Beware of wheat, barley, additives, calories , and the low nutritional content of biscuits, green dental chews, and allergenic pill pockets.
Caution: May cause or worsen medical problems!!
Even with my nutritional warnings, I still have dogs present with sore ears or anal glands, or an itchy butt or sides due to a allergenic wheat filled biscuit, treat, or chew. Remember, treats can be healthier choices like baby carrots, apples, baked sweet potato slices, cheese, deli meat, pieces of chicken, or chicken or turkey hot dogs. They don’t have to be allergenic, high carbohydrate treats
Pet owners can do such a good job feeding a hypoallergenic or limited ingredient diet for itchy skin,ear infections, anal gland problems, or diarrhea, then feed a wheat filled biscuit, chew, or treat that makes the allergies flare up!
Those pill pockets meant to hold allergy pills can in themselves cause ear and anal gland pain and itch!Make sure you have the hypoallergenic pill pocket or use chicken or turkey hot dogs like I do at work!)
Green dental chews may cause a less immediate gulp, but don’t really cause the gnawing and cleaning that teeth need to be clean!(raw meaty bones, raw chicken wings, rawhide, and antlers may work better!)
Remember these ideas for treats!
I buy big bricks of cheddar and if a dog tolerates dairy products, a small piece may make a great nutritional supplement/ treat a couple times a week. (Remember, all dogs are individuals and some can eat dairy, but others may react to it.)
Pieces of chicken, hot dogs, or deli chicken, turkey, or ham.
Green beans, baby carrots, fruit.
If you want to feed a better diet, help with allergies or medical problems, or home-cook your pet’s food visit:
Dr. Greg’s Dog Dish Diet