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Raw Meaty Bones
July 15, 2008
Dear Fellow Dog Lover,

  • 1. Welcome

  • 2. Feature Article: Raw Meaty Bones are Good

  • 3. Readerís Write

  • 4. Recipe: Cottage Cheesy Dog Treats

  • 5. Wrap Up

  • Hello!

    Welcome to all the new readers whoíve been signing up for Bagginsí Bites;) I'm delighted you're joining the growing number of folks interested in their pet's health.

    Iíd like to invite you all share pictures of your dog(s). Itís easy. Tell us a great story about your pet. We love to hear Ďem! You can comment on other pets too! Who's the funniest dog?

    Send Pictures of Your Dog!

    Raw Meaty Bones

    I promised to write about raw and meaty bones in this issue of Bagginsí Bites.

    Since this topic can be so controversial, I feel itís necessary to add a caveat.

    Iím not suggesting you do this! Iím just offering information. Whew, ok, the converts to raw feeding are many and itís something worth considering if just from the standpoint of being an educated dog parent.

    I know itís a stretch for many of you to even consider feeding such things to your babies.

    You may have a lot of questions. Fair enough: Doesnít raw meat have bacteria? Arenít bones dangerous? What kinds of bones? Where do you get them?

    Read the rest Raw Meaty Bones

    Readerís Write

    Reader Cindy Nichols wanted to share with you a difficult lesson. Thanks Cindy! Hope Harli's well!

    Hi Jennifer,

    I wanted to pass this along to you. I found out the hard way that xylitol, which is a sweetener used in many sugar free gums and other artificial sweeteners are HIGHLY toxic to dogs.

    It can cause hypoglycemia (sugar drop) and liver failure. And I mean fast. I got online as was reading stories about people that lost their dogs within 72 hours even with treatment from the vet.

    My little 9 pound rat terrier Harli got a hold of a piece of sugarless gum that contained xylitol that (thank God) my husband had chewed for quite some time.

    The vet had to induce vomiting and do a blood panel. The fact that the gum had been chewed is probably our saving grace. The level of xylitol was probably just about gone by the time she ate the gum. But can you take the chance that she will be okay? No way, in addition to the above she is on pills for protect her liver for the next 2 weeks and I have to take her back to the vet for blood workup each day for the next 2 days, just to be safe.

    It was such a freak accident but such a big lesson, not just because we could have lost our little baby, but the vet bill was $500.

    I thought you might want to pass this info along in your newsletter. (By the way, love the newsletters, recipes etc.!) Cindy Nichols (email)

    Thanks for sharing Cindy!

    Keep up the comments, I love to hear from all of you.

    And remember, I'm not a vet but I care about our animals and want to share with you all that I learn!

    Cheesy Dog Biscuits

    Baggins loves cheese of any sort. What about yours?

    Cheesy Dog Biscuits

    Thanks so much for reading. Donít forget, you can always write me by hitting ďreplyĒ. Give your dogs lots of love and remind them of their wonderfulness. Ďtil next time,

    Your in health and treats,
    Jennifer and Baggins

    Your stop for all-natural-dog-treat recipes and tips on improving your dog's health and happiness all naturally.

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