Dogs are some of the most loved animals on the planet. They are loyal, friendly, and always happy to see us. And one of the best ways to show our appreciation is by giving them treats. But with so many different types of dog treats available, it can be hard to know which ones are the best for our furry friends. That’s why we’ve put together this list of some of the most popular dog treats out there.
Bully sticks are a great option. The bully sticks for dogs are treats that are made from all-natural beef, and they are a healthy and delicious way to show your dog some love.
These kinds of treats are good for a dog’s health because they are low calorie, and nutritious, and most dogs love the taste. They come in different sizes and colors, so you can find one that your dog will get on with. Bully sticks are also a good choice for dogs who are on a restricted diet or who have allergies since they are made from natural ingredients.
Chews are another possible option for dog treats. They are made from a variety of different materials, including rawhide, pig skin, and even sweet potato. Chews are a great way to keep your dog’s teeth clean and healthy, and they’re also a lot of fun for them to chew on.
You can occupy a dog as well as please its palate when you have a chew in your pocket to give. It is a good idea to have a selection of treats to choose from and have large enough pockets to accommodate the different lengths of treats. Dogs can be fussy eaters and may turn down one treat in preference for another or have an order that they like to be given their treats in.
A great option for dog treats is jerky because it is high in protein and low in fat. It is also a healthy way to show your dog that you care. Experiment with different kinds of treats to see which one agrees with your dog most. They might all be referred to as treats but it is how your dog thinks of them that is important.
Cookies are a great option for dog treats because they are tasty and easy to make. You can find recipes for dog cookies online or in pet stores. Make sure that they do not contain any human-intended chocolate, as that would not be safe for dogs.
Treats from Human Food Available
Some dog treats do not have to be specifically bought because they already exist in the foods that we eat.
The list of what your dog might enjoy could include:
- Cooked chicken or turkey
- Green beans
- Sweet potatoes
- Pumpkin puree
- Peanut butter (see cautionary note below)
Be aware, concerning peanut butter, that some brands might contain an ingredient called xylitol. This is toxic to dogs and can prove fatal even when eaten in small amounts. It is an artificial sweetener that is often used in foods to keep products free from sugar. This might be healthier for humans, but not when it comes to dogs.
So, as you can see, you need to be careful what you feed your dog, and it may well be safer to feed them treats that are specifically made for dogs. They will then have been tried and tested to be safe for our loyal friend.
Other foods to avoid giving dogs include grapes, raisins, chocolate, onions, garlic, and macadamia nuts. This is not an exhaustive list, so always ask a vet.
No matter what type of dog treat you choose to give your dog, they are sure to appreciate it. Dogs are always happy to receive a little extra love, and treats are a great way to show them just how much we care.