This post is sponsored by SmartBones and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I have been selected as a Sponsored Blogger to attend the BlogPaws 2016 Conference on behalf of SmartBones however we only work with brands we love. BlogPaws and my Sponsor are not responsible for the content of this article.
As a person who has attended a few BlogPaws conferences, I knew what I was going to be missing if I didn’t go this year. It’s hard to put into words all that you get from attending a conference like this one. There are so many opportunities available. You get to meet people who represent brands that you might be using or have heard a lot about. Learning opportunities are abundant about both the craft of blogging and other things that are related to it like doing YouTube videos, connecting with your readers through various forms of social media and how to do some technical things to your blog that you might not have known about. I think the real magic of it, though, is being able to meet other people who do the same thing that you do. For one weekend a year, I’m not the weird girl who writes about her dogs, I’m in the company of kindred spirits who all share a similar passion. It’s the sense of belonging and community that I really love the most about attending the BlogPaws conference.
When I was asked if I would like to be sponsored to attend the conference, I could not believe how the universe could work is such perfect, mysterious ways. My reason for not attending the conference this year was because we spent my conference money on Bunny’s teeth and other complicating factors. My sponsor is SmartBones, a company that makes a healthy alternative to rawhide chews to help keep dogs’ teeth clean. So, we’ll be getting our teeth into BlogPaws courtesy of a company that I can really get behind and support because they produce something that we really need.
SmartBones are a wonderful, healthy alternative to rawhide. They’re highly digestible and made with vegetables and chicken. They are produced in Viet Nam under strict US quality control. Giving these to your dog not only helps keep their teeth clean, it also gives them mental stimulation that they need. Our dogs have proven to be big fans of SmartBones, especially the Butcher’s Cut.
I’m really excited that we found this company, and to be honest, I’d be excited about them even if they weren’t sponsoring me at BlogPaws. As a Greyhound owner, I’m always looking for ways to keep those pearly whites sparkling clean and this is a good fit for us. As much as I try to keep ahead of brushing their teeth, there are just some places I can’t reach, or times when I simply don’t have time or energy for brushing them the way they need to be. Nature made dogs chewers for a reason, though, and this is a good way to let them do the work for you. I can’t wait to share more with our readers from the conference as well as more about a company that I’ve become a big fan of.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of BlogPaws Pet Influencer Network. The opinions and text are all mine.