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December 8, 2014 at 12:55 am #59651 Report Abuse
I am currently using Pure Balance treats. But, I am looking at another treats but when it comes to ingredients on what is a no no and what is safe… I have no idea!
Can someone give me an insight on this?
I found Dream bone treats and here are the ingredients.December 8, 2014 at 12:55 am #59652 Report AbuseDecember 8, 2014 at 12:59 am #59654 Report AbuseDecember 8, 2014 at 10:44 am #59668 Report AbuseBobby dogMember
Some of the ingredients that would make me pass on this treat would be sorbitol, carrageenan, and artificial flavor.
The best thing to do is make your own treats. There are simple recipes that don’t take much time or too many ingredients. You can make biscuits, meatballs, or even jerky, and dried fruit/veggies in your oven. You can find treat recipes on the DFA forums or the Internet.
The next best thing to do is look for treats that only have a few ingredients that you easily recognize and don’t have to Google. Freeze dried treats or dried fruit/veggies would be examples of treats with minimal ingredients.
If I have to Google any or most of the ingredients of a treat chances are they are not what I want to feed my pets. I stay away from treats with added sugars, artificial flavors or colors, thickening agents, artificial preservatives, added starches, and probably some other things I can’t think of right now. Read those labels and know what you are feeding! 😉December 8, 2014 at 12:22 pm #59669 Report AbuseLabsRawesomeMember
Hi Kayla, I use Riley’s dog treats. They are organic and human grade. They have a store locator on their site. http://rileysorganics.com/ I buy them at Walmart. They come in small and large size biscuits. They are reasonably priced. 😀December 8, 2014 at 1:31 pm #59671 Report AbuseInkedMarieMember
I judge my dogs treats as much as I their food. Treats I like are anything from The Honest Kitchen and Sojo’s and grainfree ones from Buddy Biscuits. I don’t feed much for treats so others are probably more helpful than me. Definitely not Milk Bones!December 8, 2014 at 1:41 pm #59672 Report Abusecrazy4catsParticipant
I like to buy Wet Noses dog treats when they have them at Costco. Right now they have pumpkin treats.December 8, 2014 at 1:46 pm #59673 Report AbuseLabsRawesomeMember
Hi Kayla, I forgot to mention that Riley’s biscuit ingredients are all USA sourced and made in USA as well as being Organic and Human Grade. My 3 love the Peanut Butter, and the Sweet Potato biscuits. 🙂December 11, 2014 at 6:46 pm #59951 Report Abuse
Thank you 🙂
When I go food shopping again, I will look for some of those treats. In the mean time… I still have Pure Balance treats to give him.December 21, 2014 at 2:03 pm #61001 Report AbuseCarol WMember
Hi. I’m new here, so I hope I haven’t jumped in in the wrong place, but I also have a question about healthy dog treats. I’ve fed beef Rollover as a treat for years, but every once in a while I notice a chemical smell coming from it, almost like gasoline. Obviously, this can’t be a good thing!!! Does anyone have experience with Rollover? It has a 3 star rating in the reviews section of this website, but as I said – the “gasoline” odor has to be a very bad sign!!December 21, 2014 at 3:27 pm #61003 Report AbuseDoriMember
I wouldn’t feed treats or anything with those ingredients.
December 21, 2014 at 4:06 pm #61014 Report AbusetheBCnutMember
- This reply was modified 8 years, 5 months ago by Dori.
Uh yeah, no!!! Don’t feed anything that smells like chemicals. That usually means they used really bad, rotting bad, ingredients and had to add harsh chemicals to kill the pathogenic bacteria.
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