Every year, a new richmond dog treat product is introduced into the market. Year by year, you’ll discover different brands cropping up. Just because they make it on supermarket shelves doesn’t mean they are safe for your pets. If you don’t do your research, you might buy something harmful to your dog. Most of these brands are paying millions of dollars to advertise and market their products to make them look attractive to customers. If you care for your dogs, you will not be swayed by the beautiful packaging and compelling advertisements. Wise pet owners must look into the facts instead of being impressed by glossy labels and packages.
Believe it or not, there are dozens of dog treats being sold in supermarkets that are making dogs sick because of the ingredients they use and the unsafe and unregulated methods of processing these treats.
One of the most infamous dog treats is rawhide. Rawhide is the most in-demand dog treat is rawhide. They are inexpensive and you can find them everywhere. It’s impossible not to find rawhide in pet stores. The way they are designed makes them attractive to dogs. Sheets of rawhide are being made into rings, balls, and bones. If you check out ads, you’ll discover that manufacturers have designed rawhide to last for years and that it encourages healthy chewing sparing your furniture pieces at home. They also claim that rawhide helps keep your dog’s teeth clean by preventing the buildup of plaque and tartar. Sad to say, this product is dangerous to chew with because it’s sturdy and you can’t break it into smaller pieces. If your dog accidentally swallows the entire thing this can lead to an internal blockage.
Knowing how rawhide is processed will discourage you from buying them for your pet. First of all, the hide of a cattle (the most popular animal used in rawhide products) is split with the top layer used in the leather trade and the second layer turned into rawhide. This layer contains little to no nutritional value and only high amounts of collagen. Before the skin is turned into rawhide it must be degreased and washed using powerful detergents before it gets sterilized and bleached. Manufacturers also use various flavors and coloring to make the rawhide more appealing. Sadly, this can contain sodium sulfide and lime. Ingesting sodium sulfide can result in vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea.
Bleach or hydrogen peroxide is also used to whiten rawhide. Again, this is harmful because hydrogen peroxide can cause diarrhea and vomiting. Titanium oxide is also harmful to your dog as it has been proven to cause cancer. Other harmful chemicals used in making rawhide include mercury arsenic, lead, and formaldehyde.
Most dog treats are dyed using bright colors to make them more appealing. Sadly, numerous pieces of evidence shows that the additives used to make the treats colorful are in fact bad for your pets. Examples of these additives are E102 or Tartrazine, E110 or Sunset Yellow, and E123 Indigotine, E129 Allure Red.
What Can Happen To Your Dog?
Bad things can happen to your dog if you give them poisonous or toxic treats. Studies found that treats containing harmful ingredients can cause cancer. Minor side effects include vomiting and diarrhea.
Don’t sacrifice your pet’s health and life just because you were too lazy to do your research. If you want to train your dog and you intend to use dog treats during training we recommend you talk to your veterinarian to know what brands are safe and what brands aren’t. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. To keep your dogs safe, always do some reading and research.Read More