There seems to be very little that the boys won’t eat or aren’t interested in eating. If we are eating something, our little “protectors” are right there to ensure that whatever we put in our mouth is safe. Ice cream – You’ve got their interest; Lasagna – you betcha. The more aromatic and tastier, the better!
Unfortunately, not every food that you eat (or they eat) is good for them. Life is all about moderation and sometimes you just gotta have a little fun with the treats that you eat! With a little work, it is possible, to find treats and goodies that taste good, are fun, but are a healthier choice than the junk you might otherwise be tempted by.
A Savory Surprise
Imagine how excited Harley and Charlie were when they found out that 26 Bars and a Band sent us something that fit the fun and healthy ticket: a sampling from their new to the United States, OzPure Dog Treat Line. When they opened up the box of Puppy Love Milk Chews and Farmyard Friends treats, they were really mooo-ved!
Who is 26 Bars & a Band?
Best known for changing the face of retractable leashes, 26 Bars & a Band has been featured in magazines all over the world for their trendy Avante GardeTM series of designer leashes. Started by husband and wife team, Mike and Sandi, the couple dreamed of creating products that inspired them and were also functional. With a love of animals and good design, they grew from their garage in 2004 to the successful international company you see today! 26 Bars now has product lines that include innovative leashes, harnesses, and even healthy treats for dogs!! Together, Mike and Sandi have set out to show that dog owners don’t have to settle for ordinary!
Let’s take a closer look at the new line of OzPure Dog Treats!
Farmyard Friends Dog Treats
These bite sized treats are cut into adorable farmyard animal shapes that both you and your dog will love. They are not soft but not crunchy either – the sort of consistency that your dog will really enjoy sinking his teeth into.
Farmyard Friends treats are made primarily of ground rice, vegetable glycerin and liver. They are also infused with whole, natural flax seeds. This makes them a great source of Omega-3, which has many health benefits for dogs including:
- Aiding in digestion
- Contributing to a healthy skin and coat
- Maintaining healthy muscles and joints
- No, Maxwell! These aren’t for you!
Farmyard Friends come in the following tempting flavors: Roast Beef, BBQ Chicken, Smoked Bacon, & Roast Lamb. Our boys were lucky enough to sneak a few samples of the Roast Beef and BBQ Chicken varieties!
Taste Test – Farmyard Friends
Charlie and Harley love watching their Farmyard Friends at Lollypop Farm, but they know that these friends are not for eating. These OzPure treats on the other hand make for the perfect snack! They have a fairly strong liver scent that the boys went crazy for. In fact, I can’t remember a treat that had Harley begging this much for after trying!
The consistency of the treats was unique; you couldn’t really break them in half or into smaller chunks but they weren’t completely hard either. We really liked that the boys actually chewed these treats a few times before swallowing them. Since we are sparing with treats, it helped us feel like their treats were going the extra mile!
Puppy Love Milk Chews
Puppy Love treats are described as “milky chew sticks.” Primarily consisting of ground rice and vegetable starch (potato and tapioca), these treats are also whey protein infused and designed to be gentle on puppy tummies and developing teeth. They are pressed into sticks roughly 5” long and 1” wide. Puppy Love treats are made in Australia and only use all-natural colors and flavors.
Dog dental health is an important but often overlooked aspect of pet ownership. While routine brushing is ideal, some dogs put up with the toothbrush better than others. What many pet parents may not realize is that dog dental chews can do a great job keeping teeth clean between brushings.
These Puppy Love Milk Chews are no exception. They are hard to the touch but soft enough for your dog to break up. By retaining their shape and stiffness as they break apart they work to clean your dog’s teeth and remove leftover plaque or tartar.
Best of all (as far as your pet is concerned), they come in these tantalizing flavors:
- Strawberry Milkshake
- Vanilla Milkshake
- Milk & Honey
Taste Test – For the Young and Young at Heart
Harley and Charlie want to make it very clear: you don’t have to be a puppy to love puppy milk chews (but they will last longer). Designed for young teeth, Harley’s masterful chewing skills quickly crushed these chews in a few chomps, but that doesn’t mean that he enjoyed it any less!
Charlie took about 5 minutes to finish. I think that a small dog or a puppy could chew these much slower and get even more enjoyment out of them. The ingredients, while not offering any serious nutritional value, are good, especially when compared to many of the other dental chews on the market which have unrecognizable, laboratory created ingredients. SCARY!
These chews are large and contain approximately 300 calories per stick. Be sure to keep track of the calories, use sparingly, and plan any other treats, meals, or exercise around them to ensure that your pup does not gain weight. As we’ve said before, moderation is key!
Why MyDogLikes: OzPure Dog Treats and Chews
All dog owners love to reward their pals with a special treat. OzPure takes the fun to a new level with the unique shapes and flavors of the Farmyard Friends and Puppy Love Milk Chews. Often times when I am at the store and see a treat that is themed or shaped in a fun way, I wonder what all of that marketing is covering up. While these treats are fun, they also avoid the long list of unknown ingredients and soy based fillers that plague a lot of similarly fun-shaped, novelty dog treats. While the ingredients are not nutritionally dense they also are not bad for dogs – they are quite simple actually!
Overall, these are a fun and safe dog treat that our boys really enjoyed! While we enjoy the fun shapes and novelty of these treats, the dogs could care less; they just like them because they are yummy! In our book that is a win-win!
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Roast Lamb.. I know Schooner & Skipper would say buy us a bag of each so we can be a taste tester just like Harley & Charlie. They would love it all and the Puppy Love Milk Chews I know they would love.
smoked bacon would probably be a favorite here!
roast beef! yum!!
These treats are so cute! And the milkshake flavors sound delicious. Wondering how those smell.
No odor-Rach says this is good or else she would be tempted to cheat on her “healthy eating challenge”
Our dogs would most enjoy Strawberry Milkshake.
They are the most adorable treats we have ever seen! Both the packaging and the treats themselves! Super cool!
I think she’d love the vanilla milkshake. Btw, your pup is absolutely beautiful and I love the action shots you get!
Jordan, so nice of you! Thank you! Our subjects are very easy to work with!
My Elle Mae would just love the Smoked Bacon flavor! She likes anything bacon flavored!
My dog hasn’t tried any of these, but he loves to try new things, I know he would enjoy any of these or all of them I’m sure. Variety is the spice of life 🙂
I know my fur-baby’s would love ALL,so seeing as I have
to choose for them~I would have to say the beef,and then
one of strawberry milkshake bone,because one loves to chew.
Great Review! Those Puppy Love Milk Chews look great and I am always looking for a new treat to add to this mix for Nala. Plus strawberry milkshake is such a unique flavor.
Honestly all of them lol. I have a golden retriever and he is the typical golden who just love to eat !
He’d like them all but Roast Lamb is a flavor he has especially liked in his meals.
i think my dog would like Strawberry Milkshake
That would definitely be Smoked Bacon Flavor – bacon!
I think my dogs would like the roast beef and the vanilla milk shake ones best.
I know my huge baby would love the Strawberry Milkshake ones. She loves anything that is even remotely sweet.
my 3 gals would definitely love the roast lamb and the smoked bacon flavor.
I’ve never heard of these treats before. They sound incredible. Will have to order some for my Boys. Thanks for a really entertaining product review (I say “entertaining” because I really loved all the photos!). Take care
Since my dogs (and cats) always beg when I get a strawberry milkshake, I guess that’s the flavor they’d like the best.
Milk & Honey
I think my 3 dogs would like the vanilla milkshake they sound amazing.
My Bailey would love the milkshake chews
Don’t they sound amazing!
I think the Strawberry milkshake flavor might appeal to her.
My dogs would love all the flavors!
I know my dogs would love the Puppy Love Chews in all the flavors.
My dogs like any and all food, but I think they would like roast beef the best!
Smoked Bacon flavor for my Sadie! She loves bacon flavored treats!
I think that my dogs would just love the Smoked Bacon.
I think my Rocky might like the beef and the vanilla flavours best.
My dogs would pick the smoked bacon
my fur baby loves beef so the roast beef is my pick
My guys would like the Smoked Bacon and Roast Lamb.
I think the dogs would love the strawberry chews.. and roast beef on those little treats .
I think Smoked Bacon and Roast Lamb would be my pup’s favorites.
Ariel would love the Vanilla Milkshake
I’m not sure which flavor my dogs would like the best but I think the strawberry milkshake sounds awesome!
My little Pennie would love these sweet treats. She’s a little Chihuahua and I always want to give her treats for being so well behaved and this is the first time I’ve seen milkshake flavors. I can never do enough to show her how much she is loved and appreciated. She is so not a typical chi. She loves everyone and every furry friend she meets. She is the most comforting and loving little baby. We are so lucky to have her in our family.
In it to WIN it! Thank You!!!!!!!
I think my girl and boys would like the roast beef flavor dog treats and the vanilla flavored puppy chews! I’ve never heard of these treats, but I’m definently looking more into them, especially since your dogs were begging for them more than usual.
Something I would like my dogs to try.
I think my dogs would like the strawberry
My dog would like any of the flavors, but betting milk and honey would be a favorite!
Well, he’s not picky, but he loves meat ones, so I’m going to guess the smoked bacon would be his favorite!
I have a Golden who eats like a billy goat – not picky and would love them all!
My Bailey would love Vanilla Milkshake!!
smoked bacon, i bet!
Oooh smoked bacon for sure!
My dog will love beef!!
Josie would like the smoked bacon.
I think Abby Rose would love the roast beef-why you say- because I had a left over cooked roast beef on the counter that I was waiting to cool off before wrapping it and putting it in the fridge Well Abby stole it and ate it She was in the dog house for several days
My dog would love the milk & honey flavor.
Checked out the website and I was thinking of using the coupon code you provided to get a couple bags of those strawberry milky chews- I think my dogs would *love* those. But the shipping was outrageous- would have cost me nearly $30 for two bags of chews, even with the coupon code (and I’m in the same state as you). Can’t do it, especially with only 4 chews in each bag. So here’s hoping we win the giveaway, because my pups love strawberry.
Would like to add that I emailed the company asking if there was an error with their shipping calculator because of the high shipping cost, and they determined that there was a problem, and are taking care of it. I liked the fast response, and they quoted me a much more reasonable shipping price- I think I might take advantage of your coupon code. But Shiloh and Wager still hope they win!
So glad to hear that you had such a positive experience Kate!! I’m sure Shiloh and Wager would love their treats!
Thanks for following up on this! We can relate as we had an issue with our shipping calculator when we first set up our store!
I think they would love the Roast Beef
Roast beef in the Farmyard and Milk & honey in the other. I’m sure they’d love pretty much everything. Thank you for the review and chance to win.
I think my dog would enjoy the strawberry milkshake milk chew. He loves fruit!
Oh I think our dogs would love them all…but the Strawberry Milkshake I think might be a favorite!
I think my pups would most enjoy the Roast Beef treats.
My dogs would love the smoked bacon flavored one.
I think my dog may like Milk and Honey 🙂
Oooh a tough call between the strawberry & vanilla milkshake treats. I think strawberry probably. ?
Smoked bacon would probably be a favorite.
Strawberry Milkshake for sure, because how adorable is that name?! Almost tempted myself haha
That’s what we thought too!
Smoked bacon definitely. He’s a bacon nut!!
naturally the smoked bacon!
First of all, your dogs are adorable! I just got two new ones to me (mom and daughter) last month and I don’t know what they’d like but if I were a dog, I’d pick Lamb! Thanks for giving.
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My dogs love ice cream, but we don’t give them very much. I’m sure they would like vanilla milk shake.
I just know my dog would like the milkshake flavors the most! She loves milk… even though she can’t have much, and icecream!
probably smoked bacon
I am very curious as to which flavor they would prefer, but I’m betting on the milk and honey.