Which are the best doggy-treats that you can give to your pup?
We’re certain that you’ve watched the Scooby Doo cartoons at least once in your life, or at least that you’ve heard of it. Most certainly you know that when Scooby didn’t want to go and investigate a case because he was scared or lazy, “The gang” would offer him Scooby Snacks in order to determine the dog to do as they pleased. And eventually, after a little negotiation, Scooby would go and solve the case, with the help of Shaggy and all the others, of course.
The same thing applies in real life. Well, not exactly the crime-solving part of the show, but the training of your pup using treats. Most of the dog experts suggest that in order to train a dog to do something new or something that we want them to do is to provide them with positive reinforcements and many treats.
Also, if you don’t want your furry friend to leave your backyard in order to go and search for treats by himself you need to provide him with this type of food. It would also help if you would install a tall fence and products from our website that will prevent your pup from leaving on his own when you’re not paying attention to him.
But what foods may be included as healthy dog snacks? Here are five of the healthiest treats that you can give to your pup:
- Cabbage – which is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family and which will help in preventing and fighting cancer. Try to steam the cabbage before adding it to your dog’s food, but add just a bit, as in larger amounts it will upset your pup’s stomach and will make him gassy.
- Pumpkin – this orange vegetable is rich in minerals such as beta-carotene, zinc, vitamin A, iron, and potassium and dogs absolutely love its taste. Try cooking it before feeding your pup or buy it canned (unsweetened of course). Pumpkin will work wonders for dogs with digestive problems.
- Apples – dogs simply love sweet, crispy apple slices, which are packed with vitamin C, potassium, and calcium. Your pup will enjoy their crunchy texture along with the sweet taste of apple slices. Try removing the core before feeding him apples.
- Carrots – carrots are full of beta-carotene and vitamin A and due to their crunchy texture will support your four-legged friend’s dental health. You know very well that keeping your dog’s teeth clean is a bit of a challenge because he doesn’t usually tolerate teeth brushing. But by munching on carrots he will mechanically scrape his teeth by himself.
- Dehydrated apricots – which are packed with vitamin C, E and calcium and are also perfect for indulging your dog’s sweet tooth. But try to remember that dried fruit contain more calories than fresh ones, so please mind the portion size.
So there you have it – five very healthy treats that you can give to your dog in order to train him or just to spoil him.