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Low Fat Dog Treats

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Your dog’s weight can sneak up on you. You remember them as lean, active puppies then notice one day that they have started to waddle.

You’re not alone in your surprise. Almost 50% of dogs are overweight and over 15% of them can be called, “Obese.” This qualifies as epidemic! And we know plenty of people recommend stopping all treats at that point but who are they kidding? We love to give treats to our dogs, especially when we have to change their lives significantly by switching and/or cutting back on meals.

For some realistic guidance on canine weight loss, read my blog over at MySmartPuppy.com: Three “M”s for Canine Weight Management.

Here are two tips on dog treats for overweight dogs:

  • Breaking up is good to do! Use small pieces. Delivered with your smile and a kind word, your dog will be delighted, but not inflated.
  • Use low fat dog treats. Any plain, lean, freeze-dried muscle meat is low fat and low cal (in small portions). Look for treats made for this purpose, like the ones below.


Fruitables Pumpkin & Blueberry Crunchy Dog Treats 1-7 ounce Pouch

  • Amazing aroma and irresistible taste are in each crunchy bite of Fruitables
  • Harvest fresh Pumpkin is the primary ingredient in these all natural treats
  • Made in the USA
  • A sensible treat with under 9 calories and high in fiber
  • Resealable pouch is #7 recyclable
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Old Mother Hubbard Mother’s Solutions Snacks for Dogs, Low Fat Recipe

  • Natural low calorie snack
  • Made with all natural-wholesome ingredients
  • For dogs of all ages and sizes
  • 5 kcals per treat
  • No wheat, soy, artificial colors or flavors
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Butler NutriSentials Lean Treats for Dogs (4-oz resealable bag)

  • Made with skinless chicken
  • Bite size pieces
  • Lean treats
  • Low fat
  • Helps your dog maintain a healthy body weight
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10 Pack: Lean Treats for Dogs

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