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Old 02-18-2009, 03:02 PM
 
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I have heard you can use Cheerios as treats and that they work well for little puppies that cannot chew big treats yet.

Can anyone verify if it is okay to use these as treats?

Thanks!!!
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:11 PM
 
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Cheerios would be fine for the little tusker. Hey...they're safe for our kids, right? Did I miss it, what did you finally get ?
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:51 PM
 
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Keep in mind that these are LOW value treats! High value treats (chicken, cheese and steak) are for training - especially tough things like potty training.
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:59 PM
 
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They won't cause any harm if that's what you mean. My friend's dog would eat the things by the bucketload if she could and she's fine.
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:09 PM
 
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Keep in mind that these are LOW value treats! High value treats (chicken, cheese and steak) are for training - especially tough things like potty training.
Chicken. cheese and steak are going to be tough for a 6 week old puppy to chew
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:22 PM
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My puppy litter's teeth were quite sharp when they were six weeks of age. My boyfriend referred to them as little piranha fish when he was trying to pet them back then.
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:48 PM
 
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Your pup is still growing, and needs all of the nutrition he can get. You need to take the amount of treats into consideration when you calculate his total caloric (food) intake. f you want to be sure that your pup gets maximum nutrition and provide a high value treat at the same time, buy a roll of the Natural Balance dog food that's packaged in what looks like a sausage roll. Slice in 1/4 inch slices and then cube them to use for treats. It is moist enough to be savory, and provides complete nutrition.
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:22 PM
 
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Your pup is still growing, and needs all of the nutrition he can get. You need to take the amount of treats into consideration when you calculate his total caloric (food) intake. f you want to be sure that your pup gets maximum nutrition and provide a high value treat at the same time, buy a roll of the Natural Balance dog food that's packaged in what looks like a sausage roll. Slice in 1/4 inch slices and then cube them to use for treats. It is moist enough to be savory, and provides complete nutrition.
Thanks that is a great idea!
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:24 PM
 
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Cheerios would be fine for the little tusker. Hey...they're safe for our kids, right? Did I miss it, what did you finally get ?
We got a maltese and yorkie mix.

She is almost 7 weeks...her name is Cali. This is my first dog ever so I am learning alot, but my husband has had several dogs which has helped me alot!
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:57 AM
 
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Another healthy treat for a small puppy is a baby carrot. I slice it length wise in half, and then cut in half again to make a skinny carrot stick. My two chihuahua pups love them.
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