I was given another opportunity from BzzAgent (have I told you guys all about them yet?) to review a product. This time, it was Purina Beyond Natural Dog Snacks. I have a 5-year-old pit bull who thinks she’s a miniature pinscher, and of course, she loves snacks. So I jumped at the opportunity to sample this product.
I was expecting a package of dog treats. What I received was 5 packages of dog treats, in different sizes, flavors, and types. What a lovely surprise! I don’t normally give Precious (I know, perfect name for a pit bull) treats on a daily basis. I work from home, and whenever I (quite begrudgingly) have to leave my house for some reason, I put her in her big ol’ crate and give her a treat or two. Lucky Precious. Let’s check out these treats.
These are all natural and grain free, crafted in Arkansas. Chicken is the #1 ingredient. There’s no corn, wheat, or soy. No poultry by-product meal. No added artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Based on my dog’s weight, the package says I should give her a max of 3 per day. They’re a pretty good size, so I think that’s an appropriate max for her. When I try to give her these, it’s like she thinks it’s a trick. Maybe they smell so good that she thinks she’s being bad by taking it. (If you drop food on the floor, Precious is the type of dog who will not even go near it until you tell her to.) But once I’m able to convince her that it’s okay, she enjoys the snack.
Man, writing about these treats is making me hungry. Is that weird? Oh well. These treats boast all of the same benefits as the chicken cutlets, also made in Arkansas. They smell good enough to eat, and Precious has no problem chowing down on these when I give it to her. I forgot to mention earlier that these packages are all resealable, so they can stay nice and fresh until I give them all to my pup.
Don’t want to give your dog fruit? Give him veggies instead! Swapping out the apples for carrots doesn’t seem to make a difference in desirability for Precious. They don’t smell as appetizing (to me), but apparently my dog is an equal opportunity chicken jerky eater. There’s a little bit of brown sugar in them, so I’m sure they have the right hint of sweetness to make them quite flavorful to the dog.
Unlike the others, these are made in Oklahoma. Chicken is still the #1 ingredient. The recommended max for Precious is 4 of these biscuits per day. I’d maybe give her 3, but 2 seems to appease her just fine. These packages all include an expiration date. I have until November of this year to give her all of the treats before they’re no longer super fresh. But if it takes you almost a years to give your dog a small package of treats, then either you have a very bad dog or you’re a bad owner. Just my opinion.
Is your dog more of a seafood lover? You’re in luck! Purina Beyond has an option for her too. These are similar to the chicken and barley recipe biscuits, but of course salmon is the #1 ingredient this time. They actually do smell fishy, in a good way. Man, now I want some baked salmon for dinner…
When I give Precious other brands of treats, she tends to go outside with them and then reappear a couple of minutes later. I used to think she was going outside to eat them, but then I discovered that she was hiding treats outside. I guess for a rainy day? She doesn’t do that with these. Each time I give her one of these Purina Beyond natural dog treats, she eats it on the spot. I haven’t noticed any unusual gas from her, and that’s a wonderful thing. Make sure you check out these natural dog snacks if you want a happy dog!