Forever Your Furbaby

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Kroger’s MyMagazine Sharing Network has once again sent me free goodies for my dogs to try.  This time around I got a box of Milk Bones, a package of Nudges Jerky Cuts, and another container of Nature’s Recipe Wet Dog Food.  I won’t review the Nature’s Recipe here as I have already reviewed it in a previous post.

Milk Bone Dog Biscuits

I think everyone is aware of Milk Bone and their classic dog biscuits.  They’re that hard dog treat shaped like a bone.  I received a 24 ounce package of Medium size Milk Bones (Find them at Kroger for $3.29) which is a really nice amount of treats.  My dogs never turn up their noses as these!  What I like about them is they are a quick treat to grab and toss to the dogs.  As I have three dogs I could go through a box of these pretty quickly.  Fortunately these Milk Bones are very easy to break in half which I frequently do.  This is a product I will continue to buy as my “go-to” treat for the dogs.

Nudges Jerky Cuts

I received a 10 ounce package of these Nudges Jerky Cuts (buy them at Kroger for $8.79) in chicken flavor.  These treats are just what they sound like–jerky.  Now, they aren’t just plain ol’ meat.  They are mixed with glucosamine and chondroitin to promote joint health.  This is especially important as my dog Jasper (pictured above) is getting pretty old and he’s getting a little slower.  Nudges also boasts that they are “all natural” and made in the USA.  I like to support US companies where I can.  These Jerky Cuts are about six inches in length and very easy to tear apart so that I can feed them to all three dogs.  Or if I am feeling particularly generous I will give each dog an entire Jerky Cut of their own.  I do wish that they took longer for the dogs to eat, they gobble them up just like any other treat.  At $8.79 a box, that’s a lot to pay for something the dogs can eat so swiftly.  I will likely continue buying these for the dogs but only give them to them as a special treat.

 

Anything For Your Pet

I recently was assigned a really valuable mission by the MyMagazine Sharing Network.  This mission was called “Anything for your Pet” and they sent me a whole bunch of awesome dog treats and foods to try for free!  IMG_1338I received:

  • ONE (1) Free Nature’s Recipe® Wet Dog Food, 2.75 oz.
  • ONE (1) Free Pup-Peroni® Dog Snacks, 5.6 oz.
  • ONE (1) Free Blue Buffalo® Chicken & Brown Rice, 4 oz. or ONE (1) Free Blue Buffalo Puppy Chicken & Brown Rice, 4 oz.
  • ONE (1) Free Coupon for Purina ONE® True Instinct Trios Dog Treats
  • ONE (1) Free Coupon for Purina® Beneful® Grain Free or Select 10™ Premium Dog Food
  • ONE (1) Free Coupon for Nudges® Dog Treats
  • ONE (1) Pass-along $2 Coupon for Nudges Dog Treats
  • ONE (1) Pass-along 75¢ Coupon for Pup-Peroni Dog Snacks, 5.6 oz.
  • ONE (1) Pass-along $2 Coupon for Purina Beneful Grain Free or Select 10™ Premium Dog Food
  • ONE (1) Pass-along $1 Coupon for Purina ONE True Instinct Trios Dog Treats
  • ONE (1) Pass-along $4 Coupon for Blue Buffalo Dry Dog Food, 15 lbs. or larger
  • ONE (1) Pass-along 50¢ Coupon for Nature’s Recipe Wet Dog Food, 2.75 oz.

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It seems like “grain free” dog food is all the rage these days.  I myself have not tried grain-free for my dogs.  A lot of people swear by it and say it really has helped their pet’s digestion.  This product received really great reviews online.

A container of this wet dog food costs about $1 at Kroger and it is 2.75 ounces.  On the container it says to feed an adult dog 2-3 2.75 oz cups of this food per 5 pounds of body weight daily.  So, I have three dogs whose combined weight would equal 84 pounds.  So if I followed their feeding instructions that would be almost 17 packages of this food a day and at $1 a pop we’re talking $17 a day for dog food!  Yikes!

The high price tag was an instant turn-off for me.  Not only that, I cannot stand the way canned meat smells when I open it–it absolutely turns my stomach.  So, I probably won’t be feeding this to my dogs.  I think I will stick to kibble.  I do believe if one of my dogs were really sick and not wanting to eat that the smell of wet dog food would really motivate them to eat.  So maybe I will hang on to it just in case one of my dogs is ever sick and refusing food.

 Pup-Peroni Original Beef Flavor Dog Snack

I received a 5.6 oz package of these treats to try–a $2.99 value.  Our new dog absolutely loves the Pup-peroni Original Flavor. I rescued this pup off the street and at first he was very nervous in my house. I was able to easily win him over with some Pup-peroni. He will get into his crate without complaint and no-hassle whatsoever as long as he is lured with some Pup-peroni. I also like the way these smell–it reminds of of beef jerky so it’s not at all gross to smell when I am giving it to my dogs!  This is a brand I already used prior to getting a sample from Kroger, but it is also a brand I will continue to use!

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A 10 oz. package of these treats will cost you $5.99 at Kroger and can be found in two varieties there: Chicken, sweet potato, and carrots, and chicken and blueberry.  My dogs love these Nudges Natural Dog Treats Soft Bakes in the chicken, sweet potato, and carrots variety. The treats themselves smell like oatmeal cookies to me so they don’t leave an unpleasant odor on my fingers after I have given them to my dogs. The treats are very soft like a cookie and bread apart very easily so I can split the treat into halves or fourths for my doggies. They love them so much that one of my dogs keeps trying to get on top of the cabinet where I store them! I am glad to have discovered this brand through the MyMagazineSharing Network!

My new foster dog absolutely loves the Pup-peroni Original Flavor. I rescued this pup off the street and at first he was very nervous in my house. I was able to easily win him over with some Pup-peroni. He will get into his crate without complaint and no-hassle whatsoever as long as he is lured with some Pup-peroni. I also like the way these smell–it reminds of of beef jerky so it’s not at all gross to smell when I am giving it to my dogs!

Blue Buffalo Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe

I received a 4 oz package of the Blue Buffalo Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe kibble for puppies to try.  We have a new dog who is about a year old so not quite a puppy but closer to a puppy than my other two knuckle-headed dogs.  A 3 lb. bag of this dog food is $7.99 at Kroger so certainly a better value than the Nature’ Recipe wet dog food, although I believe kibble is generally more affordable than wet dog food anyhow.  Blue Buffalo has a reputation for high-quality.  This formula boasts protein-rich chicken with no poultry byproducts.  It also claims to be corn, wheat, and soy free and also claims to only have whole grains.  This is a pretty big deal in the dog food world as many dog food’s primary ingredient is corn and chicken byproducts.  I think if you really value your pet’s health and can afford it than this dog food is a good choice.  My dog ate it right up and didn’t have any noticeable stomach issues.

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Purina One True Instinct Trios

I received a 5 oz package of these Purina One True Instinct Trios to give to my dogs.  The Trio I received was Chicken, Turkey, and Duck but it also comes in a trio of Chicken, Beef, and Lamb.  It sells for about $4.49 at Kroger.  The treats are about 1.5″ long and are soft enough to break apart.  They are a nice protein-rich treat and as a bonus–they are made in the USA!  My dogs definitely liked these.  As you can see, my package is empty, they didn’t last long!

Purina Beneful Select 10

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I received a 4.5 lb bag of this Purina Beneful Select 10 dog food with farm-raised beef, a $7.99 value.  I like this price point the best of all of the dog foods that I was given to try.  This particular brand claims that “every ingredient has a purpose” and boasts that it does not contain corn, potatoes, wheat, or animal byproducts.  So, again that is a pretty big deal for dog food.  My dogs are still working on this bag of food.  I am currently mixing it in with my dog’s other dog food as it is not healthy to switch completely to a new food quickly.  So far they seem to be enjoying it.  I think it’s worth keeping up with once their current dog food runs out to see how well they like this one in comparison.

 

All in all this was a pretty amazing mission that I did.  I received almost $20 worth of free products to try and tons of coupons to use in the future.  I also passed along extra coupons to my aunt who volunteers with a rescue group.  I am pretty sure those coupons will come in handy for them!

Have any of you all tried these products?  Let me know what you think!