The coronavirus worried quadruped owners. WHO calms down

The coronavirus outbreak has also worried quadruped owners who are worried about the virus spreading to their pets. WHO and doctors ensure that there is currently no evidence of a pet being infected.

In connection with the epidemic, many questions arise regarding the possibility of pets becoming infected by coronavirus, as well as their transmission of the virus to humans.
Hong Kong authorities, where a new virus was diagnosed in the dog in February, reported that after repeated tests it turned out that the quarantine spitz, belonging to a person infected with Covid-19, which had previously had a "slightly positive" result in the tests, did not have a coronavirus.
Earlier, however, when the dog was suspected of being infected, the Hong Kong authorities recommended a 14-day quarantine for dogs, cats, and other domestic mammals belonging to individuals with confirmed coronavirus infection.

WHO emphasizes that there is no evidence that cats or dogs have been infected or would be responsible for the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The American Centers of Disease Control and Prevention speak in a similar tone which indicates that there are no reports from China or other countries about pet coronavirus infection. In turn, Dr. Will Sander from the University of Illinois from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine answering the question of the journalist "Business Insider" noted that the coronavirus seems well adapted to spread between people and therefore it is unlikely to jump to a dog or cat.

Dog snacks - are they good for animal health?

Undoubtedly, snacks can be a very useful element in positive reinforcement. However, we should not forget about the control of dog food. Some of it can be harmful to their health.
Currently, in supermarkets and pet stores we can find numerous snacks for animals. Dog trainers and dog owners have a variety of flavours, aromas, textures, sizes and advantages to choose from. Are all of them good for your dog's health?
Many pet owners wonder if offering treats to dogs is effective and appropriate. Which are good and nourishing, and which ones can threaten the health of pets?
There is no doubt that a moment of crunching a snack is a great pleasure for the dog. In addition, the dog associates it with an expression of favour. Still, remember that the offered delicacies can be more than a pleasure for your dog's palate. In both good and bad contexts. How can treats be beneficial? 

 

Snacks - as a positive reinforcement in dog education
As you know, dog snacks can be used as a positive element in animal education. Positive reinforcement, as an educational methodology, proposes an award for well done tasks and is a part of stimulation of appropriate behaviour.
In other words, by rewarding your pet's good behaviour and recognizing his or her efforts, you do not only encourage him to repeat these actions, but also stimulate his cognitive, emotional and social abilities.
Traditional methodology, which uses punishments and aggressive behaviour, subjects the dog to situations full of humiliation and intense fear. These negative emotions cause enormous stress in animals and can promote the development of many behavioural problems; just to mention aggression, destructiveness, phobias and fears.
The belief that the owner should be "dominant" and the dog must guarantee us his submission and obedience - is extremely old-fashioned and misleading.
Domination is a part of the system of social relations and within a special hierarchy. In other words, it only occurs between animals of the same species. Therefore, man should never try to dominate the dog, and the dog will never be completely submissive to man.
The dog listens to his guardian thanks to the special bond he maintains, based on trust and mutual respect. Not because he is obedient or dominated, and not because he feels fear. First of all, remember to invest in positive reinforcement during your best friend's training. 
 
Good snacks for our dogs
For obese dogs, for example, traditional delicacies will not be the right choice because of their high calorific value. Fortunately, the market offers us low calorie snacks, prepared especially for obese dogs and those fighting with excess weight.
In turn, puppies should eat those snacks that are rich in calcium and protein, enhancing their proper growth. Older dogs, on the other hand, have a tendency to enjoy a softer texture which makes chewing and digestion easier.
In addition, we can find many snacks that help clean the teeth and gums. They are great for fighting bad breath and tartar (mainly in adult dogs).
Of course, moderation is the key word when offering snacks to dogs. Let's not forget that we can use natural delicacies such as fruit and vegetables. 
 
Harmful snacks - what treats to avoid?
Snacks and food dedicated to people. There are foods that can be eaten by humans and dogs such as some meats, fruits and vegetables. However, our method of preparation is not always suitable for animals.
Spicy, salty, sweet and fried foods can be very harmful to your dog's body.
Sweets with dyes and chemical additives. Some dog snacks contain chemical additives such as preservatives, dyes, etc. It is best to choose natural or organic delicacies.
Products that are inadvisable and harmful to dogs. Of course, there are products that we should never include in the diet of animals even in a form of  treats. Among them are: chocolate, avocado, citrus fruit, cookies and industrial products (chips or stuffed biscuits).
Dairy products. Most adult dogs are allergic to lactose. Consuming milk and dairy products may cause hypersensitivity and weakening of the immune system.
I emphasize that snacks should never form the basis of our animals' diets. They are only entertainment or an element enabling education and positive reinforcement.

Animals need full and balanced nutrition to develop their physical and cognitive abilities. We should also remember about visits to the veterinarian, who will surely provide us with a number of useful tips.
In this way, with the help of specialists we will choose the best diet and treats for our pet.

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Why Us? A Few Words About Dried Dog Treats.

Irrespective of breed and age, dogs remain mans faithful and loving companions. To guarantee our pet all the best we provide them with a balanced diet, an appropriate dog bed and the necessary veterinary treatment. 

If you want to provide your four-legged friend with treats in line with a diet that’s rich in micronutrients and macronutrients, it is undoubtedly worth supplying yourself with natural chew treats.  

Why choose natural chew treats?  

The range of dog treats available on the market is extraordinarily broad, so making a decision on the best flavour to choose often proves difficult. When choosing treats for dogs, first of all its worth paying attention to their composition. Is a highly processed product what we want to give to our dog? Is a strongly-smelling treat full of chemical components a good choice?

Choosing natural chew treats will allow us to supplement a pets diet without filling its body with artificial substances, higher doses of which can prove to be harmful.

In addition, a wide range of chew treats will make it easier for us to find an appropriate product regardless of a dogs mass, age or size.

The purchase of a natural chew treat, whether for a big or a tiny dog, is an excellent choice.

Appropriately matched treats are also available for puppies and older dogs. When matching the size of a chew treat, it is worth bearing in mind that too big a chew treat can be a threat to the delicate jaws of smaller doggies, while a treat that’s too small will be devoured by a robust Labrador within a few seconds.

The best natural chew treats for a dog  

There is no reason to buy colourful cookies for dogs that are filled to capacity with corn and dyes, since the market offers so many natural alternatives!

We know that everybody likes to eat a hamburger from time to time. However, how does it influence our health? The same applies to our pets.

How about giving your dog natural dried treats instead?

For example:

  • dried meat (beef, veal, lamb, rabbit, poultry etc.) - most often in the form of small pieces; tasty and ideal as a reward
  • fillets (chicken, goose, turkey, fish) - a valuable source of protein
  • liver* (beef, rabbit, veal, lamb etc.) - aromatic and crispy
  • whole fish* (brown bullhead, sprats) - low-calorie and contain valuable omega acids
  • beef tripe* - recommended for dogs with digestive problems
  • beef lungs* - crispy and easy to chew, even for older dogs
  • beef hearts* - rich in protein and mineral components including iron
  • beef tendons - very tough so they last for longer
  • rabbit ears - light with a delicate structure
  • chicken feet - low-calorie and help to maintain proper oral hygiene 
  • deer antlers - durable and tough for long hours of fun
  • ears (pig, beef, deer) – beneficial to joints and cartilage due to high collagen content  
  • deer leg - a durable and tough treat
  • dried skin* (e.g. of a deer) - low-calorie and low in fat

*treats marked with an asterisk are strongly aromatic and may not appeal to the owner - in a word, they simply stink :-)

Of course, all the products listed above are available in our shop.

How to choose an appropriate chew treat

A variety of chew treats in different shapes and sizes allows us to match a treat that’s appropriate for our dogs age and size. For example, you will find treats among our range that will be appropriate for small and big dogs. Beef and pork chew treats are excellent for Rottweilers or Labradors who will happily munch on a slightly bigger snack.  

However, for Yorkies and Shih Tzus, it is recommended to choose smaller products such as chicken feet, pork tails or pork intestines.

Lets remember that when choosing a chew treat we should go by a dogs mass and age. If our pet is overweight, it is better to choose a chew treat with low fat content (e.g. lungs or hearts) than heavy and more calorific ones.  

For small puppies, go for calcium-rich choices that are not too tough, so they will not damage their teeth while they are still delicate.

Why must a dog chew?

Gnawing is a primary and natural need of dogs. In the pyramid of a dog’s needs, gnawing and chewing form its foundation alongside eating, drinking water, breathing etc.

Sounds unlikely? If so, look at the human needs pyramid. At the very bottom, next to eating and breathing, is ‘lack of tension.’

As human beings, we can de-stress by watching television or listening to music. And dogs? They relieve tension and stress by chewing.

Contrary to appearances, a dog can have a very stressful life. It all depends on a dogs character and its past experiences.

A lot of dogs react with stress to being left alone at home, visiting guests (strangers, large groups), conditioning treatments, during transport and so on. In such situations, a chew treat can soothe and quieten our dog.

Chew treats are an excellent way for them to avoid boredom. If you dont have time to play with a dog or go for an active walk, give it a chew treat!

A treat will also draw its attention from gnawing other things. If your doggy gnaws slippers, pillows, carpets or other inappropriate things, the likelihood is that its chewing needs are unsatisfied!

This is most significant for young dogs, who actually have an increased need to gnaw. Its a form of play for them, but primarily it relieves itching and pain while their teeth are developing.

So, ease your dogs suffering and give it a chew treat! (It will benefit you too, because how many times a month can you buy new slippers?)

Chew treats constitute a relaxing break in training. In particular, when training in a group a dog has so many new buddies around that it can struggle to focus its attention during a break.

Giving it an ordinary treat will not arouse its interest. A much better solution is a chew treat that catches its attention with its smell.

Treats and chew toys are a valuable source of valuable nutrients - especially if they are natural, high in quality and rich in protein and minerals.

Chewing influences good dental and gum health. It also reduces tartar!

It’s important to commit to the idea that gnawing and chewing are virtually as important to a dog as eating or breathing. Maybe it sounds like an exaggeration, but if we don’t remember this a dog could end up with nothing to gnaw and their needs will go unmet.

Are low prices worth the risk?

The matter of price is often the most important criterion for us when choosing chew treats.

We would warn against buying natural chew treats that are significantly below market prices. They can be like playing Russian Roulette - and your dogs health or even life could be at risk.

It is recommended to choose chew treats made by European manufacturers – such as ours :-) 

The ingredients originate from approved slaughterhouses, use high quality meat, are controlled by district veterinary surgeons, are subject to detailed examinations and are healthy and safe.

IMPORTANT

Providing chew treats for a dog shouldn’t be a substitute for other events and activities, such as an adequate number of walks or teaching them new skills. Our dogs spend up to a dozen or so minutes a day gnawing at dried chew treats, slowly chewing Kongs or crunching carrots.

It is a worthy addition to a dog’s daily schedule, and you will see with your own eyes how such simple everyday activities keep dogs healthy and entertained.