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Seaweed

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A new study on treats "Most dog treats exceed recommended daily energy allowance" has been released.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171220195735.htm

Tinyplanets

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Re: Most dog treats exceed recommended daily energy allowance
« Reply #1 on: Dec 30, 2017, 09:55 »
I do worry about this.  It can be even more of a concern with a small dog. I have to say, my dog received a few food treats from people over the festive period and if I haven't been able to break really small bits off, they have been given to people with bigger dogs, if they have wanted them.

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Re: Most dog treats exceed recommended daily energy allowance
« Reply #2 on: Dec 30, 2017, 11:30 »
Yes, I am concerned about it too and it is possibly the reason why so many pets are overweight. I suspect that owners underestimate the calories that are in treats. These days, my dogs usually have only have two treats - one Wainwright's grain free bone shaped biscuit at bedtime and an occasional dried sprat. 
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