Thursday, September 30, 2010
Pug food obsessions: To treat or not to treat?
Pugs do not have fast metabolisms, as a rule. Most pugs are overweight now, or well on their way to pudgy in the future. I know the average dog treat is the caloric equivalent of a candy bar for me: something I should only have on a special occasion if I have been very, very good.
However, I enjoy watching Liam enjoy himself. I like watching his eyes widen when he things he's going to get something really, really good. And I like to be the person who provides that really, really good thing.
So I give him treats and cookies. Sometimes I let him lick the plate. I do keep things in moderation, and he is far from fat, but a little voice inside me does say, from time to time, that I wish I could throw caution to the wind. I'll eat a candy bar every day. He will eat treats and leftovers whenever he pleases. And when we get too big to fit through the door, we'll order in.