Category Archives: Treats – Cats and Dogs

Freeze-Dried or Dehydrated Pet Treats — Which is Better?

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Purchasing or making your own dehydrated pet treats is a very healthy option for your dogs and cats.  I have a small dehydrator and I try to make dehydrated beef liver and dehydrated salmon jerky treats for my two XL dogs.

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Dehydrating your own pet treats is an inexpensive way to provide treats for your pets, but it is time-consuming and messy.  If your schedule does not allow the luxury of making your own dehydrated treats, then consider buying the freeze-dried raw treats available on the market.

The process of freeze-drying is superior to dehydration.  Dehydration removes the moisture from the food, but it is still essentially cooking as most dehydration processes use very low steady warmth to extract the moisture over an extended period of time.  It will remove the moisture from the pet food, but freeze-drying preserves more of the nutritional content.  When food is freeze-dried, all of the proteins, vitamins, essential fatty acids and minerals from the raw whole food remains intact.

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Freeze-dried raw is a light and dry product because all of the water and moisture has been removed.  Microorganisms need water to survive, so the spoilage is suspended without the need for chemical preservatives.  Freeze-dried pet food is packaged in air-tight containers for additional shelf-life.

Commercially produced freeze-dried dog foods and pet treats are available on the market today.  Our personal favorite is TruDog freeze-dried raw treats (and TruDog freeze-dried raw dog food.  TruDog freeze-dried raw dog food gets the highest 5-star rating from DogFoodAdvisor.com, a trusted source for ratings of commercial pet foods.

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Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Treats

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Freeze-dried raw is the healthiest way to feed your dog without actually feeding him raw.  Dehydrated whole food treats are a good choice, but even they are cooked at very low temperatures which destroys some of the nutrition.  Cooking destroys not only nutrients, but also enzymes in the food that are needed to digest those nutrients fully.

Freeze drying is the best method to preserve the benefits of raw food.  TruDog Freeze-Dried Treats are made with whole ingredients, with no added fillers, chemicals or preservatives.  All ingredients in the TruDog treats are sourced and made in the US.

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TruDog Surf & Turf Treats are freeze-dried raw and have only two ingredients — Wild Alaskan Salmon and USA-raised and sourced Bison Liver

 

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TruDog Gourmet Gobbler Turkey Treats are freeze-dried raw and made with only 5 ingredients: Ground Turkey with Bone, Turkey Heart, Turkey Liver, Herring Oil and Natural Omega Blend

 

 

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TruDog Freeze-Dried Raw Beef treats are made with Beef, Beef Tripe, Beef Lung, Ground Beef Bone, Beef Liver, Beef Heart, Beef Kidney, Beef Blood, Beef Fat and a natural omega blend.

 

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TruDog Savory Salmon treats are made with only 100% Wild Alaskan Salmon and freeze dried raw for optimal nutrition for your dog

 

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TruDog Bison Liver Treats are made with only one ingredient — 100% USA sourced Bison Liver and freeze-dried raw to maintain optimum nutrition.

All TruDog treats are made in the USA from USA-sourced meats, then freeze-dried raw for the optimal nutrition for your dog.  TruDog treats can be purchased online at ShopForPuppy.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Rescue and helping dogs in need.

Wild Caught Salmon Jerky Dog Treats

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As an advocate of feeding the most healthy treats to my dogs, we are excited to announce the addition of Wild Caught Salmon Jerky Dog Treats to our store.  I have taste tested these on my Boerboels, and they both gave them two paws up!

Our Smoked Salmon Jerky dog treats are made from all-natural, wild caught organic salmon.  Each salmon jerky treat is fileted by hand and slow smoked.   No salt, seasonings or preservatives are added.  The ingredient list is 100% boneless Salmon filets!

  • Ingredients:  100% wild caught boneless Salmon filets
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Wild Caught Organic Salmon Jerky Dog Treats can be purchased online at ShopForPuppy.com. A portion of the revenue from every sale will be donated to Rescue.

These jerky treats are perfect for a healthy and delicious snack for your dog.  Cats love them too!  For use as training treats, you can easily break them apart into smaller pieces.  They are loaded with natural Omega 3’s from the wild caught Salmon.

Organic salmon is one of natures healthiest foods. It is a source of well balanced and easily digestible protein and contains far less fat than an equal serving of any other meat or poultry.  Organic salmon provides high quality protein as well as being loaded with natural Omega 3’s from the wild caught salmon.

Wild Caught Salmon Jerky Dog Treats are made in the USA.  Your pets will love them, and you can rest assured you are feeding wholesome whole foods without the addition of cheap fillers, grains or preservatives.  100% wild caught, 100% natural and 100% wholesome organic salmon!

Wild Caught Organic Salmon Jerky Treats can be purchased online at ShopForPuppy.com, where a portion from every sale will be donated to Rescue and helping pets in need.

Zuke’s Grain Free Dog and Cat Treats

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ShopForPuppy is excited to announce that we are now carrying the Zuke’s line of healthy grain free dog and cat treats.  With the recent recalls of pet treats sourced from China, Zuke’s offers a refreshing approach in that all meat contained in the treats is sourced from the USA or New Zealand.  Zuke’s uses whole natural ingredients, and the treats are grain free so that you feel comfortable knowing that your pet is eating nutritious, species appropriate food.

Zuke’s treats contain only the highest quality, wholefood ingredients.  You can be assured that every ingredient used is good for your dog trust that every ingredient we use is good for your pet and never sourced from China.

Ingredients in Zuke’s treats:  https://www.zukes.com/products/ingredients

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Zuke’s Hip Action – 1 lb

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Zuke’s Hip Action – 6 oz

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Zuke’s Jerky Naturals – 6 oz

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Zuke’s Lil’ Links Sausage Links

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Zuke’s Mini Naturals – 1 pound

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Zuke’s Mini Naturals Dog Treats – 6 oz

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Zuke’s Natural Purrz Cat Treats

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Zuke’s Z-Bones Grain Free Dental Chews

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Zuke’s Z-Filets

Zuke’s Healthy Grain Free Treats for Dogs and Cats can be purchased online at ShopForPuppy.com.  A portion of the revenue from every sale will be donated to Rescue.  For an immediate 10% off of Zuke’s treats, use the Coupon Code “Zukes” at check-out.  Free shipping on orders over $50.00.  Thank you for shopping at ShopForPuppy!