Healthy dog treats made from just 1 ingredient
By Nicole Simone
We all know our dogs love treats but have you considered what’s in your dog’s favorite snack? Some dog treats include preservatives that can be harmful to your dog’s health (think HA, BHT, Ethoxyquin, TBHQ, and Propyl Gallate). These excess ingredients can irritate your dog’s allergies, cause troublesome skin and coat conditions, and sometimes do far more harm than good.
In order to give our readers some alternatives to store-bought snacks we’ve pulled together this handy list of healthy, all natural treats you can give to your dog! There are even several uncommon (and doggone odd) goodies that you may not have considered, so take a look at the list and start snacking the smart way!
What could be better than a fishy popsicle, right? Perfect for bigger dogs, you can buy sardines frozen and keep them in the freezer for easy storage. Sardines are full of omega-3 fatty acids, iron, potassium and calcium. Your dog’s coat will thank you!
Cooked pumpkin is delicious! Adding it to your dog’s food will add extra fiber, omega fatty acids, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, riboflavin and a whopping dose of Vitamin A. Remember to give them roasted or steamed pumpkin, not canned pumpkin pie, which is packed with harmful preservatives and refined sugar.