10 Simple, All-Natural Dog Treats It’s no secret that all dogs adore treats. However, have you ever considered what your pet’s favorite snack contains? Some dog treats come with preservatives that can compromise your dog’s health (such as Propyl Gallate, Ethoxyquin, BHT, HA, and TBHQ). These extra ingredients may trigger dog allergies, lead to annoying coat and skin problems, and even be much more detrimental than beneficial. Instead of giving your dog store-bought snacks, here are 10 healthy, all-natural treats you can feed your dog. Cabbage
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A cruciferous vegetable, cabbage helps to fight cancer. Steam some cabbage and make it part of dog’s dinner–but only add a little to not upset your dog’s stomach or cause flatulence. Too much cabbage can cause gas.
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Frozen sardines These little fish are delicious and rich in omega oils. You can feed them whole since they’re very small. Keep them in your freezer for a crunchy, chilly little treat. Pumpkin Few things are as delicious as cooked pumpkin. Add pumpkin to your pet’s diet for a healthy amount of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, omega fatty acids, fiber, and riboflavin. But be sure to feed him steamed or roasted pumpkin because pumpkin pie is high in harmful refined sugar and preservatives. Quinoa This old grain is ideal for pets that are sensitive to grains and is ideal for quelling an upset stomach, like brown rice. Apples Most dogs love tasty, crispy slices of apple. This is great because apples contain vitamin C, vitamin K, pectin (solution fiber), and calcium. But remove the seeds as well as core because they have harmful stuff called cyanogenic glycosides. Carrots Pack 1-2 baby carrots for a perfect dog treat while you’re on the move. You can also cook the carrots, pound them and add to your dog’s supper for a healthy, delicious addition. You also can freeze some young carrots to have a delicious, cool treat that’ll clean your pooch’s teeth naturally. Options abound. Cheese Most dogs really like cheese, making it perfect for rewarding your pet after training. But mind the calories and remember that softer, unripe cheeses are extremely likely to lead to stomach upsets. Dried apricots Dry apricots are a tasty, healthy treat ideal for indulging your pet’s sweet tooth. However, mind the size of portion. Dehydrated apricots have all of the nutrients found in fresh ones, so just feed small amounts to avoid stomach upsets. Watermelon Watermelon contains lots of lycopene, which is an antioxidant that fights cancer and maintains healthy eyes as well. Sweet potato Sweet potatoes are sweet as well as nutritious. They contain B vitamins, vitamin C, niacin, magnesium, and potassium. You can serve dry sweet potato chews or steam and add them to your dog’s dinner.