Short of ‘organic’, Zeal Pet Treats have absolutely no ‘nasties’ – no vaccines, preservatives, hormones, steroids, antibiotics, colouring, flavouring, and are also non-HTP.
At Zeal we want your pets to enjoy high quality made in New Zealand natural products. We offer you variety and choice to cater for all breeds, ages, shapes and sizes, whilst including the convenience of bulk or single serve packaging.
What kind of treats are suitable for your breed, size and age of dog or cat?
We recommend that your pet consumes treats under supervision, especially when trying out a new treat. Many dogs are inclined to want to wolf down a treat without even chewing so watch over all sizes and ages until you are sure they can manage without choking incidents. Cats generally will gnaw on a treat without trying to consume it in seconds. Smaller dogs naturally may find shanks bones etc a little large, and large pooches may try to gobble medium size harder treats without chewing, older pets with dental problems would need a softer chew, so it’s a matter of judging on your pet’s size and eating behaviours.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep the pouched product zip-locked for freshness. If buying bulk bags, keep the unused product in an airtight container for freshness and hygiene.
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Although it may be tempting when your furry significant other begs for more, don’t be over generous and keep treats regulated. Treats are meant to be supplemental to your pet’s diet. As with us, too many treats may cause weight gain and it will also upset the balance of your pets diet, which must be complete and balanced to keep them healthy. Ideally treats per day should not be more than 10% of your pets daily required calories, so do reduce regular meal portions to avoid weight gain, taking into consideration what they have eaten treat wise throughout training sessions in a day. This also applies to treats given as general rewards for good behaviour. If you don’t do this, your pet will slowly gain weight and excess kilos carried above the ideal are bad for your pet’s health.
Treat Wise : We always recommend that your pet consumes treats under supervision, especially when trying out a new treat. Some dogs (unusual for cats) are over ’zealous’ when it comes to tasty morsels and may not chew properly, resulting a possible choking situation.
When to give treats to your pet : In between meals is the ideal time to give treats and not immediately before or after a meal. Choose a treat that your pet will enjoy. If you are using treats as a training tool, your treat won’t work as well right after your pet has had a full meal.