White treats are more processed than natural ones, as they undergo additional whitening. Of course, the whitening agents used are approved for animal food production, and the same agents are used to whiten products such as herring and tripe in the human food industry. Furthermore, these agents are not durable and do not remain in the product .
However, it is still some kind of intervention and probably an unnecessary procedure dictated more by people's preferences rather than dogs, as whitened chews emit less odour and look more pleasing to the eye .
Other advantages of these chews are that they are better suited for older dogs and dogs with dental problems, as they are softer and, based on our observations, have less fat content .
Some people write that white chews are enriched with calcium, but be careful with such information. We know that some manufacturers use building lime for production and they may confuse lime with calcium .
However, it's important to consider the source of the treats, as the quality and safety of the treats greatly depend on it . That's why DriedDogTreats.co.uk only collaborates with reputable manufacturers who are under constant veterinary inspection and only use carefully selected sources of meat . By buying from us, you can be sure that the treats your four-legged friend is consuming are safe and nutritious.
Our chews, depending on the type, go through dehairing (in the case of skins and ears), manual processing, and air-drying in special drying chambers at low temperatures.
The least processed are those that do not need to be dehaired, such as offal, bones, and fur chews, as they are only dried without the use of any unnecessary enhancers.
We do not add any preservatives, dyes or flavours to ensure that our animal friends receive treats that are 100% natural and safe for their health. We care about making our treats as natural and healthy as possible, so we focus on the quality of raw materials and production processes based on traditional, proven methods.
Food lingo can be confusing, especially when it comes to choosing the right food for your pet. The terms "air-dried," "dehydrated," and "dry-roasted" often show up on food labels and can leave pet owners scratching their heads. But here's a little secret: these terms all mean the same thing! Dehydrated pet food is a nutritious and shelf-stable option that preserves essential vitamins and minerals that can be lost during high-heat processing.
So, what is dehydration exactly? It's a process that removes moisture from ingredients, making them ready-to-eat and shelf-stable. This is achieved by cooking the ingredients at a low temperature, which kills harmful bacteria, and using a slow and steady approach to preserve nutrients, taste, and texture. This is in contrast to high-heat processing, like kibble, which can compromise the quality of the food.
Keeping the cooking temperature low means that the food retains its natural vitamins and minerals, providing your furry friend with the nourishment they need from real food. This is a big perk compared to kibble, where synthetic vitamins are added back after the extrusion process.
So, to sum it up: air-drying, dehydrating, and dry-roasting are all the same thing, and they provide your pet with a healthy and convenient food option that's easy to store and clean up. So, next time you see these terms on a food label, you'll know exactly what they mean!
When buying from us, we guarantee a 12-month shelf life provided the product is properly stored!
Many people sell natural treats but have no idea where to keep and store them . This is not an easy business . These products are usually unpleasant smelling for humans
, so many, without other options, store them at home in tightly sealed plastic bags.
Meanwhile, natural treats prefer to be stored in air-permeable bags (mesh bags), especially all kinds of bones, antlers, or legs, but it applies to the entire range of natural products. Before buying mesh bags, we suggest simply opening the boxes.
These products do not like moisture as they will mould. A maximum of 50% humidity and a temperature range of 6-18°C is ideal.
Our treats are not preserved with any chemicals, so it is necessary to ensure them a CONSTANT air circulation.
To properly store Chewy Treats, it is important to keep them away from direct sunlight and in a tightly sealed container. This will help to preserve their texture and flavour.
Additionally, incorporating silica gel sachets into your storage solution can help to absorb moisture and prevent the growth of mould or bacteria. It is important to note that these silica gel sachets are not meant for consumption! .
To ensure the best results, store your all Chewy Treats in a cool and dry place with a temperature between 6-18 degrees Celsius .
Rawhide is widely considered safe for most dogs who enjoy chewing and tearing it . However, it is important to note that the quality and safety of the product depends on the place and method of production . Our rawhide treats are made from the finest quality hides and are produced to meet the best industry standards for safety and durability of the product . Each product undergoes rigorous quality tests to ensure that it meets our high safety and quality standards .
We only work with the best and most trusted manufacturers who only provide us with the finest quality raw materials .
Advantages of rawhide treats include:
• Chewing and tearing helps maintain a healthy mouth and teeth
• Can help reduce some destructive behaviours
• Provides additional source of entertainment and play for the dog
However, it should be noted that some dogs may have allergic reactions to the hide and there is a risk that pieces of rawhide will be swallowed and become a threat to the digestive system . Therefore, it is important to buy products from trustworthy and verified producers and monitor the dog while playing with rawhide to avoid danger .