Sunday, November 15, 2015

Mini Review & Auction: BarkWorld 2015

The Chesnut Mutts Barkworld swag review and auction

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This past weekend I attended my first BarkWorld in Atlanta, Georgia! It was a lot of fun and my dad, Jada, and Bailey attended. There were many great brands there and we wanted to share them with you in this swag review, aka lots of pictures of stuff on Jada's head. Thank you to Dr. Buzby's Toe Grips for sponsoring me so I could attend!

Full Moon - Chicken Jerky: Skin and Coat Health

Jada balancing Full Moon Chicken Jerky Skin and Coat Dog Treats

You guys know I love Full Moon! These are irresistible jerky treats made in the U.S.A. that help your pup's skin and coat. You can read a review I did of another Full Moon Chicken Jerky product here.

Stretch & Scratch

Mr. Kitty and the Stretch and Scratch cat scratcher

This is a cardboard cat scratcher that you can attach to a crate or cage via twist ties. This is a great idea for cats in shelters as this gives them something to do and helps their claws. 

Naughty no More by Marilyn Krieger

Mr. Kitty and the book Naughty no More by Marilyn Krieger

"Change unwanted behaviors through positive reinforcement"

Looking through this book, I found lots of great information on how to train your cat with the help of a clicker! Really cool.

Tomlyn - Pre and Probiotic Water Soluble Powder for Cats

Mr. Kitty and Tomlyn pre and probiotic supplement for cats

"Flavorless and easy to digest. All natural source of probiotics. 4 billion CFUs of probiotics per packet to help support proper digestive and bowel health. Added prebiotics to support the growth of beneficial bacteria."

Shipoopi doesn't seem to mind it and drinks it all. I am wondering if it is safe for dogs to drink as well since I have multiple animals drinking out of the same bowl.

Updated response from Tomlyn: "With regards to your question about dogs drinking your cat's Pre & Probiotics, we have a dog version that is 8 billion CFUs (cat is 4 billion) so it is safe for dogs."

Chews Happiness

Jada balancing a Chews Happiness Chew
Jada balancing a Chews Happiness chew at BarkWorld

Jada and a Chews Happiness shirt and stress ball

We learned about a great brand who is premiering in March 2016 called Chews Happiness! They will be selling yak milk-based chews and dog sweaters. 

Vetericyn Plus: Advanced Cleanser plus Therapy - Wound and Skin Care

Jada and Vetericyn plus wound and skin care

"Topical application for wounds, cuts, lacerations, abrasions, sores, and skin irritations. Safe and non-toxic, no alcohol, steroids, or antibiotics, Proven safe and effective. Made in the U.S.A. Safe for use in all animal species. Non-irritating and non-sensitizing, safe if licked or ingested."

I have used this product before on my dogs and rats. Even at Barkworld I used it because Bailey had some hot spots. By the time I left the event it had already started to heal. Highly recommended.

Tomlyn - Relax & Calm: Chews for medium and large dogs (20 lbs and over)

"Chicken flavor. For travel, separation, storms, and loud noises. High level of L-Tryptophan (122 mg per chew) with chamomile and ginger. Made in the U.S.A. with domestic and imported ingredients" Ingredients: arabic gum, brewers yeast, calcium sulfate, canola oil, chicken liver flavor, etc

Ok ingredients. Dottie ate one without any hesitation (but she does that with a lot of other things as well so it is hard to tell)

Absorbine - ShowSheen Woof Pouf

Jada with Absorbine ShowSheen Woof Pouf

This is a deodorizing bath pouf for you dog! There are soap beads inside than can take even the worst skunk smell and leave your pet smelling fresh. Check out our review here for more:

PawTree - pawTreats: Freeze-dried Chicken, Apples & Spinach

Jada and pawTree pawTreats

"Grain-free, high protein treat, made in the U.S.A. Ingredients: Chicken, apples, spinach"

We really love these treats since the first time we tried them at Blogpaws this year. Only three ingredients and both Jada and Bailey eat them up like crazy!

TLC Pet Food - Whole Life Health Biscuits

Jada and TLC pet food whole life health biscuits

"Glucosamine and Chondroitin for strong hips and joints"

I like the joint support and the girls seemed to like them!

Tropiclean Dental Chews - Fresh Breath Plus with Flaxseed 

Jada and tropiclean fresh breath dental chews

"Fresh breath dental chews plus advanced cleaning system. Made in the U.S.A. No ingredients from China. Small bone: 8-25 lbs. Ingredients: Potato starch, tapioca starch, vegetable glycerin, etc."

I like the idea behind these but do wish they would last longer. Would be fine for those dogs who are gentle with their food. Haha.

Evanger's Superfood - Hi Bio: Beef

"Complete balanced diet for dogs. 85% meat. 0% grains or gluten. Nutrient rich, providing immune support and semi-dried for maximum digestibility. Made in the U.S.A. GMO-free. Sustainable ingredients" Ingredients: beef, beef heart, beef tripe, liver, chia seeds...

I love the ingredients in this food! The mutts seem to like it was well and this can be used as a meaty treat as well.

Stella and Chewy's - Chewy's Chicken Meal Mixers

Jada and Stella and Chewy's chewy's chicken meal mixers

"An easy and convenient way to mix raw" Love these dehydrated chicken meal mixers! The girls love this product and the ingredients are wonderful.

Halo - Vigor for dogs: Turkey, chicken, and salmon recipe

Jada and Halo Vigor dog food

"Made in the U.S.A." Ingredients: Turkey, chicken, peas, pea protein, egg...

Good ingredients!

Halo Spot's Stew - adult dog food formula: Wholesome Chicken Recipe

Jada and Halo Spot's strew dog food

Ingredients: Chicken, eggs, pea protein, oats, vegetable broth...

Good ingredients as well!

Lucky Puppy Magazine

This magazine focuses on rescue and bringing that "lucky puppy" into your family. Lucky Puppy is in the Dogster family and will live online and in print for 2016. Seems like a great magazine!

Pet Pages Atlanta

Jada and Pet Pages Atlanta magazine

This is actually a directory for pet related business and events around Atlanta. "Available at Pet Pages Atlanta partners, select Whole Foods and Publix, pet friendly events, and hundreds of pet friendly establishments"

Love the idea and found it pretty useful! Love that I can find pet friendly establishments.

Dogster Magazine

This is the magazine of the ever popular I really love the articles- they are informative and enjoyable!

Pizazzz Promotions

Jada and Pizazzz Promotions coaster

We were given a very nice leather drink coaster from Pizazzz Promotions. Looks like they have a lot of great promotional products on their site.

SleekEZ Grooming Blade

Jada and the grooming tool SleekEZ

"For cats, dogs, horses, etc." The blade isn't very sharp at all and helps remove hair. Can also be used on furniture to collect loose hair. Very neat product and I love the wood handle!

Canine Cupcakes in a Jar - Banana-Pumpkin Pawty in a jar

Jada and Canine Cupcakes in a jar

"Ingredients: Whole wheat flour, banana, pure pumpkin, honey...Made with all natural ingredients, besides artificial food coloring. Refrigerate after opening."

This is a really cool product that smells wonderful. I took one jar and divided it between 3 small dogs as a treat. These cupcakes in a jar are a soon to be released product and I think it would be a great gift for the dogs on your Christmas list!

 Project Blue Collar

Jada and Project Blue Collar

Project Blue Collar is a global movement celebrating rescue dogs. These blue collars are conversation starters and gets other people interested in rescue. PBC also gives back to rescues! I think this is a cool cause and can really help get the world out about all the awesome rescue dogs out there.

PetSafe - Busy Buddy: Ultra Woofer

Jada and PetSafe Busy Buddy Ultra Woofer

"Ultra-thick rawhide for determined chewers. Medium: 10-50 lbs and over 6 months. Uses size "E" ultra-thick rawhide refill rings. Top rack dishwasher safe. Made in China"

Easy to replace rawhide rings by unscrewing it and comes with 3 rings. Jada really enjoyed it and it is great for dogs to walk around with and nudge it around the floor. The rawhide stunk really bad- not sure if that is a good or bad thing, but Jada did not get sick so that's good.

Aspen Pet
Max Glow Adjustable Collar (Medium 10-16 in) & Max Glow Leash (Small 6 ft)

Bailey and Aspen pet max glow leash and collar

"Expose collar/leash to a bright light source for at least 15 minutes. Made in China"

Very cute colors, although they do not glow too brightly. Could be useful though.

Lucy Pet Products - Purple Rain: Calm and Clean Lavender Shampoo for Dogs

Dibble and Lucy Pet Products shampoo Purple Rain

"Contains natural lavender, cruelty free, Part of the proceeds from the sale of this product will go to help fund the Lucy Pet Foundation."

Love the smell of this shampoo! It is like sophisticated baby shampoo, haha. The recyclable aluminum bottle and pump are just great. The schnauzers were super soft afterwards as well.

Isabella's Pet Shop - Flower Bows

Dottie and Isabella's pet shop flower bows

Isabella is 10 years old and is making flower bows, bow ties, and bow-tiki bows for dogs. These are $20 each, but part of the proceeds go towards an animal rescue.

These are really cute fabric flower bows that attach by a velcro loop. I think it would be a great accessory for any dog going out on the town!

Auction [Ended 11/22/15]

Instead of a giveaway, we are doing an auction through to support Animal Rescue Foundation of Rome Floyd County Inc. (ARF).

Includes: Dog food and treat samples, Cat training book, Woof Pouf, Busy Buddy Super Woofer, SleekEZ grooming blade, bandannas, calming treats, wound spray, coupons, and more.

Please go here and find our listing "BarkWorld Swag Item Assortment" to bid and help out animals in need!


  1. i could not findf your listing, the only things i saw were collar tags

    1. I'm sorry Evie, the auction has ended, but look for some more in the future. We always have giveaways going on though :)