|Tiffy Tippy Toes, Guest Blogger|
Like I said in previous posts, Noodles has a BOUNTY of treats around her house. She has been MORE THAN generous by sharing said treats with ME, TIFFY. (She told me to write that in exchange for blog privileges.) The household treat choices often are - CARROTS, SWEET POTATO, PUMPKIN, ASSORTED ORGANIC DOG COOKIES, AND THEIR CHEWY.COM PICK OF THE MONTH!
Her human takes care to only give me the ones she knows my system can handle - like no chicken, no wheat, etc. She is pretty good about that.
This month Noodles and Molly are trying these interesting treats from Chewy.com called SOLID GOLD JERKY TREATS. Noodles wanted to try them because they are JERKY. Molly thought they were made of gold and that intrigued her. Their huMOM said she wanted to try them (ahem, have the DOG and PUGS try them) because the brand, SOLD GOLD, is generally thought to be a very good one.
Here are the FOOD STUFFS these treats are made of:
LAMB, Brown Rice, Oats, Lamb Meal, Tapioca Starch, Lamb Liver, Brown Sugar, Molasses, Salt, Garlic Powder,Cinnamon, Rosemary. Noodles's HUMOM is not too pleased by the Molasses (tasty but unnecessary sugar added) but at least it is a natural sugar with some nutritive value. The rest are A-ONE!
Here are the NOT-so-FOOD-stuffs: Glycerine (would be better if it was natural glycerine otherwise could be synthetic), Natural Smoke Flavor, Phosphoric Acid (emulsifier and color enhancer which is often used to cover up inferior foods), Potassium SorbatePotassium (A preservative. Most preservatives are better left out of food and Potassium Sorbate is no exception), Mixed Tocopherols, while being natural ingredients are nonetheless BY-PRODUCTS of vegetable oil production. That said, Mixed Tocopherols are a NATURAL anti-oxidant preservative.
According to Whole Dog Journal, top quality pet foods should NOT contain these and I am inclined to agree. We pugs have enough health issues without our treats adding to them!
I am surprised that SOLID GOLD, which has a holistic health care mission statement, would include the less than good ingredients. But they are low on the list so maybe it was a lesser of evil thing? I would feel better buying more in the future should these ingredients come out of the recipe.
But we liked them. . . . a lot.
NOODLES'S HUMOM has a few words to add -
The pugs especially liked this treat. The cat liked the treat. Molly the non-pug liked it just okay. BUT I did not like the feel of this treat (soft and pliable, like a rubber band) nor the smell (not quite natural). In very limited quantities I would serve this one. But that is about all. There are some other treats I would not hesitate to give to the girls; but this is not one of them.
*Not one of us were paid for our opinions. Nor were we FED specific opinions to include in this review. We were FED these treats, provided free of charge to us by Chewy.com for the SOLE purpose of gaining our honest opinion. This is our opinion and only our opinion.