Healthy Dog Treats and Chews - Top 5 Natural Hacks

Updated: Jun 22, 2020


In the UK, there are an estimated 24% of households that have one or more dogs as part of their family. To most families dogs aren’t just pets; they are fur babies and members of their families. Doggies human friends want to do whatever they can to ensure that they live long and healthy lives as possible. A key part of this is to ensure a healthy balanced diet. It is estimated that in across the UK families will collectively spend 2.9 billion on pet food, but How much of this food is healthy enough to be worthy of your furry friend?

It’s important that you ensure that your furry loved ones get the diet and nutrition that they deserve. One way to do this is by feeding them all-natural dried treats and chews as part of a balanced diet. These will not only offer amazing high-value rewards and treats, but there are also numerous health benefits to them as well. Let’s get right to the health hacks!!

1. Clean Teeth

Even the best dog owners can struggle with making sure that their dog’s teeth are cleaned properly. That’s why it can be a great benefit to find healthy treats that your dog will love as well. Dental problems can have a negative impact on your dog’s overall health, which is why dental care is so important to your doggies. In addition to the regular cleanings that you should get with your vet, getting the right chews and treats can be the tool that you need to keep their dental health in the best shape possible. With natural treats, you can help them get those clean and shiny teeth that are signs of great dental health. This is a win/win scenario for both you and your dog. You get a cheap and easy way to clean their teeth, and your dog gets a treat that they love.

Ostrich Bones are delicious and nutritional, suitable for most breeds these lightweight non-splintering bones are irresistible to dogs.

Pig Ears are a favourite dog chew of almost every dog - its satisfies the chewing instinct

Tracheas big and perfect for all but the smallest of dogs, a great natural source of Glucosamine

Pizzles one of our most popular dog treats. They are a great choice for dogs that like to chew and they are a great way to maintain your dog’s oral hygiene.

Buffalo Horns long-lasting chew for those medium to large dogs. These are great to stuff with dog food or other treats.

Rabbit Ears ears help to strengthen your dog's jaw muscles and also help to improve dental hygiene by keeping teeth clean.

2. Ease Upset Tummies

Some dogs just have more sensitive stomachs than others. If your dog has a sensitive stomach or is struggling with an upset tummy, you may need to adjust the treats that you give them. This means that you need to find a treat that only contains a single source of protein and is low fat, ideally below 5%. Dogs can have reactions to different foods that they eat or even suffer from food sensitivities that can cause them discomfort. That can be a big problem for dogs, especially if you’re not investing in quality, all-natural options for your dog. Natural treats and chew exclude harmful ingredients that can cause further stomach upset.

Beef Tripe is a bit smelly but oh so good. Tasty, chewy and great for the digestion and can help settle an upset stomach due to the enzymes it contains

Beef Gullet is lean meat, low fat and good quality treat. Suitable for all dogs over 8 weeks old

Pizzle are one of our most popular dog treats. Single source protein and low in fat, great to feed dogs who get upset tummies.

3. Low Calories to Support Weight Loss

When we eat, we have to be careful of our calorie count to ensure that we stay a healthy weight. We have to do the same for our dogs, especially since some breeds (like Labradors) are prone to obesity problems. To help your dog lose weight if they are overweight or to help them maintain their fit physique, healthy all-natural treats are exactly what your beloved pet needs. Natural treats and chews in combination with getting enough exercise and a balanced diet can help keep your dog at a healthy weight or help them lose weight as needed. Dog obesity can lead to a whole host of problems if you can’t get them healthy again. That doesn’t mean you need to not give your dog treats, you just need to be sure that you give them healthy, high-quality treats.

Some great low-calorie all-natural treat options include:

Soft Chicken Stuffed Penne are chewie and super low in fat. 

Ostrich Bones are suitable for most breeds these lightweight non-splintering bones are irresistible to dogs.

Pizzles is a single source protein and low in fat, great to feed dogs who get upset tummies.

Beef Tripe is a bit smelly but oh so good. Only 8% fat content

Beef Gullet is lean meat, low fat and good quality treat. Suitable for all dogs over 8 weeks old

Meat Delicacy Mix is a super low mix of meats that are cut into small pieces, these are awesome for training treats

Sausage topped with beef Something different, this chew is proving to be very popular with our customers . Cow hide centre covered with beef sausage. Best of all super low in fat.

Rabbit Ears super yummy, low calorie treats. Also great for teeth

4. Teething Relief

Do you have a puppy that just loves to chew anything and everything? Or any dog in fact that can’t seem to stop chewing all day long. If you are tired of having your house destroyed by your dog’s chewing, you need a healthy alternative that will make you both happy. These Natural chews and treats are perfect to give them the healthy treats they need and protect your home from your favourite furry friend.

These are some great choices to help protect your home from destructive chewers or teething puppies:

Deer Split Antlers are healthy chew, they are long-lasting and full of minerals and calcium. Your dog will grind down the antler over time meaning there is very little mess and the antlers have no odour.

Yak Chews are a long-lasting, tasty dog chew made using the 100% natural hard cheese that the people of the Himalayas have enjoyed for centuries.

Venison Chews are extremely hard ideal for those heavy teethers.

Buffalo Horns a great long-lasting chew for those medium to large dogs.

These are great to stuff with dog food or other treats.

5. Joint Strengthening

Some dogs are prone to joint issues and as they age, which means it’s time for you to get serious about their joint health sooner rather than later. Joint pain can be caused by dysplasia, osteoarthritis, or various other conditions that can be caused by their genetics or as they get older. When talking about joint health, you are talking about not only the joints, but also the cartilage, fluid in the bones, ligaments, and the connecting bones. Through proper nutrition, you can help offer the nutrients that your dog needs to have healthy joints. Some treats can be better options than others.

Pork Spaghetti is a perfect high-value treat.

High in vitamins A, E, D3 - this will support efficient metabolism, bone growth.

Chicken Feet make a nice crunchy and easy treat for many dogs. Chicken feet are a natural source of glucosamine

Duck Necks are a great source of Calcium and contain highly digestible Proteins that are rich in Selenium. Duck meat contains other essential fatty acids and trace mineral elements.

Beef Meaty Bones air-dried meat on the bone provides protein as well as acts as digestive fibres, helping in the absorption of nutrients during digestion. Bone with marrow is a good source of nutrition.

If you’re like most people, your dog is more than just a pet. They are your best friend. They are your fur baby. You want to make sure that they get the best treats and chews so that they can live a long, healthy life. Natural treats and chews are the perfect solutions that allow your pets the happiness that treats give them while giving you peace of mind that you are giving your dog exactly what they need.

For any further advice on the best natural treats for your dog please visit the Happy Hound Treats website. www.happyhoundtreats.co.uk

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