Who doesn’t love a good treat every once in a while, and let’s be honest it’s fun and easy to overindulge in high-calorie goodness. Wait . . . are we still talking about dogs here?

For us humans, we all know that the best food has the most calories in them, as well, we know healthy food tend to be boring, and our dogs know this too.

So, you’re not going to find recommendations for cabbage in this article because that’s just silly. Instead, we are going to look at healthy treats that are actually realistic to give and expect our puppers to love.

DOg treats

“Wait, didn’t you just say just say you were avoiding healthy bland food?” First, shame on you for calling carrots bland. Second, a lot of dogs actually really love carrots.

Which is probably solely due to the crunchy texture, but hey it’s about winning not how you won, right?

Benefits: vitamin A, fiber, low calories, beta-carotene.

Now we’re talking. Low-fat cheese is great for your furbaby and unlike us, they won’t mind one bit that it’s low-fat. Cottage Cheese and mozzarella are the two best since they are both low-fat and low sodium.

You’ll want to avoid any cheese with herbs in it, especially garlic as it can upset their stomach. Cheese has a lot less lactose in it than whole milk, so only dogs with serious lactose-intolerance should expect issues.

Benefits: vitamin a, B12, riboflavin, zinc, calcium, protein, and CLA - a fatty acid with anti-cancer and pro-weight loss properties.

The overload of sweetness from an apple will be a much welcome change compared to their dog food making this an easy snack to give. Just avoid the seeds since they are toxic in high amounts – especially if your pup is a little one.

Benefits: vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, dental – cleans residue off teeth

For whatever reason dogs seem to love unsweetened canned pumpkin, which is great because that’s exactly the kind you should give – pumpkins for carving may contain bacteria that could upset their stomach.

Cooked pumpkin seeds are great as well, and the texture should be enough to satisfy them even without adding salt.

Benefits: vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber zinc, low calorie, slow digestion –dog feel fuller longer – and the seeds contain protein.

Peanut Butter
Well, you won’t have to do any work convincing your dog here. Of course, you will need to watch the calories, especially since this treat has way more calories than most of the other treats on this list, but you shouldn’t feel bad for giving your dog peanut butter. In small quantities, it’s super healthy for them.

Benefits: vitamin E, magnesium, vitamin B6, protein and monounsaturated fats.

CBD Oil and Treats:
Let’s go off the beaten path for out last treat – though by the look of things it is about to be a next big treat for most pet owners.

CBD oil has been shown to have a treasure trove of health benefits that are just waiting to be unearthed. Anti-inflammatory, reduces pain, relieves nausea, and even helps dogs that suffer from separation anxiety.

That may seem way to be good to be true, but actually, when you learn about CBD oil, you find out all it’s really doing is promoting natural systems and functions in the body that are supposed to handle the issues above themselves but naturally go out of whack.

And if you’re wondering if it’s going to get your dog high since CBD oil comes from hemp then no need to worry. While hemp and marijuana share a past and a lot of the same therapeutic benefits, hemp is uncool and can’t get you high at all like marijuana. Sometimes being uncool is cool though, so you go hemp.

If you’re interested in finding out more, and you might as well go ahead now because it’s looking like it’s going to be on many pet owners list for years to come – Innovet Pet store offers a library of information on CBD from easy to digest blogs to reading that requires some more through reading. As well, they offer CBD oil and related products so you get the best of both worlds.

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