Trends in Healthy Pet Treats

Trends in Healthy Pet Treats

Trends in Healthy Pet Treats
Your furry soulmates love treats, and a healthy, sensible treat can be a thoughtful reward for the companionship, love and joy you are given. Treats not only help build emotional bonds - they can also provide health benefits.

Treats are an important part of the national pet economy. A mainstay of pet treats has been various baked goods, both commercial and homemade.

One current trend in pet treats is baked treats that are locally sourced and sustainable. Another trend is human food flavors being used in treats. Walk down a pet food aisle, and you will see a variety of familiar food flavors available for your furry soulmate, such as bacon, peanut butter, pumpkin, carrot, and cheese. There are even treats that freshen your pet's breath, using parsley, mint, and activated charcoal.

When deciding on a treat for your furry soulmate, use common sense. The choices currently available can be overwhelming. Research the product or ingredients, and of course, consult with your veterinarian for guidance.


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