We’d be lying if we said we don’t slip our pet a little scrap from the table every now and again. Being able to share human food with our furry friend can feel like a bonding moment. But table scraps are not a sustainable option for pet treats. If you’re looking for ways to shake up your pet treat options at home, check out these 6 pet-safe foods for homemade treats.
Blueberries are a source of antioxidants, fiber, and phytochemicals which provide a wide range of health benefits for dogs. Some research suggests that blueberries can be beneficial for older dogs. You can use a slow feeder or lick mat to mash blueberries for dogs to enjoy.
Apples can help regulate your dog’s digestion as they are a great source of fiber and contain other essential pet healthy vitamins like Vitamins A and Vitamin C. However, be aware that rotting apples can lead to alcohol poisoning in pets.
Peanut butter is usually a fan favorite when it comes to your dog. Peanut butter contains protein, healthy fats, and Vitamins B, E, and niacin. However, it is crucial you check for a highly toxic chemical, xylitol. Even in small amounts can cause seizures, liver failure, and even in death.
Bananas can be enjoyed in moderation due to their high sugar content. Bananas are great for good bone health. You can mix bananas, peanut butter, and blueberries together for a combination that will blow your pet’s mind.
Teething pup? carrots can be a great alternative to bones and antlers. Chewing on carrots can help remove plaque from their teeth and promote good dental health. Carrots are a great source of Vitamin A which can improve the look and feel of their skin and coat.
Does your pup ever get an upset stomach? Symptoms of nausea or vomiting can be reduced with the help of cooked, white rice. Cooked white rice helps bind the stools and aids in digestion. However, white rice can raise blood sugar levels, so use in moderation, especially with dogs who have diabetes.