Give Healthy Treats Your Dog Can Eat
Merritt Milam | March 30, 2023
It’s well known that some human treats like chocolate, grapes, and nuts are not good for pets. Unfortunately, many people can’t help sharing their human snacks with their furry friends. This well-meaning, but dangerous habit can lead to conditions such as excessive weight gain, pancreatitis, kidney failure, intestinal damage, and even death. It’s also important to note that some dog chews and bones can cause intestinal blockage, internal punctures due to splintering, and bacterial contamination from the ingestion of raw bones.
This being shared, there are healthy options for your furry friend. Listed below are treats your pet will love. Chances are they are already in your refrigerator or pantry.
This low-calorie snack supports dental health and is a great source of beta-carotene and vitamin A.
A perfect snack packed with vitamins and fiber. Also good for the digestive tract.
While a great source of vitamins A and C, the core and seeds must be removed before allowing your pet to eat. (seeds contain cyanide).
Keep in mind the yogurt should be fat-free and low in fat and should not contain fat substitutes, sugars, or additional flavors (honey, vanilla, strawberry, etc.).
This snack is full of great things for your pup, including dietary fiber, amino acids, antioxidants, and vitamin C but should only be given in moderation. Dogs who are prone to yeast allergies should choose something different.
Peanut Butter (Without the sweetener xylitol)
Pups typically love small tastes of this treat. Peanut butter is also helpful in disguising prescription pills from the vet.
Options include bananas, raspberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, watermelon, mangoes, oranges, and pears.
As with any new treat, start slow and consult your vet if you have any concerns or questions about your pet’s treats. For something extra special…check out these homemade goodies you can purchase to help support the Wags Way Home Rescue.