Best Dog Treats

Best Dog Treats

Dog treats are such an important part of your dog’s everyday enjoyment but which are the best dog treats? Therefore you have to treat the subject of treats very seriously. How do you know you've chosen well balanced dog treats and not the canine equivalent of a Curly Wurly? Read on to find out more.

Best Dog Treats Brands?

Brands like Vets Kitchen, AATU, Pedigree and Arden Grange all offer a wide range of dog treats. Several low-end dog treats tend to include lots of corn or wheat as the main ingredient.

Worst Dog Treats?

You have to watch out for those brands that contain high carbohydrates because over-feeding can result in an over-size dog. This can lead to other health-related issues. Therefore, read on because we've answered some of our dog owners' most popular questions to help you decide which are the best Dog Treats for your dog.


Which Treats Are Good For Puppies?

Puppies need to have hours of exciting training activity on a daily basis during their first few months. Of course this means you'll give them lots of treats! Therefore, what's in those little morsels is more important for puppies than it is for adult dogs. Vets Kitchen Puppy Pack deals with this and other issues for new puppy owners.

Vets Kitchen Puppy Pack

Vets Kitchen Puppy Pack


 

Vets Kitchen Puppy Pack contains everything you need as a new dog owner to make sure your puppy gets the best start in life. Vet's Kitchen know which treats are good for puppies. 

How Many Treats A Day For Puppy Training?

We love the fact that 3 of the treats are the same as 4g of Vets Kitchen Adult Food. This makes it so much easier to give your puppy controlled portions. Vets Kitchen Little Stars Active+ Dog Treats - Salmon - 85g are another good puppy treat from the same brand. They are designed for active dogs, plus they contain Omega 3 and 6 which is great for a healthy heart, skin and coat. 

Vets Kitchen Little Stars Active+ Treats - Salmon 85g

Vets Kitchen Little Stars Active+Treats Salmon 85g


Your pooch in training will love their taste. Plus, although, they're small treat size pieces, you can break them into even smaller parts because they're also nice and soft. This means they're perfect for training. What Are The Best Dog Accessories?


Similarly, AATU Artisan Bakes Puppy Treats - Chicken & Salmon - 150g are some of the best treats you can give your puppy.

AATU Artisan Bakes Puppy Treats - Chicken & Salmon - 150g

AATU Artisan Bakes Puppy Treats - Chicken & Salmon - 150g


These oven baked beauties include only high quality ingredients. Plus, as they're free from grain, white potato and gluten it's very unlikely they will suffer any allergic reaction.

Puppy Treats For Teething

Farm Food Easy Antler Dog Chew - S/M/L/XL are also a favourite teething treat for puppies and as chewing releases chemicals in their brain which relaxes them - may be try these when your puppy's spending a bit of time on their own?

Farm Food Easy Antler Chew - S/M/L/XL

Farm Food Easy Antler Chew - S/M/L/XL


These are naturally shed antlers, collected, brushed and sawn through the length so the bone marrow is ready for your puppy to enjoy. As they're 100% natural, there's no chance of any ingredients in this Farm Food product triggering allergic reactions.

Puppies are usually easy to please with food so it is your mission to find what works well as a treat for your little Deputy Dawg. These antlers from Farm Food all give you the perfect combination: super healthy AND super tasty Dog Treats for your puppy.


Which Treats Are Good For Dogs?

A common problem faced by new dog owners is that they need to go through many sorts of treats for their dogs before they find the best match. So, which treats are good for dogs? Introduce new tastes and varieties on a regular basis. This is really important in the first few months. Read How To Keep Your Dog's Teeth Clean for more helpful advice.

How To Look After Your Dog's Teeth?

One issue is looking after your dog's teeth. If you can - you should start teeth brushing when they're a puppy so they grow up without thinking regular brushing is a trauma! To read more details about dental treats click here Dentastix V Rawhide - Best Dental Treats For Dogs.

One of the easiest and most delicious dog treats you can find is Arden Grange Premium Liver Paste Cat And Dog Treat - 12 x 75g contains 35% fresh pork liver and its an irresistible treat for the hound of love in your life.

Arden Grange Premium Liver Paste 75g

Arden Grange Premium Liver Paste 75g


Plus - it's great for disguising tablets or mixing medicines into. (You know how cunning dogs can be when it comes to leaving out the tablets!) Arden Grange Premium Liver Paste is totally hypoallergenic with no wheat gluten, dairy, beef or soya so it's a pure and gentle Dog Treat.


So if you want something that's scientifically proven to reduce tartar build-up by up to 80% - these treats are the real deal! With a tasty chicken flavour, Pedigree Dentastix are low in fat and sugar free.

Bonio Original Biscuit Dog Treats - 12.5kg are oven baked to give them the fabulous crunchy texture dogs love.

 

Bonio Happy Fibre Dog Biscuits (12.5kg Box)


These delicious treats from Bonio are a great way to help clean your dog's teeth and keep their gums healthy.

Natural Dog Treats

If you're looking for a totally natural dog treat then Farm Food Rawhide Dental Bone has plenty to offer. 

Farm Food Rawhide Dental Bone

Farm Food Rawhide Dental Bone


This whole range of delicious, dental dog treats are made form the dried, second layer of the skin of cattle. There's no chemicals involved...only wonderful natural benefits! For example, they're rigid yet totally digestible and even help to dissolve plaque! The same applies to Farm Food Rawhide Dental Donut - S / M / L

 

Farm Food Rawhide Dental Donut

Farm Food Rawhide Dental Donut


Farm Food Rawhide Dental Chips are made of the same, amazing, natural material but come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. 

Farm Food Rawhide Dental Chips

Farm Food Rawhide Dental Chips


While asking which treats are good for dogs, give your canine friend a Farm Food Original Antler Chew to try for size! These male deer antlers are naturally shed each spring. How much simpler and more natural can you possibly get?

Farm Food Original Antler Chew

Farm Food Original Antler Chew


The antlers are collected, brushed and cut and dogs go crazy for them! They smell 'outdoorsy' which is one of your dog's fave smells. Plus they're so hardwearing they're the dog equivalent of a gob-stopper!

On the topic of chewing natural body parts Copdock Mill Dried Pigs Ears (Pack of 50) are another treat which are good for dogs who like to chew. 

Copdock Mill Dried Pigs Ears (Pack of 50)

Copdock Mill Dried Pigs Ears (Pack of 50)


These dried pigs' ears help to look after your dog's teeth and gums. They are easy to digest and a great occasional reward for your pooch from the experts at Copdock Mill.

Or, for a lower fat alternative, try Hollings Cows Ears - Box of 50. This bumper box of cows ears provides months of chewy goodness for your pooch, and is a natural way to treat your pooch. They're easy to digest, too, so are worth trying even if your dog has a sensitive tum.

Hollings Cows Ears - Box of 50

As with anything we feed our dogs, it is worth remembering that we should provide them a healthy, well balanced dog treat. Watch out for over-feeding and consider your dog's teeth and gum care when choosing which treats are good for dogs and which Dog Treats to buy.


Which Dog Treats Are Best For Training?

Dog Treats are one of the best ways to positively reinforce the behaviour you want your dog to learn. However, given the range available, it can be difficult to know which dog treats are best for training. Farm Food Trainer Beef Heart Dog Treats - 90g / 333g only contain dried beef heart in small, hard pieces.

Farm Food Trainer Beef Heart Dogs Treats

Farm Food Trainer Beef Heart Dog Treats


You can easily keep several pieces in a bag and they wont go all crumbly or sticky! They also smell irresistible to dogs so your dog's training will become much easier. They're 100% natural - they're all heart! Plus - they come in a handy resealable container.

How Many Treats To Give A Dog?

As it might take a while to get your dog's behaviour on track, this is likely to require a lot of treats! Therefore it's a no-brainer that for training you need treats that are like the beef heart dog treats above, low in calories, very delicious and small enough to give your dog several times a day. Pedigree Biscrok Gravy Bones Dog Treats - Original - 10kg fit the training bill.

Pedigree Biscrok Gravy Bones Chicken 10kgPedigree Biscrok Gravy Bones Chicken 10kg

Pedigree Biscrok Gravy Bones Original 10kg


This is because these gravy bones are truly scrumptious baked Dog Treats you can feed your dog as a treat between meals as well as for training purposes. Your dog will love the crunchy bone shaped biscuits, coated in mouthwatering chicken gravy. With added calcium for strong teeth and bones and Omega 3 for all round fitness.

How Often Should I Train My Dog?

Training your dog best involves short spells on a regular daily basis. This way your hound stays interested and you will progress faster. Because of this, dog training treats are given many times every day. So you need a healthy product that is either small, or can be broken down into plenty of small pieces. Bonio Bitesize Mini Biscuit Dog Treats are perfect smaller sized Dog Treats you can give your dog for training.

Bonio Bitesize Mini Dog Biscuits (10kg Box)

Bonio Bitesize Mini Dog Biscuits (10kg Box)


Your dog will love these crunchy, oven baked, bone shaped biscuits, fortified with vitamins and minerals. Or you can try AATU Artisan Bakes Dog Treats - Salmon & Sardine - 150g which are also an ideal training reward. 

 

AATU Artisan Bakes Dog Treats - Duck - 150g


Available in other flavours including AATU Artisan Bakes Dog Treats - Turkey - 150g and AATU Artisan Bakes Dog Treats - Salmon & Sardine - 150g these are all hand baked. Containing only high quality ingredients and free from grain, white potato and gluten, your dog will love training when offered these tasty treats.

Best Training Treats For Puppies?

Vets Kitchen Little Stars Active+ Dog Treats - Salmon - 85g are the best puppy training treat from the same brand. Designed for active dogs, they include Omega 3 and 6 which helps your puppy grow a healthy heart, skin and coat. 

Vets Kitchen Little Stars Active+ Treats - Salmon 85g

Vets Kitchen Little Stars Active+Treats Salmon 85g


Your K9 in training will love their taste. Also, as you can break them into even smaller pieces they're perfect for frequent reinforcement during training without worrying about over feeding.

How Many Dog Treats Should You Give Your Dog A Day?

AATU provide excellent advice that these dog treats should make up no more than 10% of your dogs daily diet (see below).

Size of Dog      Ideal number of treats per day
Small          2-7
Medium          6-12
Large         10-16
Giant         15-30

As well as these delicious treats, remember that play adds an extra dimension to a dog's life and can make training fun when used as a reward. PetMonkey's Dog Accessories department includes plenty of playtime toys for your dog too. For more information and Best Dog Accessories click here.


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