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When a person brings a dog into their home, there is a responsibility that goes along with it. Sometimes knowing what to do to offer the best care for a furry new friend can be quite the challenge. However, figuring out how to be a great dog owner doesn’t have to be a chore. Actually being a good dog owner can be as easy as doing your research.
Research is important in all aspects of your dogs life and should begin before ever bringing them into your home. For this post in particular I want to bring to light what many pet owners may never think about, the safety of the treats we reward them with.
Working as a dog groomer for years, I heard many stories from my clients and from vets about the potential dangers of traditional rawhide chews. While I have always been a dog owner, I never had any idea that a treat could potentially harm my pet until I did my research.
To begin with let me explain what I am referring to when I talk about rawhide chews.
WHAT IS RAWHIDE:
Rawhide is the inner hide from a cow or other animal that has undergone chemical processing to remove hair and other materials. The rawhide is then ground or used whole and is formed into various dog chews.
Not only are chemicals something to be concerned about, but also the possible risk of stomach and intestinal blockage. Scary! Needless to say the way I rewarded my own pets began to change. I still love to provide them with treats, but now I am better at understanding the kind of treats I choose to give them.
Recently I have began to offer my little ones SmartBones chews. SmartBones Chews are rawhide-free and highly digestible. Best of all they must taste pretty good, because they love them. Especially Titan, he actually steals them from the others and won’t share. He always has been our little rebel.
I love to spoil my pets and one way I can do that is by giving them treats to enjoy. Since they can’t make the decision of what is best for them, it’s my job to do the research. SmartBones chews give my pets something they love and that I can feel good about giving them. They have several different recipes that include Chicken, Sweet Potato, Peanut Butter, and Dental. Even the pickiest of dogs will be able to find a flavor they love.
SmartBones chews can be found in stores and online at retailers like Amazon.
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