Five Low Calorie Snacks For Your Dog

Low Calorie Snacks For Your Dog

As the days get shorter, and the weather starts to worsen many owners find it difficult to get their pups the proper exercise.  Like their owners, this puts their pups at risks for that winter belly.  While there are plenty of ways to keep your pup occupied in the winter months, finding low calorie treats to keep them satisfied is just as important.  Here are a five of our favorite at home treats to satisfy you and your pups winter cravings.

Low Calorie Snacks For Your Dog

Celery: The paw-fect snack.  Crunchy, and delicious. Celery is very low in fat and cholesterol and is an excellent source of fiber, vitamins A, C, and K, folate, potassium, and manganese.

Pop Corn: At only 35 calories per cup, this pup favorite sure is tasty. Popcorn is an easy way to treat your pup through out the day, without loading them up on calories. Just be sure not to use any butter, salt, or other spices on your dog’s popcorn.

Apples: An apple a day keeps the vet away.  Full of fiber, low on calories, many dogs will love this healthy fruit.  If you are feeling like spoiling your pup, you can add a touch of peanut butter for protein. (but be careful as peanut butter is high in calories).  Always remember to remove the core and seeds when feeding your pup apples.  

Raspberries: Another high fiber, low calorie treat.  Raspberries ,along with blueberries, are full of vitamins and anti oxidants that can provide health benefits for you pup that go well beyond weight loss.  This sweet treat can be given on the side or combined with their daily meals.   

Ice Cubes: Crunchy, hydrating, and zero calories.  This fun treat is not only good for your pups waste-line, but can help freshen breath, is good for their teeth, and provides them with added hydration. While fresh ice cubes can be a bit hard on your pups teeth, try letting it warm a few minutes before giving it to your dog.  Taking it to another level, try blending and freezing berries, or just freezing chicken broth.

Always consult a vet before introducing new treats to your pet.

 

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