Monthly Archives: June 2013

KONG Premium Treats by JAKKS Pacific, Inc Review

Recently, I was contacted by JAKKS Pacific, Inc about doing a free product review/giveaway.  I knew JAKKS Pacific, Inc made children toys, but wasn’t aware they had a pet division.  In addition to other brands, they recently partnered with KONG to make their new line of premium dog treats.   Suki loves her KONG, so I was definitely intrigued.

Now you know I’m very picky about what Suki eats.  This house does not allow treats from China, anything with byproducts or corn, and no junk food treats.  So I did some research before agreeing to review the products.   I checked the JAKKS Pacific, Inc website to learn more about their pet division:  I also checked out their line of premium dog treats on Kong’s website  Suki is not allowed any rawhide as I personally believe they’re not good for dogs, so those products were out.  I proceeded to look into the non-rawhide products.  Made in USA…check!  No wheat, corn, or soy…check!  No animal byproducts…check!  Looks like we were good to try them.  Now I want to add my disclaimer here: 

  • The treats were sent to me free of charge.
  • JAKKS Pacific, Inc initiated contact with me.
  • I was not paid one dime for my review.
  • The product review is my honest opinion, no influence from the company.

Ok, now that’s out of the way, so on to the review.

JAKKS Pacific Inc sent 3 products for review/giveaway (click on each to be taken to Kong’s product page):

KONG DrumStick Chew

KONG Fresh Breath Dental Chews

KONG Bacon Meaty Flavor Chewy Bites

I decided to have Suki try the DrumStick Chew and Dental Chews.  Since I value my followers, the Chewy Bites will be part of a giveaway.

KONG DrumStick Chew


4 paws

Suki LOVED the Drumstick Chew & gave it a 4 paws up!  She grabbed and ran to her kennel to eat it in privacy.  Apparently, there was some concern I might take it. LOL.  It took a little while to eat which is saying a lot, since she devours treats.

There were a couple downsides to it from my perspective.  First, it smelled!  I’m glad Suki took it to her kennel, so I didn’t have to smell it anymore.  I know the smell is for her benefit, but I’m the one taking it out of the bag and getting the first whiff.  Second, it was a little too rich for Suki and gave her one incident of soft poo afterwards.  Not runny, just softer than usual.  She loved the treat, so next time I’ll just give her half of it and save the rest for a few days later.

KONG Fresh Breath Dental Chews


4 paws

Suki devoured her dental chew each day.   Again, she grabbed it and ran to her kennel.  I’m starting to get a little offended she doesn’t trust me not to steal her treats.  The chews come in 3 sizes to accommodate most dogs.  They have a little flexibility to them, so I wasn’t worried about her chipping a tooth.  Some other chews out there are way too hard.

I didn’t notice a strong odor of any kind, but they still smelled delicious to Suki.  I brush her teeth every day, so  I can’t speak to the Dental Chews effect on freshening breath.  Suki’s breath is pretty good already.  I love that these can be fed directly or placed in her KONG toy for added play time.  Well done, JAKKS Pacific Inc and KONG!


KONG Premium Bacon Meaty Flavor Bites by JAKKs Pacific, Inc Giveaway

Recently, I was contacted by JAKKS Pacific, Inc about doing a free product review/giveaway for their line of premium treats for KONG.   They sent 3 products for my evaluation.  I really value my followers, so I decided to have Suki try 2 of the products (see my reviews here)  and give away the other one: Bacon Meaty Flavor Chewy Bites (click here for KONG’s product information page):


Now I want to add my disclaimer here: 

  • The treats were sent to me free of charge.
  • JAKKS Pacific, Inc initiated contact with me.
  • I was not paid one dime for the giveaway.
  • The giveaway winner will be picked randomly by me, not JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
  • The giveaway is completely free of charge, no obligation, no shipping costs, etc. 
  • Your personal information will not be shared with JAKKS Pacific Inc. or any other company beyond what you show as public on my blog.  The product will be shipped from me.

Ok the necessary stuff is out of the way, so on to the fun part:  GIVEAWAY!   Suki isn’t a pet to me…she’s my fur baby and part of the family.   My life is better for having her in it…although I could do without her crack of dawn wake up calls. LOL.  I love talking about Suki, and I’m sure you feel the same about your fur babies.  So I thought it would be great to hear how your fur baby has impacted your life.  Just post a comment to this post, and I’ll randomly pick a winner.  I’ll accept entries until 12PM CST on 6/29/13.  The winner will be announced later that day.

Since this is a contest, of course there have to be rules:

  1. Only 1 entry per household.
  2. Entries must be received by 12 pm CST on Saturday, June 29th  to be considered.
  3. Winner will be randomly picked by me and announced on June 29th.
  4. I would love to post a review of the product from the winner, but there’s no obligation.
  5. Neither I nor JAKKS Pacific Inc will be responsible for any adverse reaction or injury from the product.
  6. Product will be sent via United State Postal Service.
  7. I am not responsible for lost mail, damaged packaging, or incorrect mailing information received from winner.
  8. Any spam, offensive, or inappropriate entries will be deleted and not eligible for the giveaway.

I look forward to reading your responses and sharing some treats with your fur baby!

Ruffhides Refillable Chew Toy by Pawabunga – Review

I’m always on the look out for a long-lasting treat toy that will safely entertain Suki.  I tend to work a lot on weekends, so don’t want her becoming bored quickly.  That girl can devour a chew like nobody’s business, so giving her a plain chew didn’t work!   She’s also very smart (too smart for her own good sometimes), so it needs to be challenging as well.  I saw an ad for Ruffhides Refillable Chew Toy made by Pawabunga and was intrigued.

Pawabunga refers to the toy as a rubber wrap on their website.  The toy surrounds the chew to prevent removal by the dog but has openings for the dog to be able to chew on it.  It’s supposed to slow dogs down, make the chews last longer, and promote dental health.  Sounds good.  They are also refillable….sounds even better!  These rubber wraps come in 3 colors (blue, pink, green) and 3 sizes:  mini (up to 25lbs), classic (26 – 60 lbs), and super (60+lbs and aggressive chewers).   They come filled with rawhide, Himalayan chew, or a Pizzle (braided bully stick) and are dishwasher safe (yes!).  The Pawabunga website has a great product description page:


Mommy’s Review

I chose a pink classic size one filled with the Himalayan chew for Suki…. mainly because it was the only pink one left in her size, and I really wanted pink.  LOL.  I was very excited when I took the toy out of the packaging to show Suki.  She gave it one sniff and walked away.  Talk about being disappointed!   There is a very strong rubber smell to the toy initially, so I figured it just overpowered the smell of the Himalayan chew.   After a couple days of airing it out, I tried again….same reaction.  I took the chew out and gave it to her…devoured.   It’s been a week now, so I tried again with another Himalayan.  First let me say, refilling this toy with a Himalayan is a pain!  I finally got the chew in the wrap and presented it to Suki.  She gave me a look of “have you really not learned yet?” and walked away.  I decided to try a bully stick instead…SUCCESS!  She grabbed the toy and ran off for awhile.  I think the rubber smell just overpowers the Himalayan chew too much for her particular taste.  The stronger scent of the bully stick seems to work fine.  She’s just a bully stick gal!   I bought her chew refills at a local pet boutique, but Pawabunga also sells them on their website.  Ruffhides Refillable Chew Toy may be just the answer for chew devouring dogs!

3 pawsSuki’s Review:

I give the Ruffhides toy 3 paws if a bully stick is in it.   I think mommy has finally gotten the hint I don’t want a Himalayan, so we won’t go there (1 paw would be generous).  I would give it my coveted 4 paws award if the silly wrap didn’t prevent me from devouring the bully stick in one fell swoop.  Apparently, mommy finds this to be a positive aspect of the toy.  She’s mistaken!  It takes forever!

Pet Blogs United Featured Blogger This Week! Woohoo!

Suki and I are sooo excited to be the featured blogger this week at Pet Blogs United.  Well, ok I’m excited…Suki’s napping.  But she’s excited in her own way!

Stop on over and check out their website and my posts: If you’re not familiar with their site, it’s a pawsome central location for pet bloggers from all over to communicate and showcase their blogs.  I love that I can go to one place to catch up on many different blogs and learn of new ones!


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