Saw this on Facebook yesterday – what a great idea! Mix together some chicken stock and water, add some toys or treats, then freeze. Let your dog go wild outside, slurping the cold liquid and finding his toys as he goes.
Hi! My name’s Penny Layne. You may as well go ahead & start singing the Beatles song – it’s all I ever hear.
Anyways, my mom, the Dog Lady, is off at the State Special Olympics Games with the boys, so I decided to take over the blog for t0day.
Here’s what I’m curious about. Mom keeps telling the boys to lay off the treats for me because I’m getting too fat. (As if!) Usually, I can get them to give me one anyways by standing up on my hind feet and begging, but that’s awful hard work with such a large belly – it throws off my balance.
So, here’s my question: how hard do you make your dog work for treats?
The good folks at NatureNosh sent me several bags of what they describe as their “ultra premium organic gourmet dog treats.” These treats don’t have any animal by-products, fillers, hormones, chemical preservatives, pesticides, or herbicides. They also don’t use corn, wheat, egg, or soy in their recipes, and they are certified by the USDA as organic. The biscuits come in 9 oz bags, available in four flavors: Beef Wellington, Chicken Liver Parmesan, Thanksgiving’s Best, and Pumpkin Pie.
We’ve had a frequent commenter lately here on the doggies.com blog, who always wanted to make sure we knew of her dog’s love for Blue Dog Bakery cookies. I was curious, so I asked if I could do a product review for them, and they quickly sent me three boxes of their all-natural cookies.
I was surfing on YouTube and came across this ad for the Kong Wobbler. This is one I just may have to try. It’s kind of like a Weeble toy (Remember? “Weebles wobble, but they don’t fall down”), only you stuff it with treats, and as the dog bats the toy around, the treats come flying out.
Has anyone tried this with multiple dogs? Wonder if they’d fight over it???
I came to Columbus, Ohio this weekend to visit a new great-nephew and went shopping at Easton Mall. In addition to eating a delicious CinnaBon, I got a chance to visit Moochie & Co, a store full of dog treats, gourmet foods, accessories, toys and outfits.
If you use Merrick Beef Filet Squares manufactured by Merrick Pet Care, you need to be aware that some of the treats are contaminated with salmonella according to the Food and Drug Administration. Although they have not currently heard of any illnesses linked to these treats, there is a possibility of humans getting sick if they handle the snacks.
The affected Merrick Beef Filet Squares for dogs have a “best buy” label of 111911. The agency recommends that consumers who are unable to determine the “best by” date discontinue use of the product.
Products suspected of being contaminated should be discarded in a secure trash can with a lid.
Several of you have commented about serving your dog healthy food, whether it be a premium commercial food, home-cooked, or raw. That’s great for his regular meals, but what do you do for treats? It’s sometimes hard to strike a balance between rewarding your dog for a job well done and allowing your dog to get too fat.