Saturday, March 2, 2013

The Amazing Treat Diet For Dogs: Book Review

Dogs and treats. Don't they belong in the same sentence? Of course they do! There are other things dogs love—walks, play time, tennis balls, squeaky toys, napping on your bed.

But all dogs love their treats!

I can just see the mutiny we'd have on our hands if we decided that we won't be giving our guys any more treats!

I still remember when Jasmine was a puppy. Since the day she came to us, she had problems with her stools. Then, not having any idea what was going on with her gut, the vet decided to put her on Hill's i/d diet. The instructions were that's all she was to get. No treats, no chews ...

"Wait a minute," I said, "she's a puppy and she's supposed to go with no treats and nothing to chew on?"

I was told I could give her some of the kibble for treats. Except I had a hard enough time getting her eat at all. There was no way she would accept THAT for treats. I tried. Needless to say, that plan was not working, and she was not feeling any better either. So I rebelled.

It made sense to me that the same ingredients that were in the prescription diet should be just as safe on their own. (Note: this rule would not work with hydrolyzed diets) Since the food had chicken, I would boil up some chicken breast and use that for treats. Just to get Jasmine eat her new food I had to add at least a little bit of the resulting broth to it.

As it turned out later, each of the formulas, the dry and the can, had ingredients in it that Jasmine was actually allergic to. No wonder the plan was not working!

But back to the original thought. Dogs without treats?

If you find yourself with an overweight dog, you might be told just that. Restricted rations and no more treats. Surely, there ought to be a better solution to help your dog lose weight than that?


Katie Newman, an analyst and researcher, was facing that dilemma. Her dog, Hustler, was overweight, and in pain. Because of his joint issues, increased exercise was not an option for Hustler. In fact, treats were one of the very few joys Hustler had left, and now he was suppose to lose that too? Yet, he did need to shed a lot of weight asap. So how does one  have have their cake and eat it too?

Every problem has a solution.

What if Hustler could actually enjoy more treats and yet consume fewer calories?

Hustler's story is one of an amazing transformation. And all that without losing treat privileges.

The Amazing Treat Diet for Dogs by Katie Newman shares Hustler's  journey and how they beat obesity WITH treats!

How did they do it?

It's all about WHAT goes into the bowl and in the mouth!

Who says that dieting ought to make your dog miserable? After extensive research, Katie formulated a unique and effective diet that provides healthy meals and those essential treats dogs love! Calorie control does not have to mean your dog walking around with an empty belly.  The Amazing Treat Diet for Dogs saved Hustler's life. It can improve or save your dog's life too.

The Amazing Treat Diet for Dogs contains step by step account of how Hustler went from 96 to 69 pounds in four months.

The answer to weight loss is amazingly simple!

If your dog is struggling with weight issues, this book is a must read. It will open your eyes. When you read it, you're going to hit yourself in the forehead, "Doh!"

You can check out Katie's website and Facebook for more information about the book and Hustler's journey.


After your dog's transformation, don't forget to show off their new waistline!


  1. So glad I read this today. We use Bella's love of treats to work through her fear and reactivity issues. But now she's injured and has been on exercise restrictions since October.

    The poor girl has gained a few pounds and we've been trying to figure out how to keep using food as a reinforcement (she is not motivated by toys) without having her continue to pack on the pounds.

    She's only about 3 - 5 pounds overweight so we're not talking crisis yet but we want to make sure we don't get to that point. So thanks - we'll be picking up a copy of this book today.

    1. Glad it just came in time for you! :-) Packing on pounds is a bad thing. But the solution is easy.