Treats & RecipesTop 12 Dog Treats for Your Adorable Puppers

August 17, 2021

We have to admit that saying we love our dogs is kind of a massive understatement, we don’t just love our dogs we adore them more than anyone can ever understand. Our dogs are our loyal friends, our beloved companions, and for some of us, they’re our adorable children. And let’s face it we love to spoil our beloved pups with some of the best treats we can get for them.

But now it’s time to get into the nitty-gritty and start the royal rumble of dog treats. Here are the 10 best dog treats on the market.

12. Nudges Griller

Want to give your dog some good ol’ fashioned steak? Then Nudges Grillers will do the trick. These treats are inspired by the look, smell, texture, and taste of steak. How did they achieve this flavor? Simple, they just included real steak in the treats. These treats don’t contain any corn, soy, artificial preservatives, and are naturally produced. The bag even gives you a handy guide on the number of treats you should be giving your dog daily. It even comes in a yummy chicken flavor.

11. EcoKind Pet Treats Gold Yak Dog Chews

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If you want to keep your dog entertained for hours here’s a good treat for your dogs. These high protein nutritious treats are made from yak’s milk and cow’s milk, they are easily digestible, and are perfect for dogs with sensitive stomachs. These chews are 100% all-natural, gluten-free, and have no preservatives, artificial flavors, or ingredients. They’re also five times longer than regular chews and can easily provide hours of chewing time for your dog.

10. Jiminy’s Cricket Peas & Sweet-Potato Dog Treats

Less than three calories a treat these high in protein are soft and chewy and contain sweet potatoes, peas, oats, and crickets. Surprisingly enough, these cricket treats are more nutrient-dense than beef or chicken treats. These treats are perfect for dogs with a ton of allergies but need a high amount of nutrients. You might want to try out cricket protein treats. Although it might not be for some of the pickier dogs out there.

9. Rocco & Roxie Jerky Sticks

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before? You give your dog a new treat to eat, they drop it on the floor, inspect it, and then leave it there untouched. Sounds familiar? It should be because some dogs are just really picky eaters but if there’s anything that dogs love it’s the smell of good meat. Rocco & Roxie Jerky Sticks smell great and if you’re a jerky lover you might be half tempted to try one for yourself. These are natural and soft enough for dogs to easily chew through. They’re healthy, all-natural, and most importantly don’t smell.

8. Virbac C.E.T. VeggieDent Fr3sh Tartar Control Dog Chews

If dental care for your dogs is something you worry about then these dog chews might be the thing for you. The Virbac C.E.T. VeggieDent dog Chews are a fantastic way to help control tartar on your dog’s teeth. Approved by the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) these chews help freshen breath and reduce plaque and tartar build-up. Made without any animal-based ingredients and can be given to dogs a few times a week to keep their teeth clean and pristine.

7. Eukanuba ACTIVTrainer Dog Treats

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When it comes to dog treats sometimes, you’re looking for something with low calories.  If you want a treat to help your dog lose weight or just manage their calorie intake then the Eukanuba ACTIVTrainer dog treats are one of the best options you can find. With less than 2 calories per treat, these salmon flavored is great to ensure a healthier lifestyle for your dog and they’re ideal for both puppies and adult dogs. Easy to eat, perfect for training, healthy, and available in chicken flavor as well.

6. Zuke’s Naturals Training and Soft Chewy Calming Dog Treats

Many people say Zuke’s is a great treat for your dog and not without reason. Zukes are relatively low on calories and boast a list of ingredients that can help prevent diarrhea and other stomach upsets. Zuke’s Naturals chews are great for puppies and adult dogs alike with essential vitamins and minerals that can help dogs stay healthy and it even comes with a dog’s favorite ingredient, peanut butter. Made with real delicious peanut butter, meat-free, with no corn, wheat, soy, or any artificial flavors.

5. PureBites Chicken Breast Freeze-Dried Dog Treats

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So, you love your dog and you’re willing to shell out a few extra bucks to let them know just how much you love them? Then you should definitely consider PureBites Chicken Breast Freeze-Dried Dog Treats. There is only 1 ingredient in this treat and that’s pure USA Sourced raw human-grade chicken breast. The ingredients are also freeze-dried to remove water and preserve the nutritional value of the meat and like many on this list these treats have no preservatives, additives, or filters and they’re sure to make your dog feel like they’re eating actual chicken. Aside from the taste, texture, and nutritional value of the treat, these are also ideal for overweight dogs, allergies, dogs with sensitive stomachs, and other upset stomach issues.

4. Charlee Bear Original Crunch Natural Dog Treats

Now that we’ve taken a look into an expensive treat let’s go the opposite route and find the best value for treats and Charlee Bear Original Crunch Natural Dog Treats makes it on this list. Not all treats are created equal and when it comes to getting value out of your treats there can be a benefit to getting low-value dog treats. This treat is perfect for rewarding your dog for skills that they already know and giving them an incentive to learn new skills. But like many of the treats on this list, these treats sport chicken liver as the main ingredient and have no artificial flavors.

3. Pet Botanics Training Rewards Bacon Flavor Dog Treats

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One of the more popular choices for dog treats of all shapes and sizes, Pet Botanics is a great bite-sized treat for your dogs. These treats are made to be soft, low calorie, and contain several flavors your dog will love such as bacon, salmon, chicken, and beef. Pet Botanics has a great value for your money with 500 treats per bag.  Made in the USA with real pork liver and a special blend of botanical ingredients to keep your dog in good shape. The treats’ small size and soft texture are great for training, but we’re sure your dog will love them as an everyday treat.

2. Chippin Treats Smokehouse BBQ

If you’re looking for a healthy treat your dog won’t just sniff and walk away from, the Chippin Treats Smokehouse BBQ is another treat you might want to look into. Chippin dog treats are high quality and have a low carbon footprint. These treats are made with all-natural pumpkin and cricket dog treats as well as human grade cricket protein that will keep your dog fit while training. And most importantly, your dogs will love the smell and taste of these BBQ-flavored treats.

1. Earth Animal No-Hide Chews

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Earth Animal treats are not only good for your dog’s health but also the planet’s. Made with real, simple ingredients, these no hide treats are delicious and digestible to keep your dogs happy while being relatively easy on their stomachs. The Earth Animal No-Hide Chews are all-natural and long-lasting so you can be sure your dog will be chewing on them for a while. Compassionately sourced and consciously crafted, these No-Hide Chews are a treat that both you and your pets can feel good about. It also helps promote healthy teeth and gums.

While the goal of this list is to let our dog-loving community know some of the best dog treats we can buy, let’s not forget that you know what’s best for your dog. Overall, buy the treats that your dogs like, treats that are good for their health, and treats that are recommended by your dog’s veterinarian.

Well, that’s our dog treat list, and if you disagree with what we came up with feel free to visit our social media outlets or leave a comment with what you think is the best of the best. Heck, you can even list your own top ten.


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