Dogs tend to just love chicken jerky treats, but the news on these treats causing sicknesses and even death among hundreds of dogs has caused an alarm among dog parents. However, the reported contaminated treats are made in China, so there is no need to avoid feeding dogs with chicken treats all together. The ones made in the U.S. are generally safe because of the strict manufacturing standards in the country. These treats benefit dogs in several ways. Dog parents just need to make sure to thoroughly check the label before buying a chicken jerky product.
Chicken jerky treats are not just appetizing for dogs, but they are also high in protein. These treats are usually made of chicken breast. And, the fact that chicken breast contains high levels of protein and low levels of fat makes these treats ideal in supplementing dogs’ daily protein requirement. High-protein and low-fat diet is important in keeping dogs’ weight in check. Overweight dogs are more likely to develop hip and joint conditions such as hip dysplasia.
Another benefit of chicken jerky treats is that they are gluten-free. Gluten is a protein that comes from certain grains, and they may be added to certain dog treats. However, dogs can be allergic to gluten, causing them to develop skin and digestive diseases. Since chicken treats for dogs are naturally high in protein, there is no need to add gluten to them.
It helps that chicken jerky treats for dogs are not only healthy but also tasty. Dogs get to enjoy their meals and stay healthy at the same time. Parents are responsible for double checking whatever it is they are feeding their dogs, though.
by Sherry R Bray