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Usually ingredients are listed but NOT the toxic chemicals used in the processing of the treat or food.
I did not base my research on 1 article. I found the toxic ingredients on many professional & non-professional websites.
Hopefully people really check out what they are feeding their pets.
40 years of having dogs I assumed all were tested and safe. Most treats are not. I found my research also pertained to some pigs ears, some bully sticks and other treats. Speaking for myself, I wish I had researched and not just assumed everything is safe. Also check out the country from which the item comes from. Sometimes the item is ONLY packaged in the USA, but actually made in another country.
Hope this info can be of help to all.
RAWHIDE STICKS, BONES, CHEWS & other processed chew treats.
My dog is very sick. BW showed liver level of 950. Normal is about 130 ish. Doing research on the above chew sticks that he loves I came across these toxic ingredients. High liver enzymes can be caused by anything ingested that is toxic. The above, on many different websites showed the following results.
When tested: Lead, Arsenic, Mercury, Chromium salts, Formaldehyde and other toxic chemicals have been detected in rawhides. So it’s safe to say that any sort of glues can be used as well!
3-5 days to digest, so whatever given amount, the rawhide with the toxic chemicals sit in their organs and do damage.
The piece of rawhide may be flexible enough and get broke down by the intestinal tract enough to pass (it can take 3-5 days)
I use the HILLS PRESCRIPTION. RD . My dog went from 60# to a
Normal weight of 42#. Also in losing weight Vet told me not 2 gi e big dog treats. Break it up. Dogs don’t know the difference in
Size. As for digestion, in switching foods blend at 1st with current food. My dog had no digestive issues. HTHs 🐾
NY puggle was 15 yrs old.
My puggle had cushing’s and my vet put her on HILLS Prescription Distdiet. I think it was W/D Dry kibble, plus medications. She passed away in 2017 so I dont remember for sure. Check with your vet. I remember her appetite increased and her tummy bloated.
I get from my et the HILLS SCIENCE SENSITIVE SKIN & STOMACH for my dog. I also take Coconut Oil and once a week massage a small bit on my wet hands into his hair, the take a very wet washcloth and massage it it further. I bought the Nutiva Virgein Coconut butter at Amazon.
Hope this helps.
I think she was allowed non fat foods and if I remember right I used fat free yogurt and pushed it into a KONG / froze it for her treats.
Not sure, but I think applesauce, sugar free foods were used for treats or food I put in also & froze. Check with Vet though. My vet gave me a print out of a diet to go by. HTH’s
My dog had pancreatits for about 1+ years. I had to cook ( boil) white chicken breasts, only egg whites, etc. Homemade diet. Nothing fried. Eventually towards her end she so badly wanted her normal dry dog food . She started losing weight and with the winter here in NYS I chose to put her down ( 2015 ) as I felt with the snow, bad weather she would have a more difficult time with strength to get around. I had 3 dogs & a doggie door so all 3 of my dogs were used to going out as needed. Anyway, I was afraid she might go out on her own & collaspe & die. She was 15 years old, rescue, mixed breed and I know the end would happen with her weight loss. I did not want her to suffer.
A Pancreatitis attack is very painful. Pancreatitis with prescription medicine is controlable.
As for the chews or any type of treat ask your Vet, but I would have NOT given any to my dog as any type of food or treat that is harder for the dog to digest puts more stress on the digestive system. Hope this info helps.
My dog has had this problem and my Vet put my dog on the Hills Science PRESCRIPTION dry dog food. Need prescription. Anyway, unless symptoms get really bad immediately give whatever you do use a few weeks or so to take effect. Always start out mixing the new food with the old to eventually just using the new food. Like people, dogs can have tummy, stool problems. Never just start using any new food immediately. Just a gradual change.
amazon has the buy multiple pricing and reviews for each type
I use the CET chews with the hextra added (not sure of the spelling). Anyway, Amazon,
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2/157-2494300-5950164?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=cet+dog+chews CHEWY.COM, entirely pets.com, etc. sells them online and most online pet stores too. Also, the more you buy on some websites, the cheaper they are JMO, but I never thought they did much for my small puggle. Having 3 dogs, and 40 years of rescues, I think it depends on the dog. Smaller dogs seem to lose their teeth more so than bigger dogs.
As for the electric toothbrush,, I bought a battery operated childrens brush and I got my dogs used to it by turning it on and running the end of it along their back. NOT the brush, lol. Anyway, after awhile they adapted to the toothbrush.
The problem I have is that they all tend to eat the toothpaste before I can get it to the teeth. Also I have tried many different types of manual toothbrushes and same results.