Natural organic treats for dogs - that's Max & Ruffy's tagline and it was enough to peak my interest! At the suggestion of a fellow animal advocate and founder of Pawz Ability, I contacted Max & Ruffy's to review their dog treats. Their customer service was second to none and the package of treats was more than I ever expected to receive! 2 full bags of their mini bites (perfect for my boys), 4 sample-sized tasters of their various flavors, and 1 bag from their new, sustainable, "super food" brand Petya.
As with most deliveries, Cooper and Finn went crazy as I opened the package to reveal the goodies. The aroma from the first bag (327 B.C.: Banana & Coconut Flavor) was so divine that I came close to trying one myself. Aside from 2 flavors, all of the varieties I received are grain-free (the Mother Quinoa’s Pumpkin Patch and 24 Carob Gold: Strawberry & Carob Flavor are still free of wheat but use either organic brown rice flour or quinoa so I'll save those for Cooper and his friends). The flavors I have yet to list include:
- Five-Star Blueberry
- Powerhouse: Sweet Potato & Alfalfa
- The Kelp Highway: Butternut Squash & Kelp
- Tree of Life: Coconut, Molasses & Flax Flavor
- W.P. Pizza
The size and texture of the mini bites did not disappoint; really ideal for training treats since they hold their shape and are crunchy enough that Cooper does not try to swallow them whole. For a super cute marketing technique, Max & Ruffy's also included an "original" sized treat in the smaller samples since 1 Original + 4 Mini Bites = 1 ADORABLE PAW PRINT! I would say that giant breeds might be unimpressed with the size of these treats but, when given adequate quantity, I'm sure they would be satisfied overall :)
One great surprise in the sample pack was a bag of their new, sustainable dog treats under the Petyapet Products brand. These high-protein, "super food" dog treats are made with - get ready - real crickets! I hesitated as most people would but have heard of this cricket trend taking off in people food, too. Needless to say, the boys LOVE them and I feel good about the thoughtfulness behind their manufacturing. Gotta think about the bigger picture sometimes :)
I will conclude with a few of Max & Ruffy's promises (trimmed just to fit this page):
Disclaimer: I received free product from Max & Ruffy's in exchange for my honest review. The opinions expressed in the blog are my own and were not influenced by any outsider. I did not receive monetary compensation or additional benefits for talking about the product or the company.