Zuke’s® Introduces Lil’ Links Sausage Treats to Stores Nationwide

Zuke's Pet Performance Nutrition continues to give dogs something to wag about with the new crazy-tasty Lil’ Links sausage treats.

Durango, Colo. (July 26, 2012) – Zuke's Pet Performance Nutrition continues to give dogs something to wag about with the new crazy-tasty Lil’ Links sausage treats. The new healthy sausage links are human companion-approved as they deliver all-natural, grain-free, antioxidant-rich ingredients to benefit the overall wellness of canines in a great-tasting treat dogs just can’t resist. Lil’ Links are hitting retail stores nationwide now.

Like all Zuke’s treats, the new Lil’ Links are made in the USA and do not contain corn, wheat or soy. Lil’ Links are Zuke’s first-ever sausage shaped treat and are available in three delicious flavors: rabbit with apple, pork with apple, and chicken with apple.

Lil’ Links are made with 100-percent real meat and contain no meat by-product. Meat is the first ingredient found in the treats, with no artificial color or grain to supplement and is supplemented by all natural ingredients including apples, potatoes, carrots and seasoned with antioxidant-rich herbs.

“During product development and testing, Zuke’s employee dogs couldn’t get enough of the irresistible meaty taste of the Lil’ Links,” said Zuke’s Founder, Patrick Meiering. “Little do they know that something that tastes so good, could be so good for them!”

The new Lil’ Links treats are housed in Zuke’s newly designed packaging, which illustrates “Triumphant Zuke” hiking the Appalachian Trial on the U.S. East Coast. All of Zuke’s new packaging designs for 2012 bring Zuke’s namesake, Zuke the Chocolate Lab, to life by depicting him actively playing in outdoor, dog-friendly destinations across the nation.

The new Lil’ Links are available three tasty flavors: Rabbit and Apple, Chicken and Apple and Pork and Apple. Each 6oz. package is $7.99 MSRP. For more information about Zuke’s, please visit, http://www.zukes.com.

About Zuke’s:

Located in Durango, Colorado and named after founder Patrick Meiering’s loving Labrador Retriever, Zuke’s knows firsthand the value of playing in the outdoors with dogs and cats. To that end, Zuke’s is dedicated to creating natural, tasty treats and chews that meet the unique nutritional needs of dogs and cats as well as nourish an active, healthy lifestyle. For over 16 years, Zuke’s products have included the finest meats, premium grains, freshest fruits, richest vegetables and oils which keep pets healthy and allow them to perform at their very best. Committed to continuous product innovation and keeping current with the latest developments in health for dogs and cats, Zuke’s is a leader in creating unique and functional product offerings. Whether you are hiking with your dog or entertaining your feisty cat, we understand and honor the unconditional love between people and their pets. In memory of his companion, Meiering founded The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund (www.dccfund.org) and donates a portion of Zuke’s sales to it annually. Learn more about Zuke’s by liking us onFacebook or following us on Twitter @ZukesPets.