Why Natural Dog Treats?
In the same way that you wouldn’t feed children copious amounts of artificially flavoured sweets, chocolates and drinks laden with unreadable additive and e-numbers, you shouldn't feed 'fast food' treats to man’s best friend. With many dog treats on the market containing, in some cases, proven toxic ingredients, it is time to talk about how important it is to #readthelabel when it comes to our dog's food and treats.
Dog Treats To Banish from the pantry
Bleached Raw Hide
Bleached Raw Hide is far from its natural roots, and when tested has been shown to include high amounts of lead, arsenic, mercury, chromium salts, formaldehyde and other toxic chemicals. Not to mention it can be a choking hazard.
Instead try Natural Raw Hide which you will notice IT IS NOT WHITE but a very natural tan colour, or for extra teeth cleaning benefits try one of our long lasting bull pizzles.
Dentastix ironically are packed full of sugars and a whole host of nasty, not so good, unwholesome ingredients which do not belong in any four-legged friends day. We urge any conscientious dog owner to banish these from their dogs diets, especially when there are clear natural alternatives that are proven to provide higher levels plaque removing benefits, at a lower cost.
Instead try Whimzees with their 100% natural credentials, they are tasty, low fat and fit for purpose when it comes to keeping teeth clean and keeping breath fresh.
Peanut Butter with Xylitol
Most peanut butters are free of the sweetener xylitol, which is toxic to dogs, and can prove to be fatal, but there are a few that still contain this artificial ingredient. So when buying peanut butter that you hope to share with your best friend be vigilant and ensure that your brand does not include this nasty sweetening agent.
When reading labels here are the things to take note of:
- Country of origin - preferably made in the UK, if not try to find products made in Europe.
- Ingredients should contain high levels of meat (not meat derivatives) and where possible no wheat or added salt or sugar.
- Where possible choose treats that have been preserved to maintain nutritional value. Dehydrated treats are the gold standard, followed by cold pressed and then baked.
- When making a choice look for natural superfoods such as the additions of kelp, beneficial herbs, coconut and fish oils and chondroitin to promote healthy joints.