Natural Treats from the Kitchen for Your Pup

Natural Treats from the Kitchen for Your Pup

Did you know you can find natural treats from the kitchen that aren’t just tasty but also excellent for your doggo’s health? How fascinating is that!

There are plenty of fruits and vegetables that dogs love to eat. Since they are packed with nutrients, it makes them far better than calorie-rich dog biscuits you can find at stores. Plus, they are always available in your kitchen because you buy them for your family anyway, so it also saves you money.

Natural treats are the perfect way to reduce your doggo’s calorie count and maintain a healthy weight while still rewarding them for being a good boy.

9 Best Natural Dog Treats from the Kitchen

If you’re interested in learning about which natural treats are the best for your dog, we have a complete list for you to follow. Here are the top 9 natural dog treats you find lying around in your kitchen:

1.      Apples

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but that’s not necessarily the case with vets. Still, apples are healthy and rich in nutrients, and dogs love apples. Since they are an excellent source of fibre, they make for a healthy snack for dogs. But you must be very careful when feeding them apples; be sure not to let them eat the apple seeds or core.

Apple seeds and core pose a choking hazard and can sometimes cause digestive issues, such as diarrhoea and vomiting.

2.      Carrots

Carrots are a great source of nutrition and vitamins; plus, they’re available in almost every kitchen. Whether you want to train your dog or reward them for being on their best behaviour, there is no better option than carrots. However, some dogs aren’t such big fans of chewing and like to swallow their food as quickly as possible. So, it is best to chop the carrots into bite-sized pieces before feeding them to your dog to avoid a choking hazard.

3.      Watermelon

Who doesn’t love watermelon? If you want to give your dog a hydrating snack on a hot summer day, watermelon is your best bet. But, of course, it should only be given in small quantities without the seeds or the rind. The rind is unhealthy for dogs and can cause diarrhoea and vomiting.

4.      Cooked Sweet Potatoes

Surprisingly, dogs love to eat potatoes. But you should only give them cooked potatoes as raw potatoes contain solanine which can be toxic for them. While it may sound inconvenient to cook potatoes, especially for your dog, they are healthy and natural treats that will make your pup jump up with joy.

5.      Broccoli

You can’t go wrong with broccoli. Unlike human children, dogs aren’t picky about eating their greens. On the contrary, most dogs love to eat broccoli. Rich in fibre, the cruciferous veggie offers numerous health benefits for your pup and can be eaten raw. Roasted or steamed broccoli can also be given, but there is no harm in feeding them raw either.

6.      Bananas

Unlike cats, dogs love to eat sweet treats, and bananas are the best example. Bananas are filled with healthy nutrients, so they’re completely safe. But they contain high quantities of sugar, so they aren’t something you should give as frequently. Of course, as an occasional snack, they pose no harm.

7.      Strawberries

Like bananas, strawberries also contain high sugar content, so they must also be given in moderation. However, they are an excellent source of vitamin C, making them the perfect snack for pups when they’re craving something sweet.

8.      Peas

It doesn’t get any simpler than peas. Be it fresh or frozen, a handful of peas are the perfect dog treats from the kitchen that are easy to swallow, delicious, and healthy.

9.      Squash

Different varieties of squash are safe for dogs, including zucchini, butternut squash, pumpkin, and yellow squash. But make sure the squash is cooked and deseeded before handing them over to your dog. They’re healthy and safe and can be given all year round.

Find the Best Treats at Raw Paws Emporium

While all these dog treats from the kitchen are natural alternatives to store-bought treats, they should be given in small quantities only. But some stores have all-natural treats that are also safe for your pup. At Raw Paws Emporium, you can find a wide range of doggo treats and snacks that are made with natural and healthy ingredients. Call 01707 952160 for more details.

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