It is not uncommon for me to receive an email offering a free sample of a pet product, in exchange for a review on the blog. Although of course i enjoy receiving sample products, I am so picky about pet products that few actually ever get a write-up, since I assume that the company doesn't want the publicity of a negative review! For example, some nice folks sent some shampoo samples recently. But since it did not lather well and did not make the dogs' coats shine, you won't be reading anything about that shampoo on this blog. I am pleased to say it was an entirely different experience when I checked out a new and exciting product called Bistro Bites!
When the peanut butter/applesauce variety of the all-natural, healthy Bistro Bites treats arrived, I can honestly say that after my dogs gave me their honest opinion, I am totally thrilled to tell you about them! And it is not just that my dogs love these treats, but as a dog trainer, I love them, everything about them is perfect from the standpoint of a dog training treat. Just for the record, I am not, at this time, selling these treats or benefiting financially from telling you about them.
Your dog will LOVE these treats, and you will appreciate that they are made in such a healthy fashion that they are perfect for small dogs, or larger dogs which need tiny treats to keep their weight down or need the perfect sized tiny bite for training purposes. "So many dogs are suffering from severe obesity because the treats they're eating are simply too big" said Valerie Perlowitz, CEO and founder of Bistro Bites. "I wanted a product that was designed to meet the nutritional needs of small dogs, not just a broken up treat created for a larger dog. By making sure the treats are all-natural and made from wholesome ingredients, we've created right sized treats owners can give their dogs without feeling guilty."
Bistro Bites are gluten-free and do not have any added sugars or salt, reducing the number of potential allergens (which is great news for dogs prone to skin problems or itchy ears!) Free of preservatives and fillers, each treat is high in both protein and fiber in order to create a healthy indulgence for dogs. Many thanks to my friend Veronica Kelso, who provided the photograph of precious little Rosie pictured above. Small dogs like Rosie are often prone to allergies, or tummies that are easily upset---Bistro Bites were actually designed to be the perfect small dog treat which will avoid these problems. So if you have a small dog, click on their website and order Bistro Bites for your little one today!
As a dog trainer, I am constantly searching for very small treats to use for training. These treats are specifically designed to be perfect for training because in addition to being very small, they are also not crumbly, making them perfect for carrying in your pocket during training sessions. They are also great as a "just for fun" treat for small dogs, even those on a calorie restricted diet.
Bistro Bites come in two sizes: small, for dogs less than ten pounds, and medium, for dogs between 11 and 20 pounds. However, the medium size is a perfect "tiny bite" training treat for my Standard Poodle and even my sister's Labrador that is currently visiting with us. Our elderly Dachie is thrilled that she can have several of the small size treats at a time, instead of just half a cookie like she usually gets (since due to her age and breed, we have to watch her weight closely).
Bistro Bites are currently available for purchase online at www.bistro-bites.com and at Uptown Pet Bistro and Boutique in Fairfax, Virginia. They are made in the United States and crafted on a made-to-order basis with ingredients sourced from local farms whenever possible. What more could you ask for in a healthy small dog treat? And as mentioned, they are wonderful as a training treat for bigger dogs too.
Bistro Bites come in varous flavors--chicken livers, berries & almonds, peanut butter & carob and sweet potato and vegetable. My vegetarian friends will love knowing that some of the varieties are meat-free--for example, the Bistro Bites samples my dogs are enjoying are the Peanut Butter & Applesauce variety. The ingredients listed are simply applesauce, peanut butter and buckwheat flour. All varieties are grain, oil and gluten-free! They also offer several seasonal flavors, including pumpkin treats in the fall. If you give them a try, leave a comment to let us know what your dogs think about Bisto Bites.
They smell so good, I am tempted to try them myself!