March was National Nutrition month for us humans, but it is just as important to maintain your pets’ nutrition as well. Alaska (and Oreo) had the chance to test out Barkworthies’ two new all-natural, single ingredient treats that are perfect in supporting optimal nutrition:
- Cod Skin Fillets – single-ingredient (cod skin), over 50% pure protein.
- Salmon Skin Roll-Ups – made up of layers of salmon skin folded together and gently dried.
Being that dogs are primarily carnivores and cats are obligate carnivores, protein is the key ingredient in a balanced diet; along with other vitamins and minerals, such as Omega-3’s and collagen, that provide vital nutrients that they need to thrive.
Barkworthies believes that simpler is better. Their tagline – “Naturally Healthy. Naturally Happy.” – reinforces the brand’s founding ideals and continued commitment to quality. They currently offer over 200 products spanning from antlers and bones to exotic chews and treats. The best part in my opinion, is that all Barkworthies products are 100% digestible and contain no additives, chemicals or preservatives of any kind. Each is made with the highest quality, most wholesome ingredients available for pets to naturally enjoy.
Our first product that the furry kids got to sample was the Barkworthies Cod Skin. Once out of its packaging, each cod skin was similar in size and consistency. Our first impression was the strong whiff of fish we smelled as soon as I opened the bag, but in their eyes, the smellier the better! Both Alaska and Oreo came running to me to get some of these cod skin fillets.
The texture is dry, but a bit oily if handled and soft and also chewy. They easily tear into smaller pieces, which makes it very easy to treat Oreo. Alaska on the other hand takes them any way she can get them – whole or in smaller pieces. Alaska took her chew in her mouth and ran to her bed to savor it while Oreo happily munched away on the bite-sized pieces I cut up for him in his bowl. Because of the versatile nature of this treat, you can feed as a chew or a training treat.
These treats, or chews as I think of them, are packed with beneficial vitamins and minerals such as collagen and Omega-3 fatty acids which can help both dogs and cats maintain a healthy skin and coat. The healthy fats in the fish skins are good for the heart and can help boost immunity.
Our second product was the Barkworthies Salmon Skin Roll-Ups. These thick jerky-like sticks are layers of salmon skin folded together and then dried to perfection, creating a chewy and healthy treat that are as good for your pet as they are delicious. Because they are single-ingredient, they are rich in protein and healthy fats that are good for the heart and can help boost immunity.
These roll-up sticks were more crunchy in texture. Because they are thicker than the cod skin fillets, I prefer to break them into smaller square pieces for Alaska and Oreo to enjoy. They also came in a 2-pack so they will last you longer if you break them up and feed intermittently. I think both the kids enjoyed these salmon treats a little better than the cod skins just because of the dense flavor and crunchy texture.
I normally add fish oil to Alaska’s daily meals, but having the minerals and vitamins from the whole, natural source is a better alternative. Barkworthies has really delivered two great new additions to their line of natural, wholesome dog treats that I highly recommend to any health-conscious pet parent!
As a lot of you already know, I absolutely love truly all-natural, limited-ingredient, protein-rich, and unprocessed food and treats for my furry children. I take pride in feeding them the best I can offer them, because their health and nutrition is my foremost priority. I am very pleased to say that Barkworthies is a company that I have come to love and support after having tried a variety of their treats and chews. Both Alaska and Oreo love their products, and I feed them with a guilt-free conscience knowing that I am giving them only the best.
Disclaimer: All the opinions expressed in this review are exclusively my own. I received these complimentary products in exchange for my honest review.