Do the ingredients of treats matter when choosing a flavor or brand? - Haines Road Animal Hospital

Treats are a little bit different. If your dog has some food allergies, the treats would matter. Sometimes dogs can have food allergies to common proteins such as chicken. So sometimes the treats can matter if that's the case. In general, though, I would recommend that we try to keep the caloric intake with treats down. Try to feed them only 10% of treats of their caloric intake per day to try to keep them at a healthy weight.

Do the ingredients of treats matter when choosing a flavor or brand? - Advanced Animal Care

Yeah, I always recommend that clients stay away from anything that has a pork product in it because that tends to be what causes the most GI upset in my experience. So, that's one of the only things I would caution you to avoid. But then there are things like xylitol, which is used as an artificial sweetener in some human foods like peanut butter, and you want to ensure you don't see that on the label or anything that could be considered toxic to your pet. So, you want to make sure you do not see any garlic, onions, chocolate, raisins, grapes, or anything like that on those ingredient labels, but other than that; you should be okay.

Do the ingredients of treats matter when choosing a flavor or brand? - Animal Hospital of Statesville

Treats need to constitute less than 10% of the diet, and they should just be of good quality. The main dog food has to be nutritionally balanced. I would say if your dog is eating nothing but treats, the ingredients are very important.