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  • in reply to: Bully Sticks / Yummy and Safe Chews #113993 Report Abuse
    Gloria K
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    If you go to Amazon you will find Best Bully Sticks Odor Free. I think they come in a 12 pack but you may be able to get a six pack from Amazon. They are made in the USA and have no odor. Since bully sticks are dried bull penises, the cheaper ones and those made in China will have a definite odor.

    in reply to: Can Dog Eat Vanilla Ice Cream? #113160 Report Abuse
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    Sorry about the typo. That first line should read why on earth would you want to give your dog ice cream?

    in reply to: Can Dog Eat Vanilla Ice Cream? #113159 Report Abuse
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    You may not like my answer but here goes. Why on earth would you even want to give your dog ice cream? That’s not something they need to eat and in many cases they shouldn’t. Many dogs, especially German shepherd breeds are lactose intolerant so any dairy products would upset their stomach. The sugar in ice cream is not good for them either. This is not something they need and in many cases shouldn’t have as I mentioned.

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    in reply to: Potato Free dog treats (Crunchy) – anyone? #105628 Report Abuse
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    I usually make my dog’s treats so I know exactly what he’s getting. There are so many wonderful recipes for dog treats that don’t contain potato… You might want to take a look. You can make five or six dozen at a time and they only take a few minutes to make because there’s just a few ingredients.

    in reply to: Homemade chicken broth with onions #105036 Report Abuse
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    Bill K, as I mentioned a couple of times I make my own broth and I also use carrots and celery but I never purée the broth with the vegetables. I like that idea and I think that’s when I’m going to do the next time I make the broth. Thanks for the heads up, my Mickey is gonna love it!!!

    in reply to: Homemade chicken broth with onions #94148 Report Abuse
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    As I already stated I make my own broth of every kind even for myself. I use a couple of bone in skin on chicken breasts, some of them for about 40 minutes then remove the chicken and when it’s cool shred it, put it in small Ziploc snack bags and freeze. I top Mickey’s food with this chicken then pour about 1 tablespoon of broth and heat the whole thing. He’s only about 18 pounds so he doesn’t eat very much at each meal.
    As a sidenote I mentally cannot give him raw food I don’t know why I just can’t. So I give him giblets, hearts, chopped up pork cutlets, lamb shoulder chops chopped up and simmer these items. I save the broth from all of the stuff in little jars that I save and use this for his food. They’re so much nutrition in this broth. It only takes 20 minutes to simmer and I do this once a month.

    in reply to: Slushy treat mix for medicines #87663 Report Abuse
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    I don’t give my dog any medication and I give him a treat that he absolutely loves and I found out that my friends dogs love them too so you might want to try this:
    1 ripe banana mashed
    1/4 Cup Greek yogurt
    1/4 Cup natural peanut butter

    Mix it all together and refrigerate this will last about four or five days and you can hide his medication and a spoonful of this mixture

    in reply to: Chicken liver treats? #83871 Report Abuse
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    I’ve been giving my dog chicken livers, hearts and gizzards chopped up as toppings for his regular food which I make. I only do this about twice a week and freeze the rest. Not sure about raw liver but I cook his food.

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #76491 Report Abuse
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    Jake’s mom has come up with some very good ideas. If you scroll up for that you’ll see others who have posted suggestions regarding dog treats. I make all of Mickey’s treats so I know exactly what goes into them. I have a Pinterest board it’s just reserved for dog food and treats but this one has proven to be Mickey’s all-time favorite and he goes wild.

    APPLE CHEDDER BACON COOKIES

    2 1/2 cups flour (Mickey is allergic to wheat so I use chickpea flour or brown rice flour )
    2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    1/3 cup yogurt
    1 tsp. chopped fresh parsley ( optional)
    2 slices smoked bacon most fat removed and very finely chopped
    1/2 cup shredded peeled apple
    1/2 cup water
    2 Tbsp. olive oil or bacon drippings.

    Sauté bacon till crisp then finely chop. Add to all other ingredients. Mix thoroughly . Drop by tablespoons onto parchment lined cookie sheet, flatten slightly and bake at 375° for 28 minutes.
    Keep some refrigerated for up to one week and freeze the rest for 3 months.
    I keep about a weeks worth that would be seven biscuits in the refrigerator at one time and the rest I freeze.

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #76489 Report Abuse
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    Jake’s mom has come up with some very good ideas. If you scroll up for that you’ll see others who have posted suggestions regarding dog treats. I make all of Mickey’s treats so I know exactly what goes into them. I have a Pinterest board it’s just reserved for dog food and treats but this one has proven to be Mickey’s all-time favorite and he goes wild.

    APPLE CHEDDER BACON COOKIES

    2 1/2 cups flour (Mickey is allergic to wheat so I use chickpea flour or brown rice flour )
    2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    1/3 cup yogurt
    1 tsp. chopped fresh parsley ( optional)
    2 slices smoked bacon most fat removed and very finely chopped
    1/2 cup shredded peeled apple
    1/2 cup water
    2 Tbsp. olive oil or bacon drippings.

    Sauté bacon till crisp then finely chop. Add to all other ingredients. Mix thoroughly . Drop by tablespoons onto parchment lined cookie sheet, flatten slightly and bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
    Keep some refrigerated for up to one week and freeze the rest for 3 months.
    I keep about a weeks worth that would be seven biscuits in the refrigerator at one time and the rest I freeze.
    I use rice flour because Mickey is allergic to wheat flour but you can use any flour you want.

    in reply to: Chew treats are there really any? #73671 Report Abuse
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    I’m curious to know what kind of dog you have that could possibly demolish a Nyla bone in minutes LOL. My Mickey, a 13 pound terrier mix, is one of the most aggressive chewers I’ve ever seen with extremely strong teeth and his Nyla bones will last him for months. Have you talk to your vet? He could probably advise you as to what this aggressive chewer could safely gnaw on.

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #70797 Report Abuse
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    Loren this is not an easy breed to raise. You may want to take a look at this article and if you need to know more just Google Shiba dog and you will have a lot more information.
    http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/shiba-inu

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #70750 Report Abuse
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    Lol I feed Mickey cubes of cheese, the cheddar/bacon is his favorite-mine too. But I also give him string beans, simmered for about six minutes then rolled in a dab of bacon grease in the pan. Store them in a little plastic baggie in the refrigerator and he thinks this is manna from heaven. Same goes for raw carrots or a slice of zucchini. These are great treats so you really don’t have to feed your dog “junk food”

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #70699 Report Abuse
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    I have never tried the WELLNESS CORE protein bars because I make all of Mickey’s treats but I do supplement his homemade dog food with WC grain free reduced fat kibble and he absolutely goes crazy over it. I feed him his homemade food then fill his Kong wobbler with about a quarter cup of kibble and watch the fun begin.

    in reply to: Homemade dog treats #69986 Report Abuse
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    Joyce if you go to my PINTEREST Account at
    http://www.pinterest.com/gloriak2393
    and scroll down to the board DOG FOOD AND TREATS you’ll find several great recipes for treats of all kinds. If you’re on Pinterest I hope you’ll follow me

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #69622 Report Abuse
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    Olivia, you might want to read this-it will give you a better understanding of what the tanning process involves. The tanning process is not used for dog chews which is the inside softer part of the hide.http://www.petfactory.com/faq.html
    The outer part of the hide is tanned to be used for handbags, shoes, etc.

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 5 months ago by Gloria K.
    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #69414 Report Abuse
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    Dawn M, Dog Food Advisor considers Blue Buffalo wilderness in the five-star category. That’s why I feed it to Mickey as his non-homemade treats. He absolutely loves it and from what I can see on the packaging it’s pretty healthy stuff. What have you read about it that’s negative?

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #69374 Report Abuse
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    Again I make my dogs treats but I keep a bag or two of Zuke’s in the house and in my car because they don’t need to be refrigerated and Mickey loves them. Wilderness is another brand he goes crazy over.

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #69214 Report Abuse
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    Dawn, the bacon really isn’t necessary it just adds a little flavor boost. If you email me at [email protected] I will send Mickey’s favorites. I have a Pinterest board loaded with recipes.

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #69205 Report Abuse
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    Mickey is a 13 pound terrier mix who also gets a treat whenever he comes in from doing his business or going with me in the car to run errands, grocery shop etc. I make all of his food including his treats-biscuits, cookies- but he goes absolutely crazy over the simple ones like cooked string beans and carrot slices. I just simmer them in a little water or broth and sometimes after I drain the veggies I brush them with a little bacon grease. It only takes about a half teaspoon to flavor the entire batch. Very easy to make, very inexpensive, healthy and low calorie too. They keep in the refrigerator for a week or you can freeze them on a cookie sheet and give them to Bella frozen.
    And I bought a new area rug two weeks ago and decided t Mickey was going to have his own place mat so to speak so I bought a small bathroom rug in the same color and that’s where he keeps his treats and bones so my area rug stays clean.

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #68782 Report Abuse
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    My Mickey thinks the Kong is the best invention ever and he may very well be right. I give him his homemade dog food in his dish in the morning and supplement it with kibble in his Kong. It takes him about 10 minutes to empty his Kong. He loves it.

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 6 months ago by Gloria K.
    in reply to: Stuffed Kong ideas for puppy, raw fed #66605 Report Abuse
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    Lyndel, sounds like you’ve got it pretty well down pat. Thanks so much for the explanation. I do agree with you that most Vets are not trained in dog nutrition as most of them advocate dry dog food and often have them for sale in their offices.
    They range from Iams, to Science Diet to Purina etc. and I have the same feeling you do that maybe they are connected to the companies of the products they’re selling as most GPs are.

    in reply to: Stuffed Kong ideas for puppy, raw fed #66604 Report Abuse
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    Lendel, sounds like you’ve got it pretty well down pat. Thanks so much for the explanation. I do agree with you that most Vets are not trained in dog nutrition as most of them advocate dry dog food and often have them for sale in their offices.
    They range from Iams, to Science Diet to Purina etc. and I have the same feeling you do that maybe they are connected to the companies of the products they’re selling as most GPs are.

    in reply to: Stuffed Kong ideas for puppy, raw fed #66539 Report Abuse
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    Lyndel M., you wrote an excellent post. I agree that dogs cannot sit all day and do nothing. Fortunately I’m home all day so I have time to play with him and take him for walks and his favorite past time- going ANYWHERE in the car. Unfortunately the car trips will and in the next month or so when the weather here starts to heat up. Temperatures are well above 100° from late April through October.
    When I fed him this morning I only gave him the homemade food plus a tablespoon of his cottage cheese. Then supplemented with kibble in his Kong about 20 minutes later. He loved it and has the system down pat so I may be doing this a lot more often.
    I do have a question though.. why the raw food versus cooked food? I know there has been a lot written on this site about it but not sure why. What is the advantage of raw over cooked. It’s difficult for me to get my mind wrapped around giving Mickey raw food. Enlighten me. 😉

    in reply to: Stuffed Kong ideas for puppy, raw fed #66432 Report Abuse
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    I enjoyed working too (now retired and I’m enjoying that even more) and heaven knows I enjoy using my brain and at 75 my brain is still pretty sharp but when I want my meals I want them now and in one dish at the same time. I can’t even begin to imagine what it must be like to have to go through an entire day knocking over a toy in order to get fed piece by piece. LOL just saying.
    By the way a slow bowl and a puzzled bowl are good ideas especially for dogs that gulp and bolt their food, but a far cry from a kong feeding.

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 7 months ago by Gloria K.
    in reply to: Stuffed Kong ideas for puppy, raw fed #66428 Report Abuse
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    Lyndel M, The original poster indicated that all of the dogs food for the entire day should be fed through a Kong. While I respect your opinion I couldn’t disagree more. Again a dog should not have to get his meals bit by bit throughout the day and only if he is successful in getting it out of the Kong – especially a hungry puppy.

    in reply to: Stuffed Kong ideas for puppy, raw fed #66402 Report Abuse
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    Dori I didn’t go into as much detail as you did but I sure could have. Your thoughts are exactly like mine. I’m already feeling sorry for the poor puppy who has to go through hoops just to be fed. I can’t imagine leaving raw food in anything all day – it’s going to spoil. Sometimes people who write books don’t always know what hell they’re talking about.

    in reply to: Alternatives to wheat flour #66398 Report Abuse
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    I’m going to try the chickpea flour because two other people suggested that to me also. You may be right about adding more wet ingredients or even a little oil.

    in reply to: Stuffed Kong ideas for puppy, raw fed #66387 Report Abuse
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    My thought? I maybe wrong but making a young puppy work for his food when he’s very hungry just seems kind of well, cruel to me. Again I may be wrong but if a hungry puppy wants to eat he should be able to eat. He could become very frustrated if the food doesn’t come out fast enough. Don’t beat me up over this it’s just my humble opinion but that’s how I feel. I’m not one for gimmicks and creative games when it comes to feeding dogs.
    I have no objection to the Kong for treats- my Mickey loves his Kong. But when he wants to eat he wants to eat.

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #65692 Report Abuse
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    Dori, I was just about to post about the recall. This kind of proves our point doesn’t it?
    This is exactly why, for the past 15 years I grind my own beef and chicken for my own consumption. No one has ever recalled my beef, chicken, dog food or dog treats LOL

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 7 months ago by Gloria K.
    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #65654 Report Abuse
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    Dori, I feed my dog cooked green beans, carrots and sometimes pieces of cooked squash and he gets just as excited over those as he does cookies with cranberries, blueberries, apples, mashed banana etc. Just say the word “treat” and he goes berserk. And as I mentioned I make all of his food including his treats. They’re so easy to make, takes so little time to make dozens of them and much much cheaper than buying crap made in China.

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #65648 Report Abuse
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    Well then. I gave Micky a carrot stick last night so I’m going to have to keep an eye on his stool today and see what happens.
    I was under the impression, from what I’ve always read, that dogs can digest raw vegetables. Guess I read wrong. 🙂

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #65645 Report Abuse
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    I’m surprised to hear that the carrot stick didn’t digest because raw vegetables digest in both humans and animals. Can’t imagine why it didn’t with your dog. I agree that carrying around raw meat is not something I would want to do either. When I take my dog to the park I always bring several of my homemade dog cookies because there are always other dogs around him that are going to want one too. It’s like a party LOL.

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    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #65607 Report Abuse
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    Kim Mickey will eat anything with peanut butter on it. Sometimes I’ll take one of the recipes and just add a bit of peanut butter to it and make him go totally crazy. LOL. If you can get the small Kong toy, stuff some peanut butter in the hole and it will keep your dog occupied for a long time trying to lick the peanut butter out of it. He will get it all out, trust me.

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #65606 Report Abuse
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    Chuckles I’ll be happy to send you the page but you have to send me your email address. Send it to me at
    [email protected]. If you have a Pinterest account just give me your name-the one that the account is listed under and I can send it to you directly through Pinterest.

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #65573 Report Abuse
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    Kim I dehydrate the sweet potato fries and chips in my oven and it works perfectly. The dehydrator takes about 10 to 15 hours and I’m not willing to plug something into my house and leave it for 15 hours. The oven takes about three hours on a very low temperature.
    As for the nonmeat biscuits I prefer to feed my dog biscuits that are vegetable and fruit because he gets a lot of meat in his daily food and I just don’t want to up the protein content too much. Were you able to get my Pinterest board? I emailed it to you.

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #65521 Report Abuse
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    Kim I take the bully stick away from Mickey when it gets down to about a half-inch or slightly less. He chews so intensely that I’m afraid he’s going to choke and he’s a small dog so I am concerned about that. Trying to get that last inch away from him is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. I almost have to sit on him and shove my hand into his mouth. He fights me all he’s got LOL. He’s so funny.
    Just a note about the biscuit and treats recipes. The sweet potato sticks are one of his very favorite things and they’re so very easy to make… if you have a dehydrator even better. Most of the recipes call for wheat or whole wheat flour but I substitute coconut flour or rice flour. Those flours are much more absorbent than wheat flour so go easy on the measurements. One cup of wheat flour is about 1/3 cup coconut or rice flour.

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #65519 Report Abuse
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    Sorry guys I have no way of PMing. you because there is no way I can get into your Facebook profile. Let me give you one of my email addresses and you can email me and I’ll send it to you. [email protected]

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #65502 Report Abuse
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    I make all of my dogs food and all of his treats. There are dozens of recipes using natural ingredients for making dog biscuits and they only take about four or five ingredients at best.. they’re very easy to make and they make dozens at a time. Why not do that? If you have a Pinterest account search my name because I have a great Board of dog food and treats. If you want I will private message you my Pinterest URL.
    As for the bully sticks I buy the same brand you do. I did some research and discovered that they were considered one of the top brands. We get beef from Brazil for our own consumption so I don’t know if there would be a problem with that. I doubt it. If it’s good enough for us, I guess it’s good enough for the dog. My dog loves them so much and can go through one in about less than an hour. He weighs 12 pounds by the way.

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #64705 Report Abuse
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    If you go to Amazon.com and search thunder treats you will find several types of thunder treats for dogs including the write ups as to what they contain and what they do. In my opinion any treats the dog likes can be a thunder treat. The point is to give him something he associates with pleasure to calm him during a thunderstorm.

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #64213 Report Abuse
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    Under no circumstances have I ever given any of my dogs chicken or turkey bones. The only bones I give them are shank bones, knucklebones or large heavy soup bones. These bones don’t splinter whether they’re cooked or not. My dogs gnaw on them for hours and while they do come down and size they don’t splinter or shatter.

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #64212 Report Abuse
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    The first stool yesterday morning was an odd green color but the two subsequent ones later in the day and evening we’re perfectly normal. I gave him back the bone last night to see what would happen and this morning the stool was normal. So much for blaming the bone LOL

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #64206 Report Abuse
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    Why not?

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #64162 Report Abuse
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    Something just came up and I wonder if anyone here could answer this question. Mickey’s stool this morning suddenly turned from dark brown firm to light green very soft. Could that beef bone I gave him yesterday have something to do with it? His appetite this morning was ravenous as usual and he seems to be very playful and fine otherwise.

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 8 months ago by Gloria K.
    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #64161 Report Abuse
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    This is what I get for Mickey –
    http://www.bestformypets.com

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #64140 Report Abuse
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    LOL Homzie, I bought three hard beef soup bones for Mickey yesterday, boiled them then gave one to him. Took her two hours to eat half of this large bone so I took it away from him and put it up on the kitchen counter. Even though it was wrapped in Saran he knew it was up there and I don’t think he slept more than 10 minutes all night. So I know what you mean when you say he stares and barks. This bone would’ve kept him occupied for more than four hours because he never let it go but I wonder if that would’ve been way too much in one sitting.

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #64137 Report Abuse
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    I’ve never heard of the Himalayan dog chews but if they would last Mickey longer than the bully sticks I would like to give them a try. What exactly are they? And is there a brand that you prefer?

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #64133 Report Abuse
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    My daughter has a 12 pound terrier mix as I do and her dog takes forever to go through a bully stick. I guess it just depends on the dog Homzie, but I would sure give them a try. Dogs seem to absolutely love these things. Make sure they are odor- free and of good quality.

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #64129 Report Abuse
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    Half inch per day??? Mickey devours one of these in just under 45 minutes. LOL. He weighs 12 pounds and could rip a school bus apart in an hour.

    in reply to: Your Most Recommended Dog Treats? #64127 Report Abuse
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    Good point. Never thought much about the calorie count. The sticks I get him are about 6 inches. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I really do try to keep his weight in check.

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