PureBites Review


I’m always looking for treats Mr. N will like because we go through them so quickly for training. I look for treats that are meaty, soft and easily breakable because Mr. N will (usually) only eat those kind of treats. The breakable part is for portion control and to make the bag go further.

PureBites makes single ingredient freeze dried raw treats that are made in the USA.They sent us three bags of treats to review: beef liver, duck and chicken breast ($5.49). 

I set them out to see which one Mr. N liked best (duck, beef, chicken). He ate them in the following order: beef liver, duck and then chicken. Which is about what I guessed. He likes eating animals bigger than him.

The beef liver ones are bigger and rectangular than the other ones. They’re also a little harder to break up than the duck and chicken but they’re all pretty breakable. 
Mr. N is pretty sure putting treats in front of a dog and not letting him eat them is animal torture. He wants a lawyer. 

As you get to the end of the bag, they do crumble a little bit but I find that happens to freeze dried treats in general. I save the crumbs and sprinkle them over Mr. N’s food as a treat. 
I would keep in mind that both the beef liver and duck treats (which are made of duck liver. I didn’t realize this until later) are rich and should be fed in moderation. 

Mr. N finds them very palatable and wants me to just hand them over already.

This post was sponsored by PureBites. They are not responsible for the contents of this article. All opinions expressed are our own. 
Next Monday (Oct. 6th), I’m co-hosting the Positive Pet Training Blog Hop with Cascadian Nomads and Dachshund Nola. The theme for October is Positive Training Fun with a Box! 101 things to do with a box is a clicker and shaping game where you treat the dog for any interactions with the box and shape it into a useful (or not so useful) trick. All positive training stories are welcome in the hop. 




20 Responses

  1. Emma

    September 29, 2014 10:36 am

    Those look good, as long as they don't crumble or get oily in a mom's pants pocket. When Mom doesn't let me have the treats, then I get back at her by refusing them when she offers them finally. Okay, that doesn't last for long, but it always sends her into a panic. Now she knows I have to first try the treats and then do photos with not touching them.

  2. Sadie Bear

    September 29, 2014 12:45 pm

    Those look very tasty! I like to toss the larger treats around the room first before I devour them. Maybe it tenderizes them a little more…who knows. Enjoy your treats!


  3. Beth

    September 29, 2014 9:05 pm

    I've gotten the kitty versions of those before and Barley always steals them off her brother's cat tower! The cat's okay with that, though, because he's not a fan of freeze-dried treats. Barley loves them, though!


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