There is nothing like the feeling of being greeted at your front door after a long day by a wagging tail that’s been waiting for you to come home all day. Or maybe your soft spot is for purring kitties that rub against your leg when you walk in the door. And if you are lucky, like very lucky, maybe you get greeted by both.
Cats and dogs don’t have the same nutritional needs, meaning that not all treats are created equal. Dog treats aren’t made with cats in mind, and cat treats aren’t made with dogs in mind. Cats have different nutritional requirements than dogs, and vice versa.
Though treats are not meant to be fed as meals, dog treats lack nutrients that cats need to be healthy. And feeding too many can decrease your cat’s appetite for his own food, which could cause him to develop a nutrient deficiency and potential organ disruption. Feeding species-specific food and treats is vital to making sure that your animal is getting all the nutrients that he needs. Luckily, there are specific treats that can (and should) be fed to both dogs and cats!
Though there are differences between cat and dog diets, there are also many similarities. By finding treats that are high in both protein and flavor, and specially made for both cats and dogs to enjoy, you can be sure that your pet is not only loving his flavor-packed treat, but that it’s helping him, too!
One thing is for sure—dogs and cats look forward to playtime and treats! Are your pets fighting like cats and dogs over which treats are the multipet household favorite? If you are lucky enough to have a multipet home, you no longer need to choose different dog treats and cat treats. Try some of our favorite treats for dogs and cats, and put an end to a house divided!
Halo Liv-a-Littles Grain-Free 100% Chicken Breast Freeze-Dried Dog & Cat Treats are all-natural treats for dogs and cats that are made with freeze-dried whole meat and can be used as a treat or enticing meal topper. These grain-free treats for dogs and cats are highly digestible, great for pets with sensitive stomachs or pets that have a strong opinion about what they eat, and are high in protein. Made with absolutely no meat meals, wheat, molasses, sugar or tapioca, these morsels let you feel good about rewarding the four-legged family members in your multipet household.
For the cats and dogs in your life that prefer to snack on beef, Primal Beef Liver Munchies Freeze-Dried Dog & Cat Treats are made with only one ingredient—beef! Human-grade, single-sourced beef liver is freeze-dried to create this crunchy, high-protein treat. Grain-free, gluten-free, and free of any added preservatives, salt or sugar, these cat and dog delicacies are packaged in a resealable bag to keep them fresh (even though we know your fur babies will be begging for more until they run out)!
Still not impressed? The Honest Kitchen Bone Broth with Turmeric Liquid Treats for Dogs & Cats is a liquid treat for dogs and cats. All you have to do is add water, mix and serve alone as the perfect refresher to quench thirst, or mix it with dry food to add moisture and increase palatability. With no corn, wheat, soy or GMO ingredients, Bone Broth makes sure that your pup or kitty is staying hydrated while getting only the highest quality ingredients.
For cats or dogs with allergies or food sensitivities, Weruva Paw Lickin’ Chicken Freeze-Dried Dog & Cat Treats are single-ingredient, freeze-dried chicken treats for dogs and cats. Not only are they high in protein and low in carbohydrates for a pet-approved, filler-free treat, but they’re also grain-free, making them the perfect multipet dessert that is sure to get a round of ap-paws!
With so many treat options out there, you want to make sure that you are making the best choice for your pets, which can be difficult when you are dealing with several pets all under one roof. Ease the troubles with treats made for both of your true loves—feline and canine—and spend more time on the things that really matter, like quality time with your four-legged family.