Dog treats are a great way to reward your deserving pooch but with so many options, how do you choose? We all want to give our furry friends the very best, but high end dog treats can get quite costly while less expensive options can be devoid of nutrients. At Doggie Vogue, we try to provide you with the best options for your pooch, all on a reasonable budget. Here is a list of our favorite healthy dog treats, all under the low price of $10!
1. Bully Stick Dog Treats ($6.99-$8.99) – Your dog is sure to love this meaty treat! Made of all natural beef with a smoky flavor your pup is sure to savor. Great substitute for rawhide!
2. Smart Bones for Dogs ($3.49-$6.99) – Our Smart Bones offer all of the healthy benefits of a rawhide chew in a rawhide-free formula! These highly digestible bones prevent tartar and plaque build up and are both packed full of flavor and fortified with vitamins and minerals.
3. Puptato Chips Dog Treats ($4.99) – Who doesn’t love potato chips? Here is a healthy alternative to one of your dog’s favorite human treats. These delicious treats are dried – not fried – virtually fat free! Made of North Carolina grown sweet potatoes and are a superb source of vitamins and minerals. Great for sensitive stomachs, too!
4. Train-Me! Training Treats for Dogs ($4.99) – These succulent treats are soft, moist, and the perfect size to use as training rewards. Packed with protein to make them nutritious, as well as delicious!
5. Filled Hooves Dog Treats ($5.99) – These tasty treats are made from genuine beef hooves, stuffed with your choice of pork or peanut butter. Provides hours of delight for your dog!
6. Wheat Free Peanut Butter Cake Mix ($6.99) – Unlike cakes for people, Puppy Cake Mix is a fun and healthy alternative made especially for your pampered pooch! Make their birthday – or any day- a special occasion for your pup with this nutritious dog treat!
7. Natural Dog Cookies ($6.99) – These wholesome, American made cookies come in 4 varieties and are made of all natural ingredients. Sure to drive your pooch wild!
8. Healthy Baker Dog ($9.99) – These biscuits are made of high quality ingredients and are baked to crunchy goodness! No artificial flavors, preservatives, or coloring. Each biscuit has half the fat of most dog biscuits and is fortified with vitamins and minerals.
9. Vanilla Mint Dental Chews ($9.99) – These veterinarian approved dog chews reduce tartar and plaque while your dog chews. Your dog is sure to love the irresistible vanilla mint flavor and you’ll love better dog breath!
10. Sterilized Natural Filled Dog Bones ($5.99-$6.99) – Our premium quality sterilized bones won’t splinter and the delicious filling will keep your pup busy for hours! Comes in two flavors, pork or peanut butter.
Making your pooch homemade dog meals and dog treats is not only fun, but it’s a healthy substitute from all that processed commercial food. Your pup will go bananas for this delicious doggie recipe of banana dog cupcakes!
2 c. water
2 (mashed) bananas
½ tsp vanilla
3 c. whole wheat flour
½ tbsp baking powder
2 tbsp honey
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
With a large mixing bowl combine the water, mashed bananas, vanilla, egg, and honey. Add the flour and baking powder. Mix well.
Pour the batter into a muffin tin that has been lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray or lined with paper cups.
Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of one of your dog cupcakes comes out clean.
Cool and serve. ENJOY!
(Recipe courtesy of 3 Dog Bakery)
Fat Tuesday is a time to eat and be merry – don’t leave your hungry hound out of the mix! Spoil your pup on this celebration with some delicious meat cakes that are not only nutritious for your furry friend, but a treat that you can both enjoy.
Prep Time: 35 Min.
Cook Time: 1 Hr. 15 Min.
Ready In: 2 Hrs.
Serving Size: 4
2 tbsp. and 2 tsp. of brown rice
2/3 cup water
¼ large potatoes, grated
½ large carrots, grated
¼ large celery stalks, chopped
11 ounces ground beef
1/8 dash salt
1-1/4 tsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. and 2 tsp. regular rolled oats
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 4 cups of large muffin tins.
2. In a medium saucepan, combine rice with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, uncovered, and cook 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool several minutes, then fluff with a fork and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, carrots, celery, ground beef, and eggs. Mix ingredients together using your hands or a sturdy spoon. Add salt, olive oil, rolled oats, and rice; mix well.
4. Fill each muffin cup with some of the meat mixture, and pat down to make it firm. Bake 45 minutes, or until surface feels set. Cool on a rack 10 minutes or longer.
5. Remove the meat cakes by turning the muffin tin upside down over a sheet of aluminum foil. Tap each muffin cup to release the cake. Refrigerate or freeze in sealed plastic bags. NOTE: Do not feed to dogs while still hot.
Many people love sharing their treats with their pet, however most of those things tend to be bad for your dog. Here are a couple different snacks that are great to share with your pet. The first food that is good to share is squash. Squash (either cooked or raw) is a delicious vegetable which is very high in beta carotene. This is good for eyesight, much like carrots. Another tasty food to share with your pup is pasta. Plain, cooked noodles are a excellent snack for your dog. Make sure that your dog does not have any wheat allergies before giving them pasta though.
Chicken broth is also food to treat your pet with. As long as it is low-sodium, you can add it to their regular food. If you like to share fruit with your dog, the best fruit to give them is pomegranate. Whether in juice form or as whole fruit, pomegranate provides antioxidants and vitamin C. Last, but not least, for some protein, give your pup some cheese! Most dogs enjoy this treat already, but don’t realize it is high in calcium and protein. With these easy tips, you can give your dog a yummy snack that is fresh, so you don’t feel guilty about sharing!
Want to give your dog his own treats? Check out the dog treats & bones at Doggie Vogue!