Every pooch is partial to a treat and whether owners are rewarding their good behaviour or spoiling them with a special snack, we love to see those tails wagging!
But chews and bones can do a lot more for dogs’ health than boosting their happiness – with local raw food specialists, Cotswold RAW, recommending that owners feed their four-legged friends natural treats on a regular basis, alongside their normal diet.
Its dedicated range of dried natural treats and raw meaty bones have been designed to meet dogs’ instinctive need to rip, chew and tear.
It all comes down to instinct. Dogs’ ancestors would tear apart and eat their food after hunting it – with treats, raw bones and chews encouraging our furry friends to mimic this natural behaviour at home.
Not only is the act of chewing a good workout for dogs – particularly elderly mutts or injured dogs who may not be able to go out for walks – by working their arm muscles for grip and movement; but it can be soothing for anxious pups.
It also keeps dogs’ teeth and gums healthy, with wild dogs gnawing on the bones of their prey to clean their pearly whites and get rid of plaque.
With everything from pure venison, goat and wild boar strips; to cow and rabbit ears; turkey and duck necks; meaty rib bones; and even longhorn marrow, Cotswold RAW’s natural treat range offers plenty to get tails wagging – as much as squeamish owners might find it unappetising at first!
Please note, when giving your dog treats and bones, it’s important to choose a product that’s appropriate for their age, size and breed. Always supervise your four-legged friend while they eat, too.