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Product Review – From Our Table

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Hi there. We are back today with a product review. My pet is a snacker because I am a snacker. Or, sometimes, a snacker just by circumstance. We receive snacks at the fast-food drive-thru window, and at the drive-thru teller window at the bank. And, we also receive snacks at the car wash! At my pets’ weekly bath, the facility typically provides treats for their loyal customers. Most of the time my dog gives these freebies a thumbs down, or a ‘PAWS DOWN’, as it were … preferring instead a beef burger chew or bully stick. However, this week my dog went bananas for a great crunchy treat. We’ve decided to invest.

TREATS

Performatrin Ultra Snaps

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This is a great Freebie for bath time. This treat proved to be a sufficient distraction during retention of the dog whilst in the basin. Whew! The dog showed interest in this treat and requested seconds! Typically, the complimentary treats do not have enough aroma to engage my dog, or, if bitten, are spat out. I take this to mean dry and tasteless. Today this was not so. Nope, this was not the case at all. Performatrin Ultra Snaps were seemingly interesting to all the dogs in the bathhouse, I noticed. This treat is very hard and is baked to perfection. There were no side effects…no shaking, no shivering, no regurgitation, and no grumbly tummy. And later that same evening, this treat passed from my dog easily.

The nutrition facts are as follows:

The ingredients are super simple too…

  1. Duck
  2. Sweet Potato
  3. Pea Flour
  4. Potato Starch
  5. Blueberry
  6. Dried Citrus Pulp
  7. Rosemary Extract

That’s it!

TREATS ARE FOOD TOO

I will say that depending on what’s going on, treats are food too. When we are traveling, a very large Milk Bone does the trick. This is only if it’s my dog. At 13 pounds a large dog biscuit holds off hunger for a good amount of time. There are dogs smaller than this who would never even attempt a large dog biscuit. Plus, these travel well. The nutritional factor for treats can be questionable, though. AAFCO does not recommend that treats replace meals because the nutritional content is off balance. These are only meant to be rewards. I repeat, these are not meals. And, they are only meant to be rewards. VCA Hospital agrees, stating that these treats are to account for no more than 10% of your dog’s daily intake. While I might go on a trip equipped with a water bottle and treats until we get there, that is not necessarily right for you. So please, do the right thing by your pet.

DISPENSING TREATS

This, again, from VCA …

“Too many treats will interfere with your dog’s appetite for his regular food.”

What I want to impress upon you today is careful and thoughtful selection of treats is paramount for your pet’s health. This is a billion-dollar industry with many choices, and, on the flip side, many product recalls. That’s right, product recalls. Product recalls happen when [FDA.gov] actions are taken by a firm to remove a product from the market. Recalls may be conducted on a firm’s own initiative, by FDA request, or by FDA order under statutory authority. www.prnewswire.com says recalls have 60% of pet parents concerned about the safety of dog and cat food, reports Packaged Facts.

“No pet food industry participant then in business will ever forget the Great Pet Food Recalls of 2007, which encompassed over 100 pet food brands and resulted in the deaths of thousands of dogs and cats,” says David Sprinkle, research director for Packaged Facts.

In the aftermath of the recalls, stringent new pet food safety initiatives were signed into law, including authority for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to order mandatory product recalls, Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) for all animal feed facilities, more frequent plant inspections, and a zero-tolerance policy for pathogenic bacteria. Packaged Facts’ research reveals that the 2007 recalls caused pet owners to trend up to pet food varieties they considered to be safer, such as those marketed on claims like natural, organic, limited ingredient, human-grade, Made in the USA, free-from China-sourced ingredients, non-GMO, and “clean.” As a result, sales of such products surged, and most continue to outperform regular pet food.

NOTE: I did not find Performatrin Ultra Snaps on the list of recalled products.

www.ibtimes.com has a complete list of the foods and treats recalled during the calendar year 2019 to make this easier to keep up with. Interested in this? Try this article… Pet Treats Recall Expanded After Salmonella Contamination.

I hope you enjoyed this review and if you have any questions about Performatrin Ultra Snaps or want to leave your own personal review, leave a comment below.

Just for fun, I found a product that will dispense your carefully selected treat for you while you are away. Click the link for more details.

FROM OUR TABLE

This week’s choice of snack is Performatrin Ultra Snaps Prairie.

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OKAY NOW, TIME FOR A WALK

As we do each day, we head out for our morning walk. This walk is the longest of three daily walks. Today I am selecting the harness versus the collar. Just in case my pet has an inordinate amount of sniffing to do, this keeps the pressure off the head and neck. A car ride is in order this morning. Ears flapping into the wind, and barking at pedestrians builds the excitement for our arrival. It’s all a part of the walk. When we arrive at the dog park, we are greeted by one-half dozen or so dogs. Once off-leash, they are all off to the races on their prospective sides of the fencing. You know the ones separating the Big Dogs from the Small Dogs, right? This is a very spirited run. The result of which is a mud-covered dog! In addition to the dogs, the geese and ducks are out on the lawn, lending themselves to the chase. My dog insists the ducks take flight and gets a collective laugh from the other dog walkers. We’ve found a deer carcass left by coyotes. Before I can grab my pet, it is firmly in the middle of the carcass. What a smell! I entice my pet away from the carcass with one more Performatrin Ultra Snaps. Once free from the carcass, we return to on-leash status. One mile and four poo bags later, we call it quits … covered in mud, blood, duck dung, and dog saliva. Oh well. Back to the bathhouse before heading home.

Thanks for stopping by.

Jacquelyn

The Doggy Perspective

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