Not all Dog Treats are Created Equal

Wednesday, 18 November 2009 18:11 by Dr. Jane

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 Trilogy.

If your dog could decide which treats they’d want, I feel confident that they would choose all of those offered by Trilogy, 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

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November 20. 2009 12:04

Nita Hunt

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

Nita Hunt

November 20. 2009 12:44

Marie Novosat

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

Marie Novosat

November 20. 2009 16:42

Nancy Jones

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

Nancy Jones

November 20. 2009 17:52

Rich and Lisa Jelinek

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

Rich and Lisa Jelinek

November 20. 2009 17:55

Rich and Lisa Jelinek

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!

Rich and Lisa Jelinek

November 30. 2009 15:55

Amelia

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

Amelia

December 15. 2009 19:48

Jon de Ridder

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

Jon de Ridder

November 28. 2013 15:06

Lanfor1

Neat post, your wonderful writing

Lanfor1

November 28. 2013 18:25

Heggins

Hi! I've been following your website for a long time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Texas! Just wanted to mention keep up the excellent work!|

Heggins

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