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March 3, 2015

Josh’s Firehouse Dog Treats

by Anne Paddock

Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge?    ~Jerry Seinfeld

As much as we like to think we’re in charge, most dog owners are totally gaga over their pups and go to great lengths to keep them happy and healthy. If Queen Elizabeth had an i-phone, bets on the cover photo would be on her corgis (the Queen is purported to prefer her dogs over her blood relatives).  But, I digress.canstockphoto22086469

People who love their dogs care about what their dogs eat. Gone are the days when the only snack choice was  a Milk Bone, which contains:

wheat flour, wheat bran, beef meal and beef bone meal, beef fat preserved with tocopherols, wheat germ, poultry by-product meal, dried vegetable pomace, salt, lamb meal, chicken meal, turkey meal, minerals (dicalcium phosphate, iron oxide, zinc sulfate, calcium carbonate, copper sulfate, ethylenediamine dihydriodide

Josh's_Firehouse_Peanut_Butter_Dog_TreatsToday, dog owners have options including Josh’s Original Gourmet Firehouse Dog Treats, a Florida-based company dedicated to making dog treats with human grade ingredients free of dye, colors, artificial flavors and colors.

Owned by Craig and Charisse Morse, who founded the company in 1994 after their dog, Josh developed food allergies, Josh’s Firehouse Dog Treats are made in 5 delicious flavors: Peanut Butter, Vegetable, Beef, Chicken, and Lamb & Rice – although, truthfully, I’ve only eaten the peanut butter variety which tastes like a very crunchy peanut butter cookie (yes, I really did eat it because I would eat any and all of the ingredients). Josh's_Firehouse_Dog_Treats

The peanut butter variety is made with rye flour, oats, oat four, whole wheat flour, and all natural homemade peanut butter, which my dog, Daisy gobbles down (and doesn’t have any digestive or intestinal problems afterwards). Sold in a 1 pound plastic container (about 50 dog treats), Josh’s Firehouse Dog Treats can be purchased at Whole Foods Markets for about $6. To read more about Josh’s Firehouse Dog Treats, go to the company website:'s_Peanut_Butter_Dog_treats

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