Top 6 Pawsome Dog Treats We’d Totally Try
We’re blown away by all the new dog treats hitting the pet store shelves. They look so yummy – who can blame us for wanting to taste test them?!
Variety is the spice of life, so when it comes to your dog’s dinner, why is he getting the same old, same old, day in, day out? For your foodie furball (c’mon, when it comes to Fidos and food, they’re all connoisseurs, aren’t they?!), here are six pawsome dog treats we’d totally try. And when we say we’d try them, we mean it (well, not #5 – read on and you’ll see why). They’re delicious and nutritious, even by human standards. Check these out, and please – try to keep your drooling to a minimum.
Buddy Pops: Buddy Pops are 100 percent edible, 100 percent natural and 100 percent delicious. The lollies come in five lip-smacking flavors with scrumptious names to boot, like Lick-orice Lushes, Peppermint Breathe, Coconut Carob Crunchers, Banana Barkers and Pawsitively Peanut Butter. These pops are packed with good stuff like oats, fruit, chia seed, bran, honey and more – not a trace of wheat, corn, soy or rawhide. They retail for $2.95 each. (Buddy Pops)
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Mr. Barksmith’s Cool Treats: In the dog days of summer, nothing cools off your hot dog like Mr. Barksmith’s Cool Treats. These frozen smoothies come in drool-worthy flavors to beat the heat – like Pina Colada! And while they sound decadent, they’re actually low calorie and vegetarian, and thus, totally guilt-free! Adding to this already sweet treat, if you buy in bulk you’ll get a delish deal – $39.95 for 24 cups; $79.95 for 54 cups; or $118.68 for 92 cups. (Mr. Barksmith’s Cool Treats)
Canna-Biscuits for Dogs: When your pooch has a hankering for baked goods, Canna-Biscuits for Dogs will quell the craving. These munchies are made with hemp (no, it’s not that type of cookie…) and come in flavors like Maple Bacon, Turkey & Cranberry, Pumpkin Pie, Banana Nut and Apple & Carrot. Priced from $16.49 for an 8-oz. bag, all we can say is “mmmmmmmm…” (Canna-Pet)
Brew Bones: Because your dog needs to wet his whistle too, the geniuses at Brew Bones have harnessed the goodness of beer, in biscuit form! Brew Bones recycles the spent grains leftover from the brewing process (no alcohol or hops), reusing them in its beer-flavored, alcohol-free products for pooches. Pale Tail and Snout Lickin’ Stout are all served up with organic and top quality human-grade ingredients. Cheers to that! Get them for $9.95 per 8-oz. bag. (Brew Bones)
Bullwrinkles Bully Sticks: Bullwrinkles Bully Sticks are a great alternative to rawhide, which is made from the inner layer of cow or horse hides, and can pose risks for contamination, digestion and choking. Bully Sticks come from a source a little further south – called “pizzle.” That’s right folks, real-deal bull and steer penis! While they may not exactly sound appetizing to your palate, your dog will love these high-protein, low-fat chews. Bully Sticks come in a range of sizes (from small “nibbs” to five, eight, 12 and 18 inchers, to braids and pretzels). Price points vary based on stick and quantity. (Bullwrinkles)
Himalayan Dog Chew Yaky Charms: For the pooch with more exotic tastes, have we got something for you! Inspired by an ancient cheese-making method from the far-off Himilayas, come Himilayan Dog Chew Yaky Charms. These 100 percent natural, popcorn-like snacks are made using yak and cow milk, salt and lime juice – no additives or preservatives. Handmade from a Wisconsin State farm to your dog’s dish, all you have to do is microwave ’em for about a minute, pop ’em, cool ’em, let your dog loose and watch ’em disappear! (Himalayan Dog Chew)
Lydia McNutt is an award winning writer, editor, blogger and proud mama of three of the fur-babies: her two cats, Phoebe and Brewster (who think they are dogs,) and her 90-pound yellow lab, Fred – the biggest lap dog you’ll ever meet. When her head’s not in a cloud of fur, you’ll find Lydia chasing her toddler through the neighborhood, reading a good biography, or writing about… Well, you’ll just have to read more of Lydia’s articles to find out!