Frequent readers are well aware that we are huge fans of single ingredient dog treats. As far as we’re concerned, the simpler the better – especially when it comes to what we put into our (and our dogs) bodies. That is why we were so thrilled to learn about another great option from Dr. Harvey’s – Freeze Dried Tripe Power Pops!
Dr. Harvey’s Dog Treats
As you probably know we are proud brand ambassadors for Dr. Harvey’s. To put it simply, you will not find a company that cares more about the health and well being of our companion animals. We have spoken at length about their premium dog food, but their line of dog treats is just as impressive.
Not only are all Dr. Harvey’s dog treats free from chemicals, fillers and preservatives, but they are also all single ingredient as well. Harley and Charlie already go crazy for their Sweet Potate’r Chews and Coconut Smiles, and jumped at the opportunity to taste test their latest concoction!
Dr. Harvey’s Power Pops – Tripe Treats for Dogs
Power Pops are small cylindrical treats comprised of 100% tripe. This product is freeze dried and thus requires no additional preservatives to make it shelf stable. Best of all, this process retains almost all of the ingredients nutritional integrity.
At roughly 1/2 in diameter and only a few calories a piece, Power Pops are perfect for training. Last but not least, like all of Dr. Harvey’s products, they are also sourced and manufactured right here in the USA.
What Exactly is Tripe Anyway?
Tripe is the stomach of a grazing animal – and in the case of these treats, grass fed cow. An important distinction to look into when choosing tripe for dogs is whether or not it has been bleached. Dr. Harvey’s Power Pops consist of 100% green tripe meaning that it still contains all those useful digestive enzymes that kept it working properly in the first place. Just as these bacteria were useful to the cow in which they originated, they are extremely beneficial to your dog as well.
Bleached tripe, like that which is typically found in grocery stores for human consumption is devoid of the majority of its nutritional and digestive benefits.
The Benefits of Tripe for Dogs
Tripe has a huge number of nutritional benefits for dogs including being:
- Rich in Probiotics – Tripe is loaded with lactobacillus acidophilus which is already naturally found in your pets intestines. This bacteria competes for resources and helps keep “bad bacteria” like e-coli, listeria, and salmonella at bay.
- High in Unsaturated Fats – Green tripe is packed high in heart-healthy fats which help to increase HDL cholesterol levels.
- Balanced in the Ratio of Calcium to Phosphorus – Tripe has a perfect 1:1 ratio of these 2 elements making it extremely nutritionally balanced.
- Cleansing Aid – The digestives enzymes found in trip help to purify and remove toxins from the blood.
- Metabolism Booster – Tripe has been shown to help improve metabolism in dogs
Dr. Harvey’s Power Pops Review
Packaging & Appearance
Power Pops come in a 3 oz. resealable plastic bag. If you are unfamiliar with freeze dried dog treats, this may not sound like a lot, but trust us, there are a good amount of treats in each bag. Dr. Harvey’s recently had a whole branding revamp and we have to say we love the latest graphics and copy on the bags.
Like us, you may be a bit grossed out by the thought of feeding tripe to your dog. Although these treats are in a form all their own, it is clear to see what they consist of – in a good way. This means they are not overly processed, but just formed into a somewhat uniform size and shape.
Taste & Scent
These treats have a slight, but not off-putting odor that will no doubt catch the attention of any dog. Just after opening the bag, Harley and Charlie were begging for a taste. They were certainly not keen on my delay for photography!
When I was finally done taking pictures, Power Pops were enticing enough to eek out every trick in their repertoire!
Perfect for Training
With their small size, these treats are the perfect fit for a dog treat pouch. Furthermore, their scent makes them ideal for grabbing attention during training.
As a matter of fact, Dr. Harvey’s Power Pops are the latest addition to our coveted list of the best dog training treats around!
Why MyDogLikes Dr. Harvey’s Power Pops
As we mentioned before, we are huge proponents of keeping things simple. We try to keep this ideal in all aspects of our lives, but especially in the foods we eat. With only one ingredient, Dr. Harvey’s Power Pops fit perfectly into our lifestyle. Not only do our dogs love the taste, but we love the health benefits that tripe provides.
Once again, Dr. Harvey’s hits a home run with these treats!
Want to try some for yourself?