Dog owners love to offer treats to their dogs. And their dogs love to eat them too. But if you consider your dog’s nutritional needs important, then you may want to consider offering natural dog treats to your dog.
Natural dog treats are a healthier option as they do not contain any chemical preservatives or fillers. They offer nothing more than straight nutritional value to your dog.
Some natural treats are made with the highest premium grade of edible ingredients. Additionally, they are also processed with the highest grade of processing techniques. Therefore, they are of such high quality that they are even fit to be consumed by humans. They sure will come in handy if you happen to be stuck in the wilderness with your dog.
Let’s takes a look at some of the commercially available natural dog treats and also some of those that can be found in your home.
Commercial Natural Dog Treats
As odd as they sound on first blush, pig ears are a natural favorite for many of our furry friends. They contain a reasonable amount of fat, and dogs find the flavor irresistible (much like some humans and pork rinds). Pig ear treats should be baked instead of chemically processed, and should have no added preservatives or coloring agents. You should check your package label carefully.
Greenies are another favorite dog treat. They are a unique variety that uses chlorophyll to naturally freshen your dog’s breath. Greenies contain no preservatives, artificial flavors or extra coloring.
Surprisingly enough, dogs love them, and owners swear by them when it comes to sweetening the breath in a safe and healthy way. Chewing these treats has the added benefit of helping to clean your dog’s teeth.
Mother Nature’s Own Natural Dog Treats
You might be surprised to realize that natural dog treats exist right in your refrigerator, or in your garden. Carrots, apple slices, and celery are all terrific natural dog treats, providing vitamins without added chemical enhancer. Just give these treats a wash before giving them to your dogs.
For an extra-special treat, chop up your fruits or veggies, and mix with a dab of peanut butter and a teaspoon or two of raw oatmeal. However, before you do this, you must ensure that your dog is not allergic to peanut butter.
Whether commercially manufactured or straight from the garden, natural dog treats are a great way to give your dogs a dash of extra nutrition without any mysterious extras.