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Old 08-07-2008, 11:42 AM
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What kind of treats does everyone give their dogs? I was leaning towards Bright Bites since it's good for the dog's teeth and it takes the place of brushing. Any thoughts?
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:16 PM
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Bright Bites does not take the place of brushing.

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Do you want those ingredients to take the place of good oral health for your dog? I certainly wouldn't. Brush your dogs teeth and/or use an oral gel like PetzLife and then reward them with a treat like that.

ETA: Forgot to add, my dogs get mostly homemade treats.. chicken and beef and fruit, we use a dehydrator. We do have some commercial treats, but they really are "treats" and not given regularly. Kibble is a great treat for training and that is EVO.
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:36 PM
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Bright Bites does not take the place of brushing.

Do you want those ingredients to take the place of good oral health for your dog? I certainly wouldn't. Brush your dogs teeth and/or use an oral gel like PetzLife and then reward them with a treat like that.
Well you're right that there isn't anything better than brushing your dog's teeth. But it has been shown that Bright Bites do help remove plaque and also keep dogs' teeth whiter. I've even been told by a vet to use Bright Bites after the dog eats a meal to maintain oral hygiene and health.
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:17 PM
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For training I generally just use EVO RM Small Bites, but that's actual kibble...

I know Bamm LOVES EVO cookie treats... I think they're chicken flavored???

Also I like stuff by Old Mother Hubbard as well

ETA: If you don't want to brush often maybe try giving your dog a bone... say... a soup bone maybe? or knuckle bone?
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Old 08-08-2008, 03:13 PM
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For crunchy treats we give Natural Balance biscuits (the grain free ones). I actually buy the tiny dog ones as well as the medium dog ones. For soft treats, like training treats, we use Plato jerky treats.
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I give my dogs greenies on occasion for teeth cleaning... (Sometimes the generic kind I find in the bulk bin..but yes, they still do work lol).

But usual treats are pieces of chicken, or hot dogs. ESPECIALLY during training they go crazy for those and will do whatever I ask them to. On occasion I have been known to give them the crappy type treats such as "Beggin Strips", etc....but only on special occasions like birthdays.
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Old 08-11-2008, 11:39 PM
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I give Sammy EVO dog treats and the occasional marrow bone for teeth cleaning. She loves them both!
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:49 PM
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I give Sammy EVO dog treats and the occasional marrow bone for teeth cleaning. She loves them both!
The sound of bone marrow is painful...makes me think about doctors taking a sample of bone marrows.

But aren't you afraid your dog will choke on bones? I've been told by vets and pet store employees to stick with normal treats since it won't break off into pieces, and one vet even mentioned Bright Bites to me (another reason I want to try it) because the star shape makes it easy to break apart and chew.
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:54 PM
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I cut up Natural Balance rolls into tiny squares for treats/training. Heeling treats are Dingo soft treats.

As for normal treats, my husband is obsessed with the cheapo beefy Milkbones for the girls when they go in their crates LOL.
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Old 08-12-2008, 07:21 PM
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well i always give the food that they want..
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