What to think of when choosing dog treats
Every dog owner knows that treats are making the life with any pet easier. Whether you teach your doggie only basic obedience, raise a dog athlete or you just want to pamper your pet a little - treats are simply the every-day-must-have. Choosing the right reward can be a tough task, so how to find your way around them?
LOOK OUT FOR SIZE
Think of three important categories - size, composition and purpose. Treats should fit your pet size-wise in the first place. Greater delicacy does not automatically equate to greater joy. Treats for large dogs tend to be harder and logically contain significantly more calories and recommended substances than is suitable for a small dog. Similarly, miniature rewards will hardly be felt by your 80-pound dog.
ONLY FROM QUALITY INGREDIENTS
The composition of the treat is really crucial. However, the frequency of reward is also important. Once in a while we can all treat ourselves, and the same applies to (healthy) dogs. However, if you intersperse carefully selected granules with nutritional transgressions every day, you are causing a problem for your buddy.
As with the selection of goodies for people, the need to read labels applies here as well. You should avoid artificial colors, preservatives or humectants. It is better to put aside a package of treats that boasts a low price and a long list of ingredients. Let the rewards with a lot of sugar or salt also lie idle. Rather bet on quality ingredients and local origin. And if you are unsure, consult your veterinarian. Be especially careful when choosing treats for puppies, allergic and sick dogs.
FOR TRAINING AND FUN
According to the purpose, we can divide treats into training, goodies and dental. Training rewards are usually small and soft or semi-soft. If you train your dog often, we can recommend a wide range of Hunter treats. We bet your dog will really enjoy testing the best goodies. These treats are a bigger, often harder and the dog enjoys the joy of chewing. Such rewards are used at the end of training, for entertainment or for calming. Dental treats help clean dog teeth. They have a mechanical abrasiveness and often contain active substances that aid dental hygiene. Try Spike Bone or Dental Treats with peppermint.
Doggies know exactly what they want when choosing treats - they usually devour everything within reach. It is therefore up to us to sort out the options and give our dogs what will not only please their taste buds, but also what will not harm their health. A choice of brightly colored packaging with photos of happy dogs and a suspiciously low price usually doesn't pay off...so choose only the best of the best for your best friend.