All dog owners know one of the best ways to reward your pet is with treats. At a young age, pups are trained if they listen to their owners, they get rewarded. Whether that is a delicious treat, loving pets or being told they are a good boy.
As they get older, you can expand outside of dog treats with things like antlers, dental chews, cow ears and other yummies for your pooch. I am not saying that training treats aren’t good to keep on hand; no matter how old your pup is; they might need some positive reinforcement every now and then.
At six years old, our dog still goes bananas when he knows he is getting a treat. However, they are still an excellent reward for good behavior, or in our case, he always gets one when we leave the house. In our minds, it helps him cope with the fact that he is being left alone and might be tormented by the cat while we are gone.
We are always on the hunt for quality dog chews and treats for him to enjoy. Over the past six years, we have tried tons of different brands and types of treats, but recently we tried some from Pawstruck and thought they were worth a full in-depth review!
What is Pawstruck?
Kyle Goguen founded Pawstruck, and as you can imagine, he is a major dog lover. As a new puppy owner, he realized everything was a chew toy, and his dog needed something besides his carpet to gnaw on. However, the pet store was filled with treats loaded with artificial ingredients and words he could not pronounce. So he tried to find all-natural pet treats with limited ingredients and came up with a few costly options, so he decided to venture on his own and create the perfect dog treats he’d been searching for.
Pawstruck products are made in the USA. Not only are they filled with healthy ingredients for your pups, but they also focus on reducing their carbon pawprint. They work towards using every part of the animal, so nothing goes to waste, operate as a small and mighty team, offer eco-friendly packaging and work in an energy-efficient warehouse. Their focus helps the environment and keeps your pup happy and healthy, which is a win-win in our book.
What Ingredients does Pawstruck use?
As my veterinarian aunt always says, you either pay for it in the dog food (or treats) or pay for it in the vet bills. No matter how you slice it, just like humans, dogs need all-natural and nutritious ingredients in what they eat, or they will ultimately have health issues down the road. Pawstruck prides themselves on the all-natural and high-quality ingredients they use without sacrificing any flavor.
You will not find the ingredient lists packed full of artificial ingredients or additives you can’t pronounce. Instead, the ingredients lists have things like beef esophagus, lamb ears, beef muscle, potato flour, brown rice flour, cumin, peanut butter and more. Yummy!
They also offer a whole vegetarian line of dog treats if your pup has a sensitive stomach or is allergic to animal products. The Himalayan Yak Chew from the vegetarian line is one of my dog’s favorite treats!
Where can you Buy Pawstruck Products?
Pawstuck products are available online through the Pawstruck.com website and retailers like Amazon, Chewy, Target and Walmart. Their treats are good for small dogs and large dogs. For chewers, dogs that need help with dental health, dogs with digestion issues and even help with joint health.
Pawstruck has an entire line dedicated to wellness full of supplements, vitamins, anti-itch spray, shampoo and even our personal favorite palm balm. They also have hemp oil for anxiety and other grooming goodies made in the USA.
One of the best parts about ordering directly from Pawstruck is they offer a discount on larger quantity orders and subscriptions. So if there is something you know you want monthly, it is a great way to save a few extra bucks. Up to 15% off on larger orders can add up!
Pawpular Pawstruck Goodies
Pawstruck has tons of different chews, treats, bones and bully sticks. But which ones are the best? Of course, every dog is different, and you will be able to tell pretty quickly if your pup doesn’t like his newest treat, but we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites.
There is nothing worse than dog breath. There are many joys of being a dog owner, but dog breath is not one of them. With the Daily Dental Chew Brush, you can forget about that stinky breath once and for all. These dog chews have less than 10 ingredients, which is very rare for a dental chew. Your furry friend also only needs one of these a day, but it does not entirely replace physically brushing your dog’s teeth. We wish!
The ridges and nodes on these chews help control plaque build-up and help with issues like inflammation, tooth loss and gingivitis, helping with overall oral hygiene. They are also great for pups with sensitive stomachs or allergies since they are made with such limited ingredients. So if you have struggled to find the perfect dental chew in the past, these might be the ideal solution!
Pricing: $15 per bag
- Helps fight plaque and tartar
- Less than 10 ingredients
- Large and small size options
- Easily digestible
- Corn, gluten and wheat-free
- Much better breath after eating
- Satisfies urges to chew
- “Best on the market”
- Love that they are an all-natural teeth cleaning treat
These might look a little funny if you have never given your dog cow ears before, but I can tell my dog thinks they are absolutely delicious. He is unphased by the shape and look of these treats. This single ingredient treat is made from beef ears and great for joint health. They have a shelf life of 36 years and come in packs of 20, 50, 100 or 200 ears.
One of the great things about these treats is you can give one to your dog every night and not have to worry about them packing on the pounds like other similar treats. There are no chemicals or artificial preservatives in them either, making them a tremendous high-quality option. With various shapes and sizes, they definitely take up some real estate in your cupboard, but your dog will be very thankful for a cow ear reward.
Pricing: $22.99 for 20 ears
- Lower in fat than pig ears
- Don’t splinter
- Healthier alternative to rawhide
- Easily digestible
- Ears vary in size; you can’t select only ordering bigger (or smaller) ears
- Perferct rawhide alternative
- Good for small and large dogs
- Lamb ears might be better for smaller pups
I have never met a dog that doesn’t like bully sticks. And the 7- Inch Braided Bully Sticks are no exception. The long-lasting chews are the perfect bully sticks because they are 100 percent beef pizzle and made with three different bully sticks braided into one treat. It is basically like a bully stick variety pack of roast beef.
They come in packs of 5, 10, 20, 40 or 80 braids and are great for multiple dog households. With hours of chewing potential, your dogs will be occupied much longer than your average dog bone and are a great treat to give your dog before you leave the house, especially if they struggle with anxiety.
Pricing: $25.16 for 5 braids
- Low-calorie dog treats
- Single-ingredient treat
- Stress and anxiety-reducing treat
- High protein
- low odor
- Keeps dogs busy for hours
- Low to no odor
- Great for keeping puppies out of trouble
- Easily digestible
If you are looking for a tasty treat packed with protein, the Beef Jerky Joint Health Treats are the perfect snack for your doggy. The Pawstruck jerky is made with one single ingredient, beef esophagus. It might be hard to believe there is nothing else added to this natural dog treat, but that single ingredient packs a big punch.
These jerky strips come in packs of 15, 35, 100 and 150 and have a shelf life of 36 months.
Pricing: $17.19 for 15 strips
- Great for joint health
- Made from free-range & grass-fed beef
- Single-ingredient treat
- Contains chondroitin – great for joints
- Great for all sizes of dogs
- Dogs come running when they hear the package open
- Lots of reorders/subscriptions
- Love the quality and healthy aspect
- Great for older dogs
- Almost 900 5-star reviews
I mentioned the Monster Himalayan Yak Chew earlier, but if my dog could pick a favorite on this list, I know for a fact it would be these.
He has had a few different yak chews over the years, and they are always massive. But this one is even more massive, probably the biggest one on the market that we’ve seen so far. Pawstruck offers their chews in packs of 1, 5, 10, 25 or 50. They are made with lime juice, cow and yak milk and salt; remember, these are vegetarian treats!
I definitely recommend keeping an eye on your pup while they eat this big honker. Our dog tends to break off smaller pieces, and they can be sharp and dangerous if swallowed.
Pricing: $16.99 for one chew
- Shelf life of over 3 years
- 100% natural
- No odor
- No preservatives
- Gluten & Grain-free
- Great for dental health
- Great chew for large dogs
- Only chew that lasts more than a few minutes
- High-quality for an affordable price
Dog lovers can rest assured that any treat from Pawstruck will leave their pup happy and their tummy healthy. Their products are great for dogs of all ages, and you can feel good about buying their products knowing they are consciously thinking about how to help mother earth every step of the way!
Pawstruck wants you and your pup to be completely satisfied with their treats and chews, so if something doesn’t work out within 30 days, you will get your money back. But with all of their pawsome products out there, I think there will be at least a few every pup will enjoy!
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