5 healthy and yummy ingredients that will keep your puppy happy

1. Eggs

Many proud dog owners already know the tasty wonders eggs can bring, but it’s never too late to try em out! Not only will your dog absolutely love a tasty egg treat mixed in with his or her kibble, or even by itself, eggs offer numerous health benefits. Like the last ingredient on this list, many great commercial dog foods already contain eggs.

  • Digestible protein, riboflavin, and selenium
  • Great source of Omega Fatty Acids
  • Supports skin & coat health

2. Peanut Butter

Yet another cheap, easily available and wonderfully tasty ingredient both puppies and dogs will love, peanut butter stands toward the top of the list! You may or may not buy eggs on a regular basis, but most people do have peanut butter readily available.

  • Excellent source of protein
  • Offers healthy fats
  • Vitamins B and E, and niacin

3. Yogurt

Yogurt isn’t just a fantastic treat both your puppy and dog alike will love, it is just as nutritious as the previous two! In fact, many homemade dog treat recipes contain both peanut butter and yogurt, since they can be easily frozen. Unlike the previous two, yogurt contains more healthy bacteria, acting as a probiotic, great for the digestive system.

  • High in calcium and protein
  • Can act as a probiotic
  • Great for the digestive system
  • Again, make sure the yogurt contains no xylitol.

4. Cheese

As long as your dog or puppy doesn’t suffer one of those rare cases of lactose intolerance, cheese is another wonderfully tasty and nutritious treat! Unlike the previous three, you can easily break a piece of cheese into small portions, offering them as motivational rewards or encouragement & reinforcement when training.

  • Contains protein, calcium, vitamin A, and B-complex vitamins
  • Good source of essential fatty acids
  • Readily available, good motivational treat

5. Fish

Like all the others here, your dog is going to love fish! That being said, it is possibly the most nutritious item listed here, and already an important prime component in many quality dog foods.

  • Salmon
  • Ocean whitefish
  • Lake whitefish
  • Herring
  • Walleye
  • Flounder
  • Arctic char
  • High in valuable protein
  • Rich in omega 3 fatty acids
  • Helps treat inflammation
  • Good for coat & skin health
  • Good alternative for dogs with food allergies

Ingredients You Want to Keep Your Dog Away From

Where many human foods are great for dogs as well, some can range from bad to downright deadly. No food related article would be complete without listing some of them as well, so here you go.

  • Chocolate (danger depends on type of chocolate)
  • Caffeine
  • Xylitol
  • Grapes
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Almonds
  • Cinnamon
  • Macadamia nuts

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