Canyon Creek Ranch Yams
|Ebon, wanting desperately for me to give him a yam|
I picked up these particular treats as they were the only yam treat I could find at the store I was at. I'm not as happy with them as I was with the Beefeaters sweet potato treats, mostly because of the inclusion of additional sugar. I don't remember there being added sugar in the other brand. I dislike seeing added sugar or other sweetener an any dog product that I buy, especially refined sugar so far up the list and when added to an already sweet food. Yams and sweet potatoes are pretty sweet, so I don't see the need to add more sweetness. I will occasionally give Ebon something with sugar in it, but I try to keep it to a bare minimum. I also find it odd that the yams are nowhere to be found on the Canyon Creek Ranch website.
I also purchased these treats before the brand was named in connection with the recent chicken jerky-related illnesses that have been linked to products made in China. I do not support the continued inclusion of these potentially harmful products on the shelves, even if the source of the illness has not been determined. For a company that claims to be concerned about pet health, they're being extraordinarily defensive about it and don't seem to feel the need to look into potential hazards themselves. I chose to still feed Ebon these treats since they do not contain any chicken.
Ingredients: Yams, Sugar, Sodium Metabisulfite (To Preserve Color), Citric Acid (A Preservative).
Crude Protein: minimum of 1.5%
Crude Fat: minimum of 0.2%
Crude Fiber: maximum of 10.0%
Moisture: maximum of 17.0%
|Fresh out of the freezer|
|Ebon enjoying his wag-gurt|
As opposed to the yams, this treat appears to be sweetened purely using unrefined sugar, in the form of apple juice. I also expected to find added sweetener in this product, as opposed to the yams, and it's good that it's in an unrefined form. I will probably be buying these again, especially if it gets very hot this year as it did last year. In the past, I used to add ice to Ebon's water and feed him the occasional cube to beat the heat on particularly hot days, but giving more than just frozen water would make a very nice summer treat. I also might make my own canine frozen yogurt, since I already have a recipe in mind. If I do, I'll discuss my recipe and the results in a future post.
Ingredients: Organic Yogurt (Contains Lactobacillus Bulgaricus & Streptococcus Thermophilus Live Cultures), Apple Juice, Inulin, Peanut Butter, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cellulose Gum, Salt.
Crude Protein: minimum of 2.0%
Crude Fat: minimum of 2.0%
Crude Fiber: maximum of 2.0%
Moisture: maximum of 85.0%