What is in that treat you are giving your English Bulldog?

bullmama

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Last night, I saw that cute little commercial for "Beggin' Strips". I will post the commercial below.

I wondered to myself, to those who now know about the benefits of a healthy diet, do they still give treats such as these? If you are feeding a good kibble like Fromm, Natures Variety or Natures Logic, you will not be doing any good if you feed bad treats too.

These are the ingredients found in the 'bacon and cheese' flavored treats:


The website would not allow me to copy and paste those ingredients, but you can verify them here: Purina Beggin© Brand Dog Treats: Home

Ground wheat, corn gluten meal, wheat flour, ground yellow corn, water, sugar, glycerin, soybean meal, hydrogenated starch hydrolysate, bacon (preserved with sodium nitrate), salt, bacon fat (preserved with BHA), meat, phosphoric acid, sorbic acid (a preservative), dried cheese powder, calcium propionate (a preservative), natural and artificial smoke flavors, added color (red 40, yellow 5, yellow 6, blue 1)

I do not see ONE good ingredient in these. Well, except WATER!!!! Think you are giving your dog bacon? (which is not good for them anyway) Think again! There is barely any bacon in these!


 

KMARINO

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Before I knew better those were Vegas's most favorite treats, :eek: that is actually how I got him 100% housebroke, he only got those when he pottied outside, no other times. He went from those to baby carrots and fruits, lol. I do buy the Nature's Variety dog bisquits for his special treats now. If it were up to him he would most certainly pick those, but as long as he has anything to eat he is happy!:yes:
 

NikkiSchoolcraft

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I dont think most people think about what is in the food or treats they feed their dogs. Believe it or not...my bullies' Favorite treats are green beans, carrots and apples. A bag of frozen green beans are $1...why spend $4-$5 on a bag of processed crap? :confused:
 

lexterwayne

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about once a week we will give lex some beggin treats... mainly it carrots yogurt and cottage cheese
 

sheshistory

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It's kind of like human food, I suppose - the stuff that tastes the best is the worst for you. I sometimes wish I couldn't reach the cupboards and had someone feeding me only healthy treats!
 

BruceP

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Gracie has been on Nutro Natural Choice treats lately but also has been a bit itchy so we need to get her a different treat. My point is that even if it is a good treat, some Princesses are just sensitive to certain things.... I wonder if she would feel it if she slept on a pea... LOL
 

bulldog family

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I feed mine those sample bags of Fromm or Nature's Logic that I get and feed them as treats. The dogs don't know the difference and they are small enough to use a training treats too. I also like Zukes Organic treats.
 

Lacey28

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Silva gets veggies, fruit, yogurt and pumpkin, occasionally on a holiday I get her a bone from Petsmart but thats like 3 or 4 times a year! No more bad treats for her! It sucks that stores can sell such crap and yes it does cost alot of money! :down:
 

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