DogingtonPost.com cited a list from veterinarian Ernie Ward of 12 pet treats to avoid. Dr. Ward advises pet owners to avoid treats that contain sugar, which contributes to obesity and other health problems in both dogs and cats.
The pet treats Ernie Ward lists all contain sugars as one of their main ingredients. An increase in sugar within a pet's diet can negatively affect a pet's weight and overall health.
Dog treats with ingredients sourced from China are suspected of causing death and illness in pets that have consumed them. It is therefore important to consider where ingredients come from and overall quality when purchasing treats for pets.