Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Choosing Healthy Dog Biscuits

Today, pet owners are very concerned about the dog biscuits and dog treats they feed their loving friend and companion. There are many choices now in the market, but not all dog biscuits are high quality. You should look for a healthy dog biscuit to reward your dog. Deciding on which dog treat to feed your dog involves a lot of research. First, you should look at the list of ingredients. The healthiest dog biscuit will have a protein listed as the first ingredient. High quality protein ensures that our loving dog friend will have a shiny, healthy coat and allergy free skin.
Healthy dog treats are easily digestible, making your dog happy, healthy and strong. Some of the best brands on our list are Zuke's, Stella & Chewy's, Cloud Star and Wet Noses brand. We have chosen these brands because of their commitment to high quality and ingredient sources. All brands are made and sourced in the USA.
Zuke's natural dog treats are made in Durango, Colorado. This company was founded by a guy and his dog, named Zuke back in 1998. Their premise for making dog treats is to make a healthy dog treat made of ingredients that we would put in our bodies. So, unlike other treats that are comprised of unrecognizable 14 letter ingredients, Zuke's is formulated to provide the specific nutrients your cat or dog needs. Zuke's healthy dog treats include the finest meats, premium grains, fruits, vegetables and oils available. With Zuke's treats you'll never find any harsh preservatives like BHA, added animal fat, nasty by-products or artificial colors or flavors. All of Zuke's treats are naturally preserved with salt, phosphoric acid and sorbic acid. Zuke's uses only the finest Ingredients - USDA beef and poultry, New Zealand lamb and venison, premium whole grains, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Zuke's dog biscuits and dog treats have no wheat, corn, soy, added fat or by-products. Many of their products are packed with anti-oxidants from fresh, whole blueberries, apples, carrots and ground flaxseed. If you want to give your dog a treat with natural enzymes and only one ingredient, then Stella & Chewy's is your choice. Stella & Chewy's uses all natural, formed treats that are made with raw, freeze-dried USDA inspected and naturally raised meat. They use no grain, fillers, hormones, antibiotics, artificial colors, sugar or salt in their brand of treats.
Plus, this company is deeply involved in NYC rescue organizations that save the lives of our less fortunate animals. Their flavors of fresh, freeze-dried raw treats include: Carnivore Crunch-Beef, Carnivore Kisses-Bison,Carnivoire Kisses-Turkey & Carnivoire Kisses-Duck. These delicious freeze-dried treats can be given whole as a training reward, or crumbled over food at mealtimes for added flavor and nutrition. Stella & Chewy's founder based her brand on what she fed her rescue dog that was ill. Because of feeding Chewy a fresh, natural raw diet, her dog's health dramatically improved. So she decided to create a brand based on the fresh and natural raw meats that are so healthy for our pets. Both Carnivore Crunch and Carnivore Kisses are a great healthy treat for cats and dogs equally. Their treats are made from true free-range meats with absolutely no hormones or antibiotics. You'll see, once you try these, they will become your pet's addictive treat they'll beg for.
Cloud Star also has a great story behind their dog treats. This company was started by a young couple that adopted a shelter dog with severe food allergies. By doing research on what foods were creating their dog, Samantha's allergies, they started baking their own dog biscuits. The first Buddy biscuit all came from making a wholesome and healthy treat without the allergy causing ingredients. All of their treats are still manufactured right here in the USA with USA-sourced and supplied ingredients, using first-quality ingredients, and eliminating common allergens from their formulations. With many varieties to choose from like: the original buddy biscuit, soft and chewy buddy biscuits, itty bitty buddy biscuits-made small for small size dogs, Farmstand Sweet potato slices, Tricky trainers- dog training treats, Jerky strips, Muttos-which are great for dogs that can only have a specific protein, such as duck in their diet and of course their famous bake at home dog biscuit mix. As part of Cloud Star's commitment to giving back, they donate at least 10% of net profits to support and assist non-profit organizations that benefit animals, women, children, and the environment. That's a good thing!
Wet Noses brand started as a home bakery in 1998. They use only USDA certified organic ingredients in all of their dog biscuits. This company even bakes their treats in convection ovens, buys from local growers, using no preservatives, no chemicals, no animal by products, and no corn, wheat or soy in any of their dog treats. They have six awesome flavors to choose from: Dogranola- made from organic flax seed, dried cranberries and sesame seed paste(tahini). Tahini is very high in protein and low in fat, making it one of the oldest health foods dating back to ancient Egypt; Pumpkin- uses only roasted pumpkin & organic flours; Sweet Potato Curry- Full of fiber rich sweet potatoes that are loaded with vitamins and minerals; Apples & Carrots-made of locally sourced Washington state apples, carrots & lovingly combined with organic rye & oat flour; Cheddar- made of delicious cheddar cheese; Peanut Butter & Molasses- The original and first dog treat made by the founder, Jazz for her dog.
So, be choosy on what treat you purchase for your family friend. If you only eat the healthiest foods, then why give your dog a treat that comes from unknown sources, made of unknown ingredients, such as by-products. You will never have to doubt about a treat purchased from Mickey's Pet Supplies. They are devoted to carrying only the best, all natural dog biscuits and treats for your dog. They will stand behind their commitment to you & your pet, by always researching the companies' products they carry. Rest assured that the treats you receive for your dog are from the best sources to give you the freshest, all natural and wholesome treat that you can feed your best friend every day.
Find all the Zuke's, Stella & Chewy's, Cloud Star and Wet Noses dog treats for discount prices along with personal service at http://www.mickeyspetsupplies.com/