Archives for the day Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Palette’s note; Grass-fed Oink! Knotted double Porky stick

When you pick up treats for your dogs, what would you look at?

 Ingredients? Fancy looking pictures?Description of the products?

Have you ever wondered if you could actually see how other dogs are enjoying them? Not pictures, but in the video so that you can actually HEAR and feel the treats’ textures?

Some of you may have already recognized I have been putting up treats’ video on youtube so that people can hear the sound, see Palette in action and get more detail on products we offer through Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen.

With “Palette’s Note” series, I would like to put Palette’s taste test videos.

 This time, “Grass-fed Oink! Knotted double porky stick

Knotted double porky stick 2-pack

Grass-fed Oink! Knotted double Porky Sticks 3″- 6″..

Grass-fed Grass-fed Oink! Knotted double porky sticks 3″-6″ 2-pack, is made in Argentina and they are made from pork that received no antibiotic or growth hormone in their life.

Our K9 executive chef “Palette” the Corgi, loves this bully sticks, and she gets so excited and chew on them very enthusiastically with very wet nose and some drool bubbles around her mouth.

 The knotted double porky stick comes with 2 porky sticks per package and they are sold with length between 3″-6″.

 However, in average, the stock we got right here look about 5″-6″ long.

Dogs love bully sticks!

Palette is one of them, but don’t underestimate her. She actually is a tough judge. She gave me nosed up, paws down on some of bully sticks I gave her to try out to decide whether we carry at Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen or not.

Paws down bully sticks did not make it to the store to offer others.

After all, she is k9 executive chef who control the quality of menu to
be served to others, along side with me. And, only Palette’s approved
menu is served to others.

What I like about this porky sticks is that, it is not sold as odor free like Moo! line product but it is not stinky to my nose even when dogs chew on these.

I can sit right next to our dog while she is working on her porky sticks.

That being said, people smell things differently but, if you compare this porky sticks and other brand of bully sticks from pet supply store, you would find the difference in the smell.

 Especially when your dogs start chewing on it.

 Some brands’ bully sticks stink up the room so badly that you want them out of the house when it is being chewed..

If you have read the previous entry titled “Long lasting chew/recreational bones for dogs“, you would already know that what makes the bully sticks less odor.

For those, who haven’t, not all bully sticks are made same way. Some are made vertical, some are made horizontal.

 The one made flat tend to have stronger smell to it.

Reason why is that, by hanging and making the bully sticks vertical, the fluid in the bully sticks drain more, and the longer baked bully sticks has less odor than the one made flat.

 In the past, I personally purchased bully sticks of other brand,beef and buffalo ones,  to try out.

It was awful. Both bully sticks were free range bully sticks, but the smell.. even before being chewed by Palette, it stunk!

 The smell was so offensive that I even did not try with Palette and tossed it to the outside trash bin. It was that bad.

 I think, in dog’s opinion, stinkier the better – case in point; dog loves stinky green tripe treats. However,it was just too strong smell and I did not like it.

Although I generally do not give bully sticks daily,I give her this bully sticks as occasional jackpot treat, or quick snack.

She really loves these porky sticks, and she whine, and she gets so excited for this.

 For her, porky stick is more of snack than chew, but she loves them.

Before decided to offer these to others through our store, I got this for Palette to taste test them and I wanted to test the softness/hardness and I wanted to see how she would do with knotted parts.I was not sure if the knotted parts gets too hard for her to crunch down or not.

Turned out the knotted area was easy for her to give it a pressure to crumbled up and I did not feel nervous about it and I was comfortable giving them to her.

Texture was softer side just like Moo! Odor free bully sticks junior and I would not say these porky sticks for 28lb Corgi is long lasting chew but good high valued snack of the day.

The smaller the dogs are, the more chewing fun they would get I think.

Palette is a moderate chewer, and in average, she spend about 5-10 minutes to finish off one porky stick.

How long it would last will be depending on each dog’s size and their  jaw strength.

I think these are great alternative porky stick to beef bully sticks for variety fun chew. If you would like to give quick bully sticks snack daily, I think  Moo! Odor free bully sticks junior 6″ or ”  Moo! Odor free bully sticks junior 12″ “would be the good fit to you for that purpose.

If you were specifically looking for long lasting chew, then, I would recommend Deer Antlers.

 With our Corgi “Palette”- moderate chewer, with L size Deer Antler, it lasted with her for more than one year with the same Antler.

She religiously spend about 15-20 min 2 sessions per day but still gnawing the same one. Antlers are more economical overall and one Antler lasts much longer.

 Since she now got variety of Antlers:Regular Antlers, Antler with some velvet left on, Moose Antlers, Caribou Antlers etc..,
the time she spend on regular one is less than before (she seems to
gnaw one by one alternating among the three Antlers) , but she enjoys her gnawing time.

 Often times, she decides to chew on Antlers while we are having dinner.

No matter how long/thick the bully stick is, one bully stick will be gone much faster than Deer Antlers would. Therefore, Deer Antlers will be more economical in the long run for long lasting chews for your dogs.

Ingredients: pork

Let’s watch Palette in action with Grass-fed Oink!! Knotted double porky stick taste test.If you are a blog subscriber, please click here to watch the video.

Palette and Grass-fed Oink!! Knotted double porky stick

Can you see how much she is excited for the Grass-fed Oink!! Knotted double porky stick ? You could hear her whining a bit in the beginning.

She gave me a big approval of licking her chops. She really loves these porky sticks!

Palette and Porky stick 2

I am being patient,mom…

Waiting for you to say my magic word “OK”

Palette and porky stick 3

Now, is serious chew time..nom,nom,nom…

Mom,privacy please…

Hmm…. Pawsome tweats!

Palette and Porky stick 4

Look at my wet nose!

I want more!!

 Please note that due to natural products, thickness of the porky sticks can vary.

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