Frequently Asked Questions.
What are pig ears, cow ears, buffalo ears, bully sticks, and braided bully sticks used for?
Are these treats safe for my pet?
In general, these treats are safe for pets. However, overconsumption can lead to gastrointestinal issues. Also, some products may pose a risk of contamination (like Salmonella), so buying from reliable sources is crucial.
What is the nutritional content of these treats?
Nutritional content varies between products, but these are usually high in protein and low in fat. However, they should not replace a balanced diet but serve as a supplement or treat.
Can these treats be given to puppies?
These treats can generally be given to puppies, but always under supervision, as puppies can sometimes choke on larger pieces.
How are these products processed and preserved?
The Good Pupp™ products are cleaned, fresh water soaked to remove hair, sun-dried, and a short oven to prevent door.
Are there any additives, artificial colors, or preservatives in these treats?
No all Good Pupp™ products are produced without additives, artificial colors, or preservatives.
Do these treats have a strong odor?
The Good Pupp™ products are cleaned, fresh water soaked to remove hair, sun-dried, and undergo a short oven bake to help prevent odor.
How long do these treats typically last?
We strive for the highest quality and density in all our products. The lasting time of these treats depends on the size of the treat, the dog's size, and their chewing habits. They could last anywhere from a few minutes to a few days or longer.
What is the self-life for these types of treats?
The shelf life of pig ears, buffalo ears, and cow ears for dogs can vary depending on the specific product and the preservation methods used by the manufacturer. However, generally speaking, these types of dog treats can often have a shelf life of up to 2 years if properly stored in a cool, dry place and not exposed to moisture.
It's important to note that the shelf life can be significantly reduced once the packaging is opened. Once opened, these treats should ideally be consumed within a few weeks to a few months, depending on the specific product and storage conditions.
For the most accurate information, it's always best to check the product packaging or consult with the manufacturer directly. They can provide the most accurate and specific information about the shelf life of their products.
What is the appropriate serving size for my dog's weight and breed?
There isn't a standard serving size, but moderation is key. These treats should comprise less than 10% of the dog's daily calorie intake.
Can these treats help with my dog's dental health?
Yes, these treats can help a dog's dental health by scraping away plaque as the dog chews.
Are there any potential allergy concerns with these treats?
Most dogs handle these treats well, but dogs with specific protein allergies could react. If your dog has food allergies or sensitivities, it's best to consult a vet first.
How should these treats be stored?
These treats should be stored in a cool, dry place. They don't require refrigeration but should be kept in an airtight container to preserve freshness and prevent insects or pests.
Can these treats be a choking hazard for small dogs or aggressive chewers?
These treats could potentially be a choking hazard, especially for small dogs or aggressive chewers. Always supervise your dog when they are enjoying these treats.
Do these treats splinter or break apart easily?
Most of these treats don't splinter easily, but inferior quality products might. It's another reason to purchase from reputable sources.
How do these treats impact my dog's diet and daily calorie intake?
These treats are generally high in protein but should not replace a balanced diet. They are treats and should be factored into the dog's daily calorie intake.
Can these products cause digestive issues?
Overconsumption can cause digestive issues such as diarrhea. If a dog isn't used to these treats, it's best to introduce them slowly.
What's the difference between pig ears, cow ears, buffalo ears, bully sticks, and braided bully sticks?
The main difference is the animal source. Pig ears, cow ears, and buffalo ears are exactly what they sound like - the dried ears of these animals. Bully sticks are made from the pizzle or penis of a bull, and braided bully sticks are multiple bully sticks braided together for a longer-lasting chew.
Are there any product recalls I should be aware of?
Product recalls are usually due to contamination risks. It's vital to buy from reputable sources and keep yourself updated by periodically checking the FDA's pet food recall website.
Always consult a vet about your pet's diet and health. Each pet is unique and may have specific dietary needs or restrictions.