If you have a dog or cat constantly begging for a treat, you’re not alone. Most pet parents reward good behavior with treats, so it’s no wonder my dog Sadie expects a treat for everything she does. Sadie has me so trained that even when she disturbs me to let her out for nothing more than to sniff around the deck for Mr. Possum, I respond with a treat when she plops down in front of the treat jars. Sadie has discerning tastes though, and often rejects a treat by starting to take it in her mouth and then not clamping down on it. That’s my clue to provide another treat that suits her taste buds.
Good nutrition can’t stop at the food bowl though so I make it a priority that Sadie’s treats are as nutritious as the food she eats. One of her all-time favorite treats has been salmon or duck jerky. She’d do just about anything for a strip of jerky until recently. She started walking away from the drawer where the jerky is kept to the baker’s rack where her biscuits are kept. That’s because I started giving her new, all-natural dog treats from Hill’s® Ideal Balance™. Initially I bought them for variety and as sort of a “back-up” treat for the jerky. Sadie surprised me and quickly gobbled them up which pleased me. However when she started rejecting jerky in favor of the Hill’s® Ideal Balance™ “Oven-Baked Naturals” I took notice.
These treats are all natural and made right here in the United States with ingredients like real chicken and beef. Additionally, they’re grain-free which is great for Sadie’s allergies. There’s no corn, wheat, soy, added artificial preservatives, colors or flavors. I was happy to find that Hill’s carefully chooses high-quality ingredients, most of which are sourced from the U.S., with all meat and poultry coming from USDA-inspected facilities. Hill’s® has zero tolerance for Salmonella, so I know I can hand them over to a demanding Sadie with assurance it’ssafe and good for her.
The treats come in two varieties, “Soft-Baked Naturals” and “Oven-Baked Naturals” depending on your dog’s preference. Sadie prefers the crunchiness of the “Oven Baked Naturals”. She grabs the treat and runs to the rug in front of the fireplace to eat them. It makes her happy and I don’t mind sweeping up the inevitable crumbs after a week of treat consumption. Both varieties have plenty of different flavors to choose from, like Chicken & Apples, http://www.hillspet.com/products/ib-canine-oven-baked-chicken-and-apples-treats.html
Beef & Sweet Potatoes http://www.hillspet.com/products/ib-canine-soft-baked-beef-and-sweet-potatoes-treats.html and Turkey & Cranberries www.hillspet.com/products/ib-canine-oven-baked-turkey-and-cranberries-treats.html They even make these great treats for cats too! The treats are crunchy and contain real tuna. http://www.hillspet.com/products/ib-feline-crunchy-natural-w-tuna-treats.html
Your dog or cat can try these treats for free and you don’t have to beg for them! Just write a comment about your dog or cat’s favorite method for scamming treats! Is your dog a conniver like Sadie conning you into treats for no reason at all? Does your cat hang around the treat jar meowing until you give her a treat? Send in your comments for a chance to win 3 bags of these delicious treats. You can even extend some holiday generosity and give one of the bags to a local animal rescue…all dogs and cats love treats!
Twenty lucky winners will receive a variety pack of 3 bags of Hill’s® Ideal Balance™ dog treats, or 3 bags of Ideal Balance cat treats. (there is only one variety of cat treats, so all 3 bags will be the same)
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