Friday, May 27, 2011

Cheerios---Not So Cheery For Your Pets!

One common pet health problem is chronic urinary tract infections in dogs and cats. A contributing factor to chronic UTIS is feeding pets grains such as wheat, corn, oats, etc. A popular treat that many pet owners give their dogs is Cheerios. Those cute little rings are packed with grains, sugar and carbohydrates---all setting the stage for a urinary tract infection and possible allergic reaction. A big problem can results from a seemingly small indulgence. Please DO NOT give your pet Cheerios or any human breakfast cereals.

Instead look for healthy, non-grain-based treats such as Wildside Salmon Treats, baby carrots, green beans, small pieces of homemaked potatoes or yams or Ziwi Peak venison jerky. Of course, if your pet is on a protein-restricted diet due to kidney or liver disease, the protein treats should be limited.

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