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Kitty Treats...How often is ok?

post #1 of 12
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Pumpkin LOVES his kitty treats! How often and how many are ok for him to have????
post #2 of 12
Well, that depends on how often he can push your buttons? LOL
post #3 of 12
i weaned abi off treat ( pounce were her favorites and give her wellness dry bits for a treat instead. she will still do her tricks for a treat.
post #4 of 12
I've heard that Brewes's Yeast tablets make a great and semi-healthy treat that cats go nuts for. Mine don't get treats often. Of course when one does the other does too. So, when I trim Wickett's nails Frankie gets treats too and when I see Frankie use her box for #1 (she's had ongoing problems w/ that) they both get treats too.
post #5 of 12
My kitties get one Pounce every day. Of course, I have to hide the container because if my grandmother gets a hold of it, each cat gets around four. I've tried telling my grandmother that its terrible for them, but she won't listen, so now I must hide the treats. All I have to do is shake the container and both come running for thier treats.
post #6 of 12
I give them Friskies crunchy treats at the moment, about a dozen each in the mornings, but have been slowly mixing in Nutro Adult pellets with the treats and will eventually completely replace the treats with actual dry food. They don't know the difference, and once I've completely transitioned them, I'll be able to feel a LOT less guilty about being overindulgent to my little babies!!!
post #7 of 12
My cats don't get treats very often, but when they do, I make sure they are healthy. They usually get treats once or twice a week. I usually give them 100% dehydrated meat treats, none of those treats full of BHA/BHT, by-products, artifical colors, etc.
post #8 of 12
My cats get too many treats, especially Swanie. He loves to chase them down and will position himself on the stairs when I'm upstairs so I'll toss them down to him. I've taken to tossing him bits of a different kind of dry food rather than treats.

Neither of them will eat healthy treats, I've wasted enough money trying.
post #9 of 12
Also guilty! Mika begs so sweetly for treats far too often. They end up begging from me, John and also Jennifer, but John and I are the soft touches. Bijou doesn't seem to care one way or the other, but Mika LOVES the treats. She gets about a dozen a day. She eats her food well, so I don't worry about it too much. I cannot resit when stands on my leg, makes her funny little vocal sound and sits so daintily waiting for a treat. I just can't say no (and neither apparently can John).
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by KittenKiya View Post
Well, that depends on how often he can push your buttons? LOL
You are too darn funny, KittenKiya!

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Originally Posted by Apric0t View Post
...but when they do, I make sure they are healthy. .... I usually give them 100% dehydrated meat treats, none of those treats full of BHA/BHT, by-products, artifical colors, etc.
Can you tell me/us, the name and brand of those treats? I currently give my foster cat and her kittens Whisker Lickins Moist treats (my resident cat won't touch them), but it'd be great to feed healthier treats (especially if I could find one my Oscar likes!).
post #11 of 12
General rule : treats should be no more than 10% total calories

I also give lots of single protein treats...
Examples

wildside salmon

bonito flakes

chicken breast strips that are dried( many brands)
post #12 of 12
Real chicken poached in plain water, cut into small bites are what my little guys love. Pixel loves it too.

There's also one kind of over the counter product called "Meaty Morsels" by Pounce. They don't appear to have BHA/BHT... Crude Protein is 30%.

The thing I like about them is they are really chewy, so I figure it's good for their teeth. They are like dehydrated meat and it says they are made from real chicken. The felines LOVE them.

I feed treats liberally but maybe I should stop that. I tend to make the kittens hunt for their treats also, spreading them out on the floor by dropping them so they spend some time looking for them.
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