Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Merrick Jerky Strips


With another awesome opportunity offered to me by Chewy.com to review some treats, I could not possibly pass it up. This time around, the treats up for review by the flyball dogs are Merrick Real Cut Jerky Strips.

Merrick Jerky Strips
I forgot to take a photo before opening the package. This photo was provided to me by Chewy.com to use in the blog post.

These jerky strips were large sticks that are easy to break into smaller pieces, even with one hand. They are super smelly, meaning the dogs absolutely love them. The smell isn't that unpleasant, but it lingers on your hands a bit. So I wouldn't use this as a treat to take along if we were going somewhere in public like the Farmer's Market. I would be happy to use it at home or training classes, where I expect my hands to smell like dog treats and am able to wash up immediately afterwards.

Pallo is woe
That stick balanced on Pallo's face is one entire strip. You can see they are pretty good sized. I broke it into smaller pieces to reward the dogs for posing.

Even Martha was getting in on the jerky action. She couldn't really bite off pieces, but was able to gnaw on it enough for a few pieces to start coming loose.
Of course the cats got to taste test as well. I didn't get any good pictures of Theo tasting the jerky, but Martha enjoyed it a lot, and kept meowing at me to give her more.

Koira must tilt her head and pin back her ears in order to concentrate. That's just how it works
Overall, I think my dogs enjoyed it quite a bit. For $5.99 for a package, I might pick some up in the future to use as training treats, since they are pretty easy to handle.

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Disclaimer: I recieved a free package of treats from Chewy.com in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to give a positive review and was not compensated in any other way.


  1. Great review! (and love the photos) Sharing

  2. Merrick has some decent products with, overall, quality ingredients. We haven't tried these yet but will check out the label and see what is in them!

  3. Great review! We picked the same treats, and my nose is way too sensitive for them. :(

    Nola's Mom

  4. GREAT photos!!! i've never bought merrick's before. next time i'm treat shopping, i'll give them a try. i'm always on the lookout for treats that can easily be cut up into tiny pieces for bailey.
    wags, bailey unleashed

  5. Those look yummy! I don't think my dogs with sit with a treat on their noses...lol. Good job!