Blue Buffalo's Wilderness Trail Treats Chicken Jerky has two very, very big things (in my eyes) going for it, however:
1. It's made in the USA
2. It is not treated with irradiation.
Elka, of course, knows nothing of food politics. For her, food is in two categories:
1. Food she has
2. Food she does not have
This is the face that I see when I have food. Or when I'm preparing food. Or when I'm struggling to open the new bag of Chicken Jerky for Elka to sample.
The jerky itself is rather different from the Waggin' Train that we used once upon a time. It is roundish pieces, of a size that one might want to break up if using as a training treat. It is not totally dried out and plank-like; in fact, it's very slightly moist, and flexible. It smells good, which is a relief when it comes to dog products.
The product contains three ingredients: Chicken, dried cane molasses, salt. The molasses may or may not be "necessary", but heck, I've used it while making treats myself for Elka.
A detractor for the product is its expense; $8.99 for a bag of jerky is considerably more than even human jerky costs. While not a tiny bag, it isn't gigantic either. Is it a product I feel all right feeding her, though? Yes, I think that I do. I've been happy with Elka's health and appearance on Blue Buffalo food, and I think that the treats are all right as well. As an added bonus, any time I've ordered from Chewy.com, my order has arrived super quick.
Elka certainly seemed happy with it!