Zuke’s Mini Naturals Dog Treats Review – Little Bits of Greatness

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Tough Toy Pros Review

These little bits of goodness work such great wonders for getting Willie’s attention and keeping his waistline trim that I just had to mention them. Zuke’s Mini Naturals Dog Treats are a must-have for training your dog and for stuffing into rubber dog toys that work with treats to entice play.

We stuff these little nuggets into Kongs, homemade treat boxes, and plenty of Willie’s other toys. They are perfect for wedging into small openings or sticking inside peanut butter to drive a dog even more crazy trying to get inside the toy.

I also keep a bag of these by the backyard door, and stuff them in my pockets, and take them with us when we go for walks. They don’t smell (too terribly much), and they don’t stick to or melt into clothing. Okay, okay, they do smell a tad. But it’s not like it’s a problem or anything. The odor is not anything to bark home about.

Zuke’s Minis are great to take anywhere and everywhere you think they might come in handy to convince a treat-motivated dog like Willie to do your bidding.

At the best of times, it appears as if Willie is well-trained and will come when called, behave on a leash, and focus his attention on me. Bah! That’s not so much the training as it is the Zuke’s in my pocket.

Zuke’s mini treats are about the size and shape of a pencil eraser. If you are doing a lot of training, you definitely want these around. Willie loves them and will work just as hard for one mini treat as he will for any larger sized treat. They have 3.5 calories in each and are made from natural ingredients, which is very important when you go through a lot of them. Plus there’s no wheat, corn or soy fillers. Zuke’s also makes other dog treats such as dental chews, cat treats and dog food. Go Zukes!

Willie’s Review

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No treat is too small for this schnoz.

I could get a hundred of these a day but it’d never be enough. Never. These things are everywhere. In my toys, mom’s pockets . . . I love, love, love them and will sit, stay, lay down, roll over and even play dead if that’s what I have to do to get a couple of these delicious morsels. I’ve gone through bags and bags of these and still get all excited about them. It’s a dog thing, We find ways to appreciate everyday things like that. That’s partly why we’re so superior to cats. Plus, I can work a seriously mean play dead act. Ain’t no cat that’s gonna one-up me on that!

Internet Reviews

Amazon:  4.6 out of 5 stars with 4,211 reviewers
Chewy:  5 out of 5 stars with 273 reviewers
Only Natural Pet:  4.7 out of 5 stars with 75 reviewers

Low Reviews

The treats can dry out if the bag is left unsealed. Some people received treats that were already dried out. Dogs may be allergic to certain ingredients, or simply not like certain flavors. Some reviewers find the odor of these treats unpleasant.

High Reviews

With 4,211 reviews, 90% percent of Amazon reviewers give these treats four or five stars. Did you hear that? A whopping 3,790 people love these treats enough to go review them on Amazon.  And over at Chewy and Only Natural Pet, 97% of reviewers recommend Zuke’s minis. Many people are introduced to these through obedience trainers. People note that their pets don’t seem to tire of these treats just as I noted Willie doesn’t. Bonus:  Cats like them too!

Overall Impression

They ayes have it, by a landslide.

Product Specifications

Zuke’s features these treats on their website so these claims come directly from them:

  • Only 3.5 calories per treat: great for frequent rewards, perfect for training
  • Healthy nutrient-rich cherries, rosemary, and turmeric: powerful, wholefood sources of antioxidants
  • Highly palatable: dogs love ‘em!
  • Made in the USA

Roasted Chicken Recipe Ingredient List: Chicken, Ground Rice, Ground Barley, Malted Barley, Vegetable Glycerin, Tapioca, Natural Flavor, Cherries, Sunflower Oil, Lecithin, Salt, Phosphoric Acid, Rosemary, Turmeric, Sorbic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Mixed Tocopherols, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Proteinate

You can get even more information about the sources of Zuke’s mini treats’ ingredients on their website.

Zuke’s Mini Naturals come in six flavors:

  • Roasted Chicken
  • Delicious Duck
  • Fresh Peanut Butter
  • Roasted Pork
  • Wild Rabbit
  • Savory Salmon

Sizes:  6 oz., 1 pound, and 2 lb. packages

Prices:  Prices vary by size, of course, but also by flavor.

6 ounces:   generally $3 to $5
1 pound:  from $6 to $9
2 pounds:  currently $27 (This strikes me as one of those whacked-out prices you get online sometimes like when a light bulb is $47.38.)

Best Bargain:

We buy the 1 pound packages. The Roasted Chicken Recipe tends to be the least costly. Wild rabbit and duck tend to be the most expensive. (Presumably, because someone has to actually hunt those critters down?)

I hope you found this review helpful. Please rate Zuke’s Mini Naturals using the star system below! If you want to leave a review of your own or have something to say, we encourage the use of the comment section below. Thank you!


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2 thoughts on “Zuke’s Mini Naturals Dog Treats Review – Little Bits of Greatness

  1. Thank YOU Leah, for a MADE IN USA treat that you can BET I’ll be checking PetSmart shelves for next time I go to stock up on food and treats for my two, little four-legged buddies.

    PetSmart has recently changed their purchasing habits and now NOTHING outside of North America (in the way of eatables) is sold in their stores. Pheeeew!

    Nothing beats great, all natural treats for my dogs … absolutely nothing!

    1. Leah Presser says:

      Yes, PetSmart is a favorite of ours for sure. Thanks for the tip on PetSmart’s purchasing habits, and thanks for stopping by Trish!

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