Happy National Dog Week! If you love to spoil your dog as much as possible, what better way to do it than restock their treat supply? If you’re anything like me, you have an arsenal of treats meant for different times. If you need small treats for after bathroom breaks, treats for your dog to spend some time gnawing on, or just treats to spoil them with because they were a good dog, we’ve got you covered.
Does your dog get a treat every time they come in from a bathroom break? It’s a habit many pet parents have kept since potty training days, and now our dogs
expect demand treats. If you’re trying to make sure they’re not over-indulging, you’ll want to keep their treats small for post-bathroom trips. Old Mother Hubbard P-Nutter Small Biscuits come in a few sizes (mini, small, large, extra-large) and that’s important since small is a term relative to the size of your dog. What dog doesn’t love peanut butter?
In case you didn’t know, dogs can’t digest rawhide properly, and it can cause dangerous blockages, so all of the treats on this list are rawhide-free. But I felt compelled to suggest specific brands that are designed as a rawhide alternative, for dogs that crave it. DreamBone makes an insane number of rawhide-free treats to choose from for your pet, and their Twist Sticks should be an easy win for making your dog happy.
Does your dog like to chew on their treats for a little while before fully eating them? Hartz Oinkies Natural Smoked Chicken Twist is a good treat, that comes in a few sizes and flavors. They even have treats meant for senior dogs that like to chew but need softer treats for their old teeth.
Not all chewers are alike, and if your dog is an intense chewer, standard sticks might not cut it. If your dog tears through toys like it is their job, Bully Sticks can be a good treat for them at snack time.
If you’re looking to help freshen your pet’s breath (or keep their teeth pearly white), a box of GREENIES Original Regular Natural Dog Dental Care Chews can do the trick. These chews are designed to help prevent and fight plaque and tartar build-up on your dog’s teeth and gums.
But please keep in mind, if your dog’s breath is truly awful, they might need a trip to the vet for a dental cleaning!
If you’re looking for a new treat that will excite your dog, Milk-Bone has a fun new treat you can try. If you’ve ever watched your dog use their paws to pin down a treat before they began chewing, the Milk-Bone Wonder Bones Paw Rockers is exactly the kind of treat for them.