In Defence of Air-Dried Treats For Your Dog

Regardless of whether you feed your dog kibble, home-cooked meals, or raw food, adding air-dried treats to their diet is a great idea. These treats bring considerable benefits to your dog's health and well-being, especially when you include non-farmed or ‘wild’ animal proteins. Here’s why:

Balanced Amino Acid Intake

By adding a variety of proteins not always present in your dog’s every day diet,  you ensure that your dog gets a well-rounded intake of essential amino acids, which are vital for numerous bodily functions, including muscle maintenance, tissue repair, and enzyme production

Benefits for Gut Bacteria

Unlike commercial dog kibble, the process of air-drying treats retains natural nutrients and enzymes. This means the proteins are more bioavailable and easier for dogs to digest. Additionally, the presence of natural enzymes and varied protein sources can promote a healthy diversity of gut bacteria, which is essential for optimal digestion and overall health.

Hypoallergenic Properties

When you chose air dried treats from ‘wild’ animals such as venison, rabbit, ostrich, and buffalo, there is a better chance of avoiding food intolerances.

Farmed animals are often exposed to a variety of additives, antibiotics, and a controlled diet, which can alter their protein makeup and increase the likelihood of triggering intolerances in dogs. Wild proteins, on the other hand, are more natural and less likely to cause any reactions, making them an excellent choice for dogs with sensitivities.

Dental Health

The texture of long-lasting air-dried treats acts as a natural tooth cleaner. Chewing on these will help remove plaque and tartar buildup from dogs' teeth. This not only supports dental hygiene but also reduces the risk of gum disease and associated health issues.

Boredom Busters

Long-lasting air-dried treats can keep dogs engaged for extended periods. Chewing on these treats provides mental stimulation and satisfies their natural chewing instincts, helping to alleviate boredom. This can be particularly beneficial for dogs left alone during the day or those that need a productive way to channel their energy.

*Yes, your dog paid me handsomely to write this for you

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