_whits_ Posted April 4, 2016 Share Posted April 4, 2016 Addie's going to drive me mad with her persistent pouting. She's just so sad and pathetic looking and it breaks my heart. Could use some help. Here's the situation: Since the day I brought her home, I've given Addie a treat to chew on before bed. It's her signal that it's time to settle down, and it's the best way for me to get her into her crate (when she was a puppy) or the bedroom (as an almost 5-year old now) without a hassle. She likes the routine. I like the routine. She likes the treat. I like giving her a treat. Without a nighttime treat she gets anxious and doesn't want to go to bed and paces the apartment and whines and pouts and takes FOREVER to settle down. I could choose to not give her a treat at all, but I like her having a routine to signal bedtime. Just like I brush my teeth, she gets a treat. A few years ago I stopped giving her bully sticks because they were giving her diahrea. Then we switched to these rawhide-like dental chews from her veterinarian grandpa. Unfortunately, Addie has developed allergies to beef, chicken, and grain, which means the dental chews have been taken away. I tried Whimzees (similar to Greenies) but she won't even attempt to eat the things. There are no greenies without chicken/beef/grain. As a vegetarian (don't worry, I would never make Addie a vegetarian, she just can't have beef and chicken because of the allergies), I'm squeamish around any treats that are clearly dead animals (ears, hooves, lungs, etc). And I'm worried for her teeth when it comes to animal bones. She gets and loves little training treats (Zukes, Blue Buffalor bits) for good behavior but she swallows them too fast for them to be a nighttime treat. So does anyone any any suggestion of a treat I could give Addie at nighttime that would at least take her a second or two to chew that also doesn't have beef/chicken/grain? Quote "as far as i am concerned cairns are the original spirit from which all terriers spring, and all terriers are cairns very deep down inside." pkcrossley Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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