Scooter loves his #Canine Caviar

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This post is sponsored by Canine Caviar and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Canine Caviar, but SheSpeaksBark only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Canine Caviar is not responsible for the content of this article.

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Canine Caviar’s food is unique because it is based on an alkaline diet. The funny part of this, is that I have been learning about the benefits of an alkaline diet for humans a lot recently, and had been implementing some changes into my own lifestyle. Now Scooter’s right on board with me on his new Canine Caviar diet. The reasoning behind a high alkaline diet is simple, the higher the oxygenation level of your blood, the harder it is supposed to be for diseases and cancer to take hold.

Scooter has really been enjoying his new kibble from Canine Caviar. He’s eating the Wilderness ALS blend and gives it 4 paws up! Canine Caviar kibble is higher in calories than other kibble foods, meaning that less food is consumed, and less waste is produced. Hello win-win! The high-calorie diet is also great for Scooter, who as a small breed dog, can have a tendency towards spikes and drops in blood sugar. This diet keeps him at a much more stable level and the kibble bits are perfectly sized for his smaller mouth.

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Since our switch to Canine Caviar, we’ve noticed that he’s also always ready and excited to eat now. We love that. Our food struggles with Scooter are something we’ve not been shy about here on the blog. He’s been on at least 20 different types of kibble in his 6 years for the simple fact that he stops eating all of them at some point- usually after just a few meals.

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As we mentioned in our Canine Caviar intro post, Scooter also received some extras in addition to his kibble. He loves all three of the items received- the Canine Caviar veggies, dried sweet potato treats, buffalo jerky, and buffalo stix. Feeding him the veggies with his meals makes me feel like a great Pet Parent, and I can tell he just adores them. Instead of soaking the Synergy veggie mix with water as suggested, we tried it the second time with low sodium chicken broth which Scooter loved even more.

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Canine Caviar has been crafting high quality pet foods since 1996 and their highest concern is making the best products possible while still keeping them affordable. The Canine Caviar formula is easily digested and works wonders an unsettled stomachs. The formula reduces itching, scratching, shedding, and hot spots. The kibble blend contains a fermentation culture that helps your pet digest and absorb the nutrients from their food.

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Buster Dog Maze

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It’s no secret around here that Bear loves himself a good feeding game! In fact, he’s starting to accumulate quite the collection of feeder bowls to have his meals from. We love and use them all for different reasons. His newest, and most challenging feeder bowl is called The Buster Dog Maze.

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The grooves in the maze of the Buster bowl are deep. Bear can see and smell the food but it’s too deep for him to reach much of it easily. Instead, he’s got to figure out how to push the food around and get it out of one of the openings at either end. The size of kibble or treats you use with the Buster bowl essentially determine the difficulty of the challenge you present to your pup.

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This is by far the most challenging feeder bowl that Bear has. He loves it! We’ve realized that feeding him the small bits of kibble out of it causes him a lot of frustration, but bigger treats that he can focus on individually work really well. He get’s excited and happy when we pull this out of the closet! ;) This video does a great job of demonstrating the various uses of the Buster Dog Maze with your pup.

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Does your dog ever use feeder bowls, puzzle games, or interactive toys? 


Introducing #CanineCaviar

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This post is sponsored by Canine Caviar and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Canine Caviar, but SheSpeaksBark only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Canine Caviar is not responsible for the content of this article.

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When we were asked if Scooter would like to try out Canine Caviar’s Holistic line of dog food we whole-heartedly said yes! Our struggles with keeping Scooter interested in his food are something I’ve written about a lot here. We’ve struggled with this for Scooter’s entire life. Because Canine Caviar’s food was so different from anything we’d yet tried, we were truly excited to give it a go.

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The box arrived, and the dogs did their little ‘it’s for us!‘ happy dance that always accompanies a box that they somehow know is destined for them. Then again, they do get all the mail around here! ;) Scooter practically launched himself into the box with excitement as I tried to open it up without cutting someone’s whisker. We had a few fun surprises inside the box that we weren’t expecting!

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So besides the CanineCaviar Wilderness kibble, we’ll also be sharing our thoughts on: dried sweet potato treats, Buffalo Stix, Buffalo Jerky, and the Synergy vegetable mix. With the exception of the Synergy Veggie Mix, all of the rest of these products are composed of a single ingredient- something that I as a pet parent just adore. The Synergy Veggie Mix is composed of a bunch of dehydrated organic veggies (peas, carrots, sweet potato, red/green pepper, pumpkin, celery, tomato, zucchini, broccoli, apple, cranberry, parsley, and beets) that you simply re hydrate and add to your dogs food. My boys LOVE their veggies, and Scooter just scarfs this Synergy Mix up!

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We will be sharing our full thoughts on these products on November 21st!



{Black & White Sunday} Meeting Duncan Lou Who!

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Last weekend I was lucky enough to meet the famous Duncan Lou Who (DLW) of Panda Paws Rescue while he was down at the Portland Saturday Market with his family. Duncan is a young male boxer who was born with four legs, but the back two were fused into nearly a pretzel like shape. His best chance for a happy life was to have them removed, and that’s just what his caretakers Amanda & Gary of Panda Paws Rescue decided to do.

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They’ve tried to have Duncan use several different wheelchairs and he despises them, so instead he runs free as he wants to be <3 He’s sweet, and gentle and so silly with the perfect pout and I absolutely felt honored to meet him.  Please be sure to click through on the first link mentioning Panda Paws Rescue, they have an incredible collection of videos on their youtube page, and you can easily donate if you feel so inclined.

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Image credit: First image taken by Gary Walter of PPR on my iPhone, 2nd image taken by Gary Walters for PPR facebook.



Stewart Pro Treats

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Bear & Scooter were happy to receive the Stewart Pro Treats chicken liver bites to sample & review. This has perhaps been their most enticing treat ever! images

I love the Stewart Pro-Treats because they’re made in the USA and there are no additives or preservatives. These treats are carefully crafted in a USDA inspected facility. The fact that they come in a tub vs. a bag is another high point for me- they’re easy to transport, re-seal, and more. I’ll probably save the tub to use for other treats; maybe make it match our chewies tub.

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These are liver treats which essentially has both Bear & Scooter at hello! These treats have the full aroma, flavor, and nutritional value of 100% raw liver, so it’s a treat I can feel good about feeding.

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There are various sized bits of liver in the tub, which is nice for me having two different sized dogs. The bits are easily breakable, as with most freeze dried treats, but they’re not messy or overly smelly. The Stewart Pro-Treats contain just one ingredient making them perfect for dogs with allergies or food sensitivities- find your dogs favorite flavor!

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As far as the taste factor goes, both boys are borderline obsessive over these treats. Just look at Bear’s face in these photos! Since opening the box, I’ve had to keep the tub of chicken liver treats up high (like top of fridge high) to avoid a dog perpetually begging at the top of the console table or entertainment center. Bear was getting all ridiculous about it, so we definitely think your pups would find these drool worthy too! ;)

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.