We've joined the Event Barkers to help share Zuke's USA made products and company goals so I'll be introducing you to the brand and the treats they offer. I have to say not only was I impressed with the large box of full sized packages of treats we received to review but I was even more impressed with the story behind the company.
Zukes is hosting a giveaway with us for 15 full size bags of their popular, healthy treats this Friday, November 15th.
Who is Zukes?
It all started with one man and one dog. In 1995 Patrick Meiering was on a hike in the Colorado Mountains with his Labrador Retreiver, Zuke. Noticing Zuke had become exhausted, Patrick broke off a piece of his energy bar and tossed it to him. Zuke perked right up and the rest, as they say, is history!
Realizing pets need healthy, all-natural treats, Patrick set out to provide just that and a company was born. Zuke's is located in Durango, Colorado and all of the meat, fruit, and veggies are sourced from the USA with the exception of the rabbit and venison which come from New Zealand. Just like I do with my recipes, they test the "tastiness" of the treats by feeding them to their own pets and dogs at veterinary hospitals and humane societies.
The Hip Action treats are $8.99 for a 6 oz bag with three flavors to choose from: Roasted Chicken Recipe, Roasted Beef Recipe, and Fresh Peanut Butter Formula.
These moist, chewy treats given daily help maintain hip and joint function with 300mg of glucosamine, 50mg of chondroitin, natural eggshell membrane, and vitamins and minerals. The recommended dosage for small dogs under 46 lbs is 1 treat daily, medium dogs under 98 lbs is 2 treats daily, and large dogs under 138 lbs is 3 treats daily.
What Are The Ingredients?
(Beef, Chicken or Peanut Butter), Ground Rice, Ground Oats, Malted Barley, Gelatin, Maple Syrup, Vegetable Glycerin, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Cherries, Blueberries, Lecithin, Salt, Ground Sesame Seed, Alfalfa, Phosphoric Acid, Rosemary, Turmeric, Garlic Powder, Sorbic Acid (a preservative), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Egg Shell Membrane Meal, Chondroitin Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite.
The calories per treat are 29.8 calories for the peanut butter, 28.2 calories for the beef, and 26.6 calories for the chicken.
What Did Kirby Think?
Kirby gets a tiny handful of kibble in one of his interactive toys every morning. He watches me prepare the toy and then must sit before I place it on the floor. Each time he saw me place this treat inside one of the cups he immediately sat before being asked. He gave each flavor four paws up!
I love the idea of giving Kirby a daily treat that is beneficial for his body especially when it's so tasty and not in a pill form I would have to coax him to eat. Keep in mind this is not really a treat but a healthy supplement in the form of a treat.
Disclosure: We were invited to join the Event Barkers to help share Zuke's products and goals. We received these products to review and were not compensated in any other way. Our opinions are solely based on our experience with the product and knowledge of the company which we approve.