Family’s Best Friend Giveaway Event-Calling Dog Owners! SmartBones and The Bond Giveway

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Welcome to the Family’s Best Friend Event!

Who is your family’s best friend? Do you have a dog, cat, or bird? Fish, hamster, turtle? I love all animals, but especially dogs and cats.  I’ve had cats all my life and then I married a guy who had a dog and was surprised to find that I like dogs just as much.  They are very different, but both give so very much love to a family.

Today’s giveaway is for the dog owners!

If you’ve ever had a dog, you know dogs love to chew.  Everything.  Did you ever wonder why?

Why is it important for my dog to chew anyway?

Historically, in the wild, dogs used to tear through the skin of a wild beast to get at the meat, cleaning their teeth naturally in the process. But today’s domesticated dogs that solely eat kibble never get this exercise, and as a result, their canine teeth become disused, causing plaque to build up. Ask any canine dental hygienist and they will tell you about how poor dental health in pets can result in infections, gingivitis, periodontitis, and kidney and heart diseases in addition to bad breath. All dogs have an inherent desire to chew, especially puppies.

If you want to keep your dog from chewing things he shouldn’t (ie shoes), pet chews are the perfect answer to this problem.  But as we found out with our dog, there are good pet chews and not-so-good ones.  Dr. Martin Glinsky, one of the premier pet nutritionists in the country has created a natural, healthy alternative to rawhide chews.  Dr. Glinsky received his undergraduate education at Cornell University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois, specializing in Animal Nutrition and Nutritional Biochemistry.  He utilized his years of knowledge and experience to create the first vitamin and mineral enhanced, rawhide-free SmartBones.

  • SmartBones are 99.2% digestible, which is higher than the digestibility of premium dog foods (85% digestibility).
  • Chicken, vegetables and other healthy ingredients dogs will love are used in making SmartBones.
  • SmartBones are the first treats of their kind to be enhanced with vitamins and minerals.
  • SmartBones are safer for dogs than regular rawhide treats, which may cause intestinal blockages.
  • Nine out of 10 dogs prefer SmartBones over rawhide treats.
  • SmartBones are available in Peanut Butter and Chicken Flavors. There is also a Dental variety with additional teeth health benefits.
Two KLY readers will win four Smart Bones, the appropriate size for your dog based on weight!  Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.
One Grand Prize winner will receive the set of Smart Bones and the book, The Bond, by Wayne Pacelle.  
Wayne Pacelle worked for The Humane Society of the United States for seventeen years, seven of which, as President and CEO.  The Humane Society is the largest animal protection charity in the country and Mr. Pacelle played a lead role in transforming the organization into a powerful special interest group.
The Bond is divided into three sections.  The first explores mans bond with animals and understanding their emotional and cognitive capabilities.  We have an instinctive connection with animals and they play a central role in our lives.  The second section looks at where mankind has broken that bond.  It’s a tough read, exploring the settings where animals are raised for food and animal cruelty cases.  Mr. Pacelle interviews Michael Vick while he served a sentence at Leavenworth Penitentiary for dogfighting.  He also describes the scenes of animal conditions in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  In the last section, Pacelle points the way to a new faithful bond – with celebration, stewardship, and care of animals.
Jane Goodall said, “The Bond is rich with fascinating, deeply moving, and sometimes deeply disturbing descriptions of our relationship with animals… If the animals knew about this important book they would, without doubt, confer on Wayne their highest honor.”
John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market said, “The Bond is the best overall book on animals that I have ever read.  Brilliant and moving, Wayne Pacelle’s book communicates something profoundly important to its readers – it calls us to enter into a deeper and more caring relationship with animals.  The very best books change the way we see the world and the way we see ourselves.  The Bond is that kind of book.”

After you’ve entered here, hop around to the other blogs participating in the Family’s Best Friend Giveaway Event!


  1. 1
    Kerry Reuther says:

    We have 2 white boxers that are our fur babies, and we just love them…. This is a great give away.. Thanks

  2. 2
    Kelly McKnight says:

    These are safer to digest and come in tastey varieties! What dog wouldn’t love that?

  3. 3
    Amy Orvin says:

    Smart bones are a safe alternitive to rawhide.

  4. 4
    cheryl d'angelo says:

    I learned that dogs have to chew and they need to have their teeth cleaned just like humans

  5. 5
    peripatetic33 says:

    Happy October :)

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    beveanne mckinley says:

    i learned that our dog will be able to digest smartbones much easier than rawhide.which is cool becauser mornings after hurt him otherwise.

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