The Best Treats for Your Pets

Treat Your Pet

Who knew…The best treats for your pets are vegetables! #LifeisDelicious

Instead of giving your dog a raw hide chewy try celery, asparagus or ice cubes. With the recent recall of raw hides your pet will be protected while getting a nutritious treat. The average dog owner spends $65 a year on dog treats. Save some cash and improve the health of your pet by turning to the fridge first for Fido’s afternoon chewy-toy treat. You might need to try a variety of vegetables to discover which one is your pooch’s favorite.

Treats should only consume 20-80 calories of your dog’s daily calories. Not all foods are safe for your furry child and can even be toxic. To play it safe avoid: grapes, raisins, garlic, onions, avocado and chocolate.  Avoid the pudgy pup syndrome and try these healthy treats (calories are in parentheses):

  • Carrots: 1/8 Cup slices (7)                            Zucchini: 1 Cup (20)
  • Asparagus 3 spears (10)                                Green Bell Peppers: ¼ Cup (7)
  • Blueberries: 12 berries (10)                         Celery: 1 stalk (7)
  • Strawberries: 1large (6)                                 Cucumber: ½ Cup (8)
  • Peaches ½ medium (30)                               Broccoli: ¼ Cup (7)