Here's my review for the November 2015 BarkBox.
We have two sets of toys in this BarkBox, and Liam is posing nicely with the first little toy. It's a pea pod and peas, made by BarkMade. The shell of this pea pod crinkles and crackles every time the dogs move it, so they've spent a great deal of time crunching on the shell. And every single pea inside of this pod comes out, and there's a squeaker in each pea.
The other toy is rubberized and full of little cracks and crevices. It's a squash, and it's made by Zee.Dog. While my dogs really like it, I have a few concerns.
The top of this toy has a vent hole, but it would be really easy to block that vent with a glob of peanut butter or string cheese. If that happened, a dog could put his/her whole tongue in there and have trouble getting that tongue out.
This sort of injury can happen in a blink of an eye, and it is not at all uncommon. At least one dog has died from an injury like this that I know of (here's proof, but beware that the photos are graphic). Before giving my dogs this toy, I asked hubby to expand that hole in the top end with our drill. The toy may not be as pretty as it once was, but it is safer. And I've put this toy in the don't-leave-alone pile, so I will remember to pick it up and put it away before I leave the house for any reason.
Now, on to better things.
We had three treat options this month: A bully stick, a pig ear and some tiny treats from Dog 4 Dog. All of these are great. I can use the stick and the ear for dinner parties and car trips, when I need the dogs to be quiet and engaged in something good. And those tiny treats are great for dog walks, as I am working hard to make those sessions more rewarding.
So that's it! Want to try your own BarkBox? Use my code for a discount.
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