Pet Obesity Prevention
Pet obesity prevention
Do you know how many calories were in that tasty treat? The figures will surprise you. The amount of calories in treats is a major factor in the rise in pet obesity.
This is great information. Pet food companies should be required to put calorie on their packaging. I have seen it on a lot of the higher end foods and treats, but not on the cheaper ones. I didn’t realize how many treats my dogs were getting until I tried a homemade recipe. They went too quickly. I have cut back on treats and my dogs have all lost weight. Thanks for sharing this!
My 2 yr. old yorkie weighs 9 pounds and should weigh 8. He is an extremely picky eater and I have started the habit of giving him his favorite treat every time he uses his doggy door to go out and pee and when I leave him lying on his bed in our front windew looking so sad that I was leaving. I am guessing he is getting abot 10-15 treats a day! Now that I’m sitting here thinking about it, it doesn’t seem like that many,but it is! I give him WagginTrain Duck Jerky Bites. They are about 1 1/2 in long and about 1/3″ thickness. My quesiton is this- they list the 3rd ingredient as Vegtable Glycerin. Is that a form of sugat? My dog loves people food and I will cut up a rotessorie chicken with out the skin and give him that with some kidney beans (he loves all kinds of beans!) and I feel like I know exactly what he’s eating. Is that balanced enough for a dog? I’ve also found a product called ‘Missing Link” which claims to enrich table food with all the necessary ingredients to make people food healthier. What do you think about table food for finicky dogs?
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