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Dog Treats - How Safe Are They?

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Old March 10th 08, 10:40 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.misc
jose clark
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Default Dog Treats - How Safe Are They?

When your dog is performing a nice trick or behaves good during
training or a certain event you feel like giving him a nice dog treat.
But are you sure that every dog treat is healthy for your pet?
Dog's basic nutrition is almost the same as the human nutrition; our
pets need fats, carbohydrates and protein too, but in other ratios and
prepared differently.
People can chose to feed their pets with raw food or special dog food
in stores. There is a big controversy between some groups of pets
about the way we should feed our animals regarding raw food and
commercialized food; some believe that raw food has been used for
centuries and it's better for animals while others think that using
special dog food assures the optimal nutrition.
Dog treats which are found in stores are usually biscuits made with
meat products, milk and wheat but they also contain more fats than
normal dog food. Think about dog treats like fast food or chips for
In the last years commercialized dog food including dog treats was
found to be poisonous for most dogs. Some of the ingredients contained
by dog treats which are known to cause problems a wheat gluten,
onion and garlic products, dairy products in large quantities, large
quantities of liver, salt, chocolate etc. These products can cause:
diarrhea, kidney failure, heart diseases, obesity, etc....


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