Sunday, September 28, 2014

Black & White Sunday

The princess.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Zuke's Jerky Treats

While Bruce will eat anything, Neeko and Faolan are known to be treat snobs.  I am nearly always on the lookout for soft treats that appeal to them, and contain quality ingredients.

Zuke's Jerky Naturals and Genuine Jerky treats fit the bill.

The Jerky Naturals all contain the specified protein as the primary ingredient, along with apples, veggies, and beneficial herbs.  They are also grain-free, and yeast-free, which is important to me because of Bruce's yeast allergy.

The herbs are rosemary, turmeric, and sage.  Rosemary is a known antioxidant, and is widely used as a preservative.  Sage is a natural antimicrobial, and is said to be good for gum and digestive tract health.  Turmeric has gained notoriety because it has been proven to alleviate pain, particularly arthritic and cancer pain, in both humans and animals.

The Jerky Naturals are decent-sized, soft, and easily broken into smaller pieces.

They have a strong, but not unpleasant scent, which makes them more appealing to dogs.  Unlike many other soft treats, they do not feel greasy, which is a bonus for me.

The Genuine Jerky treats have a traditional jerky texture/feel to them.  They can be broken into smaller pieces with just a tiny bit of effort, if one wishes to do so.

The Barbecue Beef Recipe treats smell amazing, and I was tempted to try it myself!  Based on the quality ingredients, I would be comfortable doing so.

Neeko is now a huge fan of the Genuine Jerky treats, and tried to mug me once she realized I had some in the pocket of my scrub top...

Yes, she really is that big, and she really wanted the jerky.
In summary-appealing, meat-based, grain-free treats that contain quality ingredients.  What's not to like?

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The Giveaway

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This post and giveaway are sponsored by Zuke's.  All opinions are strictly my own.


Friday, September 19, 2014

September 2014 BarkBox Review

We received our September BarkBox yesterday!  Reviews of previous and/or current BarkBoxes can be read HERE .

 The Goods

Indigo Smokehouse Bacon StripsApproximate retail value $6.49 (for this size package.)  I am sure these will be well received, even by picky turd Faolan.

Pennant dog toy.  Unknown value.  Soft, crinkly toy that will not hold up to my dogs.  This is going in the donation box.

Barkworthies Sweet Potato Treats.  Approximate retail value $12.80. Not meat, but single ingredient treats.  I am excited to give these a try.  

12" Etta Says Crunchy Duck Chew.  Approximate retail value $1.99.  We are no strangers to the Etta Says company here, and they always prove to be a huge hit.  I am pleased to have received this.

Pet Project Skrubal.  Approximate retail value $15.99.  This is my favorite item in this month's box.  It is a heavy oblong toy, with grooves in it.  It does not seem to have any parts that Neeko or Bruce would easily get into their back teeth to chew on, and seems to large to be a choking hazard.  The one down fall is it's weight.  If a dog or person were to be hit with this, it would probably hurt. 

This month's BarkBox is decent.  Aside from the pennant toy (which seems quite cheap), I am pleased with all the items included.  To try BarkBox for yourself, and save 10% off your order, click HERE.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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.

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