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Holidays, Hounds, and Hot Buys Treats and Food Prize Package valued at $300 with Barkworthies, Kong, Chewy, Bravo, Caru,

Hope you have had a chance to check out the five prize packages in our first annual Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys Gift Guide & Giveaway #houndsandholidays! The giveaway launched November 25 and runs through December 9. You can enter on each of the participating blogs – Sarcastic Dog, The Broke Dog, My Life with Dogs, A Dog Walks into a Bar, Denise’s Dog Dish and here on The Daily Pip – for more chances to win.

We have five giveaways based on different themes with prizes valued at almost $2,000. Ruby has the most important job of reviewing the Treats & Food Prize Package valued at $300 – it’s a tough job but some dog has to do it!

Barkworthies Elk Antlers small

Barkworthies’ Elk Antlers are naturally shed by animals in the wild and feature a tough, tooth-scrubbing exterior and a chewy marrow interior dogs love. The chews are packed with beneficial vitamins and minerals, like zinc, calcium, and iron. They are also 100% digestible as well as additive, chemical, preservative, and odor free.

Because of her rough start in life, Ruby’s teeth are not the best. We adopted her at age 7 or 8 and the damage had already been done. She tends to shy away from treats that are too tough to chew – it’s like she doesn’t quite have the confidence to tackle such big projects. And so I was pleasantly surprised to find that she LOVED Barkworthies Elk Antlers. The antler chew was the perfect size and texture for her and she tackled it with gusto!

Barkworthies is committed to providing premium natural dog treats and chews. Their treats and chews are all completely digestible, free of preservatives, chemicals or additives and most of their products contain only one ingredient. Although not part of the giveaway, Ruby also loves and recommends Barkworthies Sweet Potato Chips.

Caru Soft ‘n Tasty Baked Bars are all natural, non-GMO ingredients, anti-biotic free, formulated without artificial colors, added hormones, animal by-products, or preservatives as well as grain, gluten, corn, and soy free. Each bar is packed with high quality protein for strong muscles and a healthy heart along with blueberries and cranberries for added vitamins and minerals. Additionally, these products are carefully prepared in small batches and naturally preserved.

Ruby sampled Caru Soft ‘n Tasty Baked Duck Recipe Bars. Initially I thought they might be too big for her (I am a bit over-protective), but she managed quite well and absolutely loved them. Caru Soft ‘n Tasty bars are available in beef, chicken, and duck. Caru also makes Soft ‘n Tasty Baked Bites in a variety of flavors. These tasty treats received the 2016 Editor’s Choice Awards by Pet Product News.

Shermie reviews Orijin, Kong, feeder, and bed from Chewy for the Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys Gift Guide and Giveaway

Chewy is an online retailer of pet food and other pet-related products based in Florida. With over 500 brands, awesome customer service and fast, free delivery, they offer one-stop shopping for all your pet’s needs. Chewy also has an amazing blogger outreach program and offers a variety of items for review each month.

Thanks to our good friend Shermie from My Life with Dogs for helping with this review. As always, Chewy was super generous and offered a variety of products for the giveaway including:

  • KONG Jumbler Ball Toy is a two-in-one ball toy for twice the interactive fun. The interior tennis ball and loud squeak entice play, while the handles make pickup and shaking easy. The Jumbler stands up to tough play, making it ideal for games of fetch. 
  • The Aspen Pet Oval Bone Dog Bed has raised sides to help promote the nesting instinct and reduce exposure to drafts. Filled with high-loft, recycled polyester fiber fill that is super comfy and machine washable for easy care. 
  • Orijen Black Angus Beef Singles Freeze-Dried Dog Treats provide a simple and pure way to reward and nourish your dog with the natural taste he loves. These unique treats are loaded with 100% pure and natural free-range Black Angus beef that’s gently freeze-dried to keep your dog healthy, happy and strong. 
  • IRIS Elevated Feeder with Airtight Food Storage will improve your pet’s digestion and help reduce neck strain. These elevated feeders also incorporate convenient storage capacity to keep food fresh with an airtight seal and snap-tight latches. Perfect for indoors, outdoors, camping, and traveling.

Ruby will be back on Monday with the second part of her review of #Houndsandholidays Treats & Food Giveaway. Join the fun and enter the giveaway here.

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  1. Kinley Westie
    November 30, 2016 / 9:08 am

    Looks like some good stuff!

  2. Julie
    November 30, 2016 / 9:49 am

    Treats AND Foodables!?!! Where do I sign up??????Loves and licky kissesPrincess Leah xxx

  3. Jeanne Pursell
    November 30, 2016 / 11:31 am

    What a great giveaway! Thanks for letting us know!!

  4. Sketching with Dogs
    November 30, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    Cricket likes those antlers but I don't think Elliot can see the point of them :)Lynne x

  5. McGuffy Ann Morris
    November 30, 2016 / 2:09 pm

    Thanks for this info. We will check these out!

  6. Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat
    November 30, 2016 / 3:28 pm

    Ruby, you are one lucky puppy (and you seem to know it too)!

  7. Beth | Daily Dog Tag
    November 30, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    I am pretty sure Ruby got the best job! My dogs have tried most of those treats and love all of them.

  8. Tonya Wilhelm
    November 30, 2016 / 4:25 pm

    Wow! What an impressive giveaway you have going on. Love the photos.

  9. Two French Bulldogs
    November 30, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    That's like hitting the jackpotLily & Edward

  10. ♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥
    November 30, 2016 / 6:21 pm

    Chewy is awesome – great choice of products, very good prices, and outstanding customer service. This is such a great selection of items. Some furries are going to be very happy.Woos – Lightning and Misty

  11. Groovy Goldendoodles
    November 30, 2016 / 6:28 pm

    Great loot! Looks like quite a catch!

  12. Christine Caplan
    November 30, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    Thank you for including the pic of sweet Sherm – he looks really sweet in this pic and meanwhile he's trying to eat the cookies in my pocket… so many awesome treats in this review and giveaway! Love your pics.

  13. Nichole Burke
    November 30, 2016 / 8:22 pm

    We love Chewy – and that is quite the assortment of wonderful treats and toys!

  14. Ruth Epstein
    November 30, 2016 / 9:47 pm

    Its a really great give away and loved all the gifts

  15. Molly and Mackie
    November 30, 2016 / 11:10 pm

    What fabulous gifts!

  16. Dash Kitten
    November 30, 2016 / 11:35 pm

    I think any dog would love this lot for Christmas! I think words like 'spoiled' and 'pampered' come to mind LOL!!!

  17. Sweet Purrfections
    November 30, 2016 / 11:52 pm

    What a great giveaway for the holidays. We agree that Chewy is wonderful.

  18. 4 Dogs and a Little Lady
    December 1, 2016 / 12:05 am

    All I can say is, I'm glad my dogs can't read!

  19. Cathy Armato
    December 1, 2016 / 12:26 am

    What a fun giveaway, great products. I'd love to try antlers for my dogs, especially Phoebe, she doesn't have great teeth either. Good job testing out the products, Ruby!Love & Biscuits,Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  20. Tenacious Little Terrier
    December 1, 2016 / 1:20 am

    Ruby is one lucky dog! Did she enjoy her job?

  21. Amber Ketchum
    December 1, 2016 / 1:22 am

    What a generous giveaway! The dogs are really selling the goods, too! I'll definitely spread the word 🙂

  22. meowmeowmans
    December 1, 2016 / 3:48 am

    Chewy is awesome. And Ruby is an awesome (and adorable) product tester! 🙂

  23. Princely Paws
    December 1, 2016 / 11:30 am

    Look at him chomp down on the treat. What an awesome giveaway good luck to all the pawticipants

  24. Three Chatty Cats
    December 2, 2016 / 12:42 am

    Ruby's got a great life as a tester!

  25. Jean Dion
    December 3, 2016 / 12:48 am

    That's interesting about the antlers. I've always stayed away from them, because I thought they'd be too hard to chew. After this review, I may have to reconsider. Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

  26. Janet Keefe
    December 5, 2016 / 9:41 pm

    Ruby looks super pleased with all of those treats!

    December 6, 2016 / 8:54 am

    Ruby is such a great model! 😀 We love all these companies! <3 We tried Barkworthies Sweet Potato chips and Caru treats! They were amazing! 🙂

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