Everyone loves a tasty treat, even our canine friends! Are you looking for some new options to feed your dog in addition to their usual dinner? Healthy snacks can be an excellent part of cats and dogs well-being programs. You can give them to your little guys and gals just because, or use them as rewards during training sessions. There are lots of creative options to try, and they aren’t hard to find or make.
1. Frozen Vegetables
If your best pal likes things that are cool and crunchy, try giving them some carrots or green beans straight from the freezer. These are especially delicious on a hot day. Just remember to use veggies that are safe for dogs and of an appropriate size for yours. Ice cold fruit is nice too! Try some watermelon, for instance.
2. Peanut Butter Balls
Dogs love peanut butter. To make it even better, roll balls of it in some oats for added flavor and texture. Read the label to make sure there is no artificial sweetener in your jar. It can be very harmful, even deadly, for your pooch.
3. Baked Delights
Many communities have bakeries that specialize in treats for your best friend and will even let them come along with you to grab some goodies. If you don’t feel like venturing out, try and make something at home. There are several dog-friendly recipes online and in books, from muffins to cakes to cookies. Your furry friend will love being the official kitchen taste tester.
Just like for humans, treats should be part of a dog’s balanced diet. Take the opportunity to introduce them to new varieties to find out what the like, but remember to take it slow so you don’t upset their tummy. With just a little bit of time and research, getting creative will be fun for everyone!