Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own.
This week, we headed to Port Aransas with Irie and Tiki to squeeze in one more beach visit before the weather turns cold. We love going the week before Halloween when decorations are up and the girls can “dress up” in their Halloween bandanas for our meals at the many dog-friendly patio restaurants in town.
Of course, Halloween means trick or treating or, in Irie and Tiki’s case, trick AND treating! We got in some fun training on the beach with one of their favorite treats, Nutrish Soup Bones, as a reward:
Available in larger sizes in beef and barley, chicken and veggies, and turkey and rice flavors (or in mini size in beef and chicken flavors), Soup Bones give Irie and Tiki the sensation of a “bone” chew without the worry of splintering a tooth. (Both girls have had multiple extractions because of their previous love of marrow bones.) Made in US facilities, the treats have a meaty center that both Irie and Tiki just love.
I also love that Soup Bones are great as a restaurant treat–nice and quiet, odor-free, and long-lasting. Tiki stayed busy with her treat during our dinner at Tuesday night’s busy patio filled with World Series viewers and diners:
Nutrish Soup Bones make a great way to keep your dog busy during Halloween trick or treating, distracting your dog from the stress of costumed strangers at your door. Also, if you’ll be greeting many Halloween canine visitors on Monday, either the mini Soup Bones or the Chk’n Drumstix or Beefy Tips make a popular yet small treat for handing out:
I love that the treats contain no meat by-products or artificial flavors–and that a portion of Nutrish proceeds go to Rachael’s Rescue®, which was created to help animals in need. To date, over $14 million has been donated. This money has gone toward food, medical supplies and treatments for these unfortunate animals.
Whether you’re enjoying your Halloween on the beach, handing out treats to trick or treaters, or just enjoying a quiet evening at home, be sure to keep Halloween safety in mind:
- Keep all chocolates away from your dog.
- Watch out for discarded candy along your dog walking route the day after Halloween.
- Make sure your dog is wearing a current ID tag, even inside your home. The opening and closing of the door to trick or treaters can make it all too easy for even the best mannered dog to slip outside. Consider keeping your dog in a closed bedroom with calming music during trick or treat hours.
- If you’ll be trick or treating with your dog, make sure your dog’s costume is safe, comfortable and temperature-appropriate (or follow Irie and Tiki’s lead and just go with Halloween bandanas!) Don’t consider trick or treating with dogs who are afraid of costumes, hats, energetic children, or loud noises.
Make sure this Halloween weekend is a treat for you AND your dog!
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