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Interesting Facts about Dog Treats!

This entry was posted in July 11, 2024

Dog treats play a crucial role in keeping our furry friends happy and healthy. Here's an engaging summary of the key points and fun facts about dog treats:

  1. The concept of feeding dogs treats dates back thousands of years.  Ancient Egyptians would give their dogs special foods as a form of reward.
  2. Modern dog biscuits were invented by James Pratt in 1860, inspired by sailors giving hardtrack (a type of dry biscuit) to their dogs. This was the first commercial dog treat.
  3. In 1925, the term ‘dog biscuits’ was used as a military slang for army mattresses.
  4. The Worlds Largest Dog Biscuit measured 579cm long, 115cm wide and weighed 279kg.
  5. Apples are excellent treats for dogs. They help improve overall health, provide pectin (important for detoxifying the intestinal tract), and can satisfy the need to chew.
  6. Made with Carob instead of Chocolate ‘Doggy Chocolates’ can help eliminate toxins, improve digestion and lower cholesterol levels in dogs.
  7. A great lactose-free alternative for dogs is Soy Milk, it prevents tummy problems associated with lactose intolerance.
  8. Pigs Ears are loved by dogs for their taste and chewiness. They are easy to digest and provide essential minerals and fats.
  9. Some dog treats are made entirely from vegetables and grains, catering to dogs with specific dietary needs or allergies.
  10. Dog Treats should make up no more than 10% of a dogs daily calorie intake to avoid obesity and related health issues.

These facts highlight the variety, history and importance of dog treats, emphasizing the need to choose appropriate and healthy options for dogs.

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