You guys, I’m stoked to talk to you about my latest find in the single ingredient treat niche – LivePawsitively – for three very specific reasons. First off, LivePawsitively is a small business in Southern Florida that’s run by Tami Maier. That alone is reason to celebrate since it’s Small Business Week all week long!
Second, Tami sells homemade, single-ingredient, freeze-dried & dehydrated treats. Anyone who reads my blog on a regular basis knows that I’m a sucker for single-ingredient goodies because they’re about as healthy as a treat can get, and I only want the best for my K9 loves Missy & Buzz.
Thirdly, Tami works in the pet care industry just like me and offers pet sitting, boarding, and pet taxi services in Miami. How about that?! I’m always excited to learn about fellow pet sitters – especially when they also cater to my pups’ stomachs 😉
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. LivePawsitively provided us with a selection of their treats in return for an honest review. Here on K9sOverCoffee, I only share information I feel is relevant to my readers & always provide 100% honest reviews. LivePawsitively is not responsible for the content of this blog post.
Freeze Dried & Dehydrated Treats Without Any Additives, Grains, Gluten & Hormones
Tami’s on a mission to offer only the “best for your pets”, and that means creating treats without the use of grains, gluten, hormones, synthetic preservatives and unpronounceable, superfluous ingredients. Right up my alley!
All of her treats are either freeze-dried or dehydrated. Both methods are gentle ways of preserving food the natural way and don’t require refrigeration. I store my freeze-dried and dehydrated treats in the pantry.
Homemade Here In The USA
Tami has full control over the production of her treat lines because she hand makes them in her kitchen! All the meat & poultry she uses comes from Wisconsin, Kentucky, & Miami. While it’s not organic, it’s from natural grass fed cattle that hasn’t been treated with hormones. The poultry has also not been treated with hormones. The salmon treats are made from wild-caught Alaskan salmon.
Chicken, Turkey, Beef, Lamb & Salmon
Missy & Buzz got to sample five different proteins – beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, and salmon. They included hearts, livers, and non-organ meat (just an FYI: Raw feeders don’t consider hearts organs but muscle meat). We also had one medley which consisted of beef heart, liver, & kidney.
I reserved most of the lamb for Buzz since we just learned that Missy reacts poorly to lamb when her DNA was tested for sensitivities – which, of course, didn’t make her drool any less over the lamb treats!! You can read more about our allergy test here: I found out what my dog is allergic to with PetMedella’s Bioenergetic Scan.
You might be asking yourselves the same question Tami asked me – so which treats did Missy & Buzz like best? Well, they didn’t have a favorite – they LOVED them all and were very eager to work for them!!
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Perfect Training Treats
I incorporated them in our basic obedience training, crate games, and rewarded stays/sits/downs/leave its & challenged the pups mentally by having them sniff out Tami’s delicacies on our snuffle mat and in the backyard.
Our dog training 101: Use irresistible treats like the freeze-dried chicken 🐓liver ones from @livepawsitive & keep training sessions short & interesting. 💡We practiced “stay” in open crates with one pup while the other one sniffed out treats from our snuffle mat 🆒. Repeat 10 times & you’ll have happy, tired pups 😊
Here’s the great part – all of the treats we tested were easy to break up into smaller pieces, which made them perfect for training purposes.
Available Online & At Pinecrest Farmers Market in Miami, FL
You can get your paws on Tami’s treats online at LivePawsitively.com. They all come in 3 oz containers and sell for $8.00. If you’re lucky enough to call yourself a Miami resident, you can buy them at Pinecrest Farmers Market located at 11000 Red Rd, Pinecrest, FL 33156 (Sunday mornings starting at 9 am).
Next time I’m in Miami, you bet that I’ll be checking out the Farmers Market and saying hi to Tami in person (so far, I’ve only had layovers at the Miami airport).
I just checked in with another small business owner in the pet treat industry during a weekend getaway in Memphis, TN, and there’s just something quaint about talking to people in person as opposed to just filling up a virtual shopping cart.
Nope! Except that I’d love for Tami to live here in my neck of the North Carolinian woods and sell her treats at a local farmers market HERE!
We most definitely recommend Live Pawsitively’s treat lines because they don’t contain any unpronounceable crap, are homemade here in the USA, and make great, healthy training treats. Tami being a fellow pet sitter and small business owner is certainly the cherry on top!
Are you ready to treat your pup with single or limited-ingredient treats? As always, we’d love to hear from you in our comment section!