The Balance Between Treats and Meals
When you give your dog treats, it’s just as important to look for natural ingredients as it is when you shop for your dog’s food. The Nutro™ Company believes that natural foods are safer, healthier and tastier, and this applies to biscuits and treats as well.
Finding the Right Balance
It can be tempting to offer your dog treats and biscuits for all sorts of good behaviours or even just as a special snack, but it’s important to balance your dog’s caloric intake to ensure the proper nutritional balance of fats, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Most of these will come from your dog’s food, but giving an occasional treat will not be harmful to your dog — and can be beneficial in terms of bonding and your dog’s overall happiness.
A general guideline for ensuring your dog is not overdoing it on treats is to ensure that no more than 10 percent of your dog’s total caloric intake comes from treats. You can determine this by checking labels on treats and food.
Training Treats or Just-Because Treats
Sometimes you need a small treat to use for training purposes, and sometimes you just want to reward your dog with a goodie. NUTRO™ Crunchy Treats contain no artificial colours, flavors or preservatives; they are the perfect choice for training or just because. Try them in apple, mixed berry, carrot, banana, peanut butter and pomegranate.
With NUTRO™ Treats and Biscuits, you can feel good about providing a healthy, natural treat, and your dog can feel good about the enjoyable taste.
Switching Dog Food
If feeding NUTRO™ Dog Food for the first time or changing formulas, we suggest you blend increasing amounts of the new formula with your old dog food for six days.READ ARTICLE
When It Comes to Nutrition, Breed Size Matters
Both small breed and large breed dogs require targeted nutrition to support their unique needs. Find out yours!READ ARTICLE