Sweet Treats for a Sweet Tooth
5 healthy ways to indulge your dog’s sweet tooth
Since chocolate is bad for dogs, here are some suggested ways to indulge your dog’s sweet tooth in a healthy manner
1. Yogurt. Add fresh yogurt to your dog’s meal or make it a cool summer treat by following these directions: Cut eight thin slices from a banana and place one into each reservoir in an ice cube tray. Mix 1/4 cup yogurt with 1/4 cup water, and spoon over the banana slices. Freeze overnight and you’ve got a great sweet treat for your dog (best if served outside or on tile floors!). Yogurt is a great source of protein and calcium.
2. Beets. Add a small amount of grated raw beets to your dog’s food. Beets are a good source of folate, manganese, and potassium, and are rich in flavonoids. Just be careful— these brightly coloured vegetables can be messy!
3. Blueberries. Perfect as a quick treat, these small berries are rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C.
4. Dehydrated sweet potatoes. Peel sweet potatoes and slice them thin, then dry them either in a food dehydrator or in your oven. Your dog will love this crunchy sweet treat and it’s a great source of Vitamins A and C, manganese, and fiber.
5. Watermelon. A cool slice of juicy watermelon can be a nice treat for your dog. Watermelon is rich in Vitamin C and lycopene.