We give carrots and other veggies and hard rubber toys to chew. I will not give my dogs any of these chews.
I have always hoped that someday I would find a connection between the Blues Brothers and dog nutrition. That day has come.
Rawhide, Rawhide: A dog person cannot walk into a pet supply store (or their own grocery store, for that matter) without noticing the explosion in the number of dog chews, dental devices and edible bones that are available for sale today. Some of these are biscuit or extruded concoctions containing a mixture of ingredients, while others originate from cow skin (rawhide chews) or are the left-over body parts of a hapless food animal (pig/lamb ears, hooves, and bully sticks).
If you do not know what a bully stick is, ask your mother. Better yet, ask your father.
Even as the selection of these items has expanded, nutritional information about them is still glaringly absent. Since all of these products are intended to be chewed slowly so that pieces or the entire produce will be gradually consumed by the dog, we should at least be informed…
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