dogpeople Souplements Review
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Chicken noodle or chicken and rice soup isn’t just for people thanks to dogpeople, a company dedicated to producing quality food for your four legged loved one. dogpeople makes Souplements, a soup snack that is made from whole natural ingredients which are free of additives and sodium. The ingredient list is not lengthy, which means you aren’t putting extras into your pooch. The prime ingredients are chicken stock, chicken, carrots, and whole grain brown rice. Souplements uses USDA approved ingredients which means that this soup is also human grade quality; the soup could be used by you in a pinch, but it might taste a little off because there is no salt added.
After hiking to the top of Grays Peak in Colorado, a 14,000+ foot mountain, we thought it would be a great idea to test out Souplements’ Chicken and Rice soup. We could not get the dogs to talk back to us, but we found them wolfing down the soup, which translates to positive feedback. As you can see from the photo above, Suki, our female dog tester is eating every drop of the soup. She can be a bit of a food hoarder, and it surely showed when the Souplements came out of the pack.
You normally don’t go out on an adventure without food, so why would you plan a full day of activities without taking a snack for your dog? Souplements is an excellent solution because it not only provides calories and important nutrients, but also gives some hydration as well. Souplements comes in a pouch that easily fit in all of the dog packs that we have tested. The tight seal and durability of the pouch didn’t result in any puncture marks from an eager to eat dog. The pouch is also made from #7 plastic, which is recyclable in some specialty recycling programs, but not our local city service. dogpeople states that they make every attempt to provide sustainable packaging and continue to reassess how they can decrease their energy consumption and waste production.
The only complaint that we had for taking the Souplements with us is its’ weight. Weighing in at 14.5 ounces, it can be a little heavy if you already have a full pack. For backpacking trips, this would be too much weight; so we think it would be a good idea for the people at dogpeople make a dehydrated version where you can just add water and your dog is all set for lunch, dinner, or a special treat.
We asked Emily, the owner of dogpeople, how she came up with the idea for soup for dogs, she replied with the following, “I used to do a lot of dog rescue work when I lived in Los Angeles. One of my own rescue dogs, Miles, was really sick as a puppy with food allergies that were misdiagnosed. He suffered from prolonged periods of vomiting and diarrhea which caused severe dehydration. Occasionally he required overnight stays at the vet on an IV for fluids. With his separation anxiety, as a rescue, the vet stays were almost more traumatizing than the sickness. Someone recommended that I try making Miles some homemade chicken soup/broth to help him get fluids and nutrients. He wouldn’t eat solids but maybe he would drink the broth. So, I tried it and it worked! Miles was able to recover at home.” The old wives tale of chicken soup to take care of a cold may also carry over to dogs. We have used Souplements as a treat for a hard effort and would consider using when our dogs are a bit older and need some moisture or additive to make eating more attractive.
Souplements is not yet available countrywide, so please visit dogpeopleinc.com to locate a retailer in your neck of the woods!