Saturday, April 18, 2015

Recent Raw Meals

After the break are photos and examples of raw meals for dogs.  I feed mostly prey model raw, but do occasionally use some dehydrated raw and premade raw.

These are just a few photos of some of my dogs' meals over the last two weeks, in no particular order.

My crew mostly eats the same meals as each other, with the same portion sizes.

I feed as much cut and protein variety as possible.

For additional photos of raw meals for dogs, click HERE.

Useful links:

How **I** Feed Raw

Raw Feeding Resources

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Get the Party Started with Pooch Party Packs

Pooch Party Packs is a monthly subscription box service for dogs, which everyone knows I am addicted to...

Pooch Party Packs is a family owned business whose goal is to provide treats, toys, and other dog-related products to busy families.  No worries about shopping, just open the box!

It is easy to sign up-select your dog's size, and choose a plan.  Plans start at $29.99 per month.

I received the April Pooch Party Pack today!

One thing I immediately noticed is that no space was wasted in the box.

The Goods

JW Pet Darwin the Frog.  Approximate retail value $12.06.  Super cute, heavy, squeaky frog toy made of certified non-toxic natural rubber.  I am typically impressed with toys from this company, and this one seems like it will not be an exception.  These types of toys are Neeko's favorites, so I know she will love it.

Superior Farms Venison Ear Nik Knack.  Approximate retail value $5.93.  A nice sized, dehydrated venison ear.  Neeko has already enjoyed this, and LOVED it.  I was quite happy to receive this-an all natural, single ingredient chew, in one of my dogs' favorite proteins.

Doghouse Biscuits Little Bitty Cheese Bones.  Unknown value.  Five (yay!)  ingredient biscuits made by a small US company.  These contain whole wheat flour, cheddar cheese, vegetable oil, parsley flakes, and garlic powder.  I'd eat them.  I am certain all three dogs will like these, and I like that they are from a small business.

KONG Aqua Knot Seal Toy.  Approximate retail value $13.99.  I like pretty much everything KONG makes.  This is an adorable, minimally stuffed toy, that has knotted rope inside.  I certainly appreciate the minimal stuffing.  This toy will work well for gentle games of tug with both Neeko and Faolan.

Neeko enjoying a venison ear from this month's Pooch Party Packs box. Full review coming tonight on the blog!
Posted by My Rotten Dogs on Thursday, April 16, 2015

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Furminator Dual Brush

Shed season is approaching.  I count myself lucky in that my dogs are not year-round shedders.  They blow coat once a year, in the Spring.  Bruce and Faolan both have "typical" northern breed type coats.  Neeko has an odd coat-long, wavy guard hairs, and a very thick undercoat that is a cross between the fur a Great Pyrenees and a plush coated GSD. kindly sent us a Furminator Dual Brush for use.

Big girl obviously needs a good brushing.
Neeko is not yet officially blowing coat, but needs regular brushing because of fur length and texture.

The Dual Brush has two sides.  The pin brush side is perfect for gently detangling her long coat, before mats have the chance to form.  The length of the pins also allow a bit of undercoat to be brushed out as well, without any pulling.

After use.
 The bristle brush can be used on any coat type, and I suspect it will work well on both boys to quickly and gently pick up any loose fur once they start blowing coat.

None of my dogs are huge fans of being brushed.  What I like most about this brush is that it is gentle, does not scratch the skin, and does not forcibly yank fur out.  Once Neeko starts her yearly shed in a few weeks, this brush will get a workout on a daily basis.  It will be perfect for loosening and detangling, and I will then use a rake on her to remove dead undercoat.

That fluffy butt...
I have huge dogs (Neeko is 31" at the shoulder) so I wish the brush were just a tiny bit larger.  But I have no complaints about it, and am very happy to have it.

Let the shedding begin!

Friday, April 10, 2015

A Girl and Her Dog

K. is my niece, and Nanuk is my "nephew."

K. is a sweet, smart, animal-loving child.  I wouldn't expect anything else from a member of my family.

Nanuk (means Polar Bear) was adopted from a somewhat local humane society in December.  He is (supposedly) a Great Pyrenees/Siberian Husky mix.  He's probably about 6-8 months old, and a very sweet boy.

I took these photos last weekend at a family get together at my parents' house.  These two have a great relationship.

This tree is probably my favorite thing on my parents' property.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

April 2015 Pet Gift Box Review

We received our April Pet Gift Box today!  Reviews of current and/or past Pet Gift Boxes can be read HERE.

Pet Gift Box is just $17.99 per month, with free shipping.

This month's theme is Earth Day/Eco-friendly products.

Love the personalization!

The Goods

Bubba Rose Biscuit Company Earth Day cookie.  Retail value $3.99.  This simple ingredient cookie is made with some organic ingredients.  We received a cookie from this company in last month's box, and Bruce LOVED it!

Earth Rated Poop Bags and Dispenser.  Approximate retail value $5.99.  Lavender scented poop bags in a dispenser that attaches to a leash.  As an added bonus, the dispenser has a hook to hold "used" poop bags, keeping it hands free.  This will definitely be put to good use.

Pet Greens Jerky Treats.  Approximate retail value $5.99.  My dogs love jerky style treats.  These contain beef and wheat grass, and are grain, gluten, and yeast free.  They are touted as a source of green nutrition, and I know my dogs will love them!

Absolutely Clean Pet Stain & Odor Remover.  Approximate retail value $4.00.  Chemical-free and plant-based enzymatic cleaner.  While the dog door prevent accidents, Bruce occasionally has what I call a "hunger puke" in which he vomits up a bit of bile because he is hungry.  I am sure this will work well in these instances.

K9 Granola Factory Quacks.  Approximate retail value $14.98.  These biscuit treats are corn, wheat, soy, and yeast-free!  They are made in the US with simple ingredients.  Neeko in particular loves blueberry treats, and I cannot wait to offer her some of these.  I am sure they will be a hit.

 PetLou Naturally Twisted toy.  Approximate retail value $11.69.  This toy is really, really cute.  And it squeaks.  I will be gifting this to a friend or family member (or the shelter) for a dog who is not quite as rough on toys as my dog is.  It is soft, and made with a variety of different materials for different textures.

I am again impressed with Pet Gift Box.  We received two bags of treats I am sure my dogs will enjoy, a gourmet cookie, a cleaning product, a very useful poop bag dispenser, and a darling toy.  There price of $17.99 per month puts them well-below most other subscription boxes, but the quality of the items is great.

I was provided with complimentary product.  All opinions are my own.