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CloudStar Dynamo Dog Treats Review

*Disclaimer: We received free treats from Cloud Star in exchange for a review. All opinions, thoughts, etc. are my own or rather my dog's own. She is pretty excited about it.* It is no secret that I love my dog - after all, she pretty much takes up 50% of my instagram feed. It may be going to her head, she thinks she is kind of a big deal.

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Since our pup is a big part of our family , we make sure that she eats good food, spend lots of time outside, and has adequate napping surfaces - clearly, her life is hard.  Over the years, she has developed a sensitive stomach, she had acute pancreatitis awhile ago and ever since, she has had to have special food (read: crazy expensive food) and it has taken some trial and error to find one she likes. We've gone through the same process with treats - previously, she liked treats but she wasn't as thrilled with as she was with say, an apple or brussel sprouts (her two favorite foods). I say previously because now, she is ALL ABOUT these Dynamo Dog treats from Cloud Star.

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When I got an email asking if we would like to try out the treats,  I was all about it. We are always trying to find something she likes and I LOVED that the treats were grain-free (she is mostly grain-free like us!) and that they had supplemental qualities. CloudStar makes a few variations of the Dynamo Dog treats:

- Hip & Joint: These treats have added glucosamine HCL & chondroitin sulfate to help support healthy joint function which is super important as she is getting older (almost 8!). These come in bacon & cheese and chicken flavor.

- Tummy: These treats have added probiotics to help with digestion and sensitive stomachs. These have really helped her stomach and she is obsessed with the pumpkin & ginger flavor.

- Skin & Coat: These treats have added Vitamin E to keep their coats shiny and healthy and come in Salmon flavor. Her coat has been looking mighty shiny since using these!

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Bottom line? These treats are pretty great as far as dog treats go - they're not full of weird chemicals or ingredients (why should they have to eat that stuff if you wouldn't?!), they seem to be super delicious, and best of all, they're functional treats!

P.S. The pup says she would appreciate more PR pitches and review opportunities. Also, she thinks reviews are hard work.  DIVA.

Grain-Free Chipotle Chocolate Donuts with Chocolate Glaze
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Chocolate + spice + grain-free donuts...I mean, really, there isn't much more to say! Even though these little bites of heaven are definitely NOT Whole30 approved, I couldn't resist sharing this recipe with you all. It’s no big secret that nearly everyone loves donuts. My personal favorite? Chocolate with chocolate glaze, of course. I must admit that ever since I got a donut pan for making my own donuts, I’ve only done so a handful of times. Gluten-free donuts are difficult and grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free donuts are even MORE difficult. Lucky for me, the nice folks at Silk Pure Almond asked a handful of a group of FitFluential Ambassadors to create some recipes using their product which in my world means, make donuts.

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We are mostly dairy-free in my house and our milk alternative of choice has always been Silk Pure Almond. There is nothing that tastes better and more importantly, bakes better, than this stuff. Bonus - it doesn't contain carrageenan which is an ingredient linked with gastrointestinal issues and is often found in milk alternatives. I bake, a lot, and have tried several different types of almond milks and I always come back to Silk Pure Almond. It even has the chef husband’s stamp of approval.

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These donuts are a great grain-free treat for when a donut craving strikes. Like after the Whole30 challenge ;-)

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P.S. check out the Silk Pure Almond website and Facebook page to see more yummy recipes! *DISCLAIMER: I was compensated for this post by Silk Pure Almond through FitFluential. All recipe ideas, photography, and opinions expressed are my own.*