Healthy Snacks for Dogs… Here are a few of Cooper’s Favourites

I often get asked what I feed Cooper. This is a big topic for discussion and like everything these days, there are so many differing views and opinions. Dry food versus wet food versus raw food versus human food, the list goes on. Today I’m not going to go into any of that with you, rather, I’m going to let you in on some of my favourite go-to healthy snacks for dogs, including all of Cooper’s favourites.

Healthy Snacks for Dogs

Carrots are definitely one of Coopers favourites

Cooper gets fed his regular food twice a day. But sometimes while the kids sleep during the day, I like to give him a little snack/treat! He loves it and he totally deserves it after putting up with my crazy two children! It’s also something fun and different for him to look forward to each day.

Healthy Snacks for Dogs

Cooper munching on some cucumber

My preference is to give him something fresh from the fridge if I have it, but obviously not all foods are safe for dogs, so you must be careful what you choose.

Cooper’s Faves and My go-to list of healthy snacks for dogs…

  • Carrots
  • Cucumber
  • Broccoli stems – not too often as they can make them gassy
  • Celery Sticks
  • Frozen bananas – I find if I freeze them, it takes him slightly longer to eat
  • Watermelon – no pips or rind as they are bad for your dog
  • Apple – cut up with no pips or core as they are also not good for your dog
  • Ice cubes – this is more of a summer treat
  • Natural Yoghurt – I give this to Cooper in two different ways, either I give him the end of the tub to lick clean. Or I smother the yoghurt on a licki-mat. When a dog licks receptively it is meant to be quite soothing for them. To make this even longer lasting, put it in the freezer for 30 minutes for before giving it to your dog (see images below).
Healthy Snacks for Dogs

Cooper licking the Yoghurt tub clean

Healthy snacks for dogs

This is Cooper licking the yoghurt off his licki-mat

Healthy Snacks for Dogs

Cooper enjoying a frozen banana

When I don’t have any of those healthy snacks in my fridge or freezer that are safe for dogs, I always make sure to have a stash of Get WAG treats in the cupboard.

These are my favourite pre-bought snacks for Cooper:

  • Kangaroo liver – Literally a staple in our house. Cooper and all of his mates love these liver treats.
Healthy Snacks for Dogs

Cooper literally begging for his liver treats…

  • Yoghurt drops – I love putting these in Cooper’s Kong Wobbler for him – you know those interactive toys they have to knock over to get the treats out. Keeps him busy for ages! They’re also a great training treat. They smell so good, you’ll be tempted to eat them yourself.
Healthy Snacks for Dogs

Cooper licking his lips at the yoghurt drops!

  • Kangaroo bone –  long lasting treat and great for your dogs teeth. Plus kangaroo is one of the leanest meats on the market.
Healthy Snacks for Dogs

Cooper enjoying his Kangaroo bone

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*Warning*

Don’t overdo the treats!! Do your best to keep your dog a nice lean weight, it is super important for their health (and yes, I will be posting about this very soon too). Especially as they get older and especially for bigger dogs who are prone to arthritis, etc. So, if you have given your dog a few extra treats during the day, please make sure to slightly reduce the quantity of their food you give them for dinner.

 

Ultimately you know your dog best. If you’re ever unsure of what foods you can give your dog or your dog has quite a sensitive gut, please make sure to always speak to your vet before introducing anything new.

 

I would love to hear from you guys if you have any other good go to treats or snacks for your dogs. Leave a comment below.

 

Mel xox

Disclaimer: This is a personal blog. I will not be liable for anything that happens to your dog by following my advice and tips. If you have real concerns or worries about your dog and what you should be feeding them, please seek help from a professional veterinarian.

 


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