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What are meat based dog treats? And why buy them.

dog biscuits are not meat dog treatsIf you search on google for meat dog treats you might find that the top of the page is dominated by google adwords advertising, and on my search I found an advert for something called: Doggie Treats Beef 300g

The first thing you should be alerted to is that these treats are BISCUITS - and by definition biscuits are not mainly meat, they are mainly grain.

The next claim of beef flavoured Treats does not mean that it is a MEAT DOG TREAT. Not only do we not know if the beef is real beef or artificial flavoured chemicals, but the first ingredient listed is calcium, plus some general "human grade ingredients". It is very safe to say that these biscuits are not a meat dog treat.

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Why sugar laden, salt added dog treats are king

Chickens feet not ideal dog treatsIf you hadn't noticed the trend of supermarkets and fast food selling junk cheaper to families than many fresh foods (meat and vegetables) then you may not see the connection with cheap dog treats.

For years bland bad food was made attractive to humans (often in the poorest areas) by being easily accessible, advertised in bright colours and laden with sugar and artificial flavours and colours, and if it taste really nice and is addictive they will keep coming back for more.

If you didn't know about supermarket power in Australia, you might be surprised that two supermarket chains control over 80% of food bought from supermarkets as well as many other store types like clothing and hardware. With so much market power and money to advertise, it is little wonder that the brands that win the lottery (are also owned by massive conglomerates) are the ones sold on these supermarket shelves.

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Why ling skins (fish) might be a good alternative to any dog treat

ling skin dog treats fishSomething's hit you like a blinding light of awareness. And so it happened with ling fish skin dog treats today.

And before I get any vegetarian conservationist complaining about Ling fish skins, please be aware that the sites I have seen them on suggest that they are actually a preferred alternative to eating many other fish that are in smaller numbers. These fish are on the "BETTER CHOICE" column.

These fish are caught under license in Australian waters and the skin is discarded after the fish meat is prepared for market for human consumption. So if you dont use the fish skins for dog treats, they will be used in much less value products or wasted all together.

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As far as organic dog treats go you can't beat kangaroo dog treats

Dali meat and roo treat eaterKangaroo meat makes one of the best dog treats in the world, bar none. Each country has a few large animals that are in overpopulation mode and has government quotas on these animals for shooters, and this is what is happening in Australia.

America has Bison some countries have a wild goat or various animals. Canada seems to export a lot of Salmon. To find out what is the most plentiful organic meat, simply see what exotic meats are included in high-end kibble.

In Australia the reason why Kangaroo is so good is that it has high Omega 3 values, is a very lean meat, and Australia is relatively unpolluted so you know that organic is as close to organic as possible.

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Shark cartilage as dog treats - cant beat Australian made !

best shark cartilage for dogsShark cartilage used as dog treats is a wonder dog treat

So why would you buy Shark Cartilage from this premium Melbourne Dog treat site? Many reasons. But before you buy, we provide some of the answers here.

Hypocrisy and mis-information all around the dog food food and dog treat industry - and in fact all that most dog treat companies do is whack on the words natural or organic and people flock to buy their product regardless of what is actually in them or what they do.

As you will see in this nutrition article. Shark cartilage is one of the healthiest, multi-purpoose dog treats you can feed your dog.  It is literally a miracle of the dog treat world!

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Why feeding dogs road kill can make good sense

kelpie meat eaterNow to the unsavory matter of pet food and the 4 ds. It is well known that meat makes up a minor part of most man-made dog food. But did you know that the component called "meat meal" as used in dog food around the world can include zoo animals, road kill, and 4-D (dead, diseased, disabled, dying) livestock ??

It is also well known that many dog shelters send their dead dogs and cats to rendering plants that boil these animals down and these also become "meat meal".  NOT in every dog pet food of course, but as there are very few laws in the world against this practice it is still ongoing in many countries. including America, where most of Australia's dog food currently comes from.

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What dog food and dog treats not to eat in Broken Hill outback

kangaroo footprintsAs anyone who has casually observed on this site, I am a strong raw meat advocate for dogs. Domestic dogs for mostly business reasons have been fed grain for many years, and not much of this has been for a dogs benefit.

I discussed the difficulty I had in continuing my raw diet with limited meat supplies at reasonable prices in the last blog, but further, than that, I want you to look at the image in this blog and tell me what animal it is?   I had no idea except for knowing the type of animals that probably would be on the outskirts of the town.

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When Healthy dog treats become dog food in Broken Hill

Archie dog in Broken HillMany people don't know about the nutritional value of meat to dogs that are essentially carnivores.  The massive dog food industry has everyone (97%) of owners believing you must feed your dog grain and carbs or they will die (and only from a bought plastic bag).

However even as a raw meat feeder, I have to sometimes compromise. Not on my dogs health. that will never happen, but on the mix that goes into their dog food.

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black dog treats and the story behind their great range

A black dog black dog treats dogRecently I stocked my blackdog treats in a small local cafe.   Its amazing how different people have so many different levels of knowledge about different product lines.

Essentially I had to start at the beginning of the blackdog Melbourne dog treat company story and tell them that these treats are so different because they actually have a majority of meat in them, around 80% plus for the average treat. I didn't go fully into explaining why that was important, but most people seem to intuitively have an understanding.

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kangaroo dog treats like roo jerky are tasty and healthy too!

Roo based dog running for his life!Why are roo dog treats THAT good?

I recently had one of my clients as for me to get her some wacko treats.  She is not the only one that calls all treats whackos - funny what a few million in advertising dollars will do for a multi-national.

Even funnier was her inability to describe what shape and colour she thought the treats her dog liked were. I knew what treats she was after, but she swore that my recommendations this time were inaccurate so we went for ones that she tried a year previously that I think her dog soon gave up on.

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Homemade dog treats seem like a good time consuming idea

Homemade dog treats dogWhy are Homemade dog treats & dog treat recipes so trendy?

If you look at google search trends for any year related to dog treats, you will find the main thing people are not looking for is manufactured dog treats, but homemade dog treats.

The most curious thing about this is that 98% of people in Australia buy manufactured dog food for their prize companions. Yes 98% of people go down a supermarket isle or a boutique pet store and buy a big bag of grain with 20 to 30% meat in it.  

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What is all the excitement about chicken breast fillet dog treats?

Chicken Breast Dog Treat best in AustraliaOnce upon a time dogs werewolves. They chased things, caught things and ate things. They were happy. When they evolved into dogs, the man found it cheaper and easier to feed them grain, even though it was not particularly good for them. The corporations flourished and shareholders made great profits at the expense of the dog's world over.

It is clear to everyone except the dog food manufacturers press teams, that meat is the only bio-available protein source that is easily used by dogs digestion systems. Meat can be fully broken down into essential amino acids.

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Buy Kangaroo Tendons Dog Treats in Australia at Lowest Price

Kangaroo Tendons quality treat Why the premium, BEST dog treat is Kangaroo tendons

The curious thing about our healthy dog treats is that they are typically more healthy than most dog food that people feed their dogs. Healthy in that they have more meat and less processing.

The ultra premium products are those that can be called organic and almost exclusively include fish and kangaroo dog treats ranges.

I prefer feeding my dog Kangaroo jerky and Fish jerky such as Hake or Flake but the most expensive to buy and the rarest of dog treats in Australia that I sell is Kangaroo tendons.

NOTE, we have often been one of the lowest price for roo tendons online, however we do not like to sacrifice quality, so we source for the BEST sources to ensure you the best product now.

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Something funny going on when owners can't tell good pet treats

A happy pet treat dog fanWhat is it all about these pet treats

Today I was at the Altona Dog Obedience club presentation day giving away pet treats to winners. I applaud such clubs and the diligent volunteers and the people that come to train their dogs there.

The only point I am making in connection with this is that these dedicated dog owners like the majority of the population of Australia are very low purchasers of pet treats or dog treats.

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Mad Max Fury Road & Mad Max 2 could have done with more meat dog treats

NOT healthy dog treats, mad max styleThere are several reason why the latest Mad Max film - Fury Road is of interest to me. Its been a long time since Miller made the last one, and CGI has improved incredibly over the intervening years.  And of course it was filmed in Broken Hill, my birthplace ..

Mad Max Fury Road & its connection with dogs (and dog food)

Wiki says that "Dog" (Max's dog in Mad Max 2) was  killed by a crossbow dart from one ofLord Humongous' Marauders. Dog was a two year old cattle dog ( blue heeler). Rather than de-sex the pound dog, a compromise was struck to give it a vasectomy (which apparently would not be as visibly anachronistic for the time of the film (de-sexing would not be available at that time).

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Dog Food - What is dog food made of?

dog food supplied by healthy dog treatsI have answered this question a myriad of times in my blog and social media pages. If you're after scientific verifiable information please click on the nutrition tab of this website. But just like many people enjoy TV but have no idea how the signal gets to their flat-screen marvels, so it is with the mystery of dog food. To simplify the matter, I will lay this out in a time line.

50,000 years ago, wolves roamed much of the earth (before man drove them to the brink of extinction. They were the alpha predator in most of the eco systems they lived in. They spent their lives tracking prey, hunting prey, running for hours if need be in a pack perusing large prey and working cooperatively with the members of the pack to earn their food. They are a proud intelligent species, one of the greatest on earth.

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The reason why dog treats in Australia don't work at Fresh food markets

end of another dog treat market in AustraliaI have been doing Fresh food market stalls for about three years now and over the last few years I have seen more markets close and have high stall turnover and struggled to break even than I ever thought possible.  So you might ask why do it or why are the markets going so bad.

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What are homemade dog treats made of?

 

A homemade dog treat fanatic

Homemade dog treats are one of the biggest hits on the internet in the dog world.

Homemade dog treats are of course supposed to be very different from homemade dog food, but it is often just as unhealthy.

This website has described many times the importance of meat and meat proteins in a healthy dogs diet. Expense usually prohibits this (expense for supplier/ manufacturer) so the main thing missing from your dog's diet is meat.

But if 98% of people feed their dogs a grain (manufactured dog food) diet, and the remaining 2% think that a raw diet is more rice and potatoes with a side dish of meat, then the dog's invariable won't be getting the kind of nutrition they really need.

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Dog Food, dogs in the wild, dogs at home what is natural dog food?

Healthy dogs before treatsWhat is dog food, what is not dog food?

Dog food by definition should be anything that a dog eats that doesn't harm it, AND actually helps it grow, repair, maintain health.

The Aafco organization in America has created a table used the world over (and in Australia) as the minimum maximum nutrients that must be in a bag or a can to be called commercial dog food.

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Only a few days until gourmet dog treats are made incredibly briefly insanely cheap

A happy healthy dog treat dogFor all those people who visited my stand at the Melbourne DogLovers Show last week I thank you. But the reality was after being in the show for a few hours and people getting free samples thrust at them, then spending all their money on new dog innovations, many people seemed a little world weary by the time they made it upstairs.

It was a big show and there is no one to blame for having too many stores giving so much value - but it also means that many people were unable to get what would really benefit their dog, a slow eating, high protein, high quality 100% meat dog treat at extremely reasonable prices.

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The Melbourne DogLOVERS Show Wrap up, Healthy Dog Treats.

Healthy Dog Treats ManagementIf you have been following us on Facebook, you will already know that we probably put more dog lover show videos on Facebook than any other company present.

We were in booth #508 at the show (upstairs near the cafe) but unfortunately I think not everyone made it upstairs so we didn't have a chance to get all of our healthy dogs treats messages out there.

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Did you know that dog supplies in Australia are NOT about nutrition

The dog nose that sniffs healthy dog treatsDog supplies in Australia online should be about ...

Not a trick question. As you can imagine the vast amount of money spent each year in Australia on dogs goes to dog food then second is usually vet bills.  What if the two were connected?

Let's imagine that your dog barely gets enough essential amino acids because the aafco governing body makes sure that there are way too many mineral and vitamin requirements to ever allow natural food to be classed as dog food (that is any combination of meat and vegetable) ...

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News of the year: Healthy Dog Treats to exhibit at Melbourne DogLOVERS Show

Katrina Warren at Melbourne DOG lovers Show 2015Visit me for Super Dog Show specials   at booth 508 upstairs in Melbourne this weekend!

As you know we exist to get healthy meat based dog treats cheaply into your dogs paws.  Our dog treat products are either 80% plus meat or 100% meat or animal products (except for biscuits).

The reason that you will want to visit our booth this weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) is that we will be selling:

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Yogurt and Carob dog treats dont always come to mind as healthy

Happy big dog blitzAre Yogurt, carob and dog biscuits healthy dog treats?

Healthy dog treats, you might wonder why we bother. After all dogs can eat table scraps and will eat almost anything they find in the street or in the dog park. So why feed them anything healthy?

Well their natural scavenging nature is exactly the reason why you would want to feed them healthy. Like a small child that would happily live off lollies until their teeth fall out and they get diabetes, so is the dog.

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