One of my blogathon sponsors was Annette at Biscuits By Lambchop, who provided 5 prizes for donors. Their specialty is a treat that is gluten free, animal protein free, and low fat, low sodium, and low phosphorous- making them a good choice for dogs who are unable to eat many of the treats on the market.
Along with my stack of prizes, she was kind enough to include samples for Brody. She told me I should try them too. I kind of raised my eyebrow at this- I mean, I’m kind of dog fooded out at the moment- but as soon as I opened the first bag and got a whiff of banana cookie, I couldn’t help but take a bite. And a nibble. And another bite to be sure. They really are tasty (and honestly, had she named them “low gluten healthy people snacks” they would have been just as believable.)
Now Brody, on the other hand- he doesn’t do the vegetarian thing. He likes meat. Liver bits are his treat of choice. I was admittedly unsure as to how such a carnivore-friendly pup would respond to these apple and banana biscuits. So for posterity, here are the results:
I love Brody videos! He’s so cute. 😀
We bought Chewy some cookies just like that, and they smelled heavenly. I’m not as adventurous as Drew, though. He ate one, I was content just to sniff them. I have no problem eating weird things, but for some reason I can’t do pet food.
Lisa W says
I tried mine too! They actually were pretty tasty. And Oscar loves them. Thanks Annette!
You must not need to use the vacuum at your house much , Dr V. Looks like Brody is good at cleaning up crumbs! My 2 furry vacuums at home make my job easy, lol!
I ordered a bag for Clyde after the blog-a-thon, and he loves them! As a matter of fact, he was a barking fool out in the back yard this morning (another dog was on the other side of the fence), and I used the Biscuits by Lambchop to entice him back into the house. That means a big two paws up from him!
Lisa - Darkmstf says
What a cute video clip of Brody!!! My mastiff crew are always UP for Biscuits by Lambchop cookies! I have tried them myself too and agree wholeheartedly that they could be sold in a supermarket cookie aisle stamped for “humans” and it would be snapped up in an instant!!! Hmm… wondering if there is a precedence for selling an item in BOTH categories simultaneously with packaging that says for both????? A shareable treat that is good for BOTH of us… humans and our dog crew alike!!!
My dog Sophie loves them, too! MMM
Inspired (is that the right word?) by DrV, I tried the Lambybiscuit “Starlets” – and I have to say, they are pretty good. I think they should be labeled as people snacks that dogs can eat. 😉
Dr. V says
I think I remember Annette saying she had a person who ordered them as a gluten free cookie for her gluten-intolerant child. Cool idea.
I have now ventured into the ‘lambchop’ shape (also veggie) and love them. Oh. My. Goodness. Even had some chai with biscuits today. Another DrV-inspired idea. MMM These really are people snacks…
Dr. V says
You’re making me feel much better. I think I have eaten more of them than Brody has.
Annette Frey says
I love it when dogs have to compete with their people for our biscuits!
Yes, my friend’s daughter is gluten free and she gave her my treats because they are even sugar free so no kid jumping off the walls after eating lots of cookies. : )
I really have had a lot of requests from people to make cookies for “humans”. I might have to consider that, after the holidays. In the meantime, if I can find an hour to bake for the humans, there may be some great gluten free cookies coming a few people’s way! I have some ideas. : )
Dr V I (cough) know I have eaten more biscuits than Sophie. My bad.
Annette – I have gluten free friends. Seriously, can you just package these for humans, or do you have to do other types of licensing? I love no sugar, no scary preservatives/partially hydrogenated icky stuff, and yummygoodness.
Annette Frey says
I think I will look into this after the holidays because so many people are requesting it.
Yes, doing it for people is an entirely different license/registration/rules & regulations. There are many things I am required to do for dog treats that aren’t required for people and vice versa. But it can be done. I bake in a commercial kitchen and that’s the #1 concern for people cookies, so I’m ahead there.
Have you seen the Purina research study on coconut oil (medium chain fatty acid) and how it is much better tolerated than other (long chain) oils in pancreas and liver dysfunction? I will send it to you. Lambchop had a history of pancreatitis (and everything else under the sun practically) and did not tolerated any oil but coconut oil. And it’s good for people too!