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Old 09-22-2018, 07:35 PM United States
ElieSloth ElieSloth is offline
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Hello all!
I have a few types of treats I give my 6 mo. female chin. Does anyone know how much a day is a healthy amount to give her of each? I currently give her these three types of treats:

-crimped oats
-dried chamomile flowers
-dried marigold leaves

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Old 09-23-2018, 11:57 AM Canada
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For the most part one treat per day, but with some, like oats, you want to limit it to just a couple oats (depending on the size) a week. Oats require calcium to digest, so too much oats can cause calcium deficiency. The chamomile I would also limit to just one flower a couple times a week, unless there is a reason you need to calm your chin down (stress, anxiety, etc). I'm not sure I've heard of giving marigold leaves, just marigold flowers, so I can't really help there.

My chins only get treats once or twice a week, but if you just rotate a different treat everyday, one treat a day is ok. The Fuzzies Kingdom site has a good variety of safe treats listed and how much of each should be given.
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