Various types and brands of dog food claim that their product is tasty, hearty, safe, and full of healthy nutrients that your pet needs. These products can indeed be the perfect meal for your dog.
But aside from dog foods, your canine friend will also benefit greatly when you give them treats from time to time. You can give them these treats when you are training them – potty training, doing tricks, etc. Giving dog rewards, especially edible ones, are highly effective in motivating your canine friends to learn something new or to obey your command.
The most common dog treats that owners feed their pets are biscuits. However, there are other types of treats you can consider as well. As such, you don’t have to limit your options to only biscuits. There are others that are more nutritious that your canine friend will love as well. More importantly, they are healthier but they will have the same effect as the regular treats.
Below are some of the treats you can give to your pet dog that they will love and are healthy at the same time:
Yogurt – Yogurt is a sweet treat nearly akin to ice cream that all dogs love. In addition, they contain probiotics which can help improve digestion of your pet and aid them in fighting diseases. You can make small frozen yogurt treats for your furry friend by filling an ice cube tray with yogurt and put it in the freezer. You can feed your pet one or two cubes when you want or need to.
Vegetables rich in fiber – Some human foods rich in fiber such as carrots, green beans, peas, and pumpkins, can be great tasty and healthy treats for your dog. Since they contain high levels of fiber, they can help with constipation, diarrhea, and weight management. However, when giving human food to your dog, always make sure it is safe for your pet to eat it. If you’re unsure, you can always ask your vet.
K9 Glucosamine chews – In case your dog is on a daily glucosamine regimen as prescribed by the vet, ask the specialist if you can give your pet glucosamine chews instead of pills. They are tastier and more filling, making for great treats to give to your dog. Just make sure you know how much and how many times it is safe for you to feed your pet this treat.
Dental chews – Lastly, dental chews are great multifunctional treats. Dogs find them tasty and at the same time, they are especially formulated to encourage your dog’s natural chewing instinct, help support healthy teeth and gums, and reduce tartar. You can help keep their teeth gums and healthy while rewarding them for something good that they did.