Review: ZiwiPeak jerky treats

I don’t know about you, but we’re always on the hunt for high-quality, small-sized treats for daily training and practice. We’re perpetually working on leash reactivity, and so we try to always have some good reinforcement on hand to rebuild those neural pathways.

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Accordingly, we were delighted to try this offering from Chewy.com: ZiwiPeak’s Good Dog lamb jerky treats, which originate in New Zealand.

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These are 95% lamb and grain free, and they come in these tiny, lightweight little strips, which are just perfect for handing out and training on the go.

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A bag of these treats currently sells for $7.22 at Chewy.com.

Pyrrha and Eden were VERY excited as soon as I ripped that pouch open. They were ready to throw out any trick or behavior to get a taste, and these little treats certainly didn’t disappoint them.

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What have you been using for training tidbits lately? 

Disclaimer: We were provided with a bag of these treats in exchange for our honest review. We were not otherwise compensated, and we only review products that we genuinely recommend.

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Review: Purina Pro Plan Savor Tender Strips

As we settle back in to our normal life, the girls are pleased to know that we’re resuming some reviews of products from Chewy.com. We are not paid for our opinions, and we only review things that we feel comfortable about recommending. We are provided with a free sample and asked to write a review, which Pyrrha and Eden are only too happy to help with.

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This time, we got to sample Purina Pro Plan’s Savor Tender Strips.

This is a soft treat that is easily breakable into tiny bits, so even though the strips are big dog-sized (about 4″ to 5″ long), you could break them up into small pieces for training.

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We don’t feed Purina and haven’t been terribly interested in most of their offerings, to be honest, but I was pleased to see that lamb is the first ingredient in these treats.

A bag of the lamb and sweet potato treats currently sells for $5.99 at Chewy.com.

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The girls are trying to contain their excitement:

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(*Note that is a pinecone between them. Not something… untoward…)

They are big fans! I have been using broken-up pieces of these strips to entice Pyrrha while I apply some antibiotic spray to her in the morning (she has an ongoing minor issue), and it certainly helps distract her from any small unpleasantness.

Do you have a favorite type of treat that’s currently in rotation at your house? Do share!

In exchange for our honest opinion, we were provided with a bag of these treats from Chewy.com. I was not paid for my opinion, and I only feature reviews of products I am comfortable recommending to good friends.

Review: Dogswell Chicken Breast Jerky

The girls were REALLY excited to sample these chicken jerky treats by Dogswell.

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Check out the tongue action and the tail blur!

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These are great “special occasion” treats, but they are also easy to divide, if you want to make them last longer.

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The ingredients list, as you can see, is pleasingly minimal:

Chicken Breast, Vitamin E Supplement, Flaxseed, Vitamin A Acetate

A 5-oz. bag currently sells for $5.75 at Chewy.com, and there is also a 15-oz. and 32-oz. option.We will certainly be checking out more products like this from Dogswell. This is a high-quality product for high-quality pups!

Does your dog like jerky? Any particular brands you’re fond of?

Disclosure: We were provided with a bag of these treats from Chewy.com in exchange for our honest review.

Review: Primal Beef Liver Munchies

We were happy to receive another great product from Primal: their Beef Liver Munchies.

Primal Beef Liver Munchies | Doggerel ReviewI like using freeze-dried treats for training, because they are easy to break up into smaller bits and they are usually have a very short ingredient list. These treats from Primal fit those qualifications perfectly. In fact, the only ingredient is beef liver.

Primal Beef Liver Munchies | Doggerel ReviewAs an added bonus, the beef is raised in the United States and without antibiotics or added hormones. And the treats have no preservatives or added salt or sugar. Just pure beef.

As you can see, the Kitchen Vultures were very delighted to try them out:

Primal Beef Liver Munchies | Doggerel ReviewThese treats are currently on sale for $4.99 a bag at Chewy.com.

Do you use any treats from Primal? If so, what have you liked?

Disclosure: We were provided with a bag of these treats from Chewy.com in exchange for our honest review.

Review: Blue Buffalo Wilderness Trail Treats

This month, we got to try Blue Buffalo’s Wilderness Trail Treats in the turkey biscuit variety. The pups are always excited when they see/smell me breaking into a package from Chewy.

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These are hefty biscuits, and they make for a great occasional, special treat. (They are too sturdy to break up for training purposes, in my opinion.)

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The dogs were very enthusiastic about getting to try these biscuits, and Eden got to be our cute, eager-faced little model this time.

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Turkey is the first-listed ingredient, and the treats also do not contain any corn, wheat, or soy, which is always a great bonus in our book.

A 10-oz. bag of these treats is currently on sale at Chewy.com for $5.99.

Do you keep of a stock of “special occasion” goodies for the dogs? What are some of your favorite products?

Disclosure: We were provided with a bag of these treats in exchange for our honest review. All opinions are our own, and we don’t review products that we wouldn’t endorse to close friends and their pups.

Review: Primal Venison Lung Puffs

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We’re big fans of limited-ingredient treats over here, and so we were excited to try this offering from Primal: Venison Lung Puffs. (The name makes me laugh a bit. “Lung puffs” sound like what a baby dragon might do when learning how to blow smoke…)

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The treats are dehydrated and come in a variety of sizes and chips, but they are easy to break up (without excess dust or crumbs).

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I’m not sure if the dogs have had venison before, but they were BIG fans! This is purely anecdotal, too, but they really seem to go crazy for treats that are solo ingredient (i.e., just meat), much more than the ones that have grains or other fillers in them.

Ingredients list? Venison lung and ascorbic acid. You can’t really beat that!

Additionally, these treats offer:

  • Venison raised in New Zealand without antibiotics or added hormones
  • Single-source protein
  • No preservatives
  • Grain and gluten free
  • No added salt or sugar

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These treats are currently on sale for $6.99 a bag at Chewy.com. We will be adding these to our shopping list for future treat purchases!

Do your dogs eat limited-ingredient treats? If you don’t make them yourself, what are some of your favorite sources/brands for these kinds of treats?

Disclosure: We were provided with a bag of these treats by Chewy.com in exchange for our honest review.

Review: Minties and Skin & Coat Chews

The girls recently got to taste test two products from VetIQ: Minties Dental Treats and Skin & Coat Chews.

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If you’re one who uses other dental chews (like Greenies or Dentastix), Minties have some compelling advantages over those products—namely, their bones do not include wheat, corn, or soy. I’ve found that many dental chews tend to include these fillers, which certainly aren’t beneficial for dogs (or humans, for that matter).

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Eden was our tester for the Minties bones, and here she is sitting politely and waiting for her treat:

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The bag we received (for large dogs) had four bones in it. I had a hard time determining how much this bag sells for, so it’s difficult to assess how cost-effective these dental bones are, compared with its bigger-name competitors.

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The skin & coat chews are also generously sized and chewy treats, which Pyrrha definitely enjoyed. She was begging for more after her first taste!

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The skin & coat chews are wheat free and are also made in the United States. The fish oil (the omega 3 benefit advertised on the bag) are somewhat lower in the list of ingredients, however, so I’m not sure how potent that advertised benefit would be. Still, both dogs definitely enjoy these treats, and we’re happy with the ingredients list and the source. They’d also serve as generous-sized training treats.

Both products were a hit with the girls, and we were happy to be able to review them. Minties and the Skin & Coat Chews are available at Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Safeway, and other big-box stores in the United States.

Disclosure: The opinions in this article are my own. I do not work for, or with, any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them. I have a relationship with GigaSavvy, for whom I create original editorial content.