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Treats Selection
  • takumi2takumi2
    Posts: 89
    I would like to know what kind of terats shiba owners here give their dogs.

    I give my Takumi rawhide. I know many people are agaist it, but he loves it so much.... I give him some cut vegetables such as carrots, some dried chicken trips also.
  • lindsaytlindsayt
    Posts: 4786
    Ike: Dogswell chicken jerky, beef liver, Wellness rewards, organic bully sticks

    Beebe: kibble

    Both eat carrots, apples, string cheese, Himalyan dog chews, Merrick lamb lungs, lamb ears
  • JessicaRabbitJessicaRabbit
    Posts: 2217
    Takumi2 if you give rawhide, there is a really important article about giving rawhide safely to your dog in this months Whole Dog Journal. I would strongly encourage you to read it.

    I give my Shikoku (and when I had a shiba) raspberries, Himalayan Dog Chews, Deer Antlers, Frozen Greek Yogurt Unsweetened Peanut Butter, New Zealand Real Meat Fish and Venison treats.
  • KaddyKaddy
    Posts: 1248
    We give our trio Kongs with natural peanut butter, deer antlers, Himalayan dog chews (which act similar to rawhides without the dangers), and real meat venison or lamb treats.

    Every now and then they also get a bite of whatever cheese I happen to be eating... unless it's my Rogue River Blue Cheese... then they're outta luck cuz it's too good/pricey!
  • starrystarry
    Posts: 187
    dog food, kong with Dehydrated duck strips, chicken jerky,
    milk bone in busy buddy waggle (don't buy it, its impossible to get treats out of)

    banana, apple squares, frozen mango, frozen yogurt, sweet potato slices, tofu cubes, hard boiled egg, carrot, asparagus

    I've stopped rawhides after toki ate and then threw up 1/4 of one...but I am out of the loop on why it is bad?
  • KaddyKaddy
    Posts: 1248
    I can't find the particular article (maybe someone could) but I seem to remember reading and hearing from my vet that if your dog can chew off a dried piece of rawhide and swallow it, the stomach juices/etc. will swell that piece of dried hide and cause blockage, possibly leading to the death of the dog.

    I know it seems like all 'if's' but I'm not willing to take that chance. Not to mention there are things that don't have that risk that last longer and/or are cheaper (Himalayan dog chews, bully sticks).
    Post edited by Kaddy at 2009-05-24 07:02:32
  • tsukitsunetsukitsune
    Posts: 6468
    Mine do fine on really thick rolled rawhide, we get them 'stick' types that are like an inch and a half thick and a foot long. They never chew them down entirely - they are delicate, picky chewers and I'm grateful for that.

    Check out (sign up for their newsletter and get discount codes!) for lots of FUN and SAFE chews!
  • takumi2takumi2
    Posts: 89
    Thank you for all the comments! I really appreciate it!
    I did not know about Himalayan dog chews. I will look for it next time when I visit pet store.
  • takumi2takumi2
    Posts: 89
    Thank you, tsukitsune!
    Bullysticks look good too. I will check it out next time too.
  • lindsaytlindsayt
    Posts: 4786
    I don't have any experience with intestinal blockages from rawhides, but I have had several cases of immediate airway obstruction or rawhides becomming lodged in the dogs throat. The dogs did not chew the treats and they lodged in the back of the throat, making it impossible for the dog to swallow and actually causing choking. They required sedation (or iron fingers) to have the rawhide flat strips removed.
  • RomiRomi
    Posts: 2722
    My dogs love the Merrick Bully Sticks. For training treats, I give them boiled chicken, warmed up hotdogs, or tuna.
  • I see this is a old thread so wanted to ask what some of you give your Shiba fir treats

    Currently I give Kobe Zukes Mini Naturals for training but wanted to switch it up
    Post edited by ILoveMyShiba at 2015-02-21 23:12:49
  • Kira_KiraKira_Kira
    Posts: 2482
  • Thanks :)
  • We also use the Bravo freeze dried treats - love the trail mix one, because of the variety, but the salmon one smells like a fish died in your house, will not be buying that one again. Nym likes the fruitables dog treats that have bacon in them (pineapple & bacon and the apple & bacon)... and the PetKind tripe treats are soooo handy for walks, since you can break them into pieces of whatever size you need.

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