Healthy snacks for dogs: If your dog eats a complete and balanced diet, he will rarely be hungry between meals. However, everyone likes a snack, and these fruits and vegetables can be shared with your pet – certainly healthier than the pre-packaged chicken strips. Just make sure, as with any treat, that the total calories are less than 10% of your dog’s daily food!
All foods should be gradually incorporated into your dog’s diet so that you can monitor for side effects such as allergic reactions.
Remember that all dogs are different. One dog can tolerate a food very well, while another dog has side effects.
To find out which foods are particularly suitable as healthy snacks for dogs, check out this list!
1Healthy Snacks For Dogs: Chicken
Cooked chicken is a nutritious food that is safe for the majority of dogs. Cooked chicken is a perfect snack or food supplement, but cooked bones should never be fed to dogs.
However, both raw chicken and raw chicken bones are very healthy for our dogs. Boiled bones splinter and can be dangerous, while raw bones are soft and tough.
Attention: Raw chicken meat can lead to salmonella infection.
2Healthy Snacks For Dogs: Cheese
Cheese is safe for most dogs when fed in small quantities. Most dogs simply love a treat of cheese, which makes cheese a great and quality reward for training. Due to the fat and lactose content of cheese, some dogs may have digestive problems such as stomach pain and diarrhea after eating it.
To avoid unpleasant symptoms, it is best to gradually incorporate cheese into your dog’s diet. It may also help to feed your dog only low-fat cheeses such as mozzarella.
Attention: Some dogs are lactose intolerant and all dairy products should be administered in small quantities.
3Healthy Snacks For Dogs: Carrots
Pack one or two raw baby carrots for a great treat on the go. Or cook them and crush them into your dog’s dinner for a sweet and healthy supplement. Or freeze some baby carrots for a cool-sweet treat that naturally cleans your dog’s teeth. There are many possibilities.
Carrots are low in calories and a great source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. This makes them a very nutritious food for your dog to enjoy as a snack.
Attention: Before feeding carrots to your dog, be sure to cut them into bite-sized pieces to avoid choking.
4Healthy Snacks For Dogs: Pumpkin
If you are planning to put your puppy in a hot dog Halloween costume this year, a small pumpkin is a well-deserved treat.
Pumpkin canned or freshly cooked pumpkin without added sugar and spices is a good choice for dogs with a sensitive stomach.
Pumpkin is rich in carotenoids, beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, fiber, zinc, iron, vitamin A and potassium.
Best of all, pumpkin can help your dog lose weight; it is low in fat, but thanks to its high fiber content, it helps reduce the amount of dog food your dog eats, without your dog feeling hungry.
Pumpkin can also help with diarrhea and constipation.
Attention: Never feed raw (cooked or canned) and always remove stems, skins and seeds as they can be divisive.
5Healthy Snacks For Dogs: Salmon
Boneless, cooked salmon is a healthy and safe food for your dog.
Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids known to reduce inflammation and keep your dog’s skin and coat healthy.
Attention: Never give your dog uncooked salmon. Raw salmon may contain a parasite known to cause salmon poisoning that can be fatal.
6Healthy Snacks For Dogs: Apples
They are also rich in fiber, which can benefit your dog’s digestive system.
Attention: However, remove the kernel and the kernels; apple seeds and stems contain cyanogenic glycosides. You should definitely avoid your dog consuming a large number of apple seeds.
7Healthy Snacks For Dogs: Frozen Sardines
These tiny fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and delicious. Because of their small size, sardines can be fed completely.
Sardines are a great source of protein, containing lots of vitamin B3, B12, and D, selenium, phosphorus, and calcium.
Sardines are ideal for skin and coat, particularly suitable for dogs with allergies (including severe allergies), have anti-inflammatory properties and are therefore beneficial for dogs with arthritis. Sardines are also great for your dog’s brain, making them a perfect companion for raising and developing puppies and older dogs.
Keep a bag of it in the freezer to enjoy a cool, crispy little treat.
8Healthy Snacks For Dogs: Rice
Dogs can eat normal and cooked brown or white rice.
Rice is very easy for dogs to digest and can help relieve stomach upset.
You can give your dog rice alone or in combination with a little chicken or turkey for extra protein.
9Healthy Snacks For Dogs: Red Peppers
Packed full of vitamins, slices of raw red pepper are a sweet treat that many dogs love.
All peppers contain beta-carotene, fibre and antioxidants.
Feed fresh or sliced and freeze for a cool treat.
10Healthy Snacks For Dogs: Sweet Potatoes
Attention: Remember that too much vitamin A can cause bone problems and muscle weakness in dogs. Avoid overfeeding your dog with sweet potatoes.
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