One, two, five, ten, twenty. How many treats is too many? Whether your barker is considered a nibbler or a gobbler when it comes to their eating habits, they are bound to eat as many treats as they can get their paws on.
Their snoots will happily accept a fragrant path of treats that was placed in front of them by your five-year-old child, who is laughing in pure excitement and joy, or a pile that was first sniffed out in your kitchen pantry by your doggo and then torn open out of the bag by his gripping teeth.
Our furry friends will not hold back when it comes to their treats. They will enjoy every morsel. Every crumb.
So, when considering an appropriate number of treats to feed your barker, we must first identify their lifestyle. Their age. Their health. Their behavior. Are they active? Do they go for daily walks? Are they at a young teeny bopper pup age or a middle age meditative pup who only stretches back into another nap? Are they healthy? Are they thin and fit or a little “fluffy?” Do they misbehave or are they law abiding dog citizens?
These are all important factors in finding answers to how many treats is too many to feed your doggos.
As per Veterinarian's advice across the United States, they suggest that treats should be no more than 10% of your puppo’s daily caloric intake. Treats should mostly be given between meals and for positive reinforcement.
As pet parents we know how important treats can be in those aww special moments of bonding as well. Those just need to be limited if your doggo is not getting enough exercise to accommodate those extra special calories.
So, there really isn’t an exact science when it comes to how many treats is too many, it is mostly based on the lifestyle and how many calories burned throughout their doggy day, combined with feeding those treats only for positive reinforcement in between meals and as a part of training. Also limiting those special bonding moment treats.
Big Lu has plenty of treats to go around but we also have considered the important factors when it comes to “How many is too many?” We only offer the top-quality products that will satisfy your barker’s appetite and they will be satisfied without consuming “too many!”
Try Big Lu Bully Bites. These are convenient in 2-4” chew sizes. They are delicious and will satisfy your pals' need to gnaw on something tasty so you can have a calm happy snuggler by the end of the day. These Bully Bites are perfect for all size barkers, yep, especially the smaller ones.
Bully Sticks are the traditional dog treats that all doggos just can't get their paws off! Ever seen your dog do the “bone dance”? After you give them Big Lu's Bully Sticks, you sure will. This snout-licking chew is baked to perfection, using only the highest quality premium beef, always free of any harmful chemicals, hormones, or additives. Leaving your pal with a rich in protein, long-lasting chew! Extra Thin 6 “Bully Stick, great for even the picky chewers; especially for the smaller furry pals who just need a tiny munch.
Gullet Sticks are sourced from the best quality grass-fed, free-range, beef we can get ahold of and are a highly digestible rawhide alternative that will have a smackin’ great flavor, this is a perfect snack. Not to mention doggos love the crunch and natural scent of this chew. Our 6” Gullet Sticks is great for all size barkers that enjoy a treat with a bit of a crunch to it.
Gullet Strip If you’ve ever seen your pup go bonkers over our Gullet Sticks, well then, let’s just say you’re hitting the jackpot with snout lickin’ Gullet Strips! Just like all Big Lu’s dog chews, this one is highly digestible and a perfect rawhide alternative. Gullet Strips are rich in protein and baked to a perfect texture without the need for any harmful chemicals. Doggos love the crunch and natural scent of this chew!
Braided Backstrap is premium quality, high in protein and great for the power chewers because of its dense texture. This is a fantastic alternative to rawhide treats, which means it is safe and highly digestible for your dog and just 140 calories per serving. This snout lickin’ treat is ethically sourced and made of 100% premium quality beef backstrap. Braided Backstrap is especially a great chew for doggos that need a bit of a release, all the gnawing and chewing will help your doggo reduce anxiety.
Pig Ears This sturdy yet flavorful treat is perfect to rid any barker from any stressful tension that can cause anxiety. Oh, did we mention this yummy snack is great for dental health too? Especially if your pup has some incoming teeth that might be causing teething discomforts.
Cow Ears Let me tell ya a thing or two about these classic Cow Ear chews. If you’re looking for a crumble-free textured treat for your four-legged pal, then you’re in the right place! Our high-quality Cow Ears come in a variety of sizes that will make for one heck of a protein-filled chew for every bite. This 100% premium quality beef cartilage treat gets tender with every gnaw, so basically, it is a great entertaining treat. This Cow Ear chew is especially a favorite for doggos with extra sensitivity in their tummies and needs a bit of a lighter snack.