Friday, March 25, 2011


Contrary to popular belief, rawhide is not only bad for your dogs, but can be deadly. Rawhide is bleached and indigestible to dogs. Pieces of rawhide can become lodged in your dog's digestive tract and become fatal. Also, there is no nutritional value to rawhide.

So, what are better alternatives for a dog that likes to chew?
- Antlers- long lasting, natural, and odorless
- Bully sticks- those from organic, free-range cows will be your best bet in terms of minimizing odor
- fresh marrow bones- ask your local butcher, these are great nutritional snacks that will keep your dogs busy, but are best as outdoor treats as they can be messy

When it comes to bones- raw is best- feed your dog raw chicken wings or fresh marrow bones.
NEVER give your dog and cooked or smoked bones as they can splinter and injure your dog internally.

Filling a Kong with things like: pumpkin pie filling, applesauce, yogurt, peanut butter, bananas, apples and carrots, even a little cream cheese and putting it in the freezer is another great way to treat your dog and keep him occupied.

Always supervise your dog with bones and treats and remove small pieces.



1 comment:

I is Jake said...

Hi Rocco, yoo dun live too far from me - I is Jake! We live in Middleboro. Do yoo go to the Westport Boston Terrier Meet up? If not check it out, I has lots of fun with tons of BT's.

I is Jake!!