We own a 6 year old Silky Terrier, and my husband really spoils her rotten. Especially when it comes to feeding her and giving her people food. Now she begs all the time and I find it very annoying. Because he gives her whatever she wants, she has turned into a very fussy eater. My husband gives her a treat, such as a dog biscuit, every time he leaves the house. These not only get expensive, but giving them as often as he does is unhealthy for a small dog. So I started making my own dog biscuits, since I could make them any size I wanted, and I could make them thin. Because our Silky eats canned dog food (another issue we disagree on), her teeth are not in the best shape, and she has problems eating biscuits. Making her own biscuits small and thin was the perfect solution, except for the fact that I grew weary of baking them and they would go moldy before she finished a batch. Then I started freezing some to prevent that problem.
That all changed when I visited my local Pet Zoo Pet Store a few months ago. I found a one pound container of small sized dog biscuits that looked like the perfect size for a toy breed, particularly our Silky Terrier. Knowing how fussy she is when it comes to dog treats, I had my suspicions that I might be throwing my money away, but I wasn’t. These are wonderful treats that our dog absolutely loves!
The canister is made of clear plastic, with a wide mouth top measuring 4″ in diameter. It’s easy to see what these biscuits look like. I dislike buying dog treats from a box since I can’t actually see them. Many times they are larger than the picture on the outside of the box, and simply are not suitable for a small dog.
These Dyna-Bones are very small, they measure 1 1/4″ long and 3/8″ wide. They have the two notches at each end making them look like the typical dog bone. The container has several large bay leaves packed inside with the bones. They are made by Solid Gold Health Products for Pets. Here’s what I love about these dog biscuits:
* There is no added sugar
* No preservatives
* No added animal fat
* No animal by-products (heads, feet, etc. that the slaughter houses don’t want)
* They are all natural
* Made with quality ingredients
Oatmeal, barley, spelt, olive oil, blueberries, cranberries, apples, flaxmeal, vanilla, tomatoes, alfalfa, ginger, broccoli, green tea, fenugreek, lutein, astazanthum, rutein, quercetin, carnosine, alpha-lipoic acid, vitamin E tocopherols.
Doesn’t that sound like something humans would eat? Those ingredients are just amazing! And our dog is a huge vegetable and fruit lover!
Crude Protein: 13%
Crude Fat: 6%
Crude Fiber: 1%
Calories: 8 per treat
About The Company:
Solid Gold was one of the first pet food companies (in the US) to make all natural foods for pets. They were not involved in any way with the recent pet food recalls, and their pet foods are made in the United States, and all but three of the ingredients they use are from domestic sources. Although the biscuits don’t have any chemical preservatives in them, they have a shelf life of one year.
I can honestly tell you that our fussy little dog absolutely LOVES these dog biscuits. She eats them immediately when they are given to her. Another brand that we tried was also made by a very reputable dog food company, but she wouldn’t eat them, even when they were broken up for her. She would either walk away and leave them there, or hide them around the house. We’d find them later in a number of unsuspecting places – uneaten.
These really are quite cheap. I paid only $6.25 for the one pound tub, and there are a LOT of biscuits in it. The larger 2.5 pound tub is available for $14.64.
If you are not sure where to find these treats, you can visit the manufacturer website: www.solidgoldhealth.com, and punch in your zip code. A list of stores in your area can be found. They are sold at Petco, dog groomers, the S.P.C.A., and other specialty pet food stores in our area.
I am thrilled with the fact that not only does my little dog love and enjoy these so much, but they are good for her. They are so small, that I don’t worry about giving her too many calories. They are thin enough that she can break and chew them with her teeth easily. AND they are a very healthy snack to feed to her!
Many pets today have allergies to wheat. Solid Gold uses Spelt instead of wheat flour. Spelt doesn’t cause the sensitivities that wheat can trigger, and it is a very ancient and nutricious food, being an excellent source of vitamin B2, manganse, niacin, thiamin, and copper. Olive Oil has been said to be very helpful for people with arthritis and is a great antioxidant. Cranberries are great for urinary tract health and some say they help fight bacteria that can cause bad breath. Blueberries are another great antioxidant. Alfalfa contains natural enzymes and antioxidants. Quercetin is good for the immune system (I take this myself for allergies!). Carnosine is great for the muscles, eyes, skin, nervous system and the digestive system. Fenugreek is helpful for removing excess mucous as well as being used for flavoring. Ginger is good for upset stomachs and arthritis. Green Tea is getting wide coverage these days as a tonic for good health.
All of the ingredients are beneficial and high quality. The container has a shelf life of one year, so there is no need to worry about any spoilage. I can’t imagine using any other dog biscuit for my dog, these are great and the best part is that she approves of them. It’s so nice to feed her something so healthy and have her love it! The company knew what they were doing when they made these bones so small and easy to chew. If you have a toy breed, I highly recommend you take a look at Solid Gold Dyna-Bone.