Astrid far prefers soft and chewy treats over those that are hard and crunchy. And as for her intestines, she does best when given food and treats that are made from more natural ingredients that are reliable.
For these reasons, when I saw True Chews® Premium Jerky Cuts™ treats on the list for this month's Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program and read up on them, I was thrilled. These come in a variety of flavors, and I chose one of Astrid's absolute favorite flavors - sirloin steak.
Some of the best things about these treats are plastered right there on the bag. They are 100% natural, with 100% USA-sourced protein, and made in the USA. They contain no corn, wheat, soy, animal by-products, or artificial flavors or preservatives. These treats are just about as close to real meat as you can get, and they look it.
To be honest, I really had no doubts that Astrid would love these treats. She is a steak kind of girl. And these treats are soft, just the way she likes them. What's more, she could smell them before I even opened them up. She was even sweet and considerate enough to stalk me the entire time I did silly human things like photograph the bag.
With my taste tester ready and raring to go, I decided to get the true review underway. Sadly for Astrid, she still had to practice good dog skills and lie down and wait.
But when I gave her the okay, she was all over that treat. And she loved every second of it, so much so that she moved and bounced around so that catching a viable shot of her eating the treat simply wasn't written in the stars. The best I got was this dandy:
The serving size for these treats varies based on the size of the dog, and the recommendations are written on the back of the bag. According to this label, dogs over 50 lbs, like 65 lb Astrid, can have four treats. While I didn't give her that many, I didn't make her stop at just one. Honestly, how could I say no to this?
Don't worry, she was rewarded with that very treat right after this shot was taken. And the best thing is that even with multiple of these treats on board, Astrid's intestines are still happy as could be.
Disclaimer: As members of the Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program, we received True Chews® Premium Jerky Cuts™ sirloin steak treats as compensation in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are our own. We only review products that we believe will be of interest to our readers, and we never recommend a product that we do not believe in.
Our Tip of the Day:
Pet food companies are required to list ingredients in the order of weight contribution. Therefore, the ingredient that offers the most weight to the food must be listed first. Always keep this in mind when you are selecting food and treats for your furbabies. If you want a food that is truly more natural and meat-based, make sure that the first ingredient listed is indeed meat. Or, if you are selecting a vegetable-based food, such as for your pup, be sure that it is indeed the advertised vegetable(s) listed first. If you find by-products or other non-meat ingredients first or high up on a food's ingredient list, then that food is likely not a high-quality, meaty, natural food. Of course every animal and their human prefers and selects different kinds of foods, and for varying reasons, but it never hurts to check the label to see what is going into your furbaby's body when he or she eats.