Monday, March 3, 2014

Why We Love Sam's Yams Dog Chews | Special Birthday Giveaway

First of all, I have to start by saying Happy Birthday to a very special doggy - Shiner! She is officially 11 years old today. It's hard to believe that she's 11 now, but I guess time flies. I have already been calling her 11 anyways. This birthday is an estimate that I made when she was found as a puppy. I decided that March 3rd would be her "birthday" when I first got her, and so it has been ever since then.

So how is Shiner celebrating her special day? Well, the nice folks over at Front Porch Pets sent her their full line of Sam's Yams products! And if you keep reading, you can learn how to win the same for your own dog.

Sam's Yams Giveaway

Front Porch Pets, the makers of Sams Yam's, is a company that is dedicated to providing dogs with a delicious alternative to commercial dog chews and treats. The ingredients in these treats are simple. There is nothing artificial, no sweeteners, colors, or processed food items.


Their variety of sweet potato dog chews are made in the USA from human grade sweet potatoes. There is only one ingredient - "Sweet Potato". How awesome is that? So what makes Sam's Yams unique if it's just a sweet potato?

Sam's Yams Veggie Rawhide
Veggie Rawhide

The answer is their dehydration process. The chews are dehydrated in a way so that they resemble the texture of a rawhide chew. I know many dog parents are apprehensive about giving their dog rawhide chews and I think that Sam's Yams are the perfect alternative for them. The texture is not quite crunchy and very chewy. They are still hard, but easy to bend and perfect for chewing on. And they are thick! Shiner loves these chews!

Love these Sam's Yams Veggie Rawhides!
Check out all of the drool action going on!

There are a variety of Sam's Yams Sweet Potato Chews for dogs of all kinds. Here is a list of all of them:
  • Bichon Fries - Good chew for smaller sized dogs. Or can be given as a treat to larger dogs. 
  • Veggie Rawhide - Perfect for dogs of all sizes!
  • Big Boyz - Shiner's personal favorite! Designed for larger breed dogs, but all dogs would enjoy them.
Sam's Yams Calmly Chamomile Dog Treats
Sam's Yams Calmly Chamomile

There are also "Calmly Chamomile" dog chews. These chews really piqued my interest. They smell divine! I loved the smell so much I couldn't stop myself from having a nibble. And they were very tasty. These chews are cut into the cute shape of a dog bone and soaked in Chamomile, which is said to have calming properties. Shiner loves these treats too. 

Have a dog that's not into sweet potatos? Front Porch Pets also makes some very tasty Cookies with a wide variety of flavors. All of Sam's Yams Cookies are grain-free and gluten-free. 
Sam's Yams Cranapple Orange Crunchers
Sam's Yams Cranapple Orange Crunchers

The Sam's Yams Cookies have more ingredients than just sweet potato in them, but the ingredient list is still very limited and healthy for your dog. Shiner really enjoyed the Cranapple Orange Crunchers which have Sweet Potato, Apples, Water, Cranberries, and Oranges in them. And that's it!

Guess who else loves these treats? Nibblet, our pet rat, has really been loving the Sam's Yams Cookies. She couldn't be left out of the pawty today.

Pet rat enjoys dog treats
Gimme that nom!

It's easy to see why we love Sam's Yams. They're made in the USA, support American family farms, have a 100% money back guarantee, make limited ingredient healthy treats for dogs, and the dog loves the way they taste! I love the fact that the Sweet Potato Chews are a healthy and safe alternative to traditional rawhide chews. 

Why we love Sam's Yams Dog Chews
Thanks for all the treats Front Porch Pets! 

So, Shiner will be having her fill of Sam's Yams dog treats today for her birthday. It's the pawfect way to celebrate! And to top it off, Front Porch Pets is offering a fabulous giveaway for our readers. The prize is exactly the same package that we received, which is a lot of yummy goodness! 

This giveaway is open to US residents ages 18+. The giveaway starts now and ends on March 12th at midnight CST. To enter the giveaway, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below. There are lots of entry options to choose from, so pick as many as you like. Good luck! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

We received compensation and all products mentioned above from Front Porch Pets in order to help spread the word about Sam's Yams. All opinions expressed are our own and honest! Pawsitively Pets is not responsible for shipment of giveaway prize by sponsor. 

64 comments:

  1. Oh those look so yummy and it's great to see Nibblet loves them too :) xxoxxx


    Mollie and Alfie

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  2. My dogs would love the Bichon Fries :)

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  3. Happy Birthday Shiner! Enjoy all the fabulous things and the love of your family. How cool that Nibblet is a part of your post today too! btw: the potato dog chew looks like my dad's ear LOL

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  4. Those treats look amazing! More importantly... happy birthday, Shiner! Woofs from Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie

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  5. The CranApple Orange Crunchers look like something my dogs would love - they love all 3 of those fruits!

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  6. Oh me, oh my...those treats sound delicious! Happy Birthday to Shiner! I guess I have perfect timing and I don't even know it, because today I posted Shiner's limerick!
    *Cairn cuddles*
    Oz

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    1. Yep! It was the perfect day for it Oz - thank you!!

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  7. The pumpking crunchers and berry yammy sound really tasty! I don't like sweet potato much, but my sisters do.

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  8. Great review! Obviously we aren't entering (our winner will be chosen today!) but we wanted to say how much we LOVE Sam's!

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  9. OMG and I forgot to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHINER!!! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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    1. Love them too Caren :) probably for the same reason as you! And thank you!

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  10. Happy Birthday, Shiner! Hope you have a good one and here is to many more!
    I've never heard of these, but I'm really interested. I'm always on the lookout for treats with limited ingredients for the allergy monster :) Thanks for sharing!

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  11. All my dogs, big and little love sweet potato treats. I would buy the Sam's Yams - Big Boyz Value Pack 1 lb. - 6 Pack so each dog would have their own pack.

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  12. It's so great that Nibblet got to join in the pawty! Happy Birthday, Shiner! May you have many, many more!

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  13. Torrey would love those! She loves veggies and i give her a rawhide chew every once in a while. These would be awesome!

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    1. I bet they would last much longer with a little dog like her too.

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  14. Both Harley & Leo love the taste of sweet potato. Gonna have to order us a bag! Thanks for a great post...

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  15. Happy Birthday Shiner!!!!!! (we sent you a secret email)

    Great treats! They look super yummy!
    ((husky hugz))
    frum our pack at love is being owned by a husky

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  16. My puppy Tyson devours treats so I bet he would love the "Big Boyz Dental Chew!"

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  17. We have never heard of those before but sure looks a great way to celebrate a birthday. Enjoy. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  18. Honey loves dried yams. But she has to wait for me to make them for her.

    I suspect she would love Big Boyz treats.

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  19. Happy Birthday Shiner! I hope your special day is very, very special!

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  20. Happy Birthday Shiner and trophy limerick Oz did for you! My gang would like the reg sam yams. Have a great day.

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  21. Happy Birthday, Shiner! I hope it is a very fun and special day for you. :)

    I think Kamana would like Big Boyz treats.

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  22. Happy birthday, Shiner! We're looking for old dog-teeth friendly chews, and I wonder if the Bichon Fries or the Veggie rawhides would be good for that.

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    1. Hmm well, depending on the size... I think maybe the Bichon Fries would be a good choice :)

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  23. Great review Ann! Happy Birthday from me and Titan, Shiner!

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  24. Simba said those look like some yummy dog treats Shiner! Happy birthday Shiner...we hope you have many more and enjoy your day and your treats!!! :)

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  25. Those look tasty! Happy birthday, Shiner! Thank you for sharing your treats.

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  26. YUM! Happy Birthday Shiner! Glad you got some tasty treats. I'd love to check out the Cranapple Orange Crunchers!

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  27. Happy Birthday, Shiner!!
    I'm glad Nibblet got to join in the fun too!

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  28. Happy Birthday Shiner, you are such a good dog to share with Nibblet. I'm wishing you a happy, healthy and fun year.

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  29. My dogs would like the Pumpkin Crunchers. They love anything pumpkin.

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  30. Happy Happy BARKDAY! Wow 11 Woofs to Shiner. DELISH Barkday celebration. Sugar's favorite is the Sweet Potato. For a while we could not see them on the store (or they are always out) so start making them. Nibblet is so cute :-) Golden Woofs

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    1. I tried to make some once, but they came out kind of burnt... lol! Sams Yams does a much better job than I do I suppose :)

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  31. My canine would def like the Big Boyz snacks. Happy 11th, Shiner....awesome name by the way.

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  32. I think my dogs would like the veggie rawhide best

    littleheathen9109 @ Yah00 d0t c0m

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  33. The rawhide veggies my puppies would love

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  34. Happy Birthday Shiner! These sound very interesting. Bug has IBD and before we got her diet sorted out one of the few things she could eat was sweet potato. Pity the give-away is for US residents only :( Give Shiner an extra one for Bug!

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  35. Happy birthday Shiner! Those look like yummy birthday treats!

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  36. Happy Birthday Shiner! 11 is a great number and look how you got to celebrate!

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  37. Happy belated birthday Shiner! I am sorry I didn't stop by yesterday but it looks like you had a great day with all of those treats! Love Dolly

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    1. Thanks Dolly! And no worries as I am finding myself WAY behind due to lack of internet for a few days...

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  38. Happy birthday to Shiner! She looks fab for 11 xx

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  39. Happy belated birthday Shiner! My crew would probably most enjoy the Berry Yammy ones.

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  40. Very happy birthday to you Shiner!!!

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  41. Those treats look yummy. I have some friends who have dogs, and I'm sure they'd love the treats if I happen to win.

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  42. I bet Coco would have her eyes on the pumpkin...she is crazy about pumpkin!

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  43. happee bee lated birthday two ewe shiner and heerz ta 111 mor !!! hope yur day wuz rockin awesum fun N whoa....look at all de treetz N goodz ewe getted !!! kinda like Christmas in joo lie but in march !!
    we wood say hope ya had plentee oh biscuits N cake but after all thoz treetz ya wuz prob ablee like....pazz...... happee day !!

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    1. She got a special cake too :) Gonna share that later this week though. Thanks guys!

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  44. Is it wrong that I think they look tasty enough for humans to eat? Perhaps I'm just a little too hungry at the moment...Happy birthday to Shiner, I've been saying my rescue doggy Duster is 13 for the past 5 years, so I think being 11 to years in a row is okay.

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    1. Nope! I have tried bites of everything so far and they are actually very good :) I started calling her 11 about 6 months early, so when it came time for her to actually turn 11 I forgot and thought she was going to be 12 lol.

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  45. We LOVE yams and carrots so Bentley would like either the Veggie Rawhide or the Hoppin' Good Carrot crunchies! I am so glad that you said you tasted them. I looked at the photo and thought I'd have to try a nibble too! BOL!

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  46. My dogs would love the veggie rawhide. :)

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  47. Shiloh would love the Big Boyz! He *loves* sweet potato! But he'd love the Bones, too!

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  48. Jennifer - Vicki Vix on RafflecopterMarch 12, 2014 at 5:52 AM

    I think Vix would like the Sam's Yams - Bichon Fries the bestas she'd find them easy to eat and she's not a great chewer. That or the yam bones. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  49. We left a comment to enter, but didn't say Happy Birthday to cute Shiner. Hope it was pawsome!

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  50. Happy Belated Birthday Shiner! We are so sorry we missed it. We are having a very hard time keeping up with everything! Hope it was pawsome!

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  51. Bittle, the dog, and her rat mischief would like a chance to get some yummies.

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  52. Happy (belated) Birthday, Shiner! Wow, 11! Before I know it, Lola will be that age - time flies :). I love the giveaway, the sweet potato chews you have look awesome, but I love the carrot munchies they have on their site as well. Thanks for the opp! :)

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