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Beware Rawhide Chews for Dogs

Say No to Rawhide Chews!

Are Rawhide Chews Bad for Dogs?

Rawhide CigarsWe all want what’s best for our pets. Dogs love to chew, so what better than to give them something to chew on?

Popular opinion suggests that Rawhide Chews are downright dangerous, that they are full of chemical nasties due to the processes involved in their manufacture.

We at The Doggie Boat have done extensive research on this and can find very little substantive documentation to support these theories and reports. On their website The American Kennel Club states: Continue reading Beware Rawhide Chews for Dogs

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The Healthy Benefits of Ostrich Bones

Ostrich Bones

Ostrich Bones

Ozzie and his new Ostrich Bone.
Ozzie licking his lips looking forward to starting his Ostrich Bone.

100% pure air-dried Ostrich thigh bone. Nothing added. Nothing (apart from moisture) taken away.

Long lasting ~ super healthy ~ teeth cleaning ~ highly digestible ~ super-low fat ~ hypoallergenic ~ safe crunchy munchy treat for dogs.

Ostrich is one of the ‘novel proteins’ recommended for dogs. This means that it is a protein not found in their usual food. Most dog foods are based around chicken and/or beef, or, in many cases ‘animal derivatives’ (let’s not go into detail on that very controversial subject – but basically, it usually means that the pet food is made from all the dodgy bits leftover after all the edibles have been removed by the normal butchery processes). Dogs can develop sensitivities and allergies to these regular proteins, leading to digestive problems, skin conditions and other issues. Continue reading The Healthy Benefits of Ostrich Bones