Mouth-watering Snacks for your Dog
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.
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).
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.