Treats for Overweight dog?

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Treats for Overweight dog?

Post by pwp.. » Sat, 27 Jul 2002 06:02:40



What can I give as a treat to a small dog that's overweight (weighs
20lb)?  I see lowfat dog biscuits at the store, but I'm thinking they
may not be very tasty to the dog.

- Thanks.

 
 
 

Treats for Overweight dog?

Post by Carolynn's Mo » Sat, 27 Jul 2002 06:12:46


This reply is in no way meant as a flame or a slam...  but I wanted to point
something out...

Quote:

> What can I give as a treat to a small dog that's overweight (weighs
> 20lb)?  I see lowfat dog biscuits at the store, but I'm thinking they
> may not be very tasty to the dog.

As far as 'tasty to the dog', I don't know about a lot of you, but my dog
will eat anything that doesn't eat him first (with the exception of
popcorn).  He's a Black Lab who is also on a special diet to maintain his
weight.  He gets fed a measured 3 cups of food per day and for treats, I
just give him the occasional milk bone.  If you want to spend the money on
'low fat' treats, your dog will no doubt eat them just like he/she would eat
most anything else.

I do know that some dogs are picky eaters, but I've met very few of those.
The dog is not going to care what it tastes like most likely and if he's
anything like mine, he would prefer it taste like garbage...  That seems to
be my guy's choice of meals...

Julie

 
 
 

Treats for Overweight dog?

Post by Mark & Susan Kirb » Sat, 27 Jul 2002 06:20:49


Quote:

> What can I give as a treat to a small dog that's overweight (weighs
> 20lb)?  I see lowfat dog biscuits at the store, but I'm thinking they
> may not be very tasty to the dog.

> - Thanks.

Try spraying some carrots with a light coating of Pam Butter flavoured
spray.  Hardly any calories, and the butter flavor should entice him to eat
them.  It's worked on many small dogs.

Sue

 
 
 

Treats for Overweight dog?

Post by Kim » Sat, 27 Jul 2002 06:26:46


My dog loves raw carrot or celery sticks as a treat and you cant get much
less fattening then that :)
For low fat treats your better off using a vege like the above rather then
bought treats as you nkow carrots have a lot less calories then a bough dog
biscuit

Kim


Quote:
> This reply is in no way meant as a flame or a slam...  but I wanted to
point
> something out...


> > What can I give as a treat to a small dog that's overweight (weighs
> > 20lb)?  I see lowfat dog biscuits at the store, but I'm thinking they
> > may not be very tasty to the dog.

> As far as 'tasty to the dog', I don't know about a lot of you, but my dog
> will eat anything that doesn't eat him first (with the exception of
> popcorn).  He's a Black Lab who is also on a special diet to maintain his
> weight.  He gets fed a measured 3 cups of food per day and for treats, I
> just give him the occasional milk bone.  If you want to spend the money on
> 'low fat' treats, your dog will no doubt eat them just like he/she would
eat
> most anything else.

> I do know that some dogs are picky eaters, but I've met very few of those.
> The dog is not going to care what it tastes like most likely and if he's
> anything like mine, he would prefer it taste like garbage...  That seems
to
> be my guy's choice of meals...

> Julie

 
 
 

Treats for Overweight dog?

Post by Bonnie Jea » Sat, 27 Jul 2002 06:48:26


Raw baby carrots here.
Bonnie
Quote:

> What can I give as a treat to a small dog that's overweight (weighs
> 20lb)?  I see lowfat dog biscuits at the store, but I'm thinking they
> may not be very tasty to the dog.

> - Thanks.

 
 
 

Treats for Overweight dog?

Post by montan » Sat, 27 Jul 2002 09:02:31


Quote:

> What can I give as a treat to a small dog that's overweight (weighs
> 20lb)?  I see lowfat dog biscuits at the store, but I'm thinking they
> may not be very tasty to the dog.

> - Thanks.

baby carrots, frozen green beans, ice cubes, a small apple slice, an
orange slice...
 
 
 

Treats for Overweight dog?

Post by queenmothe » Sat, 27 Jul 2002 09:38:05


Quote:

> What can I give as a treat to a small dog that's overweight (weighs
> 20lb)?  I see lowfat dog biscuits at the store, but I'm thinking they
> may not be very tasty to the dog.

> - Thanks.

I'm dealing with a dog who needs to be kept around 15-16 pounds.  Even an
extra pound is a big deal at that weight level.  I understand your problem -
I have to keep right after Grandma not to feed him more than a bite or two
of a treat.  I just keep telling her he's only 15 pounds and he doesn't
*need* half a banana - just a taste is enough.

All the veggies suggested by others.  People are amazed by how my schnauzer
will beg for the broccoli t***s and little bites of carrots.  Fruits are
usually great but do have more calories.

If he's going to be in a position where he will be getting extra treats -
like at dog class, I will plan ahead and subtract some of his dry dog food
from a meal to give him a piece a time as a treat.  And we're talking about
a dog who doesn't get all that much food at his meals.  We also use
Cheerios - start with the Honey Nut ones if you have to.  He considers half
a Cheerio to be a treat - *really*!  If you make a big deal out of a
Cheerio, he will think it's a big deal!  And I figure if he sees you bite it
in half, he'll think he's really getting a human treat!
--
~~Judy
Dogs are not our whole life but they make our life whole.   Roger Caras

 
 
 

Treats for Overweight dog?

Post by KauilaPo » Sat, 27 Jul 2002 10:51:55


Quote:

>Date: 7/25/02 4:02 PM Central
>What can I give as a treat to a small dog that's overweight (weighs
>20lb)?

A walk. A few minutes of playtime. A big kiss on the nose! Dogs might react to
smell and the sight of us eating some aromatic, drippy pound-packing snack, but
once we eat it, they stop begging. Once it's gone, they forget it existed.
Dogs don't snuggle in for a nights worth of tv. and everytime a commercial
comes on they don't lay there thinking..."Hummmm...what sounds GOOD??"
Nope. That's what WE do. If we have fat dogs it's because we have squeezed them
into our own depraved habits of more of everything.
 
 
 

Treats for Overweight dog?

Post by Donna Westfal » Sat, 27 Jul 2002 10:56:14


Jake is overweight and we give him unsalted plain rice cakes.  He loves
them.  Donna
Quote:

>What can I give as a treat to a small dog that's overweight (weighs
>20lb)?  I see lowfat dog biscuits at the store, but I'm thinking they
>may not be very tasty to the dog.

>- Thanks.

 
 
 

Treats for Overweight dog?

Post by Rock » Sat, 27 Jul 2002 11:05:14


montana wrote in rec.pets.dogs.health:

Quote:
> baby carrots, frozen green beans, ice cubes, a small apple
> slice, an orange slice...

All of the above.  Mushroom stems are also a favourite in this
house.

--
--Matt.  Rocky's a Dog.

 
 
 

Treats for Overweight dog?

Post by Sue and Att » Sat, 27 Jul 2002 12:06:31



Quote:
> Jake is overweight and we give him unsalted plain rice cakes.  He loves
> them.  Donna

a much loved treat in our house, too.   I started Jadee on them when I was
looking for a low protein treat easy on the kidneys. -- and they break into
such tiny pieces very easily

Sue and Atty (who loves them, too)

 
 
 

Treats for Overweight dog?

Post by Donn » Sat, 27 Jul 2002 12:39:09


I wish my new little old girl liked them.  I wrote a post about her but it
has not shown up yet.  I love them too.  And its easy to satisfy Jake with
tiny peices, which is a big bonus while he is on his weight loss program.
They were recommended by my vet.  Donna who is still trying to figure out
this usenet thing.
Quote:

>a much loved treat in our house, too.   I started Jadee on them when I was
>looking for a low protein treat easy on the kidneys. -- and they break into
>such tiny pieces very easily

>Sue and Atty (who loves them, too)

 
 
 

Treats for Overweight dog?

Post by David Harde » Sat, 27 Jul 2002 13:03:46


IAMS makes a lowfat dog biscuit (Blue box "Less Active" (?). My Golden
has been on a lowfat diet for several years now, and he snarfs them up.
My other dogs have seemed to think they taste fine, too.

David

Quote:

> What can I give as a treat to a small dog that's overweight (weighs
> 20lb)?  I see lowfat dog biscuits at the store, but I'm thinking they
> may not be very tasty to the dog.

> - Thanks.

 
 
 

Treats for Overweight dog?

Post by pwp.. » Sat, 27 Jul 2002 16:18:21


Just wanted to say thank you to everyone for all the suggestions for dog
treats for overweight dogs. :)