So our lab LOVES to chew on anything and everything since she is a lab. Duh. It's what they do. We were getting so frustrated trying to find toys that she couldn't destroy. The vet recommended this one- The StarMark Treat Dispensing Ball.
This toy is durable rubber but still very soft! It has openings on either side that can be easily cut to accommodate for any treat. We left one hole they way it came and opened the other side slightly so that there were different shapes for the treats to fall out. You can use literally ANY treat or kibble that fits into the holes! I like to put a few small ones in (like cheerios) for a quick fix, some long ones (like carrots) in for a challenge, and then one large treat that barely fits for a long term game. Reagan LOVES this! She spends hours trying to get the treats out and because of the way we cut the holes, she gets treats out enough to be encouraged, but it is hard enough that she always gets worn out before all the treats are gone. She also has figured out how to kind of throw the ball against the wall to smoosh the openings so that treats may fall out easier! One smart pup!
Occasionally, if she as been alone for awhile that day and REALLY needs to get her energy out, we will put her full cup of kibble in there and she can have a long, stimulating dinner as well!
Did we also mention it's top rack dishwasher safe?! Easy play, easy clean.
They come in different sizes, so any pet can play.
Plus, due to the versatility of the openings, it is compatible with any diet or prescription food/treat!
This is absolutely one of our FAVORITE toys and we use it daily!
We got ours at PetSmart, but they are also online at Chewy.com or Amazon and probably others! Enjoy the perfect toy :)
There comes a time when our babies get sick. It happens to the best of them. Routine spay/neuter surgeries, dental exams and cleanings, growth removals......it goes on and on. These excursions often lead to the need of a cone. Or as the Pixar movie UP put it, the cone of shame. This keeps your baby from licking their wounds/incisions, and lets everything heal naturally. However, cones, or E Collars as vets often call them, have some drawbacks. Even clear ones can make vision harder for the pet, eating and drinking can be restricted as well as movement. However, modern technology has made things a lot easier! We have found that doughnut pillow recovery collars tend to restrict motion less, are far more comfortable, and are much less intrusive for your pet's daily life. Our little lab got spayed last week and was talented enough to use her paws to get the edge of the cone in her mouth and chewed all the way around. So, I went to PetSmart and found one of these recovery collars that I had seen on some long term patients at the vet where I work. It's been great! It doesn't have quite as good prevention for the licking (she can still get to her paws, anus, and tail, but for tummy rashes, incisions, it works great! There are little loops inside the collar to string a regular collar through for a snug fit to ensure that your little one leaves it on his/her head! Works on big or small, cat or dog!!
What we have- 21st Century Pet Essentials (for Reagan)
- Zen Collar (For our kitties, Sasha once had growths on her ears that needed removed- they were benign!!)
There are of course others on the market and each injury, and pet, is different! Don't be afraid to try these out :)
As pet parents, we deal with poop a lot. Like multiple times a day. Recommendations tend to say to scoop the litter box AT LEAST once a day. If you're a dog mom with a good yard, you also need to pick up after your lovely pups at least once a day. Our dog is a solid twice a day pooper. So what do we do with it all?? Earth Rated poop bags are the best way to go! They are biodegradable poop bags in a variety of sizes to fit your every poop. We love the leash roll dispenser guy. Again, the dispenser is recyclable and so are all the boxes that the products come in. But they also have bigger bags with and without handles that you can have in your pantry or garage or wherever you store your poop until trash day. At our animal hospital, we use one big bag in an old kitty litter bucket outside the boarding area and use that to collect the poop from that day until it can go into the big dumpster. It works great! Comment below to show us how you use your Earth Rated bags!
What we own: Unscented earth rated bags and leash dispenser.
Hey everyone! For our first review back, we thought we'd start with something all dog owners need- collars and leashes that LAST! Our little Reagan is, like most labs, a hard chewer. When she was a tiny puppy, she would always chew on her leash whenever our walks would take a pause whether to wait to cross the street or to buy something at the farmer's market. These leashes are INDESTRUCTIBLE! We are so in love. We have had 2 leashes (1 quick clip, 1 carabiner) and then 4 collars (large size). They are the first collars we grab when we are going out for camping and hiking or anything dirty or tough. They ROCK! Reagan CANNOT get through them, they hold up to pulling, hiking and long time usage. The carabiner one we have, we have had since last June and it is still holding up perfectly. PLUS, for every purchase, they donate to a shelter. At the end of the month, they count up their purchases and for each purchase, they donate one pound of dog food to a shelter. So, to sum up, you get SUPER cute and durable leashes and collars AND you help donate to different shelters. What could be better?
What we have- 1 Islander big carabiner leash (5ft), 1 quick clip Reflective Lime leash, 1 Large collar in Razzleberry, Wildcat, Apres, and Reflective Lime