Group: Dog Lovers

  • Dog Treats Warning

    Vera @Vera2 Petts Wood updated 2 months ago

    Just a little warning regarding the Xmas treat many stores are now starting to stock for dogs at xmas.


    Many of these so called treats end up with the dog "enjoying" some time in a veterinary surgery over Christmas.


    The vast majority of these rawhide products and treats come from China.


    The chews are made from cattle or horse hides and their journey starts with the hides being soaked in a toxic sodium sulphide to remove the hair and fat. More chemicals are used in order to split the hide into layers which is then washed with hydrogen peroxide to give the white "pure" look and remove the rancid smell.


    Now comes the pretty festive colours and the glue to form cute shapes.


    On testing, these chews have shown traces of arsenic, mercury, chromium and formaldehyde.


    If that wasn't bad enough, they regularly cause intestinal blockages, poisoning from chemical residue and choking.


    The chews go slippery when wet and are near impossible to get hold of to save a choking dog.


    Leave them in the shop where they belong or if some well meaning person buys them for your dog put them safely away for later, then dispatch in the bin!


    Please be safe with your dogs!

    • Very timely, thanks.

    • Also if any of you who like to feed the foxes don't give them one as a Xmas pressie!

    • Gave our dog one of those rawhide treats to bite on and she wasn't interested. Probably because they..

    • Very sound advice there, Vera. Let us hope people take heed of your warning.

    • @Jo... I see those in there and quite a few of them had mould on them, so god only knows how long ..

    • You are thinking of the wrong ones. The one I got for the dog was sealed in clear plastic. Was perfe..

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