This month we're talking about a site that provides great information about Dog Food and stays on top of recalls, DogFoodAdvisor.com. You can even enter your email address to be alerted when a new recall comes out. In today's market with ingredients being imported from all over and put in our companion's food we need to be aware of the dangers of some of the foods that contain ingredients that are causing health issues.
About Chews: Even though it's on the market and available at grocery stores or dollar stores, that doesn't mean it's safe for your best friend. Rawhide doesn't digest in a dog's stomach. If you're saying "It's never been a problem for my dogs" ... you may have been lucky up until now. Rawhide has been known to cause blockages in the digestive tract which usually requires surgery - is it worth the risk?
The Most Dangerous Pet Chew Ever: Rawhide!
Dog Treats / by Rodney Habib
How can one of the most popular chew sticks on the planet be so dangerous for your pets, you ask? I mean, most dogs chew on rawhide for hours on end, and not only does it keep them busy, but they seem to last forever. Well if you understood what it took to make this toxic “raw” leather stick, you would quickly understand what the problem is. Aside from the horror stories circulating all over social media these days, of pets needing emergency surgery after consuming rawhide, the majority of pet parents today, especially the newbies, believe that this chew is some sort of dried up meat stick.
Let me debunk that myth right away! A rawhide stick is not the by-product of the beef industry nor is it made of dehydrated meat. Rather, rawhide is the by-product of the “Leather Industry”, so theoretically it is a leather chew. Sounds awesome, right?
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE: www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/rawhide-dangerous-for-dogs/
Bones are another danger, especially if cooked, they can splinter and puncture an internal organ.
CHRIS Ti Goldens recommends giving your companion a raw femur bone to chew on to keep tarter at bay. Make sure they are in a crate or laundry room while enjoying this that. The bone marrow is the bonus on a raw femur bone. A 4" bone is about the right size for an adult golden, puppies need a smaller cut.
AND Greenies ... they are still on the market. We highly discourage you giving this product to your pet.
READ: DANGERS OF DOG CHEWS by Ellen Crean CBS NEWS