Stormi wrote:They don't. And (someone correct if I'm wrong) but I *think* that brand of jerky is made overseas, and there have been numerous reports lately in regards to chicken jerky made overseas being a cause of death in many dogs.
He claims they have 500mg or something like that of glucosamine. I don't know where he got that tho, cuz all I saw on the bag was to feed 2 treats per 15 pounds (which, for an 80+lb dog, would be about 11 jerky treats a day!).AllisonPibbleLvr wrote:I think the standard dose is 1000mg/day (for my 80lb dogs). I doubt a few treats can provide that.
EmmaLove wrote:Yes, it is one of the Chinese made products. He knows that, and that's why he now only buys the duck flavor. I guess he thinks because it isn't chicken, it's safe. I've only read about chicken being dangerous, but I wouldn't consider anything made in the same factory safe. Thoughts?
mtlu wrote:Dogswell makes the Happy Hips and I believe their ingredients are sourced in China. Something to note, most vitamins and minerals are sourced from China now too - I'm talking about anything you buy in a bottle for human consumption and any manufactured foods that have added vitamins and minerals (which is pretty much anything that comes out of a box or plastic wrapping). Another thing to understand with labels on vitamins is that while the label may say a certain amount, how much is actually bioavailable that your body (or your dog's body) can absorb is another thing – when added to a food product, the measure given may be the amount added before the processing of the food (treat in this case) but after processing, you may not have the same amount of that supplement due to whatever manner the food/treat is processed/cooked.
This is one of the big reasons why I stopped fussing with probiotics and have been giving Molly kefir (goats milk) and kelp (which is a dried powder and needs to be reconstituted). We do give her a liquid glucosamine/chondroitin/hyaluronic acid supplement but I am currently looking for another brand/option that does not contain shark cartilage because while I love Molly and she needs her glucosamine, I also can't abide by how certain things are sourced.
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