Frequently Asked Questions

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This is one of our most-asked questions. Decadent Doggie! Jerky are the perfect size for any dog – – from tiny -weenie to Big to HUGE. We could see how you might think that since we have a bunch of pictures of our little dogs on our site. However, our Jerky are anywhere from 5 to 8 inches long and from 2 to 4 inches wide, our Jerky is big enough for any size dog.

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Decadent Doggie! uses 100% USDA Grade “A” whole chicken & turkey breast from a high-end restaurant supplier in Chicago. These are the very same chicken and turkey breast that you’ll find in Chicago’s best restaurant’s. Each piece of our Jerky is cut from a whole breast, it’s one continuous piece of meat that stays chewier and holds together better than many other meat dog treats.

Many jerkies you find in stores are made with parts of chicken and turkey which are ground up and mashed together and formed into strips before dehydrating. That’s why they all look the same –(texture, color, and are similar in size.)

We feel that if you start with quality ingredients you’ll end up with quality products.

We do not use ANY preservatives in our jerky so you need to keep your Decadent Doggie! Jerky refrigerated—even prior to opening it. If you feel that it’s going to take your pup a while to get through the package, you can always throw them in the freezer, and they will last even longer.

Tip: If you want your Decadent Doggie! Jerky to be a little chewier, or easier for a puppy or older dog to eat, just sprinkle them with a little warm water and let them re-hydrate for 5-10 minutes before giving them to your pet.

Important: Please be aware that we include a silica gel pack in each Decadent Doggie! Jerky package to help control moisture. DO NOT leave your package of Jerky anywhere your dog can possibly get to them on their own because, unfortunately, no matter how smart we want to believe they are, they just can’t read that little packet that says “Do Not Eat!”

The FDA has actually issued warnings about chicken jerky from China. Check out the page we made to inform you of the dangers of the “Made in China” dog products. This page has all the links at the bottom of the page to the FDA and the American Veterinary Medical Association web pages cited so you can read the full article that we’ve researched.

Decadent Doggie! Jerky is a freshly produced product, which means it does not sit on warehouse shelves. Your order will be produced to your pets exacting taste and, you can expect your order to ship within 5-7 days. Your Decadent Doggie! Jerky should arrive to you within 4-5 days of shipping. Note: We are currently experiencing a high demand for our Jerkies, and while we don’t anticipate a delay, we will advise you if this should occur.

As we’ve said over and over, our Jerky is made from 100% USDA Grade”A” whole chicken or turkey breasts. Our marinated Jerky is marinated in Organic Blackstrap Molasses. While Blackstrap Molasses is considered a very healthy, natural sweetener, you should consult your veterinarian on it if your pet is diabetic.

First, please recognize that Decadent Doggie! Jerky cannot be held responsible if your pet becomes a Jerky addict. We’re sorry, but it does happen, the Jerky is that good. Second we’re considering starting a support group and calling it Decadent Doggie! Anonymous. Bullet, Dolce, Bella, Paisley, Owen, Cloudy, and Cash will probably be the first members; we hope they will eventually step up to become counselors for their fellow Jerky addicts.

If you have some chicken jerky you’ve purchased, grab the package. Look on the back of the package, somewhere probably in small print by the bar code you’ll see it “Made in China”. Many of the treats you find in pet stores or in your big warehouse stores or order online are really “Made in China”; they are imported in and, to get around being marked “Made in China” on the product, they package them here in the USA, and label them as being “Packaged in the USA”. You’ve got to watch out for this. It’s intentionally sneaky and deceptive. Why are they afraid to let you know where a product is made? This is always a “red flag” to us.

We recommend that you discuss your pet’s diet with your veterinarian. Our Jerky is high in protein and low in fat, a very healthy treat both by human and dog standards. If your pet is on a low protein diet for health reasons, please consult your veterinarian and bring him/her a package of Decadent Doggie! Jerky. Have them check out our product, read the ingredients, and provide you with their professional opinion. If there are any questions, we’ll be happy to answer them for you.

Our little Pomeranian’s are chewers; they usually get a whole piece to chew. They hold them in their little paws and gnaw on them (it usually takes them awhile). However, sometimes they’re a little lazy and like us to hold them while they chew on them. They’re spoiled what can we say?

If you have a dog that’s a gulper (swallows treats whole without chewing), you may want to break the Jerky apart into bite-sized pieces appropriate to your dog’s size, and feed the pieces one at a time. If your dog gulps treats, than your probably already used to feeding them treats that way.

The amount you should feed your dog will depend on a few factors: the size of your dog, any dietary requirements,etc. Our little Pomeranian’s typically get 2 whole pieces of Jerky throughout the day. When we are home all day on the weekends and making Jerky, they’ll typically get a couple pieces from each batch to taste test each batch for us. If you have any questions on how much you should give your pet as a treat due to any special dietary restrictions or requirements, please consult with your veterinarian.

Absolutely! We’ve had a “Guaranteed Analysis” performed on each of our products. We’ve taken each of our products to the lab, Silliker Food Safety & Quality Solution, to be tested. this test guarantees the minimum percentages of crude protein and crude fat, and maximum percentages of crude fiber and moisture.

If you see us on the street or at an event, we’d love to give you a sample. However, at this time we don’t ship out free samples unless you would like to pay for the actual shipping costs, which are typically around $4-5. If you’re still interested in a free sample and willing to pay the shipping, please send a request to

While we have several other stores interested in our products, our first priority is to fulfill our online orders for you our direct customer. In addition, we want to grow our business gradually, the right way, and not even accidentally sacrifice the high-quality standards that we have set for ourselves. That way can deliver the best quality products to you our customer. If you would like our product to be carried in a store near you, ask your pet store to contact Decadent Doggie! about carrying our products.

Note: Jerky addiction is no laughing matter… Well, then again, maybe it is. We’ve heard of dogs doing some pretty funny things to feed their addiction, like dancing on their hind legs(when they never have before) and sitting in front of the fridge, just staring at it, until they get a piece of Jerky!

Fun Fact #1

It takes 3.3 pounds of chicken or turkey to make 1 pound of dehydrated Jerky.

Fun Fact #2

Dehydration of our Jerky takes anywhere from 4 to 6 hours.

Fun Fact #3

We only make 5 pounds of Jerky at a time to insure consistency and quality.

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