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Are All Dog Treats Healthy?

Post by yenlu on Tue 26 Feb 2008, 1:52 am

Are All Dog Treats Healthy?
Source: http://www.consumersavvytips.org/are_all_dog_treats_healthy.html

Some Dog Treats May Not Be Healthy For Your Dog
Gone are the days when getting a dog treat for your dog meant going to the local grocery store and picking up a box of Milk Bones. Nowadays, thereís a much, much larger selection of dog treats to choose from. The problem is, some of these dog treats may not just be unhealthy for your dog -- they can actually kill your beloved pet.

Rawhide
To understand how rawhide could be dangerous, itís important to first understand what rawhide is. Rawhide is the skin of a cow. Now itís also important to understand that the production of rawhide is not monitored in any way, so what you see isnít necessarily always what you get. Once there was a problem with arsenic tainting rawhide. Other rawhide shipments have been found with formaldehyde traces. Do you really want your dog ingesting these chemicals?

Rawhide can also cause intestinal blockage problems and can actually damage the inside of your dogís intestines. With all of the dog treats available on the market, thereís no reason to give your dog a rawhide treat.

Pigs Ears and Cow Hooves
Like rawhide, pigs ears and cow hooves have been known to cause intestinal issues in dogs. From vomiting and diarrhea to irritation and blockages, there are a number of reasons why pig ears and cow hooves arenít the best dog treats for your dog.

Greenies
Like rawhide, pigs ears and cow hooves, Greenies have been known to cause intestinal problems. If the Greenies treat isnít properly chewed by the dog, the treat can block the intestine, causing illness and death. Greenies are popular treats and millions have been sold, and while only a few cases of death or serious injury have been reported, itís best to err on the side of caution.

While itís true that anything that your dog ingests could pose a potential threat, there are safer dog treats out there on the market. Simple, easy-to-digest and chew treats like Milk Bones and other doggie crackers are a great alternative to the more dangerous dog treats. The next time you go shopping for dog treats, keep this in mind and your dog will thank you for it later.

Beware of what u feed Basketball

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Re: Are All Dog Treats Healthy?

Post by nicteh on Tue 26 Feb 2008, 10:35 am

Thanks for sharing Smile

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Re: Are All Dog Treats Healthy?

Post by yenlu on Tue 26 Feb 2008, 12:02 pm

I have heard many times that Greenies are hard to digest, if it is not chew properly... so if anyone of you that are giving greenies as treat, please check if your dogs chew properly oh!

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Re: Are All Dog Treats Healthy?

Post by Dr3aMCuT|3 on Tue 26 Feb 2008, 12:27 pm

in fact, im giving boyboy rawhide...coz i tot it's juz a treat for dogs...and i saw it stated thr "edible"...that's why im giving it...normally he juz chew a while then swallow it silent

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Re: Are All Dog Treats Healthy?

Post by pinkykee on Wed 27 Feb 2008, 12:06 pm

i don't dare to buy treats for my furkids anymore,everytime i give them treats,their poo will be so smelly that i cant stand of it anymore,so no more treats for them already..

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Re: Are All Dog Treats Healthy?

Post by Dr3aMCuT|3 on Wed 27 Feb 2008, 12:44 pm




This is how the rawhide i give boyboy look like...
yenlu, is this the one not good for dog???


ops...it seems like the picture too big...how can i edit it bcome smaller??? Shocked

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Re: Are All Dog Treats Healthy?

Post by yenlu on Wed 27 Feb 2008, 1:00 pm

Rawhides:

Rawhide toys and chews.
Rawhide is cured animal hide shaped into various objects. Though they tend not to last very long, dogs often take to them as a cat takes to catnip. But many dog owners and veterinarians have reported problems associated with use of rawhide toys and chews, such as stomach upset and intestinal blockage. In addition, rawhides soften when chewed and can lodge in a dog's throat. If you give rawhides to your dog, supervise and immediately remove the item if the dog is getting too intense and/or ingesting more than a little at a time.

Another downside:
Rawhide bones, pig-hooves and other highly coveted treats can incite a dog to guard or attack an approaching dog or person in order to protect his prize. So these are not good choices for multiple pet situations, or for dogs prone to resource guarding.

Layers of rawhide pressed into tougher bones and shapes that last longer than the flat and rolled rawhides. In addition to providing a longer-lasting chew, pressed rawhide is typically safer than regular rawhide since it disintegrates. However, it can still be reduced to small chunks that can choke a dog. Also, pressed rawhide can make a mess if left on furniture or rugs. If you do buy rawhides, get ones made in the United States or another country that regulates processing. Rawhides made elsewhere may contain harmful chemicals used in processing.

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Re: Are All Dog Treats Healthy?

Post by yenlu on Wed 27 Feb 2008, 1:04 pm

It doesn't means no good if you give them to chew, but when it soften and turn into small chunks, remove it to prevent your dog swallow and choke. Every dog is different. Just supervise your dog when you are giving any treats Wink

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Re: Are All Dog Treats Healthy?

Post by pinkykee on Wed 27 Feb 2008, 11:32 pm

but my furkids don't like rawhide at all....

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Re: Are All Dog Treats Healthy?

Post by yenlu on Thu 28 Feb 2008, 12:53 am

but you give greenies rite? Do they chew slowly, or just break into pieces and swallow? =X If swalow, it can't be digest well... somemore if they swallow then the purpose of greenie to brush teeth also no use LOL..

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Re: Are All Dog Treats Healthy?

Post by pinkykee on Thu 28 Feb 2008, 1:36 am

chew damn slow one...at least until now they are fine with greenies...

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Re: Are All Dog Treats Healthy?

Post by yenlu on Thu 28 Feb 2008, 2:51 am

Then good lor... I dun dare giv my miki cause ah, she will swallow one haha.. *i think* cause the treats (biscuit) I gave her, big piece, she will bite into smaller pieces and finish within seconds, like no need chew..

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Re: Are All Dog Treats Healthy?

Post by sinv on Thu 28 Feb 2008, 10:22 pm

i feed both to Amos...the rowhide and greenies...+ natural gift glad wags + japanese biscuit + blackwood treats...too much treats jor???hehe
This brand not sure good or not.any idea??Yenlu, why not u share with us what u feed Miki n sushi??

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Re: Are All Dog Treats Healthy?

Post by yenlu on Fri 29 Feb 2008, 12:08 am

Me ah..? Feed homebake cookies haha.. special for dogs one :p

Tried before:
Jerhigh, Bow-wow, Japanese Milk Biscuit, Iam Puppy..

Currently in "house":
Bow-Wow Jerky, Avoderm Biscuit... eaglepack, acana kibbles as treat ahhaha :p Oh, and the Purina One I got from the previous K9 event, maybe will use as treat also...

After review the ingredient in a few dog biscuit, I find out that Avoderm has quite nice ingredient. Read up here.

Sushi, will diarhea if consume more then a small bite of Iam Puppy Biscuit... LOLz.. but Miki loves Iam.. =) Still prefer Avoderm in term of price and size!

Another brand of biscuit that I have wanted to try, but not yet.. is Zinpro Dog Biscuit. Heard it is nice for skin and coat. Quite expensive if you compare to other biscuits, but Zinpro is more like a supplement.

Most dog biscuits cannot consume too much in a day, be sure to read the instruction at the packaging.

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Re: Are All Dog Treats Healthy?

Post by sinv on Fri 29 Feb 2008, 10:41 am

When i take this pork bone bone out to take picture last nite, Amos jump jump there then no choice i give him..but usually he wil bite into many small piece, then i will throw..just for him to bite..Razz

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Re: Are All Dog Treats Healthy?

Post by Dr3aMCuT|3 on Mon 03 Mar 2008, 10:34 am

I bought one BIG pork bone same brand as u but is BIG size one...that one boyboy can chew chew but if he able to tear off, he will eat it also...this one showing fully digestable, it should be no problem rite?

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Re: Are All Dog Treats Healthy?

Post by Dr3aMCuT|3 on Mon 03 Mar 2008, 10:36 am

yenlu wrote:It doesn't means no good if you give them to chew, but when it soften and turn into small chunks, remove it to prevent your dog swallow and choke. Every dog is different. Just supervise your dog when you are giving any treats Wink


i think boyboy just like to swallow it not even wait till it's soften... Shocked

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Re: Are All Dog Treats Healthy?

Post by sinv on Mon 03 Mar 2008, 11:49 am

my dog never swallow wor, can bite till ver small pieces. guess he just enjoy chewing on it.

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Re: Are All Dog Treats Healthy?

Post by yenlu on Tue 04 Mar 2008, 10:28 am

Dr3aMCuT|3 wrote:I bought one BIG pork bone same brand as u but is BIG size one...that one boyboy can chew chew but if he able to tear off, he will eat it also...this one showing fully digestable, it should be no problem rite?
Although they write fully digestable, but they do not specify if it is eaten in big or small chunk... to be on safe side, when it is soften, just cut away the soften part. king

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Re: Are All Dog Treats Healthy?

Post by sinv on Tue 04 Mar 2008, 3:15 pm

it wil be harden back after it dries....if seems no more taste already then i throw..Amos liam liam chew chew only..dun eat 1..

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Re: Are All Dog Treats Healthy?

Post by yenlu on Tue 04 Mar 2008, 9:55 pm

So in that case, remove till it hardens back? :p I never buy those rawhide, just got them some nylon bone..

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Re: Are All Dog Treats Healthy?

Post by sinv on Wed 05 Mar 2008, 11:11 am

no la i din bother...it will harden back..cos he will bite into many piece, sekejap chew this piece sekejap chew other piece..those not being chew become harden back...i just throw if those rawhide is more than few days or 1 week. i think he din eat it.

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Re: Are All Dog Treats Healthy?

Post by Dr3aMCuT|3 on Wed 05 Mar 2008, 12:33 pm

yenlu wrote:
Dr3aMCuT|3 wrote:I bought one BIG pork bone same brand as u but is BIG size one...that one boyboy can chew chew but if he able to tear off, he will eat it also...this one showing fully digestable, it should be no problem rite?
Although they write fully digestable, but they do not specify if it is eaten in big or small chunk... to be on safe side, when it is soften, just cut away the soften part. king

Yaya...i will cut the soften part...coz it looks "yuacks" after soften tongue

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Re: Are All Dog Treats Healthy?

Post by pinkykee on Wed 05 Mar 2008, 2:23 pm

i just bought bow wow soft dog snack for my furkids,however,bobo curi curi finish all of them during midnight when i was fallen asleep,it ended up diarrhoea in the very next day...

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Re: Are All Dog Treats Healthy?

Post by sinv on Wed 05 Mar 2008, 2:28 pm

hahaa..bobo so nottie!!!nx time u keep at place where he cant reach la..usually i keep it one..Amos cant reach..

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