If your dog doesn’t love treats, he must not be a dog! Every dog we’ve met so far loves a good treat. Unfortunately, in recent years it has come to light that many pet products that sound healthy and nutritious are anything but. Rawhide, a commonly sold dog chew, can cause serious health issues, while popular treats like Pedigree Dentastix and Beggin Strips are packed with unhealthy fillers like wheat, cornmeal, and meat byproducts. The following treats are just as tasty, but so much better for your dog!
Zuke’s Natural Training Dog Treats
Zuke’s is known for trying to make delicious dog treats more nutritious. They hit the mark with their natural training treats. With only 3 calories each, these soft, chewy treats are just the right size to use for a training session.
They come in several flavors, including chicken, duck, rabbit, salmon, and pork, and the name of the flavor is always the first ingredient- no wheat, corn, soy, or artificial flavors. Some reviewers commented that the bag is tough to seal, so consider pouring them into a ziplock to keep them moist and fresh.
Emmy’s Premium Chicken Jerky
Another great training treat, Emmy’s Premium Chicken Jerky dog treats are made with USDA-certified “A” grade chicken breasts. They are 100% naturally sourced, made in the US, and contain no fillers, additives, or preservatives. The company is so sure your dog will like them that they offer a 100% money-back guarantee if they don’t!
Blue Wilderness Trail Treat Biscuits
A little crunchy, a little meaty, these Trail Treats are a fluff favorite. They’re high in protein and are made with high quality, natural ingredients including duck, salmon, turkey, sweet potatoes, and flaxseed. They’re also gluten and grain-free!
Rocco & Roxie Jerky Sticks
To end on a high note, these jerky sticks are to die for. (Or so we assume based on how dogs go nuts when they smell them!) They’re made with quality meat in several flavors, contain few ingredients, and are USDA certified organic.
Each stick is about 6 inches long, soft, chewy, and filler-free! They do have a small amount of sodium nitrate, but as long as the treats are given in moderation it’s not a deal-breaker. Once or twice a week at the end of a training session or a long walk is just about perfect!