I was very excited when Chewy.com wrote to ask if I would consider doing a product review for them. I love their service. I order the food I can’t get locally from them, and if it is over forty-nine dollars it ships for free! They also have an autoship program that I keep intending to looking into setting up but going online to order each time is so easy that I just haven’t felt the need to do it. By not having autoship it also allows me to go and look at all the other pet related items they carry.
Luckily, I don’t have to look for a new treat this month because we were asked to try out Orijen’s new freeze-dried treats. We received a bag of the Brome Lake Duck flavor to try. First, a little about the company. Orijen strives to use fresh, regional ingredients in all their dog foods. They just don’t go out and order beef-they want to know what farm the beef comes from. Their foods are manufactured in Canada, and they only use ingredients that have been deemed fit for humans. This is much different from many pet food companies out there. The freeze drying processes combines pressure and below freezing temperatures to vaporize the water out of the food. Honestly, when you see it written out it sounds a bit like science fiction.
So, I hope you can see why I was excited to try these treats. First, I didn’t know Orijen was making freeze-dried treats! Second, with a company so committed to quality I feel really good about having the girls try them. Third, since I know Chewy.com carries them-I can have them delivered right to my door!
These freeze-dried treats were a hit with all three girls! I mean, its pure duck meat and duck liver so I’m not sure it is possible for them to not like it. One thing I noticed right away are that these treats are soft and not chalky like many other freeze-dried treats we have tried. This makes them perfect to be able to be pinched in half. As you can see-they are just smaller than a quarter. They are only 7 calories a piece, so by breaking them in half they are the perfect training treat. They also have a strong smell. It isn’t a bad smell at all-just “meaty”. My current foster, Molly, has a bit of hand shyness. This was the perfect treat to be able to toss to her outside in the grass because it was easy for her to find using her nose. I had honestly had a bit of trouble finding a good treat to use outside with her because of this very issue and had limited much of our training to indoors or concrete. Even picky Bella (who refused to have a picture taken) loved this treat. The final thing that is GREAT about these treats is many come as single ingredient varieties. This is perfect if your dog has allergies and needs to limit certain foods or if you need treats during an elimination diet.
I’ll be honest-I ordered a couple more bags of these treats before I had even finished the sample Chewy.com provided to me. This treat is “the one” for us. Grain free for my Daisy with allergies, something my picky-eater Bella enjoyed, and something my foster dog can find in the grass if my toss to her is a bit off. I feel good knowing it is coming from such a great company as Orijen.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a bag of Orijen’s freeze-dried treats from Chewy.com in exchange for my honest opinion.
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