Petz Tucker's factory, located in the heart of Toowoomba on Ruthven Street is just 5 minutes from the city centre - Petz Tucker is your one-stop-shop for dog treats at extremely affordable and more than reasonable prices. If you live and Brisbane but don't fancy driving all the way out each time you need treats, don't worry because Petz Tucker has heaps of stockists in Brisbane, in addition to regular attendance at local markets in Brisbane. Petz Tucker was first established in July 2001 - with many businesses that come and go over the years, the fact that Petz Tucker is still operating after 15 years is a testament to the quality of their treats and services.
Petz Tucker, since 2001. Photo taken from Petz Tucker's Facebook page.
Sure enough, a quick look at their Facebook page will showcase nothing but more than happy customers, with Petz Tucker acquiring an impressive 5 stars out of 5 stars using the 'Review' feature on Facebook - that's a perfect score! Customers have commented:
"Petz Tucker are the only treats I on-sell to my clients. Their dogs love them! Easy to break, highly nutritious with no additives, preservatives, flavours or colours! And tasty (according to the dogs that is - I've never tried them!)" - S. Rutten
"Amazing products. I have 3 dogs, all different sizes and breeds and they all love the Twizzlers." - G. Bramwell
"Absolutely fantastic - it's about all my dog prefers treat wise!" - Y. Tran
"I, or rather my border collie Joe, absolutely loves it... I give him the Roo Tails which he LOVES & the Whizzers for his teeth health... the Whizzers last him an hour if I'm lucky, so it's fair to say he likes them too... & the best part is it's all HEALTHY, with no harmful chemicals or preservatives... I'm SO glad I found Petz Tucker... " - L. Gosper & M. Gosper
"Brought home some of your chicken breast jerky treats home for my dog and he's absolutely crazy about them; just seeing his happy eager face when I feed him one is a real treat for me too." - T. Walsh
"...excellent customer service. Thank you for being so helpful!" - R. Bailey
Dog treats available here!
I've heard some bad things about jerky pet treats, will any harm come to my dog if I feed them treats from Petz Tucker?
Good news - the only consequence that will come as a result of your furbaby consuming treats from Petz Tucker is that they will absolutely adore you for giving them such yummy treats! Petz Tucker takes pride in producing all of their treats by hand, without adding any preservatives, chemicals, or additives - this ensures that all the treats in their range are not only tasty, but healthy too. Treat your pooches to the best treats around, without risking the treats taking a toll on their health! All ingredients used at Petz Tucker are 100% Australian made - they do not import any ingredients. Petz Tucker also takes pride in their own products, and do not resell products manufactured by other companies and/or businesses.
'Come in and see us for all your pet treats needs'.
As some background information, the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) has received reports of illnesses in pets associated with the consumption of jerky pet treats since 2007 - the number of complaints has since dropped since the FDA recalled products from several well-known brands believed to comprise the majority of the jerky pet treat market. Well-known brands does not always mean "better", as it really depends on where the company chooses to import meat from. To read more about the FDA's announcement on jerky pet treats, click here. However, the good news is that your furbaby's health is not a relevant issue when it comes to the jerky pet treats range at Petz Tucker.
"Here at Petz Tucker, we don't sell any cheap imported products, we only sell only what we make and this is the reason why." - Petz Tucker, 18th May 2016
Kitchen area at Petz Tucker - no imported treats are sold here!
Although the FDA stipulates that jerky pet treats are not required as part of a complete and balanced diet for your pet, I'm sure the majority of pawrents like to treat their much-loved pooch from time to time (or in other words, all the time!) - I'm certainly no exception to this. However, treats in reasonable amounts is not only great for improving the bond between dog and owner (or furbaby and pawrent), but also a great behaviour modification technique when used as positive reinforcement - giving treats is more than an expression of love, it's also a critical component in dog training and rewarding good behaviour.
Of course, rewarding good behaviour is silly if they're going to get sick from eating the tricks - and this is where Petz Tucker comes in. With an impressively extensive range of treats in their product line, there is a treat (or two or three) that will suit even the pickiest of picky dogs. From the classic favourites of pigs ears and roo tails, to rarer picks including ox tongue and lamb tongue, Petz Tucker has got all their bases covered and more.
If you sit still for this photo and be a good boy Eddy, I might release you into Petz Tucker doggy heaven!
Prices are very reasonable and can be bought in smaller quantities by individuals who visit Petz Tucker's store at very low prices. I was blown away by how cheaply they were selling their products even to individual customers rather than wholesale. Petz Tucker sell deer antlers at the cheapest prices I've seen after scouting out both market stalls and pet shops (independent and franchised) - Eddy got a decently sized one for just $5. Despite buying quite a few other chew treats, mostly products that Eddy nor I had ever encountered before, our total came to only $20 which is such a bargain.
Customers can opt to purchase products either individually or pre-packaged. Their products include:
Roo tendons - pure, slow-dried kangaroo tendons that is like a lollipop for your dog (sold individually, or in in 200g, 500g & 1kg bags - approximately 40 tendons per kilo)
Beef whizzers - pure, slow-dried beef whizzers which makes for a hard, long-lasting chew that is perfect for powerful chewers (comes in 3 sizes, M (8"), L (12") and XL (18"), sold individually or in 500g and 1kg bags)
Pig's ears - slow dried pigs ears, an all time favourite (sold individually or in packs of 50)
Pig trotters - slow dried pig trotters, sliced in half lengthwise (sold individually or in packs of 25, 50 or 100)
Pig snouts - pure, slow-dried pig snouts which are a great hard chew for smaller dogs (sold individually or available in 500g and 1kg bags - approximately 70 snouts per kilo)
Lamb leg bones (sold individually and shrink wrapped, but can be unwrapped by request)
Roo leg bones (sold individually and shrink wrapped, but can be unwrapped by request)
Roo tails - approximately 8-10 inches long whole or split pure kangaroo lumber and naturally slow dried, a great teeth cleaner (sold individually and shrink wrapped, but can be unwrapped by request)
Roo strapz - long strips of slow dried kangaroo meat, low in fat (sold individually or available in 500g & 1kg bags - approximately 27 straps per kilo)
Photos taken from Petz Tucker's Facebook page, and compiled into a collage.
Secondly, Petz Tucker holds a stall at the Davies Park Market in West End every Saturday morning, which is great news for Brisbane customers who don't want to make a trip out to Toowoomba each time they need to stock up on treats. If you're not a morning person, OZ DOGS is a stockist for Petz Tucker - they hold a stall at Eat Street Markets (dog-friendly) every Friday and Saturday night.
Petz Tucker at the markets - photo taken from Petz Tucker's Facebook page.