Occasional treats are great when it remains occasional and the treats are healthy. Most pet owners use treats as a motivator to reinforce good behaviour and as a reward during training. We do agree that it also increases the bond between owners and pets, however, choose wisely as some treats can even boost their health.
Overindulgence has the potential to cause obesity which leads to a long list of health problems, from diabetes to heart disease and arthritis. Therefore, is low calorie treats recommended and when your pet is overweight, avoid treats altogether.