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Dear Daisy Dog

My dog, Frankie, is on a diet -– but she has a weakness for treats. Can you recommend some low-calorie treats?

Daisy Responds

My sister Princess needs to watch her weight, too, so Mom rarely offers us treats.

When she does, she gives us baby carrots and low-cal dog treats. Even then, she hands out only half a small treat at one time.

Mom also treats Princess with a portion of her daily allotment of dry dog food, which she takes from a treat jar on the counter, so Princess thinks she’s getting something special.

To find low-calorie dog treats, check your animal hospital or pet supply store.

Consult the package for calorie content -– and then break the treat in half so Frankie ingests half the calories each time she eats a morsel.

For a list of common pet treats and their calories, e-mail us at vet@askthevetspets.com or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to our mailing address.

I don’t have a weight problem, but I love to receive one particular treat that Mom also gives Princess: kisses.

Most times you want to give Frankie a food treat, give her a kiss instead, and both of you will enjoy her diet.

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