Sojos Lamb & Sweet Potato Dog Treat Review
|February 15, 2014||Posted by amkuska under Product Review|
This morning we got a package in the mail from Chewy.com. For those who don’t know, Chewy.com is a wonderful little website where you can find a lot of uncommon brands you may not have readily available in your average grocery store. I am fortunate in the fact that I work at a lovely shop where everything dog-related I could possibly want is right at my finger tips, but I recognize that there are people out there not so fortunate. For those people, chewy.com is the place to go for your shopping needs.
You may note the box is upside down in the picture, but I loved the “Oh boy, a box!” written on the bottom, as I feel that is what the dogs are thinking when they see a package. This tells you how often boxes are for us in this household. I was followed by a trail of canines as I brought the box in and prepared to show them what was inside.
The box contained Sojos Lamb & Sweet Potato dog treats for our dogs to review.
At first we (er, I) were a bit doubtful about these treats. They are very hard and dry and shaped like the classic cheap-o bone-shaped dog biscuits that usually make me run for cover. The packaging advertises that they are grain-free however, and while the majority of this treat is not meat (lamb is sandwiched between garbanzo beans and sweet potatoes) the ingredients are all simple and nothing overtly toxic appears to be in them.
Further more, the packaging advertises that they are made in the USA, are GMO free, and the information sheet I got with the treats mentioned these are all human-grade ingredients. Personally I think that little detail should be stamped all over the package, because there is a huge difference between the quality of human grade and animal grade ingredients. I decided based on this information the dogs could try the treats. (The dogs were all very concerned the taste-testing would not happen. This is a very real concern as I tend to treat new foods as if they were bombs about to go off in their stomachs. After reading Food Pets Die For by Ann N. Martin, you’ll understand why. )
Rocco thinks everything that has organic matter in it is tasty. Unsurprisingly, he liked the treats. It is worth noting that the treats have a really nice scent to them. They smell a bit like peanut butter. I suspect if your dog likes peanut butter, they will like these treats.
(Sandy Pawz thought the other dogs were going to take her food and ate it before the shutter on my camera could close, capturing the moment. I’m not sure she actually tasted the treat, or knows if she liked it.)
Leia didn’t think they were worth bothering about, and let Sandy Pawz have hers also.
All in all, 3 out of 4 dogs liked these treats. None of the dogs who ate the treat were picky eaters. The picky one did not like the treats, so if you have a picky eater these treats may not go over well. That being said, my picky eater pretty much hates everything but raw and home cooked foods.
Based on this rigorous Rocco’s House test, I am going to go ahead and give this product the thumbs up. They are made out of edible ingredients, they were reasonably well received, and while I’d prefer more meat in the product they are FAR better for your dog than milkbones.
Thanks for reading this review, and thank you chewy.com for sending us this treat to try!