I discovered Organix organic dog cookies at PetSmart, on a shelf next to the Blue Buffalo dog food. I was looking for small dog treats that Dufus, our ancient and venerable Shih-Tzu, could eat. Dufus is a small dog with a small mouth, and he came to us missing some teeth. He can’t handle large dog biscuits or small hard dog biscuits.
He loves Organix dog cookies more than any other treat, and they are just his size. He can’t have many treats because he’s on a special “prescription” diet of bland, soft food. He gets one or two of these thin crunchy treats as “dessert” after his scheduled meals to make life worth living and to help keep his remaining teeth cleaner.
These dog treats are great for dogs who have food allergies because they are all natural and have only simple ingredients. At 8 calories per treat, they’re a good choice for training treats or for overweight dogs. They have a pleasant aroma and are crunchy without being tough to chew. They cost more up front than some other treats, but there are a lot of cookies in a 12-ounce box, so they go a long way.
Here are the ingredients: organic chicken, organic peas, organic brown rice, organic oats, organic barley, organic chicken fat naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols (form of vitamin E), natural chicken liver flavor, organic flaxseed, rosemary extract. There are no artificial preservative, no added salt, and no added sugar. “No corn, no wheat, no kidding.”
Analysis: Crude protein (min.) 15%, crude fat (min) 14%, crude fiber (max) 5%, moisture (max) 10%.
These small round dog cookies are made in the USA for Castor & Pollux Pet Works in Clackamas, Oregon, and are certified organic by the Organic Crop Improvement Association (www.oica.org). They’re packaged in a clear bag inside a recycled paperboard box. The bag is not resealable, so it’s a good idea to transfer the treats to another container after opening. We use an old Pepperidge Farm rolled cookies tin, which is just the right size.
Organix products are available online from Castor & Pollux and Amazon, as well as from PetSmart and PetCo. They may be stocked in the organic pet food aisle instead of the “treats” display, so you may have to look around or ask. Prices vary, so shop around.