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My pup LOVES them, but I find them a little too smelly!

  • Nov 29, 2008
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I only wish I had a digital camcorder so that I could have done a video review of this product, because my 11-month-old Shih Tzu pup, Missy, goes quite bonkers for these treats! I have been using them as training treats (cut in 2-3 pieces) and it is safe to say she is motivated to do what I ask because she wants that beefy bite! In fact, she often gets SO excited and consumed by the thought of getting the treat that it is hard to get her to pay attention to my commands!

The good:
1. Made in the USA without by-products, gluten or artificial flavors/colors.
2. First two ingredients are BEEF and CHICKEN! (USDA inspected, too!)
3. A % of profits go to help animals at local charities.
4. Missy LOVES them!

The not-as-good:
1. They use natural smoke flavor in the treats and it is VERY STRONG. It hit me like a ton of bricks when I opened the bag. I have to immediately wash my hands after giving Missy the treat or else she will continue to pester me because she thinks I have more treats in my hand. Plus, I just don't want to go thru my day smelling like that!
2. Though I haven't eaten one myself, I get the sense that they may be a bit too salty. Missy often heads to the water bowl right after she's had one of these treats, and she never does that with her other treats (granted, though, her usual treats are a biscuit-type treat vs. a meaty-type treat).

The day the treats arrived from amazon, another box arrived at the same time. When I brought both boxes in the house, I told Missy that one of the boxes was for her. She immediately honed in on one box, sniffing madly, and when I opened it, sure enough, it was the dog treats! The natural smoke flavor, no doubt.

All in all, I'm very happy that it's a good quality treat and that Missy loves them, but the smoke smell is just a bit too much. Hence, 4 stars vs. 5.

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Dogs' unconditional love and loyalty add so much to our families. People with dogs even live longer because of the love and interaction our four legged friends bring us. For all they give us, we believe they deserve the best we can give in return. That's why we’re raising the bar in the world of dog treats by using high-quality ingredients good enough for people, but specially formulated for dogs. And we adhere to the strictest manufacturing practices, making our treats right here in the USA with real meat that’s been USDA inspected. All of which is done to ensure you get a treat you can trust and your dogs get a treat they’ll love. Because dogs bring so much to our family, we're doing everything we can to give back. That's why a percentage of our proceeds go to help four-legged friends at local charities.
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