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4 Common Ingredients In Dog Treats To Watch Out For

common ingredients in dog treats

You love making your dog happy with something as simple as a yummy treat. Sure, she’ll gulp down almost anything that’s edible (and a few things that aren’t), but you want your dog’s treats to be nutritious as well as delicious. Unfortunately, many brands of dog treats include ingredients that aren’t good for your dog’s health. Some ingredients offer zero nutritional value, and others have potentially harmful side effects. Here’s a list of common ingredients in dog treats you want … Read more

14 Valentine’s Day Gifts For The Special Pup In Your Life

Traditional Valentine’s Day gifts like mushy cards, red roses and absurdly large heart-shaped boxes of chocolates just won’t do when your Valentine happens to be your pup! The 14 products on this list are specifically designed to delight the pooch who stole your heart. Whether your dog is a chow hound, a plushie lover or a fetch enthusiast, the perfect present is just a click away! 1. Peanut Butter Kisses For Dogs, $27.99 Valentine’s Day and sweet treats go together … Read more

9 Best Homemade Dog Treats For Spoiling Your Pup

Nothing beats homemade treats, whether you’re talking about human treats or dog treats. You know exactly what ingredients are being used, you can customize recipes, and you add the one ingredient you won’t find baked into a store bought treat – love. We’ve scoured the internet and found the best homemade dog treat recipes you can use to spoil your pup. #1 – Glazed Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Biscuits Your pup will drool over these glazed biscuits and you’ll be … Read more

RECALL ALERT: Yesterday’s Dog Treat Recall Expanded Over Salmonella Concerns

Yesterday, four companies issued a recall for certain lots of products over Salmonella concerns. Shortly after, one of the companies expanded the recall to cover more lots of recalled product. Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc. of Sun Valley, CA is now recalling ALL sizes and lots of “Beefy Munchies” as opposed to certain lots of their 4-oz size. According to Dog Food Advisor, no illnesses have been reported, and the recall was issued after routine testing showed traces of Salmonella in two … Read more

3 Important Things To Look For When Choosing Dog Treats

The pet food industry is still feeling the backlash from the 2007 recalls. Since then, customers have made it clear that their dogs’ health and well-being is worth more to them than having treats that are readily available in mass quantities at low prices. But because of this recall, and the way it put the health of so many dogs in jeopardy, it created pet parents that paid more attention to ingredients than ever before. So how do you really … Read more

Dog Stows Away On UPS Truck After Driver Fails To Give Him A Treat

How far would your dog go for a snack? A Reddit user known as dickfromaccounting shared a photo of his Golden Retriever after the pooch crept onto a UPS truck in search of treats – and ended up getting a tour of the neighborhood instead! It turns out the busy deliveryman forgot to toss the dog his usual biscuit as he passed by, causing the golden haired menace to take matters into his own paws. In the image below, the guilty … Read more

Are Your Dog’s Treats Sneaking In This Sugary Ingredient?

Savvy marketing experts make their livings manipulating product descriptions to sound healthy, when often they are anything but. This trick is being used more and more in the pet industry. Veterinarian Karen Becker of the website Mercola Healthy Pets expressed her concerns about the use of molasses in dog treats and its marketing as a “healthy sweetener” and “functional food.” In Dr. Becker’s expert opinion, sugar is sugar whether you slap a fancy label on it or not. Molasses is … Read more

DIY Delicious & Nutritious Frozen Yogurt Pupsicles

Icy treats are perfect to keep on hand for anytime you want to spoil your dog, but they are particularly nice during warm weather. Not sure how to make ones that are dog-friendly? Not to worry, these easy-to-make pupsicles by Chef Gus of are perfectly simple and are sure to have your dog drooling. Made with just a few ingredients, they don’t take long to whip up. Here’s the recipe: Ingredients 1/2 cup chopped strawberries 1/2 cup whole blueberries … Read more

Treat Training Tips For Dogs

Positive reinforcement training is rapidly gaining popularity and that, for the most part, that means lots of treats! Treats are used as the primary reward at first because food is something that most dogs love more than anything else. This means they are willing to do almost anything (even a boring sit-stay!) to get a yummy morsel. Think of it as your dog’s paycheck. You wouldn’t work 40 hours a week without pay, why should your dog? But not all … Read more

DIY Heart-Shaped Valentine Cookies Just For Dogs!

These cookies are a recipe my husband (a vet tech) and I developed to give our own dogs a special Valentine’s Day treat! They are made with all the things dogs love, like peanut butter and pumpkin, and even have pink icing that is naturally colored with beet juice! They are a snap to make and we are sure your dogs will love them! I’m taking a bunch to my classmates in agility class as Valentines – they are a … Read more