I gotta be honest here. I like TREATS. Pretty much ALL treats, too. Look back at all of my reviews and you will see that I DID NOT REFUSE a single one. I may not have walked across water (or even the kitchen floor) for them, but I ALWAYS eat them.
So when Chewy.com sent me and Molly some Nature Variety Instinct treats (Duck and Sweet Potato), we
1. Since Pugs and Maltese often have allergies to certain foods, MY MOMMYS are always aware of what they are feeding me. Even when I developed a weird allergy to some food over the summer, it was an allergy to some REALLY GOOD AND LIMITED INGREDIENT FOOD! So these treats, being, Grain-free and gluten-free, are something MY MOMMYS would be comfortable giving both of us.
2. Big on our household food list is un-processed foods. Best foods being what we grow ourselves (I loves going out in the yard and chomping on the good apples from our tree). But if we choose to buy a packaged product, we look for All-natural ingredients. It's important for us to maintain our weight and our good looks.
3. Have you looked at the ingredients of off the shelf dog treats? They are filled with salts and sugars of all kinds. Who needs it? Not me. I get plenty from licking the FLOOR (Huh? Who said that? I don't lick the floor, Mommy. Really! I was just licking the air NEAR the floor). These Nature Instinct treats contain No added salt or sugar which means any sweetness or savoriness comes from the ingredients themselves.
4. These treats are also GOOD for my digestive tract cuz they are made with probiotics and prebiotics. Maybe Molly's too, I don't know. But they ARE GOOD for mine. I looked it up in WIKIPEDIA
The term "probiotic" originally referred to microorganisms that have effects on other microorganisms, a usage credited to Lilly and Stilwell (1965). Their conception of probiotics involved the notion that substances secreted by one microorganism stimulated the growth of another microorganism. The term was used again in 1971 by Sperti  to describe tissue extracts which stimulated microbial growth. The term probiotics was taken up by Parker in 1974  who defined the concept as, “organisms and substances that have a beneficial effect on the host animal by contributing to its intestinal microbial balance”. Later, the definition was greatly improved by Fuller in 1989, whose explanation was very close to the definition used today. Fuller in 1989 described probiotics as a "live microbial feed supplement which beneficially affects the host animal by improving its intestinal microbial balance". He stressed two important facts of probiotics: the viable nature of probiotics and the capacity to help with intestinal balance.
Prebiotics are non-digestible fiber compounds that pass undigested through the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract and stimulate the growth and/or activity of advantageous bacteria that colonize the large bowel by acting as substrate for them.
Sounds like a good reason to me to eat these treats!
What makes these treats even more special is the increased food value they have so everything is digested and used in the body so that skin, coat, etc are improved by continued use. At least that is what the website said http://www.naturesvariety.com/instinct. All I know is I am ONE FINE LOOKIN' PUG!
If you ARE what you EAT, then I am eatin' some GOOD stuff.
Disclaimer: Chewy.com did not pay me for this review. They supplied me the treats, free of charge, to try out and then give MY HONEST OPINION on. This is MY OPINION only.