Chewy’s February Surprise!
For the month of February, Chewy sent us Vet’s Choice Health Extension Small Heart-Shaped Dog Treats.
The product claims to be made of free-range chicken which is their #1 ingredient. No rendered animal fats, glutens, added sugar, Ethoxyquin, or BHT, corn, wheat or soy. It is a gluten-free recipe and made without any artificial preservatives, flavors or fillers.
I was not sure what Ethoxyquin was so I decided to look it up. According to wiki, “Ethoxyquin is a quinoline-based antioxidant used as a food preservative in certain countries and a pesticide to control scald on pears after harvest. It is used as a preservative in some pet foods to prevent the rancidification of fats.” After reading up on it, I am not sure why a company would decide to use this as a preservative especially when there are natural preservatives available to replace it. But this is something that I will look out for. It’s always important to read labels and research questionable ingredients.
The treats came in a one pound bag which was a nice amount for the price. They are small which make them great for training and are heart-shaped making them so appropriate for Valentine’s Day.
I gave a treat to both Ginger and Lucy our special guest for the week and they both loved the taste. They are so small that I gave them extras. I would give these treats a definite A+ for flavor since both Ginger and Lucy loved them.
I always question why company’s state things like no animal fat or a particular meat being the first ingredient. Many of them will then list on the ingredient list fats, as well as, chicken meal etc. This product does seem to have a lot of probiotics listed on the package which is good for the digestion. I would definitely purchase these, they are after all treats and like any other treat should be given in moderation.
I also love that they are heart-shaped so we will definitely be sharing them on Valentine’s Day with our canine neighbors! Below is the nutritional Information for the product.
Ingredients include Organic Chicken, Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Chicken Fat, Lamb Meal, Fish Meal, Flax Seed, Brewer’s Yeast, Nutradrops (Natural Barley Malt, B1, B2, B6, B12, Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic, Astragalus, Ginger).
418 KCal/cup 3678 Kcal/kg
If you are interested in purchasing these and trying them for yourself you can purchase them here
*Disclaimer: I received this item free of charge from Chewy.com in an exchange for my honest review.