Activpet adulto higiene oral 180g dog treats
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Activpet adulto higiene oral 180g is a healthy natural treats for your dog. Many fruits and vegetables make wonderful treats for dogs.
In theory, if your dog is eating a nutritionally complete and balanced diet, they don’t need any snacks or treats—they won’t be hungry between meals and they won’t be starved of nutrients. In fact, too many “extras” outside of your dog’s meals can throw off the nutritional balance that those meals provide.
But let’s be real. Snacks are useful for training purposes, and dogs, like everyone else, take pleasure in a good snack. We can’t deny the excitement and happiness a good treat can generate, for us, and for them. Just follow a few guidelines to be sure that snacks aren’t undermining your dog’s good health.
Here, some tips for choosing and feeding treats, and a roundup of simple, fresh snacks that both of you will feel good about.
Weighing the risks and benefits of dog treats
According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), 56% of dogs in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Excess weight places dogs at increased risk for conditions like heart disease, osteoarthritis, and cancer, making it one of the most pressing health issues they face.
Many commercial dog treats are laden with calories. Sugar, and dubious ingredients, and can contribute to obesity. (Even healthful foods—including fruits and vegetables—given in excess can contribute to weight gain).
In a recent study, study, researchers at the University of Padua analyzed 32 popular dog treats for nutritional content; these included biscuits, tender treats, meat-based strips, rawhides, chew sticks, and dental care sticks. Most of these, they say, exceeded the recommended daily energy allowance for treats.
Do You Know What’s In Your Dog Treats?
The actual ingredients in a dog treat should also match what’s on the label, yet this is often not the case. In the same university study, researchers discovered that 76% of the treats they analyzed contained between four and nine ingredients, and that they weren’t accurately represented on the labels.
This can be especially dangerous for dogs on controlled diets. Take for example, a dog with kidney disease who needs their dietary protein to be restricted. If you can’t trust what’s on the label, how can you be certain that the dog treat doesn’t contain excessive protein?