Just made these today and my dog took one and ran into the other room to eat it. I noticed she was licking the floor to make sure she didn't miss even the smallest crumb! Another success! Now she will beg every time I open a can of tuna!
Not for dogs needing to lose or maintain weight. These come out to over 50 calories per piece. Higher in calories than store bought PupPeroni or Bacon treats.
Chef's Comments ~ You're right in saying that they are a higher calorie dog treat. However, the tuna is a very good source of so many nutrients and good fats.
To reduce the fat and calories in this dog treat recipe you can substitute the tuna in oil for tuna in water. You can further reduce the amount of calories by substituting the olive oil for unsweetened applesauce.
The fats in this dog treat are good fats, so unless your dog needs to cut back on calories, you can give this treat as an occasional indulgence.