Every dog owner wants the best for their canine companion. Dogs give us unconditional love and companionship, so it only makes sense for us to return the favor by providing them with the best life. This, of course, means feeding them high-quality, healthy treats. So, what are some healthy dog treats?
Unfortunately, though, not all dog treats are good for dogs. Some offer little-to-no nutritional value while containing potentially harmful ingredients. Feeding your dog these low-quality treats can cause a myriad of problems, including digestive disorder, constipation, fatigue and even allergies. Continue reading for more information on healthy dog treats
Jerky is one of the world's most popular dog treats – and for good reason. It contains nothing more than dehydrated meat, offering a substantial amount of protein and no harmful additives, chemicals or fillers. Dog jerky treats are available in a variety of types, including chicken, beef, turkey, pork and more. Feel free to experiment with several types to see which one your dog prefers.
Many owners are surprised to learn that carrots are a popular treat among dogs. With its crunchy texture and semi-sweet flavor, most dogs love this orange-colored veggie. Of course, carrots are also good for dogs to consume. They contain fiber, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B-6 and magnesium. When feeding your dog carrots, however, it's recommended that you supervise them to prevent choking.
A third healthy treat that dogs seem to love is pumpkin. This seasonal vegetable contains loads of beneficial nutrients, some of which includes fiber, zinc, potassium, vitamin A, beta-carotene and alpha-carotene. Simply cut the pumpkin into small strips – like cutting an apple – and give them to your dog. He'll appreciate this delightful treat.
Apples are another healthy, beneficial dog treat. Like carrots, they are crisp and crunchy, making them “fun” for dogs to eat. However, the real benefits of apples lie in their nutritional value. Apples contain vitamin C, water soluble fiber (Pectin), vitamin K, calcium, iron, magnesium and more.
When feeding your dog apples, however, it's important to remove the core and seeds. Although it’s a very small amount, these parts of the apple contain the toxin cyanide. The edible flesh and skin, however, does not.
These are just a few healthy dog treats to consider giving your canine companion. Regardless of which dog treats you choose, remember to limit your dog's treats to no more than 10% of his daily calories.
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