Sunday, March 14, 2010

High Value Treats

You all know I am connoisseur of dog treats. I insist on high value and high quality. High quality ensures that my hounds feel well paid and are eager to put forth a good effort. It keeps them interested.

High quality is important because treats can become a large percentage of daily calories when you train seriously or regularly. Have you ever flipped over a package of Jerky Treats and read the ingredients?
Beef, Meat By-Products, Soy Grits, Sugar, Liver, Glycerin, Salt, Garlic Powder, Natural Smoke Flavor, Sorbic Acid (used as a preservative), Caramel Color, Citric Acid (used as a preservative), Natural Mixed Tocopherols (used as a preservative), Rosemary Extract.

Meat-By-Products? What kind of meat are we talking about? Roadkill? And then sugar? What the %$&#! And it must be bad if spell checker is picking out words like "sorbic" and "tocopherols". I much prefer real food.

Here is a good deal I found the other day. I bought a plain rotisserie chicken. I even had a $1 off coupon so it was only $3.99.

I threw away the skin and then picked off all of the meat and placed it into small plastic containers. I would have had more except I was a nice wife and let Stephen have the wings and legs. Reagan and Riley were big fans!