When dogs lick the inside of their mouth, it is okay to lick their food.
But when they eat dog treats, the matter is a bit more complicated.
The Israeli Government has been cracking down on dog food sales, and this week the Ministry of Agriculture issued a directive that it considers dog treats to be a special category of foods.
It comes just days after a wave of dog treats appeared in supermarkets and was immediately labeled as “puppy treats” on the Israel Animal Care and Control Agency’s website.
According to the new regulation, treats containing dog meat or fur will now be labeled as a food for children and dogs.
It also makes it easier for parents to determine if their child is allergic to the product, according to the Israel Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Dog treats will also be labeled on packaging.
It is not the first time that the Israel Agriculture Ministry has issued a policy that allows dogs to eat dog foods.
In 2015, the government announced that the dog food label could be removed from Israeli products containing dog fat and meat.
The latest rules do not change the fact that the animal-based treats are not considered kosher, or the strict standards required to be met to be deemed kosher.
But the new regulations also do not make it clear that dogs will not be allowed to eat the treats if they are mixed with other ingredients, including pork, eggs, honey or meat.
A spokeswoman for the Agriculture Ministry told The Jerusalem Report that the ministry was studying the rules.
The ministry did not respond to a request for comment.
A recent study showed that children under age 14 were consuming more dog treats than adults, and some studies also showed that some children who were allergic to dog food consumed more dog food than other children.
In a statement, the Israel Veterinary Association criticized the new guidelines.
“It is outrageous that the Agriculture ministry is allowing the sale of dog foods to children and cats, in the face of an overwhelming scientific consensus that all dog food is harmful to animals,” said Dov Katz, the association’s president.
The Association of Jewish Medical Organizations in Israel (IOMI) also criticized the government’s new regulation.
“There is a lack of scientific understanding of the allergy risks of dog products,” IOMI said in a statement.
“We urge the Ministry to stop the labeling of dog food and to clarify that dog food does not have any therapeutic value and that it does not contain dog proteins.”
According to a 2016 study published in the British Medical Journal, dog food contains more than a third of the proteins found in chicken, beef, lamb, pork, pork products and dairy products, but it is not an allergy-preventing food.
The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Oxford and the University College London, concluded that “dog food has a number of negative health effects,” including an increased risk of stomach inflammation, gastric distress, vomiting and diarrhoea.