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Are You Feeding Your Pet The Right Treats?

Do you ever stop to think about what kind of treats your a feeding to your pet?

When people think of pet treats, they usually see them as a way to ‘treat’ the pet every now and then. You may also see it as a way to help keep your pet busy or keep them ticking over until dinner time. But there is so much more to pet treats than you may realise! From helping to keep teeth clean to calming your pet during times of stress. There are so many different treats out there, covering a range of issues, that you might want to have a rethink in what treats you are currently using.

Did you know that pet treats are helpful for maintaining healthy teeth and gums?

The natural chewing action of your dogs mouth, when in contact with dry treats can actually help to remove plaque and stains from their teeth. One product in particular that is great in this sense are Pedigree Dentastix. These are a flavoursome daily treat with a unique “X” design to help maintain healthy teeth and reduce the risk of plaque build-up. As with all treats designed to help keep your pet’s teeth clean, they should be used as part of an overall oral hygiene routine. As nothing gives a better clean than brushing!

Pet treats are also ideal when it comes to help train your puppy or dog, whether they are given as a reward after commands or as part of a ‘click training’ approach.

Obviously with the amount of training required you don’t want to be feeding your dog high in fat treats that will see their weight increase! It is always important to look at the kind of treats you are using when used as part of a training regime. Make sure that they are low in fat and as natural as possible. While some treats may seem great because they are so cheap, they are cheap for a reason. As with your dog’s food, the better quality of the ingredients, makes it better for your dog overall. Royal Canin Vet Care Royal Canin Educ Treats are an ideal treat to use, especially as you can start feeding them to your puppy from two months of age. These treats are packed full of beneficial ingredients to help aid your dog’s development.

If you want a more natural training treat then you may want to consider the Pet Munchies range, particularly the Pet Munchies Liver & Chicken Training Treats. These are low in fat premium gourmet tasty bites made from the finest ingredients. The great thing about these treats are they are the perfect size for training and contains 100% natural beef liver and chicken breast for that perfect flavour. These really will help make training time more enjoyable for your dog.

If you want to be able to help calm your dog with treats or help them to get a more peaceful nights sleep, you may want to consider Pooch & Mutt Calm & Relax treats. These mini bone shaped treats are a low calorie and natural way to treat your dog. Hand baked, these treats are not only gluten-free but are also ethical. With chicken, chamomile and l-tryptophan these tasty treats can help aid in keeping your dog relaxed. Can be used before bed time to aid with restful sleep or at times of stress.

As with treats, you should always ensure they are used as part of a healthy and active lifestyle. Be sure not to overfeed your pet and always read the feeding guidelines.

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