Using Cheerios as a convenient little snack for your pup? If so, keep reading!
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 baby carrots, green beans, small pieces of homemaked potatoes or yams or 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.