Keep Your Dog Busy with Qwizl | #giveaway

Our dogs love to chew. Unfortunately, they love to chew so much that it cost Irie three of her molars and Tiki two, thanks to chewing marrow bones in their adolescent years, cracking the teeth the process.

But even with fewer teeth, Irie and Tiki still love a good chew–but we are extra cautious about just what they chomp down on during those chewing sessions. I love to give them bully sticks but both girls are watching their weight so we needed a way to extend the fun of a slim bully stick without the extra calories.

We found the answer: the Qwizl by West Paw Design. This innovative chew toy challenges your dog with chewing fun while safeguarding your dog’s teeth. Made in the USA, this colorful chew toy (which means it’s easy to find, whether Irie decides to hide hers in the couch cushions or in the far corners of the yard) is latex-free, BPA- and phthalate-free, FDA compliant (so it’s safe for your dog to eat out of), and it’s guaranteed to last.

As beginners to the Qwizl, I filled Irie and Tiki’s interactive toys with easy-to-remove treats and kibble. I used a semi-soft treat to “plug” the end of the Qwizl, then dropped in small kibble. I then used a second semi-soft treat to top off the Qwizl…then I stood back and watched…

Irie quickly took her Qwizl and started sniffing the side slots, licking the kibble inside to soften it and dislodge the goodies.

Tiki sniffed the end openings, went to work on the center openings and quickly ate the kibble, then went back to working on the ends to get the semi-moist treats.

Now that they’re acquainted with how the Qwizl works, we can up the difficulty bar–using bully sticks, dental sticks, or some of their favorites like cheese and bits of pineapple.

The opportunities for using Qwizl include:

  • keeping Irie and Tiki occupied when I’m tied up on a phone interview
  • distracting Irie when a thunderstorm approaches
  • keeping Irie and Tiki occupied in a hotel or strange surrounding when their stress level increases

If you have a dog whose mobility needs to be limited for a time, be sure to consider a Qwizl. When Irie underwent tpLO surgery to reconstruct her knee and walks had to be limited to just five minutes at first, we looked for ways to keep her happy and occupied–without packing on the calories during that reduced-activity period. Interactive toys like Qwizl are a great way for your dog to burn off that stress and boredom without worsening mobility problems by gaining weight during their recovery.

A big paws up for this USA-made interactive toy that Irie and Tiki just love!

Win a Qwizl — 5 winners!

Now we want five of YOU to win a Qwizl for your dog! You’ll have your choice of color–Aqua, Tangerine, and Granny Apple–and size (large, seen here with Irie and Tiki, and small).

You’ll enter in the widget below; you may return to the giveaway widget any time during the giveaway period for more entries. We’ll have FIVE winners–good luck!!

This post and giveaway are sponsored by West Paw Design. All statements and opinions are entirely my own.

 


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  • desithebonde

    i lie the orange one since it closetst to the red ccolor and king doe not like raw hide

  • Allison Hoffman

    i like the aqua!

  • Sharon

    Aqua.

  • Cheryl Aisoff

    Granny green

    • Cheryl Aisoff

      And I think small, I have a 20 lb dog

  • Theresa Spaid

    we like the tangerine one.

  • Marilyn Nawara

    I like the tangerine

  • Cheryl Chervitz

    I like the granny green color.

  • Kristen

    My favorite is Tangerine.

  • Marla King

    I like the Aqua color.

  • Linda Szymoniak

    I think I like the Aqua color the best. All the colors are great, though.

  • Maria Appleby

    Granny Apple, please!

  • Kelsey G

    Aqua is my favorite of the 3 colors

  • Candice

    I love the Aqua color.

  • Lisa F.

    I would choose the aqua. Thanks!

  • Roseanne Coggan

    Granny apple

  • Lisa Williams

    I like the aqua but I think all three colors are awesome!

  • AP

    Aqua is my favorite

  • Ellen Wexler

    Another wonderful generous giveaway, thank you. Love them all, but I will say aqua to match Ruby’s eyes 🙂

  • Suzanne Evans Greene

    I like the tangerine one out of all three amazing colors.

  • biggie55

    My grandbaby dog would love any one, but i like the aqua.

  • Helga

    Granny apple is nice.

  • magentaruby1

    Tangerine is my favorite.

  • SLJ

    granny apple!

  • Liz Moultray

    The aqua is my favorite of the colors offered!

  • donna porter

    Aqua is my favorite color…

  • Misty

    Granny Apple

  • rlweitzel

    Aqua

  • njweitzel

    Granny Apple

  • regina elliott

    Dally loves orange so I will say tangerine

  • Susan Bilger

    Tangerine

  • Lady Wolf

    Aqua

  • sandy weinstein

    i think the tangerine. it stands out, hard to lose.

  • Big Sky

    I like the tangerine, would be easy to find if we are playing outside!

  • HDGK

    I like Aqua.

  • Christine Aiello

    I love the Aqua!

  • Carmella Olivett

    I love the tangerine color. We already have a couple of West Paws zogoflex toys and they’re amazing! My dogs love the Bumi and the Tizzi. But I’ve been wanting to get them the Qwizl. 🙂

  • Aqua!

  • Amy Hempe

    Granny apple!

  • Leela

    I like aqua.

  • Katie Egan

    Granny apple is my favorite color.

  • Sandra

    The aqua quizl is so pretty!!

  • Dana Matthews

    I like the tangerine quizl!

  • Shelley Joy P

    The aqua is my favorite.

  • Jill Hanson

    I like the tangerine quizl, because I think it shows up better, all the colors are fine.

  • DAWN RASOR

    Izzo would like the qua!

  • Robin

    I think my Maury would love the Granny Apple color one.

  • EdyeNicolesMakeup

    I like aqua!

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  • Sharon Schoepe

    My favorite color is tangerine

  • scottsgal

    Roxy would like the aqua color

  • Ann Hoag

    I like the aqua color. I don’t think the dog cares about the color, but will enjoy the toy

  • Ann Hoag

    I like the aqua color. I don’t think the dog cares about the color, but would really enjoy the toy.

  • Amy

    I like the tangerine color best.