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The Benefits of All-Natural Dog Treats

The Benefits of All Natural Dog Treats


The horrible pet food recalls that resulted in the loss of pets have changed how people see healthy dog food for our pets. Healthy dog treats are also important as commercial treats have been affected by recalls too.


Specialty shops with all natural dog treats as well as organic dog treats have sprung up since then and for that already existing, expanded business demand. The concern about grains has led to grain free dog food and grain free dog treats. Some dogs have allergies to certain things, making the quest for a dog food that doesn’t trigger their allergies important.


All natural dog food has become popular. There are many who have moved to organic dog food and some taking a further step to seek out raw dog food. Commercial companies criticize raw diets on several fronts while others have seen a difference in their pet’s health, coat and stool after changing to a raw diet.


Typically a raw dog food diet is heavy on the dog’s natural diet: meat. The dog was designed to eat meat. The basic premise of the raw diet is meaty bones, muscle meat and organ meat which stays close to the dog’s natural diet. Some add a handful of oatmeal or an occasional cooked egg, but all is human quality food that we eat also.


Keep the food appropriate to the size of the dog. Do not, for example, give large dogs chicken wings which can lodge in the throat of a dog that bolts his food. Some have for reasons of convenience moved to a commercially prepared diet that is premeasured with bone and organ meat in it. One such food has patties for larger breeds and “medallions’ in one ounce increments for the little dogs.


Remember that raw meaty bones most dogs can handle but avoid cooked bones. It is the cooked chicken bones that are most dangerous.


Many also slice liver and dehydrate in their home food dehydrator for their pet treats. This is as natural as you can get! Large recreational bones (again appropriate sized) that are hard allow chewing which gives the dog something to do and naturally provides dental cleaning.


Finding the natural treats and food for your dog’s activity and health keeps them with you longer


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