BlogPaws 2015: Reya & Mars Petcare Take Over Nashville!

Posted on Jun 10 2015 - 9:26pm by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: Budget Earth is excited to announce that we were a Mars Petcare Ambassador for BlogPaws 2015. This means that they paid for us to attend the conference since we love their brands so much! That being said, we loved their brands before the conference. This means that my opinions below are 100% honest and my own, and Mars Petcare is not responsible for said opinion.

BlogPaws Mars Petcare


As some of you who follow me on Instagram know, l spent last week in Nashville at one of the coolest pet blogging conferences around – BlogPaws. For those who don’t know about BlogPaws, they are a blogging community for people who love pets. During the conference, there are obviously blogging focused classes, but the best part is learning about new companies who have fantastic products for our furry family members, as well as old trusted friends who are excited to teach us about their products and some of the latest and greatest they can’t wait to share with the rest of the world. One of my personal favorite brands, who was also a main sponsor of this year’s BlogPaws, was Mars Petcare. Actually, I love their products so much they made me a Mars Petcare Ambassador during BlogPaws so that I could better teach other bloggers and pet parents about their fantastic products.

As part of my full educational experience, I got to visit the Mars’ Global Innovation Center (I will discuss that more next week) as well as visiting their amazing booths in the exhibit area. Before I go any further, lets discuss Mars Petcare.  Many of you are probably thinking you never heard of the brand (you have, I promise). They make some of the best known, quality brands in the pet industry, including:

  • Greenies
  • Iams
  • Eukanuba
  • Nutro
  • Sheba
  • Temptation Cat Treats
  • Cesar Canine Cuisine
  • Pedigree
  • Pedigree Treats, which includes Dentastix, Stackerz, MarroBone and Jumbone

At Mars Petcare, they make it their mission to not just make fantastic food for pets, but “a better world for pets”. This involves everything from making great tasting food dogs love, to making sure that it meets all of your pet’s nutritional needs to give them the best, most fulfilling life where they are with their families as long as possible. Dogs and cats are their number one priority, and it truly shows with everything Mars Petcare does with each of their brands!

So, now that you know who my fantastic sponsor was for BlogPaws, I can’t wait to show you all the cool things we learned at their booths! First off, I have to say I fell in love with Nutro while at BlogPaws. They are so confident in the Nutro brand they even had one of their supplying farmers talking about much they loved the brand. My personal favorite thing I learned about at their booth is the new Nutro Farm’s Harvest food. This food not only has all-natural kibble, but real, farm-grown fruits and vegetables that you can see and that are freeze-dried to lock in the nutrients your dog needs, including apples, greens beans, cranberries, and sweet potatoes. Who wouldn’t want to give all-natural, delicious food to their favorite dog or cat?

BlogPaws Nutro Mars Petcare

Later that day, Reya and I got to learn about the importance of taking care of doggy and kitty dental health. One of their awesome Banfield veterinarians took time out of his day to teach us how to properly brush our dog’s teeth using one of their own awesome dogs, and talked to us about how Greenies Dental Chews are an important part of oral health for pets – freshening breath, maintaining healthier teeth and gums, and controlling plaque and tartar buildup. They showed us that between teeth brushing and Greenies, we can truly take control of our dog’s dental health and make sure they keep their teeth healthy throughout their life.

BlogPaws Mars Petcare Greenies

After learning about taking proper care of our teeth, Reya took me over to the Eukanuba booth, where we learned about the brand’s dedication to healthier, longer lives for dogs through their new marketing campaign and Long Life Study which was conducted over a 10-year span.  . Honestly, Reya couldn’t keep her eyes off the video and was excited to keep visiting the booth to see Mars Petcare staff and the other doggies. As you can see, she was pretty excited to show off here (after trying to tear open one of the bags!)

Eukenuba Mars Petcare BlogPaws

Last but not least, we ended our day in the exhibit hall at the Mars Petcare official booth. Here, Reya and I took a silly picture together. After taking cute, silly pictures with Reya, we met our friends in the Pedigree booth, where we learned more about their commitment to helping find dogs their forever home! Of course, Reya and I both want to see dogs and cats of all ages find homes and are big supporters of humane societies and rescues.

BlogPaws Mars Pedigree

After a long day in the exhibit all BlogPaws, Reya and I ended our day back in the room. Of course, she couldn’t do this without showing off one of her new favorite treats – Pedigree DentalStix. Who knew that treat time could be so  great for their teeth? To say the least, BlogPaws was a busy time for us and we were pretty excited to learn more about Mars Petcare!

Greenies Mars Petcare BlogPaws

DisclosureBudget Earth received financial compensation for this post in the form of sponsorship for the BlogPaws Pet Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.  All opinions on this product are my own honest assessment, and may differ from our readers’ opinions. 

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer & blogger who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not freelance or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth or on her own novel. Feel free to contact Susan for more information on how she can help your business.

37 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Nicole Dziedzic June 11, 2015 at 12:51 am - Reply

    Blogpaws looks like a awesome bloggers event to attend, Great way to learn about all the awesome pets products and brands! Thanks for sharing! The Nutro Farms is just the pet food i would give my dogs, love that there natural.

  2. RANDY FULGHAM June 11, 2015 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    this is a very nice post, my dog J>R> is a picky dog , so maye i will try nutro farms some day

  3. Susan Bewley June 11, 2015 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    The tour was an absolute blast (its actually what my next post is about). Reya is missing her Dex! 🙂

  4. Kat June 12, 2015 at 7:20 am - Reply

    Awww, Reya is adorable! I would love to attend this to learn more staying healthy with my cat.

  5. Sherry Compton June 12, 2015 at 7:48 am - Reply

    I really like their motto about making the world a better place for pets. They look into nutrition, taste, and outside factors. Great policy and important. Our fur babies are our babies, too!

  6. Sue M. June 12, 2015 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Wow, that sounds like a really fun event for both you and Reya! Glad you both had a good time! 🙂

  7. Lindsey L June 12, 2015 at 10:11 am - Reply

    I hope you had a great time in Nashville, I was born and raised there!! 🙂

  8. kim amundsen June 12, 2015 at 10:26 am - Reply

    Love the tour. It was great.

  9. Layne Austin June 12, 2015 at 11:58 am - Reply

    This looks like so much fun with all those adorable dogs!

  10. Dale Hunsberger June 12, 2015 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    This is really great information and I just love Reya – she reminds me of my dog Babie who passed away last year.

  11. Sandra Watts June 12, 2015 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    Such a beautiful dog. Would love to go to Nashville some day.

  12. Natalie June 12, 2015 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    I wish I had a dog to attend this event!!

  13. Tina Seagraves June 12, 2015 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    I have a very picky dog .. thanks for the info .. It’s really helpful.

  14. Darlene Taylor June 12, 2015 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    cool looking retriever

  15. Catherine W. June 12, 2015 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    Reya looks so sweet. I live close to Nashville and had no idea this was going on, what an awesome thing.

  16. Lisa Ward June 12, 2015 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    What a great event ! Great healthy treats for dogs… looks like a lot of fun !

  17. Andrea @ This Pug Life June 12, 2015 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    It was great meeting you and Reya at BlogPaws! I laughed every time Reya came up to the stroller to sniff Pug’s butt… it puts him just at the right height for comfortable sniffing!

    • Susan Bewley June 12, 2015 at 9:50 pm - Reply

      Oh gosh, it was so funny every time they met one another and did that! It was wonderful meeting both of you too!

  18. M.Clark June 13, 2015 at 12:23 am - Reply

    It looks like you and Reya had a great time at the BlogPaws conference. I found this review very informative. Thank you for sharing.

  19. Irma Jurejevčič June 13, 2015 at 7:14 am - Reply

    This looks like having so much fun! Thank you for sharing!

  20. Maria Luan Hechanova June 13, 2015 at 9:39 am - Reply

    I love pets too.. Specially dogs..

  21. Sue E June 13, 2015 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    We love our pets. My poor dog is 17 years old & has had digestive issues lately. We have tried a lot of new dog food at a great expense so that he can at least be back to his old self. I would try this too. Poor guy – I hate to see him old!!

  22. Charlotte Raynor June 14, 2015 at 12:24 am - Reply

    Looks like you and your pup had a great time. I looked like it was very interesting!

  23. Cindy S. June 14, 2015 at 12:55 am - Reply

    What a fun conference to attend. Animal lovers are awesome…so I’m sure you made lots of new friends!

  24. Gabrielle June 14, 2015 at 1:55 am - Reply

    I’m a Nutro fan too. It’s what my precious pup eats.

  25. Rosanne June 14, 2015 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Reya is a beautiful dog and you area good dog owner in the way your care. Huskies have always been my husband and my favorites dogs

  26. Kimberly Flickinger (@kaflickinger74) June 14, 2015 at 11:12 am - Reply

    My babies are my doxies. I love dogs! Cute dogs pictured. Thank you for sharing!

  27. Debbie Welchert June 14, 2015 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    It sounds like you and Reya had a great time. I enjoyed all of your great information about the different pet products.

  28. Jo-Ann Brightman June 14, 2015 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    I was not aware that Mars Petcare was the company behind all these good brands . Your dog really enjoyed the visit – as much as you!

  29. Jessica Edwards June 14, 2015 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    how neat, i would love to take better care of my pups teeth, think i will try this

  30. lisa June 14, 2015 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    All I can say is you must really love animals. I think just about every post has a picture of a dog in it.

  31. Sarah L June 14, 2015 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    What a fun day to learn about new products. Very cool dog.

  32. Laura Marsh June 14, 2015 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    I have 3 rescue cats that are awesome.

  33. Jerry Marquardt June 14, 2015 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    This sounds like a great treat for the pups and kitties. Thanks for this great information. Also I like the photos, they are breathtaking.

  34. sherry fowler June 14, 2015 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    i have a very picky eater so i may give this a try

  35. Emily Endrizzi June 14, 2015 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    I would love to have attended that conference! It looks like so much fun! Your dog is beautiful.

  36. Tawny June 15, 2015 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    Apparently they make all the food my cat loves. Especially Iams & Greenies. Sounds like a fun conference.

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