Is your dog a little fatty?
There are a range of low fat treats on the market – but it’s sometimes more comforting to make dog treats yourself. Here’s a list of quick and easy, low fat treats you can whip up at home:
Don’t assume that your dog wont eat vegetables. You might be surprised to know that dogs do get quite excited by veggie treats. Some snacks you can feed are carrot sticks, broccoli or even celery. If you have a dehydrator – see our point below about dehydrated treats. The trick is to play with your dog and get them excited for the treat. That way they will associate the treat with a positive experience and will be gobbling them up in no time.
- NB: Never feed your dog tomato, garlic, onion or avocado.
Check out this cute clip of a dog just loving his carrot snack!
A dehydrator is a great investment. Especially if any humans in your house are partial to beef jerky.. but that’s a story for another time. Treats you can make for your dog in a dehydrator include sweet potato strips, green bean chips and tuna chunks. There are many resources online which will give you recipes for these treats.
Doggy Trail Mix.
Cut cooked lean chicken, carrot and green beans into bite-sized pieces. Spray with a small amount of cooking oil and bake until dry (around 50 minutes). You’ll need to shuffle the pieces around during cooking to make sure they cook evenly. You can also use a dehydrator. Because the treats are dry, they’re excellent to take on walks or to use as ‘non messy’ training treats.
Two Ingredient Dog Treats.
Mix 2 cups of flour with 2 jars of baby food (check that all the ingredients are dog friendly. I.e no traces of raisins, garlic etc). Combine as a dough, roll flat and cut into desired shapes. Place cookies on a sheet of baking paper and bake for 20 – 25 minutes at 180 degrees.
Combine and egg with 2 cups of brown rice, with 1/2 a cup of diced cooked chicken breast & 1/2 a cup of diced carrots. Flatten and cut to shape. Bake for 40 mins at 180 degrees. For ideal crunchiness make sure you leave them in the oven until it has completely cooled.
Did you know that antlers have less than 1% fat? Combined with the high mineral content including phosphorous, zinc and calcium, antlers make a great chew treat for dogs on a diet. They also last a really, really long time – with most dogs getting weeks, if not months of chewing enjoyment from them.
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What are your favourite low fat dog treats? Let us know!