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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-13-2011, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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Vienna Sausage for treats?

Just curious if anyone uses vienna sausages for training treats? Ingredients are Mechanically Separated Chicken, Water, Beef, Pork, Salt, Corn Syrup, Contains 2% or Less of: Natural Flavors, Garlic Powder, Sodium Nitrite, Dextrose. Broth: Chicken Broth.
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-13-2011, 03:18 PM
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i don't eat them and i definitely wouldn't
feed them to my dog. you can find much better treats.
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Never thought of it... But people use hot dogs as treats all the time. I don't see the big deal...?

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I would find something else to use as a treat. I would think that vienna sausages might cause digestive upset. I don't use hot dogs as treats either, but I know some here do so that is just my opinion.

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Ewww what is "natural flavor" and how is it quantifiable in a percentage like that? LOL
I've never fed it but I can't see it being any worse than petstore treats, if they like it, why not?
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I don't see it hurting anything. I've come across multiple dogs working in kennels over the years who eat several with their meals and even small dogs who eat them as FULL meals. (Though I still wouldn't encourage it as a regular diet since they're NOT complete for it) I don't see why it'd be a big deal as a treat??

We used to use them for pilling dogs and when canned foods didn't tempt a dog into eating. We'd smoosh them with our hands into the kibble. Bleh! But the dogs did love it. :P
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may be to salty?

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I also think they may be too salty. If you want something of that size, you can find other "cocktail weenie" types that are the same size and probably a little better for the dog.
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I have used them often for training treats (cut into smaller bite sized pieces) with no problems. Kain loves them. Heck, I have eaten cases of them myself and I'm not dead yet.
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Kain loves them. Heck, I have eaten cases of them myself and I'm not dead yet.
That reminds me of a line I heard from a comedian complaining about the SPCA taking away his dog because of the size of his apartment but they left HIM there
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