Why on earth would you feed dog treats with fur?
Even though it seems pretty gross to us, fur is a great source of fibre and provides some surprising health benefits for dogs. It doesn’t break down during digestion which means is sweeps out the digestive tract as it passes through… and yes, you will see furry poops at the other end ?
Here’s why you shouldn’t turn your nose up at fur:
Fur is a fantastic source of manganese. Manganese is commonly lacking in both commercial and raw fed diets. Fur (as well as wool and feathers) contains 6-10 times the amount of manganese found in organs and meat. Manganese assists in the kidney and liver function, is essential for helping to develop and maintain strong and healthy ligaments AND is great for brain health.
By sweeping the digestive tract, fur removes build-up that can be a breeding ground for yeasts and parasites.
Fur helps firm up stools and express anal glands.
Fur is a fun & stimulating treat chew dogs. Much more enriching than a standard chew, dogs tend to relish tearing and chewing at the furry fibres. Even the fussiest dogs absolutely love them! I guess it’s a bit of that instinct kicking in? ?♀️
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