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Features September 2015 Issue

The Calories in Your Dog’s Treats

Has life for your dog become too much like a box of calorie-laden chocolates?

The Calories in Your Dog’s Treats

Many treats contain more calories than are healthful.

As the nationís people go, so go our dogs. By some estimates, at least 40 percent of the pet dogs in the U.S. are overweight, which puts an extra burden on their joints and backs and predisposes them to hormone-related diseases like diabetes. Itís not all about transferring our own sedentary, non calorie-burning lifestyles to our dogs. Some of it is that dog food simply tastes much better than it used to.

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