Posts Tagged ‘treats’
Remember back when I posted about these Greenies Pill Pockets? Well, I invested in a bag of the Roasted Duck and Pea Formula, which they call their “Allergy Formula,” so that I can give Lulu some pills at night. I got the capsules, but they also have a tablet size.
The bag was somewhere around $8, which I thought was a little high, but I’m sure you could get them on sale or use a coupon. Certainly not a product you would want to purchase if you give your dog a pill once or twice a day every day all year long. However, these are great for when you need to give your dog some medicine for shortened periods of time.
Andrea over at Bocce’s Bakery sent me some of her Grandma’s Apple Pie snacks for my puppies. They’re a really good size for my dogs — not too big yet satisfying enough. Not much I can say about the bone-shape except that I still find it adorable even though it’s pretty played out.
The ingredients: organic oat flour, local NY organic apples, local NY clover honey, fresh ground organic peanut butter, and organic non-fat yogurt. Sounds like something I would have for breakfast. I like that they don’t have too much grain in them and that she uses local ingredients. And PB. My dogs, like most dogs can’t get enough peanut buttery goodness.
Ma Snax treats are handmade in Sonoma, CA by founders and professional chefs Mary Ellen Oertel and Ray Masnack (get it — masnack, ma snax?). Would you believe that Mary Ellen is originally from a town only a few towns over from where I live? Small world.
Mary Ellen sent me a sampling of Ma Snax’s some yummy treats to check out. When I opened each bag, it was like opening a cookie jar. I kid you not, these smell delish. And, the Double Pumpkin Happiness treats smell so good that I almost took a bite of one, but then realized that my dogs were staring at me. I bet if you took that recipe and added sugar you’d have pumpkin sugar cookies…or maybe not because I’m no baker! But don’t get me wrong — these aren’t junk food. All of the guilt-free ingredients are organic, all-natural, and/or whole grain, and these snacks are made with cage-free eggs. Perfect for any dog’s diet.
This week, my dogs started to show some signs of allergies again: red, raw ears, bumps above the eyes, lots of scratching. We have been giving them antihistamines, and they don’t take pills easily. In fact, it’s a big PITA. Beans is worse than Lulu — he spits it out no matter what. I wish we had some of these Greenies Pill Pockets on hand, it would make it a lot easier. They need to make these in veggie, white fish or duck. They make them in duck flavor! I’m going to grab some of these this weekend and let you know how they work out.
Big Daddy Biscuits are handpressed all natural dog biscuits made in Georgia. The company started when biscuit maker Lauren found an American Bulldog (like Lulu!) wandering around the streets of Atlanta. Now known as Big Daddy, because of his life on the streets and malnourishment, he developed toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection that causes blindness. After nursing Big Daddy back to health, together he and Lauren (AKA “Big Mama”) make some seriously tasty biscuits, according to Beans and Lulu.