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Top 5 Treats to Never Feed Your Pet

If you're feeding your pet any of the treats that made our list, throw the bag away!

You might think, treats aren't necessarily supposed to be all that healthy, but because pets usually get treats everyday, it's even more important to make sure they're getting healthy treats and especially not toxic treats!

Here's the Top 5 Treats You Never Want To Feed Your Pet and why!

❌ Milk Bones - these have neither milk nor bone in them. They do have BHA in them which is Butylated Hydroxyanisole and is identified as a cancer causing agent and has produced tumors in laboratory animals. If you see BHA, BHT or Ethoxyquin listed in any ingredients of food or treats your pet eats, throw it away!

❌ Snausages - these are not cute little meat treats for your pup. They are toxic chunks of unhealthy ingredients that are made to taste good to dogs. They too contain BHA, as well as Propylene Glycol which can be used as a replacement for antifreeze. Ingesting Propylene Glycol can cause Heinz Body Anemia which can be fatal. Propylene Glycol has been banned for use in cat treats, unfortunately it is still allowed in dog treats.

❌ Pupperoni - again, these are not healthy meaty treats. They are toxic sticks of ick made to taste good to our dogs and contain both BHA and Propylene Glycol.

❌ Temptations - these are made with a "meat meal" as with some foods on the market, a meat meal can be "ANY meat that is not used for human consumption". That literally means meat meals are made from roadkill, 4D livestock, dead zoo animals or euthanized pets, including cats and dogs. We realize that is totally awful and brutally harsh, unfortunately it is also completely true.

❌ Beggin' Strips - by now you already know, these are not meat and certainly not bacon. They are filled with carcinogenic dyes like Yellow Dye #5 which is linked to hyperactivity, anxiety, migraines and cancer, it has also been banned in many European countries. These toxic treats also contain Red Dye #40 which has been linked to hyperactivities, allergies and immune system cancers.

Proper nutrition for our pets extends beyond the meals we put in their bowls. Treats are often a very big part of their lives as we use them for a variety of reasons and sometimes for no reason at all and just because they're family and they deserve treats too!

If you want to learn more about what makes a treat healthy or how to look for healthy treats, we're more than happy to help! Pop by and see how we can make sure when you're treating your pet, you're making it good for them too!

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