Dog treats. What’s their purpose?


Probably all of us love to indulge our pet. Sometimes the sad gaze of a dog from under the dinner table truly touches the owner’s heart. But we should remember that human food is not suitable for our little friends therefore it is always a good idea to have some dog treats. The purposes and range of these products that are developed specially for pets can be very wide. A treat can serve not only as a delicious bite, but also as a useful tool in training and taking care of your dog. To make it easier for you to pick the best treats for your pet, we will share their main purposes and benefits.

Indulging your pet
Give your pet a delicious snack and it will be jumping out of joy. You will not simply indulge it – you will strengthen your mutual bond. In this way, a treat serves as a means of communication. Treats can also help to start a friendship with a dog. When you have guests, offer them to give your pet a snack and they will become friends almost immediately.
Remember that when choosing treats for your pet it is very important to consider the product’s ingredients. They should not contain artificial additives, colours, antioxidants, and flavour enhancers. Snacks that contain valuable vitamins, minerals and superfoods, like seaweed, sesame seeds, Spanish sage seeds, or goji berries, are especially beneficial. These products are tasty and facilitate the strengthening of your pet’s body.
Treats are the key means in training your four-legged fellow to listen to commands and to behave nicely. When training dogs, it is essential to reward them for obedience and effort. An incentivising bite will give your pet positive emotions and also helps to learn commands more quickly. Choose those treats that are specially designed for training and that are easy to dose. Your dog will chew a soft jerky strip or piece in a few bites and then the training process can continue. You will easily teach your pet to obey your commands when you know its favourite treat, so try different sorts.
Protection against chewing
Did your little puppy chew on your favourite shoes again? Have you found a shabby corner of your armchair? It seems that your sharp-teeth pet felt no boredom while staying alone at home. In these cases, treats may serve as a distraction for puppies. Choose natural chewing treats like dried rabbit ears, bovine rawhide sticks or dumbbell-shaped snacks that your dog will chew for longer and thus forget about destroying your home. Healthy treats with added minerals and vitamins are much more delicious and beneficial than a corner of your kitchen cupboard.
Different treats for different needs
For those dogs that tend to get round we recommend choosing those treats that are suited to weight control, which contain poultry, beef or lamb. This meat is a lean source of protein. The treats that are meant for active dogs have high meat content. If your pet has a sensitive digestive system, pick those products that will not overburden the digestive tract, for instance, snacks from rabbit meat or poultry. It is also very important to consider the content of a treat if your pet is allergic to gluten.
 In case of white-haired dogs, give them dried rabbit ears and treats that do not cause tears – this can help to prevent brown tear stains from appearing on the coat due to poor nutrition. 
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