The Dog Blog — Healthy Treats

Autumn Vegetables for Dogs

Posted by Amy Hempe on

            Autumn can make us yearn for some of our favorite comfort foods. The new season brings a harvest of different vegetables that are good for us in all sorts of ways – they are filled with vitamins, they are tasty, and they fill us up. And by “us,” I certainly include our four-legged canine buddies.                 There is no reason for dogs to miss out on the wonderful world of autumnal veggies. As most of us know, not everything that humans eat is doggy safe. However, use this guide to choose some safe-for-dogs items that will provide pups...

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Raw Food or Kibble? Whats the big deal?

Posted by Amy Hempe on

            This question has been coming up a lot: should people feed their dogs kibble or raw food? We know that we are stepping into a very big puddle of opinions with this topic. Let us say up front that we are not endorsing or condemning either practice. We are simply here to talk about each method of feeding.  Kibble             Kibble, as many of our readers know, covers a whole lot of territory. Kibble was invented back in the 1800’s and became standard for dogs and cats after World War II when convenience became a major staple of middle...

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Sweet Potato Treats for Dogs, What You Should Know

Posted by Amy Hempe on

As we work hard to fulfill our dogs’ nutritional needs by providing them healthy meals, it is easy to overlook snacks. So often in our culture, the words “treats” or “snacks” imply a time to let the rules slide, or to cheat on the healthy practices you have set into place. As happy as this might make your dog, this is not something to encourage or to overlook. Snacks and treats ought to be just as healthy. While they may not be the primary meal for your pup, it is still important that treats still be relatively healthy, whether he...

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Jiminy Cricket! What Amazing Cricket Dog Treats!

Posted by David Hallum on

In today's modern world, environmentally conscious pet-parents can find it difficult to discover dog treats that could be considered "green" or ethical or even sustainable. We are happy to offer a solution. Crickets. No, that's not a long and uncomfortable silence. We mean actual crickets. As strange of a concept as it may seem at first, crickets - as in the nocturnal insects - are a very healthy source of protein for dogs.  At Really Good Pets Shop we sell the deliciously unique Jiminy's Cricket Dog Treat. These treats are high in protein rich with all essential amino acids three times as...

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What's the Big Deal about Limited Ingredient List Dog Treats?

Posted by David Hallum on

In today's pet food market, lots of companies are turning towards limited ingredient list dog treats. This change has been a decade in the making, as more and more scientific studies show that highly processed chemical foods are detrimental to a dog's health. Plus, more people are checking labels, and they are disturbed when they don't know what they are feeding their dog! With that in mind, here is an overview of why limited ingredient treats are better for your dog, how they can also help you, and what to look out for when purchasing your dog food.    Why...

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