It is estimated about 90 million dogs and cats in the U.S. are not only overweight, but obese, and part of the problem is the sugar pet food manufacturers are now adding to pet treats.
Limiting treats to a very small percentage of a pet's diet is a key to helping your dog or cat stay fit and trim. And swapping fresh human foods for processed pet treats is also a good idea.
According to PetFoodIndustry.com:
"Apples, berries and carrots, for example, are good for dogs, while salmon or tuna flakes make good healthy cat treats."