It’s National Pet Month from 1st April to 2nd May and we’ve got some advice for all pet owners about what you can and can’t feed your pets to ensure you are giving them the pet treats they deserve (and can safely have)! We spoke to our friends at Paw Post to find out what they do and don’t recommend.
Whilst most dog foods are in fact complete meals and contain all the necessary nutrients, a dog needs a treat every now and then! Your pet will just need more exercise to burn off the extra calories, so you should only give treats as part of a rewards-based training. Try giving out pet treats such as green beans, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, carrots or Brussels sprouts but if they are only interested in unhealthy snacks, try reducing their main meal size instead.
Green beans contain vitamins A, C and K, calcium, folic acid and beta-carotene. As the treats are high in fibre but low in calories, they are particularly great to give to pets in need of a diet!
The high levels of fibre found in pumpkins mean it can help alleviate minor digestive problems pets suffer, such as constipation or diarrhoea.
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