My dog is a fusspot when it comes to treats and he absolutely refuses to eat vegetables. Time and again, I read stories of dog moms and dads who give their dogs green beans or raw carrots as a snack. Meanwhile, my anti-vegite dog turns his cute little Cocker nose up at the mere sight of a vegetable. So do yams really trump dog jerky?
Well, that is until now.
In an effort to stay away from treats that are not sourced and made here in the United States, the folks at Front Porch Pets asked if my pooch might like to try some Sam’s Yams. Ha! Yams + my dog = good luck with that.
“Wait,” they said, “we have a whole new line of products for dogs.”
Okay, attention garnered, Sam’s Yams people. There are dehydrated sweet potatoes in these cookies, but there are also nom nom ingredients like fresh apples, pumpkins, and cranberries. They call that flavor Pumpkin Cruncher and Dexter loves them! *Rejoice, angels sing*
Here are a few of there other new cookies and the flavors:
Now, if your dog is more of a traditionalist and digs jerky but you are oh so scared to feed chicken jerky from scary overseas sources (as I am), Sam’s Yams are pure sweet potatoes and nothing else. They are not rawhide and they have the consistency and texture of jerky, so dogs get that chewy sensation.
I read the labels of dog food and dog treats with the scrutiny of an Encyclopedia Brown book. So here’s the scoop on what’s in Sam’s Yams.
There is no wheat gluten in any of the Sam’s Yams products, and these are treats a dog mom or dad can feel safe feeding to their pooch: Are you smiling from ear to ear with us on that one?
Just because my dog isn’t a fan of yams in their purest sense, other dogs must be fans of the yams, right? It is so. When tried on mixed breed Zola (see below) and Cocker Spaniel, Holly, the Sam’s Yams were a raving hit.
Sizes and Varieties
Sam’s Yams offers three different packages and a variety of sizes in their dog treats. From Veggie “Rawhide” (even though they are not traditional rawhide at all) to Big Boyz Sweet Potato Dog Chewz to Bichon Fries for smaller dogs, the variety is there.
Pricing is comparable and the chews take the dogs a bit longer to break up and munch upon, so you get your dollar’s worth.
Where to Find Sam’s Yams
There is a store finder on the Front Porch Pets website, so give it a peek: http://www.frontporchpets.com/find-retailers.html
Has your dog ever tried Sam’s Yams or the Sam’s Yam’s Cookies? Bark at us in the comments below. Oh, and stop back on May 1st when we will have a huge Sam’s Yam’s Giveaway to kick off the month of May!
Note: We were not compensated for this post and all opinions expressed are that of our own. As with any treat, please use in moderation, check with your veterinarian with any specific health questions, and always use supervision when a dog is eating any sort of food or treat.