Dog treats play an important part in our dog’s everyday life. So it’s important we feed our dogs a healthy, well balanced dog treat. Many low-end dog treats will contain corn or wheat in the first few ingredients. Dog owner’s need to be aware of the high carbohydrates these treats may contain. Over-feeding could cause weight gain or other health-related issues. So what’s the worst dog treats?
10Ol’ Roy® Basted Biscuits Dog Treats
Taking a look at the ingredient list we will find wheat flour as the #1 ingredient in Ol’ Roy Beef Basted Biscuits. Meat & Bone Meal, the #2 ingredient, is a concentrative protein from animal rendering. Imagine making a big stew of animal parts and cooking it so hot for so long that it dries up. The leftover residue is a high protein powder.
Unfortunately, many low-end brands do not state the actual animal that is rendered. Think about that for a second… It could be ANY animal. Higher-end dog treats usually state the animal being used in meat & bone meal. Salt, artificial colors and flavoring is also found in this low-end brand.
Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Wheat Bran, Meat & Bone Meal, Animal Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Calcium Carbonate, Rice Starch, Corn Starch, Maltodextrin, Beef Broth, Animal Plasma, Carboxymethylcellulose, Dried Chicken Liver Powder, Potassium Sorbate (to Preserve Freshness), Salt, Natural Flavors, Brewers Yeast, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Cobalt Carbonate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Red 40, Caramel Color, Iron Oxide.