How are Honey I’m Home products different from other healthy dog treats?
Honey I’m Home dog treats are made in a human grade facility with simple, easy to read ingredients such as water buffalo and honey. We do not add any fillers to ensure that your pet gets treats made with quality ingredients.
Are Honey I’m Home products safe for dogs with beef and poultry sensitivities?
Absolutely. All of our products are made with Water Buffalo, making it suitable for dogs with poultry and beef allergies.
Is Honey I’m Home made out of American Bison?
No, it is made out of Water Buffalo from India which has an abundant Water Buffalo population. Water Buffalo has similar nutritional value to American bison but with over one hundred million water buffalo in India, we are able to create a sustainable food supply chain without risk of endangering any one species like Bison who's numbers are declining yearly.
Are the treats dehydrated, baked, air dried or other?
Our treats are dehydrated by air drying them in ovens.
Where does your honey come from?
Our honey is sourced from Switzerland. The company we partnered with in Switzerland is one of the global leaders in natural food flavoring. The Swiss have spent hundreds of years studying the art of honey making, making them industry leaders in the business of the bees and the golden goo they produce.
Why do you guys use honey and natural honey flavoring?
We use a dehydrated honey powder that is 99% all-natural honey and 1% natural honey flavor which acts as a binding agent. The honey powder / flavor product used to flavor the treats is a combination of dehydrated honey and some sugars from honey used in the "natural honey flavor" product which creates the "glaze" mimicking honey, once the products are dried. This gives the flavor profile and appearance of honey without literally dipping the product in honey, thus making the final product non-sticky, low in sugar (the honey ingredients are less than 1% of the final product), yet adds a layer of flavor that dogs really enjoy.
Are your treats sticky from the honey?
Due to our specialized application process, when you handle our products, they are not sticky.
Does the honey provide therapeutic purposes?
Our treats have very little honey added to them and are low-glycemic for those concerned. Our treats are NOT a therapeutic honey supplement, the honey is for palatability only. We are just adding a layer of distinction and differentiation that is healthy and nutritious while enjoying some of the benefits of the preservative qualities that honey offers natural foods.
Why do you use salt and sugar in your Jerky Strips?
Salt and sugar act as natural preservatives to prevent mold on the jerky as it has the highest moisture content of any of our products. Ultimately these are extra steps we take in order to ensure you and your dog are getting the highest quality products.
Can I give my dog the entire Liver Wafer?
Our liver wafer is a VERY rich treat because it is made of liver, tripe AND lung. Since you know your dog best, you should always be sensible when giving your dog treats. Our recommended serving size is 1/4 wafer for dogs up to 10lbs, 1/2 wafer for dogs from 10lbs to 50lbs and one full wafer for dogs over 50lbs. For smaller dogs you can also check out our Liver Mini Wafers that are about the size of about a half dollar.
What is the Horn Core and how long does it last?
The horn core bone is the inner part of the buffalo horn that connects the horn to the skull and allows all of the blood and marrow to run through the horns. Although these horn cores look like a typical white bone they are in fact a different genetic compound than that of your typical animal bones as it is naturally protected by the outer horn sheath leaving it more porous and a different type of chew than your other bones. Depending on what type of a chewer your dog is, these horn cores can last anywhere from 25 minutes to days, sometimes even weeks when they hide it for later!
Is the Horn Core digestible?
Yes, horn cores are in fact digestible when chewed down slowly. As with all food, treats and chews when consumed in big chunks the digestive tract has a harder time fully digesting a product so we do not suggest this product for dogs who do not take their time. Additionally, our horn core chews are rich in keratin and minerals, such as phosphorus and calcium, and can cause constipation if too much is consumed within a short period of time so we would steer away from giving your dog horn core after horn core but rather offer it up every other day. Of course every dog is different and you know your dog best, we just always like to be sure there is a baseline guide.
Does the Horn Core splinter?
Being that the horn core is a bone that is part of the skull, if your dog is an aggressive chewer and does not take their time with chews this product, like any other hard chew, can be broken into smaller, sharp pieces which should immediately be discarded. This also will help avoid any choking hazards. We do not recommend this product for any aggressive chewer or while unsupervised.
Where is your water buffalo sourced?
We source all of our human-grade, humanely-raised water buffalo from India. Truly free range in every sense of the word, Indian water buffalo are able to graze without boundaries or fences, allowing for a healthier diversity of local flora, as well as a leaner, healthier animal.
Where are your treats manufactured?
Our treats are manufactured by food safety certified facilities in India. The buffalo comes from ethically sourced and responsibly raised water buffalo from India. These buffalo are grass-fed and free range from birth which means they are grain free. Growth promoters and hormones are never used...NEVER!
Are meat products out of India safe to eat?
Absolutely! India is recognized as a negligible BSE risk country (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy i.e. mad cow disease) which is the lowest risk audit granted in the world for international export/import validation. This is due to the intense restrictions placed by the government on the processes and quality in which the buffalo must be raised fed, slaughtered and processed.
What practices do you use to ensure the quality of your treats?
We take quality and safety seriously here at Honey I’m Home. Our manufacturing facilities follow strict food safety guidelines. Our manufacturer has passed rigorous safety tests conducted by the Indian Government as well as on-site surprise annual audits by the USDA. They are GFSI certified which means they are safe for human consumption. Our manufacturer has strict SOP's in place to ensure that every aspect of the manufacturing process is approved at the highest rated level across the board.
Do you irradiate your treats and is it safe?
Yes we do irradiate our treats and it is very safe!
Irradiation makes meat and poultry safer by reducing the numbers of harmful bacteria and parasites.Food irradiation does not make foods radioactive. The radiant energy passes through the food. The food itself never contacts the source of the radiant energy. Irradiated foods are wholesome and nutritious. Nutrient losses caused by irradiation are less than or about the same as losses caused by cooking and freezing.
Public health agencies worldwide have evaluated the safety of food irradiation over the last fifty years and found it to be safe. In 37 countries more than 40 food products are irradiated. In some European countries, irradiation has been in use for decades.
In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration regulates food irradiation. In addition, food irradiation has received official endorsement from the American Medical Association, the World Health Organization, and the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Do you do any animal testing?
Honey I’m Home does not do any animal testing. Our company was founded on the basis of providing the best possible nutrition for dogs and we treat our pets like family members. We do conduct taste test trials in which our products are fed to pets but only under conditions that are healthy and comfortable for the animals.
How long do Buffalo Range treats stay fresh after opening?
Check the best by date on the bottom of the package The format reads "Best Before: MM/YYYY." This date is 24 months after the date of production. For optimal freshness, always reseal the zipper seal on the bag after opening.
Why are the treats different colors?
Since Honey I’m Home treats are natural, slight color variation is normal. Honey I’m Home treats don’t contain artificial dyes or colors of any kind.
Do you offer coupons?
Yes, on occasion we will email our customers with discounts so be on the lookout for future savings.
Do you have samples available?
We do not have samples available. There is, however, a 100% satisfaction guarantee that comes with any purchase of a Honey I’m Home product. If for some reason you are not satisfied, you can return the unused portion to get a full refund.
What treat size is best for my dog?
Always choose a treat size that is slightly larger than your dog’s mouth. It is important that the chew be large enough to ensure that your dog cannot easily chew off and swallow a large piece or the whole chew. Always supervise your pet chewing on rawhide treats.
How many treats can I give my dog?
Honey I'm Home products are intended to be a treat or reward and not as a meal replacement. Depending on the size of your dog and which treat you are feeding, we recommended to limit your dog's consumption to 1-2 treats per day.