Some 500 dogs and nine cats may have died after eating chicken jerky pet treats made in China,
Jerky Treats Death Toll Rises
Chicken jerky treats linked to mystery illnesses
Have you seen these headlines? Do they worry you? they bother me a lot, for some reason someone has gotten it in their head that it is ok to feed our dogs food that you would not eat. I believe that dogs that you love and care for should be fed the best foods you can afford, however time and time again I have noticed that people seem to not care as much about the treats they give their dog as they do the food. I think this is the wrong way to care for your precious pet.
50% of pets in the U.S. are overweight, and a lot of that comes from over-treating, a dog biscuit can have 50 calories, if you give them 6 a day that is 300 extra calories if the treats are of inferior quality it is 300 calories of bad food. One cup of good quality dog food has bout 400 calories in it. Dog treats do have an impact. Selecting the right treats is just as important as selecting the right pet food, Here are some guidelines that you can use for picking out treats.
- Low in calories less than 10% of your pet’s diet
- Made with natural ingredients
- Made in the U.S.A. to ensure quality
- without by-products, grains, and artificial ingredients.
Indigo Smokehouse Strips are the best of the best! They sent me a package of dog treats for my dog Bella and she was so excited to smell them as soon as I cut open the package, she came running down the hall to see what the great smell was. She loved them, I never saw her sit so fast. Indigo Smokehouse Strips dog treats are the first meaty treat of its kind that’s vacuum-sealed for safety and freshness.
I read on the package all of these great things, they are premium cuts, there are no by-products, no corn, wheat or soy, no worries about cross contamination with any allergies in the home, no artificial flavors or colors. These things are important to me to find on my families food, and my dog is part of my family!
I don’t know any dog that would not love these, they all love chicken and this is basically chicken jerky. I love what these dog treat don’t have in them, I love that my dog loves them, when it is a high quality reward she knows it and does her tricks much better.