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Wufers Homemade Gourmet Dog Cookies Review 2024: An Expert’s Breakdown

Written by: Jessica Kim

Last Updated on May 9, 2024 by Dogster Team

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Wufers Homemade Gourmet Dog Cookies Review 2024: An Expert’s Breakdown

Review Summary

Our Final Verdict

We give Wufers a rating of 4.75 out of 5 stars.

Wufers bakes and delivers homemade gourmet cookies straight to your house. This small business is based in London, Ontario and sources its ingredients from other local businesses. Wufers creates beautiful themed dog cookie boxes for birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions. They can be excellent gifts or passed out as fun party favors for all the dogs in your life.

As with any pet product, Wufers has its set of pros and cons. It’s important to note that all of Wüfer’s cookies share the same recipe and are flavored with applesauce, peanut butter, honey, and yogurt. So, if your dog isn’t particularly fond of these flavors, it may not enjoy these cookies. The recipe also contains wheat gluten, so it’s not for dogs with wheat allergies and gluten sensitivities.

We’ve had a generally positive experience with Wufers. The cookies also received the seal of approval from our resident picky eater. Our honest review is here to let you know what you can expect from a box of Wufers cookies.

 

The Wufers Recipe

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  • 15-month shelf-life
  • Locally sourced, human-grade ingredients
  • Individually wrapped to preserve freshness
  • Wufers Reviewed

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    About Wufers Products

    Who makes Wufers and where is it produced?

    Wufers was founded in 2017 and is a small business located in London, Ontario. The ingredients for the Wufers cookies are sourced from Canada and the US, and the cookies are baked in the company’s bakery in London, Ontario.

    Which Types of Dogs is Wufers Best Suited For?

    Wufers’ cookies contains ingredients and flavors that many dogs like, such as peanut butter and applesauce. The cookies all have a crunchy texture, so if your dog enjoys munching on biscuits, there’s a good chance that it’ll be a fan of Wufers’ cookies.

    While Wufers uses many natural ingredients, it does contain some foods that dogs with certain food allergies or sensitivities can’t digest. Some ingredients to be mindful of are wheat, whey, and dried skimmed milk. So, if your dog has a difficult time digesting wheat or dairy, these cookies may cause an upset stomach.

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    Discussion of the Primary Ingredients (Good and Bad)

    Wufers’ cookie recipe only contain ingredients that are deemed to be safe by the US Food and Drug Administration and the Association of American Feed Control Officials. Here are some key ingredients in Wufers cookies.

    Wheat

    Although wheat may have a bad reputation among some dog owners, it’s an ingredient that’s completely safe for dogs to eat. As omnivores, dogs can safely consume a decent amount of carbohydrates, and grain-free diets are actually under review by the FDA for potential links to canine heart disease.

    The cookie recipe includes both whole wheat flour and wheat gluten¹. Whole wheat flour is a good source of fiber, B vitamins, iron, and zinc. So, unless your dog has a wheat allergy or has difficulty digesting fiber, it’s completely fine to add wheat-based foods into its diet in moderation.

    Applesauce

    Most dogs are fans of apples, so applesauce is a common natural ingredient used to flavor and bind biscuit dough. It’s unclear as to what quality applesauce Wufers uses and if it contains any added sugars.

    Unsweetened applesauce can be a good source of fiber and several different vitamins and minerals, including potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C.

    dog sniffing the Wüfers cookies

    Peanut Butter

    Peanut butter is another food that many dogs simply can’t resist. It has a high fat content, and should be eaten in moderation, but it also has some health benefits. It’s a good source of vitamin B6, vitamin E, niacin, manganese, and magnesium.

    Yogurt Chips

    Wufers uses melted yogurt chips as its decorative icing. Plain yogurt made with whole milk can contain a lot of calcium, phosphorus, and riboflavin. It also has probiotics, which can help with digestion. While yogurt is nutritious, some dogs may have difficulty digesting it and other dairy products due to lactose.

    Artificial Dyes

    One ingredient to keep in mind is artificial food dyes. All the ingredients in Wufers recipe are recognized as safe and used in safe quantities by the FDA. The dyes serve as just decorative purposes for people rather than dogs. So, if you prefer dog cookies containing natural ingredients only, you’ll want to look elsewhere.

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    Themed Boxes

    A box of Wufers cookies can make any occasion feel extra special. Wufers offers a rotating selection of holiday-themed cookie boxes throughout the year. These boxes are available well before the upcoming holiday so that you can place an order and receive your cookies right on time.

    For example, I ordered Christmas cookies in November and received my box in early December. It ended up being the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with my dog, and I loved that she could participate in the festivities with the rest of the family. With Christmastime coming to a close, you can be sure to see Valentine’s Day cookie boxes well in advance and have your dog feel extra loved come February.

    Wufers also has themed cookie boxes that are available year-round. You can find birthday cookie boxes and a “Get Well” box for any dogs that are feeling sick or recovering. These boxes are perfect for gifting to others and using as party favors. You can also purchase batches of smaller birthday cookies if you’re looking to increase your volume of cookies for a dog birthday party.

    dog's paw on Wüfers cookies

    Supporting a Small Business

    Wufers is a family-owned and operated business and takes great care to create beautiful dog cookie boxes for all kinds of occasions. They use locally sourced ingredients, and all their cookies are handmade and designed by hand.

    You can definitely feel the benefits that come with small businesses from Wufers’ cookie boxes. Wufers is a company that pays attention to detail and creates beautifully crafted cookies. Receiving a box feels special for dog parents, and dogs will love eating a tasty treat.

    No Options To Customize

    As a relatively young small business, Wufers doesn’t offer as many customizations as larger pet food companies. Wufers currently has one cookie recipe that contains dairy products and wheat. Customers must also purchase cookie boxes as is, and there isn’t an option to request substitutions.

    While Wufers may not have the manpower of a larger pet food company, it does pay special care to each of its cookie boxes, so you’ll receive a carefully crafted box filled with homemade cookies.

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    Wufers Review

    Wüfers dog cookies on white plate

    The Night Before Christmas Cookie Box contains a total of 13 cookies and 4 treat cups. All the cookies are made with locally sourced human-grade ingredients. They’re all coated with yogurt and are thoughtfully decorated by hand. It’s the perfect festive holiday gift for dog parents, and there are plenty of cookies for multi-dog homes.

    Each cookie is individually wrapped and has a shelf-life of 15 months from the date it was baked. So, you don’t have to worry about feeling rushed with feeding them to your dog.

    While the cookies are fun and festive, some may be too big for small and toy breed dogs. They will have to be broken up, and the yogurt coating can make this messy.

    Pros
    • Uses locally sourced, human-grade ingredients
    • Cookies are individually decorated by hand
    • Cookies are individually wrapped to preserve freshness
    • 15-month shelf-life
    Cons
    • May be too big for small and toy dog breeds

    Ingredients Analysis

    Crude Protein: 6% min
    Crude Fat: 16% min
    Crude Fiber: 6% max
    Moisture: 6% max

    Calories per kg breakdown:

    • 4,230 kcal/kg
    • 212 kcal per treat

    Our Experience With Wufers

    dog sitting near the Wüfers dog cookie box

    I had a very positive experience with Wufers. I ordered the Night Before Christmas Cookie Box for my 20-pound Cavapoo. I was initially a little hesitant with the ingredients because my dog has a sensitive stomach and a picky palette. She prefers meat-based treats and rarely eats biscuits made with just fruit, vegetables, and grains.

    It was a lot of fun for me to open the box because of how beautifully the cookies were decorated. I was concerned that they would crack or break while being shipped, but all of them arrived intact. I could tell that a lot of thought was put into making each cookie, and they all fit in perfectly with the rest of the holiday decorations in our house. We also have a Christmas cookie decorating tradition, and I love that my dog could participate with us this year rather than just stare at us with puppy eyes while we’re enjoying our cookies.

    Wufers cookies also passed our picky dog’s taste test. She was a little hesitant about it at first, but when we broke a small piece of the cookie, she took a couple of sniffs before inhaling it. I was very impressed because she’s turned her nose away from many gourmet dog biscuits and cookies.

    I thought the price for the box was great as the cookies were a little cheaper than individual gourmet cookies sold at my local pet shop. Wufers also provides free shipping for orders above $30 and offers promotions and discounts throughout the year.

    The only issue that I had with these cookies is the size. Most of the cookies were too big for my dog to eat in one sitting. The hard, crumbly texture and yogurt coating made it a little difficult to break the cookies apart without creating a small mess. I’d love to see cookie boxes with smaller cookies for small and toy breeds in the future. However, the cookie size wasn’t too big of a deal for us because my dog happily licked up all the crumbs.

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    Conclusion

    Wufers creates cute cookies that people can appreciate, and many dogs will enjoy eating them. They’re also a great way to celebrate special occasions with your dog. Overall, these cookies provide a fun experience for both dogs and their parents, and you’ll be sure to celebrate and share some special memories together.

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