I am asked pretty often what can I give my dog quickly while I am in the kitchen cooking?
You would be surprised what you might have lying around in the kitchen that is a safe and healthy dog treat for your dog.
Apples - An apple a day doesn’t necessarily keep the veterinarian away. I would start with slices and discard the core and seeds. You can leave the skin, there’s a lot of nutrients in the skin. Apples are a great snack full of nutrients and fiber.
Bananas - Bananas are a great pet treat for dogs and most dogs love them. They are a healthy dog treat loaded with nutrients such as vitamin B6, B12. Bananas help to maintain good cholesterol, blood levels and strengten dog muscles, and help improve their digestive system.
Blueberries - Like strawberries, blueberries are great, healthy, and easy little pet treats to share with your pup!
Broccoli - Broccoli is a super healthy pet treat. You can give them unseasoned raw, roasted, or steamed, Broccoli is high fiber and easy digestible for dogs.
Carrots - Dogs love carrots especially if they are raw and chilled. Carrots are loaded with beta carotene, vitamin A, fibers and minerals. Cut the carrots into bite sized bits.
Cooked Squash - Cooked squashes are great natural dog treats for dogs. They are loaded with nutrients. There a great variety of squash available all year round such as butternut squash, yellow squash, zucchini and even pumpkin. It’s important to remove seeds and for butternut, remove the rind as well.
Cooked Sweet Potatoes - If you have some in the fridge already cooked than some bite size will be a good snack.
Cucumber - These green vegetables are high in water, minerals like potassium, biotin, magnesium, copper, etc. Cucumbers are also enriched in Vitamins like K, C, and B1. They are proven to be beneficial for obese dogs as they possess very low carbohydrates. Other than that, they are also needed to boost energy and metabolism.
Green Beans - Green beans have vitamin A, B K and are a great source of greens and fiber for your dog.
Green Peas - Frozen or fresh, green peas are good pet treats, and most dogs love them.
Mangoes - They are an excellent source of vitamins like A, B6, C, and E. They are also enriched in minerals like potassium and phosphorus, both beta-carotene and alpha-carotene, fibers, and a sufficient amount of water. But, mangoes are very high in sugar content, and therefore dogs should be given mangoes as an occasional treat only.
Strawberries - Strawberries make a great pet treat. Consider them a vitamin C nugget your dogs will love.
Tomatoes - Only the ripened red part of the fruit.Tomato has vitamin C, potassium, vitamin K, and folate. The green part of this red vegetable contains a toxin called Solanine, which may leave your dog sick and an upset stomach.
Watermelon - Most dogs love watermelon, it’s hydrating in hot summer days. It’s tasty for them and beneficial snack. Just make sure you remove the seeds unless you have seedless. Also, do not give them the rind, it can cause gastrointestinal distress that triggers vomiting or diarrhea.
So there you have it. Mostly likely you do have some dog treats and possibly organic dog treats in a hurry.