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Friday, May 11, 2018

Silver Paw Pet Tags

Silver Paw Tags
Tough Tags for Adventure Dogs!

"We were sent Silver Paw Tags in exchange for an honest review. Dz Dogs only supports products that we feel are relevant to our readers. This blog contains NO affiliate links, all thoughts and opinions are our own."

Look what we received in the mail! Too small to be a dog treat...kind of looks like a jewelry bag. And just in time for Ziva's birthday!

When we were contacted by Silver Paws to test out their beautiful dog tags we jumped at the chance. Look at how beautiful they are!

Made in Maine, USA and started in 2010 - Silver Paw Pet Tags was inspired by two adventure dogs named Ruby and Jet who suffered from the same problem we suffer from. A sense of style and a rough and tumble high adventure lifestyle which sadly many tags don't hold up well to.

Either the contact info wears off, the tag turns black, or the loop wears through and snaps off.

Can you guess whose is whose?
I wish I had an example of the tags we have literally worn through and broken, but sadly when that happens and it has happened a couple times... all I notice is that it's gone when I go to clip a leash onto the collar. Thankfully both Dante and Ziva are micro chipped however I always want them to be able to call home should something happen.

With small, medium, and large tags Silver Paw has many different thick tags with stylish engraved designs to choose from, these definitely won't be wearing out in our lifetime! They are very deeply engraved in the front with their designs, and back with your contact information, and are guaranteed to stay readable for life.  

We ended up going with the size "medium" tags for both Dante and Ziva and they look great.

Made with yacht grade stainless steel due to it's unsurpassed hardness and non corrosive qualities these tags will stand up to anything you want to put them through including saltwater without dulling or changing in color.

All necessities in our case! The weather hasn't been quite warm enough to go swimming but it's definitely on the list, these tags claim to be beach/swamp/and field tested so we'll be putting them to the test on our upcoming summer adventures. We've already gone hiking and I like that they are quiet and don't clink around like some tags do. And they have been super easy to clean, I just rinse them under warm water when I clean Dante and Ziva's collars.

Speaking of which, I recently went to Boston to cheer on my mama who was running the Boston Marathon. She did great, which is awesome because if you were watching the news you would have seen it was the worst weather in about 20 years worth of the marathon. Constant 25 mph winds, with 40 mph gusts.. YIKES.  Anyways I came back with souvenirs for the pups! New collars, which of course needed new tags. And on top of that....

Guess who is five years old now?!

Happy Birthday Ziva!

I love how stylish and beautiful these tags are, which makes sense because the owner of Silver Paws got her start in jewelry before getting into engraving pet tags.

Ziva's Lotus Flower tag.
Go girl go! We recently tried out a new hiking spot which was awesome.

Thank you Silver Paw Tags! These are definitely our new favorite tags!

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Stewart Raw Naturals

Stewart Raw Naturals
Fresh To Home Lamb Recipe.

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Freeze dried food is one of our most favorite things!! We are always happy to try different brands, some brands are 100% freeze dried protein that may be mixed with freeze dried veggies and or fruits, and some like Stewart Raw Naturals is actually a mix of ingredients that is blended together and then freeze dried to provide a complete and balance meal.

One of the reasons we don't feed raw...among many reasons (we'll save that for another time) is you have to make sure your dog is getting all of the proper nutrients in their diet. This means researching all of your ingredients and knowing their nutritional breakdown and then tayloring it to your dogs diet.   No thank you. I don't have time for that. However freeze dried raw makes things a lot easier.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Adventure Is Out There.

Now go and get it!

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Food Toppers! - Instinct

Food Toppers!
Part 2

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Why use food toppers?
When we travel, like recently when we visited family for Easter. Probably due to stress and excitement, Dante and Ziva tend to skip meals. Being an overbearing mama I hate it when they do this, although it's pretty normal having lived with them for so long. One great way I've figured out to get them to eat, is to entice them with a yummy treat...healthy of course, no junk food or people food. And freeze dried toppers have become a staple in our pantry, they fit the bill! A little bit on top of the pups regular food and BOOM next thing you know they've licked their bowls clean and are begging for more. Literally.

This time we tried - 
Instinct by Natures Variety
Raw Boost Mixers
Beef Recipe

If you've been paying attention you will remember that Ziva is intolerant to beef....oops. I'm a goof that was totally my fault for getting the wrong protein. So we kept it to a minimum...shhhhhh...don't tell her that Dante got more!!

They come in a variety of protein options so don't make the same mistake that I did.

What we liked about Instinct Raw Boost - 
  • Made from raw, whole food ingredients that were minimally processed to maintain nutritional value. They are freeze dried for longevity of course, so they keep a long time!
  • Smell's great, and no mess!
    Which of course makes it easy to give as a treat during training time.
  • Made with a single protein source, organ meat, and a variety of fruits as well as vegetables. For a healthy variety.
  • Made in the USA, all natural ingredients with no corn/wheat/soy/by products/ or artificial colors or preservatives.
This is definitely a great topper, we only use a small handful with each meal so one bag went a long ways in our house!

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