I forgot to go to the store this weekend to get some stuff to make homemade Dog treats for Dexter. I found these treats and wondering if anyone used them and if they are good? The ingredients on one bag just says buffalo and the other just says buffalo tendon.
The ingredients for these treats are good, but I’m a little worried because the first on especially it is a jerky-like treat. There have been a lot of problems with jerky treats from China, and even if it says “made in the USA” it still could have been sent to China for manufacturing. I have no idea what it is about jerky treats that makes them so much more likely to have issues, but there have been so many problems that I don’t like to risk it.
I just searched and there does not appear to have been an official recall on Denley’s treats, but some people claimed they had made their dogs sick.
Yeah, I gave him one yesterday and today…and so far! He is not sick or anything. I am just a little hesitant on them. I know too much of anything will upset the stomach so that is why with treats you are not suppose to give them a lot because too much can upset their stomachs. It says their made in India, and it says it was distributed from AZ. I have no idea if it was from China or what not.
I don’t know about the food standards for India, but I just like to avoid jerky treats in general. I don’t usually feed non-USA made and sourced treats, though I did buy I bag of Natural Balance dental chews and then realized that they didn’t have a USA made label on them. I will finish this bag but not buy more. I think that the problems with the jerky treats from China were sometimes sudden and sometimes accumulative. I guess you could finish this package, but I wound’t recommend buying any more.
I am not sure about India either. I just tend to avoid treats that are made or from China because they have had terrible reviews and making the Dog’s sick. I found some USA made treats at Walmart but I am not sure about them. Nudges and Full moon both are made in the USA and sold at Walmart. I guess, I will look at them next time.
There wasn’t a lot of treats in the first bag, (first link)… I will probably finish the bag but I know I won’t buy anymore. I have not tried to give him any of the other one. (second link). In the first link, I do not like how they are really small so I probably won’t finish the bag. They have tiny ones in there and he has a big mouth. :/
If he doesn’t like the second link bag, I will probably toss it and not buy anymore Dentley treats. I could try tonight to give him one of the second link treats to see if he will touch it. Not sure yet.
I tried to give him one of the second link! He won’t touch them.
I would recommend going with the USA made ones from now on. There is a chew called Etta Says! that is made in the USA, made of meat and digestible rawhide. Lily loves them, but they don’t last too long with her, maybe 20 minutes. Here is a link to their website: http://ettasays.com/pages.php?pageid=13
Also, there is a company called Superior Farms that makes natural chews and treats. They source all ingredients from New Zealand and the USA, and manufacture in the USA. I have not tried their chews, but I have tried their venison treats which were a big hit Brisbane’s Bark Blog reviewed their venison chew today: http://www.brisbanesbarkblog.com/2014/12/treat-tuesday-superior-farms-venison.html
Here is the Superior Farms website: http://www.superiorfarmspet.com
Thanks 🙂 Where do you order them? Online or what store?
I can get both at my local store, but for the Etta Says ones you can get them in bulk or get big ones at chewy: http://www.chewy.com/s?dept=all&query=etta+says&nav-submit-button.x=0&nav-submit-button.y=0
You can also get them for one dollar a piece at petflow: http://www.petflow.com/explorer?search=etta+says
For the Superior Farms ones, you can get them from their website: http://www.superiorfarmspet.com/dog-chews/dog-chews.asp
Or from petflow: http://www.petflow.com/explorer/brand/superior-farms
- This reply was modified 9 years, 1 month ago by Dog_Obsessed.
I found some online on Amazon. I will try them out. Dexter is really picky on his treats, and I have had to throw a ton away because he ended up not touching them. Maybe he will like these better.
Cool! Which ones did you order?
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- This reply was modified 9 years, 1 month ago by Dog_Obsessed.
It’s understandable that you forgot to go to the store, but it’s great that you’re considering alternatives for your dog, Dexter. In terms of the treats you found, it’s important to note that individual dogs may react differently to various ingredients, and their dietary needs can vary.
If the ingredients on the bag only mention “buffalo” or “buffalo tendon,” it’s relatively straightforward, which is a good sign. Limited ingredient treats can be a good option, especially if your dog has any dietary sensitivities or allergies. However, it’s crucial to ensure that the treats don’t contain any additives, preservatives, or artificial ingredients that might be harmful to your dog.
To get more specific feedback on these treats, you might want to check online reviews or ask fellow dog owners in local pet communities or forums. People often share their experiences with different dog treats, which can provide valuable insights.
Additionally, you can introduce new treats gradually into Dexter’s diet to monitor how he reacts and ensure there are no adverse effects. If you’re uncertain or have specific concerns about the treats, consulting with your veterinarian is always a good idea. They can provide personalized advice based on Dexter’s health, dietary needs, and any specific considerations.
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Just like with human health insurance, dog insurance policies can vary, covering a range of services from routine check-ups to emergency treatments. It’s advisable to explore different insurance options, compare coverage, and choose a plan that aligns with your dog’s needs and your financial considerations.
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