Pet owners alike can relate to giving in to too many treats. “Don’t go overboard with treats,” Dr. Elvina Yau, Veterinarian (DVM) for Small Door Veterinary, tells Bustle. “Even if they’re healthy treats, they should make up for no more than 10% of your dog’s calorie intake, to ensure they’re getting the right nutrient balance.”
“Treats can, however, be a highly effective training tool,” she continued. While the best treats can be fresh from your kitchen, like cucumbers and carrots, those aren’t always available. “For more traditional treats, some of our favorites are Riley’s Organic Turkey & Sweet Potato Jibbs Training Treats, Full Moon Treats, and Bocce’s Bakery Training Bites,” she suggests. The Bocce Bakery treats come in three different flavors, all of which are free from preservatives and artificial ingredients. Aside from training, they’re also a good size to use in treat puzzles.