10 Simple, All-Natural Dog Treats
It’s no secret that all dogs adore treats. But have you ever thought about what your pet’s choice snack contains? Some dog treats have preservatives that may harm your dog’s health (such as BHT, HA, TBHQ, Propyl Gallate, and Ethoxyquin). 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. Try to steam some cabbage and include it in your dog’s dinner–however, add just a little so you don’t cause flatulence or upset his stomach. Too much cabbage can cause gas.
These tiny fish are tasty and high in omega oils. You can feed them whole since they’re very small. Keep them in the freezer for a cool, crunchy little treat.
Few things are as delicious as cooked pumpkin. Include it in your dog’s diet to add extra vitamin C, vitamin E, riboflavin, omega fatty acids, fiber, and a good amount of vitamin A. But ensure you feed him roasted/steamed pumpkin as pumpkin pie contains plenty of harmful preservatives as well as refined sugar.
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 love delicious, crispy slices of apple. This is great because apples contain vitamin C, vitamin K, pectin (solution fiber), and calcium. However, remove the seeds and core as they contain harmful substances known as cyanogenic glycosides.
Pack 1-2 baby carrots for a perfect dog treat while you’re on the move. You can also cook the carrots, pound them and add to your dog’s supper for a healthy, delicious addition. You also can freeze some young carrots to have a delicious, cool treat that’ll clean your pooch’s teeth naturally. There are countless options.
Most dogs just love some cheese, which makes it a perfect reward for training. But check the calories and bear in mind that unripe softer cheeses are very likely to trigger stomach upsets.
Dried apricots are a delicious, healthy treat perfect for indulging your dog’s sweet tooth. Mind the size of portion though. Dehydrated apricots have all of the nutrients found in fresh ones, so just feed small amounts to avoid stomach upsets.
Watermelon contains lots of lycopene, which is an antioxidant that fights cancer and maintains healthy eyes as well.
Sweet potatoes are tasty as well as nutritious. They have B vitamins, vitamin C, potassium, niacin, and magnesium. You can serve your dog dry sweet potato treats, or steam them and add to your his supper.
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