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Moviedust
4th January 2007, 01:16 AM
My brother's dog, Ace, gave Willow and Cedar some freeze dried treats for Christmas. They got freeze-dried Chicken and Salmon chunks! So far, we've tried the Salmon. The girls seem to enjoy them. They only some-what annoying thing is they have to be refridgerated once opened, but that's not a huge deal.

Anyway, here's a link to where Ace bought the treats:

http://www.affordablesupplements.com/salmon_treats.asp

Ace was generous this year; he got my mom's 11 year old dog, Faith, some glucosamine and condroitin from the same website.

I'll make sure Cedar and Willow send thank you cards. ;)

arasara
4th January 2007, 01:33 AM
wow those are nice.. Salmon is so good for them too!!

I have only tried freeze dried liver with kosmo but I don't think that has to be refrigerated?? It doesn't say it does anyways.

I might just try the salmon ;)

Maxwell&me
4th January 2007, 02:00 AM
I also use the freeze dried liver training treats with Hogan~
Ive never put them in the fridge, as they are sold on the shelf....
and its the only treat I can find without other additives...any suggestions on 100% treats is appreciated, as Hogan has some kind of Wheat issues and anything like that causes his tummy to trouble.

Moviedust
4th January 2007, 02:04 AM
On the container it says to refrigerate after opening. Dunno why, but that's what it says!

Maxwell&me
4th January 2007, 02:10 AM
Well, yours are different than mine, and Id totally follow the directions on the can~ your new avaitor is darling by the way....Ive got to get one of Maxwell and Hogan like that.... :D

judy
4th January 2007, 08:32 AM
I get wild salmon freeze dried treats, it's this kind
click (http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/products/Lakse-Kronch-Wild-Salmon-Dog-Treats/160006.aspx)
Zack loves them, they smell like salmon. I haven't refrigerated them but maybe it would be a good idea, they're a little oily.
They're imported from Denmark i think.

judy
4th January 2007, 08:36 AM
..any suggestions on 100% treats is appreciated, as Hogan has some kind of Wheat issues and anything like that causes his tummy to trouble.

Zack loves Merrick Lamb Filet squares. they look kind of like flattened compressed waffles, they're all lamb, 100%. I like them because they break into little pieces if i want to use them for training, or i can give a full sized piece for him to be able to really get into, for a special treat sometimes. I've seen lamb lung sold by other companies too. My pet supply store has them by Merrick.

http://www.merrickpetcare.com/store/treats_detail.php?c=25&s=60014

i also noticed there are pure lamb training treats too
http://www.animalworldnetwork.com/melatrtr4oz.html

moniechris
4th January 2007, 06:12 PM
My boys go BONKERS for the freeze dried chicken. I've never put it in the fridge either and it is the same brand. Maybe I just didn't read carefully enough. In reality, it never lasts long enough for it to go bad!! :lol: There is only one store in town that sells it and they are notorious for ridiculous markups in price. They sell that wee little container for over $13!! :yikes

Charleen
4th January 2007, 06:17 PM
I give my dogs freeze-dried 100% lamb cubes, because Merry is allergic to rice, wheat, chicken and beef. It doesn't have to be refrigerated though.

On the subject of salmon, my dogs love Grizzly Nu-Treats and they do not need to be refrigerated either. I first saw them and purchased them on this website http://www.bullysticks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=BSS&Category_Code=GSN and have since found them in my local pet store.

Maxwell&me
4th January 2007, 08:16 PM
Have any of you ever tried using a food dehydrator (sp?)
to make your own treats that are 100% ? Im just wondering...as I was thinking of doing that myself cause those treats are really expensive.

Cicero's Mummy
4th January 2007, 08:50 PM
We got some free treats from a place out here in Columbus that were freeze dried. They never said anything about refridgeration once open, but after like two weeks, they started to make our treat tin smell funny, so I threw them out. Wonder if it should have been refriderated!?

As far as dehyrators... I love them!! They so rock! ♥ Over Christmas we saw a commercial grade dehydrator at Cabela's (dh fave store) and it was only like $250. DH wanted it so bad, but I (being practical and not having space) said no. We dont even have space for a small counter dehydrator!! LOL! I am always begging my mother-in-law to ship me some of her stuff.

Have you ever tried carrot chips? They are neat-o doggie treats as well as yummy people treats!

moniechris
4th January 2007, 09:18 PM
a lady from CKCS rescue said that her dehydrater was the best purchase she ever made...she also has ten dogs so that may be a good reason :? She freeze dries yams and they are the exact same thing as Sam's Yams (which can get pretty expensive if you buy them regularly),

Charleen
4th January 2007, 10:08 PM
A food dehydrator is a great idea. I also get Sam's Yams. I can see what you mean about saving money real quick. Now I have to think realistically whether I will devote the time to do my own dehydrating.

Denise G.
4th January 2007, 10:17 PM
Have any of you ever tried using a food dehydrator (sp?)
to make your own treats that are 100% ? Im just wondering...as I was thinking of doing that myself cause those treats are really expensive.

I got a food dehydrator for Christmas with the intention of making my own version of "Sams Yams" (dehydrated yams). My dogs love them, but they're about $13 a bag!! I haven't tried it yet, but will this weekend. I was just wondering this morning if I could dehydrate chicken and salmon, etc. I haven't actually opened the box and read the instructions yet.

I'll experiment and report back... :)

Cicero's Mummy
4th January 2007, 10:25 PM
A food dehydrator is a great idea. I also get Sam's Yams. I can see what you mean about saving money real quick. Now I have to think realistically whether I will devote the time to do my own dehydrating.


It is pretty simple... just cut and set the dehydrator... or at least that is what my m-i-l has lead me to believe

Maxwell&me
4th January 2007, 11:01 PM
Gosh, That would be really great if those of you that have them let us know if they work.....AND PASS THE PUP TEST...

Id love to save a few bucks on treats, and there is so much leftovers from our own dinner plates that I thought this might be a good way to "be a bit more frugal" so I can save for the fun extras.....like my next puppy

:roll:

Just what my DH wants to hear.... :lol: