Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Saya's treats

Saya loves food and loves treats I've gotten various kinds to try with her on which she likes best.

Her favorites are wellness core ocean kibble, string cheese, cooked meat, cooked liver, dehydrated liver or meat, and various home made dog treats and store bought treats.

Saya loves the Natural Balance food rolls. Sliced into circles I can tear off a bit easily. Only issue you need to use it up or it goes bad coarse most treats do that, but these go bad sooner. I only gotten small one since these are just for treats not as diet or kibble topper..

I only gotten it once to try it Saya seems like it and no issues with stomach or anything.

Ingredients: Beef Lungs, Wheat Flour, Sugar, Beef Kidney, Wheat Bran, Beef, Beef Spleen, Beef Fat, Salt, Rice Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Egg, Glycerin, Lecithin, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Natural Smoke Flavor, Ascorbic Acid, Natural Flavor, Powdered Garlic, Vitamin E Supplement, Kelp Meal, Brewers Yeast, Calcium Disodium, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Rosemary Extract, Canola Oil, Sodium Erythorbate, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Nitrite, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Natural Mixed Tocopherols.

Ingredient wise I like it has beef lungs, kidneys, spleen yummy. Salt I'm not fan of, but since it's just a treat I don't see it as an issue.
I rotate between all the treats so she doesn't get a lot each day or anything.
Saya also really like these treats tripe & liver patties you get 5 patties for 4.99 and they can be easily broken into smaller bits for training.

I usually give for recall training for this or if she needs bath she gets a half piece for getting a bath.

They have also turkey and pork patties.

Ingredients of tripe and liver: Beef Tripe, Beef Liver, Potato, Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract

Ingredient wise I like it Saya has no issues with potatoes so I don't mind them.

Ziwi peak
I also use Ziwi peak dog food as a training treat too I don't use their treats I just got the dog food Saya loves it.

Right now I got two free samples I got to try it's the deer formula. I plan to buy a bag once I'm almost out.

Ingredient wise I like it and the pieces are small and can be broken even more too.

Saya is eager to open the bag for me.
Ingredients Venison - Meat     57% Venison - Liver, Lung, Tripe, Heart and Kidney     34%
Green-lipped Mussel     3%
Lecithin, Chicory Inulin, Kelp, Parsley, naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols.    
Vitamins: Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Hydrochloride    
Minerals: Iron amino acid complex, Copper amino acid complex, Manganese amino acid complex, Zinc amino acid complex, Selenium Yeast, Potassium Bicarbonate, Calcium Carbonate

I love the ingredients and it has liver, lung, tripe, heart and kidneys! Yummy! Well Saya thinks Yummy. hehe
Close up of the food
Only down side of Ziwi peak it's expensive compared to dry, dehydrated, kibble, or home made treats.

Saya doesn't go through the bag too fast so I think it'd be worth buying it as a treat to use for training especially since I like it's ingredients.
I always say to avoid meat that is enhanced with broth, solution, salt due to extra salt can cause loose poop.

If by chance you accidentally bought some you can cook the meat and organs and make yummy kibble topper or training treat.

I wouldn't do with marinated kinds due to all the ingredients in a marinade, but kind that's been cooked in solution I don't think it hurt anything.

Either boil it or bake the chicken and cut into stripes and freeze for later to give as kibble topper, training, or as an ingredient in home made treat.

I did that once I got a big turkey for free it was enhanced, but I took it anyways I thawed it out then boiled the meat, liver and gizzards once all cooked I cut into strips or small cubes.

I then put bit of cooked meat into small zip lock bags and then put the small zip lock bags into big zip lock bags so all I need to do is take a bag out and use for training, or say I'm making fish fudge or dog biscuits and I want to add bit of meat to it besides caned fish or liver I'll put a bag into the mix or give a half bag to Bella on top of her kibble and other half next day etc.

If your dog is allergic to cooked chicken or turkey then this wouldn't be an option.. Some dogs are allergic to cooked, but not raw, but some are allergic to both or sensitive either way.
Go slow either way with any new treats don't want to give too much when the dog isn't used to it.

I'm lucky Saya has a pretty good iron stomach and handles things well.

Even so when she was new to raw I omitted all dog treats from her diet till she was used to at least two proteins and organs then I slowly added one treat back at a time to be safe. She once had loose poop when she got too much kibble, but now she does just fine. I think I rushed too fast at that time.


That's it for now I hope your spring is going well. I've been busy with working in the yard and planting grass seed and stuff. Saya my helper helps me by keeping me on my toes. hehe

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