This Fall Dogswell introduced two new dog food products, Nutrisca Freeze Dried Dinner Bites and Vitality Jerky Bars. Since the Newfs have been enjoying other Dogswell treats now for years (the Happy Hips and sweet potato chews are their favorites), we jumped at the chance to test out these new varieties.
The first food the Newfies sampled was a raw, freeze-dried dinner called Nutrisca Dinner Bites. With ingredients said to resemble the raw diet a dog would naturally consume in the wild, including chicken or beef as the main ingredient <we tried the beef recipe>; chickpeas and peas (for protein, fiber and amino acids); plus antioxidant-rich foods (like apples, cranberries, flaxseed and vitamin E), these dinner bites are certainly a healthy diet choice. Containing no grains, no potatoes, and no fillers (meaning no tapioca), these bites were surprisingly appealing to my pups. Bear and Lucy seemed none the wiser that this food was “good for them” – they couldn’t stop drooling for them!
A bonus with these bites being in a raw state is that more nutrients are locked in (or kept intact), compared to what would otherwise be cooked out of similar foods.
In trying the Nutrisca bites, I sprinkled some of them over the dogs’ usual kibble, plus I added some water (to make sure the pups were drinking enough). The bites also made great night-time treats, getting all three Newfies upstairs in record time for bed!
Nutrisca freeze-dried dinner bite.
Front/left: Nutrisca bites; Back/right: Jerky bars.
The other product sampled was the Vitality Jerky. We tried the turkey version, (chicken and beef flavors are also available). In bar form, these treats are made with a fresh meat ingredient, along with premium fruits and vegetables (chickpeas, peas, cranberries, blueberries, apples, carrots, spinach, apricots and tomatoes) plus vitamins and minerals like flaxseed, vitamin A and vitamin E.
Once again, the Newfs happily sampled the goodies. My dogs can honestly be quite finicky, snubbing food and even refusing to eat at times. But these bars were an instant hit. Firmer than the dinner bites, these bars were great treats for stuffing in my pocket and taking on walks. I’ve never had so many attentive walking partners!
For more information on Dogswell Nutrisca bites and Vitality bars, click here.
Bear and Lucy sampling some dinner bites.
Bella and Lucy enjoying some treats. Note: All three dogs were standing together during these photos, but I could only seem to get two dogs at a time in frame! 🙂