Friday, November 6, 2015

Review & Giveaway: Meaty Mugs Dog Treats

Jada looking at a Meaty Mugs Chicken Jerky Dog Treat

The Chesnut Mutts were compensated in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are genuinely mine and we would not share a product that we did not fully believe in. Please do not use any image without permission.

As a pet parent, I am sure you have noticed that jerky treats have been getting a lot of flak over the last few years. It has been hard to find a reputable U.S. based treat brand that makes safe jerky treats, but thankfully they have been popping up in the last year. One brand that we stumbled across is located in New York and brings peace of mind to dog parents everywhere! Introducing...Meaty Mugs!

All Natural Meaty Mugs Dog Treats made with love

Meaty Mugs was started back in November 2014 by Regina Jacobson and her dog-loving family. This is a very new treat company, but has already gained media attention from local magazines, and most recently, the love and adoration from our whole household, haha. The name "Meaty Mugs" comes from the meaty raw diet Regina feeds her pack, and"mugs" comes from their pit bulls' big heads and "mugs". We were sent a bag of chicken jerky treats as well as a sample of a new product coming out soon. 

Let's see how the Mutts liked the jerky...

Meaty Mugs Chicken Jerky Dog Treats

All Natural Meaty Mugs Dog Treats Made with Love

Ingredients: Chicken Breast

Can't get any better than a single ingredient dog treat! These jerky strips are human-grade and made with all natural chicken breast. The chickens are farm-raised on a vegetarian diet with no hormones and antibiotic free. There are also no additives, artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives- just delicious chicken! Also, the bag is 100% compostable, minus the tin tie at the top.

a pile of Meaty Mugs Chicken Jerky Dog Treats

These are thin chicken strips that are made by Regina herself! There were varying sizes, but my bag was consistent with big wide pieces.

Bailey looking at a Meaty Mugs Chicken Jerky Dog Treat
Don't let that face fool you, she was very attentive!
I think one thing that makes this treat special is the thinness of the jerky. This way your dog can eat a lot of it and not get too fat (Jada is very thankful for this), and it makes an okay training treat when you break it up. Just don't break it up into too small of a piece or it will crumble.

Bailey looking at a Meaty Mugs Chicken Jerky Dog Treat
The calm before the storm...

All size of dog can enjoy this treat. Just snap it into any size you need to make your pooch happy!

Dibble eating a Meaty Mugs Chicken Jerky Dog Treat

I know all of you are wondering, "so what do these taste like, Abby?" Well, wonder no more because I tried these out myself and I almost didn't share with the dogs! Jada looked at me with her big brown eyes as if to say "why are you eating my treats, mama? I don't eat yours!" Lol, so yeah these taste just like chicken! Surprise, eh? I loved them, so I am actually not surprised by how crazy my pack went for these Meaty Mugs dog treats!

Jada balancing Meaty Mugs Chicken Jerky Dog Treats
Jada has Meaty Mugs on her mug

Regina also sent us a sample of some treats coming out soon...

Meaty Mugs Organic Sweet Potatoes

Jada sniffing Meaty Mugs Organic Sweet Potatoes

These are like sweet potato chips! Thin, crunchy, and oh so good! These were all gone before I could try some myself, but the dogs really enjoyed these as well! If you have a sweet potato fan I would definitely look into these.

Check out our video showing just how much the girls loved Meaty Mugs!

In a nutshell...
  • Meaty Mugs is a dog treat company based in Hudson Valley, New York that started up in November 2014
  • They have chicken jerky dog treats which are human-grade, all natural, single ingredient, made by the owner herself right here in the U.S.A.
  • Besides chicken jerky, they are also making treats with beef and sweet potatoes
  • A bag of Meaty Mugs Chicken Jerky retails for $17.99 for 6 oz in their online store
  • For the quality and how many pieces you get in a bag I find the price fair
  • Besides online (U.S. Only), you can find Meaty Mugs treats in select stores in New York

We LOVED these treats and this whole company! I always admire small treat companies because they really put their heart and soul into their business. I would recommend these treats to any dog parent (and maybe even cat parents. Shipoopi ate these too!) that is looking for a meaty treat made right here in the U.S.A. Stay on the lookout as Meaty Mugs is working to expand their business to a pet store near you!

Have you tried your dog's treats before?
Let us know in the comments below!

Jada looking at the camera begging for more Meaty mugs Dog Treats
"More Meaty Mugs please!"
Learn more about Meaty Mugs Dog Treats here!
Use the code "LOVEMYDOG10" for 10% off any Meaty Mugs product! (Ends 12/31/15)

We are also having a giveaway!

3 readers will win Meaty Mugs treats. There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Prize all will be randomly generated. U.S. Only, 18+, Ends 11-20-2015 at 8:00 pm EST

  • 1st Prize: 1 bag each of Chicken Jerky, Beef Jerky, and Organic Sweet Potatoes [ARV $53.97]
  • 2nd Prize: 1 bag of Chicken Jerky and a bag of Beef Jerky [ARV $37.98]
  • 3rd Prize: 1 bag of Chicken Jerky [ARV $17.99]

Enter below for a chance to win!


  1. I have never tried my dog's treats! I'm sure my Boston would love these :)

  2. I have not tried my dogs treats.

  3. No, I have never tried my dogs treats, silly!

    Samantha (samdaleo)

  4. No, I haven't, but I'm sure they would be healthier than some of the stuff I eat! LOL

  5. I have not tried these treats before. I take great care in making sure that my little guys have healthy treats and there have been issues with jerky recently.

  6. I have tried them when I get them from the dog bakery shop as they look like cookies and some of them are not bad :)

  7. I've tried some of the biscuit-types, not bad! But I draw the line at doggie jerky

    1. Haha, I understand. As long as it is human-grade I'm game!

  8. No, I have never tried my dogs treats.

  9. No, I have not tried them yet.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  10. No- but they have a turkey bacon treat that smells so good, I've considered it!

    1. I think I know which one you are talking about and I don't blame you!


  12. No, I have never tried them.

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  14. I have never tried my dog's treats before. I would really love to find these for my two dogs, I worry about how healthy their treats are.

    1. That's a good worry to have! You can find these in select stores in New York and also at be sure to use to code we have on this blog post!

  15. I have not tried these My Dog´s treats before, but they look delicious for my two Akitas!

  16. Nope, I have never tried the dog treats.

  17. I had not heard of these awesome dog treats before this I have not tried them. I have tried a milk bone dog treat and I will stick to human treats.

  18. When I was a little girl, I ate some of my dog's food....I thought it was Cocoa Puffs.