Wouldn’t you though?
One of the things I love about writing Muddy is trying out different things, and hearing about new products sometimes before they’re even on the market.
So when organic dog treats company Huxley Hound got in touch to tell me about their range of organic vegetable treats my ears pricked up. (See what I did there!)
The Muddy pooch is generally happy to get a treat regardless of his behaviour, but we tend to use them as part of his training and I wanted to be sure that what he was eating was healthy.
Mike and Zena, are the Surrey-based couple behind Huxley Hound, and – inspired by their own pooches, Huxley and Rolo, a pair of long-haired miniature dachshunds – they’ve produced a range of ‘Better Than Raw’ vegetable treats that are made from fully traceable British organic vegetables, are high in vitamins and nutrients, and low in calories.
Boom! They had me at organic.
They come packaged in resealable brown paper pouches with a clear window at the front through which you can see the treats. They look a lot like those posh dried vegetable crisps you buy at Whole Foods Market and Waitrose.
Each 20g bag is made from about 200g of fresh vegetables. The dehydration process preserves the nutrients and antioxidants but allows the goodness to be condensed into bite sized snacks.
The Muddy hound sampled the carrot and beetroot treats – a third flavour, broccoli, is still in production.
And his verdict: an excited wag of tail, a couple of crunches and down she goes. He’ll sit when he’s asked if there’s one of these on offer. And despite warnings of possible staining (carpets, floors, pooch) with the beetroot treats, we’ve seen none of that. It’s difficult to judge which are his favourites, but I’d guess at the beetroot treats.
Now if only I can get the Muddy bratlets to behave in the same way when I offer vegetable treats.
The organic beetroot and carrot treats ‘Better Than Raw’ treats are now available from the Huxley Hound website. huxleyhound.com