I doubt most of us look at animal bones or Elk antler as as chewable art for dogs, but Heather Crowe the Founder of Charlie Bax does! She walks through the woods and stumbles upon a naturally shed Elk Antler found on the ground and sees a canvas for engraving.
PupStyle CEO Oliver is excited dig into his personalized antler, but it’s almost to pretty to destroy. I am choosing to keep mine on a decorative shelf as an art pice and memorial for my dog that I can keep forever.
Most deer and elk shed their antlers during March and April, a time when their testosterone levels are generally at the lowest. The shedding process takes about 2-3 weeks leaving sculptural antlers for artists to turn into personalized dog chews and candles.
Charlie Bax is a artisan collection of bone ware for the home and family dog that makes for an elegant holiday gift for both pets and parents.
Choose your own size and one of of their available fonts (custom fonts available for additional cost – and your chewable art will be shipped directly to your doorstep.
The antlers are very good for dental hygiene and are great at removing plaque from your dogs teeth too! A truly unique gift that will make your loved one go “woof” or “WOW”.
Prices range from $32.00 for a small to $48 for an X-Large.
I’m a little obsessed with JCP right now. Not only do thier stores look amazing but they keep suprising us at every turn. Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler fuses colorful patterns, great design and quality at affordable prices in a glamorous new collection that mixes classic design and current trends.
Part of that collection are these adorable dog bowls and treat jars. A must have for the ” Happy and Chic ” pet owner!
Another trend spotted at SuperZoo? Cycling with your best friend! We got an EXCLUSIVE look at Sidekick by Sleepypod.
We are BIG fans of Sleepypod and could not survive airline travel without our Sleepypod ATOM.
So we were really excited to see the Sidekick. Sidekick is designed as a stable frame to hold a Sleepypod pet carrier with your pet inside. The front loading bike rack uses the center of gravity right above the front tire for maximum stability rather than the handlebars that can sway and therefore be unstable.
The Sidekick will be available soon so keep your eyes peeled for the launch!
If you have multiples or if your pet is a tad too big to ride in an Atom AND you are a fan of relentless Italian Design the Petego Comfort Wagon is for you.
Smartly designed suspension, with a marked emphasis on safety, this wagon will open up a whole new world of activities for you and your pets!
Safety first! Especially when you have precious cargo onboard. Whether you’re taking a trip down the block or headed toward a faraway place, your riding companion is sure to appreciate a custom made helmet from Rock Star Puppy.
You can choose from a wide selection of airbrush designs OR create one of your own! Our favorite? The BadAss Mohawk helmet!
And when you are out and about don’t forget to HYDRATE! The Troff Pouch Hydration bottle was one of the smartest products we saw at Superzoo! Troff is State of the Art Hydration for Dogs. The twist off top, non-spill valve, and fold to go anywhere approach creates a ‘no excuse’ policy for maintaining proper hydration and preventing dehydration. AND it’s eco friendly! The Tröff™ pouch reduces landfill waste by over 90% compared to water bottles of the same volume. It is reusable until damaged.
Pet style expert Dara Foster appeared on New Jersey 12 this weekend with a haul of great Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the other love of your life – your dog! Check out below for a full list of the featured products with prices and links to purchase.
One festive holiday project that keeps the kids busy and tails wagging is make your own dog biscuits. A simple dough cut in fun and unique shapes and displayed in a pretty container or serving tray is a great shareable gift for neighbor dogs and pet parents alike.
Bubba Roses Biscuit Company Organic Dog biscuit Cook Book is my goto cookbook for simple, organic and healthy dog treats. Below is my all time fav recipe thanks to it’s easy prep and resounding approval from the dogs.
1 1/2 c. oat flour
1 1/2 c. brown rice flour
1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese
1 c. water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix throughly until a dough forms. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4″ thickness.
Place on an un-greased cookie sheet – they can be pretty close together as they don’t spread much while cooking. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool.
Once your dog treats are cooled and ready to serve, keep them fresh in an air-tight treat jar placed near the front door of your house. When dog guests arrive, welcome them to your house with a delicious, healthy treat! I found this snazzy little treat container available for $12.99 from homegoods stores nationwide.
Earlier this summer we received a box full of dog treats from the folks at Stella & Chewy. Not all that unique an occurrence in the PupStyle offices – so we filed them away under ‘treats’.
A few weeks later we ran out of dog food and were in a pinch for something to feed to dogs. It was pretty late and all of the pet stores were closed. Ok doggies – looks like it is treats for Dinner! At first feeding the dogs treats for dinner felt like the same kind of cheating you might feel if you gave your kids toaster waffles for dinner (as if! ;)). Looking through the treat closet we came across the box from Stella & Chewy. Upon reading the label – Stella & Chewy Carnivore Treats were just 100% raw meat. Woah that’s way better/healthier than 90% of filler-laced dog food! And the dogs LOVED them – being PupStyle test subjects our dogs have turned into total treat snobs – so if they LOVE them something it has got to be special.
Stella & Chewy’s Carnivore Treats are offered in 5 varieties Beef, Bison, Chicken, Duck and Wild Alaskan Salmon and are simply freeze-dried raw meat. One extra bonus to being freeze dried versus frozen (like most raw treats) is your don’t get “melted meat hands” after treating your pup. Stella & Chewy was founded by Marie Moody out of necessity for her newly adopted dog’s dietary needs and continues to be driven by her research with dietary experts and vets.
Wow this is a cool use of corrugated cardboard! This cardboard flat-pack folds together to become a free-standing Treat Dispenser & Game. The Amazing Treat Machine is a simple yet innovative dog toy that can entertain your pup for hours. In a nutshell – the dog drops a tennis ball into the top of the box and the ball comes out the bottom with some kibble or treats! It is a very straight-forward concept and looks to capture the interest of their dog-model Hustler (check the video below).
Available from their own store The Amazing Treat Machine is priced reasonably at $9.95 or 3 for $19.95!
Some folks have even decorated their Treat Machines!
The Amazing Treat Machine company also makes a super fantastic cat version – that was originally featured on ModernCat. Be sure to check them out and leave a comment on ModernCat to be entered into a drawing for an Amazing Treat Machine Roller.