Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Dog treats made for pugs with itchy skin: Salmon Paws!

Pug sitting in a bathtub looking sad
Liam the pug has been dealing with an itchy-skin condition lately, so he's been spending a bit of time in the bathtub. His shampoo has to stay in contact with his skin for 10 minutes, so he has to sit and shiver while I count the minutes down.

Obviously, this boy needs a treat when we're done! And I think I found a great thing in my BlogPaws swag bag.

Block of salmon jerky as a treat for dogs and cats
This is a block of salmon jerky made by the company Salmon Paws. The packaging may look a little unassuming, but the treat inside is pretty great.

These treats are sourced from Alaskan salmon with no fillers and no yeast. There's nothing in here but salmon, and that's perfect for an itchy pug.

Omega oils in fish products have long been associated with skin benefits in dogs, which is why so many of us give fish oil to our dogs. But, many pups (including Liam) can be really sensitive to flat fish oil. (I've written about that here, in a very old blog post.) These treats are a little different. They're not so much concentrated oil as concentrated fish, so Liam can get the benefits without all of the nausea.

I tore this block up into a bunch of bite-size pieces, and so far, Liam is loving them. It's a good thing, too, as I have a lot of stock to share!
Salmon treat torn up into bite sized pieces for a dog
I'm keeping these treats in a jar, too, as they can be a little smelly.

I just found out that these treats are available on Amazon: Salmon Paws Salmon Jerky Treats. Hope your dogs like them as much as Liam does!

And remember: Leave me a comment and let me know you stopped by, okay?

Disclosure: I was not paid for this review. I got a free sample and provided my opinion. But, some product links in this post are “affiliate links.” If you click on them and make a purchase, I'll get a commission. Rest assured that I only recommend products that I believe provide real value. This disclosure comes in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


  1. Thanks for coming by my blog! I loves loves loves meeting new FURiends.
    Those salmon treats look yummy and not to hard to make. Perhaps I can PERSUADE my HUmom to make them for me.
    Love Noodles

    1. Thanks for stopping by! And tell the humom I appreciate her DIY spirit!

  2. The more I hear about salmon the more I learn about all the many benefits of salmon to pets. My dogs loved the salmon jerky in our BlogPaws swag bags too! I hope Liam's itchy skin gets better soon )-:
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

    1. Aw, thanks! Liam is doing better now, happy to say 😀

  3. Hi Y'all!

    Oh I have to get my Human to let me try Salmon Paws! That sounds yummy! and I have allergies! PERFECT!

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  4. Our dogs and cat went wild over the natural salmon treats from Only Natural Pet in Boulder...then, they got tired of them. I will try them again, in the fall, but for now, they are turning their nose up at it. Sigh.

    1. Ah, that's a bummer. My cats are picky like that :(