5 Fruits & Vegetables That Make Natural Dog Treats

Fruit Dog Treats

June 26, 2017

5 Fruits & Vegetables That Make Natural Dog Treats

If you’re like us, your dog probably has their own canister of treats sitting on the counter. They know exactly where it is and bee line towards it – often.

We’re all for healthy, natural dog treats for your pup. Whether you buy them in store or make them yourself they can provide a balance in your dog’s diet.

Along with making healthy choices in our own snacking habits, we can share these healthy choices with our dogs too. We’ve compiled a list of five fruits and vegetables that can benefit your dog’s health and are perfect natural dog treats.

1. Apples

apple slices on a tray

A and C. Just remember to discard the seeds and core before feeding to your dog.

2. Sweet Potatoes

cut up sweet potato

For your pup, sweet potatoes are a good source of fiber and contain vitamin B6 and vitamin C.

There are many ways to prepare a sweet potato snack your dog will enjoy. You can slice and dehydrate the sweet potatoes for quick treats or you can roast the sweet potato and stir a tablespoon into their dog food when feeding.

3. Bananas

sliced bananas

We have received many a question on whether dogs can eat bananas. And the short answer, yes, in moderation.

They are a good source of potassium, manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C and copper. But as a precaution, only feed your dog bananas as a treat – not as a regular staple in their diet.

4. Blueberries

blueberries in a bowl

Supporting heart and vision health, blueberries are a great source of vitamin C, A, and B. Plus are high in zinc and antioxidants.

For older dogs, studies have found that blueberries as a treat (2-3 at a time), may help with cognitive functions.

5. Seedless Watermelon

sliced watermelon in 2 bowls

Watermelon is a health-food powerhouse for your pup. Its low in calories and packed with great sources of vitamin A, B6, C, and potassium.

Watermelon is 92% water, making it an excellent source for hydration. As with other fruits and veggies, take precautions to make sure your dog does not ingest the seeds or chew on the rind.

There are many natural dog treats for your pup to enjoy, just do a little research beforehand and make sure it’s safe for your dog.