Preparing for a Santa Paws Visit with #BLUESantaSnacks

Posted on Dec 15 2015 - 8:30am by Susan Bewley

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Looking for a fun, holiday treat for your dogs made with all natural ingredients? See why we are preparing for Santa Paws with Blue Buffalo BLUE Santa Snacks!

Do you incorporate your dogs into your family’s holiday celebrations? Ever since Reya was a puppy, she has been involved with everything, ranging from opening gifts to being a kitchen ‘supervisor’ as both of her grandmas make Christmas dinner. Her favorite part, however, is being able to open her special doggy stocking, filled with stocking stuffers for dogs. For her, this usually means one or two toys, and a dog treat made with natural ingredients. While us humans may splurge a bit on our treats, Reya has always gotten healthy dog treats during the holidays. This year, Ivi gets to join in on the festivities and may even get a visit from Santa Paws! Of course, one treat that both the girls will find in their stocking this year is Blue Buffalo™’s special BLUE Santa Snacks™!

Never heard of these treats? These fun treats are made with high quality, natural ingredients, like other Blue Buffalo products pet parents have grown to trust. Blue Buffalo knows that us pet parents love having healthy dog treats available during the holidays, giving our dogs a fun way to celebrate the holidays with us.  We personally love that the BLUE Santa Snacks since they are oven baked to perfection using nutritious ingredients, including:

  • oatmeal
  • cinnamon
  • barley
  • pumpkin
  • flaxseed
  • carrot

Looking for a fun, holiday treat for your dogs made with all natural ingredients? See why we are preparing for Santa Paws with Blue Buffalo BLUE Santa Snacks!

Seeing those ingredients, it isn’t too shocking that they drive dogs like Ivi and Reya wild! Best of all, these treats don’t contain corn, soy, or nasty chicken or poultry by-products. For dogs who like canned food, you can also get BLUE Santa Stew Holiday Feast, which contains turkey, sweet potatoes, green beans, and cranberries. Due to Ivi’s turkey allergy though, we weren’t able to try these canned treat, but we are certain they are just as tasty as the BLUE Santa Snacks!

In all honesty, we just might have purchased some extra bags of BLUE Santa Snacks for the girls to try early, especially while they are ‘helping’ us wrap gifts for family. Ivi really doesn’t understand the whole ‘wrapping gifts’ part, but she is happy to help shred any unused wrapping paper! So far though, she seems to understand that holiday ‘cookies’ are an important part of the holidays. We are already getting ready for ‘Santa Paws’ in our household and she is all set for the arrival of Santa Paws with a dish of BLUE Santa Snacks and a bowl of goat’s milk. We are certain Santa Paws will love this Christmas snack just as much as her (as long as Reya doesn’t accidentally eat it first).

Looking for a fun, holiday treat for your dogs made with all natural ingredients? See why we are preparing for Santa Paws with Blue Buffalo BLUE Santa Snacks!

Would you like to purchase these healthy dog treats for your dog this holiday season? You can find the Blue Buffalo Seasonal Sensations line on the Blue Buffalo site or at your local PetSmart® in a holiday themed display at the front of your local store.  Don’t forget, during other seasons, that they also have special treats to celebrate Halloween, Independence Day, and of course, Valentine’s Day!

Want to make the holiday season even better for dogs? Give them a fun stocking stuff this holiday season with Blue Buffalo #BLUESantaSnacks!

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer 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 working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

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

  1. Sandra Watts December 16, 2015 at 12:31 am - Reply

    I am so glad to see your spoiling my virtual pet. LOL. He is lucky to have you.

  2. Jasmine P December 16, 2015 at 10:58 am - Reply

    I love Blue Buffalo brand! It’s all I feed my dogs!

  3. MARIA CRISTINA December 18, 2015 at 2:35 am - Reply


  4. Tina Counterman December 18, 2015 at 9:45 am - Reply

    I have 2 Huskies and 7 parrots and they all get at least one Christmas Present each year.

  5. Pamela Gurganus December 18, 2015 at 10:06 am - Reply

    I had never heard of these treats before! I love that the ingredients are all natural. These would make great gifts for all the fur babies! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Aimee @ Irresistible Pets December 18, 2015 at 10:12 am - Reply

    These treats are so cute for the holidays!

  7. nicole krutz December 18, 2015 at 11:03 am - Reply

    What a great way to involve my dog more! He has a stocking and gets little presents but that’s it right now! Thanks!

  8. kim thorne December 18, 2015 at 11:56 am - Reply

    i like that these snacks are healthy and tasty for dogs and make a nice christmas gift for them. cute dogs in the photos. i have a chihuahua /terrier mix dog.

  9. Sara Schwab December 18, 2015 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    This dog real cute

  10. Kelly December 18, 2015 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    These look like a great treat. i love that they are made with good wholesome ingredients. I don’t currently have a dog, but hope that changes soon. I will remember this brand when I do.

  11. Irene Lirette December 18, 2015 at 1:11 pm - Reply


  12. Molli Vandehey December 18, 2015 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    these are cute. im not sure i will be santa paws lol but its an idea

  13. Tamra Phelps December 18, 2015 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    We don’t have a dog these days, but when we did I always bought him Christmas treats. These look like something I would have bought for him.

  14. Mia December 18, 2015 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    We always like to leave our pets a little treat too. Cute dog.

  15. Deb E December 18, 2015 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    I have to say I never left out treat for the pup, but I didn’t have kids when I had my Yorkie. He’s pretty fussy with eating though. Great idea though.

  16. barrie December 18, 2015 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    Our dog loves tearing wrapping paper after we’ve opened gifts. He gets a doggie toy but I’ll have to look into buffalo blue for healthy snacks!

  17. Sally Wilsey December 18, 2015 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    I love Blue Buffalo products. They really make a difference in my cats and dog.

  18. Sarah L December 18, 2015 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    Fun treats. Makes me wish I still had a dog.

  19. Lisa Sherrington December 18, 2015 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    I had never heard of these treats before but I think our pets will love them all natural is great!~

  20. Amber Ludwig December 18, 2015 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    Love incorporating pets into the holidays!! They are family members too!! I’m loving the natural ingredients in these treats and food!!! Much better for animals than that weird china stuff!

  21. sherry butcher December 19, 2015 at 12:37 am - Reply

    So Cute! Love this kind of treats, I’ll plan on getting some for my dog and his friends. Thanks for sharing, the photo is wonderful.

  22. Jennifer Boehme December 19, 2015 at 11:46 am - Reply

    She is ready for Santa Paws. But this company just settled a big lawsuit over their products, so iffy about them just like Wagon Train treats. Not sure about them yet.

  23. Tamra Phelps December 19, 2015 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    These are cute & I’ve heard really good things about Blue brand. If I still had a dog, I would definitely try these.

  24. Deb E December 19, 2015 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    I didn’t know they put flaxseed in these (my fave superfood). That’s great and good to know if the kids get a hold of these, they won’t kill ’em, lol.

  25. Amber Ludwig December 19, 2015 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    Is it weird that the ingredients sound yummy to me lol!?!? That’s how you know it’s great food for your pup!! When youd eat it yourself 😉

    • Susan Bewley December 19, 2015 at 8:24 pm - Reply

      Exactly! What is worse is they smell like cinnamon cookies!!!

  26. Rita Spratlen December 19, 2015 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    I love the pictures of your dog and the treats!! I just love how you did this. My dog sometimes likes treats and other times doe not!!

  27. Kelly December 19, 2015 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    I think Santa Paws is the cutest thing ever! Love this. I was just telling my mom, who has 3 big dogs, about Blue Buffalo. She is really excited.

  28. Michele Ash December 19, 2015 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the Fantastic Review on Preparing for a Santa Paws Visit with #BLUESantaSnacks! Our “Babies” are always included in any holiday or get together we have! They are part of our family and loved so very much! I have never tried Blue treats, however, they do sound like something they would like! The next time I’m up that way (towards Pet Smart) I think I’ll get them The Oatmeal Cinnamon ones! They really aren’t big on treats, however, they love toys! Especially if they make noise! Thanks so much for sharing your Fantastic Review, the adorable pictures, and your personal & professional opinions on Preparing for a Santa Paws Visit with #BLUESantaSnacks with all of us! I truly honestly do appreciate it! Thanks again! Michele 🙂

  29. Sarah L December 19, 2015 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    Fun to share the holidays with pets.

  30. Katie Ellis December 19, 2015 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    These are cute treats. It is great that they have healthy treats available to give dogs at Christmas. I don’t have dogs but if I did would give these to them.

  31. Duha Rushida Amanullah December 20, 2015 at 3:15 am - Reply

    Honestly speaking, your dog is so adorable! If I had one I would definitely get them treats though, yours look like they’re enjoying it 😉

  32. Kelly December 20, 2015 at 5:02 am - Reply

    I will have to pass this along to someone I know who just got a dog, thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

  33. Christy Caldwell December 20, 2015 at 10:45 am - Reply

    What an adorable idea. We have two new puppies. I will have to try these.

  34. Deb E December 20, 2015 at 11:47 am - Reply

    I like they use barley and carrots in this product. It seems to help the dog’s digestion.

  35. Mia December 20, 2015 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    What nice high quality ingredients in these snacks. I would feel good giving these to my dogs.

  36. Sue Mullaney December 20, 2015 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    I don’t have a dog but have heard nothing but good things about Blue Buffalo; I’m sure your girls will love their goodies from Santa!

  37. Dennis December 20, 2015 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    Hmm I might have to try this with my dog.

  38. Dorothy Hubbard December 20, 2015 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    I don’t have a dog right now, but I have in the past. and they were always included in the festivies. They got a gift to unwrap and special treats, after all they are our babies.

  39. Edna Williams December 20, 2015 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    I love these treats! What healthy and natural snacks!

  40. Rachel December 20, 2015 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    What a cute idea!! Love Blue!

  41. Wes S. December 20, 2015 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    They sound great. I bet my dogs would have loved them. RIP Pepper & Quazi

  42. Tamra Phelps December 20, 2015 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    I don’t have a pet right now, but I like the idea of including pets in the Christmas festivities. Blues snacks would go over well with them, I think.

  43. Sarah L December 20, 2015 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    What would you do for a cat for Christmas?

  44. rebeccabasset December 21, 2015 at 4:56 am - Reply

    I just bought a bag or two of these, need to find them to give to my Dog. Thanks for the Post, and the review.

  45. Lily Kwan December 21, 2015 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    These treats look very nice. Thanks for sharing!

  46. Shelly December 21, 2015 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    We feed our pups nothing but Buffalo Blue food & treats! Rumor has it that Santa Paws is bringing them LOTS of treats because they are each on the NICE list this year! Plus he is bringing them lots of other goodies! We love Buffalo Blue because it is all natural & we wouldn’t feed our dogs anything we ourselves wouldn’t eat!

  47. Brigid OHara Koshko December 22, 2015 at 5:40 am - Reply

    What a great stocking stuffer for my girl. I always love to add a little something for her on Christmas morning. I am going to look for the Santa Stew. I know she will absolutely love it.

  48. Carrie December 26, 2015 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    I really want to try htese. With all of the recalls and issues with so many popular dog treat brands, I have been looking for some new suggestions. I hope my girl likes these!

  49. lissa crane December 27, 2015 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    This is such a great idea to include your pets as the family members that they are! It is the perfect way to let them in on the celebration too! I will definitely be adding this to our Christmas traditions for our best furry friends!

  50. Barbara Stoker January 1, 2016 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    I love this idea, we normally leave bird seed I put into a reindeer feed bag I made, so my son thinks it’s reindeer food. Love this idea

  51. denise smith January 3, 2016 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    my dogs would love these thanks for posting this

  52. Jo-Ann Brightman January 3, 2016 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    It is fun to share Christmas with our pets. I love the name Santa Paws that you use. My son and daughter in law hung up stockings for their 2 cats.

  53. Rana Durham February 8, 2016 at 1:32 am - Reply

    i love this. i like the ideas here. i think you can use these creativity more than christmas. thanks so much for the information.

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