Treat this, not that

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By Dr. Ernie Ward, Veterinarian

I love giving my pets treats. The delight in their eyes, wiggles and waggles, and loving purrs reinforce the special bond we share. As a veterinarian, I’ve witnessed excessive treating cause unhealthy weight gain, affect mealtime routines, create intestinal upset and worsened serious medical problems in dogs and cats. Finding nourishing nuggets that don’t pack on pounds and provide health benefits can be a challenge for health-conscious pet parents. It can be difficult to distinguish between junk food and real food rewards.

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