Barks bunnies multi dog box

Mum ordered me a surprise box from barks and bunnies.
We received the love them happy multi-dog box for large dogs.
This costs £24.99 + p+p for a one-off box
available here

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The items were shipped in the bark bunnies forage box, full of hay, just like all orders.
The forage box can be used as an extra toy, hunt for treats in the hay or just to make a mess!

The box
The box contained 7items, 4 toys and 3 treats. All high quality.
Items were all a surprise, hand picked by albie, the companies golden retriever, and his humans.
Items were packed well and nothing was damaged at all.

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Contents
We received in our parcel-
– JW hol-ee roller Rrp £5.99
This is a tough rubber ball that is squishy and safe. I like to run with my balls so this allows me to still breath and pant and won’t hurt my jaw as can open and close my mouth. We had a look at this ball before on the site but was unsure of getting it. Also easy for the humans to carry as can squish in bag

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– giggle ball. Rrp £3.85
We have had this before from a different place and is a favourite. It’s a plush pink ball that giggles when thrown around or stood on. It’s for inside use really as doesn’t like getting wet. My last one lasted a long time even with my sister chewing it

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– gor pets tug rope. Rrp £2.99
Not one of my favourites out all the items. I play with rope tugs sometimes if another dog playing. The one provided is for large dogs and quite long and heavy. Would suit most larger breeds and seems tough.

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-Kong dodo Rrp £7.49
This was a nice surprise item. We love long stuff. Especially the soft toys. The dodo has a soft outer skin with 2 squeak balls inside. It’s soft enough to carry but unlikely to break if I chewed or tugged. It’s not indestructible tho but I’m good with toys. We received the purple dodo. Think this will be my favourite item

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Treats
Antos Cerea hedgehog chew. Rrp £1.89
This was first thing out the box. Iv had them before and only get as special treat. Similar texture to dentastick and are chewy. Made from vegetable so good for you.

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Natures menu treats – beef and lamb Rrp £1.69 each
We got 2 packs of natures menu treats. These are high quality and 95% meat. Again we only get these as a treat due to price so wouldn’t have bought ourselves. I love the lamb ones so will share the beef.
I have no allergies but I’m sure if you let them know of anything you can’t have them they would make sure any treats are suitable.

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Ordering a box was simple. You go to website(link at top of page) and select box you want- info on each box is given on each page or contact them for more info
– select from: Classic, premium, old soul, tough stuff, interactive, puppy or multi pet
– then select how many boxes you want. Prices depend on type of box chosen- prices below are for multi pet
Single box £24.99
2mths – £57.88 inc delivery
3mths – £86.82 inc delivery
6mths – £173.64 inc delivery
12mths – £347.28 inc delivery

Then select size of dog- small/med/large/ giant
And select if for girls boys or both

Very simple to do!

We also spoke to albie on Twitter to get more info and for him to find out what sort of stuff I like to make sure my box was suitable.

Overall
– the box Rrp was £25.60 if bought separately.
– it is a good box as a surprise gift for birthday or special occasion but we would not get a regular order. We will probably try one of the other boxes next.
– 7 items altogether. Higher amount than many subscription boxes
– all high quality items. No cheap toys that will break easily.
– excellent customer service- they will try to ensure all items suitable for your dogs requirements.
– nice mix of toys and treats.
– good range of toys, not just one sort but received balls, plush and rope items
– treats suitable for most- all natural/safe ingredients with no chemicals.
– all items are full size complete with tags. No sample sized items!! And will receive large size items if in large dog box- so no more getting tiny dog toys for me!!

All items can be found at the barks and bunnies website
barks and bunnies
Email- amy@barksandbunnies.co.uk
Call FREE 0800 772 0152
Twitter @barksbunnies
And on Facebook too

summer safety tips

now it is summer it is very warm which can be dangerous for us dogs. below i will put a few tips and products to help you keep cool!

 

1) paddling pool – this is great for splashing in and keeping cool. you can also put toys in to play. you can use a kids pool or a hard shell used for a sandpit instead of a specific dog pool. or you could go to the river or the sea

2) frozen kong – place food such as peanut butter, mashed banana, dog food, cheese or dog gravy in a kong and place in freezer to make a nice cool treat. if you dont have a kong fill a small shallow bowl or anysafe hollow object to make a frozen block.

3) cool mat – this is a gel mat that is pressure activated when dog lays on it to keep them cool. lots of different types and sizes. some mats charge up through non-use while others go in the freezer

4) cool coat – our personal favorite is the ruffwear swamp cooler but may be pricey for some owners. cool coats are worn like a regular rain coat on the dog and wrap underneath. most are activated by wetting the coat and will keep your dog and their organs cool for around 3-5hrs depending on brand. this is ideal if your dog spends time outdoors or has to go walking in the heat

5) life jacket – these will keep your dog safe while keeping cool in the water should they go in the river or sea or if around water such as on a boat. not all dogs are natural or confident swimmers and may need a bit of extra support when swimming. we reccomend the hurtta life jacket.

6) dog shoes – dogs paws can burn very easily when walking on concrete as the temperatures are so high. if you have to go out get a set of boots for your dog to wear. we use the brand paws which are rubber and come in varying sizes , they are suitable for if your dog has injuries, for snow, ice and sun and are disposable. for a higher price ruffwear also do hardwearing quality boots for climbing

7) elevated bed – these are beds raised off the floor allowing cool air to flow under the bed keeping your dog cool. these beds are usually made of mesh or canvas allowing air to get to the dog and can hose down. we reccomend hi-k9 who are also on facebook. they also have a sun shade that attaches

8) doggy sun cream – usefull for thin hair breeds such as whippets and mexiacan hairless and dogs that burn easily. available from petkin as a spray or wipes to put on ears, nose and any other showing skin. spf 15 and safe. the petkin one is the only one i have seen and available from amazon and a few online shops

9) toys!!! lots of toys that can be frozen or go in water.

fatcat freeze and chew or multipet chillybone – these can be placed in the freezer for an hour and took out to chew and play with

hydroball/ring – put under or in water before use then play. when your dog bites it water will come out leaving them refrshed. we found you need a good bite to work.

kong floating toy – allows you to throw toy into water and it will float allowing dog to retrieve. brightly colored with a rope. also the water wubba which can be thrown or tugged and squeaks

10) shade – pick a spot under a tree or canopy for the dog bed or blanket. many dogs will not move once settled and cannot tell you they are too warm. heatstroke can happen very quickly.

check your dog regularly and dont let them sit out in the sun for long.

make sure they always have access to water and change it often to keep it cool.

if the dog is panting heavily, drooling, shaking or other signs of overheating then get her out of the heat and to the vets. try to get temperature down using cool water and wet towels . heat can kill in 30mins!

 

 

 

coachies lick treat review

This week we have been given 2 coachies lick treats to review. There is 1 bacon flavour and 1 chicken flavour.

These have been provided for us by www.monsterpetsupplies.co.uk

 

What is it?

Coachies lick treats are a small bottle filled with chicken or bacon flavored syrup. At the top of the bottle there is a small ball that you lick. As you lick the ball rolls round so each lick there is always a tasty treat. The bottle does not leak unless you squeeze it hard without lid on. So pretty safe!!

 

What’s in the bottle?

Coachies lick treat contains around 500 licks per 50ml bottle. There is 1 calorie per 8licks.

Both flavours contain chicken, brewers yeast, glucose, green tea extract And vitamin E. The bacon flavour also contains natural bacon flavouring.

 

What can I use it for?

The bottle is perfect for putting in your pocket for a treat when out and about, it is also good for all types of training or situations where a quick and tasty reward is needed. It is silent so no more rustling packets during training sessions and disturbing dog.

We have been using for working on heelwork as the bottle fits in your hand well. We have also used for recall as the smell is very attractive to dogs.

 

Taste test

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cFqJMIYcUJE

 

Smell

The smell is strong to begin with to the human nose but quickly becomes unnoticable. Both chicken and bacon smell is non- offensive and smells like most chicken or bacon flavoured items. The smell attracted the dogs as soon as lid was off- even Stella who was asleep. It cannot be smelled once the lid is on.

 

Taste

Lucy went mad when it came to being allowed to lick. We made her do a bit of training first tho!! Stella sniffed it but wasn’t sure what to do as she’s not a very licky dog.

 

 

 

Overall this is a great treat for a dog that likes licking and ideal for training dogs who get distracted by rustling of treat packets. Its also low calorie so good for longer sessions.

We give it 8/10.

We would like to see more flavours eventually. We knocked off a point as it isn’t suitable for dogs who aren’t naturally licky or unsure about licking.