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Dogs bags of blueberry energy snaps from organic pet boutique

Organic Pet Treats

From time to time we have the privilege of trying and testing pet products. The folks at Organic Pet Boutique asked us to sample their Blueberry Energy Snaps dog treats on our staffs pets.

Since the FDA has been saturated with recalls for not only pet food but also pet treats. It has made pet owners all the more concerned on what we are feeding out furry friends. We were more than willing to test a treat that would eliminate the threat of salmonella.

Salmonella is quite unsettling not only for all pets but also for us humans. Pets with salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. Humans exposed can experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.

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Terra Paws All-Natural Pet Treats

We’re always on the lookout for natural food and treats to feed our dogs so when we received an offer to test a new, all-natural, freeze dried pet treat from Terra Paws, we were more than willing to accept. We were quite excited because the company was just launched on June 6th, 2011 and we love finding healthy products for our furry friends. Want to try it out for your furry friend – grab the discount code at the end of this post!

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5 Surprising and Healthy Dog Treats Hiding at Home

There has to be an alternative to store-bought organic dog treats.

This was exactly what I was thinking when I was buying another bag of organic treats for my dog. After my fifth bag, I was starting to feel the strain that these expensive treats were putting on my budget. But I wasn’t about to switch over to cheaper, junk food equivalents of dog treats. Driven by both my budget limit and my unwavering commitment to give my dog-only healthy food, I did my research and found out that there are lots of dog-tasty and human-budget friendly treats right in my own home. Here are five of these natural and homemade dog treats that my baby absolutely loves!

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Dog Treat Recipes

It’s always best to buy natural dog treats to save your pet from unnecessary additives that may pose health threats. Fat and sugar-rich dog treats contribute to weight problems and should, most often, be a complete no-no.

When looking for good dog treats, look for ones that have a high concentration of fibers and proteins. Treats that consist primarily of fish are always good. And treats that consist of dried meats (like venison) are also good. Both have a pretty strong odor, but dogs love them and they’re often low in calories and fats.

If you’re using treats as a positive reinforcement during training, try cutting back on the portions at the next meal time to help balance his diet. A good rule of thumb is to not let dog treats make up more than 10% of your dog’s diet! I have, on occasion, used multi-grain Cheerio’s as training treats for my Cairn Terriers since it allows me to give several treats over the course of working with them without it being too big of a snack.

When choosing treats, rely on your instincts when you’re label-reading. Or why not try making some of your own. Here are a couple of our favorite recipes. They’re easy to make and the dogs love ’em.