Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Earthborn Holistic EarthBites - chewy.com Product Review

This month, we tried Earthborn Holistic EarthBites from chewy.com. EarthBites are moist dog treats made with natural ingredients, and they are grain-free and gluten-free.

Earthborn Holistic EarthBites
We got the peanut flavor, and the ingredients include peanuts (first ingredient), veggies, fruits, and vitamins and minerals. The treats also contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids for healthy skin and coat, which is always a nice bonus.

They also contain cane molasses, honey and maple syrup, which seems like an excessive use of sweeteners to me. Plus, the sugars are pretty high up on the list of ingredients (#3: cane molasses, #7: honey, #8: maple syrup). For a brand claiming to be all about healthy dog food, this seems a bit unhealthy. They probably taste like candy!

The treats are shaped like tiny little logs, like the pellets that you feed farm animals...but these are soft and moist. I think they smell a little weird, but Chewy seems to like the scent. Each treat is about an inch long, so I would break them apart if using as a training treat.

Chewy gobbled the treats right up, so he sure loves the taste! I bet all those sugars helped with that, though.

For me?


While Chewy loved these treats, I did not love the fact that they contain so many added sweeteners. I will be feeding him the rest of the bag sparingly. Nevertheless, I do appreciate Earthborn's commitment to using natural ingredients in their products.

Disclaimer: We received a free bag of Earthborn Holistic EarthBites Dog Treats in Peanut Flavor from chewy.com for review purposes as part of the chewy.com Blogger Program. We did not receive any monetary compensation for this post, and all opinions shared above are our own.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Everything is a Bed for Chewy


Sorry the blog has been so inactive lately. Chewy and I have been busy...and lazy...but we are back! Chewy turned FIVE years old last month. His face is getting whiter, with some sporadic old man hairs that are longer than the rest. But he is still just as happy and energetic as before, and has been up to his usual silly shenanigans. Which brings us to today's topic: how Chewy views every flat or cushioned thing as a bed. 

Chewy has a variety of dog beds scattered throughout our house, and he sure knows how to utilize them:

The Chewy bed in the living room- so comfy.
A smaller version in my bedroom

An elevated Coolaroo bed in the home office- it's like a dog-sized hammock,
and perfect for mid-day naps.

A Snoozzy crate pad that chewy.com accidentally sent us instead of the toy I ordered
(They let us keep it and also speedily sent us the toy. We love chewy.com!)

A bolstered cooling bed (Chewy was settling in before I even got a chance to unwrap it!)

This new bolster bed that hadn't been unpacked/decompressed yet.
Chewy's face: "Please open this for me"

Lying on dog bed filling while the cover was in the wash
Then there are people beds. Chewy doesn't usually get on the beds at home because they're quite high and require a running start, plus he doesn't like to be hot. But he'll test beds every now and then:

Resting at a vacation cabin with a mini-Chewy from L.L.Bean

My air mattress when we had an abundance of overnight guests
And couches! Chewy loves couches. This love-seat is his favorite:

Mats are good too:
Yoga mats: notice how he occupies both of them,
even though I meant to have one for me and one for him

Doormat (+ rainboots for snuggling)

Then there are the things that are not beds or cushions or mats, but when Chewy sees them on the floor, he pounces on the opportunity:

I was trying to pin this window curtain so I could shorten it, but Chewy happened.
I had to pick up all the pins at lightning speed when I saw Chewy incoming!

I was measuring/cutting row cover fabric to keep bugs from
eating my veggie plants, but again, a Chewy!

Trying to fold up the row covers after they were no longer needed,
but Chewy! And with the audacity to ask for belly rubs (which he got, of course).

Folded up paper that came in a package = comfy?

Chewy sure can be adaptive!! And he always looks like he's thinking, "Ahhh, this is good" when he lies down on my stuff. It sure is good to be a Chewy!