Mouth-watering Snacks for your Dog

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We are doing double-duty on the blog hops again today, joining our A to Z Challenge and one of our favorite Hops – Tasty Tuesday. We are half-way through the A to Z Challenge now with the letter “M” for Mouth-watering snacks.
 
We’re going to discuss some mouth-watering snacks – things that really make Jack and Maggie’s mouths water. To be honest, anything that dad is having for dinner generates the drool, particularly if it’s meat. But we don’t like to give our dogs table scraps and because of Jack’s IBD, he’s not supposed to eat chicken or beef, so that’s usually not on the menu for them. But we do like to give them some treats above and beyond their regular dog food.watermelon
 
But here’s a few other ideas for healthy snacks that are good for your dogs, not overly processed and won’t put too much of a dent in your pocketbook:

  •  Vegetables – most any and all vegetables are great snacks for your dog. Check this list for veggie items you should NOT feed your dog. Jack and Maggie love crunchy things and carrots are at the top of the list. They offer the added benefit of a little teeth cleaning as well as healthy vitamins. They will also eat broccoli, cauliflower, brussle sprouts and squash is a big favorite.
  • Fruits – not all dogs like fruits, but apples are another favorite around here. Jack will also eat bananas, grapefruit, oranges…but then Jack eats most anything. We recently discovered that Maggie goes mad for watermelon.
  • Fish Skins – we buy these at our local pet store – they are made by Honest Kitchen and they are just what the name says, dried fish skins. They may not smell great, but they are great for the dogs.
  • Zuke’s – we are fans of Zuke’s treats, both their little mini treats and their bigger Z-Bones. We use the mini-treats for training and also when we play hide and seek with the dogs. The Z-Bones we break them in half and give them as a pre-bedtime treat.
  • SmartCookee dog treats. These are one of Jack’s favorites – they come in three flavors (Pumpkin, Yam and PB and J) and are all natural ingredients.

 
Probably our best advice for yummy dog treats is to check out the other blogs in this Tasty Tuesday Blog Hop. Our co-hosts Sugar, the Golden Retriever and Kolchak from Kol’s Notes: both make tons of healthy, home-made dog treats and they all sound delicious. We would try our hand at them, but we’re all thumbs in the kitchen (ok, I’ll be honest, I’m too lazy).

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We’re joining the Tasty Tuesday Blog Hop sponsored by Sugar, the Golden Retriever and Kolchak from Kol’s Notes:

 

A2Z-BADGE We’re joining the A to Z Challenge and keeping our own Blog Hop of all our A to Z posts. Feel free to join the Hop with your A to Z Challenge post! We started a new Blog Hop now that we are half-way through the alphsbet, click here if you want to see the Blog Hop from A to L.  

 

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  1. Haven’t tried watermelon or oranges yet. Can’t wait till the summer gets here, I want to really expand on trying different veggies with their food. Thanks Slim
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  2. Fish skin’s didn’t know you could get them. A fine list of mouth watering snacks. This winter when we would go on our pheasant hunts while cleaning the pheasants I would toss them all a foot from the bird and they would gobble them up and John thought I was nuts, the dogs thought I was great!
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  3. Awesome post! I have to check out the fish skins!
    BoingyDog recently posted…Dogs’ Needs from A-Z: Limitless LoveMy Profile

  4. Pawsome! Those look so tasty 😛

    So does this mean we ONLY use the new linky list for A-Z now?

    Lots of Woofs from Earl an I at Earl’s World!
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  5. We’re huge fans of Smart Cookee too. And our dogs love Beams from The Honest Kitchen 🙂
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  6. Great ideas for some different treats!
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  7. Fish skins – Moses goes nuts for them! They’re disgusting, but how can you deny him? He’s adorable.
    And they’re both fond of fruit – raspberries and pineapple in particular. The pineapple surprised me, but they both liked it. Though, Alma likes most things. And most veggies. Except celery – they mostly just make a gross mess with celery.
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  8. Luna goes crazy for bananas! And I highly enjoy watching her eat carrots.
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  9. Carrots and apples. Dragons love em too 🙂
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  10. Mom has never thought to give me much in the way of fruit – I’m going to have to try this watermelon stuff!
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  11. Our vet told us about the melons and how great they are for dogs during the summer as a cooling fruit. Mort absolutely *loves* watermelon too! He naturally knows how to eat it right off the rind too, and he gets every last bit down to the rind and then sits and waits for a new piece. For some reason the little tiny tooth mark scrapes are adorable to me, but I’m a weirdo.

    As always, fantastic food tips!
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  12. Can’t wait to have watermelon … Sugar’s favorite Summer fruit. Happy Tasty Tuesday. Golden Woofs
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  13. Bentley and Pierre will try their first watermelon tonight! I’m sure they will love it too!
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  14. I find myself often choosing fruits for myself that the dogs will also like. Cantaloupe is one of my favorites, and theirs too (even the picky girls will eat that). I’ve discovered that Luke likes green beans too.
    I want to try to find those fish skins. The dogs go nuts when I open tuna, so I know they love fish, and that sounds like something different that would add some variety to their snacks.
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  15. Treats are rarely tuned down around here…lol. My hubby shares his morning banana with 3 brown dawgs and I have noticed that they really love blueberries. Whenever I have them to wash, I have three sets of eyes peering at me.
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