I spend a decent amount of time on the blog talking about food. Food for myself, that is. But today, I’m bringing the focus on to Lucia.
Today, we talk dog treats.
Normally, we don’t buy Lucia dog treats. I give her slices of fresh vegetables here and there. She gets to lick the bottom of my yogurt cups before I throw them away. She seems to be pretty satisfied with the situation.
But recently (thanks to a Klout perk), I received three bags of Hill’s Science Diet Ideal Balance Dog Treats for Lucia to try. And boy, does she love them.
I love them too, for the fact that the ingredients are natural and recognizable. I can actually read and understand the ingredients; no creepy sounding chemicals that I can’t pronounce and don’t have the slightest clue what they are.
The three varieties we received were a good spread: the Fruity Snacks with cranberry and oatmeal are cute little flower cookie shaped treats – Lucia gives them a “paws up,” if you will. The Veggie Chips with pumpkin and yam are thin disc shaped treats; they’re easy to break in half if you don’t want to use an entire treat at once. Finally, the Jerky Strips with real beef: Lucia FLIPS over them, so I only use them for a big reward at this point…don’t want her to get too spoiled now!
Make sure you don’t overfeed your dog when it comes to treats: the Ideal Balance treats provide a serving suggestion per day depending on the size of your dog. For example, the Fruity Snacks suggest that a 40lb dog (like Lucia) should only have up to 4 of the treats per day. I usually only end up giving her one, but that is good to know for reference!
Anyway, if you’re looking for all-natural treats for your pup, check out the Ideal Balance line of products. They’re Lucia-approved!
Do you have a favorite type of treat for your pets?