Only the best dog treats for your furry friend
There are so many types of dog treats available these days it can be hard to know which is right for your dog. We all want our dogs to have the best food and get the right nutrients to stay healthy throughout this lives. One way to help is to understand the unique and specific needs of your dog and pick treats with good quality ingredients, from good quality producers.
Consider your dog’s size and activity level
There is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to dog treats. There are different treats to suit each type of dog, which is great because it means your furry friend is getting all the nutrients they need. Considering your dog’s size and age is the first step, a small chihuahua will not be getting the same treats as a fully grown bernese mountain dog!
Smaller dogs will benefit from smaller treats to reduce the risk of choking and overeating. Bigger sized dogs would suit larger treats with a higher protein content. Ultimately a bigger dog can take the extra calories and protein compared to smaller dogs.
Activity level is another factor to consider when buying dog treats. An energetic golden retriever is going to burn calories much quicker than an older house dog with a less active lifestyle.
Consider your dog’s dietary needs
It's important to consider your dog’s dietary needs when choosing dog treats. Whether it be low-calorie snacks for dogs with obesity or treats specialized for dogs with arthritis. Thankfully there are options for all dietary needs available these days. Obesity is a growing problem with dogs, usually caused by inactivity, overfeeding and feeding them the wrong foods. Left unchecked, obesity in dogs can lead to all kinds of further medical issues like arthritis, diabetes and heart diseases.
Overindulgence can be easily done by owners by not measuring their dogs food portions and not counting the amount of treats they're given a day. We all enjoy treating our dogs to tasty snacks, however, not taking into account how many calories each treat has can be detrimental to the dog’s health. For example, one dog biscuit can contain up to 100 calories, this along with their daily meals and extra treats can lead to over feeding your dog. A good rule of thumb is to purchase low calorie treats and even break larger treats into smaller pieces throughout the day.
Many dogs suffer from allergies and sensitive stomachs. In this case, it is best to get hypoallergenic treats to avoid allergic reactions. Chicken and soy are a popular allergy with dogs so getting them plant based treats with little to no grains in them is great for helping upset stomachs.
Along with being healthy and strong, we also like our pets to look their best. Treats rich in omega 3 fatty acids, such as fish oil, are great for your dog's skin and fur. Glucosamine is an important mineral in treats to help dogs with arthritis. It is a naturally occurring substance which is believed to help heal the damaged cartilage found in arthritic joints.
Endless types of dog treats
Just like humans, dogs need variety in their diet. Lucky for you, with Natural Urban’s Dog Treats Selection you are spoiled for choice when it comes to flavors, shapes and amounts of dog treats you want to buy.
Our 3 most popular dog treats
Bully Sticks are a favourite treat for dogs of any size . They are a long-lasting treat that helps keep them occupied. Bully Sticks can also help to improve your pup's dental hygiene as they clean their teeth while they chew. Bully Sticks are made from 100% natural ingredients with no artificial flavours or preservatives added, making them a healthy and safe snack for your pup. High in protein and low in fat, Bully Sticks are a great snack to help your pup stay healthy and fit. They are also free from grains which makes them ideal for dogs with food allergies or sensitivities. With their delicious taste and health benefits, it's no wonder why so many dog owners love Bully Sticks!
Crumps Mini Trainer treats are another popular treat for dogs in the training stages of their development. These treats are smaller, more bite-sized pieces of food that can easily be broken into even tinier pieces for quick rewards when your pup is mastering a new skill. Crumps mini training treats come in a variety of flavors and include ingredients like oatmeal, chicken meal, potato flour, and flaxseed. These treats are also high-fiber, which is perfect for puppies who are still growing. They also contain DHA and Vitamin E, which help promote healthy skin and coat.
My Mighty Wolf soft dog treats contain only the highest quality ingredients that are free of artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. The treats feature real meat plus a blend of nutrient-rich superfoods like blueberries, chia seeds, flaxseed, coconut oil and pumpkin for exceptional nutrition. They’re also grain-free and low in calories so you can feed your pup a delicious and nutritious snack. Plus, they’re crafted with a unique shape that helps to clean teeth as your pup chews. Give them a try today and give your pup something they can truly howl about!
Dog treats to suit all furry friends
With so many options available, it's never been easier to find the right treats to suit your dog. If you’re ever wondering what specific treats are best suited for your dog, pay a visit to your local vet and stay informed on what ingredients are needed to keep your furry friend in tip top shape.
Whether you need low calorie snacks for an overweight dog, vitamin rich snacks for dogs with medical conditions or just looking for an array of tasty treats to reward your dog, check out Naturally Urban dog treats. Based in Vancouver and offering shipping throughout Canada and the US, it's never been easier to get your paws on some tasty, healthy treats.
3 commonly asked questions:
1. What dog treats are good for puppies?
Soft dog treats are good for puppies as their teeth are still developing. Low sugar dog treats are also good so as to not upset their stomachs.
2.What dog treats are bad for dogs?
Dog treats made from rawhide are bad for dogs as they are usually chemically preserved. Treats that have a higher grain content than protein content are bad for dogs. Dog treats high in sugar and calories are bad as they can lead to obesity and in turn further medical problems.
3. Do dog treats expire?
Opened dog treats can last up to 2 months, whereas unopened dog treats can last up to a year. Unopened treats can be kept in the freezer for up to 6 months and defrosted when needed.