Easy Snacks for Your Dog

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Our A to Z Challenge letter today is “E” and we are posting ideas on Easy Snacks for Your Dog.

Want an Easy (and healthy) Snack for your pup? We suggest fruits & vegetables. Many of you will say “Oh no, my dog won’t eat vegetables”, but you’ll be surprised – if that’s the only snack they get, I bet they eat it.
We have carrot snacks everyday. Typically it’s our go to mid-afternoon snack to take the edge off just before dinner. In the summer, I put them in the freezer so not only are they nice and crunchy, but they are cooling also. Jack & Maggie love carrots.
We also give them all sorts of other vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower, squash – almost anything we are eating they can have.
Fruits are an easy snack as well. Slicing an apple for yourself? Give your dog a slice or two. Jack even loves citrus – oranges & grapefruit.
I know our dogs are Labs and they will typically eat most anything. But you won’t know if you don’t try. Even celery with a smear of peanut butter on it is better than a processed dog biscuit with 25 ingredients and chemicals.
Our best advice is to think natural, just as you do for yourself. Try to give your dog’s the least amount of processed food and that includes their snacks.
Our friends over at Keep the Tail Wagging have a slightly different take on the “E” in Easy. Check out their post on feeding a raw food diet.


We’re joining the A to Z Challenge and keeping our own Blog Hop of our A to Z posts. Feel free to join the Hop with your A to Z Challenge post!


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  1. Gotta try the celery and peanut butter. That should be a huge hit. Frozen yogurt balls are a lot of fun too! Leo loves to crunch his, while Harley prefers to wait for it to get into a slushy mess – yuck!

  2. We always share carrot and apple slices with our pup- today I even found out that she loves cucumbers even more than either of those treats!
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  3. Ugh,I wish Rita would eat carrots and apples. She’s so weird, she won’t even eat peanut butter! The only veggies she really likes are kale chips and sweet potatoes. Have to make her some kale chips this weekend!
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    • She’s like those people that don’t like sweets…what’s up with that?
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  4. Love this! Kayo LOVES fruit and veggies. When I used to juice my own apple juice, I’d make her apple sauce from the pulp with a little of the added juice. She LOVED it. We do apples, carrots, lettuce, blueberries, bananas (she loves these with peanut butter but this isn’t a frequent treat), etc. Whenever I’m eating fruits and veggies I find myself Googling “Can dogs eat…” I love learning new fruits and veggies that dogs can eat. And I’m glad I started her on fruits and veggies when she was young. I often offer them to my boarding/walking dogs too but many won’t try them unless they see how much Kayo wants whatever it is.
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    • That is part of the trick…oh, if Kayo will eat it, I’ll guess I’ll try it. I get that with Jack & Maggie all the time.
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  5. Good post for the letter “E”. We have a variety of homemade snacks, healthy purchased cookies and we eat some fruit everyday. We love sharing an apple with Mom, and every morning I get some of the banana, but me, I will not eat my veggies. I will carry it around for hours and cause trouble defending it, though. Bailie and Katie love veggies.
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    • OH Emma, veggies are good for you. As my grandfather used to tell me “they make your hair curly”…hmmm, but you already have curly hair….
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  6. Easy snacks? That means they are for me hahaha I love carrots, they are eatable toys :o)
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    • Yes, it means they are ALL FOR YOU, Easy! I guess I should have called them “Jack” snacks…
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  7. We have apple trees and our dogs love apples so it’s an easy snack for us to give to them. We also like giving them carrots.

    My E is Easy too so I’ll share this post over on my blog 🙂
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  8. My huskies love fruits and veggies. Carrots and bananas are a fan fav in my house! Carrots especially though!
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  9. Bentley loves carrots, apples, bananas, and I have promised him cantaloupe at the next store visit.
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  10. The girls won’t really eat fruits or veggies, but I bet with a little smear of peanut butter on it, they might do better. So far, Luke has eaten every fruit or veggie we’ve given him (the Lab thing with him too maybe). I tried celery the other day and was surprised that he liked that too….that was the one veggie that Kobi, our other big veggie eater, would not eat. There was a lot of talk recently about dehydrating, and I wondered if that might make fruits and veggies more attractive to the girls too….but does that affect the nutritional quality, or calories, I wonder?
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  11. I’m a vegetarian. I know that fruits and veggies are good for dogs, but the way you put it makes it seem so easy to share my fresh and organic munchies with my pups. I’ve always shared carrots, but we’re going beyond that. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    • Sure – glad to help. There’s only a few things they shouldn’t eat…watch for our “G” post on Tuesday when we talk about ‘gardening’ and what’s good and not so good from the garden.
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  12. My dogs will eat anything I hand feed them, except green olives, those become little balls to roll around. I think they don’t want to hurt my feelings by refusing to take something.
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  13. My dog loves veggies! ♥
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  14. Wow! Pawsome post guys!
    Happy A to Z!
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  15. Never thought to put the carrots in the freezer, my gang is starting to like them. Nellie even at asaparagus the other day. Who knew?
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    • Those retrievers…they get hungry enough, they will eat anything. That’s good filler for Nellie.
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  16. Our dogs love fruits and vegetables, especially bananas. I always share with them :).
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  17. Our dogs are not keen on veggies, but they love bananas (hubby shares some with them every morning), apples and blueberries. Freighter turned down venison jerky that one of our pals tried to share with him at the show this weekend. Imagine!
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  18. Great advice. We always have baby carrots on hand for a treat and sometimes I freeze fruit and yogurt or pumpkin for a nighttime snack.
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