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Best Dog Treats

Just like us dogs love snacks - and they also love chewing on stuff. Being careful not to over-treat your pet while making sure he gets beneficial nutrition and chewing satisfaction is key to the perfect dog treat.

The old saying “throw your dog a bone” takes shape in the modern era with a massive variety of dog treats and chews with which you can reward your favorite pooch.

Nowadays it isn’t good enough to pick up a container of Beggin’ Strips and be satisfied with the snack you’re providing your dog. Turns out those aren’t good for your dog’s health and neither are most of the treats you’ll find wandering down the pet food aisle at your local grocery store.

A large number of small, specialty manufacturer’s have begun taking over the once unhealthy dog treat industry and have turned it on it’s head. Sure you can still get inexpensive dog treats that your dogs will chow down, but if you’re looking for the very best then you’ll most likely need to order online.

What makes a good dog treat?

More and more pet owners are looking for dog treats that are low in carbs and high in meat. In general, dog treats aren’t made to replace the nutrition you’ll find in a quality kibble or canned dog food, but that doesn’t mean they’re all bad.

Is there such a thing as a healthy dog treat?

Treats with nutrient-dense ingredients such as omega oils that provide benefits to your dogs skin and coat or punched up fiber concentrations that supports digestion are great supplements to their daily eating routine. In addition, treats specifically designed to help rid dental issues such as tartar and plaque can be extremely beneficial as well.

Everything in Moderation

You’ll hear this often from us when we talk about human foods your dogs can eat or the addition of any food outside their normal feeding routine. Everything in moderation!

It’s important to buy treats based on the size of your dog. Most manufacturers produce bite-sized chewy and crunchy treats that cater to the jaws of small, medium and large breed dogs as well as puppies. Dogs get really excited over treats and if you aren’t careful about the mass of that delicious reward it could lead to a choking situation.

Also, remember that every treat you give your dog counts as additional calories toward their daily intake. It’s easy to get a little loose with your generosity seeing Fido devouring those treats, but limiting the number will definitely help your dog stay away from being overweight.

Best Dental Dog Treats

#1
Greenies Dental Dog Treats
Greenies
Dental Dog Treats
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#2
Virbac C.E.T Hextra Dental Dog Chews
Virbac
C.E.T. Dental Dog Chews
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#3
Whimzees Dental Toothbrush Dog Treats
Whimzees
Toothbrush Dental Dog Treats
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Best Dog Treats for Training

#1
Blue Buffalo Blue Bits Training Treats
Blue Buffalo
Blue Bits Soft-Moist Training Dog Treats
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#2
Nature's Recipe Training Treats
Nature’s Recipe
Soft & Chewy Training Dog Treats
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#3
Merrick Training Dog Treats
Merrick
Beef Training Dog Treats
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Best Organic Dog Treats

#1
Fruitables Organic Dog Treats
Fruitables
Crunchy Dog Treats
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#2
Grandma Lucy's Organic Dog Treats
Grandma Lucy’s
Oven Baked Dog Treats
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#3
Castor & Pollux Organix Organic Dog Treats
Castor & Pollux
Organix Dog Treats
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Best Puppy Treats

#1
Wellness Just For Puppy Treats
Wellness
Just For Puppy Treats
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#2
Blue Buffalo Blue Bars Puppy Treats
Blue Buffalo
Puppy Blue Bars
Where To Buy
#3
Old Mother Hubbard Classic Puppy Treats
Old Mother Hubbard
Baked Mini Puppy Treats
Where To Buy
With thousands of hours of experience analyzing and reviewing pet food under her belt, Carlotta knows what's good. She actively and expertly writes about dog food and advocates for their right to healthy ingredients and standardized testing.

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