I have an undersized toy poodle. She was underweight and sluggish and a poor eater when I brought her home. She has thrived on Hill’s ID canned food, occasional kibble added, and Milk Bones Mini treats. At one point I was unable to find the Minis, and switched to the next larger size… I believe Small. She developed very severe constipation. When the vet took an X-ray after nothing we tried seemed to cure this, we could see a compacted, granular substance in her colon. It suddenly dawned on me that this must be the larger size of Milk Bones, which are more dense than the Minis. When I switched back to Minis again, all signs of constipation disappeared. I am posting this in case anyone else has or may have this situation in the future. In toy dogs there’s not a lot of margin for error!
I don’t think there are too many people here that feed their dogs milk bones, but thanks for the warning…
Cyndi is correct, I doubt many here feed Milk Bones
are milk bones bad? when i take my puppy to play with my friends older dog he always gives my little guy milk bones. Also Cyndi and Marie can you look at the treats i posted in the treats section. I want to see what you guys think of the ingredients and what not. Thank you 😀
If you are someone who pays attention to what your dog eats for food, you should pay the same attention to treats, especially if your dog has issues. I have one dog who can have Milk Bones but I don’t give them. Heck, mine eat The Honest Kitchen treats. Talk about spoiled!
Im very weary of the food and the treats i give my little guy. I just bought some of the THK beams and he absolutely loves them. Only problem is that his stools are somewhat softer again. Could it be cuz the beams have 88% protein? i know that the NV Rabbit im feeding him now is too rich in protein and was causing him to have loose stools. I have since then been mixing dr tims and the rabbit and his stools were a lot more firm.
I’ve just been going by what people on here feed their dogs for treats. I buy Vital Essentials Freeze dried Niblets that I use for treats & I also have a bag of Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Treats. I also make my own Turkey or Chicken little meatball treats that my dog loves. Ever since I switched my dog to a raw diet, 5 months ago, I don’t buy any of those crappy treats anymore. Some of those Purina or Del Monte treats are made with chemicals and poison, I’ve read, just like their dog “foods”.
The treat i mentioned in the other post is a raw dehydrated treat. Only 1 protein source and no fillers.I want to transition my guy into raw foods once he gets above 9 months
Those treats sound ok to me, but I’m not one of the “experts” on here. I do like you do, ask questions and do what I’m told, lol! I find it a lot easier that way. Your puppy is adorable, by the way. I’ve always loved boxers. Boxers and bloodhounds are the absolute most adorable when they’re puppies. I came out of a store one time and some guy had a boxer puppy in the front seat of his car, no more than like 9 or 10 weeks old. I stood and waited til he came out, it was only like 2 minutes, and told him he had to let me hold his puppy, lol! I could not resist. I would have stood there for an hour, if I had to. That puppy was just the cutest damn thing ever!
I do stand corrected . Thank you.
Yeah I absolutely love boxers. Duke is so amazing and friendly. Almost every person stops at the pet store to see him. He is such a ladies boy. It’s been like 5 years since my other dog passed away and I forgot how amazing dogs can make you feel. That’s why I care and worry so much about him. I want him to be with me as long as possible.
I have Beams & Wishes here too! Gemma has no teeth, takes her forever to gum them, lol
Beams are one of the few “chews” I give my 3 dogs. I really like them.
My dogs eat anything but they love beams & wishes. I’m having a hard time with Boone, ear infections over & over so it’s just Zeal & those chews for him
My dogs also loves to chews beams. Beams are really good for chewing.
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