the bone, she was exhausted. After only a minute or two gnawing away, Sadie fell asleep with the bone still in her paws!