Nature’s Variety Biscuits

This month our friends at Chewy let us try the new Nature’s Variety Prairie Oven-Baked Biscuits and they might be the Aussies’ new favorite treat!  I’m not sure the Aussies are the best treat reviewers, as they love, love, love everything Chewy sends!

 

 

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When I first opened the bag, this was Dublin’s expression: a huge smile!  Love that Aussie smile!

 

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The Aussies know the routine- take a few pictures for the blog and then we get the treats. But they were very impatient this time.  Shortly after taking this picture, Bailey began to drool!  She could smell the bacon and apples through the packaging and she wanted her treat ASAP!  I had no problem ripping into the bag because, as you can see below, these are “naturally delicious”.  The biscuits contain no wheat, no corn, no soy, and no artificial preservatives.  They smell like bacon and they must taste like it, too, judging by the reactions from the dogs!

 

 

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If you look closely, you can see a little bit of Dublin’s tongue hanging out. He could barely sit still long enough for this picture!  I tried to get a shot of him eating the treat, but it happened too quickly!  That’s stamp of approval from Dublin!

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And then poor Bailey finally got her turn.  She was actually shaking as I took the picture.  She could smell the biscuit, she could see the biscuit, and I think she could practically taste it at this point!  She was even drooling a bit.  Don’t worry, I didn’t make her wait too long!  Like Dublin, she was done with the biscuit almost instantly and was looking for another one.  I have to keep the bag hidden away so she doesn’t try to eat them all day long!

 

Thanks to our friends at Chewy.com for being so nice to us!  We love trying new treats!  It’s been a little crazy lately because we are moving and they’ve been so understanding of us falling behind a bit.  But I think we are caught up now!  Be sure to check out Chewy for all your pet needs!

 

 

*These treats were provided to me free of charge but all opinions are my own.

 

Delicious Old Mother Hubbard Treats!

This month our friends from Chewy gave us the opportunity to try out the new Old Mother Hubbard Soft-Baked Treats.

When the box arrived in the mail (very quickly, as usual!) the Aussies knew it was for them right away.  And as you can see below, they wanted nothing to do with posing for a picture.  I have to admit, the cookies smelled like people cookies!  And they looked like oatmeal cookies!  I was a little tempted to try one myself, until the Aussies reminded me they were not going to share.

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I was very impressed with the list of ingredients in these soft baked treats.  We could actually pronounce everything on the list!

 Ingredients listed on the packaging: Whole Wheat Flour, Honey, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Apple Puree, Oatmeal, Cinnamon, Cane Molasses, Natural Vanilla Flavor.

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Don’t they look good?  And let me tell you, they smell good, too!

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Bailey had no patience.  She wanted the treat right away!

 

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Dublin also loved them!  He even stuck his tongue out a bit in order to get his.


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These treats were a big hit here with the Aussome Aussies!  We finished the bag in only a few days, using them as treats in Kongs and before going to work each day.  I love that they were easy to break apart, made from natural ingredients, and a great size.  The Aussies loved that they tasted delicious!  We had the Applesauce & Oatmeal flavor and we can’t wait to try the other flavors.

 

Thanks Chewy!  We really loved these treats!

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*These treats were provided to me free of charge but all opinions are my own.

 

 

Review: The Honest Kitchen’s Beams (New Favorites!)

A few days ago I  had a chance to go to one of our favorite sort-of-local pet stores.  Cats and Dogs Rule, Too is an awesome store in Princeton that carries lots of natural and healthy pet products.  I like to get there any time I’m in the Princeton area and they never disappoint.  I so wish they had a location closer to our house!

As I was wandering the aisles this time I happened to see a display for The Honest Kitchen.  While I feed the Aussies grain-free kibble, I’ve always been intrigued by THK.  We use puzzle toys for all of their food, so I don’t think I could ever switch entirely, but I have used a sample or two from L’Oreal’s Because Your Dog is Worth It event in their frozen Kongs.  But until recently I did not know that they also make treats.  I was excited to see that they carried Beams, an Icelandic catfish treat.  Apparently their are two sizes available, but our store only carried the “smalls” size so I grabbed that one. Beams are made from pure, wild-caught Atlantic Catfish skins, waters surrounding Iceland, dried into savory, chewy sticks.  They resemble jerky, but are not quite as soft.

When I came home and opened the box, the smell was almost overwhelming.  Make no mistake- these are pure fish!  But the Aussies smelled them a mile away and came flying down the stairs to investigate.

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When I took out the first fish sticks (haha), they started going crazy.  It was a nice exercise in self-control to have to sit and pose for the above picture before I let them dig in.

These aren’t longterm chews, as the Aussies got through theirs in about 5 minutes.  But they are hard treats and I imagine they are great for their teeth.  They might cause fishy breath, but I think they make great dental treats.  And they are only 26 calories each! Definitely well worth it.  Plus, they are healthy.

Beams aren’t oily and there isn’t so much as a crumb left when the Aussies finish.  I’m pretty sure Bailey would learn to do somersaults for these, that’s how much she loves them.  When she finished hers she went and sat in front of Dublin, staring at him and willing him to share with her.  She did not succeed because Dublin enjoyed his just as much!

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These were a huge hit in our house!  I think I will look for the larger version next time, as the Aussies are power chewers.  But we are all definitely big fans of The Honest Kitchen Beams!  Highly, highly recommended by the Aussome Aussies!