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Sustainable products are all the rage, but it can be difficult to know which products are actually good for the planet and good for your dog. Jiminys is a company that really wants to start a food revolution with their cricket based treats. Read on to learn more about this company and why their treats are so popular with dogs and owners alike!
About Jiminy’s Cricket Dog Treats:
Jiminy’s was founded with the goal of creating a more sustainable dog treat that provides your pup with high-quality protein that tastes great and is good for the planet.
They have dog food and treats available, both of which are free of fillers like corn, wheat, and soy. Their highly experienced team includes world-renowned pet behaviorist and veterinarian Dr. Ian Dunbar.
About Crickets for Dog Treats:
You may think crickets are a strange choice in a dog treat, but when you really start to look you will see they are an excellent choice!
- Why choose cricket?
- Crickets require 67% less land than chickens and 93% less land than beef.
- Saves 220 gallons of water per bag compared to traditional meat treats.
- Uses 740% less greenhouse gases than beef and 270% less than chicken.
- Are a complete protein, so high in amino acids.
- Full of vitamins and minerals like Iron, vitamin B2 + B12, calcium, magnesium, and omegas.
- Carry less pathogens than traditional meats.
Whether for your dog’s health, the environment, or just to change things up, you really can’t go wrong with crickets.
About Jiminy’s Cricket Dog Treats:
Jiminy’s cricket dog treats come in four different flavors with different shapes and textures!
- Key features:
- Treat flavors include:
- Peanut Butter and the Peanut Butter, Crickets, Flax Seed, Lentils and Blueberries.
- Crickets, Lentils, Pumpkin, Flaxseed seed, and Peanut Butter.
- Pumpkin, Carrot, Oats, and Crickets.
- Sweet Potato, Peas, Crickets, and Oats.
- Low calorie.
- Made in the USA
- Free from fillers and artificial ingredients.
- High protein.
- More sustainable than traditional meats.
- Prebiotic and highly digestible.
- Price: Treats start at $9.95 per bag.
These treats offer a great way to help the planet while giving your dog a healthy and delicious treat.
What We Love About Jiminy’s Cricket Dog Treats:
My dog, for once, actually likes the crunchy Original Cricket Cookie treat as well as the soft! This is such a change from his typical pickiness. He normally prefers tender treats and won’t touch anything that is dry or hard.
But these crunchy treats are just that – crunchy! Though contrary to popular belief, crunchy doesn’t have to mean rock hard! They have an airiness about them that makes it easy for my dog to chew. Plus, the crunchy treats are so easy to use for training and walks. They are nice and dry, don’t crumble, and don’t smell too strong.
I think Peanut actually likes the crunchy treats more than the soft ones, but the soft ones are still great. I love how easy it is to break the soft treats into multiple pieces. If you are like me and want one treat to last for a while, this is perfect. They have a faint odor and are slightly stickier than most moist treats, but it is nothing overwhelming.
We also tried out the Good Grub and Cricket Crave dog foods. When I opened them up I realized they were the PERFECT size for treats. They are even smaller than the crunchy biscuits and perfect to put in my training pouch. Overall, the Cricket Crave was Peanut’s favorite thing to eat.
What We Would Change:
These treats taste great (at least that’s what my dog thinks!) and are a sustainable alternative to so many other dog treats on the market. I really like the mission of this company and their product. I would love to see treats the size of their dog food for little dogs like Peanut.
Jiminy’s is a company looking to do good for the planet and your dog, not just make money. If you want to support treats made right here in the USA from sustainable ingredients, then give them a try!
Find more info about their crickets, treats, and company as well as where you can buy their treats and dog food on their website.
I’m a good ol’ Midwestern transplant that moved to Colorado for mountains and adventure. I love rock climbing, writing, and eating cookies. When I’m not on the side of a cliff you can find me walking my dog, Peanut, playing piano, and blogging about my climbing adventures on The Gobi Gazette.