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 Z Filets are $6.99 for a 3.25 oz bag with three flavors to choose from: Grilled Chicken Recipe, Grilled Beef Recipe, and Grilled Venison Recipe. These are a soft chew rather than a dried jerky so they won't last long. However, the aroma is fresh and enticing. The individual pieces are large but can be easily torn into smaller pieces for training or if you just want to feed your dog less.
What Are The Ingredients?
I like what's in them, and more importantly, I like what's not in them! These grain free chews are made with 80% chicken, beef, or venison, potatoes, maple syrup, garlic powder, salt, phosphoric acid, rosemary, turmeric, sage, sorbic acid (a preservative), citric acid, and mixed tocopherols.
The calories per treat are 69 calories for the venison filets, 60 calories for the beef filets, and 55 calories for the chicken filets.
What Did Kirby Think?
To say Kirby loved them would be an understatement! I couldn't tell which flavor he likes best because the reaction was always the same. Becoming very excited he would go through his repertoir of every trick he knows hoping to perform the right one and then greedily devouring his chew.
I have to give these 4 paws and a wag! Because of the calories I would cut back on his meal serving amount for the day when he has one of these which I feel comfortable with knowing the amount of meat in them.
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.