Gram for gram, many cat treats are as calorific as the junk food that we eat. Only a handful of manufacturers list calorie content.
Dreamies cat treats (“treats cats crave”) contain about five percent more calories than a glazed Dunkin’ Donut. For dogs, Bonio dog biscuits contain approximately 53 percent more calories than a McDonald’s Big Mac!
Whiskas Dentabites contain 14 calories per serving. Felix Goody Bag Original Mix amounted to 60 calories.
At this time I don’t have further research to add some details but the point has been made. The killer is that there are many healthy alternatives. Plain cooked chicken comes to mind for one.
The pet food manufacturers want to please us so we buy more. We are pleased when we see our cat enjoying his food.