We get it. It’s hard not to completely spoil that cute cat or cuddly pup around the clock. Instead of offering your pet that leftover meal of yours, it’s important to think carefully about what treats you are offering and how often you’re offering them. After all, pets don’t require as many calories as you might think – a 50-pound dog requires 700 to 900 calories a day – and that hot dog you tossed to your dog is 147 calories. That’s about 20% of your pup's daily caloric needs! Spoil your pup or cat in a smart and health-conscious way with these five healthy pet treats. Just make sure to keep a few in your back pocket at all times (literally).
High in Protein: Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets Dental Chewz
Most dog treats are not designed to be low in calories or fat. Purina’s Pro Plan Veterinary Diets Dental Chewz offer the best of both worlds when it comes to treats – a dental chew that stops tartar from building on teeth and a protein-packed beefhide that’s actually good for your pup.
Dog Training: Zuke’s Mini Naturals Chicken Recipe Dog Training Treats
When it comes to dog training, small treats are a powerhouse for teaching your pup. Rather than breaking up chunks of a larger treat, Zuke’s Mini Naturals are the size of a pencil eraser. With chicken as the first ingredient and a soft chew texture, pups of all sizes will love these.
Clean Teeth: Greenies Original Dog Dental Treats
Approved by the Veterinary Oral Health Council, Greenies Original Dog Dental Treats helps remove plaque and tartar from your pup’s gums, and they keep their breath fresh. A win-win!
Lots of Flavor: Vital Essentials Vital Cat Freeze-Dried Cat Treats
These freeze-dried cat treats come in eight different flavors that your feline will love. Each flavor is a single-source protein, with no added fillers, antibiotics, or added hormones. And with flavors like minnows, ahi tuna, and chicken giblets, your cat will be purring at your feet for more.
Greenies Feline SMARTBITES Hairball Control
It’s the unfortunate truth that cats are prone to getting hairballs stuck in their throat. Greenies SMARTBITES help keep hairballs at bay and support healthy cat digestion. An added perk? These treats are made with natural ingredients, including vitamins and minerals, and are very low in calories.
Love on your pets like you want to with these five healthy pet treats. Totally pawsome, right?
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