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Deliciously Dog-Friendly: Healthy Spreads for Your Pup's Playtime

09 Jul 2024

When it comes to treating our furry friends, why not make snack time both tasty and nutritious? Today, we're gonna talk about pet-safe spreads that will have your dog's tail wagging with delight!

Peanut Butter Pleasure

Let's start with a classic: peanut butter! Dogs adore this creamy treat, and it's packed with protein and healthy fats. Peanut butter provides essential nutrients like niacin, vitamin E, and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. It's great for giving your dog a boost of energy and supporting muscle growth and repair. Opt for unsalted and sugar-free varieties to keep it wholesome. Just make sure it's Xylitol-free, as this sweetener can be harmful to dogs.

Pumpkin Paw-someness

Next up, pumpkin puree! This fiber-rich food is not only great for digestion but also a hit with most dogs. Pumpkin is loaded with beta-carotene, which converts into vitamin A to support vision and immune health. Its high fiber content helps regulate digestion and can soothe an upset stomach. You could roast your own at home - just avoid oil and salt and smear it on a toy or freeze it for a refreshing summer snack. Pumpkin is low in calories, making it perfect for dogs watching their waistlines.

Yogurt Yumminess

Plain yogurt is another fantastic option. Rich in probiotics, it supports gut health in dogs just as it does in humans. Probiotics help maintain a healthy balance of bacteria in the digestive tract, which is essential for good digestion and overall immune function. Look for yogurt without added sugars or artificial sweeteners. Spoon a dollop into a toy or freeze it for a chilly, refreshing treat on a hot day.

Appley Appeal

Applesauce can be a delightful change of pace for your pup. Apples are a good source of vitamins A and C, which support immune function and skin health. Applesauce provides natural sweetness without added sugars, making it a healthier alternative to some commercial treats. Opt for unsweetened varieties and ensure it doesn't contain any artificial additives. Spread a thin layer inside a toy or mix it with a bit of peanut butter for an extra-special snack time surprise.

Sweet Potato Sensation

Last but not least, sweet potato mash! Rich in vitamins A, C, and B6, as well as dietary fiber and antioxidants, sweet potatoes are a nutritious addition to your dog's diet. They support eye health, aid in digestion, and contribute to a healthy coat and skin. Simply boil or bake a sweet potato until soft, mash it up, and spread it inside a toy. It's a tasty and healthy way to keep your dog entertained.

Tips for Treat Time

Choose toys that are perfect to put spreads on, these kinds of dog toys usually have texture on it, helping the spread stick to the toy, keeping the challenge and interest going for your pup. Here are some examples:

Croc Dental Chew


Our Power Chewers Collection

Or you can add extra fun and get something that you can put spreads on it, AND treats in it! Like our Warrior Helmet Treat Dispenser:


Remember, moderation is key when treating your dog. These spreads are great for occasional use and as part of a balanced diet. Always check with your vet if you're unsure about introducing new foods to your pet, especially if they have dietary restrictions or health concerns.

With these pet-safe spreads, you can turn snack time into a healthy and enjoyable experience for your beloved dog. Experiment with different healthy combinations and watch your furry friend's happiness soar! After all, a happy dog is a healthy dog ❤️

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