We are proud to work with family farms committed to raising animals free of added hormones, antibiotics, chemicals, and pesticides.
Chewing is one of the best mental and physical activities a dog can participate in!
Teeth Want to save your dog from dental disease, horrible breath, and teeth cleaning bills? Then give your dog a chew for around 10 minutes every day!
Similar to humans, canine dental issues can impact the overall health of your pet! Not only is gnawing and chewing a great mental and physical exercise, but it cleans teeth and strengthens gums! Daily chewing is just like brushing teeth for humans!
Chewing Limit chewing to 15-20 minutes per session. Most dogs feel fully satisfied (endorphins get released in the brain) after short sessions of back-of-the-jaw gnawing. After chewing, store the hide out of sight and give again when you need the pup to have some down time!
Sourcing & Availability
Sourcing Everything we make is connected to family farms. When you purchase from Farm Hounds, you will always know the exact farm we worked with to make that product.
We maintain the connection to the farm through the entire process by placing the farm name on every product.
Availability We choose to source from working farms which means animals may not mature on our timetable. At times, this means we do not have access to the products we want or need. However, we continue to identify small, true working farms that we can partner with to help minimize any shortages.
Safety & Storage
Safety All chewing should be supervised, especially when your dog is trying something for the first time. When giving chews that have dehydrated bone, you want to make sure the dog has the jaw strength and patience to chew/crush the bones before consuming. If a sharp edge or inappropriate chewing behavior is ever discovered, we recommend removing the chew for safety reasons.
Storage Keep in a cool/dry place. Our dehydrated products are free of preservatives and pesticides, and although it is very uncommon, bugs and mold (from added moisture) are your two culprits for causing trouble.
For chews and hides, especially after a chewing session, avoid sealing them in plastic or containers that can trap moisture. Allow the chew to air out and store in a cool/dry place.
For longer storage, the freezer can be a great way to keep our products fresh, and away from bugs and pest that might show interest.
Benefits of Hair
Fur is a good source of fiber and dogs need fiber in their diet to aid good digestive health.
1) Fur is indigestible, so it basically brushes its way through the digestive tract and helps to clear away food residue which can build up over time.
2) Cleaning the digestive tract aids your dog'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 natural protection against worms by brushing away worms and eggs in the digestive tract.
4) The fur also aids in cleaning teeth as it rubs plaque off the teeth/gums (and even between the teeth).
5) Fiber/fur is great for bulking up poop. To naturally express the anal glands, poo needs to be firm enough to press against the anal glands as it passes through.