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Dog treats aren’t exactly hard to come by. They come in numerous shapes and sizes, flavors and colors; they can be seasonal, gluten-free, tailor-made for big dogs or little dogs, etc., etc. The Lickety Stik by PetSafe, an all-natural liquid dog treat that dispenses its numminess via a fun rollerball design, definitely stands out amongst its peers. I was very excited to receive this product to review, especially since the flavor we received (beef burger) isn’t available on the website yet. Yeah, that’s just how I roll. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)
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Guest post written by Stuart Luman
As someone who delights in finding new ways to entertain, dare I say indulge, my dog, the notion of a puzzle to challenge his wits was intriguing. A previous brush with interactive toys, however, had been a disappointment. My wife and I came back from our local pet store with Ethical Pet’s Seek-A-Treat Shuffle Bone, a wooden puzzle that our two-year-old hyperactive terrier mix Henry solved within minutes. Once our pup figured out how it worked, the game was worthless and our $20 burned.
As you can imagine, when I first heard about Nina Ottosson’s dog puzzles I was dubious. Ottosson, a platinum blonde Swede who has a passing resemblance to Agnetha Fältskog of ABBA, was inspired to start her line of toys in 1990 after her two children were born less than a year and a half apart and she no longer had time to exercise her two beloved Bouvier des Flandres. To keep them occupied and her conscious assuaged, she developed a collection of puzzle games specifically designed to exercise a dog’s brain.
I’ve managed to convince myself that there’s always a better, more healthy food I should be feeding my pets. It’s led me (or should I say, my animals) to try a wide variety of brands and types of foods. Lately I’ve been interested in what’s labeled as human-grade food. Those are meals made from ingredients that are held to the same quality standards as the food we eat. My last foray into the world of human-grade pet foods was The Honest Kitchen’s dehydrated fare. Milo ate it, but he wasn’t chomping at the bit so I keep exploring the ever expanding world of “fresh” and healthy pet foods.
Brooklyn-based Evermore contacted me a while back and asked if Milo wanted to give their gently cooked foods a try and we thought, why not?
I myself don’t own a dog but I like to think of forever friend to Pawesome, Otis, as not only one of my favorite New York City pooches, but also my work’s unofficial mascot. So when the call came that there was a leash to test out I jumped at the chance to get Otis out and about and see what he thought about 26 Bars & A Band ‘s Meet Matte Retractable Leash.