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FAQs on Dog Treats

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How many treats can I give my dog each day?

The most important thing you need to know is that treats should be no more than 10% of your pet's total calorie intake.

How many treats can I give my dog each day?

The most important thing you need to know is that dog treats should be no more than 10% of your pet's total calorie intake.

Can I feed my dog the same treats at every life stage?

Age matters! Dogs have different nutritional needs at each life stage and there are treats available that can help you meet those needs. For instance, if you have a senior pet with sensitive teeth, consider moist treats. Treats made specifically to support older pets' joints are also available. Or if you have a puppy, smaller treats that are specially formulated for your little one are readily available.

My dog has some special needs. Can I still feed him treats?

Whether you're looking to freshen your dog's breath, reinforce the well-being of his joints or provide some extra skin and coat care there's a treat out there for you and your pet. Many treats are also specifically aimed at weight control and some are fortified with vitamins. If you're looking for a dog treat to help freshen your dog's breath, look for one that's crunchy or has specific breath freshening qualities. To help improve joint well-being, consider treats containing glucosamine and chondroitin. For extra skin and coat care, treats that contain specially formulated ingredients like sunflower oil and linoleic acid are ideal.

Other helpful tips on choosing the right dog treat

Biscuits may be right for your dog if:

  • Your pet enjoys a good crunch.
  • You want to help maintain your pet's healthy teeth and gums.
  • You need a quick, portable snack for rewarding your dogs.

Dental treats may be right for your dog if:

  • You're trying to help prevent dental problems in your pet or maintain a recent cleaning.
  • You're looking for an easy way to make dental health a part of your pet's regular routine.
  • You want to freshen your dog's breath while reducing plaque and tartar.

Natural treats may be right for your dog if:

  • You are concerned about your dog's caloric intake.
  • You prefer giving all-natural dog treats.
  • You like the idea of all-vegetable or grain-based treats.

Meaty treats may be right for your dog if:

  • Your dog is picky or likes variety-these treats come in chewy, hard and crunchy varieties.
  • You have multiple dogs of varying ages and with different chewing habits and need a do-it-all treat.
  • You're looking for a treat that's high in animal protein and low in fat, like real meat treats made of 100% chicken, duck or pork.

Training treats may be right for your dog if:

  • You need a small dog treat that your dog can quickly eat throughout training without being distracted from your goals.
  • You plan to give your dog treats often.
  • You need a small treat for filling up treat-dispensing toys.
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