Beefeaters Feeding FAQs

Beefeaters Feeding FAQs

What treats can I feed my dog if he has a medical condition?
Your veterinarian is best qualified to recommend treats that won’t aggravate a medical condition. Don’t take any chances with your pet’s health.

Will feeding dog treats lead to obesity?
Keep in mind that treats should be used as snacks and rewards. Like all good things, treats should be fed in moderation. Discuss food portions and treats with your veterinarian if your pet is gaining weight.

Are Beefeaters® treats and chews safe?
Yes - stringent quality control is practiced in selecting ingredients and in the manufacturing process itself.  Technological, nutritional and sensory guidelines are established at every stage of the process to ensure consistent quality. Quality assurance testing is ongoing:  no expense is spared to ensure high and consistent quality across the entire Beefeaters® line.

What are the benefits of rawhide chews?
Rawhide chews provide the medical and dental benefits of reducing plaque and tartar. In addition to relieving stress and burning off excess energy, your pet gets to exercise his natural chewing instinct on something more appropriate than your favorite shoes. Puppies of course, derive the most obvious benefit: they're teething.

When can you start feeding puppies rawhide?
Rawhide can be fed to puppies older than 12 weeks.

Are there special treats recommended for training?
Training treats should be small in size and low in calories. Since training usually involves multiple treats, you don’t want your dog or puppy so full that he won’t work for the food reward.

 

Where does rawhide come from?
Rawhide is a natural product derived from cow and pig hides, and chews are made with the tissue of the inner layers.

How are rawhide chews made?
When animal hide is processed, the two layers of skin are divided, washed and cleaned. The hides are then cut, formed and dried. Beefeaters® chews are oven-baked to avoid over drying.

Do rawhide chews and treats cause choking?
Choking rarely happens with rawhide, but there are two simple safety precautions to practice.
- Ensure that the rawhide treat is large enough that the dog can’t easily chew it off and swallow either a large piece or the whole chew
- Replace the dog’s rawhide treat when it’s been reduced to the point it can fit in his mouth