Product Review: Dogswell Happy Hips Treats

April 1st, 2008 by Dan

If you’re anything like me, you want to know exactly what you are feeding to your dogs. As a raw feeder I can easily control my pups daily meals, however finding treats I am happy with has been much more of a challenge. Then I found out about Dogswell. Dogswell is a company that puts out a complete line of natural jerky-type treats that are fortified with vitamin and mineral supplements. They use chicken, beef, duck and lamb to create healthy snacks that no dog could ever refuse! With names like Happy Hips, Breathies and Mellow Mutt, there is a variety fitting for almost every dog. All Dogswell products contain no hormones, no antibiotics, no byproducts, no added salt, no wheat, no corn, no gluten, no BHA/BHT.

I have recently been feeding both Lucian and Reef Happy Hips treats. Due to Lucian’s extra large size (he is 142 lbs and still growing!), I want to be sure to do all I can to maintain the health of his hips, elbows and joints. Reef is about to turn 7, and though she is as active and fit as ever, I also don’t mind her getting a little bit of maintenance in the joint department as well!

Dogswell Happy Hips

We tried 2 varieties of Healthy Hips – Chicken Breast (Contains: Chicken Breast, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement) and Lamb and Rice (Contains: Lamb, Rice, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement). While the dogs gulped down both of them eagerly, I personally am happier with the chicken formula as I avoid most grains when I feed my dogs. However they loved both of them and most dogs would do well with any of the varieties.

The serving size for Happy Hips is 1 treat per 15 1bs. Since they are jerky style they can be broken into smaller pieces if needed. Check out these healthy snacks! You’ll feel comfortable knowing exactly what you are giving your dog!

*Click Here To Order Dogswell Chicken Breast Happy Hips Treats
*Click Here To Order Dogswell Lamb and Rice Happy Hips Treats

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  3. Gusto Says:

    Dogswell Healthy Hips are made in China. Can anyone comment knowledgeably about their quality? Chinese companies don’t seem to be averse to shipping us toxic foods…

  4. DOGSWELL Says:

    The DOGSWELL® manufacturing facilities meet the highest and most strict sanitary conditions. All of our co-packing plants have HACCP programs, have received high scores by independent third-party auditors, have strict raw ingredient standards and continuously check our products during processing and when they are finished to ensure they meet our high quality standards. Our wet food for dogs, our dry food for dogs and our biscuits are manufactured in the U.S. and our treats are manufactured in China. We regularly visit our manufacturing facilities to ensure the quality and safety of our products. Not only does DOGSWELL® closely monitor the manufacturing facilities, but they are also audited by third-party, U.S.-based audit companies. These companies make visits to the facilities, both planned and spontaneous, in order to ensure that the procedures are up to par from a very specific technical standpoint.

    Please know we certify that our products are safe and clean with regular testing and ensure that our products meet high quality standards. Along with an in-depth knowledge of our supply chain, our regular tests assure our customers that we are providing their pets with only the very best ingredients. Tests are conducted at independent, third-party, U.S. laboratories that follow FDA and APPA-approved methodology. We test product from each batch that is produced and have never had our results come back positive for ANY harmful ingredients such as cyanuric acid, melamine, e.coli and salmonella. Moreover, please note that no DOGSWELL® product contains milk powder.

    The country of origin for the raw materials used in DOGSWELL® dry food, canned food and biscuits is mainly the US and Canada. However, sometimes an ingredient cannot be sourced locally and must be sourced from overseas suppliers such as the Philippines, India, Italy, New Zealand, Morocco, Germany, France, Switzerland, Indonesia, Egypt, and the Netherlands. Some of our vitamin and mineral suppliers do have to source materials from China as a non-Chinese source is not a viable option. This is true for most all pet food manufacturers. We don’t determine our source for ingredients based solely on the country of origin; we find the best quality ingredient combined with the highest quality supplier and testing specifications and select them. You can be confident that DOGSWELL® products are natural, high-quality and provide the best for your pet.

    Our material suppliers are certified clean and clear of any contaminants. If raw ingredients do not meet their specifications and pass safety tests, then the ingredient is rejected immediately and never enters our processing facilities. Moreover, we strive to use products from suppliers that treat their animals humanely.

    If you have any further questions please email


  5. shelley Says:

    I was very disappointed to find you import from China.
    I will not be buying your product any longer.
    This is unfortunate, because I went through at least 2 bags a week- my dog loves them.

    But I cannot condone a company that outsources these days when our country needs the jobs here- not in China.

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