We don't feed our mini Dachshund traditional doggie treats because we try to watch his food content. As with a wiener dog, it's important to watch their diet because if they eat too much food or too many fatty foods and gain weight, their back is at risk and they could become paralized due to the extra weight on their little backs. So jumping up and down on furniture and overeating is a bad thing.
These treats are really called, "Pup Corn" but we refer to them as "Cheesy Poofs", which is a popular snack from a famous cartoon show on evening tv.
Pup Corns are considered to be a healthier snack treat for your dog.
The product details from the package is:
Low in Fat
Low in Calories
Low in Sodium
Crude Protein, Min ... 8.0%
Crude Fat, Min ... 0.50%
Crude Fat, Max ... 3.0%
Crude Fiber, Max ... 3.5%
Moisture, Max ... 12.0%
Sodium, Max ... 0.05%
Ingredients: corn flour, wheat flour, natural chicken flavor, powdered cellulose, chicken, canola oil, dired cheese product, mono and di-glycerides, corn syrup, yellow #6, lecithin.
Calorie content: 3100 kcal/kg (calculated)
Calories per treat: 3.1 kcal
Fat Per Treat: .025g
We use these treats to bribe our little guy so we can actually leave the house. We normally give him 3-4 treats, per his 10 pound body weight. And since he's very connected to us and hates for us to leave, we need a quick diversion to plan our escape. When we throw out a few "cheesy poofs" and send him on a Cheesy Poof Hunt, he's happy. And since I brought the container over to my computer to write up this information, he was jumping all over the place because he knows these are HIS!
So, if you are looking for a cheesy, crunchy healthier snack for your dog, give these a try. Some dogs that are use to the stinky sausage treats may not take to these right away. They don't smell like cheese to me, but he loves them. His doggie friend Opie didn't like them much, so Chopper got another whole container and that was a blessing. And honestly, Chopper isn't much of a Milk Bone kind of dog, but Pup Corn work for him.