Creative Confections: 4 Healthy Dog Treats
Dogs love to eat, and it’s no surprise that owners indulge their best friends with treats! We know you want your canine companion to be happy and healthy. However, too many treats can result in obesity, affecting both your dog’s health and longevity. One way you can solve this is by giving your pup fruits and vegetables instead of processed snacks.
But be aware, we’re not saying that you shouldn’t give your dog any overindulgent treats. It feels nice to spoil our companions while we’re also enjoying a meal, or just for the joy of seeing them become excited and happy to eat something tasty! We just want to help you identify healthier options for pups.
If you love fruits, why not share a small bite with your pup? Fruit is an excellent snack because it’s tasty, healthy, and filling. Here are some of our favorite fruits to share with your dog:
- Blueberries: If you like taking your pup on walks or hikes into the outdoors, then blueberries are the perfect healthy treat! These tasty berries are small, easy to pack, and contain antioxidants that help protect against serious illnesses such as heart disease and cancer. Blueberries are also rich in fiber which helps your pup’s digestive system.
- Apples: Apples are not just tasty for people but for dogs too! Apples are an excellent healthy treat because they are high in vitamin c, calcium, and fiber.
- Carrots: Carrots are rich in fiber and beta-carotene. In your dog’s body, beta-carotene is converted into vitamin A. Carrots can also provide your dog with dental care by helping clear out plaque and food while your dog chews.
- Pumpkin: Pumpkin is a healthy and tasty treat that will provide your dog with a wide range of healthy nutrients such as beta-carotene, fiber, iron, and zinc.
There are many healthy treats for dogs that not only taste great but are also good for them. It's important to choose a treat that your dog will enjoy but try to balance your dog’s palate with a variety of healthy and tasty treats as well!
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