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Keep your dog healthy with low-calorie dog treats

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Obesity has become a leading health risk for dogs in the United States. Due to high-calorie diets, excessive feeding, and lack of exercise, millions of dogs suffer from illnesses associated with being overweight. Heart disease, diabetes, and joint pain are just a few common ailments that can occur with chronic obesity. Giving your dog appropriately portioned meals, daily exercise, and low-calorie dog treats can help prevent excess body fat and keep your dog at a healthy weight.  

Chronic obesity in dogs can lead to various life-threatening conditions. When a dog is significantly overweight, it puts additional strain on the joints and ligaments, which can then cause arthritis and limit your dog’s mobility. Obesity can also increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, high blood pressure, heat intolerance, respiratory distress, and cancer. This is mostly due to the excess body fat placing additional stress on major internal organs such as the heart and lungs.      

Giving your dog treats frequently can quickly lead to obesity; therefore, it is important to select a brand of treats that are low in calories. Many treats on the market today contain a high amount of fat and sugar, which can easily add extra calories to your dog’s regular diet. Natural Himalayan Nugget treats are all-natural and contain only 1% of crude fat. They are also highly digestible and consist of only four ingredients: yak milk, cow milk, lime juice, and salt.

Chronic obesity in dogs can cause various health issues and shorten the lifespan of your dog. While giving treats to your dog can enhance the bonding experience, it is very important to be conscious of how many treats you are giving your dog per day, as well as the calorie content. For in addition to regular exercise and portioned meals, giving your dog low-calorie treats can help your dog maintain a healthy weight.

Health benefits of all natural chews for dogs

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There are many health benefits associated with giving your dog all-natural chews. They are easier to digest, contain no artificial flavors or preservatives, and are made of all-natural ingredients as opposed to animal by-products, which are widely used in the dog food industry today.

All-natural chews, such as Nourish Natural Himalayan Dog Chews, are highly digestible and do not pose a threat to your dog’s gastrointestinal tract. Other chews, such as rawhides, have been known to cause vomiting, diarrhea, intestinal blockages, and pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas). This is often the result of high fat content, excessive grease, salmonella contamination, or the use of artificial dyes and harmful preservatives.    

Plastic chews have a tendency to become a choking hazard, as they can easily break off into smaller pieces and become lodged in your dog’s esophagus. Harder chews however, such as cow hooves and deer antlers, can result in chipped or fractured teeth, which can then lead to painful tooth abscesses.

Many dog chews on the market today contain artificial dyes, flavors, and preservatives. These can be harmful and even toxic to your dog if given on a regular basis. Rawhides, for example, have been known to be treated with harsh chemicals such as bleach and hydrogen peroxide. On the contrary, Nourish Natural Himalayan Dog Chews are all-natural and preserved only by lime juice and salt. They are also grain-free, gluten-free, and contain no artificial flavors.

Another health benefit of giving your dog all-natural chews is that they only consist of natural ingredients as opposed to animal by-products. Animal by-products are the remains of cattle and other livestock that have been deemed unfit for human consumption. These remains often have little nutritional value and can sometimes come from diseased or disabled animals.

When selecting a brand of chews to give your dog, it is important to consider the many health benefits associated with giving your dog all-natural chews. This way, you can be sure to keep your dog safe and healthy without incorporating the risks of potentially harmful products.