We tried Lily’s Kitchen Protein Bites for dogs perfect for picnics

Heading out on a big walk this summer and looking for a protein boost for your pooch? Lily’s Kitchen have got you covered with one of their latest launches that will get tails wagging on walkies.

As well as their On The Go Bars, Lily’s Kitchen have also launched a range of Protein Bites in two tasty flavours that wouldn’t look amiss among the family picnic. 

These little 40g bags of bites are said to ‘pack a real protein punch’, with 34 and 36 per cent protein depending on the flavour, making them the ideal energy boost they need during a doggy day out.

Launched in March 2022, the first of the two new treats is the turkey and whitefish protein bites, which come in at around 18 calories per dome, as each pouch contains approximately eight treats. The tasty morsels are made with 55 per cent freshly prepared turkey, 15 per cent responsibly sourced white fish and a sprinkle of chia seeds, as well as peanut butter, coconut, ginger and turmeric.

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Turkey and white fish are great sources of protein, while chia seeds are a great way to add extra nutrition to your dog’s diet, containing anti-inflammatory omega-3. Peanut butter is also a good protein source as well as being super tasty, meanwhile ginger has been known to support digestion and calm a rumbling tummy. 

Then there’s the chicken protein bites, with 36 per cent protein coming in at 19 calories per treat. The recipe contains 72 per cent freshly prepared chicken, flaxseed, peanut butter, apple, pumpkin seeds and cinnamon for lip-smacking good flavour with added health benefits.

Pumpkin seeds contain the amino acid cucurbitin, which works to eliminate parasites from your dog’s digestive tract, while flaxseed is filled with Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. 

The protein bits are vet and nutritionist approved, and are suitable for dogs from four months old, with a recommended feeding guideline of up to five a day. Smaller dogs could even get away with breaking their bites into smaller chunks to make them go further, but we find they’re a good size for Staffies to scoff on the go for that little boost.

Lily’s Kitchen advised: “Always make sure there’s a bowl of fresh water available. We like to keep our four-legged friends fit and healthy so it’s best not to feed them too many treats. Always supervise your dog when they’re eating a treat. (Excited dogs can sometimes forget to chew!)”

Each bag of treats comes in at £2.25, or you can pick up a box of 12 Lily’s Kitchen protein bites for £25.65. We’ve found the handy little packs to be great for those days out with the family or when you finish a dog walk with a pint in the pub.