Part and parcel of owning a dog means owning a few shelves or drawers dedicated to dog treats. Rufus has at least two shelves which are full of dog treats, which he’s more than happily working his way through. One of the things I love about being a dog owner is the amount of homemade dog treats that are on the open market. I love checking out new companies that are creating their own doggy treats.
Wellybix is based in Teeside in the UK. The company is run by Alison and her pooch in crime, Welly the Jack Russell, who is also Wellybix’s treat tester. She makes homemade dog treats and some of the ingredients come from her own garden! Alison makes a variety of flavours: beef and parsley, chicken and thyme, lamb and fresh rosemary just to name a few. The treats are all laboratory tested and free of any artificial nasties – which means they are extremely healthy for your dog!
Not only are the biscuits good for your dog, they even look good! They come in a small bone shape and look so much more appetizing that some standard supermarket off the shelf treats. Even if you want to use them as training treats, they are super easy to break up. I’ve found myself sharing my food a lot less (bad dog owner!) since we’ve had these on the treat shelf!
Alison and Welly kindly sent us 3 flavours to try: apple with fresh mint, peanut butter with spelt flour and chocolate with carob. The first thing I notice is how simple and gorgeous the packaging is. Coming in a simple brown paper bag that seals and keeps the treats fresh, a simple label showing the flavour and best before date. With it’s slim shape (but still full of treats), it fits neatly on Rufus’ packed shelves of treats!
The true test is how Rufus got on them. Rufus is a a dog who thinks with his belly but it’s been known for him to cry around the house when a treats too big for him. Wellybix were the perfect size for our Tibestie hound, and he was soon scoffing away. His favourite was the Peanut Butter and Spelt Flour biscuit, and from one peanut butter lover to another, these actually looked really good and didn’t smell like other dog treats can. These were soon demolished closely followed by the apple and fresh mint, a firm second favourite! The chocolate and carob flavour looked wonderful, with dog friendly chocolate bits poking out of it. However, I think Rufus has a savoury tooth like me but they’ve still been eaten!
Each flavour has it’s own benefits and Wellybix’s treats can even help a pooch’s sensitive stomach. The Peanut Butter biscuit is made with spelt flour and gluten free oats, so it’s perfect for sensitive hounds. The Apple and Mint biscuit is full of goodness: the apples providing essential vitamin C and antioxidants whilst the mint helps with fresh breath.
Rufus absolubtly loved his Wellybix treats and as an owner, it’s a wonderful feeling giving your dog a treat that looks delicious and is good for them. With awesome packaging and them lasting a long time on the shelf, these a real winner with us! At £3.25 a packet, they are a bit pricier than your average dog treat, the health benefits way out the price 100%, especially for dogs with sensitive stomachs.
Alison and Welly kindly sent Rufus and I treats in exchange for a review. All opinions, wagging tails and a happy hound with a full stomach are my own.