What are we looking for in a treat?

Sylvie has a lot of food allergies including chicken and beef.  We avoid grains and starches because of skin allergies and she has a tendency to get bladder issues.  Therefore, sweet potatoes are out, which are in a lot of dog treats.  We also avoid turkey.  Duck, venison, rabbit, lamb and salmon have been okay!  That’s why when we find a treat she loves and can eat we stock up!  Here are two of her favorite treats…  (links and purchasing tips at the bottom of the page)

  • Merrick Backcountry Big Game Real Lamb + Venison Jerky

A soft jerky strip treat with limited ingredients.  They’re easy to tare into smaller pieces for training and easy to chew.  Sylvie has allergies so these are a great treat options for dogs with allergies!


?  Deboned Lamb, ?Deboned Venison, Dried Cultured Skim Milk, Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (a preservative), Rosemary Extract

Other flavor options include salmon (which Sylvie also loves) and chicken (if you aren’t worried about allergies)

  • Crumps’ Naturals Lamb Chops

These chops are hard treats.  They do break somewhat easily so you can make them into smaller pieces.  Each piece is about the size of the piece in the picture below.  Sylvie is a chow hound and barely chews her food and she still makes sure to chew these.  They may not be the best for larger dogs who tend to just swallow their food since some of the pieces and edges are a bit “sharp” so to speak.


? 100% Canadian lamb lung baked…that’s it!

Where can I buy these treats?

  • Merrick Backcountry Big Game Real Lamb + Venison Jerky

I have found these at most of my local pet stores (however, I find that this is a popular treat and is sold out a lot in the store.  If you run into this problem you can mention it and hopefully they can help keep it in stock for you, especially if it’s a mom and pop shop).

Merrick’s website: https://www.merrickpetcare.com/dogs/recipes/backcountry-big-game-real-lamb-venison-jerky?id=479

Chewy: https://www.chewy.com/merrick-backcountry-big-game-real/dp/155122

I would avoid Amazon for these treats.  One time they came in okay and the other time they molded right after opening!

  • Crumps’ Naturals Lamb Chops

Crumps’ naturals website: https://www.crumps.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/crumpsb2c/products/healthy-dog-treats-lamb

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Crumps-Naturals-Lamb-Chops-Pack/dp/B00NETW804

I bought these at Petco for the first time and have since.  I haven’t tried purchasing them from Amazon and they don’t appear to be available on Chewy

We hope you and your pup enjoy the treats, let us know what you think!