Tip & How-To about Dogs

How to choose healthy treats for your dog

When it comes to dog treats, it is important that you choose the right treats for you dog. You should try to avoid overly fatty treats and opt for healthier, more beneficial treats. I recommend buying low-calorie dog treats. Make it a point to check the calorie count on the packaging. You can also break larger treats down into several pieces to give to your dog at various points throughout the day.


Avoid giving your dog table scraps. Human food tends to be high in calories and fat and low in vitamins and nutrients. It is also a bad habit to get your dog into - begging at the table for food.


Look for treats made from all natural ingredients. Treats made from whole grains are great as well as treats made from a single protein such as chicken/lamb. Finally, look for treats that have oxidant rich vegetables such as spinach/beans.


Lastly, you should consider the texture of the treat itself. Although ingredients are far more important, texture can play a significant role. I recommend buying your dog harder treats. They are far more beneficial to your dogs dental health.


Here are some links for the treats we use, our dogs love them and they are very healthy -

http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12911443

http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12935453

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