Does your dog like fruity flavors? Is he or she on a limited diet due to food allergies? Then Zuke's Skinny Bakes dog treats may be just what he's craving!
Who Is Zuke's?
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 Skinny Bakes treats are $6.99 for a 12 oz bag with three fruity flavors to choose from: Peanut Butter N Banana Crunch, Cherry N Berry Crunch, and Pumpkin N Sweet Potato.
What Are The Ingredients?
Peanut Butter N Banana Crunch: Oatmeal, Pearled Barley, Rice Bran, Peanut Butter, Bananas, Potatoes, Oat Fiber, Cane Molasses, Oil Blend (Canola oil, Sunflower oil, Olive oil), Natural Flavor, Rosemary Extract, Mixed Tocopherols (a preservative).
Cherry N Berry Crunch: Oatmeal, Pearled Barley, Rice Bran, Oat Fiber, Cane Molasses, Berry Blend (Cranberries, Cherries, Blueberries), Oil Blend (Canola oil, Sunflower oil, Olive oil), Natural Flavor, Rosemary Extract, Mixed Tocopherols (a preservative).
Pumpkin n' Sweet Potato Crunch: Oatmeal, Pearled Barley, Rice Bran, Pumpkin, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Potatoes, Pea Fiber, Cane Molasses, Oil Blend (Canola oil, Sunflower oil, Olive oil), Natural Flavor, Rosemary Extract, Mixed Tocopherols (a preservative).
The calories per treat are less than 10 which is great for pudgy dogs who could lose a few pounds..
What Did Kirby Think?
Kirby wasn't crazy about these which didn't surprise me. He is very much a meat eater so usually I have to sneak fruits and veggies into his meals and treats. We then tested them with a neighbor's dog who joyously wolfed them down.
These meatless treats are a good choice for dogs with allergies to common proteins like chicken or beef who must eat novel proteins like rabbit, bison, or duck. There's also no wheat, corn, or soy.
The price is reasonable so I would recommend these for dogs that like fruity flavors or are limited as to what they can eat.
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.