The Best Healthy Dog Treats


Healthy dog treats should be tasty and wholesome, with only premium 'good-for-your-dog' ingredients, but finding the right ones can a bit of a challenge.

There are so many different types of treats that it can be tricky to figure out which ones not only taste good to your pup - but ARE good for him too.

With formulas to suit puppies, 'seniors', training, vegetarian diets, health conditions, dental care, allergies and so on, there's quite literally something for dog.

But do stay away from anything highly colored, artificially flavored, or with high fat, salt or sugar content because they're bad news for your pet.

On this page you'll find:

  • Some of the best and healthiest dog treats on the market

  • A list of the Top 25 Healthy Dog Treat choices

  • Information about ingredients - what's good and what's not

Just scroll down to find all the tips and advice you need to choose healthy treats that your pup will love....


Only Natural Pet HealthTreats Poultry Crispies Dog & Cat Treats Chicken Crispies 8 oz
Only Natural Pet HealthTreats Poultry Crispies Dog and Cat Treats Chicken Crispies

Crunchy, bite-sized natural dog treats made from 100% USDA cage free chicken. Oven baked.

No antibiotics, steroids or hormones. No grains, gluten or fillers. Available in chicken and turkey flavors.



Wellness Pure Rewards Chicken & Lamb
Wellness Pure Rewards Chicken & Lamb

Natural moist, protein-packed jerky treats that contain 95% real meat (no by-products). Grain free, wheat free, no artificial ingredients.

Can be broken/torn into even smaller pieces making these ideal dog training treats.

Also available in beef, venison and lamb, venison varieties.



Newman's Own Dog Training Treats Chicken & Rice
Newman's Own Dog Training Treats Chicken & Rice 6 Pack

Tasty treat 'sticks' that can easily be broken up into half-a-dozen small pieces. Tasty, wholesome and easy to handle... the perfect dog training treats.

Natural, organic ingredients - no corn, wheat or artificial colors/preservatives.

High protein, low fat, easily digestible and gentle on the tummy. Great choice.



Etta Says! Freeze-Dried Treats Beef Liver Treats
Etta Says! Freeze-Dried Treats Beef Liver Treats

Voted the 'Best Treat' in CityDog Magazine's readers choice poll.

Tasty, freeze-dried meaty dog training treats made from premium, human-grade ingredients.

Grain free, no fillers or artificial additives or preservatives. Soft without being crumbly - perfect for puppies or older dogs.

Available in 3 flavors - beef liver; lambs liver; chicken liver



If a treat in the table below has a pawprint in the 'Health' column, you can hover your mouse over it to see which condition it is suitable for.....

Type Of Treat
Natural Organic Grain
Free
Training Health Freeze
Dried
Frozen
Only Natural Poultry Crispies best dog treats best dog treats best dog treats best dog treats
Wellness Pure Rewards best dog treats best dog treats best dog treats best dog treats
Natural Balance Healthy Bones best dog treats best dog treats
Wellness 'Just For Puppy' best dog treats best dog treats
Newman's Own Training Treats best dog treats best dog treats
Only Natural' Fresh Kisses' best dog treats best dog treats best dog treats
Halo 'Liv-A-Littles' best dog treats best dog treats
Dogswell Minis for Vitality best dog treats best dog treats best dog treats
ZiwiPeak 'Good Dog' Treats best dog treats best dog treats best dog treats best dog treats
Freeze-Dried Liver Treats best dog treats best dog treats best dog treats
Planet Dog Seafood Treats best dog treats best dog treats best dog treats
Zukes PowerBones best dog treats best dog treats
Dogswell Happy Hips Dog Treats best dog treats best dog treats
Greenies Dental Chews best dog treats best dog treats
Ark Naturals 'Brushless-Toothpaste' best dog treats best dog treats
Zukes Hip Action Treats best dog treats best dog treats
Dogswell Happy Heart Treats best dog treats best dog treats
Cinna-bone Functional Foodz best dog treats best dog treats
Dyna-Bone Functional Foodz best dog treats best dog treats
Sojos Grain-Free Treats best dog treats best dog treats
WildSide Grain Free Dog Treats best dog treats best dog treats best dog treats best dog treats
Barkwheats Grain Free Biscuits best dog treats best dog treats best dog treats
Honest Kitchen Ice Pups Treats best dog treats best dog treats
Pill Pockets best dog treats
Justin's Organic Peanut Butter best dog treats


How To Choose Healthy Dog Treats

Your puppy or dog isn't going to be getting most of his nutrition from treats, but the ingredients are still very important, and the 'rules' that apply to making the best puppy food choices hold true for choosing dog treats too.

You don't want to fill your pup full of 'junk' and artificial stuff, you want to see healthy, wholesome ingredients!

Ingredients you want to see in healthy dog treats......

Natural or organic ingredients
Whole grains
Single high-quality protein sources (meat/fish)
Natural preservatives

Age-appropriate or health-condition appropriate formulas
'Puppy' treats or 'Senior' treats
Look for special treats suitable for dogs with diabetes, arthritis or those who are overweight etc.
Older dogs or very young puppies may prefer soft treats, others love the crunchy ones

'Extra' ingredients
Some of the best healthy dog treats are fortified with added vitamins (such as Vitamins A or E) or contain Omega fatty acids, Glucosamine and Chondroitin (for joint health) etc.
Treats especially designed to help freshen breath or clean your pups' teeth are good for occasional use, but shouldn't be used as training treats.
Treats with a low calorie count are healthy, and good for puppies and dogs of all ages!

Ingredients to avoid.....

  • Salt

  • Sugars, including fructose

  • Syrups, molasses

  • Artificial flavorings, colorings or preservatives

  • Ingredients that tend to cause allergies in dogs such as wheat, soy or corn

  • Human 'treats' are usually NOT good for dogs. Avoid things like chocolate, nuts, raisins and the artificial sweetener Xylitol. These are among ingredients that are considered poisonous foods for dogs.


Find out how to make healthy homemade dog treats for your pet by checking out my exclusive, online interview with the owner of The Dog Treat Kitchen



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