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Giving pet snacks to our furry friends is not only showing the love of a pet parent, it could be a kind of reward that you give to your pets for good behaviour and in the continuous training. In Petshack, we provide a wide range of pet snacks in HK, such as natural snacks, supplement treats, dental treats, etc. There may be a question that comes to your mind. What kinds of pet snacks should I buy? When is it suitable to treat pet snacks? What should I pay attention to? Let us tell you more.
What is the best timing to treat our furry friends with pet snacks?
Here are two timings to treat with pet snacks:
Use pet snacks to reinforce pets’ good behaviours
When you give training to your pet, you have to provide them with some treats as a reward. For example, urinate in the right place, listen to basic commands, learn a new trick,etc.
Feeding pet snacks before going to bed can help training young pets to sleep peacefully
If you give your pet some snacks before going to bed, it knows that it has to stop playing and sleep after the treat. This can train them to calm down and sleep on a regular basis.
How many types of pet snacks in HK online pet shop?
Our HK online pet food shop offers a few categories of pet snacks in HK: natural snacks, supplement treats, dental treats, freeze-dried diets, treats for training, etc.
Generally divided into two types, one is to add vegetables, fruits and legumes, such as blueberries, cranberries, chickpeas, peas, etc.; the other is to add meat, such as salmon, lamb, etc.
Special pet snacks formulated for joints, skin, mouth, and stability.
Its softness, shape, and taste are numerous, and the main purpose is to maintain oral hygiene and fresh breath. Some cleansing bones will emphasize the reduction of dental calculus.
Taking the prototype of food, using a low temperature or freeze-drying. Most of the venison, lamb, and beef snacks are imported from overseas. Low temperature or freeze-drying can maintain the original food, original flavour, and full nutrition.
Treats for Training
Give your pets some snacks that they love the most such as biscuits, cheese cubes, lamb ear nibbles.
What should I pay attention to when feeding pet snacks?
When you are training your pets, try to choose small, easy snacks to swallow, so that pets will not spend too much time eating snacks, causing distractions or delays in training. If you want to do more advanced training, it is recommended to choose pet food with a stronger taste, such as meat snacks.
When choosing pet snacks before going to bed, better pick some ingredients that can calm their mood, such as chamomile and valerian root. In addition, please do not give pets hard snacks to avoid breaking their teeth. Some pets are too excited and it may cause them to choke when eating the snacks.
How to Choose Pet Food in Hong Kong?
Choose pet food with natural and simple ingredients
In order to let your pet eat safely and healthily, in addition to carefully selecting the ingredients, you should also pay attention to whether it contains preservatives, artificial colouring and other additives that will burden your pets’ body. You should choose as simple and natural snacks as possible. Although most of the available pet products in the market have passed the food safety inspection, some additives may still affect health after long-term consumption.
Pay attention to allergens
In addition, animal oils contained in snacks, or by-products such as bones, internal organs, and grain shells generated during processing may also cause allergies. If your pet is sensitive to food, it is best to avoid choosing this type of pet product.
Choose pet food with safe shape and moderate hardness
Pet snacks with hard texture or jerky shapes with sharp corners may harm the pets’ mouth or digestive tract. Even bones are the favourite snacks of dogs, they can also be dangerous. If a dog swallows a large piece of bone, it may cause intestinal blockage, and the sharp edge of the bone may scratch the gastrointestinal tract and cause bleeding. Therefore, you must pay attention to the hardness and shape of the snacks when purchasing, especially puppies have very small mouths and weak bite force, which can easily cause damage to the dog's teeth.
In addition, most pets swallow snacks in one bite. Pet owners can buy snacks that are large and must be bitten for a long time to let your pet learn to eat slowly or choose some pet food that will not cause danger.
Pay attention to the minimum age of snacks consumption
Because pets are prone to indigestion, there are many snacks that will exclude puppies from the applicable objects. Please pay more attention to the minimum age of snacks before buying. Moreover, snacks may not only cause additional health problems such as obesity, tartar, and calculus. If you give your pet too many strong-flavoured snacks during their young age, they may become picky and not eat simple and natural foods in the future.
In addition, some large dogs have the bad habit of not chewing and swallowing the food directly. Some pet snacks, therefore, are not recommended for them. Owners must carefully check the packaging labels when purchasing.
Suggestions for Pet Snacks in HK
After choosing snacks that are suitable for pets, it is also important to store and give snacks correctly. The following suggestions for the use of pet snacks are provided for owners as a reference.
Do not overfeed your pets
The recommended amount on the snack package is mostly based on the assumption that the pets have sufficient exercise and weight standards; however, most pets in Hong Kong live indoors, and not every pet are the same size. Each pet has a different body shape and physical condition. It is suggested that the recommended amount on the package be regarded as the "maximum consumption amount". Do not exceed this amount as a benchmark to avoid burdening your pet’s body when feeding snacks.
Break the pet food into small pieces
Some pets are more alert and often want to hide first when they get food. However, long-term exposure of snacks to the air not only easy to deteriorate but also easy to cause ants or cockroaches in the home. In fact, as long as you break the snacks into a bite-sized amount, or put the snacks directly in the kennel, you can avoid the idea of hiding food.
Follow the storage instructions on the package
First of all, everyone must know that the expiry date on the snack packaging refers to the time during which the quality can be maintained in the unopened state. Once opened, the expiration on the packaging loses its reference. Hong Kong has a hot and humid climate, the taste and freshness of snacks will quickly decline or even deteriorate after opening, so it is recommended to eat them within one month.
In order to avoid the breeding of bacteria or deterioration of snacks, it is better to consume within a month and put the opened snacks in an airtight container or airtight bag. After that, put them into the refrigerator according to the preservation instructions of the package. For the storage methods, they may vary from different pet products. Please pay attention to the instructions on the packages.
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