Pet treats have a bad reputation, but healthy treats deliver good nutrition and a little excitement. Wise choices can save calories and whittle furry waistlines. We’ve found that commercial treats are usually not the best choice for your pet. And we’ve found that There are a lot of non commercial snacks that your pet will love.
Did you know that a large Purina Busy Bone has a whopping 732 calories! By contrast, one ounce of lean chicken is only 53 calories – a much healthier snack. There are many ‘under the table’ snacks that are healthy, convenient, and low calorie: Canned pumpkin, zucchini, apples, carrots, egg, green beans…and even popcorn!
Keep in mind that treats should compose no more than 10% of your pet’s total diet. So, for those special times, take a look at the list of delicious under the table snacks below. Then plug in the air popper, open up that can of pumpkin (who knew?!), or slice up a carrot. Your pet will thank you profusely!
And then, drop us a line and let us know: what’s your pet’s favorite snack?
Lean Chicken (no bones!)
Air popped Popcorn
Plain rice cake
Canned tuna in water
Lean turkey breast