Dogswell Jerky Bars – a low glycemic dog treat

When given the opportunity to try new treats, my two dogs are always game. Always game. And although they would eat practically anything, I stay pretty conscious of what I give them for treats and how those treats fit into their normally healthy diet. That said, Dogswell Jerky Bars are a high protein, low glycemic treat you can feel good about. They advertise their bars contain 85% animal protein, 15% good stuff (fruits and veggies), and 0% bad stuff (corn, wheat, soy).

We tried the following two combinations:

  • Dogswell® HAPPYHIPS Jerky Bars™ Turkey & Veggies
  • Dogswell® VITALITY Jerky Bars™ Salmon & Veggies

The bars have a texture similar to a protein bar, are about two inches square, and can be broken in smaller pieces, or given to your pet whole, depending on your dog’s size. I gave my dogs a whole bar and they broke them in to pieces on their own. From the picture below, you can see the healthy ingredients in the bars.

 Dogswell Jerky Bars   a low glycemic dog treat

Low glycemic?

Because the bars contain high protein and no potato, corn, rice, etc. they are considered low glycemic. I’ve seen human foods referred to as low glycemic, but not really pet foods. What is the benefit of low glycemic foods for your pet?

“The Glycemic Impact™ of a canine and/or feline food is extremely important in their lifespan and health status…High Glycemic pet foods, and High Glycemic diets high in sugars and carbohydrates accelerate the aging process, reduce lifespan, exacerbate cancer, diabetes, and other disease states.— Glycemic Research Institute, Pet Food Division

In addition, the Dogswell jerky bars are made from carefully crafted recipes that feature:

  • real ingredients such as peas, carrots, and spinach
  • natural with added vitamins and zinc
  • no grains, corn, wheat, soy, or potatoes
  • antioxidants from apples, cranberries, and flaxseed to support immunity
  • single source, high quality proteins

Our review

As you can see, Maddie was quite fond of the treats. As I tried to snap a few pictures, she tried to help herself to the open bag of turkey and veggie bars. Later when I would put the bag on the counter, she sat by the counter for a bit, which I’m thinking is a sign that she enjoyed her treats immensely, as she was not starving.

 Dogswell Jerky Bars   a low glycemic dog treat

From my perspective, as a discerning dog parent, I was happy to see that these were low glycemic, high protein and not chock full of empty carbohydrates. Additionally, the turkey and salmon products we tried have ingredients 100% sourced in the U.S., which gives me an added sense of comfort when choosing a pet food product.

You can purchase Dogswell treats from many trusted retailers both online and locally. Please check out the Dogswell webpage for more information on various combinations of nutritious treats for your pup!


This post has a Disclosure Level of 2. Products were provided to DogSplendor.com for our own use and for an honest review. All opinions expressed in this review are our own.

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  • http://www.mygirlyparts.com/ Bren Lee

    I’ve seen these in our local pet store and have been tempted to try them. Might just have to pick a bag up now 😉 Thanks for sharing the review!

    • http://www.dogsplendor.com/ Stefanie

      The dogs seem to love them, hope yours does too!

  • http://twitter.com/barkandchatter Bark and Chatter

    Oooh! Looks yummy! Great review!

    • http://www.dogsplendor.com/ Stefanie

      Thanks. You should try them! I love to find healthy treats.

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