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I always worry if the treats I am given Mollie could harm her. I usually order her treats on line from Dr. Foster (web based pet supplies)
Has anyone else ordered from here? I usually get her a low fat yogurt treat and a sweet potato wrapped in chicken treat. I wanted to know if anyone can tell me what I should look for in a treats? I also give her the eatable nylabones and flosses.

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Hi Elizabth,

I used to give my Beamer those yogurt treats aswell all the time. They might be low in fat, but could be very high in sugar. Is sugar close to the beginning of the ingredient list? Also, I do not give him anything made in China.. treats and toys!

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My girls love edible nylabones. They don't get them very often and they always get them when we are there to supervise but they do love them. I haven't ordered treats from Drs Foster and Smith though I have ordered supplies through them.
If you are okay with the ingredient list of the treats I don't see any reason not to give them. Are they made in the US or China?

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My girls love edible nylabones. They don't get them very often and they always get them when we are there to supervise but they do love them. I haven't ordered treats from Drs Foster and Smith though I have ordered supplies through them.
If you are okay with the ingredient list of the treats I don't see any reason not to give them. Are they made in the US or China?
I am going to check tonight . What ingredients should I stay away from?
What treat would be good to give when you are not aroung. that is when I give her the nylabone and flossie so she has something to chew on and entertain her while I am at work.

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My girls love edible nylabones.
I'm sorry, but I would never give my girl artificial stuff, basically nyla is plastic... it's a plastic bone.... just because it's pooped out again doesn't mean it doesn't hurt....too me, it just can't be healthy!
And yes, dogs might love it because they give it an attractive taste....but that doesn't mean it's good for them....
There are too many other healthy options to be giving a plastic bone!
e.g. freeze dried chicken, rawhide treats etc....

I don't want to offend anyone but that's just my opinion....

Basically you need to stay away from treats with too much salt and artificial food colouring....

Sierra loves these and it takes her weeks to chew through it!!


She's got all kind of shapes made from this stuff, braids, rolls, sticks, Good thing about this stuff is that it doesn't stick to the beard!

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Todd loves freeze dried salmon or liver treats and chicken jerky (oven dried chicken breast strips)
He also loves to chew on flossies, bully sticks, hooves and pretty much anything else that we give him. I try to stick to natural treats so that he's not getting a bunch of fillers.
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Suzanne, the Nylabone Edibles don't have any plastic in them. (The regular Nylabones sure seem to be a high percentage of plastic and my dogs were chewing them apart, so I quit buying them.) I like the Nylabone Edibles, but don't give them to my dogs often.

Here is a web site with the ingredients of the Nylabone Edibles if you'd like to see them: http://www.pet-shop.net/html/edible2.html

I really like Merrick's products and have started getting the Flossies & Texas Toothpicks more regularly.

For rawhide, I like Dr. Dentley's flips. (All white, large pieces, no flavoring or coloring.)

N-Bone has a lot of good products too - Pearly Whites, and many varities of puppy chews.

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Susanne, Nylabone is merely the brand name. The edilbe Nylabones I give my girls do NOT contain plastic. I would NEVER, EVER put my girls in that danger.
Here's some info about the Nylabone Edibles.

Nylabone Pork Chop Flavored Healthy Edibles are tasty, completely edible and digestible providing a safe and enjoyable alternative to traditional rawhide. NO plastic and NO added sugar.

Ingredients:
Wheat starch, glycerin (maintains water content), cellulose, lecithin, potato starch, natural flavor, pork chop flavor, Oat Fiber, calcium carbonate, soy flour, rosemary oil.

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Susan & Kimberly,
I deeply apologise...

I'm just puzzled: Why call it Nyla bone?! With the plastic bones on the market, that's rather confusing, if not illogical and strange..... As with Nyla the connection with plastic is ready made....the name only would put me off!

I am relieved to hear you don't give the plastic ones to them.....there are so many people here who give the plastic ones to their dogs, it's really scarey....

Sorry that I jumped to conclusion, I was just shocked that you would give plastic bones to your dogs...in my ignorance about the 100% natural Nylabones.

I'm quite interested to learn more about the edible ones, I haven't seen them here yet.....

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The Nylabone Edibles have only been around for about 4 years now. The old Nylabones are still around too, and made by the same company, but totally different from the newer product. Same company, but different chew products.
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