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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-19-2014, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Training treats? Freshpet vital grain free complete Meals

Well, I took the boy, Moofie, to PetsMart for another puppy bath and brush prior to class today. And then spent the time they were working on him blowing my wad (not hard to do).

Anyway, I picked up a package of Blue training treats, and while the ingredients weren't thrilling, it was 4 ounces for something like 5.99, I was going to try it.

Then I got to this refrigerator in the middle of the store. I checked the treats, but then, I looked at the complete meal. The treats were longer and larger and the Chicken, Beef, Salmon & Egg recipe looked just the right size and much better in ingredients. $11.49 for a 1.75 pound bag. Geeze.

But then, I thought, it's a lot more stuff than that little container of Blue. I put that back.

The ingredients are as follows:
Chicken, Chicken Liver, Beef, Salmon, Eggs, Cranberries, Spinach, Peas, Vitamins and Minerals ( Calcium Sulfate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Iron Proteinate, Choline Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Pyridoxin Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite), Natural Flavors, Salt, Vinegar, Carrageenan, Inulin, Beta-Carotene, Dried Ground Pomegranate, Dried Ground Broccoli.

Protein 17% min, Crude fat 9% min, Crude Fiber 1% max, Moisture 65%.

We make all Freshpet Vital recipes in the Freshpet kitchens in Bethlehem, PA, using locally sourced ingredients.

80% Chicken, Chicken Liver, Beef, Salmon & Egg
10% Fruits and Vegetables.
0% grains and potatoes.

Complete and Balanced for all life stages.

It says to finish the contents within 7 days of opening.

Ok. Well, I would LOVE to feed this stuff for regular food but $11.49/day, x the number of dogs I have, that would be crazy expensive, but for training treats?

So 4.99 or 5.99 for 4 ounces of the Blue. Hmmm. So I decided to find something that was a little closer in size to this, and checked out a pretty large bag of Pupperoni. $11.99 for 710 grams. This stuff is $11.49 for 794 grams.

Ok, I'm cheating. After class I took the bag home, and filled sandwich baggies and froze it. So I could use it for the remainder of this class.

The stuff smells wonderful. I bought a little treat bag so it wouldn't be fouling my pocket. I had some trouble with that, but, whatever. Moofie LOVES it. And no sugar or maple syrup or artificial sweeteners to make it more appealing.

I guess I will no longer buy any pupperoni. I will buy this stuff, even if I have to use the bag in a week. You have to keep it in the fridge but that isn't a deal stopper for me. I mean, I don't let treats hang out in my pocket all day.

It's just neat that it is a treat Made and sourced in the US, that doesn't cost more than the Pupperoni. But it isn't called a treat of course. It is called a complete meal.

If you are looking for a good training treat, try this stuff.

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