After a productive day, how do you treat yourself? Perhaps you chill with a bottle of wine and some cookies with your partner. Don’t you think your good dog also deserves such?
She has been a darling, doting you with all love and affection. Your cute four-foot sure deserves a treat too!
But that won’t be wine and cookies. How about something affordable, natural, and healthy? Yes?
Fortunately, this list contains more than one. Have your pick from the following treats:
Top 5 Healthy Treats For Every Good Dog
Note: these snacks should be at a max of 10% of your dog’s daily feed. In other words, these are not food.
Dogs naturally self-manufacture vitamin C. However, when stressed or sick, they run low on the supply of these antioxidants.
Luckily, apples are excellent sources of vitamin C. With them, your dog grows strong and happy.
Also, apples contain cider that helps your dog achieve adequate oral care.
Even with the benefits of apples, just a few slices are enough for your dog. More importantly, ensure to remove the seed before feeding your pet.
Carrots are as crunchy as the typical dog snacks. Even better than snacks, carrots are rich in vitamin A and carotene. With such nutrients, your dog will enjoy enhanced sight as well as glowing skin.
Like apples, carrots also maintain optimal dental care for your pet. Chewing on the vegetables helps your dog clear plaques.
Lastly, carrots have low fat and carb components. In other words, you needn’t worry about your pet gaining too much weight.
That said, the best way to serve carrots is for you to steam a bit and cut them into snackable sizes so that the dog can digest them adequately.
Also, you can serve carrots to your dog as juice.
Chicken or Salmon
Who doesn’t love chicken? The favorite meat for holidays, parties, and weekend outings! If you’re having some, then your dog can as well.
Besides, chicken is a top-drawer source of Omega-6. With that fatty substance, your dog will get clear skin and coats as shiny as stars.
Perhaps you can’t afford chicken as treats, how about salmon?
Salmon are more affordable than chicken. Nonetheless, they are also rich sources of fatty acids (Omega-3).
For easy digestion, you should remove the tiny bones from the salmon treat before serving your dog.
You and lovely had already bonded on various Netflix-ing nights. How about sharing the fun pops?
The chances are that you already feed your pet the fluffy delights. However, there are a few things you should note:
- Don’t feed your dog the unpopped kernel.
- Don’t add salt or butter to the snacks.
Potatoes are the closest you would find similar to the snacks at your local stores. You can cook or roast it for your dog.
Also, you could even do a potato jerky and mash with banana and salmon. About bananas, just a little amount is enough.
A quick tip: Whatever you do, don’t serve your pet a raw potato.
So, what if you have some other healthy snack for dogs and it’s not on this list? Can you serve your pet?
You can serve your pet other snacks. However, do away with caffeine substances. Better still, consult your vet.