Navigation Links
Those Sweet Pet Treats May Foster Fatness
Date:12/8/2010

By Maryann Mott
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, Dec 8 (HealthDay News) -- A not-so surprising ingredient is now appearing in those treats your pet craves.

Over the past five years, sugar has increasingly been added to some popular brands of dog and cat treats to make them more palatable and profitable, according to veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward, founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention.

Noting that 90 million U.S. pets are considered overweight, Ward said, "If I could only point to one factor causing the modern-day pet obesity epidemic, it would have to be treats. It's that seemingly innocent extra 50 calories a day in the form of a chew or cookie that adds up to a pound or two each year."

"Dogs, like humans, have a sweet tooth, and manufacturers know this," Ward added. "If a dog gobbles a treat quickly, an owner is more likely to give another, and another."

Americans spend more than $2 billion annually on dog and cat treats, according to Euromonitor International, a market research firm. In fact, some of the largest players in the pet food industry are companies also producing human snack foods, including Del Monte, Nestle, and Proctor & Gamble.

To keep pets trim and healthy, Ward tells owners to avoid treats with any form of sugar (such as sucrose, dextrose, or fructose) listed as one of the top three ingredients.

"The addition of sugar to pet treats has increased not only the calories but also the potential risk of insulin resistance and diabetes," he said.

Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Larsen, an assistant professor of clinical nutrition at the University of California's School of Veterinary Medicine in Davis, explained that sugar is used in foods and treats for a variety of reasons, and only some of those are related to palatability.

For example, she said, corn syrup is used as a thickener and to suspend the dough for proper mixing of ingredients, and dextrose is u
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. South Carolina Attorney Says Legal Options Still Available To Those Harmed By Chantix
2. Rhode Island Settlement Reflects Homeowner Liability for Serving Alcohol to Those Under 21, Says Providence Lawyer Mark Gemma
3. Soyfoods Aid Those With Lactose Intolerance
4. National Study Reports Staggering Spending Increases Among Seniors With Chronic Conditions Through Original Medicare - Special Needs Plan Program Offers Solution For Those In Texas
5. ConsumerLab.com Finds Carcinogenic form of Chromium in Supplements, Including Those for Weight Loss
6. Radiation May Help Those With Inoperable Lung Tumors
7. Safety Should Be Priority for Those Involved in Kids Sports
8. Cognition declines 4 times faster in people with Alzheimers disease than those with no dementia
9. VoiceNation Helps Non-Profits Gather Funding for Those in Need
10. Older people and those with HIV are more vulnerable to tuberculosis
11. Should Cholesterol Drugs Be Used By Those Without High Cholesterol?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Those Sweet Pet Treats  May Foster Fatness 
(Date:7/26/2014)... York (PRWEB) July 26, 2014 The ... in state and federal litigations since the 2012 recall ... surpassed 3,700 filings, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to ... least 2,064 cases have been filed in the New ... Hip Stem and the ABG II Modular Hip Stem ...
(Date:7/26/2014)... 2014 As reported by Lauren ... based on 3 factors: smaller spaces, multi-generational access, and ... trend of 2014 lists, including this article on ... Amerec , a leading manufacturer of steam bath generators, ... due to smaller spaces and an effort to reduce ...
(Date:7/26/2014)... According to the Tinnitus ... this is a comprehensive guide that consists ... all types of disorders related to ... due to Ménière's disease ,     Objective ... tinnitus ,     Inner, middle or external ...
(Date:7/26/2014)... Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 26, 2014 ... sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata, is an inflammatory disease ... in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. ... the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a ... mental, and sometimes psychiatric problems. Multiple sclerosis takes ...
(Date:7/26/2014)... (PRWEB) July 26, 2014 Another DePuy Pinnacle ... Orthopedics, Inc., has been filed by Wright & Schulte LLC. ... on behalf of an Erie County, Ohio man who ... left hip and groin since receiving his Pinnacle Hip implant ... man will be forced to undergo a complex and risky ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Stryker Hip Lawsuit Filings in State and Federal Litigations Continue to Rise, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Stryker Hip Lawsuit Filings in State and Federal Litigations Continue to Rise, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Amerec Finds Bathroom Design Trends Change Based on Water Consumption and Other Factors 2Health News:Tinnitus Miracle Book Review Exposes Thomas Coleman's Guide for Treating Tinnitus – Vkool.com 2Health News:Multiple Sclerosis Therapeutics Clinical Trials Market Review H2 2014 Analysis Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 2Health News:Multiple Sclerosis Therapeutics Clinical Trials Market Review H2 2014 Analysis Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 3Health News:Multiple Sclerosis Therapeutics Clinical Trials Market Review H2 2014 Analysis Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 4Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC On Behalf of Recipient Who Faces Surgery To Replace Artificial Hip Implant 2Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC On Behalf of Recipient Who Faces Surgery To Replace Artificial Hip Implant 3Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC On Behalf of Recipient Who Faces Surgery To Replace Artificial Hip Implant 4Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC On Behalf of Recipient Who Faces Surgery To Replace Artificial Hip Implant 5
... archeologists claim to have excavated fresh evidence supporting the view ... of researchers led by Georgi Nehrizov claim to have unearthed ... period which was 4000 years ago. The skull was found ... of Svilengrad in Bulgaria. ,Georgi Nehrizov informed the ...
... at all Public Offices across Bangkok the capital city ... disclosed a senior official from the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. ... the Thai News Agency that the initial reforms have ... the BMA’s headquarters where smoking has already been prohibited ...
... London: Surgical Vasectomy is in the midst of competition from ... potential of giving the procedure// a run for its money!, ... Device’ or IVD that can be inserted through a tiny ... strength from a tiny plug of silicone gel which stops ...
... people with psoriasis are at higher risk for heart ... scaly patches on the skin//. ,The study ... that the association between psoriasis and heart attack appeared ... there is an increase in the levels of C-reactive ...
... 10th of October is observed as World Health Day globally. ... 1992 as an annual activity of the World Federation// for ... Ever since then the Federation has selected a theme each ... the theme globally. ,The theme highlighted this ...
... Ministers of chikungunya-affected States will be oganised by the Union ... ,The agenda is to come out with a ... 1.3 million people in India. Chikungunya has taken several lives, ... chair the meeting of the Health Ministers of the four ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Psoriasis raises risk for heart attack 2Health News:Impact of Mental Illness on Suicide 2
(Date:7/25/2014)... -- Smile Train and its technology partner BioDigital have been ... among leading global health innovations in The Hive at ... Washington, D.C. at The John F. Kennedy ... Train is honored to be represented through our partnership ... health and medicine that TEDMED unites each year," said ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS ) will ... 2014, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) with analysts and investors ... An audio webcast of the conference call will ... the CVS Caremark website for all interested parties.  To ... will be archived and available on the web site ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... Cardinal Health will today name three of the nation,s ... Independent Pharmacy Best Practices Competition, during the company,s ... gatherings of independent pharmacists. The Best ... Ohio , Tennessee and ... implementing exceptionally creative methods that demonstrate how independent pharmacies ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Smile Train and BioDigital Selected to Showcase Virtual Surgery Simulator in The Hive at TEDMED 2014 2Smile Train and BioDigital Selected to Showcase Virtual Surgery Simulator in The Hive at TEDMED 2014 3Cardinal Health Announces Three Best Practice Winners for Leading Change in Community Pharmacy 2Cardinal Health Announces Three Best Practice Winners for Leading Change in Community Pharmacy 3Cardinal Health Announces Three Best Practice Winners for Leading Change in Community Pharmacy 4Cardinal Health Announces Three Best Practice Winners for Leading Change in Community Pharmacy 5Cardinal Health Announces Three Best Practice Winners for Leading Change in Community Pharmacy 6
... 1, 2012  Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc., a biotechnology company ... genetic disorders, today announced results from a first-in-human, ... with hereditary inclusion body myopathy (HIBM) showing that ... profile on absorption after oral administration.  UX001 is ...
... (OTC Bulletin Board: NWBO ) (NW Bio) today announced ... received approval of a major grant from the Sachsische Aufbau ... will reimburse fifty percent (50%) of the costs for manufacturing ... for brain cancer at up to ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Ultragenyx Announces Phase 1 Results of UX001 in Hereditary Inclusion Body Myopathy (HIBM), a Rare Neuromuscular Disease 2Ultragenyx Announces Phase 1 Results of UX001 in Hereditary Inclusion Body Myopathy (HIBM), a Rare Neuromuscular Disease 3Northwest Bio Awarded $5.5 Million German Government Grant 2Northwest Bio Awarded $5.5 Million German Government Grant 3Northwest Bio Awarded $5.5 Million German Government Grant 4
PS2A200 Power supply is a high current power supply ideal for all types of electrophoresis blotting and short electrophoresis runs....
EPS 3501 : 3500 V, 150 mA, 100 W maximum. Constant voltage, constant current, or constant power modes. Stores and recalls three protocols. Excellent for manual DNA sequencing and IEF applications....
... C.B.S.SCIENTIFIC offers four different Series II ... the EPS-4000-II, and the EPS-6000-II. These ... constant current, and constant power operating ... powerful 300 milliamps maximum current/300 watts ...
... The PowerPac Basic power supply, ... output of 10-300 V, 4-400 ... unit contains a built-in switch ... with the appropriate power cord. ...
Medicine Products: