Commercial Pet Treats

Before I share the homemade dog treat recipes vet approved I want you to know what to avoid in commercial treats, I know many of you are going to have a million excuses why you can’t prepare the recipes in this article. Some of you might just not have the time, and others might think the products on the market are not doing any harm to your fur baby.

Sugars And Sweeteners

  • Sucrose
  • Caramel Syrup
  • Corn Syrup
  • Added Sugars or Sweeteners

These sugars and sweeteners provide zero nutritional benefits, but even worse given to your dog regularly can contribute to health problems.

Health Concerns

  • Hypoglycemia
  • Dental Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Obesity
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Cataracts
  • Allergies

Sodium / Salt

  • Sodium Chloride
  • Iodized Salt
  • Sea Salt

Health Concerns

  • Excessive Thirst
  • Extreme Water Intake
  • Heart Rate Issues
  • Hemoglobin Issues
  • Dry Mucus Membranes
  • Anxiety


  • Low Nutrient Value
  • Common Allergen


  • Another Low Nutrient Source
  • Can Cause Muscle Loss


  • Common Cause Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome


  • Wheat
  • Rye
  • Barley

Gluten is used mainly in products on the market for humans and dogs as fillers, and besides they have little nutritional benefits to people or animals they are known now to contribute to autoimmune diseases.


Most dogs are no lactose or dairy sensitive, but if you pet is experiencing regular digestive problems they could be intolerant to dairy products and you should consult your vet right away.

I shared this information from the website Cesar’s Way, you are free to visit the website yourself to read this and other articles at your convenience.

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I have experienced my dogs having severe digestive issues from commercial treats

What To Look For In Healthy Dog Treats

If you must give your pet treats which are commercially made, you need to know what ingredients are the best, and like any processed foods on the market the more artificial ingredients and chemicals in them the more likely they are not products you should buy.

  • Whole Natural Food Ingredients
  • Organic
  • Ingredients Grown In The United States
  • Protein Should Be The Main Ingredient
  • Natural Sweeteners
  • Natural Preservatives
  • Meaty Treats Are Your Best Choices

These buyer guide tips was shared from the Dog Journal and they even provided some commercial treats they recommend.

  • Belly Rubs Dog Treats
  • Canine Caviar
  • Carnivore Crunch
  • Dr Beckers Bites
  • Etta Says Meaty Treats

This is just the top five brands the Dog Journal recommends, you can see the entire list by visiting their website and reading this article. The only brand I am familiar with is Dr Beckers Bites, you can find Dr Becker’s videos on YouTube which I highly recommend.

Homemade Dog Treat Recipes Vet Approved

Frozen Meat Recipe



  1. Mix all the ingredients together
  2. Freeze in ice cube trays

This dog treat recipe is not only vet approved, but so simple and easy to prepare what excuse could you have not to make this for your own dog?

Doggy Pops Recipe


  • 1 Cup Whole Blueberries
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Strawberries
  • 1 Cup Plain Yogurt

Again be sure not to use any yogurt with Xylitol, I can’t express this enough to be careful this ingredient isn’t in the yogurt you use.


  1. Mix all ingredients into a bowl gently
  2. Pour your mixture into ice cube trays
  3. When Frozen Ready

Doggy Omelette


  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Thinly Sliced Grilled Chicken
  • 1/2 Cup Salmon
  • 1/2 Green Pepper Diced


  1. Drizzle small amount of extra virgin olive oil in frying pan
  2. Medium Heat
  3. Crack eggs into bowl stir until mixed
  4. Gently add the eggs into the center of frying pan
  5. When eggs half-way done add the remainder of your ingredients
  6. Fold egg in half until egg is firm
  7. Remover from frying pan
  8. Cool and serve

These easy and simple vet approved recipes I found on The Kennel Club website, I highly recommend pet owners always research on this website before any other for the best pet care tips.

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With just a little time and work you can provide healthier treats than you will ever find in your favorite pet store

Best Natural Dog Treats On The Market

If I was going to purchase for treats, I would be shopping for natural pet treats, but you must be careful some of these so-called natural products still have harmful ingredients such as commercial preservatives in them. I would recommend you shop at Only Natural Pet if your’re not interested in preparing your own homemade recipes, I really feel this company is putting a great effort in providing the consumer the best products on the market they can find.

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What Is On My Mind Today?

I am seriously and gradually taking my dogs off commercial dog food and treats, I truly believe these products are the root cause of so many pets losing their lives at a young age to cancer. I only use natural products on my dogs now for everything I possibly can, I use my own lavender spray for flea and tick protection as well as it brings the shine back to their fur again.

10 drops of lavender essential oil in a 12-16 ounce spray bottle filled with water is a natural insect repellent, and also is awesome for their skin and their coat.


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dena briley · August 4, 2019 at 1:08 am

Thanks so much for providing so many healthy dog treats for our furry friends and all the recommendations. I do have to agree that feeding sugar and sweeteners and many of the different grains are not a good choice and can cause many issues for our dogs. Xylitol is extremely lethal for our pets even in small servings, I don’t even keep any type of food in the house that contains this as it is better to keep it as far away from our pets as possible.

    Jeff · August 21, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Thank You Dena
    I appreciate your loyalty reading my posts and commenting,
    I see you as an expert with dogs since you have so many
    dogs of your own and your own dog blog.

    You can visit Dena’s blog with the link above for more tips on dogs


Timotheus · August 20, 2019 at 10:07 am

Thank you for your website, this article and all the wonderful recipes for our fur friends!!!

You are right. Today, there are too many pet food products that has fillers, chemicals and ingredients that are just not good for them.

I really appreciate the recipes. I like to cook. And it will be a joy to cook for our pet friends. Especially knowing what we cook will benefit them.

Once again, thank you! 🙂

    Jeff · August 21, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Thank You Timotheus

    I do appreciate you taking the time from your own blog
    Timotheus Blog

    to read my article and comment today.

    I have been adding these recipes to my dog’s diets with very positive results,
    today it is not difficult to prepare these recipes since the invention of the
    slow cooker.

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