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FORMULATION
she said. " In order for dental treats to be safe
and effective, the pet must chew, but not
swallow, large pieces of the treat. Due to
these chews needing to be large enough to
accommodate this purpose, this larger size
naturally comes with a larger calorie count.
Because of the increased size and calories, if
a dental treat is given each day, there is likely
no room for other treats in the diet.
" Treat manufacturers can do a service to
pets by always including appropriate feeding
guidelines for their products and having
an accurate assessment of the calories per
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According to Dana Brooks, president and chief executive
officer, Pet Food Institute, Washington, DC, studies have
shown dogs that maintain an ideal weight may live up to
two and a half years longer than overweight dogs.
" The good news is that obesity is a preventable disease, "
said Theresa Lantz, MSC, companion animal nutritionist,
Petcurean, Chilliwack, British Columbia.
Counting calories
Pet treats are a key culprit for pet obesity. According to
Streeter, treats should make up only 10% of a pet's caloric
intake per day, but this guideline is often exceeded through
dental treats, biscuits, jerky treats, chews, and even functional
treats or supplements.
" Even treats that can offer huge benefits like dental treats
or functional treats that have beneficial supplements can
cause more harm than good if they are not fed properly, "
treat in order to help prevent not only obesity, but an unbalanced
diet, " she added.
Treating less frequently is one solution. However, when
it comes to weight management pet food formulations,
simply feeding less won't do the trick.
" A therapeutic diet is the appropriate option since we
want to increase, decrease and add certain nutrients to help
pets achieve an ideal body weight and condition, " Gagné
said. " It is not recommended to simply feed less, since you
will be lowering all nutrients in addition to the fat content. "
Therapeutic approaches
In a weight management pet food formula, higher protein
levels can support fat loss while preserving lean body mass,
and lower fat levels can cut calories and reduce the energy
density of a diet, Gagné said. Fiber can also play a crucial
role in satiety, or how full a pet feels between mealtimes.
" Weight loss formulations focus on high protein and
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