*Farm Hounds Treats provided me with a complimentary sample to review, all opinions are my own
I walked into the office after the mail came to see Lily overly interested in a box. This seemed wildly suspicious because she has never paid any attention to the mail lady or the contents of her bag. Why this box? Why could I not get her to leave it alone?
As I walked across the room and beckoned her to come to me, she did not budge. This was THE box. The box that I was waiting for from Farm Hounds. Once I realized that it all made sense. So, I sniffed the box to see what was pulling her attention so tightly. Admittedly, all I smelled was cardboard but then again, I don’t have the sniffer of a dog.
Lily anxiously waited while I opened the box and with each new bag I pulled out, she grew more and more obnoxious! She wanted what she smelled!
After my very impatient Lily had her first bite, she was hooked! She has tried the pork heart and duck jerky so far and I have no reason to believe that she will love the others any less. So, Lily is a fan…but what about Lily’s mom (me)?
I am incredibly particular about what I feed Lily. She has allergies to so many things and we have had to keep her on a special diet because of that. I do not give her store-bought treats because of the ingredient lists. I have read the ingredient lists of all of the packages that we were sent.
The Turkey Gizzards ingredient list is 100% turkey gizzards. The Duck Jerky list is 100% duck. The Beef Liver list is, you guessed it, beef liver. You can see where I am going here. There are no hard to pronounce chemicals, additives or strange things included. The only package with more than one ingredient was the Chicken Treats and the list included chicken, chicken organs, chicken blood, chicken fat & chicken bone. I have processed my own chickens and I understand why all of these things would be listed on this package. You really would have a hard time separating them from each other during processing.
The ingredients are great! But what about the farms? How are these animals raised? How could I know? Simple! Look at the label on the product. Each product has a label that tells you what farm raised the animal for the product in the bag. For example, the chicken for the Chicken Treats came from Joyce Farms in North Carolina. I was able to go to their website, learn about their farming practices, animals raised, and how they raise them. After reading all about the farm, I am proud to support their farming practices as well as a company that would choose their product.
We are proud to work with family farms committed to raising animals free of added hormones, antibiotics, chemicals, and pesticides. – Farm Hounds Website
On my personal farm we are focused on regenerative and sustainable agriculture. We feel deeply led to steward the ground that we have been entrusted with in the best way possible. I spent some time looking at the farms that provided the animals for my box of goodies. For the most part, I felt like each farm had the same passion and desire that I do.
I am proud to be associated with Farm Hounds through an affiliate program because of the reasons listed above. We love our pooches like family and this company provides a product that I feel very confident in feeding Lily.