Anytime you adopt a new dog you’ll want to make sure dog treats are on your new dog checklist for training purposes and to show your dog how much you love them. With so many brands on the marketplace it can be a daunting task choosing what to buy though. Luckily I have compiled a list of the best store bought treats and a list of homemade recipes if you’d prefer to make your own.
One of my recommendations for store bought treats are Newman’s Own Premium Dog Treats which come in an assortment of flavors. In this Newman’s Own premium dog treats review I’ll cover a little information on the company that makes these treats, a description of the treats themselves, their ingredients, whether our husky Aura approves, and finally where you can buy them should you decide to.
About Newman’s Own, Inc.
According to their official website, Newman’s Own is actually a food and beverage company that was founded in 1982 and is owned by the Newman’s Own Foundation, a non-profit organization that gives 100% of its profits to charities. You may be familiar with their famous salad dressing which was the first product produced when founder Paul Newman started getting requests for the delicious homemade recipe after he gave bottles out as a Christmas present to neighbors one year.
The company eventually expanded into other product lines including dog treats and dog food. One of the best parts of purchasing these treats is knowing that they are sourced from quality, organic ingredients and that all the profits are going to go to charities. Owner Paul Newman unfortunately passed away in 2008 but this great man’s legacy lives on and as of 2017 his foundation has raised over $500 million for those in need.
Newman’s Own Premium Dog Treats
Newman’s Own Premium Dog Treats are biscuit type treats that come in two different sizes, small or medium. The small sized treats are 1″ wide and the medium sized treats are 1.5″ wide. They also come in four different flavors; Cheese, Chicken, Peanut Butter, and Turkey & Sweet Potato. We bought the medium-sized treats as they come in adorable little heart shapes that can easily be broken in half to last longer.
These treats come in 10 oz bags which is a decent size for treats. There is a little air at the top which is normal and there are approximately 60 treats, or 120 halves, in the bag itself. The packaging has a ziploc feature so you can easily reseal them, preventing your dog from knocking it over to get into them (although they may chew through it). They have a pleasant aroma that is similar to cookies.
The only con to these treats is that because they’re biscuits they are crumbly so your husky may make a mess on the floor or you may get a package that has been roughed up a bit and has lots of broken pieces or crumbs. We purchased ours on amazon and I’m happy to report that there were only a few broken pieces in our bag.
Newman’s Own prides itself on using high quality, organic ingredients. They avoid using wheat and corn which are two ingredients that should be left out if possible when selecting dog treats. It’s good to see that the main ingredient of each (Turkey, Cheese, Chicken) is one of the first on the list which means it is very prominent in the recipe. Many other treats use artificial flavoring that appears near the end of the ingredients list meaning there is less of it in the product.
Ingredients: Organic Barley Flour, (Turkey / Cheese / Peanut Butter), Cane Molasses, (Organic Sweet Potatoes), Organic Carrots, Organic Apples, Chicken Fat, Rolled Oats, Rosemary Extract.
Does Aura Approve?
It’s safe to say that our husky Aura approves of Newman’s Own Premium Dog Treats. We keep her treats all on the top of a bookshelf and when we first gave her one of the biscuits she spent 10 minutes sitting at the bottom trying to figure out a way to get up there. We’re going to have to anchor the bookshelf to the wall now for fear she is going to try to get up there while we’re not looking and bring the whole thing down!
As mentioned before the biscuits do crumble so when using them for training you have to give her a minute to chew and lick the crumbs off the floor in between commands, but she seems to really enjoy them which I’m very happy about.
Should You Buy Them For Your Husky?
Now that you know a little about the company Newman’s Own and their dedication to charity, the premium dog biscuits they sell and what flavors they come in, that they’re made from high quality organic ingredients, and that our husky Aura adores them, you can make an informed decision on whether you should buy these treats for your best friend. Should you decide to buy them amazon has all the flavors and both sizes at a great price.
Have you purchased any of Newman’s Own premium dog treats for your husky? Did they enjoy them? Let me know in the comments and feel free to leave your own review there as well!