Quick and Healthy Snack Ideas for Your Dog
You can buy prepared snacks for your puppy pal in lots of different shapes, flavors, and sizes but you don't have to. Lots of food for people are appropriate for dogs. Think low fat, low salt, and low calorie.
Raw carrots are a favorite for dogs. They help clean his teeth, provide crunch and are low calorie.
Many dogs like celery sticks as well.
Apple and pear slices are a good snack – but the seeds should not be eaten in large quantities.
Don’t feed him cherries; the pit can break a tooth and that can mean expensive dental work.
Dogs have a sweet tooth (did you know that cats can't taste ‘sweet'?), but prepackaged cookies and candy are obviously not a good idea. If you bake cookies, such as oatmeal, it's permissible for your dog to have a small one as a special treat. But it's probably better if you use our oatmeal “cookie” recipe for dogs.
Chocolate can be poisonous to dogs, so chocolate chip cookies are definitely a no-no.
Peanut butter stuffed inside a toy can keep your pooch occupied for hours, but make sure there are no artificial sweeteners or xylitol.
Hard cheeses can also be very tasty. If you use cheese keep an eye on the portion size since cheese has a high fat content.
Beef or chicken jerky that's low in sodium can be used as training treats. You can grab our jerky recipe here.
People pretzels without salt, as well as unsalted crackers can be used as a treat in moderation.
Lots of options, but just like everything else…it should be in moderation.