So, as most of you know, we have two big dogs the size of ponies. What you might not know, but what you might be able to guess, is they will pretty much eat anything. We’re talking people food, tennis balls, cat food, baby toys (they especially like Fisher Price Little People for some reason) and anything they find outside that isn’t nailed down. Occasionally they eat dog food.
They’d eat all day if we let them. Brutus, our black lab, may only have three legs, but he makes up for it in appetite. He’s the one we have to watch because he really will eat EVERYTHING. Scout, our pit bull mix, is a little more of a connoisseur when it comes to taste. Oh sure, he’ll be quick to snatch a strawberry when it gets dropped on the floor, but after tasting it, if he’s not really all that into it, he’ll leave it on the living room floor. But he’s always up for trying anything.
I mention all of this because our dogs were recently asked to review Freshpet Ready To Bake dog cookies (Dog Joy peanut butter and oatmeal flavor and Dog Nation oatmeal and cranberry flavor). Of course, when the e-mail was sent to me, it was kind of like a no-brainer that we’d try a new kind of dog treat. C’mon now. Our dogs are TANKS. Sure, we’ll try them.
Here’s the thing: Freshpet is dedicated to making healthy food for dogs and cats. But instead of just throwing some unpronounceable ingredient name on their packaging, they actually blend meats, veggies, fruits and brown rice together to ensure our furry friends get the necessary vitamins and minerals needed to stay healthy. Their baking process is ideal in the sense that it locks in natural moisture and juices to retain flavor and aroma. Wait, are we still talking about dog food? Freshpet is so focused on dogs and cats, that their methods of production sound a whole lot like what we silly humans do to cook a good meal.
And then there’s the cookies. Dude. Cookies for dogs. Peanut butter and oatmeal flavor and oatmeal and cranberry flavor. How can they not be good?
Here’s the scoop: Freshpet cookies–like human cookie dough–need to be refrigerated until used. But the baking process is totally easy. Since they are already formed into little cookies, all you have to do is pop them on a baking tray and throw them in the oven for about fourteen minutes.
After I took them out of the oven and set them on pot holders to cool, I noticed the troops were already starting to gather:
When the cookies had cooled, Both Brutus and Scout were definitely ready to check them out:
We gave Scout and Brutus one of each kind to try. One at a time. And the whole snack time was over within seconds. Seriously. These dogs vacuumed up these treats like we hadn’t fed them in days (I swear we do feed them). Even our sometimes picky Scout didn’t even seem to chew these cookies. Just down the hatch they went. I think they might have thought we were giving them people cookies, which is great because that means we can give them a healthy treat designed for them and they will think they’re getting a super-special treat. Everybody wins!
Where can you get these awesome dog cookies and other Freshpet products? Check out their store locator, here. Or maybe you’re interested in learning more about Freshpet; check out their website or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.