The following are some of the most common calming dog treat ingredients:
Gelatine – Gelatin is a natural substance derived from animal bones and other sources. It’s used in many products such as toothpaste, shampoos, mouthwash etc.
Gelatine is not only helpful for treating dental problems but it also helps with various skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, dandruff and even burns. Gelatine is often used in the manufacture of dog treats because it is easy to obtain and cheap. Dogs love gelatin so they tend to eat a lot of it when they’re excited or happy.
Powdered Milk – Powdered milk is another ingredient commonly found in calming dog treats. The main purpose behind using powdered milk in these types of foods is to make them palatable for dogs without making them too sweet or gummy tasting.
Powdered milk contains sugar which makes dogs’ mouths salivate. Some owners use powdered milk to make their dog treats taste better than others.
Sugar – Sugar is one of the most popular ingredients in calming dog treats due to its sweetness and pleasant flavor. However, excessive amounts of sugar can cause teeth decay in dogs.
If your dog eats too much sugar, he may become overweight and develop diabetes mellitus. Always check the packaging of your dog’s treats before you buy them because some manufacturers use a lot of sugar in their products.
Calming Dog Treats and Side Effects
As with any other types of food, all calming dog treats have side effects that you need to be aware of. In order to get the maximum benefit from the ingredients in these treats, you also need to know which ones are safe for your dog’s age, weight and health condition.
Keep in mind that some ingredients in these treats can be harmful to your dog if they are too old, too young, or have certain medical conditions. Always check the packaging of your treats before you buy them because some manufacturers do not recommend their products for certain types of dogs.
Always consult your veterinarian before you give your dog any new types of food. This is particularly important if your dog has a condition such as diabetes or problems with its teeth or bones.
All dogs are different so what is safe for one may not be safe for another. If you are not sure about anything, better to ask before giving your dog a new type of treat or food.
The side effects of these calming dog treats are generally mild. If your dog is particularly sensitive to certain types of food, then diarrhea or vomiting may occur.
It is also possible that your dog will become constipated if you feed it treats that have little or no fiber in them. Dogs can suffer from allergic reactions if they are allergic to any of the ingredients in the treats.
Sources & references used in this article:
Divine Dog Treats: Recipes for a Happy, Healthy Pet by W Liou – 2010 – books.google.com
10 Great Reasons to Give Your Dog Probiotics by S Sinatra – agelesspaws.com
How to Listen to Your Dog: The Complete Guide to Communicating with Man’s Best Friend by C Cooper – 2015 – books.google.com