Treats can be a great reward for dogs. From puppies up to seniors most dogs will appreciate a treat for good behaviour. But feeding too many can cause stomach upsets and lead to weight gain over time.
Up to 10% of your dog’s daily diet can normally be fed as treats without repercussion, however, it will be important to choose either pet-specific treats or home-made versions with ingredients known to be suitable for dogs.
With puppies it may be better to feed fewer treats and space them throughout the day, as their meals are naturally larger to allow for growth as well as maintenance so they won’t have so much of an appetite.
Did you know you can feed your dog’s main diet as a treat? Just take some of the biscuits out of their meals and use these as rewards. That way you can ensure the treat suits their digestion and health without worry.