It’s no secret that all dogs adore treats. But have you considered what’s contained in your pet’s favorite snack? Some dog treats come with preservatives that can compromise your dog’s health (such as Propyl Gallate, Ethoxyquin, BHT, HA, and TBHQ). These additional ingredients can irritate dog allergies, cause bothersome coat and skin conditions, and even be more harmful than useful.
The following are ten 100% natural, healthy treats you can feed your dog, rather than feed him store-bought snacks.
Cabbage is a cruciferous type of vegetable that helps with fighting cancer. Steam some cabbage and make it part of dog’s dinner–but only add a little to not upset your dog’s stomach or cause flatulence. Too much cabbage causes gas.
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These small fish contain lots of omega oils and are tasty. Due to their tiny size, you can feed sardines whole. Keep them in the freezer for a cool, crunchy little treat.
Few things are as delicious as cooked pumpkin. Add some pumpkin to your dog’s diet for extra vitamin E, vitamin C, omega fatty acids, riboflavin, fiber, as well as a healthy amount of vitamin A. But be sure to feed him steamed or roasted pumpkin because pumpkin pie is high in harmful refined sugar and preservatives.
This ancient grain is perfect for dogs that are sensitive to grain and is good for settling an upset stomach, just like brown rice.
Many dogs like tasty, crispy apple slices. This is perfect as apples have calcium, vitamin K, vitamin C, and solution fiber (pectin ). However, get rid of the seeds and core because they contain harmful substances called cyanogenic glycosides.
Pack 1-2 baby carrots for a perfect dog treat while you’re on the move. Alternatively, you may cook the carrots and pound them into your pet’s supper for a healthy, tasty addition. You can also freeze a few baby carrots to get a sweet, cool treat that will clean your pet’s teeth naturally. There are lots of options.
Most dogs really love cheese, which makes it an ideal reward for training. But check the calories and bear in mind that unripe softer cheeses are very likely to trigger stomach upsets.
Dry apricots are a tasty, healthy treat ideal for indulging your pet’s sweet tooth. Mind the size of portion though. Dried apricots contain all of the nutrients in fresh ones but lack water, so only feed small portions to stop stomach upsets.
Watermelon contains plenty of lycopene, which is an anti-cancer antioxidant that also maintains healthy eyes.
Sweet potatoes are sweet as well as nutritious. They contain vitamin C, B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, and niacin. You can serve your dog dry sweet potato treats, or steam them and add to your his supper.