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First Impressions: Chippin Dog Food and Treats

Kat Giuffrida
ByKat GiuffridaNov 10, 2021 | 0 comments

brown dog paws on chippen pets superfood treats bag

Chippin Sustainable Dog Treats
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Chippin is on a mission to provide dog owners with the most sustainable dog food there is. Its dog food and treats contain digestible proteins that require 80%+ fewer resources to produce compared to most brands, and each dog food item is contained in eco-friendly packaging that’s made from 29% post-consumer recycled materials. On top of that, Chippin sources its dog food and treats from humanely-harvested crickets, wild-caught silver carp, and spirulina, along with several other all-natural ingredients. While Chippin’s dog treats can be consumed by pups of all ages, its dog food is designed for dogs that are 1 year or older.

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The Breakdown – What’s Inside The Box

Chippin Pets dog food and set of 4 treats

I was provided the following 5 items from Chippin Pets to give to my dogs to try out:

  • Silver Carp Daily Food
  • Spirulina Dailies Treats
  • Antioxidant Treats
  • Superfood Treats
  • Smokehouse BBQ Treats

The Silver Carp Daily Food is available for $29.69 for 3.5lb bag whereas the treats can be purchased in a bundle for $31.96.

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Let’s now take a closer look at each item I received and the ingredients they contained.

Silver Carp Daily Food

chippin pets carp dog food

This dog food is sourced from wild-caught silver carp and is an incredible hypoallergenic swap for dogs who may have common protein allergies. Additional ingredients found in this dog food include oats, pumpkin, ground flaxseed, dried chicory root, dried tomato pomace, brewers yeast, dried cranberries, dried spinach, and rosemary extract. Since this ingredient profile is most likely way different than what you’ll find in most stores, it’s best to slowly introduce this dog food into your pup’s diet by adding in small portions at a time to their normal food. Over time, usually within 2 weeks, your dog should adjust to its new all-natural food and love every bite.

Spirulina Dailies Treats

chippin pets spirulina treats

Definitely not a dog treat you’ll come by in most stores, this spirulina, kale, and carrot blend provides a generous nutrient boost to your dog’s diet. As it’s sourced from plant-based ingredients, we highly suggest that you use this dog treat as a supplement to your dog’s current diet only and use it to top off one or more of their meals per day. Other ingredients included in these treats are oats, flaxseed, parsley, molasses, and rosemary extract.

Antioxidant Treats

chippin pets antioxidant treats

In addition to providing your dog with some of the most nutritionally dense vegetables possible, Chippin Pets also makes dog treats that are derived from fruits including bananas and blueberries. Additional ingredients include oats, crickets (Gryllodes sigillatus), flaxseed, chopped peanuts, honey, turmeric, and rosemary extract. This dog treat’s formulation is especially helpful for combatting inflammation and offers a well balanced blend of protein, fiber, and antioxidants.

Superfood Treats

chippin pets superfood

This is definitely one of the most original dog treat formulations we’ve seen. This snack provides a well-balanced approach to consuming digestible protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Its ingredients include oats, peanuts, crickets, pumpkin, flaxseed, honey, and cinnamon.

Smokehouse BBQ Treats

chippin pets BBQ treats

Perhaps one of the most distinct treat flavors available from Chippin Pets, this dog treat is sure to have many tails wagging. Its ingredients include oats, pumpkin, crickets (Gryllodes sigillatus), tomatoes, carrots, flaxseed, molasses, natural hickory smoked flavor.

Final Verdict – What The Dogs Decided

I decided to let my dog-in-laws try out Chippin to see what they thought of the dog food and treats. Both Teddy and Ziggy approved of the Silver Carp Daily Food, although it took a few minutes for them to assess the food and try a few nibbles before digging in. Unfortunately, they turned their snouts up to the treats the first time around but I definitely think they will eat them in the future if I mix them into their new dog food or add a dollop of peanut butter to top them. I’ll make sure to keep trying to feed them these treats throughout the week as the ingredients are much cleaner and healthier than what their typical treats look like.

Here’s a picture of each of the pups trying out Chippin:

Yorkie trying out chippen pets dog treats

Teddy attempted eating the treats but only made it through a few bites before walking away. To be fair to Chippin, he had already eaten another treat beforehand (found this out after the fact LOL), so I think he would’ve eaten it on an empty stomach or if I have mixed it into his food. I plan on trying to feed them these treats again soon!

black small mixed breed dog trying out chippen pets food

Ziggy LOVED the dog food. He was a bit suspicious at first of it, however, after the first bite, he realized it was too good to pass up and ended up eating the small serving I gave him.

Take-Away

Altogether, I think Chippin serves a wonderful cause, and I appreciate the love they put into each and every product they make. I realize that the price of their dog food is a bit higher than what you’ll purchase standard dog food for, but if you’re willing to cover the additional expense to ensure that your dog is eating a high-quality, nutritionally dense, and sustainably sourced food then it’s well worth the cost. Their treats are competitively priced to similar products and pack a ton of antioxidants, fiber, and protein into small bites. However, they may need to be mixed in with your dog’s food or you may need to add peanut butter or another topping to them in order for your dog to eat them at first. Over time, I think most dogs will grow accustomed to the natural flavors of the treats and learn to enjoy them. In the meantime, I’m going to attempt a few different ways for my family’s pups to learn how to enjoy these superfood treats and will keep my fingers crossed that they feel more comfortable eating them!

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Dog nutrition can be confusing. We keep it simple with fresh silver carp sourced directly from USA fishermen. We then combine silver carp with a curated selection of all natural ingredients for omega-3 support and tasty oven-baked food.
Kat Giuffrida
Kat Giuffrida
Kathryn is a native of the sunshine state and currently resides with her husband in Lake Alfred, FL. She obtained a Master of Public Health in Toxicology and Risk Assessment from the University of South Florida in 2018 and currently works as a SEO content specialist. She's also a year-round swimmer who qualified to compete in the 2020 TYR Pro Series and whenever she's not behind the keyboard typing up new articles you can most likely find her in a pool.

Kat Giuffrida
Kat Giuffrida
Kathryn is a native of the sunshine state and currently resides with her husband in Lake Alfred, FL. She obtained a Master of Public Health in Toxicology and Risk Assessment from the University of South Florida in 2018 and currently works as a SEO content specialist. She's also a year-round swimmer who qualified to compete in the 2020 TYR Pro Series and whenever she's not behind the keyboard typing up new articles you can most likely find her in a pool.
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