Treats are a great way to reward your fur baby, but they should only make up no more than 10% of your dog’s daily caloric intake.
When shopping for treats, read the packaging carefully. It’ll tell you a lot about a treat’s ingredients, calorie count, and sourcing.
1. Banana Bites
Bananas are full of vitamins and minerals that can help boost your dog’s energy level, fight inflammation, improve digestion, and reduce their risk of heart disease. However, they are high in sugar (a small banana contains 12 grams), so it’s important to give them in moderation.
They are also a good source of fiber, potassium, and copper, which can help keep your pet healthy and happy. They are a great snack to keep on hand in case you need to grab something quick and easy for your pet.
These bite-sized treats are low in calories and make frequent rewarding a breeze for dogs of all sizes. They also come in a variety of flavors to meet your dog’s unique taste preferences.
2. Pea-Nutty Nibbles
The pea-nut might be the king of the canine snack kingdom, but there are many treats worthy of a starring role on your furry friend’s dinner table. From cookies to burgers, there’s something for every dog, and you can make it all from scratch. Here are some of the quickest and easiest recipes for making your furry friend happy and healthy.
The most impressive of the lot is a well-balanced blend of whole wheat flour, oat flour and a touch of peanut butter. You can also tuck a little nugget of chicken broth into the mix to help the dough hold together. The best part? They are easy to prepare, store and eat. I can’t wait to see what Olive thinks of them after a good chew!
3. Chicken Treats
Chicken treats are a great treat option for dogs, especially when they are made from high-quality ingredients. They are usually free of grains and other fillers that can make your dog’s stomach upset.
They are also low in fat and contain no artificial flavors or preservatives. These healthy chicken bites are great for training and can be given whole or cut into smaller pieces.
These freeze-dried chicken jerky treats from Bond Vet are a favorite for my dogs. They have no added sugar and only one ingredient – chicken breast.
These treats are a great choice for dogs with food allergies or sensitivities because they are gluten-free and don’t contain any corn, wheat, or soy. They are easy to serve and satisfy your pet’s craving for chewing.
4. Beef Chew Bones
Beef chew bones are a favorite of dogs that love to chew. They offer a rich and satisfying flavour that your dog won’t get bored with quickly.
They also promote dental health by helping remove plaque from your dog’s teeth.
But before you offer your dog a beef bone, make sure it’s safe to do so! Bones that are too hard can fracture teeth or break apart and cause gastrointestinal obstructions.
The safest bones have a little “give” to them when you press them with your thumb. If they don’t, they’re too stiff for your dog’s jaw.
5. Turkey Treats
Treats should make up only 10% of your dog’s daily calories and should be a part of an overall healthy diet. They should be high in protein, fiber, and low in fat.
Experts also recommend avoiding treats with chemical preservatives or high levels of fat. This can contribute to weight gain and can increase your pet’s risk for obesity.
A variety of healthful, natural snacks are available. These are a great way to give your dog something special without compromising their health or happiness.