How Many Treats Should Your Dog Eat Per Day?

How Many Treats Should Your Dog Eat Per Day?

Most of us reading this know that if we could, we would give our four-legged friends and canine companions all the doggy treats in the world!

The look on their faces when we whip out a delicious treat is too sweet and has our hearts at melting point. But is there a point of too much? The last thing we want is to unintentionally hurt our canine companions, so it is vital to understand each treat and what the recommended amount is. Well, it depends on the type of treat and the nutrition of the treat. Here are some useful tips:

  • Soft baked treats: these treats are often a favorite for our dogs. Their soft texture is an absolute delight and is met with enthusiasm. These treats, however, are subject to weight gain in dogs. It is therefore important to read the recommended amount per brand and treat accordingly!
  • Jerky treats: these savory delights are lighter in calories than soft baked treats. In larger dogs, jerky treats may be given daily. In smaller dogs, it is important to keep an eye out for recommended amounts, as small dogs are more inclined to feel the effects of one treat too many.
  • Freeze-dried treats: these treats are higher in nutrition than other treats, and much lower in calories. Stick to recommended amounts though, as you do not want to overfeed or underfeed your dog!

How many treats does your dog get per day? Let us know in the comments!

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