Product Review: Stewart Freeze Dried Dog Food

My dog says we like to try out new foods, so this week we're sampling something from a brand we're only vaguely familiar with. Stewart is a 40 year old company and their foods are made with human grade ingredients produced in USDA-inspected facilities. Those are all things that are super important, so we felt this was a product we wanted to learn more about. We've tried the freeze dried treats from Stewart in the past and the pups really liked them, so we were eager to test out the Stewart freeze dried food.

This freeze dried food is made with single or limited source protein from the states, and is made in the USA, as well. Both grain and gluten-free, it has flaxseed meal and salmon oil (which both possess natural omega fatty acids) to promote vitality, a shiny coat, and healthy skin. It also contains vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and antioxidants to support health and wellness.

The freeze drying process apparently helps to retain the flavor and smell of the ingredients, while also keeping the the nutritional value of the raw ingredients intact. Also, although not a traditional limited ingredient food, it comes close. We normally don't give the full ingredient list, but we will here so you can see the quality of it.

Turkey, Ground Turkey Bone, Turkey Heart, Turkey Liver, Apples, Carrots, Lettuce, Watermelon, Egg, Ground Flaxseed, Inulin, Salmon Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Blueberry, Cranberry, Dried Kelp, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Whole Ginger, Whole Parsley, Whole Garlic, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Mixed Tocopherols (as preservative), Vitamin D Supplement.

We really like the versatility with this product. Note that it is not a food that requires hydration, so there's no need to add water; just serve as is. It can fed as a main meal, used as a treat, or even added to kibble for a nice nutritional boost. The pieces even tear easily if you wanted to make them smaller for toy sized pups (that's a pinky in the photo so you can gauge the size)! (I broke up each piece into three for the smaller dogs and left full size for my larger ones.)

All the dogs really, really loved these nuggets...a lot!

Chewy sells the Stewart Raw Naturals Grain Free, Turkey Recipe Freeze Dried food in a 12 ounce and 24 ounce bag. The 12 ounce is way bigger than you'd think and will last awhile if used as a treat. If you intent to fed as a meal or kibble supplement, you'd be better off buying the 24 ounce sized option (which is twice as much food but only 50% higher in price, so it's a better bargain).

We are pleased to give the Stewart Raw Naturals food four out of four paws! It was super easy to serve and every dog we've given it to (ours, the neighbors' dogs, family members' dogs, etc.) have absolutely flipped over it. We will be ordering this food again... and again...and again.

Disclaimer: As a Chewy influencer, we received this product for free so we could sample it. Our reviews, however, are not bought or paid for and you can count on My Dog Says Woof to give you an honest assessment in all our product reviews.  

Product Review: True Chews Premium Jerky Cuts for Dogs

My dog says this month, we're checking out some jerky treats so we can give you the scoop. Sometimes with jerky, you're not sure what you're going to get: hard or soft treats. So, we like to try "jerky" whenever we can so we can find the best ones. So, without further adieu, we give you the 411 on True Chews Premium Jerky Cuts for dogs.


True Chews come in a variety of flavors (turkey, chicken, sirloin, and duck), but we tried the turkey one. We especially like that turkey is the #1 ingredient in these. Plus, it's a fairly simple ingredient list, which we always prefer. We can break it down here: turkey, potatoes, vegetable glycerin, natural flavors, salt, distilled vinegar, natural smoke flavor, and then colored with paprika.

We're not thrilled with the salt and vinegar, but at least they're further down the ingredient list (for those who don't know, ingredients are listed in the order of quantity).


Earlier we talked about hard and soft jerky, and these chews are soft. We like that a lot since that means no pointy, sharp edges. The pieces are big enough for large dogs, but easily torn into pieces for smaller pups. Great size and texture.


Made in the U.S.A!


These chews are a little on the pricey side, but you get a lot (the True Chews in turkey flavor is about $17 on and the sirloin flavor is only $14). The bag is 12 ounces, but we counted 39 pieces! And, as we said earlier, they're good size pieces. Depending on how you treat, these will last you awhile.


We brought in a whole canine crew to test these out and all the dogs loved them, big time! Whenever we held out a piece, every dog would latch on to snatch it and then run off with it. They each devoured it in no time. Soooo, that said, we can say with a high degree of confidence, that True Chews are a doggie pleaser. We'll definitely be adding this to our regular rotation of doggie treats! Four enthusiastic paws up!

Disclaimer: As a Chewy influencer, we received this product for free so we could sample it. Our reviews, however, are not bought or paid for and you can count on My Dog Says Woof to give you an honest assessment in all our product reviews.

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