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Etta Says – Chomp Some Elk!

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Sadie loves her dog chews as much as the next dog, but with this particular chew, Sadie couldn’t wait for me to remove the wrapper to get started! From the minute it left the box from PetOverstock.com, Sadie had a one track mind to get to that Mega Elk Chew from Etta Says! She made such adorable faces as she was chomping away that I couldn’t help taking some photos of her sheer enjoyment.
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You can get your own all natural Etta Says! Mega Chew or a variety of other tasty treats for your pets at PetOverstock.com!
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I received sample products to use and try out with my dog. All opinions are my own, based solely on personal experience with the products.

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Have No Fear With Primal Treats

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For a while now Sadie has been in love with Primal’s beef jerky treats. So when Chewy.com gave us the opportunity to try Primal Treats Beef Liver Munchies, Sadie and I jumped at the chance.
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In a world where any conscientious pet parent has to worry about the safety of treats and the sourcing of ingredients, it’s a wonderful relief to find a treat as simple as Primal’s Beef Liver Munchies. There is one single item on the ingredient list – beef liver. And even better, the beef liver comes from USA raised, hormone and antibiotic free cattle.
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Primal’s Beef Liver Munchies are small cubes of freeze dried beef liver. They are a great size to use as a training treat or a little snack after behaving well on a walk.
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And these treats provide healthy protein for both dogs and cats! I don’t have a cat in my home, but I can imagine how convenient it would be to purchase a snack that the dog and cat can both enjoy.
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Primal’s Beef Liver Munchies are just one of the many varieties of Primal treats you can find at Chewy.com. Check out all the tasty options ranging from chicken to pork to venison to buffalo and you’ll definitely find something your pets will love!
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I received a free sample in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own, based solely on personal experience with the product.  

 

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Frisco Premium Potty Pads – #ChewyInfluencer

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Sadie may not be a puppy anymore, but we still make sure to keep a supply of puppy potty pads in our house at all times. Recently the nice people at Chewy sent us a package of potty pads so exclusive you can only find them in one place – Chewy.com. I’m talking about the Premium Potty Pads by Frisco.

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Sadie is trained to go outside like most dogs, but she’s also trained to use potty pads in the bathroom. Neither Sadie nor I enjoy going out in the rain or snow for potty breaks, so it just suits our lifestyle better to have potty pads readily available. I put a Frisco Premium Potty Pad in the usual corner in the bathroom and Sadie knew exactly what to do with it in the middle of the night. When I woke up and checked the bathroom, all the liquid was absorbed and dry, without any noticeable smell. The floor under the pad was completely dry as well, confirming that the Frisco Premium Potty Pads are indeed leak proof. And best of all there were no little pee pee paw prints leading away from the pad, which means the quilted top layer of the potty pad successfully prevented any tracking.

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Dogs don’t like to make mistakes any more than you like cleaning up their mistakes. They like to please their people, and once a dog is housebroken and learns that going potty on the floor or rug will definitely not please their people, dogs will try to avoid it at all costs. But sometimes humans are out of the house for an unexpectedly long time or maybe your dog has a tummy ache and simply must go potty. That’s when Frisco Premium Potty Pads come in to save the day. If you leave at least one pad out, your dog has a place to go in case of emergency. Frisco Potty Pads have an attractant built in so that even if your dogs are used to going outside, they will understand that the potty pads are the correct place to go. And there’s no need to worry about humans smelling the attractant, it’s not noticeable by human noses. So why not give your dog the comfort of an emergency potty place with Frisco Premium Potty Pads?

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At Chewy.com you can get Frisco Premium Potty Pads in standard, extra large, and giant sized, ensuring that you have enough pad to cover the floor space needed by your dog. You can even choose to have Chewy.com automatically ship Frisco Potty Pads right to your door every month to make sure you never run out. Plus you get a little discount if you choose the autoship option.

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This post is part of the #ChewyInfluencer blog hop hosted by Oz the Terrier and Sugar the Golden Retriever.
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I received a free product in exchange for an honey review. All opinions are my own, based on my personal experience.
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Fun With Doggy Blocks – #ChewyInfluencer

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Our friends at Chewy.com recently sent Sadie a fun new treat puzzle! It’s called Doggy Blocks from Outward Hound. Doggy Blocks is a circular treat seeking puzzle with eight treat containers and four blocks.

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In general treat seeking puzzles are wonderful activities for any dog. They are easy ways to exercise your dog’s mind by providing a problem your dog must solve to earn his or her reward. Doggy Blocks is a great puzzle because it has two different puzzle elements, with eight containers for rewards. You can place treats under the four Doggy Blocks and in the four internal containers, creating a long lasting challenge for your dog to retrieve all of those rewards.
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The two levels of treat compartments also make the Doggy Blocks puzzle a fun way to feed your dog his or her dinner. You can put your dog’s kibble in the larger four compartments under the blocks and place a few treats or pieces of treats in the smaller internal compartments for dessert. This puzzle is perfectly setup for this because you must first remove the yellow blocks and eat your dinner before you can access the inner compartments to eat your dessert.
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Sadie did have a bit more trouble with this puzzle than she usually does with other puzzles. This could be considered a good thing if you really want a challenge that lasts a while for your dog. But Sadie did get frustrated a few times and might have given up if I didn’t keep encouraging her. There are a few possible reasons she may have had trouble with this puzzle.
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The yellow block portions of the Doggy Blocks puzzle are most likely meant for a dog to grab with their mouth to remove. Sadie is strangely picky about what she puts in her mouth, so she wasn’t willing to play correctly. If your dog has trouble with these blocks like Sadie did, just put the blocks in at a slight angle, making it possible for your dog to push the blocks with their paws or noses.
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Also because Sadie prefers to attack a puzzle with her paws, she occasionally felt resistance from the aeration slits on the puzzle. It’s important for any successful treat seeking puzzle to have some type of holes in the payout compartments so that dogs can smell what they are searching for. But Sadie’s nails sometimes hit the slits in this puzzle at a funny angle and she would get scared and pause in her play. She never actually got stuck or made any kind of whine or whimper, but it kind of jarred her out of the treat seeking zone. I would just remind her to use her nose and smell what was inside and she happily resumed trying to solve the puzzle.
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In contrast, Sadie had a very easy time with the inner layer to this puzzle. In order to reach the inner four treat compartments, a dog has to first remove all four Doggy Blocks and then rotate the spinner to gain access to the final treat compartments. The beauty of this puzzle is that the difficulty of the inner layer can be changed to fit your dog’s needs. There is a tension knob located on the underside of the puzzle that makes this inner spinner easier or harder for your dog to spin. That way you can help a frustrated dog solve the puzzle faster or give your bored dog a tougher challenge. And you can change it up each time you play so that your dog won’t know what to expect.
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In this video you will see that I added a surprise element to one of the Doggy Blocks treat containers – one of Sadie’s beloved squeaky balls. She was almost more excited to try and rescue her ball than to find any treats. It just shows you that this puzzle can be fun even if your dog is on a diet.

The Doggy Blocks puzzle by Outward Hound is made of a durable, food safe plastic that is BPA, PVC, and phthalate free. You can get your own Doggy Blocks puzzle at Chewy.com for $14.99.

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This post is part of the #ChewyInfluencer blog hop hosted by Sugar the Golden Retriever and Oz the Terrier.
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I received a free product in exchange for my honest opinions. All views expressed are strictly my own. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post.

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Bully Bundles Brings Quality and Convenience

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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!

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 Check out this video of Sadie trying to get into the package from Bully Bundles that had just arrived in the mail:

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I received a sample product to try out in exchange for my honest opinion. All views expressed are my own.