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Baggins' Bites: Why Dogs Love Shrimp Tails
March 15, 2011
Dear Dog Lover,

Jen here from www.all-natural-dog-treat.com and I'm shaking my head over this one...

Sammy loves shrimp tails.

I'm sure he'd love the shrimp too but usually I eat those first. :) It's gotten to be a bit of a joke at my house, when M. wants Sammy to follow him, he'll say something like, "Come on Sammy, shrimp tail." I even found myself saying it last week.

I'm not sure how it happened that I started giving my dog leftover shrimp tails.

I think it started with Baggins who got one once when I left a plate within his reach. He seemed so joyful over the experience that I gave him another.

If you're wondering about the safety of shrimp tails, they're fine. Have you ever eaten shrimp in the shell at home or a restaurant? If so, you might have eaten a bit of shell with your shrimp. I know I have.

I'm not advocating a steady diet of them. But 2-3 tails in an evening will probably have your dog doing a happy dance.

Shrimp shells have calcium which everyone needs. And, according to Science Daily, eating shrimp shells could even lower cholesterol. I don't think Sammy has a problem with his cholesterol but hey, it can't hurt.

Plus, it turns out, grilled shrimp shells are a delicacy in Japan. So there you are.

As to why dogs love them? I guess they taste "shrimpy" and frankly, most dogs don't discriminate when it comes to food.

In case you're looking for a more substantial meal for your pet, you might want to check out my web page with a meatloaf recipe. It's freezes well and you can make a big batch for several meals.


Meatloaf for dogs

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Yours in Treats and Health,

Jen & Sammy

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