Thursday, September 10, 2015

Easy Way for your Pug to get their protein, Omega 3 and 6, and help their skin...

Plato’s Pet Treats have done it again!!  They came out with new treats and these treats are all fish – cod skin and golden redfish skin.  Now, we know fish is good for our pugs they are an excellent source of protein, low in saturated fats, and little to no calories.   Also, fish  is nature’s natural sources of Omega 3, which assists in supporting their joints and mobility.  The different type of fish is a great way to provide protein without too much strain on their digestive system compared to meat treats.   Fish also have antioxidants, anti-flammatory agents, and assists with skin itching and other skin/coat issues. 
Plato’s Pet new treats are called Hundur’s Crunch.  The Icelandic cod and red fish used are in pieces that are hard and some are flaky so you will get the variety of sizes and textures to keep your pug interested.  The crunch will help to keep your pug’s teeth health.  Hundur’s Crunch is just the cod skin and red fish skin and nothing else, all natural to keep the benefits of Omega 3 and 6 within the treats. 
Remember, these are treats and should not be in replace of your pug’s normal food.  Also, naturally, too much of anything is a bad thing – so don’t forget there are other treats such as Plato’s Thinker’s in salmon, chicken or duck, the organic treats in chicken , vegetables or duck, strips with turkey/pumpkin, turkey/sweet potato or turkey/cranberry, the small bites also in duck or chicken and etcetera.
Pia Pia will eat the Thinker salmon treats but other fish treats she will not, she is very particular (those who know her knows she is particular as we are particular on her treats and food) but she loved the Hundur’s Crunch.  Trust me; we will be purchasing more Hundur’s Crunch!!  Thank you Plato Pet Treats.  

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Ice Cream, really not good for pugs.

Labor Day Weekend is coming.  This is the end of summer and the beginning of fall.  No more barbecues, baseball games, or swimming however, there is football, tailgating, and cooler weather.  This weekend there will be family get together, picnics, hot dogs, hamburgers, and ice cream.  However, did you know that pugs cannot digest dairy such as ice cream.  Giving your pugs ice cream could cause diarrhea, vomiting, upset belly or worse.  It is the lactose within the ice cream, cheese, and dairy products that causes the gastric troubles or dog bloat.  Dog bloat is exceptionally serious and life threatening which can develop suddenly and can be fatal.  This can happen when you pug eats or drinks too fast.  Dog bloat needs to be treated by a veterinarian immediately. 

There are alternatives that you can give your pug such as popsicles.  There is doggie ice cream that you can purchase such as Frosty Paws, Cool Dogs, and Dogsters to name a few.  These are specifically created with your pugs in mind.  Finally there are the recipes that you can make your own ice cream for your pug, most recipes call for natural plain yogurt (low fat) adding your pug’s favorite treat  like peanut  butter, honey, banana, strawberry, pumpkin, and etcetera. 

Overall, as much as your pug will beg and pout it is best to keep the ice cream and dairy products away from them for their welfare.  Have a wonderful, safe and relaxing Labor Weekend!!  

Pugs have the perfect look for begging, don't they?!