Canidae Grain-free Dog Treats | Pure Heaven Bison and Butternut Squash Recipe Review
Maui and Emma are ready and willing to try out another new dog treat for you!
I'm interested in this one as well since the flavor recipe is a bit different from the norm. A little excitement in the dog treat arena!
Canidae, a natural pet food company makes grain-free dog treats called Pure Heaven. With a name like that, I might be trying some as well (you know I'm just kidding right?)
Today Maui and Emma will be trying the Pure Heaven bison and butternut squash grain-free biscuits.
Let's jump in and see what it's like to be in Pure Heaven!
Canidae is a small company started and owned by a couple guys that wanted to make healthy nutritious foods for our pets. Scott and John entered the pet industry right out of high school and it has been their passion ever since.
That's good news for all of us!
Their dedication and love for pets has brought about the creation of some pawsome dog and cat foods and treats that are superior to many other brands; offer great nutrition; are made from whole natural foods, and that pets love!
The company is thriving in the small family town of Brownwood Texas where their products are manufactured and packaged.
Pure Heaven Grain Free Biscuits
The Pure line of foods and treats are all grain-free.
Personally I don't see this as a benefit or a detriment when it comes to treats unless your dog has a gluten sensitivity or allergy.
These crunchy rectangles of deliciousness come in three flavor recipes:
- Bison & butternut squash (Maui and Emma's choice)
- Duck & chickpeas
- Salmon & sweet potatoes
They all sound like delicious combinations, something you would make for yourself and put on a fancy dinner plate (you know, I mean the real whole foods ... not the dog treats and foods). Although, I do admit I have never tried bison.
Maui and Emma chose the bison and butternut squash recipe as neither of them have tried bison before today, either!
Bison and Butternut Squash Recipe
Obviously these biscuits have bison and butternut squash included as ingredients but let's take a look at what else is in these treats!
Pretty short list of ingredients which is always nice. That means they don't throw a lot of junk in there that your dog doesn't need.
A couple things to note:
Peas, potatoes, and cane molasses rank higher in the list than bison and butternut squash. That means there are more peas, potatoes, and cane molasses in these treats then there is bison and butternut squash.
These treats do contain chicken fat which means if your dog has an allergy or sensitivity to chicken these treats probably wouldn't be a good selection for your dog.
The good thing though is that the list is short and all the ingredients are natural. Even that oh so vague 'natural flavor' says that it is natural (even though we don't know what the natural flavor is).
Watch this video to learn about Canidae produce suppliers and
the quality ingredients that go into Canidae foods and treats.
Size and Appearance
These biscuits are of a pretty good size - the rectangular shaped treat is around 1 3/4 inches in length.
What's nice about them though is that they are made to be easily broken in half. There's a little indentation in the middle of the treat and they easily snap in half at that spot.
I will be using these more so as training treats so we broke some of ours into even smaller pieces. If they are a little tougher to break for you without the indent, a knife and cutting board work really well.
Texture and Calories
These dog biscuits are a very crunchy treat.
They are not super hard - they are fairly easy to break at the mark. But, they definitely are a substantial crunch when Maui and Emma are eating them.
Each flavor recipe is a different calorie count:
- Bison & butternut squash - 24 kcal / treat
- Duck & chickpea - 30.8 kcal / treat
- Salmon & sweet potato - 33.7 kcal / treat
I have purchased a lot of dog treats in my day and usually the healthier treats made from natural whole ingredients (like these Pure Heaven biscuits) come in small packages.
I was pleasantly surprised when I received these treats to see that they come in a really good sized bag!
The only come in one size, an 11-ounce bag but that bag holds over 30 really good sized treats!
Really Great Value for the Money!
These large bags that contain over 30 nearly 2-inch long healthy treats come at a really great price!
Chewy.com offers the bison & butternut squash recipe for $7.59!
The other two recipes range from $5.18 - $7.59!
(Prices are subject to change. Looks like they are on sale right now so that may change in the future.)
Super wag-credible that you can get dog treats of this quality at such an incredibly reasonable price.
These treats are definitely going on my 'buy again' list!
Maui & Emma's Final Review: Pure Heaven Bison & Butternut Squash Biscuits
Both Maui and Emma enjoyed these crunchy dog biscuits!
Knowing that they would be getting a few while I tried to get some good photos we broke them in half at the mark (which was pretty easy).
Maui could've easily handled a whole biscuits but with winter heavy upon us (and lack of activity) she doesn't need the calories. Half a biscuit was definitely a good size for Emma. She couldn't just chomp it up in one bite. She had to set it down and eat the half a biscuit in phases. She could've probably even done with 1/4 of a biscuit.
Here is our final review:
These treats were provided by Chewy.com free of charge in exchange for providing an honest review.
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