Top 5 Healthy, Natural Treats for Dogs in Your Kitchen
By: Hype Hounds Kennel Club
An apple a day doesn’t necessarily keep the veterinarian away, and a whole apple would be a bit much for a dog anyway, but they are good for dogs just like they are people! Full of nutrients and fiber, these are great snacks. Just be sure not to let your pup have the seeds or the core.
2. Green Peas
Frozen or fresh, green peas are good treats, and most dogs love them. Hand your dog a couple as training treats or even put some in their bowl. Easy-peasy!
Loaded with beta carotene and other vitamins, carrots are almost guaranteed to be in your kitchen anyway. Why not cut up some bite-sized pieces and use them as a healthy reward? Some dogs can be bad about swallowing without chewing (we’re looking at you, labs and beagles), so if yours is one, be sure that the carrot pieces are an appropriate size.
4. Green Beans
Dogs can eat green beans too! Just be sure that cooked green beans aren’t seasoned. Plain, please, your puppy and vet and kitchen floors will thank you. These are a great source of greens and fiber and your pup will love them.
Just like humans, most dogs love watermelon as a tasty, hydrating, and beneficial snack. Be sure to remove any seeds, and definitely don’t give your dog the rind. Cubed and seedless watermelon in their bowl on a hot summer day will help keep your pup refreshed and happy!