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Long Lasting Natural Dog Chews: Here are 4 Things to Look Out For
Are you trying to find healthy natural dog chews you can feel good about giving your pup? Naturally, you want something with quality ingredients that doesn’t present a choking hazard, cause digestive upset, or stain all the rugs, furniture, and blankets in your home.
It’s no secret that many chew treats out there are not good for your dog’s health. In fact, some can even put your dog’s life at risk. At Natural Dog Company, we are all about treating dogs like family, and that includes providing them with quality natural dog chews they can enjoy and benefit from. You can help protect your dog from low quality dog chews by looking out for these 4 things!
1. Does it contain rawhide?
While rawhide has been a well-known go-to dog chew for years, it’s terrible for dogs. Rawhide is not dehydrated meat, instead it is made from the skin of an animal, which means it’s really a leather chew. Dogs cannot digest rawhide, which can lead to digestive issues and choking. In serious cases, abdominal surgery is necessary to extract chunks of rawhide from the intestines or stomach. Unresolved blockages can lead to death.
2. Does it contain artificial dyes or flavoring?
Dog chew treats are often coated in artificial dyes and flavors. “They can even be painted with a coating of titanium oxide to make them appear white and pretty on the pet store shelves,” reports whole-dog-journal.com.
Always check the ingredients and if there’s something you’re unsure about, give it a quick search before feeding it to your dog. Steer clear of treats that don’t specify what type of protein (or animal) is used, as well as treats packing high levels of salt, or any artificial colors or flavoring.
3. Does the dog chew offer any health benefits?
Sure, a yummy dog chew can keep your dog distracted enough to ignore your new loafers, but why not expect something more? Look for natural dog chews with a little something extra. For instance, Himalayan Gnawer, our all-natural dog chew, actively improves dental health, reduces plaque and tarter build up, and strengthens teeth.
Your dog might not care if his or her coat is stained an odd shade of yellow or brown from a dog chew… but you’re going to mind when it’s all over your new white pants or sofa. As you likely already know, a lot of dog chews leave behind stains. Always check to make sure the dog chews you invest in are advertised as stain and mess-free.
Long Lasting All-Natural Dog Chew: Himalayan Gnawer
We are proud to report, our all-natural Himalayan Gnawer dog chews meet all the requirements outlined above, and more!
- Made from all natural ingredients—no grains or gluten; no preservatives; no chemicals
- Proteins come from free-range animals raised without the use of chemicals, GMO feeds, hormones, or antibiotics
- 100% digestible
- Improves dental health
- Mess free—no stains!
- Long lasting, available in different sizes to accommodate unique breeds
Give your dog a chew treat you can feel confident about!