Dog biscuits – Varied nibbly fun for canine friends
Dog biscuits are a good choice if you're looking for interesting and varied dog snacks in addition to the main food. In the bitiba range, you will find products from brand manufacturers for dogs of all ages and breeds. Vegetarian and grain-free products are available too.
What characterises dog biscuits?
Dog biscuits are usually hard-baked dog snacks resembling rusks in consistency. They are mainly used as chews, treats in training or to encourage teeth cleaning. The Briton James Spratt, who wished to develop a storable dry food for large dog breeds in the 19th century, is said to be the inventor. The products were originally considered a staple food, but they have turned more into snacks and treats over time. Thanks to the wide range of flavours and compositions, you can easily take into account your dog's individual preferences when making a purchase.
What types of dog biscuits are there?
Dog biscuits can initially be divided into varieties with grain and potatoes as the main component. Products with potato or gluten-free grain options with rice as the base ingredient are particularly appreciated by dog owners whose four-legged friends suffer from gluten intolerance (wheat protein). Other ingredients often include meats such as chicken, beef or lamb, fish and seafood like salmon or prawns, as well as fruit, vegetables and even cheese. Here are some well-known dog biscuit manufacturers:
- Happy Dog
What is the best way to store dog biscuits?
If you buy dog biscuits in resealable packaging, you should use the closure mechanism to prevent moisture from entering. If the packaging isn't resealable, you're best off refilling the products or using rubber bands to ensure the seal is more or less tight. A room that isn't too warm is a good place for storage. In addition, the packaging should be kept away from direct sunlight.
How long can dog biscuits normally be kept?
Shelf life can vary between dog biscuits from different manufacturers, but it is usually no less than six months. Always keep an eye on the expiry date and don't give your dog any biscuits with mould, a strange smell or that have lost their crunchy texture.
Which dog biscuits are suitable for puppies?
Dog biscuits are generally equally suitable for puppies, adult and senior dogs. Due to their small size, some products are particularly good for growing dogs. If you have bought very large dog biscuits and realise that they're a struggle for your puppy, you can easily solve the problem by crushing them beforehand.