When you think of dog treats, what is the first flavor you consider? Many people would immediately think “beef.” However, did you know there are a number of other enticing flavors your canine may fall in love with? Believe it or not, dogs can tire of the same foods. Depending on the dog, this may happen after a month or several. Keep your dog interested by offering a few new flavors in the form of dog treats.
Chicken Dog Treats
Many dogs love the taste of poultry. Chicken is an excellent choice, plus treats made from actual chicken can do wonders for your pet’s health. Chicken also tends to be less fatty. Of course, the health value of the treat will depend greatly on what else it contains. Some treat manufacturers have come up with unique, natural flavors. For example, Abacus makes a line of healthy treats that come in chicken and apple, chicken and banana, and chicken and kiwi flavors.
Turkey Dog Treats
Turkey is perhaps the second most popular poultry flavored treat right after chicken varieties. They are a little harder to come by as well. Consider adding Turkey Jerky to your pet’s selection of treats. Solid Gold makes a small sized treat that includes tapioca, oats, rosemary and brown rice among the ingredients. These make a nice alternative with a new texture to entice your dog.
Lamb Dog Treats
Some dogs fall in love with the flavor of lamb. This is another popular choice among dog owners, usually combined with rice. Many dog foods also come in lamb flavored selections. Sold Gold has also created a lamb jerky, similar to the turkey version. Just like the turkey, this treat offers pets a softer, chewy reward or daily snack. The easy to swallow consistency may be ideal for senior canines.
Peanut Butter Dog Treats
Peanut butter is another popular choice among dogs. Many brand name treats come in a peanut butter variety. Buddy Biscuits offers an easy to store dry biscuit that comes in regular and “itty bitty” sizes. Dog biscuits are convenient when traveling to the dog park or taking your pet with you anywhere. Just throw a few in a small plastic bag or container and you are ready to go.
Salmon Dog Treats
Salmon is usually considered a feline flavor, but canines love it as well. It is generally advised when giving your pet salmon treats for the first time that you only give a single serving and make sure your pet is alright with it. Salmon flavor varies greatly from other popular dog choices, and some canines may have food allergies that could react to salmon. If your pet is fine with the flavor, Halo offers the Lives-a-Little salmon flavored treats.
Liver Dog Treats
Liver treats are another popular flavor among canines. The scent and taste of delicious liver is often a strong incentive in training. Gimborn produces a freeze dried liver treat that is ideal as an obedience training reward. These come pre-cubed in bite sized portions so you won’t over feed your pet when rewarding.
Bacon Dog Treats
Bacon is another good choice for treats. Many brands have found bacon and cheese to be an idea combination. WoofyPop Popcorn for dogs offers this combination in a fun popcorn shape. Variety should come in more than just flavor, shape and texture can also keep your pet’s taste buds interested.