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Healthy snacks / treats?

Mgue
October 3rd, 2008, 11:01 PM
So I just switched my puppy over to Orijen because I want him to eat high-quality food. Now, I'm trying to find healthy, meaty treats to give Ozzy. I'd like to find small ones I can use for training, as well as something he can chew/gnaw on. He loves to chew!

Can anyone recommend any healthy grain-free treats? How bad or good is rawhide for him? He loves it!

MommaKat
October 3rd, 2008, 11:49 PM
I asked this not too long ago. For Mags I use small cubes of cheese as treats as well as carrots sometimes. I also buy this freeze dried beef lung that she goes crazy for. I know some folks give their dogs bananas and apples but my dog thinks there icky :sad: .

No idea about rawhide. I can't remember what the exact name of the bone I give Maggie all I know is it's from a cow :shrug: She also gets the occasional pigs ear.

Great choice on food, Maggie loves Orijen and she looks a lot better since we switched.

Etown_Chick
October 4th, 2008, 05:43 PM
Scruffy gets:
- dehydrated liver snax (it's pure liver, no filler) but not too many or they cause the trots
- this doggy jerky chicken, you can get it at Costco, it's just chicken. Yum.
- apples, bananas, papaya, carrots, cooked broccoli or cauliflour, cukes, any veggie he'll eat
- raw beef bones, which I buy whenever I see them and freeze
- if I am cooking meat, I might give him a couple chunks of the raw meat before I cook it
- a little bit of fish now and then, his ultimate favorite
I also give him two of these new treats a day, from ZUkes. They are lamb jerky, with blueberries and flax which are excellent antioxidants.
Wow. He sounds like a pig! But he doesn't get all of these every day except the ZUkes..lol.

kathryn
October 4th, 2008, 09:00 PM
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http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/dog_wellness_treats_index.html


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http://www.dogswell.com/

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http://shop.halopets.com/Natural-Treats

Hope these are available where you live...

Goldens4Ever
October 5th, 2008, 01:16 PM
DOGSWELL products are made in China.

It says it in very small writing on their package.

Goldens4Ever
October 5th, 2008, 01:26 PM
PLAIN meat treats with nothing added:

Primal Treats
http://www.primalpetfoods.com/treats.htm

Companion Natural Pet Food Treats
http://www.companionnaturalpetfood.com/miva5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=cnpf&Category_Code=grfreeFDMT

MoMo Treats:
http://www.momofood.ca/products.html

Bravo! Treats:
http://www.bravorawdiet.com/bonusbites.html

Love Your Pet Bakery Treats:
http://loveyourpetbakery.com/c-49-for-dogs.aspx

flipgirl4
October 10th, 2008, 08:51 AM
I like the Wellness Pure Rewards and Zuke's Mini Naturals. I also have leftover kibble from when I used to feed kibble so I use that as well.

I give her Merrick's Flossie to chew sometimes. If you are giving rawhide, you have to watch because it gets soft and can choke your dog.

I don't give her liver too much. I may fill a small Kong with yogurt or cheese whiz (the latter very rarely as too much salt). You can get a few kongs and fill them with yogurt and freeze them. Another good treat is ice cubes with treats frozen in the middle. In the summer, I buy frozen yogurt treats for dogs - vanilla and strawberry flavours.

Or sometimes I will buy a box of frozen meatballs and cook them and use them. Depends how I feel...

Goldens4Ever
October 10th, 2008, 09:12 AM
I like the Wellness Pure Rewards and Zuke's Mini Naturals. I also have leftover kibble from when I used to feed kibble so I use that as well.

I give her Merrick's Flossie to chew sometimes. If you are giving rawhide, you have to watch because it gets soft and can choke your dog.

I don't give her liver too much. I may fill a small Kong with yogurt or cheese whiz (the latter very rarely as too much salt). You can get a few kongs and fill them with yogurt and freeze them. Another good treat is ice cubes with treats frozen in the middle. In the summer, I buy frozen yogurt treats for dogs - vanilla and strawberry flavours.

Or sometimes I will buy a box of frozen meatballs and cook them and use them. Depends how I feel...

I believe she was inquiring about PLAIN meat-based treats. All the ones you mentioned have LOTS of other ingredients in them & seasonings. These are the types that are healthiest for them - PLAIN meat with absolutely nothing added.

You give your dogs cheeses whiz & those frozen meatballs??? :eek: :sick: