Friday, February 22, 2013

Your Dog Deserves the Best. Give them Iams Shakeables Treats

Iams Logo Reina and Phoenix are Iams dogs. They also carry the torch of being rescue dogs that had a tough life before becoming members of Journeys of The Zoo. 

They were lucky to have food and water let alone treats. That’s why I like to spoil them.

With wholesome ingredients, delicious flavours and real meat, Iams Shakeables Soft & Chewy treats is the perfect way to be conscious of their health and show your dog that you love them!

Reina and Phoenix Portrait

Seeing as Phoenix has colitis, we have to be really careful what we feed him. When I have treats, Reina usually gets most of them. As luck would have it, he can eat real lamb. I can’t wait for him to try this recently launched product when we get home.

Here are some things that you should remember when feeding your dog.

Stay Away From Table Scraps. As much as your furry friend loves to hang around the table while you’re eating, ready to pounce on anything that may fall to floor, resist the urge to feed table scrapes. Not only is human food potentially toxic to animals, scraps also tend to be high in fat and calories and low in the vitamins and nutrients your pet needs. Treats, like New Iams Shakeables, offer wholesome ingredients full of delicious flavours your pet will love.

Tricks For Treats. Treats can be used for training to get your pet’s attention and keep him or her focused. While training, you should use soft, chewy treats that are easy to digest and won’t take away from training time.

Timing is Everything. While training your pet, make sure you are rewarding him or her with a treat immediately after performing the correct action. This ensures the reward is associated with the behaviour.

Consistency is Key. Dog training is intense, so choose a day you have a good amount of free time to begin. Pretend you have left the house and stay away for several minutes. Once your dog thinks you’re gone and “violates the restricted area,” walk in and give a firm “no” or “get down.” Direct your dog to his or her bed, and praise him or her for going to it. Repeat this as many times as necessary. Eventually, most dogs will get the hint. Again, consistency is key. This training may have to be repeated periodically over several weeks or even months.

Take Treats With You. Most pets don’t stop exhibiting good behaviour after they leave the front door. Whether you’re going on a trip, taking a walk, or playing in the park with your pet, treats make great pet travel rewards.

Give Treats In Between Meals. Remember, treats are not a substitute for a meal and should not make up more than 10 to 20 per cent of a dog’s daily diet. To avoid filling up your pet before a meal, try giving treats in between your pet’s scheduled meal times. If you’re training with treats, cut back on meal portions after a session to avoid overeating.

Visit New Iams Shakeables, for more information on adult and puppy training tips.

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113 thoughts on “Your Dog Deserves the Best. Give them Iams Shakeables Treats

  1. cathy henatyszen

    I learnt about anti oxidents

    Antioxidants and Immune Response

    Because antioxidants play a key role in minimizing damage to cells, such as those that make up the immune system, research examined the benefits of certain antioxidants on the immune response of dogs. The results of these studies indicated that antioxidants are important in helping dogs maintain a healthy immune system.

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  2. intensev5

    I found out this Shelter Pet Myths:
    There are many myths associated with shelter animals that prevent potential pet-owners from considering adoption—that you can’t find adoptable puppies or kittens or purebred dogs or cats, or that shelter animals have been given up because they’re untrainable, for instance—which are not true.

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  3. Anonymous

    I learned:

    “Take your dog for a long walk just before dinnertime. “If the dog is worn out, the intensity of the begging behavior will decrease,” Dr. Hunthausen explains. “Tired dogs are good dogs.”

    Deborah
    kinkybunnyspam@yahoo.ca

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  4. kae

    I learned that IAMS has a full range for cats and dogs from puppies/kittens to seniors, for allergies, weight control, its natural products and the variety is excellent!

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  5. Dayna W

    Your dogs are gorgeous. I’m a big pittie fan. I have one of my own, Commander Shepard. She’s the third rescue pit bull we’ve had (our two previous both passed away of natural causes), and we love her to bits. I also used to foster for a bully breed rescue society, so I know the breed very well.. the bad rap is so unfair, as they are such lovely, sweet, loyal dogs. I’ve probably had 6 or 7 through my house with nary a problem! 🙂

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  6. daer0n

    I learned 4 useful tips for dogs!
    Day 1: Fill your dog’s bowl with 75% puppy food and 25% premium adult dog food.
    Day 2: Use 50% of each food.
    Day 3: Feed your dog a mixture of 75% premium adult food and 25% old dog food.
    Day 4: Give him 100% premium adult dog food.

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  7. Anonymous

    tired dogs are good dogs ,,, and thats why mine gets at least an hour walk at night patiofurniture1f at hotmail.com

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  8. Daraya

    I learned that their Healthy Naturals Puppy Food has tomatoes and peas because Vitamin E helps promote a strong immune system! 🙂

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  9. Anonymous

    would love to try this on my dog she is getting older and harder for her to chew some treats if possible could i get a sample and coupon my address is cherie thomas 13 scott street st thomas ontario canada n5p-1k1

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  10. djc319

    They have food for specific dog breeds and sizes and they weight control which we use for our older dog who likes to eat the other dogs food..LOL And these chews are made with real meat .So I’m sold.We Love Iams

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