Low Fat and Low Calorie Dog Treats | Healthy Homemade Dog Treats. I want to help my dog lose weight with real food and exercise, not with a nasty, processed, low-fat dog food.

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Low Fat and Low Calorie Dog Treats | Healthy Homemade Dog Treats. I want to help my dog lose weight with real food and exercise, not with a nasty, processed, low-fat dog food. #raisingyourpetsnaturally
Low fat and low calorie treat recipe.

OK, so Dexter The Dog isn’t fat, but he does need to lose a little weight. I always make a conscious effort to keep my pets at their ideal weight. No, I don’t feed my dog a prescription diet dog food (Nasty-Whole Grain Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken By-Product Meal, Soybean Mill Run, Powdered Cellulose, Soybean Meal, Chicken Liver Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Pork Flavor, Lactic Acid, Soybean Oil, Caramel Color ….) or any other processed food. Dexter receives balanced and fresh home-cooked meals daily. No preservatives, no fillers, only real and healthy food. When I’m working on dog training exercises or just something to keep him busy, I’m careful to use his daily food calorie allotment with those “snacks.” However, with Dexter’s twice-a-day canine rehabilitation exercises and weekly sessions at the Animal Rehabilitation Facility, I have been going over his ideal calories, and he’s put on a few pounds.

I want to help my dog lose weight with real food and exercise, not with a nasty, processed, low-fat dog food. Dexter’s home cooked dog food is low fat and healthy, what happened is I’ve added a lot of dog treat calories (dehydrated fruit) and with winter, less physical activity. The organic dehydrated fruit snacks are a healthy dog treat in moderation, but he’s been getting a lot! Dexter still needs a high reward system for his canine rehabilitation exercises because he’s still learning what to do and I’m asking him to challenge his body and mind daily.

I have a few options for healthy dog treats for his dog training. One, I can cut his healthy dog food and use the ingredients as treats. For example, his meals are about 75-80% meat, so I can cut his portions back and give him meat for training, such as dehydrated beef or rabbit. Or, I can pick a dog-friendly vegetable and use those as training treats. I’m choosing the vegetables!

Low Fat and Low Calorie Dog Treats | Healthy Homemade Dog Treats. I want to help my dog lose weight with real food and exercise, not with a nasty, processed, low-fat dog food. #raisingyourpetsnaturally
Healthy vegetables for dogs.

There are a lot of raw vegetables that are safe for dogs that I can choose from. However, vegetables are very fibrous and when they are raw, they are hard to digest. If I’m using Dexter’s daily vegetables for dog training, I really want him to digest them and receive the nutritional benefits, so I choose to dehydrate some organic vegetables for dog training. I dehydrated kale, peppers, and cucumbers.

Healthy homemade treats for dogs
Healthy foods for dogs

It was super simple: clean, remove seeds, slice, dehydrate. Dexter is really enjoying his new low calorie dog treats. So, the kale didn’t work well for treats for training, but make a great topper for his dog food. 😉


Do you make homemade dog or cat treats? Tell me in the comments.

Low Fat and Low Calorie Dog Treats | Healthy Homemade Dog Treats. I want to help my dog lose weight with real food and exercise, not with a nasty, processed, low-fat dog food. #raisingyourpetsnaturally
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Healthy Dog Treat Recipes | Low Calorie Dog Smoothie Treat. Mom is always trying to find me healthy food and dog treats to eat. We also like to take our adventures to the local ice cream shops. She’s been feeling guilty for allowing me to eat the dairy and non-organic ice cream when we’re there. So, she came up with this little snack! Grandma’s morning smoothies were her inspiration.

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Natural Dog Treat Recipes: Frozen Smoothie For Dogs

Healthy Dog Treat Recipes | Low Calorie Dog Smoothie Treat. Mom is always trying to find me healthy food and dog treats to eat. We also like to take our adventures to the local ice cream shops. She’s been feeling guilty for allowing me to eat the dairy and non-organic ice cream when we’re there. So, she came up with this little snack! Grandma’s morning smoothies were her inspiration.
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Mom is always trying to find me healthy food and dog treats to eat. We also like to take our adventures to the local ice cream shops. She’s been feeling guilty for allowing me to eat the dairy and non-organic ice cream when we’re there. So, she came up with this little snack! Grandma’s morning smoothies were her inspiration. ~ Dexter



Dog Smoothie Frozen Dog Treat Recipe

  • Organic Strawberries
  • Organic Blueberries
  • Organic Broccoli
  • Organic Celery
  • Organic Pineapple
  • Organic Honey
  • Organic Coconut Oil
  • Organic Pineapple Juice
Healthy and low fat dog treat recipes
Natural dog treat recipes

All you need to do is clean the fruit and veggies, place in a blender and blend away! Then Mom filled my Rita Dog Toy with the organic smoothie mixture, placed the toy in a small glass to hold it upright and froze it.

With the extra smoothie, she filled ice cube trays and froze those, too. Once frozen, she popped the cubes out and placed in a glass container for the future. She can then thaw 2 cubes and refill the Rita Dog Toy and freeze again. Voila! A healthy frozen dog treat to replace the not-so-healthy ice cream.

Healthy frozen dog treat recipes.
Frozen snacks for dogs

 


Does your dog enjoy frozen snacks? Tell me in the comments.

Healthy Dog Treat Recipes | Low Calorie Dog Smoothie Treat. Mom is always trying to find me healthy food and dog treats to eat. We also like to take our adventures to the local ice cream shops. She’s been feeling guilty for allowing me to eat the dairy and non-organic ice cream when we’re there. So, she came up with this little snack! Grandma’s morning smoothies were her inspiration.
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Dexter's Delights: Fun and Healthy Treats for Dogs by Tonya Wilhelm
Dexter’s Delights: Fun and Healthy Treats for Dogs by Tonya Wilhelm