Treating your puppy is a great way to incentivise them to train and reward good behaviour. Puppies need highly nutritious food, so it’s important to use the right treats so that they continue their healthy development.
When Can I Start Giving My Puppy Treats?
Puppies over eight weeks old can start having treats. In their early development, they’ll need to have smaller, softer puppy treats –– these will be easier to chew and digest for your puppy.
Treating your dog will help their training and –– over time –– they’ll develop stronger teeth. This means they can start having different kinds of treats, but it’s best to wait until they are fully grown before making the switch to adult treats.
What Are the Best Training Treats for a Puppy?
Angell PetCo’s range of Super Training Treats are perfect for puppies, providing them with a flavoursome, nutritious reward. They’re suitable for all breeds and sizes of puppies and contain only high quality, fresh, natural ingredients (fresh fish or poultry and vegetables).
They’re gently steamed at just 82 degrees, preserving the natural goodness found in the high-quality ingredients and giving the treats a strong aroma, making them irresistible to dogs. This will make your dog highly reactive when these treats are used for training.
Treats that require less processing make healthier options for your dog –– they won’t be manufactured using additives or other chemicals to preserve them and the nutritional value of the high-quality ingredients will be maintained.
What Are the Best Treats for Cleaning a Puppies Teeth?
Angell Petco’s 100% Natural Fish Skin range –– have a crunchy texture that helps to exfoliate your puppy’s teeth, keeping them clean. They’re also low in fat and high in Omega-3, which has numerous benefits for your puppy’s physiological and physiological development.
How Many Treats Can I Give My Puppy?
Veterinarians say treats should make up no more than 10% of your dog’s daily calories. If your puppy needs 300 calories per day, they shouldn’t have more than 30 calories from treats –– the other 270 calories must come from their normal food.
Training treats are small in size, meaning that they can be given in higher quantities for continued training without giving your dog too many additional calories. Because they only contain fresh fish or poultry and vegetables, they also remain low in fat, preventing weight gain while remaining delicious for your puppy.
Treats have different calorific values, so make sure to check the packaging to see how many calories each treat contains –– this will help you figure out how many you can give your puppy per day.
What’s the Difference between Puppy Treats and Puppy Food?
Puppy food is more complete and balanced from a nutritional perspective, while puppy treats are intended for intermittent feeding only. If you give your puppy too many treats, they will not be getting the necessary nutrients to help aid their healthy development.
What Treats Are Bad for Puppies?
Rawhide is bad for all dogs, not just puppies. It can cause several dangerous issues, some fatal. If dogs swallow pieces of rawhide whole, emergency surgery might be necessary to remove any blockages to the dog’s digestive tract.
Never feed your puppy tea, coffee, alcohol, chocolate, grapes, raisins, avocado, lemons, limes, macadamia nuts, onions or garlic –– all contain compounds that are toxic to dogs and will seriously impact your puppy’s health.