Nylabone Healthy Edibles--Yay or Nay? Or Other Good, Healthy Treats?
Posted 06 October 2004 - 05:27 AM
Here are two links for them:
On their website here http://www.nylabone....hews/index.html, it says these treats provide a safe alternative to traditional rawhide, so I'm a little confused as to why it says that on one site but on another says they're rawhide based since rawhide can swell in the stomach and doesn't digest too well sometimes.
Also, does anyone have any good treats they recommend? I don't get Lily's food from grocery stores since none of the brands they carry are very high quality stuff, for treats it depends on the nutrition info on the label. I only buy her food and most treats at pet supply stores like PetsMart or PetCo. Right now, the only treat I'm giving her is puppy biscuits; I just wanted to get a few of different types for her, like yogurt drops or something. At what ages can puppies generally be given treats not marked specifically for puppies? Most of the labels on treats marked for dogs don't specify that information. She is 12 weeks old now.
Posted 06 October 2004 - 05:36 AM
I don't know about the age thing for the puppy. My guys get freeze dried liver, home made liver treats, (aka doggy ecstasy!) dried lamb lung, and fish/sweet potato kibble (Wellness product) for treats.
I'll repost the homemade liver treat recipe this evening after work. Not hard, a little smelly, but the canine units really like it a lot.
Ruth n the Border Trio
Posted 06 October 2004 - 08:01 AM
Now I will say, if your dog likes them, seems to do fine then giving them to the dogs sometimes wouldn't hurt.
Posted 06 October 2004 - 03:46 PM
Posted 06 October 2004 - 04:01 PM
1 lb liver, any kind
3 cups or more rolled oats, (not instant)
a tiny bit of water
Put liver in blender and liquefy. Some recipes tell you to pull out the membranes, I don't bother.
Pour liquid liver (eeeuuuuuuwwwww!) into mixing bowl. Slowly add oatmeal, mixing well as you go. You can add water if necessary to get a workable 'dough.' Should be pretty thick, like a stiff cookie dough.
Method 1 - Preheat oven to 225. Spray cookie sheet with non stick spray, pat liver/oats in thin even layer onto cookie sheet. Cook in oven till done, an hour or more. Take off cookie sheet when cool and break into bits.
Method 2 - Make thin patties out of liver/oatmeal. Cook in nonstick skillet over very low heat, turning every few minutes until cooked thru. Break into small pieces.
Keep in freezer, pulling out small amounts that you will use up in a few days. Use only very tiny pieces, as this is pretty rich stuff. And it will keep ok in a bait bag for a day.
You can add a bunch of stuff to this basic recipe:
Cooked sweet potatoes or winter squash
Just make sure your cookie dough is stiff enough to form patties.
Ruth n the Border Trio
Posted 06 October 2004 - 04:29 PM
Posted 06 October 2004 - 05:27 PM
It's a pretty neat recipe, I've used fish and sweet potato with a little garlic instead of liver, too. Smells better, but you have to make sure to drain a good bit of the juices from the potatoes and fish to make it the right consistency.
If you feel creative, you can use cookie cutters (smaaaaall ones!) and make fun shapes. I only do this when I get bored and feel like giving a few to friends' dogs though - my poor abused pups don't get fun shapes, they just get broken apart pieces.
Loving my pups - the amazingly prim and proper Recon and Lady Sage.
Posted 07 October 2004 - 12:51 AM
Can you elaborate a little on the fish and sweet potato receipe you use? Is is fresh fish? What kind? Fresh sweet potatoes? Cooked or raw? Anything else in there with them? Sounds like something my dogs would like and I have been looking for a good fish based treat receipe.
Posted 07 October 2004 - 04:17 AM
2/3 tsp. of peanut butter
small container of yogurt or little bit of honey
Mix well and freeze in cupcake liners. The dogs love these.
Or sometimes I freeze bananas to give them something different to munch on.
When we had a chow we find the ediable nylabones, but with these two having sensitive tummies, have to read everything we feed them in dog treats.
Sheila, Bailey and Haley
Posted 07 October 2004 - 05:30 AM
The mackeral will smell stronger than the tuna, but it's got the bones still in, which adds calcium.
Hope this helps.
Ruth n the Border Trio
Posted 12 October 2004 - 04:19 AM
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