Every dog deserves treats and the best kinds of treats are the ones that are actually good for your dog! Many treats provide health and wellness benefits that will keep your pup healthy, happy and may even extend the life of your dog. We’re going to share some surprising eats that you can give your dog, guilt-free.
Proper dental care can extend the life of your pet, so along with regular cleanings, many veterinarians suggest daily dental chews. Dental chews are scientifically formulated to encourage your dog’s natural chewing instinct, to help support healthy teeth and gums as well as reduce tartar. That’s important because tartar leads to tooth decay, which can lead to infections throughout the body. They can even affect the heart and kidneys, and nobody wants that! Keep your pup’s chompers healthy so they can live a long and healthy life.
Yogurt is full of probiotics, which can improve digestion and help fight disease in your furry family members. You can fill an ice cube tray with yogurt and put it in the freezer, creating healthy little frozen yogurt treats for your dog on hot days.
Some human foods rich in fiber make great treats for your dog. Fiber helps with constipation, diarrhea, and weight management. Vegetables like pumpkin, carrots, peas, and green beans make great treats for your pup. When giving human food to your pup, always be sure it is safe for your dog to eat. Many human foods are toxic to animals.
K-9 Glucosamine Chews
If your vet recommends a daily glucosamine regimen for your dog, don’t shove a pill down your pup’s throat. Instead, find a delicious glucosamine chew in a flavor your dog likes and make glucosamine time a fun treat time that your pup will look forward to.
Ice is a great treat for your dog on a hot day. Drop ice cubes in your dog’s water bowl for added fun. You can make frozen cubes out of chicken or beef broth as well, and even drop in little treats like carrots and peas for an added bonus.
Keep in mind that every dog is unique. Some dogs have allergies or sensitive teeth. Always make treat decisions based on the specific needs of your dog. Talk to your vet if you have any questions or concerns.