September 26, 2018

Blue Buffalo Halloween Boo Bars Mummy Morsels Review

***I was sent this product for free, but all opinions are my own***

Hey, y'all! I'm Z, a dog Robin walks, and today I'm going to review Blue Buffalo Halloween Boo Bars! They're called Mummy Morsels, and they're scary delicious.



















These treats are the flavors of pumpkin and cinnamon. They don't contain many ingredients, and the few ingredients in these tricks are wholesome and delicious! No fillers or corn for this country pup!



















These treats are a good size, but aren't too large. However, they're crunchy and easy to break apart to use for training rewards! I'll do anything for one of these delicious seasonal treats.



















Click HERE to get your paws on some delicious Boo Bars today!


June 8, 2018

Nutro Crunchy Treats Review (Banana)

***I was sent this product for free, but all opinions are my own***

Z, one of Robin's dog walking clients, here! Don't you love those cute and funny YouTube videos of dogs basically inhaling bananas? Many dogs love fruit! I'm not one of those banana crazed pups, but I knew I had to try the banana variety of Nutro Crunchy treats!































YUM! There are only a few ingredients in these delicious treats...you can smell the banana when you open the bag, Robin said she almost wanted to try one!































These treats are a great size for a quick treat, but they're also easy to break apart for training! I'll be honest, some dogs might not like this not-so-meaty treat, but I go nuts for them! My brother Rudy spit his out at first, but then he realized he liked them!































Click HERE to order some of these delicious treats for yourself! You'll go bananas when the Chewy box arrives at your front door!


June 7, 2018

Instinct by Nature's Variety Wet Cat Food Cups Review (Chicken)

***I was sent this product for free, but all opinions are my own***

Sorry, dogs of Blogville, but this post is a little bit different...I'm Banjo, and yes, I'm a cat. I'm still a kitten, so I'm young and wild, so the peeps have been giving me wet food so I don't steal food at dinnertime, and plus I like to work for it, so Robin has been teaching me tricks. It's important that the food I'm getting is nutritional and tasty, so my peeps are giving me Instinct by Nature's Variety wet food. This variety is chicken, and I'm ready to dig in!































These cups are a great size! My kitty brothers are very picky so I'll be the only one eating this, it looks like a lot but it's really not. I'll have half in the morning and the rest in the evening.































I'll do anything for this food! It smells delicious and contains only the best ingredients! This food is grain-free, meaning there are no cheap fillers to ruin this protein-rich meal.































Get your paws on Instinct by Nature's Variety wet food today! You can click HERE to order this kind!


June 5, 2018

Merrick Fresh Kisses Double-Brush Breath Strips Review (Mint)

***I was sent this product for free, but all opinions are my own***

Z the terrier here! I'm a dog Robin walks and trains most weeks, and Chris likes to let me do some of the reviews because I LOVE to try out lots of different things! Plus, my breath is a lot worse than his...which is why I'm trying out Merrick Fresh Kisses Double-Brush Breath Strips! This kind is mint.































Looks yum! On the way to my house Robin had this treat in her pocket so it melted a bit, making it easy for her to break apart and give to me. BOL! Good to know if you want bite-sized breath mints for your small dog!































No dog would be able to resist the tempting smell and taste of these treats! I had my first lick and I'm so ready for more!

YUM! These breath strips are great for quick treats or for when you're relaxing on the couch and wanting something to gnaw on! With limited, wholesome ingredients and a taste dogs love, I give this product two paws up! They're great for dogs of all breeds and sizes, and definitely took the edge of the doggy breath Robin says I have (which I totally DO NOT have).































Click HERE to get some of your own! (Your pawrents will thank you...BOL!)

All About Crating Dogs

***I was asked to share this as a guest post, but I support everything in this article!***

When Annie from www.bestdogcrates.net reached out to me, asking if I could share this article summing up the main info on dog crates, I couldn't resist sharing it! Leave a comment to let me know what you think about it!

How to Help Your Dog Enjoy Their Crate
Crating your dog is one of those things that is tough to do but might be necessary depending on your personal situation. After all, if you have a Houdini, escape prone dog then you can’t have them running around on their own!

Luckily, there are a few ways that you can make your pooches time in their crate more comfortable. This will decrease the chances of them experiencing anxiety or stress and all the problems that come along with that.

Don’t Keep Them Inside for a Long Time
When crating your dog, it’s important to make sure they aren’t locked up for a long time. No more than a couple hours at a time, and they should get a bathroom break beforehand, as well as plenty of food and water. Limiting their time inside will also help to prevent accidents inside the kennel.

Get a Proper Kennel
It’s so important to get an appropriate size crate for your dog. Many people get this wrong and get a cage that either is too big or doesn’t allow for future growth of their pet. There needs to be enough room for them to stand up, lie down and turn around easily. At the same time, you don’t want it too big that they do their business in the corner.

You also want to get the right type of cage. Strong dogs like Pitbull’s will need something that's made of heavy duty steel as they can destroy wire crates with ease. Here’s a link to some examples of the crates that will be able to hold them like these www.bestdogcrates.net/escape-proof-cages (please copy link from site). Smaller or well-behaved dogs on the other hand, might be ok in a simple wire or plastic crate if they don’t make a point of trying to get out.

Exercise Them Often
If you can get your pet “dog tired” your work is done. Having them fall asleep and have a nice nap in their kennel is a great situation for you.

The best way to get this done is to take them on a long walk or run at the park. Take them to play fetch or walk them for at least an hour. If you don’t have the time to walk your dog, then you can always hire a dog walker to take your best friend out. It will greatly enhance the quality of their life and make them healthier in the process.

Keep Them Entertainment
A great way to take your dogs mind off the fact they are in their crate is to give them something that entertains them. Bones and toys are a great temporary distraction. A cool trick you can use is to fill up a Kong toy with treats. This trick will keep them busy for hours while they try and get at the tasty snacks inside!

Get a Good Bed for their Kennel
Lastly, you’ll want to make the inside of the cage as comfortable as you possibly can. A simple blanket isn’t good enough here. A high-quality dog bed is ideal, and if your pet is older, a memory foam bed should help in reducing joint pain for them.

Also try and keep the kennel away from distractions and noise. This will help your dog to relax and not get stressed out.

Conclusion

When it comes time to crate your dog, be sure to put some of these tips into practice and make their time inside the crate much happier, they will thank you for it!

June 4, 2018

Keeping Your Senior Dog Happy + Healthy

Dogs of different ages require slightly different care sometimes, and once your dog reaches the senior years, it's important to make sure you keep them healthy and happy. Your senior dog might not be able to do as much in their golden years, but there are still ways to keep them comfortable and content. Alli Vet wrote this great article on maintaining your pet's health and happiness in old age. Go check out their website!

Tips for Keeping Your Senior Dog Healthy and Happy
Having a dog around for many years is one of the most fulfilling experiences in life. However, it's important to know that an older dog is different from a young or adult dog and that caring for a senior dog takes some specialized knowledge. If you have a dog who is 10 years or older, you should take some time to learn about how to care for a senior dog. Becoming knowledgeable in senior dog care can ensure your pet is healthy and happy for as many years as possible. Here are some important tips to keep senior dogs thriving.
Schedule More Regular Visits With Your Vet
Once your dog is a senior, it's important for him to see his vet more regularly. This is because a vet can catch diseases as they are developing, or help treat existing conditions that cause your dog to be uncomfortable (for example, he can prescribe Carprofen for senior dogs who have arthritis and joint pain). By taking your pet to see the vet on a regular basis, you can ensure you're treating any health problems as soon as they arise, and before they become severe.
Switch to Senior Food
Puppies need different food than adult dogs and seniors also need a food all their own. Make sure you switch your dog's food to senior food, which ensures your dog is getting enough calories and nutrients to stay healthy. If you're not sure what the best food is for your senior dog, ask your vet, who can recommend a food.
Pay Attention to His Teeth
Paying attention to your dog's teeth is an important thing to do throughout the entirety of his life. However, it becomes even more important in his senior years, when teeth can rot or diseases like gingivitis can crop up. Dental diseases don't just cause unpleasant odors or mouth pain. They can cause bacteria to get into your dog's bloodstream, which can have an effect on his body and the rest of his organs. To help you keep your senior dog's teeth clean, try doing at-home brushings every day. You can also take your dog to the vet to have his teeth professionally cleaned, which will occur by putting your dog under anesthesia.

Exercise Regularly
Your dog may have aches and pains as a senior. However, no matter how stiff or sore your pup is, it's important to keep him exercising. Exercising doesn't only help loosen joints and keep him more nimble, it's also important for your dog's cardiovascular health. If you want to ensure your dog stays mobile for years to come, make sure you keep him walking, running, playing, romping and stretching his muscles wherever possible.
Keep Grooming
Grooming is particularly important for senior dogs, since lower levels of activity can lead to things like nails that are too long or hair that is matted. Make sure you get your older dog groomed regularly, so you can keep him looking and feeling his best.
Watching a dog live into his senior years is a privilege, and you can ensure your dog lives a good, long life by understanding how to best care for a dog once he's a senior. By keeping some helpful health tips in mind, you can ensure your furry friend is around with your family for as long as possible.

Lannie, writer for Allivet. Allivet provides affordable pet supplies and pet medications, all of which can be purchased online. Listed below are some helpful resources referenced in the article that can provide some guidance for those looking for helpful information on pet supplies & medication:

May 4, 2018

Zignature Canned Formula Review (Kangaroo)

***I was sent this product for free, but all opinions are my own***

***Rudy is a very loving dog and wears the muzzle for his own protection. He can eat, drink, and pant through it and usually does not wear it***

Hi, there! Robin thought I was perfect for this review because I'm not just called Rudy, but Roo quite a bit. I'm a big canine kangaroo! I also have LOVED other Zignature foods I've tried so this one's all mine.































Yep, that's right! This is made from kangaroo meat, which turns out to be almost a superfood for dogs! All of Zignature's canned foods are pawfect for dogs with allergies as they don't contain any of the typical foods dogs might be allergic to.































With only wholesome ingredients and a great taste, this food is AMAZING! My brother Z will even dance for it!































I never want to stop eating this...































Crikey, I sure recommend this food! If you want some kangaroo Zignature canned food for your kibble, hop on over HERE!

Wellness CORE Simply Shreds Review (Chicken, Salmon, & Pumpkin)

***I was sent this product for free, but all opinions are my own***

Z here for another guest review. Robin has gotten the chance to walk me and my brother Rudy a lot lately so while Chris has the rest of the blog we're getting to some reviews we need to do! Today I'm reviewing Wellness CORE Simply Shreds. This variety is made of chicken, wild salmon, and pumpkin. Yum!































This product is a great topper to mix into your kibble...definitely makes mealtime more exciting!































I'm ready to dive in! There are only 5 ingredients in this food: Chicken, chicken broth, water, pumpkin, and salmon. Sounds healthy to me!































It's heaven in a bowl!































If you want some Wellness CORE Shreds for yourself, click HERE! Happy eating!