As with any chew toy, tracheas require close monitoring to avoid your pup choking on them. Provide them on a hard, clean surface such as the floor of a crate or outdoor space and supervise chewing to prevent staining surfaces and ensure safe play time for all involved.
Made from cow’s windpipe, this natural chew is low-calorie (check labels to be sure) and perfect for those watching their weight. Plus, it provides great sources of glucosamine and chondroitin!
Glucosamine and Chondroitin
Glucosamine, found naturally in cartilage, helps promote water retention and joint health by increasing water retention and elasticity. Chondroitin sulfate is another naturally occurring substance within our bodies that offers shock absorption protection to keep joints safe.
Beef trachea contains both of these substances, while being low-fat in comparison with other meat chews like pig ears or chicken feet, making them suitable for dogs watching their caloric intake.
These chews do not contain preservatives, so for best results they should be stored in an airtight container in a cool and dry location to prevent rancidity. A resealable bag or even your pet’s original packet are great ways to store these treats if your chews fit snugly within it.
Glucosamine and chondroitin supplements are often recommended by veterinarians for osteoarthritis; however, Pascoe (2002) and Henrotin (2005) both state that no scientific trials have demonstrated disease-modifying effects of such supplements; moreover their purity, quality, efficacy, dosing schedules, absorption rates vary between formulations.
Many pet owners use chews such as the trachea to help their pups reduce plaque and tartar accumulation. Plaque, an accumulation of food debris, salivary proteins and bacteria that forms over time due to grooming neglect, can lead to gum disease if left unchecked.
Professional teeth cleanings for your dog can significantly enhance dental health, though brushing once every week and using treats designed to promote dental wellness are insufficient to do this. Instead, make an appointment with your vet regularly for dental cleanings, x-rays and complete oral health evaluation.
Under anesthesia, your veterinarian can perform dental care for your pet, including cleaning above and below the gumline and taking x-rays. It’s essential that these appointments be scheduled regularly in order to avoid serious and painful dental problems like infections and tooth loss; additionally, these appointments serve as an opportunity to strengthen bonds between you and your animal companion.
Trachea chews are an easy and tasty way to enhance meal and treat time for your pup! Simply stuff one with their favorite canned food or kibble pieces for an interactive chew that provides both mental stimulation and physical pleasure.
These non-meat chews offer a low-fat alternative to other meat chews such as pig ears. Their grooved surfaces help remove plaque from their teeth as your pup chews!
These chews are handmade in the USA using grass fed Brazilian cattle and preservative-free. Longer than most trachea treats, they offer less of a risk for larger breeds choking hazards. To extend their longevity and prevent bacteria growth between chew sessions, store them in the fridge or freezer between use – this will keep them fresher for longer!
Dogs possess an abundance of bacteria in their digestive tract. While beneficial bacteria help breakdown food and absorb essential vitamins, when harmful ones outnumber beneficial ones too heavily stomach inflammation may develop; this condition is known as gastritis.
Your dog needs probiotics and healthy plant fibers in its diet for proper digestion of its food and to reduce symptoms such as loose stools and constipation. Probiotics also support their gut microbiome and may reduce symptoms like loose stools.
Beef trachea for dogs is naturally low in fat, making it an excellent chew option for canines watching their calories. Furthermore, its affordability makes it a worthwhile consideration – when purchased in bulk from companies such as Sancho and Lola’s it can cost less than one dollar per chew! Plus these treats are made in America! At 3 inches long they’re an ideal size for smaller breeds like pugs while lasting much longer than thinner options such as pig ears or bully sticks!