Stuck on what healthy treats for dogs to get? Good news: healthy doesn’t mean expensive. From DIY frozen dog treats you can easily make at home, to big strips of delicious beef jerky for dogs, there’s something for every pup (and budget!). Plus, you can find extra nutrients and dental perks with some chews. So keep reading ahead to find out what the best healthy dog treats are for your canine companion.
These yogurt-based pops pack a ton of protein, calcium, and good fats into one tasty treat. Blend this up with some dog-friendly fruits like bananas, strawberries, peanut butter, and honey. Pour the mixture into fun molds and freeze until solid. They make an easy, fun treat to keep your pup cool in the warmer months.
These sweet and juicy bites will delight any thirsty pooch! Perfect for hot summer days, make a big batch of these to store in the freezer. You can even add them to your own fruity drinks as an ice-cube alternative! Simply slice up a watermelon, remove the pips and skin, and blend with a dash of coconut milk (optional). Pour the slushy into ice cube trays and save for a warm day.
These meat-free, low-fat, vegetarian, and vegan-friendly dog treats pack a whole lotta punch. Veggie ears offer the same bold flavor as meat-based ear snacks for dogs, as well as loads of vitamins and minerals. With potato starch and alfalfa extract as some of the yummy ingredients, there are no grains in this chewy vegan dog snack, making them easily digestible and gentle on a dog’s belly.
Vegan Sweet Potato Chews
This single ingredient dog treat is one of the best easy dog treats to cook in your own kitchen. You only have to do a few simple steps (and some free time) to get this naturally sweet, meatless dog snack. Simply wash and peel one or more sweet potatoes, cut them lengthwise into 5-10cm slices, and arrange them on a sheet of baking paper in an oven tray. Make sure they are not touching as you lay them side by side. Bake them for 5-6 hours at 90-95 Celsius, flipping them over halfway. The end result is a crunchy dog snack with a light chewiness that doggos will love.
Beef it up
As the saying goes, good things come in small packages. Bully Bites are a bestselling Australian-made beef snack for dogs. Made with only one ingredient, 100% Beef Bladder Pizzle, these chewy bites are loaded with protein, perfect for a dog’s high metabolism to break down slowly. Plus, they have 0% additives or grains, making them a nutritious dog treat that helps keep your dog lean and strong.
Homemade Chicken Jerky For Dogs
When you buy dog treats outside, they often come loaded with additives, preservatives, and lack quality ingredients. Besides buying from a reputable Australian dog treat brand, you can try making your own dog treats. Frozen and baked fruits and veggie dog treats are much easier than meat treats, but it shouldn’t stop you from trying. Just trim the fat off some raw poultry, slice into thin but wide strips, and place on a wire rack greased with coconut oil. Set the rack on top of a lined oven tray. Place the tray in the oven for up to 3 hours at 120 Celsius, making sure to flip them halfway.
Kangaroo Ribs For Healthy Joints
Active dogs put a lot of pressure and strain on their joints when doing high-intensity actions. It’s important to feed your dogs nutritious meals and snacks to help replenish their nutrient stores, as well as maintain their joint health. 100% kangaroo rib dog snacks offer a great store of calcium and phosphorus that benefits joint health. Plus, they keep those chompers healthy and clean.
Peanut Butter and Cinnamon Cookies
It can save you some dollars to make your own healthy dog treats at home. Change up the ingredients to suit your dog’s tastes and health needs. For instance, peanut butter and cinnamon combo offer not only great taste, but also some nutrients, fibre, healthy fats, and protein for a well-rounded nutritious dog snack.
These yoghurt treats are amazing for use in doggy training. Not only are they tasty and easily digestible, but they are also easy to transport, sustainably sourced, and gentle on puppy teeth. Keep them only for special occasions if you’re not training, and offer them to your pup as part of a healthy, balanced diet.
Cheese And Tuna Bites
You can make some savoury dog treats for training with just a few simple ingredients. Just combine some shaved or grated cheese, low-sodium tuna, 1 egg, and flour to a mixing bowl to taste. Once you knead it to form a dough, pinch and roll into balls or flatten the dough and cut it into small cubes. Bake at 180 Celsius for 1 hour or until golden brown. Try to use flour without grains for a healthy savoury pup snack.