Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Gingerbread Treats, A Bag of Chews, and a Dog TREAT giveaway!

I ended up with so many different great dog treats to review, I decided to put them together in one super post so that you can check them all out at once. You might even want to pick up some of these for gift giving this year. I must say Kelly and Ike have had fun taste testing!

Wait, why are the treats behind us?





















1. Holiday Buddy Biscuits
Cloud Star is one of my absolute favorite dog treat companies, and their products are reliably great. In fact Buddy Biscuits are so awesome, I kind of wish I was a dog! Especially now that the new Gingerbread flavored Holiday Buddy Biscuits are here. yummmm!
When you and your family are making gingerbread men for the holidays, now your furry friend can share in the yumminess. They're even shaped like little ginger-kids. And of course, they're
*Made in the USA
*all natural ingredients  -- wheat flour, rolled oats, blackstrap molasses, natural gingerbread flavor, and canola oil!











I really enjoyed giving my dogs these treats. It felt like sharing a bit of the holiday spirit with them. They loved the flavor, I think especially because it's different and something they don't usually get. And those little gingerbread people shapes are tooooo cute!





















Want some for your dogs?
Cloud Star has generously offered this promo code for 50% off to Peggy's Pet Place readers! This coupon expires Friday 12/6 so hurry!!













Available in oven baked, soft and chewy or XXL gingerbread man for a special holiday treat.


2.   Merrick Hungry Dog Natural Treats and Chews

Thanks to Chewy.com, we're always being introduced to new treats for Kelly and Ike. This month they sent us a great product to review: Merrick's Hungry Dog Natural Treats and Chews. First thing to check, Is it made in the USA? Yup, check!




















When I opened it and looked inside--gah! I wasn't sure what all was in there. Snouts, ears, bones, you name it! This 2 lb bag is filled with treats that are slightly misshapen or undersized...but made of the same quality ingredients. Kelly and Ike don't care what their treats look like, and I get a good value. I was thrilled with the size and variety, with two big hearty bones that the dogs will take time to get through. The dogs love to chew and it is great to know that this is a product I can trust.  My dogs love these treats and I love having some safe chews for them.

Treats, please!





















3. My Dog Ate It

We were asked if we'd like to review these treats, and we thought it was a different idea. The focus is on pet treats with a sense of humor.




















My Dog Ate It look like ordinary milk bone type biscuits, wrapped with a piece of paper with an ingredient on it, something that your dog might have eaten. The bag states "This one's funny. That one's gross."  
















Feeding instructions say "Pull a biscuit out of the bag, read the "flavor," tear off the label and feed it to your best friend." The packaging assures us that the label is completely nontoxic should your dog happen to get at it. If you are looking for a funny gift or a once in a while treat, this might be it. Just know that the ingredients are not premium. The first four ingredients are wheat flour, wheat bran, beef and bone meal, and chicken fat. There appears to be artificial flavors and colors.

Now for the giveaway!!

PRIZE:  4 winners will each receive two bags of My Dog Ate It treats each!
To Enter: Simply Leave A Comment below stating one unusual thing your dog ate! Winner chosen at random. Contest open in US only. Entries close12/10/13. Good luck!


*FULL DISCLOSURE: I was provided with the following treats to review: 1 box, 1 bag and one xxl Holiday Buddy Biscuits by Cloud Star. Chewy.com provided me with one bag of Merrick Chews. And My Dog Ate it provided me with 4 bags of dog biscuits to review and 8 bags to give away.  This in no way influenced my reviews. The opinions expressed are 100% my own.


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37 comments:

  1. One time my St. Bernard ate an entire hunk of cheddar cheese…that was fun. She was very proud.

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  2. Anything that is grain free us for me. They do sound tasty
    Lily

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  3. My Sissy has eaten a live mouse. Do they have mouse flavored biscuits?

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  4. My dog eats used feminine hygiene products. Yuck!!!

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  5. My one chihuahua got ahold of egg shells and strofoam. We went to the vet of coarse but she was ok. My other one would hide her treats in the cat box, and would later dig them out and try to eatt them with cat litter all over them.

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  6. We left a box of oreos on the coffee table...and there was 2 of the 3 rows still full and our dog ate ALL of them - we were scared because of the chocolate but he was fine

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  7. Skipper eats Brussel Sprouts and the flower from my pumpkins plants!

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  8. Just one weird thing? Well the shelties I live with have created quite the 'things we ate but weren't supposed to' list. My little girl decided recently that she was going to eat a hole in her Vari Kennel crate (she MIGHT weigh 20 lbs and her crate now sports an actual hole in it the size of a quarter--she was proud). Plastic pieces on the ends of shoe laces are another favorite as are corners of cardboard boxes. Two laptop charging cords and two cell phone chargers when puppies. I can only imagine what would happen if they were left to their own devices.

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  9. Rufus licked the coating off a pain med I was taking when he was a puppy. He slept all day(called the vet and all was ok). After that he never touched anything on the ground. Now Louie eats everything. Toys, grass by the clumps(mud included), branches, bowls, stuffing of toys and bedding, wild critters. Yep just about anything. The good thing is it always comes back out, hehe

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  10. Its not strange,, but when my hubby and I were dating he took me to a fancy restaurant "The Madonna Inn" in San Luis Obispo,CA ,,, this was a rare treat,, I ordered a filet mignon wrapped in bacon and only ate about 1/3 of it,, it was amazing,, I was planning on taking the rest home to my mom and dad,, well we got in the truck to leave and my honeys German Shepherd Dusty was sniffing the bag like crazy and my honey said,, "oh give it to her,,after all its in a doggie bag" well I didn't want to look stingy so Dusty got it,, she woofed it down and I said Geez at least chew it, enjoy it,, my parents were surprised,, anyway when we married Dusty stood with us and was included in our vows,, I married my honey and Dusty

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  11. When I got Cheyenne, she was at least 8 years old and way past the chewing stage. She was a princess, and had no interest in putting anything other than food in her mouth. I got Shiloh as a puppy about a month later, and was prepared for puppy craziness. But I was SOOO lucky. He only twice chewed on anything that wasn't appropriate- once on a table leg (but barely), and he chewed up a spiral bound puzzle book (but from what I can tell, he had jumped on the bed and it fell off, and he probably though the fluttering pages were a toy).
    My vet is a good friend of mine and we take an agility class together. She told me this weekend she had her first case of a dog eating Gorilla Glue The dog was ok, but the story was scary. The owners almost didn't elect for surgery since the dog only got a few drops. But my vet convinced them- apparently the glue swells to 28 times or more it's original volume! She saved was was removed and it was actually a perfect mold of the dog's stomach, and was completely obstructing everything. Scary. So I'm very glad Shiloh doesn't try to eat anything he shouldn't (and has a great "drop it"!)

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  12. Maya kept stealing tomatoes from our garden this year. Last year she stole tomatoes and pulled up all the broccoli.

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  13. The Holiday Biscuits are cute. Happy Tasty Tuesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  14. I ate an oxo container!!!

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  15. My rat terrier ate a Frisbee, the entire thing!

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  16. Cynthia Amber DownerDecember 4, 2013 at 3:26 AM

    One time one of my dogs grabbed a can of spaghettios off of the shelf.. unopened, mind you.. and chewed it open, squeezing the contents out. Luckily no injuries occurred, but we lock up all the cans now haha.

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  17. Does poop from the cats' litter box count? Two of my five Treeing Walker Coonhounds seem to think the litter box is their personal buffet. I scoop several times a day to keep it out of their reach!

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  19. I ate a huge cockroach aka, Pallmetto bug once! Mom hates these critters! Central Florida has lots of goodies to catch and eat I am trying for a gecko now Miss Mindy

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  20. My Bailey eats all the loose change laying around. I am sure if I had a metal dectector I would be quite wealthy. He loves anything metal. We have a beautiful sterling silver platter on our coffee table which he licks all the time.

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  21. Our newest addition, Taco ate a lawn chair cushion, a watering can and two flower pots. In the span of one week!

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  22. Our chocolate lab ate 2 bags of chocolates. Left all the wrappers. Never got sick or anything. Phew!

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  23. Great reviews, I like the last treats, clever idea. My dog ate the nose off of a rubber chicken dog toy and had to have xray's and inducing vomiting before I stuck it on a plane to the uk.

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  24. Pippi (the Chihuahua) spent one night eating all the un popped kernals in left in the bowl.

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  25. Unfortunately Mort eats all kinds of unusual things, well we have learned he would eat them if we leave them out. Stuffed toys have to be kept out of reach at all times - he goes to eat them right away after a quick "kill" (but oh boy are those toys a fave... But they need to be removed within 30 seconds!!). He has eaten the fuzz off of most Kong Squeakers (apparently better than regular tennis balls), so now those are "supervised only" toys, and we had a scare with a frisbee once. Supervised only. At the beach, he inadvertently eats a ton of sand due to catching balls or frisbees with sand stuck to them. We see the sand on the other end the next day! Have to limit play time with toys at the beach so he doesn't eat too much of it! He keeps us busy... Totally worth it.

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  26. my dog has eaten 12 rancid pork chops that I threw in the trash. He also ate a chocolate bar and a box of granola bars. Now, everything is locked in the pantry or taken out to the trash in the garage. Our other dog ate an entire bag of marshmallows. It is amazing that they have not had any ill affects.

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  27. My dog actually once did eat my homework. My dad had to sign it and had just eaten chicken when he did so it got chicken grease on it. When my dog found it and tried to lick/eat the grease off!

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  28. That's a great story!! You should submit it to Chicken Soup for the Soul!

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  29. You are a great dog parent to give him toys and make sure he's safe. Mort sounds like a clever guy!

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  30. That must have been stressful! I'm glad it turned out okay.

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  31. Taco must have really wanted to help with the gardening!

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  32. That Gorilla Glue story is really scary! I'm glad Shiloh is so good!

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  33. What a sweet story...and a lucky Dusty to get filet mignon!

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  34. Even I won't eat brussel sprouts!

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  35. Thanks! I wish my teacher had liked the story that much

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  36. Very scary. They actually shared pictures of the removed glue and the x-rays on their facebook page if you want to see it (Burrstone Animal Hospital).

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  37. Jada has eaten a tootsie pop once. It was as if she was the owl from the commercial!

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