(image provided by Mr. Chewy)
The packaging for the treats is pretty classy looking. No garish colors for Orijen!
The treats are Made in Canada, and while that (obviously) isn't the good old USA, it's the same continent anyway, so I don't mind too much. Better than Made in Mexico, probably (wasn't there some weird thing a few years back about off label toothpaste from Mexico in dollar stores?). I've been paying better attention the ingredients in everything, but especially since I kicked the soda habit (58 days!). Good ingredients for Elka, good ingredients for the humans. It's an endeavor, to be sure.
The treats themselves look remarkably like brown cheese curls, or perhaps those peanut butter flavored Israeli snacks, Bamba. The ingredients are boneless lamb, lamb liver, and lamb tripe. I've heard very good things about tripe with regard to dog nutrition, and seen a lot of articles written on the topic. So, fairly healthy and guilt free treats!
The second the bag rattled, Elka was glued to my side. The packaging has the ubiquitous "tear here to open" resealing technology, which you see everywhere now from dishwasher pods to frozen chicken to, well, dog treats.
Miss Elka has certain treat proclivities on our walks; if they aren't meat based or cheese based, she tends not to want them. At home, she'll take veggies, but on the sidewalk, we need to up the ante. So we test drove them as the "recall treats" I keep in my pocket at the park. She was very happy!
If I had a star system or something equivalent (which I don't), I'd give the Orijen Ranch Raised Lamb treats 5 of 'em (providing 5 was the top rating, you understand). I'd definitely get these for Elka again, and I think she would definitely appreciate it!
FTC disclosure: Chewy.com sent me the dog treats for review, but did not otherwise compensate me for this post.