Treats have a place in dog’s diets. They can be used as a reward when training, as motivation when learning a new trick and not to mention, how happy your dog will be when he gets one. But today, commercial dog treats are filled with fat, sugar, fillers and chemical flavors. Of course, adding all those things makes them irresistible. I have no doubt your dog will do flips, jumps and rolls to get his paws on one of those treats. Most of these treats have a high calorie count which can turn into obesity. Especially some of the cheese, bacon and beef snacks. Obesity in dogs is a growing problem, it can lead to osteoarthritis, it can increase the risk of heart disease and cancer as well as other obesity-related disorders. There are other commercial dog treats that are better and lower in fat, like dried chicken strips but you need to be careful with those as well. The U.S Food and Drug Administration has received over 1,800 complaints since 2007 about a variety of these chicken jerky dog treats sickening dogs across the country. They believe these were manufactured in China. Look at the way big manufacturers of people food mass produce the things we eat, when you take a close peak you easily find out how gross it is. If is that bad for people, imagine what our pets get.
The health and well being of our furry friends is our priority. Our Healthy Dog Treats are made with high quality human-grade ingredients and we leave all of the bad sugars, fillers, chemicals and preservatives OUT! Each treat is handmade and we make them in small batches to ensure freshness.
Always remember that treats should be part of a healthy dog diet, “A general recommendation is that treats should not make up more than 15% to 20% of the pet’s total diet,” says Sarah Abood, DVM, PhD. That rule holds for commercial treats or people food, says Abood, who is an assistant professor of small animal clinical sciences at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. An one more thing – please don’t forget to read the labels!