KONG Premium Treats by JAKKS Pacific, Inc Review

Recently, I was contacted by JAKKS Pacific, Inc about doing a free product review/giveaway.  I knew JAKKS Pacific, Inc made children toys, but wasn’t aware they had a pet division.  In addition to other brands, they recently partnered with KONG to make their new line of premium dog treats.   Suki loves her KONG, so I was definitely intrigued.

Now you know I’m very picky about what Suki eats.  This house does not allow treats from China, anything with byproducts or corn, and no junk food treats.  So I did some research before agreeing to review the products.   I checked the JAKKS Pacific, Inc website to learn more about their pet division:  http://www.jakks.com/pets-brands.html.  I also checked out their line of premium dog treats on Kong’s website http://www.kongcompany.com/products/for-dogs/treats/.  Suki is not allowed any rawhide as I personally believe they’re not good for dogs, so those products were out.  I proceeded to look into the non-rawhide products.  Made in USA…check!  No wheat, corn, or soy…check!  No animal byproducts…check!  Looks like we were good to try them.  Now I want to add my disclaimer here: 

  • The treats were sent to me free of charge.
  • JAKKS Pacific, Inc initiated contact with me.
  • I was not paid one dime for my review.
  • The product review is my honest opinion, no influence from the company.

Ok, now that’s out of the way, so on to the review.

JAKKS Pacific Inc sent 3 products for review/giveaway (click on each to be taken to Kong’s product page):

KONG DrumStick Chew

KONG Fresh Breath Dental Chews

KONG Bacon Meaty Flavor Chewy Bites

I decided to have Suki try the DrumStick Chew and Dental Chews.  Since I value my followers, the Chewy Bites will be part of a giveaway.

KONG DrumStick Chew


4 paws

Suki LOVED the Drumstick Chew & gave it a 4 paws up!  She grabbed and ran to her kennel to eat it in privacy.  Apparently, there was some concern I might take it. LOL.  It took a little while to eat which is saying a lot, since she devours treats.

There were a couple downsides to it from my perspective.  First, it smelled!  I’m glad Suki took it to her kennel, so I didn’t have to smell it anymore.  I know the smell is for her benefit, but I’m the one taking it out of the bag and getting the first whiff.  Second, it was a little too rich for Suki and gave her one incident of soft poo afterwards.  Not runny, just softer than usual.  She loved the treat, so next time I’ll just give her half of it and save the rest for a few days later.

KONG Fresh Breath Dental Chews


4 paws

Suki devoured her dental chew each day.   Again, she grabbed it and ran to her kennel.  I’m starting to get a little offended she doesn’t trust me not to steal her treats.  The chews come in 3 sizes to accommodate most dogs.  They have a little flexibility to them, so I wasn’t worried about her chipping a tooth.  Some other chews out there are way too hard.

I didn’t notice a strong odor of any kind, but they still smelled delicious to Suki.  I brush her teeth every day, so  I can’t speak to the Dental Chews effect on freshening breath.  Suki’s breath is pretty good already.  I love that these can be fed directly or placed in her KONG toy for added play time.  Well done, JAKKS Pacific Inc and KONG!


Posted on June 22, 2013, in Product Reviews, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Whenever I get something yummy, I take it into the living room and away from mom & dad, so I can enjoy it in peace. You never know when mom & dad might want it back! The drumstick sounds awesome! I love stinky things! And my mom has no sense of smell, so it wouldn’t bother her. We will also have to try the dental treats. We got some Kong noms in our BlogPaws goodies but we haven’t tried them yet. Will have to go try them!!!


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