Dangerous & Unhealthy Dog Food Treats
Rawhides & Dog Treats
Hooves and other treats are generally not recommended. Most rawhides have
Never give your dog cow hooves! They splinter and sharp pieces have killed many dogs. Better alternatives are pig ears, Nylabones, and American made bully sticks - however always be with your pet when they are eating these as there is always a danger of a piece breaking off and splitting. Nylabones are not detectable on an x-ray. Also when giving pigs/cows ears it's best to give basted or natural - not smoked. That puts a carcinogenic coating on it. Unbleached/natural
Greenies & Other Chew Treats
Greenies are the latest popular treat to become deadly. It is found that they can be slippery and if a piece slides down the throat the dog can die.
- Corn syrups/sugars that cause cancer
- Propylene glycol
Kong Toys - the 3
Very bad but not 'dangerous foods and treats include anything with corn syrup** and sugar. Honey and molasses are okay in small doses. Read more on food on the Dog Food Project website. Most treats and food sold in supermarkets are what
When a dog becomes hypoglycemic it's okay to use corn syrup for emergencies - especially for diabetic dogs.
When in doubt check the web and research before giving any food or just avoid it!