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    Default Need recommendation on soft treats

    Porkchop, age 9 yrs, has gum covering most of his teeth now. I add water to his regular food so thatís not a problem. But he canít manage the little biscuits anymore. Any recommendations on safe soft chew treats? I read a long time ago that some are not safe but I canít find the list.

    BTW, my SIL, a dental hygienist, said she often sees overgrown gums in human mouth breathers. I was telling her how Porkís gums had grown over his bottom front teeth and now the back bottom teeth. That explains why heís having trouble chewing the milk bones. Considering heís a mouth breather, Iím inclined to believe that this is not a hereditary trait but the result of the breathing.

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    Default Re: Need recommendation on soft treats

    I steam frozen green beans in the microwave and then rinse them in cold water after to wash out the pesticides.

    I also give canned pumpkin(not the pie filling one) sometimes. I serve it for a few days out of the can and freeze the rest in an ice cube tray and pop them out and store in a couple of zip lock bags,and thaw a couple out each day.

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    I use Stella and Chewy meal mixers... very soft




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    Default Re: Need recommendation on soft treats

    The Merrick Big Soft Bites are pretty soft... and you can crumble them easily into smaller pieces.

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    Default Re: Need recommendation on soft treats

    Great idea! I didn't think of using the raw type food!

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    That would work too!

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    Porkchop likes pumpkin. I mix it with some yogurt and freeze it in a cube tray and it's his 'afternoon snack'. He's gotten so used to having a little biscuit when he comes in from the outside, and then struggles to chew it, lately just spitting them out, is the reason I was looking for a soft chew treat. I tried green beans like you recommended. He wasn't too hip on those. He's getting picky in his old age. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by paw7004 View Post
    Porkchop likes pumpkin. I mix it with some yogurt and freeze it in a cube tray and it's his 'afternoon snack'. He's gotten so used to having a little biscuit when he comes in from the outside, and then struggles to chew it, lately just spitting them out, is the reason I was looking for a soft chew treat. I tried green beans like you recommended. He wasn't too hip on those. He's getting picky in his old age. :-)
    Unusual for a bulldog to turn down any food !!! My dog is sitting at fridge begging for food immediately after finishing her meal. The only snack she's ever turned down is lettuce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dollys Owner View Post
    Unusual for a bulldog to turn down any food !!! My dog is sitting at fridge begging for food immediately after finishing her meal. The only snack she's ever turned down is lettuce.
    Same as every one of our crew. And, any one of them will go after a piece of lettuce and within a few seconds I can find it on the floor all slimy and half chewed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paw7004 View Post
    Porkchop likes pumpkin. I mix it with some yogurt and freeze it in a cube tray and it's his 'afternoon snack'. He's gotten so used to having a little biscuit when he comes in from the outside, and then struggles to chew it, lately just spitting them out, is the reason I was looking for a soft chew treat. I tried green beans like you recommended. He wasn't too hip on those. He's getting picky in his old age. :-)

    the Stella and Chewy mixer will meet your need... no problem
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    But if Pork hears cellophane crackling, like opening a sleeve of Ritz Crackers or popping the plastic lid on the muffin container from the bakery, he's racing as fast as his wobbly back legs will get him to the kitchen. This does confirm that he's certainly not deaf so there's no excuse when he doesn't come when called. Reminds me of when my boys were teenagers, come to think of it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by paw7004 View Post
    But if Pork hears cellophane crackling, like opening a sleeve of Ritz Crackers or popping the plastic lid on the muffin container from the bakery, he's racing as fast as his wobbly back legs will get him to the kitchen. This does confirm that he's certainly not deaf so there's no excuse when he doesn't come when called. Reminds me of when my boys were teenagers, come to think of it....
    Lol... selective hearing


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