Wednesday, August 26, 2015

August Treat Review Thanks to

Once again let us try out a new-to-us product!  We chose Dogswell Vitality Beef Recipe Meatballs Dog Treats. 

I chose these treats because they are grain free, contain flaxseed and they description said they were soft and easy to break.  They are also made in the USA, which is a plus.  I like any treat with flaxseed because it is a great source of Omegas for Dot since she can't have fish.  These treats are indeed soft and easy to break but they are NOT a training treat you can break into pieces and put in your pocket.  They crumble like crazy and you are left with nothing but a pocket of small meat particles.  I found it handiest to keep on in my hand and break chunks off as needed.

The dogs loved them, they smell pleasant and didn't leave my hands greasy or smelly.  I was happy with the ingredients.  The only thing the lost a few points for was the fact that the crumble.  They are a treat I would certainly purchase because they were convenient (much more convenient than cooking and chopping a chicken breast when I am in a hurry to get to a show or a class.

Ingredients: Beef, Peas, Maple Syrup, Vegetable Glycerin, Sweet Potatoes, Flaxseed, Flaxseed Oil, Carrots, Salt, Citric Acid (Preservative), Spinach, Garlic Powder, Natural Flavor, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Vitamin A Supplement, Rosemary Extract, Vitamin E Supplement

Disclosure: provided me with one package of treats to review.  I was not compensated in any other way and the opinions are all mine and the dogs'.  :) 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

More Dog (and Cat) Sitting!

I've mentioned DogVacay before, it's a great way to meet fun dogs and their people and make a little pocket money on the side.  I have a full time day job so I don't have guest dogs at my house all the time, but when we're able, we take in boarders and I also do care visits at the pet's home if they'd rather stay in their own house.

Another reason I love hosting dogs is that I get to see different dogs interacting.  Watching my dogs (who I know generally how they will respond) and other dogs I'm not as familiar with is a great learning experience and sometimes  it's almost like watching nature programs on tv.  Whether they are indoors and trying to get each other to play or outside and discovering new territory, I really enjoy watching dogs use their body language and voices to communicate with each other and having guest dogs is a great (and safe) way to do this.  Much safer than dog parks or trying to observe dogs on leash walks trying to communicate.

Here are some of our more recent visitors!
Taco made fast friends with this little cutie!  She is destined for agility greatness as her owner is a pretty awesome trainer and competitor.
Leo is BIG and lovable and super relaxed.
More fun with these big fluffies!  I am a regular at their house and they've just recently added a fourth!
Lucy was a well-mannered guest (for the most part) but was a little demanding.  She has NEEDS!
Riley was a joy to have at our house!  He really enjoyed swimming in our dog's kiddie pool, and he liked getting dried off even more!
Sometimes I get to watch cats!  Sneakers is an adorable PETITE little sweetie.
I couldn't get enough of Triton's eyes, he is just a young guy but gorgeous!
Another friend who really enjoyed our pool, Rex is also a BIG baby who hasn't quite grown into his big boy body yet.

This is Yoli, who is a regular.  And she LOVES this toy with a passion so she's easy to entertain.