So let’s be honest, hairy rabbit ear and veal ears don’t look the best. To us humans, they can look too real and unpleasant. This puts a lot of dog owners off from trying snacks with fur. However, if you can get past this stage, the benefits of feeding your dog some hairy snacks every month could have some fantastic long term benefits.
Furry rabbit ears and veal ears are actually exceptionally good for your dog. The fur covering the rabbit ears is actually classed as a source of fibre, and as we all know, fibre in the diet aids good digestive health…
1) As fur is undigestible, it basically brushes its way through the digestive tract and helps to clear away food residue which can build up over time. This build-up of food residue can cause a sluggish digestive system, which can over time cause discomfort.
2) Cleaning the digestive tract aids your dogs’s body in absorbing most of the nutrients being ingested through the cell wall of the digestive tract. Clean digestive system = more nutrients absorbed.
3) The ‘brushing’ action of the fur also acts as a natural protection against worms by brushing away worms and eggs in the digestive system. To achieve maximum protection, it’s advised to feed regularly (we recommend one ear a week) PLUS it helps negate the need for harsh worming tablets if you combine natural wormers such as these with a worm count test once a year.
4) The fur also aids in cleaning teeth too as it rubs a little of the surface plaque off the gums and between the teeth (without you needing to arm yourself with a toothbrush).
5) Fibre/fur is great for bulking up poo. To naturally express the anal glands (yuk but true), poo needs to be firm enough to press against the anal glands as it passes through.
Additional benefits of our Hairy Range of treats are:
6) They are single protein chews (suitable for dogs with intolerances or allergies as you know what you are getting!)
7) They are simply air dried (not cooked) for maximum nutrient retention.
8) They contain no chemical additives of any kind including preservatives, flavourings, colourants etc.
9) They are suitable for both raw fed or kibble fed dogs.
Many customers ask how often they should feed fur to their dogs. There is no hard and fast rule, natural worming solutions are not an exact science which is why we would always urge you to worm count, but feeding fur once or twice a week is a good rule of thumb for most sizes of dog.
How To Add Hairy Dog Treats To Your Box
There are a number of ways to add hairy snacks to your box:
1) You can create your own box and choose which snacks you would like to add.
2) If you want to order one of our pre-made boxes from our shop, when making the order you can leave an order comment. Just let us know you want to swap the plain rabbit ears for ones with fur.
3) If you already have a subscription, send us a message and let us know you would like to swap your plain rabbit ears for ones with fur. If you don’t like them, you can always swap back.