Green Mountain Treat Mission: Fight Obesity in Pets

fat-dog-lazy-dog-pet-obesityI know it sounds crazy but we, Green Mountain Treat delectable treat makers, are appalled by pet obesity. Just like people, obesity among adult dogs and cats is a growing problem.

According to The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, veterinarians say 55% of adult cats and 53% of adult dogs are obese. That is an alarming statistic!

Ensuring the highest quality of life for your pets and ours is a huge goal here at Green Mountain Treats.  When looking at the nutritional facts of our treats, the fat is under 8% and protein is nearly 34% of the daily value!

The Green Mountain Treats team wants owners to be aware of what they are feeding their pets.

We encourage you to look at the quality any dog or cat treat you are considering with an eye towards two things: quality and quantity. One should look at whether or not there are additives or preservatives and avoid these at all costs.

Anything unnatural should not be in our pets’ diets. You should also think about how big or small your dog is in relation to the size treat.

Green Mountain Treats offers the perfect products to help fight obesity in pets. Aside from our healthy treats, we also offer Livertastic “Magic” Sprinkles for Cats & Dogs.

100% Natural Magic Sprinklers - Made in America Pet Treats

100% Natural Magic Sprinklers – Made in America Pet Treats

Our magic sprinkles give pet owners the opportunity to make healthy choices a bit more palatable for their cat or dog. Our vet recommended green beans, which typically have less than 50 calories in one cup, as a low calorie way to provide a feeling of satiety for our “always hungry Lab”.

After sprinkling a small amount of Magic Sprinkles on green beans, our dogs and cats have devoured them, much like a child eating his or her favorite candy on Halloween; only in this case the green beans are extremely beneficial for our pets’ health and helps maintain a healthy weight for overweight dogs and cats. The Livertastic “Magic” Sprinkles are a very easy and creative way to trick our pets into eating healthy foods.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/03/living/overweight-pets