You likely want the best for your dog! Many dog owners are concerned about their pet’s well-being, even going so far as to refer to themselves as “pet parents” rather than “owners” of their pet. What you feed your dog can have a large influence over their well-being, their weight and even their dog dental health. Here at APL Teeth Cleaning & Treats, we want to help you give your dog the best possible options for treats. If you are looking for treats that can be a welcome addition to your dog’s diet, here are a few things to look for:
1. A simple list of ingredients. Many dog treats are overly processed and filled with fillers such as sugars, grains, corn and other inexpensive ingredients. Not only are these not the ideal options for your dog, but they can really boost the caloric content, contributing to problems with a pet’s weight. Instead, choose healthy dog treats that have a very simple ingredient list and manufacturing process.
2. Consumption time. Ideally, healthy dog treats will also take time to consume. Not only do treats like these help your dog to savor their treat, but the chewing can act almost like a toothbrush, scraping off damaging plaque as they chew.
3. Calorie count. Check the calorie count on your dog’s treats and don’t forget to add in treats to their overall daily intake, especially if they eat treats daily. This will help them maintain a healthy weight, especially as they get into their senior years.
These are just some of the things you should consider when it comes to healthy dog treats. If you have other questions about healthy dog treats for your own fur-baby, please contact us today.