Not all Dog Treats are Created Equal

For years, holistic practitioners have worked to educate consumers about how even the slightest changes in environment, stress and diet can cause significant changes in health. As a holistic vet myself, I believe that nothing should be overlooked when it comes to ensuring the wellness of our beloved buddies.

Since we know that food is the foundation for a healthy life, most people select the best food to provide the many essential nutritional components our dogs can’t do without. But to make sure they receive the nutrition required to help boost healthy functioning, additional nourishment from health treats can be just what the doctor ordered.

To that end, treats should be selected based upon their nutritional merits rather than on cost, flavor or glitzy packaging.

Your pet’s treats should add the healthy components that are known to support hardy immune systems, strong muscles and optimal health. The nutrients required for superior support of these systems can be found in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, as well as in foods like cranberries, apples, tomatoes, rice bran, whole grains and many others. Unsurprisingly, these wholesome foods appear in the ingredient panels of some of the premium treats I’ve been fortunate enough to formulate for Life's Abundance.

If your dog could decide which treats they’d want, I feel confident that they would choose all of those offered by Life's Abundance, including Antioxidant Health Bars (Oatmeal & Apple Recipe), Gourmet Dental Treats (Honey Peanut Butter Recipe), Wholesome Hearts Low-Fat Treats and Tasty Rewards Nutritional Training Treats.

I feel very strongly that every treat you give your pet should have a health benefit so that at the end of the day, your pet truly is a reflection of his or her food, treats and love.

Thank you for all that you do to make the world a better place for companion animals,

Dr. Jane Bicks

Comments (9) -

  • Nita Hunt

    11/20/2009 7:04:37 AM |

    Love the article, the quality of the food and treats is a must, just like you eat yourself.

  • Marie Novosat

    11/20/2009 7:44:44 AM |

    That's great to know..but does the same apply to cats?  What are some good treats for cats?

  • Nancy Jones

    11/20/2009 11:42:32 AM |

    Our furr kids give us such JOY and LOVE. They deserve the very BEST. Thank you for that, trilogyNJ

  • Rich and Lisa Jelinek

    11/20/2009 12:52:28 PM |

    So many people do not realize the importance of "good treats." Thanks for this great article!

  • Rich and Lisa Jelinek

    11/20/2009 12:55:35 PM |

    Marie Novosat ha scritto:
    [cite]That's great to know..but does the same apply to cats?  What are some good treats for cats?[/cite]

    Marie - the Life's Abundance Gourmet Cat Treats for Skin and Coat are awesome!

  • Amelia

    11/30/2009 10:55:46 AM |

    Dr. Jane,

    Your Tasty Rewards are the big winner in our training class for puppies.  The owners love the fact that they break easily and are not greasy on their hands or in their pockets.  The puppies are attracted to the delicious aroma and scrumptious taste. They perform their best for Tasty Rewards!

    Amelia Johnson
    http://www.AnimalLoversCommunity.com

  • Jon de Ridder

    12/15/2009 2:48:13 PM |

    Dr. Jane

    I appreciate your Healthypetnet Foundation giving support to the animals that are frequently left behind when there is a home foreclosure.  However, I personally think the real solution to this problem is to make it a crime to abandon a pet under anything but emergency situations.  Even keeping a pet on meger diet and water, but keeping him with you, is far better then abandoning it.  At a mininum, the owner should at least be required drop the pet off at the nearest animal protective agency rather then just abandon it.  I'd like to see your Foundation support a legal/political effort to protect pets.  

    Thank you,  Jon

  • Lanfor1

    11/28/2013 10:06:44 AM |

    Neat post, your wonderful writing

  • Heggins

    11/28/2013 1:25:18 PM |

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