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Old 02-05-2013, 04:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My mother feeds begin strips and is denial that they are bad for her dogs......

please post any links you have against Begging Strips, so I can prove her wrong that these are junk treats and bad for her shitzues! Thanks so much!
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My Bella loves them, but we don't feed them to her any more. We cook real bacon for her on Saturday mornings and if we have left overs we use them as "Good Girl" treats during the week
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just read the ingredients and that will tell the whole story. Nasty!!!!!
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Here are a couple of links describing the known cancer causing ingredients in Beggin Stips and some other popular grocery store treats:

Where?s the Beef? Why your dog should never eat another Milk-Bone or Beggin Strip, and you should avoid the Slim Jims. | Dirty Popcorn

Killing Me Softly: The Truth Behind Pet Treat Labels | Pasados
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I fed my previous dog Buffy grocery store food and treats. I didn't know any better and thought I was a good Mom feeding her Begginstrips which she LOVED
A year ago Dec she became very sick and tests showed a mass in her stomach and her lungs. We had no choice but to put her to sleep. It broke my heart and ever since then I have always felt guilty for not knowing how bad for her this stuff was and I DO always wonder if it was from the food we fed her. I will spend the rest of my life wondering if my ignorance caused her illness. Thats a hard thing to deal with.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What about Pedigree DentaStix?
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Kathy, I am so sorry that Buffy became so very sick. Please, please don't be so hard on yourself. We can do everything "right" and they still can get sick. All we can do our the best based on what we know at the time.
I think that all of us who have had dogs for a long time have fed grocery store food and treats, thinking we were giving them something good. My little ones loooooved Puperoni. Before the internet (and it really wasn't so long ago), we didn't have the same access to informtion or to other alternatives to feed them like we do now. We do our best, with all the best intentions, always just trying to make them happy.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Are they made in China? That alone should be a deterrent. There have been way too many issues with pet products made in China.
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I give mine both Beggin Strips and DentaStix... are they really so bad?

We fed Beggin Strips to our Yorkie and he never got sick from them.. (not saying that makes them okay..)
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There are many high quality treats that are available. I would never give a small dog Beggin' Strips and probably not dentastix nor anything made or SOURCED in China. You have to read everything very carefully. I buy some buddy bits and buddy biscuits and I also dehydrate my own chicken jerky in my oven for Tyler. I also like Kona Chips treats - the woman who started it had a dog who died from eating treats made in China so she started a company in the US to make chicken jerky.
I don't like Dentastix because I think they're like Greenies which have been known to cause abdominal obstructions. My friend's dog whom I pet sat left Greenies to feed him. He ate one on my couch one day and a little later I saw some of it stuck to the coach. It was the most solid chunk you can imagine and nothing would remove it. I don't want that inside my dog.
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