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    Good morning all! Does anyone use "human" dried fruit like banana chips for treats? Are they safe? Just wondering. Thanks
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    I've wondered the same thing! Petsmart sells dehydrated apples that Brutus loves, so I would think you could do them at home as well with other fruits, veggies, and meats. I would just be sure to not put any spice or anything like that on there. Let us know how it works out if you try it
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    Human banana chips are full of sugar generally.

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    Yeah I try not to give the bullies anything that is too "processed" - so it if has a lot of sodium or sugar in it, I avoid giving it to them. I give fresh bananas and carrots and whatever else they'll eat in terms of fruits or veggies.

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    I only know from my own experience, my 2 don't chew things very well, they generally inhale things, so I don't give them any dried , hard treats, no milk bones, dog cookies, or dried meats. They swallow them and I'm afraid the edges may be too sharp, or hard. I give them wellness soft chew duck and turkey treats, cut up apples, banana, strawberries, plain unsweetened or Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, green beans, cheese strings, and sometimes just a few pieces of their own kibble as a treat.
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    I tend to use their kibble, carrots, green beans, Fruitables or Real Meat Beef Jerky...... as others have said, dried fruit bought at the store tends to be too processed
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    if you do it yourself but i would not do the store bought kind. i feed sarah fresh bananas and some strawberries and some store bought treats that are either freeze dried chicken or beef

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    No grapes and no raisins! My ladies are not big on fruit, but I do dry meats. I cut it very thin, then put it in the oven on the lowest setting (170 F) until it is dried. I turn it frequently. Stores in the refrigerator for about a week. Can be frozen for longer. Beef doesn't really need any seasoning, but the chicken can be dipped in soy sauce if you like. When I make their real food, they like stuff like cumin, turmeric, red curry. I just watch the salt and no sugar.
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