Healthy Snacks Your Dog will Love & the Foods to Avoid!

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Healthy Snacks Your Dog will Love!

Even the sternest dog owner has their heart melted when ever their pooch flashes them the puppy eyes when it’s time for treats. Instead of grabbing the usual sugar packed treats, why not switch it up for a fibre/vitamin filled snack instead!

The snacks below are filled with healthy fats, protein and vitamins which are great for your dog and super tasty too!

It’s important to remember that the first time you give these healthy snacks to your pup you should begin with small quantities to see if it agrees with their stomachs.

 

#1: Water Melon

Fresh Water Melon is a refreshing and tasty treat to give your pup on a warm summer’s day. Each luscious slice has significant levels of vitamins A and C and has lots of Lycopene which has been linked with both heart and bone health.

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#2: Peanut Butter

Asides from tasting delicious, peanut butter is a great source of protein, healthy fats (which is great for the heart) and packed with vitamin B and E. You should stay away from the ‘sugar-free’ option as the artificial sweeteners used to make them can be toxic to dogs.

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#3: Baby Carrots

Baby carrots are a great, low calorie option for your pooch. The crunchiness of the veggie is a fun distraction for your dog, great for their teeth (gets rid of build up) and also works out their jaw muscles! Solid snack!

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Foods to Avoid!

As you’re probably aware, there are some human foods which aren’t that great for dogs. Sitywalks have listed a few foods your dog should stay away from.

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#1: Onions

Onion consumption by dogs in any quantity is extremely harmful for their health. Eating the vegetable causes damage to their red blood cells which are key for pumping oxygen around the body particularly the brain!). If you think you’re pooch has eaten any or is displaying typical symptoms (decreased stamina, red urine or lethargy) then contact your vet.

 

#2: Chocolate

Although a favourite treat for most humans, chocolate should not be given to your pooch. Dogs really struggle to process a toxic found in chocolate (theobromine-which is easily metabolized by humans) meaning a slow build of toxic levels usually occurs in their system when large quantities are consumed. Again, if you think you’re pooch has eaten any or is displaying typical symptoms (vomiting, diarrhoea or lethargy) then contact your vet.

 

Don’t forget to consult your veterinarian with any important questions you may have on what is safe and what is harmful for your dog.

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One thought on “Healthy Snacks Your Dog will Love & the Foods to Avoid!”

  1. Thanks for the tips for finding healthy dog snacks. My dog likes human food more than dog food, so I want to find healthy snacks for her. I didn’t know that watermelon could help her heart and bones!

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