Pauly & Chuck try meat based natural dog treats for the first time – VIDEO
This video was taken when I was visiting a friend’s house in Broken Hill. I was away from my home for a week, and there few good discount meat shops in that town so I had to come up with a strategy of keeping my dog on his meat diet.
In the video you will see Pauly (the Jack Russel) and Chuck who eat an almost exclusive grain (manufactured dog food) diet except for the occasional bone or scrap of meat. This is essentially how 97% of dogs eat, so I thought it would be good to see what these two new dogs thought of the my healthy dog treats (as sold on this site).
In particular there is a lot of misinformation put out there by major dog food manufacturing companies that you should never change diets (ie only feed your dog their grain based diet for life). Yes a sudden change can cause diarrhoea, so any long term major changes should be slowly integrated into a dogs diet.
However there are very few people who will tell you that it is dangerous to feed a dog meat. In fact the only reason that your carnivore dog would have any kind of adverse reaction to meat based dog treats would be if your dog food was mostly grains – and yes most are 80% grain based. They might have an unsettled stomach until their system learns how to digest the food that it evolved to eat.
This video was very spontaneous, I was feeding the dogs on the backs step when I decided to start filming them. Unfortunately much of the start of it is the video show ‘on its side’ but you will clearly see how well these dogs take to eating natural meat based treats.
These dogs are well fed, so their food frenzy is not caused by lack of food. The dog treats are as natural as possible, so its not artificial flavours or anything else that is enticing them. What they are experiencing for the first time is dog treats based on a high percentage of meat. When you dry meat and remove most of the water content (typically 75%) you amplify the smell of the meat by at least a factor of three.
Yes, three very happy dogs.