Iris and Zim are currently brushing up on their Dumb Dog Trick routine, encouraged by No Grainers Dog Treats, I found them at Stop & Shop over the weekend, and the dogs seem to love them
Unlike the majority of dog foods and treats on the market today, No Grainers don't contain any grain fillers. I like that, because dogs aren't cattle and don't really have any business eating a lot of corn meal (which they can't digest.) I feed them a premium meat-based kibble made without cornmeal and their usual snacks are dehydrated poultry. The No Grainers I bought are made primarily from pork so I thought it would be a nice change in taste. Plus, they're little bite-size things so I can use them as training incentives. Both dogs are highly "treat motivated."
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As it turns out, both dogs really love No Grainers and their Natural Pork Protein. I gave one a try just to see what the appeal was, and as usual, I've discovered that "the dogs like it" is a crappy yardstick for whether or not I'll enjoy eating something. (Note that this index is not reciprocal. If I can stand to eat something, no matter how vile, it's almost guaranteed that the dogs will eat it, too.)
Anyway, I ate one and it was pretty disgusting; a little rancid-tasting, kind of livery, a little porky. To me, not very appetizing. Zim and Iris, however, would give it a solid thumbs-up if only they had thumbs.