SmartBones® Review and $25 Visa Giveaway

Disclosure: The SmartBones information, product samples, and gift cards, and have been provided by PetMatrix. The opinions are my own.

SmartBones Review Giveaway

I’m very excited to have my puppy girl assistant Shadow helping me out with today’s post!  It celebrates something that is very near and dear to Shadow’s heart: Food and Treats!  When it comes to her diet, Shadow, can be quite finicky, so we have certain go-to foods and treats that we always give her, but because we love “treating” her, we are always purchasing new products for her to try, and of course, I always welcome the opportunity to let her sample and review new products.

Most recently, Shadow had the chance to try SmartBones®.  SmartBones from PetMatrix are a healthy alternative to Rawhide.  They are easily digestible and will help your pet to maintain healthy teeth and gums.  And because Shadow actually ate them, I know they must taste good too!

Before we learn more about the treats here are a couple of things about rawhide and why you should look for alternatives to rawhide bones and treats. Rawhide is the inner hide from a cow or other animal that has undergone chemical processing to remove hair and other materials. The rawhide is then ground or used whole, and is formed into various dog chew shapes.  According to vets, dogs who eat rawhide, may face certain health risks such as stomach & intestinal blockage and potential ingestion of toxic chemicals used to process rawhide chews. [Read more…]

Nudges® Wholesome Dog Treats #NudgeThemBack

Jerri and Shadow Dog

If you visit my blog enough, you will become familiar with my little Shadow.  She’s the little doe-eyed Chihuahua mix I’m holding in the picture above.  Shadow is currently the baby in our family, and as such, she is quite often the center of attention.  At any given time of the day, someone in our household is likely playing with her, snuggling her, letting her sit on his or her lap, or feeding her.  And despite her small size, she definitely loves to eat!  And we love showering her with delicious and nutritious treats. [Read more…]

Healthy Dog Treats from True Science and VETIQ

Hip and Joint + Minties Dog Snacks

Last month, I shared some cat treats and flea medication that my cats received from the great folks at True Science.  The Simply Sweet Home kitties were so happy to receive their product package, and our puppy girl Shadow was just as excited to receive a similar package this month.

Her box included 2 packages of healthy dog snacks from VETIQ.  She got a package of soft chews for hip & joint health and a package of dental treats. [Read more…]

Celebrating Halloween with Our Dog Shadow

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Celebrating Halloween with our Dog Shadow

October has got to be my puppy girl Shadow’s favorite month:  The fall weather is perfect for her to play outdoors a lot.  And we get to celebrate both Halloween and her anniversary as a member of the Birdwell Family!  For her one year anniversary in the family, Shadow got a delicious celebratory meal and presents, including Purina Beyond Snacks and some special gifts for Halloween. [Read more…]

Fighting Bad Puppy Breath with Orapup

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Fighting Bad Puppy Breath with Orapup

Last October we adopted our little puppy girl, Shadow.  She’s now “approximately” one year old, and she’s basically the center of our universe.  (At least she believes and often insists that she is, and we’ve really given her no reason to think otherwise!)

Shadow loves snuggling and playing with her parents.  And she also loves to give and steal puppy kisses, so much so that we often call her the “Lick-o-potamus.”  As the primary targets of her campaign to spread love and licks, my husband and I always make sure Shadow is nice and clean, with regular baths and nail clippings, and we give her Orapup to eliminate bad puppy breath and make her kisses sweeter, while she’s being the ambassador of love. [Read more…]

Pet Health and Introducing Our New Puppy, Shadow

Pet Health
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll find no shortage of cat and dog pictures, and I think it’s safe to say, they get their share of facetime here on the blog as well.  We definitely love our fur babies!  A few weeks ago, we adopted a new puppy.  Meet Shadow!

Shadow is a very happy puppy.  We gave her the name “Shadow” because she follows us around constantly like a shadow.  Even though she’s only been with us for a little while, we already have a ton of Shadow stories.  They include everything from Potty Training Tales to Kitty-Puppy Relations.  Let’s just say, she is definitely a handful, but we do love the newest member of our family. [Read more…]

Wellness Complete Health for Your Pet #checkyourbag

Dog Food

Do you have a furry friend at home?  If you do, and you are like me, he or she is truly a member of the family.  He never lets you down, and he’s always there to make you smile.  How do you show your appreciation for your pet?

Most people would say that they show appreciation for their pets by giving them a treat, a new toy, a little one on one play time, or a little petting session.  But the best way you can show love for your animal is with a healthy diet.   [Read more…]