Puppies love treats so it’s important to choose a puppy treat that will help meet the different nutritional needs puppies have compared to an older dog, like the Vitapet Milky Sticks.
What to look for in a puppy treat
Because puppies have a lot of energy to burn we need to feed them more frequently than adult dogs, with different protein and fat levels, as well as the vitamins and minerals they need to support growing bones and bodies.
The Vitapet Milky Sticks are a great source of calcium, which puppies need, but they are also suitable for dogs of all breeds and sizes.
Meat as the first ingredient is what I always look for in a dog treat, and because a puppy still has its baby teeth, choosing a softer treat option like the Vitapet Soft Chicken Tenders are also good and can help keep them occupied.
They’re made from real chicken breast in a human grade factory and contain only natural antioxidants & preservatives such as rosemary and vitamin E.
Avoid over feeding puppy treats
It can be really easy to over-treat puppies, so they should make up no more than 10% of their diet, and remember that you need to include the calories from their treats when calculating their total daily calorie intake.
Where to find Vitapet puppy treats
Or, to learn more about their treat range, visit Vitapet.com.au
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About the Author: Lara Shannon is a NDTF certified dog behaviourist and trainer, Executive Producer and Host of Pooches at Play on Channel 10 and editor of Poochesatplay.com. Lara also runs her own dog training and boarding business in Melbourne’s Bayside area and is the Author of Eat, Play, Love Your Dog.