Dog Treats - Hedgehog Central – Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-18-2009, 08:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,558
Default Dog Treats

As I have mentioned occasionally, I work in a store that sells healthy food and high quality products for dogs. We have a number of treats that are designed for small dogs so they are tiny, but hard biscuits. I was just wondering what the general opinion is on giving dog treats. I'm certain the ingredients are fine (one of them has turkey, cranberries, flour and rosemary) but I don't want them to be too hard. Once I had one of the treats in my pocket and he freaked for it. He managed to bite a piece off (despite his lack of front teeth on top) but I took it away as I didn't want him to hurt his teeth.

Quigley is just so picky and I can't get him to eat any soft treats (besides his bugs) grr. and I can't find the baby meat sticks that everyone says picky eaters love so much. I just really want something that I can bring when we go places. His dehydrated beef is good but too rich for him to have all the time.

Also I found this recipe for dog cookies and I think I'll make them as Christmas treats for my brother's dog could Quigley have some (assuming he'll eat it)? Most of the comments say they turn out soft like cookies not like hard biscuits. ... etail.aspx

RIP Quigley, I miss you my little grumpus.
hedgielover is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 10-18-2009, 08:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
Immortalia's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,268
Default Re: Dog Treats

The only thing I'd really suggest, is using your own personal homemade chicken stock, rather than those "cubed broth stock" they suggest to use.

Just use 3/4 of stock, rather than melting 2 cubes in 3/4 of water.

(An edit...and just in case... homemade chicken stock, as in either taking some chicken and boiling it in water, or taking chicken bones and boiling it in water for the flavour. Easiest would be to buy chicken with bone in, debone it yourself, and use the meat for yourself, while using the bones to boil the broth.)

As for dog treats, the only problem with them is that they tend to be really hard. If you get a clean hammer( or something ) to break up into very small bite size pieces, then I don't see a problem with them.
Immortalia is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-18-2009, 10:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,558
Default Re: Dog Treats

Thanks, I thought that their hardness would be the main/only problem. He's such a bugger he's missing teeth and I'd like to feed him softer things but he won't eat it unless it is crunchy.

RIP Quigley, I miss you my little grumpus.
hedgielover is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central – Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Treats JP_n_Sonic General Questions 2 05-15-2013 03:00 AM
Cat treats? bearz Diet and Nutrition 2 01-17-2012 06:44 PM
treats jordan_adam_hedgies Diet and Nutrition 1 01-04-2012 11:13 PM
Treats,anyone? kittyeats Diet and Nutrition 3 12-14-2011 07:58 AM
Treats? michellemorgan Diet and Nutrition 6 12-09-2011 12:03 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum