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Treats for Pet Training

Treats are not created equal. Dogs are just like people; they differ in their preferences even when it comes to food or treats. Many pet owners will soon realize that there is a need to try out various treats before they find what’s best for positive reinforcement during their dog’s training. Considering that there are so many treats flooding the pet food industry, pet owners should make a habit of checking out the ingredients, and even the companies making these treats. Artificial additives, colors, preservatives, etc. can be harmful to pets and thus should be avoided.  These ingredients have been associated with potential health problems and hypersensitivity reactions in pets. When giving treats, always apply the 10% rule, which means the calories from treats should not exceed 10% of the animal’s daily calorie consumption. For more advice about treats and other pet concerns, visit your Crown Point, IN veterinarian. 

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