There isn’t some magic number or special equation out there in the universe when it comes to feeding your doggo treats. The amount of times you should feed your dog treats, depends on their size, age, weight, health, activity level and behavior.
For those fortunate pet parents that have top notch well behaved furry kids who stay fit and seem to keep the same weight throughout their doggy lives all while eating 10 treats a day, more power to you. But most of us pet parents have to be careful about how often we feed our little barkers treats.
Most of the time treats should be used for positive reinforcement and training purposes. But we also find that giving treats to our fur babies help us to connect and bond with them at a deeper level.
They strive for our love and connection and although most of that comes from cuddling with them or taking them on a walk, our furry friends love to eat. They. Love. Treats.
Many pet parents give their dogs between one to five treats per day. These treats should be about 10% of their total daily caloric intake.
The best treats are always single ingredient, high protein, 100% natural. Most treats that are single ingredient will have less calories because they don’t have any extra fillers or empty calories. They will provide nutritious and delicious ingredients to your barker’s diet.
Big Lu has many treat options that will satisfy your playful little barker without adding too many calories. So, choose whole ingredient treats and change the question about how often to a statement of “My doggo is so happy with Big Lu’s treats that he stays satisfied longer and therefore needs less treats throughout the day!”
Choose from a variety of Pig, Hare and Beef treats.
All our natural dog treats are free of hormones, antibiotics and preservatives. Our Bully products are Low in odor, Single-ingredient, high in protein, anxiety reducing, and promotes dental health. They are also wheat, gluten, grain, and soy-free. This chew is perfect for all size barkers that are ready to gnaw.
Our Bully Sticks have only 71 kcal per serving and are the traditional dog treats that all doggos just can't get their paws off! 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! And can help keep your fur ball healthy and slim.
Gullet Sticks at just 55 kcal per serving 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 Just 70 kcal per serving. 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 only 140 kcal per serving 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 only 70 kcal per serving. 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 at just 95kcal per serving. 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.