We all know that salmon is good for humans because oily fish contains essential fatty acids, but did you know salmon is also beneficial for dogs? Salmon Paws dog treats are sure to make your dog sit up and beg for more because they are delicious and you will feel good giving Salmon Paws jerky to your dog because of its health benefits. Salmon Paws products are human grade, all natural, low in saturated fat, high in protein, rich in omega-3 and omega-6 oils (which are great for a shiny coat), and are easy to tear into pieces which makes for a great training treat. Salmon Paws treats are suitable for dogs, puppies and even cats.
Salmon Paws Products
Salmon Paws dog treats come in packages of sticks (similar to a Slim Jim), salmon fillet jerky, and kitty bits (for that special cat in your life). I especially love how the Salmon Paws dog treats can be cut or torn into bite-size pieces that can be placed in a Kong, used during training sessions or given as a treat. My dog doesn’t just like Salmon Paws dog treats, he loves them and will perform any trick to get a piece.
*Tip: I recommend dog parents have fresh water available after giving their dog Salmon Paws treats because fish is a bit salty. Click here to see the entire Salmon Paws line.
If you purchase Salmon Paws dog treats from their website they will donate 10% to the Lange Foundation (a no-kill shelters that relies on donations). To find a store that sells Salmon Paws dog treats near you, click here. You may also purchase Salmon Paws dog treats at BestBullySticks.com. I personally can attest to the excellent customer service at both Salmon Paws and Best Bully Sticks.
Did you know that there are four different types of wild salmon (King, Sockeye, Pinks and Chums), and two different types of farmed salmon (Atlantics and Steelhead)? Salmon Paws uses only the center cut of Sockeye salmon (caught in the Alaskan waters) because the center of salmon is lean and free of bones.
Salmon caught in the open ocean feed on baby shrimp which makes the salmon meat is reddish-orange and fatty. Before salmon enter the river, they stop eating which changes the color of their meat and helps it become less fatty.According to Salmon Paws, salmon have a four-year life cycle. Eggs hatch in upper rivers and salmon fry grow one to two years before making it out to sea where they live for two to three years in the ocean before returning to the same exact spot to spawn and die.
The Jerky Process
Salmon Paws uses salmon caught in the open ocean before entering the river. The salmon is heated to only 170 degrees Fahrenheit to extract the moisture from the salmon jerky and kill any bacteria. It takes over six hours and only 100 pounds of salmon product is produced per 12-hour shift which makes the cost a bit more expensive but it’s worth it. Salmon Paws contains no artificial colors or additives so the texture and color may vary during the season because they use only the freshest fish possible.
The salmon meat is put through a silent cutter which is a large food processor in order to make it the consistency needed to form large strips. This has been the process at Salmon Paws for 15 years. Why mess with perfection? Some of their products also contain broccoli, wheatgrass and/or carrots. The Salmon Paws facility is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Salmon Paws is a wonderful treat for my dog and is very easy for me to use as a training tool or a treat. I love that it is all natural, healthy, and made in America. The folks at Salmon Paws stand behind their products 100% and their customer service is the epitome of excellence. My dog and I give them two paws up.
To learn more about Salmon Paws, visit their website at Salmonpaws.com.