Giving our pets treats can be a very important part of our relationship that we have with them. Treats can be an important part of a weight loss plan too, so there is nothing wrong with giving them. It is how we nuture and care for our pets. However it is very important that we make healthy choices when selecting treats. Treats can have a big impact on the number of calories that a pet consumes daily. Treats should not make up more than 5% of a pet's total diet. This would be approximately 35 calories for a small sized dog, 80 calories for a medium sized dog and 120 calories for a large dog.
Provided by The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention