PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

How should I use dog treats when feeding my dogs, and when should I use them?

ANSWER

Dog treats should make up no more than 10% of your dog’s daily diet. Ask your vet about the number of treats this means for your dog. It’ll vary based on his weight and activity level.

If you need to give treats often for training, use very small pieces. You can also set aside some of your dog's daily portion of kibbles to use as “treats” when you train.

SOURCES:

ASPCA: “Feeding Your Adult Dog.”

Lauren Beebe, DVM, Killingworth Animal Hospital, LLC, Killingworth, CT.

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine: “Nutrition for the Adult Dog.”

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on May 14, 2018

SOURCES:

ASPCA: “Feeding Your Adult Dog.”

Lauren Beebe, DVM, Killingworth Animal Hospital, LLC, Killingworth, CT.

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine: “Nutrition for the Adult Dog.”

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on May 14, 2018

NEXT QUESTION:

What factors can change how much my dog needs to eat?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.