As a devoted dog parent, providing your pup with the best nutrition is a priority. From their main meals to the treats you reward them with, every bite matters. But treats aren’t just for spoiling your pup—they can be valuable training tools, provide supplemental nutrition, and strengthen the bond between you and your pet.
Our ultimate guide to irresistible dog treats will introduce you to a world of flavorful delights that your dog will love.
Why Treats Matter in Your Dog’s Diet
Treats are integral to your dog’s overall diet and well-being, offering more than a delicious indulgence. Treats can motivate and encourage your dog during training sessions, reinforcing good behavior and helping you instill obedience and manners.
They can supplement your dog’s diet with extra nutrients, giving them a diverse dietary intake. Treats are also ideal as a vehicle for medication or to keep your dog engaged and mentally stimulated. Additionally, chewing on treats may support oral health by reducing plaque and tartar build-up.
Treats create positive associations, reinforce good behavior, and enhance training interactions. Sharing rewarding experiences with your pup builds trust and strengthens the emotional connection, fostering a deeper bond between you and your dog.
However, they should make up no more than 10% of your dog’s daily caloric intake because over-reliance on treats can lead to obesity and other health issues.
Types of Dog Treats
Many types of dog treats are available today, from soft to dehydrated. The key to picking the right treats is understanding your pet’s dietary needs, preferences, and lifestyle. Explore three excellent options from Open Farm: Be Good Bites Soft & Chewy Dog Treats, Grain Free Jerky Strips, and Dehydrated Cod Fish.
Be Good Bites Soft & Chewy Dog Treats
Be Good Bites are the perfect dog treat for pet owners looking to offer their furry companions sustainably sourced, wholesome nutrition in every bite. These bite-sized morsels are made from all-natural ingredients, making them healthy, flavorful, and irresistible to dogs. They’re available in five delicious varieties: beef, chicken, turkey, plant and insect, with added non-GMO fruits and grains for a balanced treat.
They’re soft and chewy, making them easy to eat for dogs of all ages, including puppies and seniors with sensitive teeth. The soft texture allows you to easily break them into smaller pieces for portion control or as a lower-calorie reward during training sessions.
They’re certified by the Upcycled™ Food Association because they are made from upcycled ingredients like apple pomace and rice bran. And they come in recyclable packaging, making them good for your pup and the planet!
You can trace every ingredient in these treats back to its source, giving you peace of mind about what you’re feeding your pet. Be Good Bites are also free from artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, and no meat or poultry by-products are used.
Be Good Bites Soft & Chewy Dog Treats are more than just a treat; they’re a health-boosting, ethically sourced, and delicious addition to your dog’s diet. Their small size and 2½ calories a treat make them perfect for training rewards.
Grain Free Jerky Strips
Open Farm’s Grain Free Jerky Strips are a delightfully chewy snack that dogs adore, providing a texture and flavor experience that sets them apart from other dog treats on the market. These delicious strips are crafted using high-quality, humanely sourced proteins, including free-range chicken and turkey, grass-fed beef, and wild-caught salmon.
Their grain free formulation is ideal for dogs with grain allergies or sensitivities. These delicious treats prioritize your pet’s dietary needs without sacrificing taste, making them perfect for pet parents searching for treats that combine nutritional density with a mouthwatering reward.
Another highlight of these treats is the slow-cooking process used in their production. This method locks in the natural flavors and nutrients, resulting in a taste that dogs find irresistible. Additionally, the chewy texture that slow cooking creates can contribute to oral health by helping to clean your dog’s teeth as they snack.
Open Farm’s commitment to ethical sourcing is reflected in our Jerky Strips. Each ingredient is not only premium-grade but also traceable back to the source. This transparency allows you to reward your pet without any worry about the quality or ethical standards of the ingredients used.
The Jerky Strips are infused with antioxidant-rich superfoods, including chickpeas and flaxseed. These ingredients help boost your pet’s health and well-being, making the Jerky Strips more than just a tasty treat but a beneficial addition to their diet that can be used as a food topper.
In line with Open Farm’s high-quality standards, our Jerky Strips contain no meat or poultry by-products and are free from artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. With Open Farm, you can trust that you are giving your dog a clean, natural treat they will love.
Dehydrated Cod Fish Treats
Dehydrated Cod Fish Treats are a seafood lover’s dream come true for your dog. These treats are made from 100% OceanWise-approved wild-caught cod from certified sustainable Alaskan fisheries. The cod used in these treats are line-caught, a more sustainable and ethical fishing practice than large-scale net fishing. The high-protein, single-ingredient recipe makes these treats a simple and healthy choice for your dog’s snacking needs.
These dehydrated cod fish treats have a unique texture and tantalizing smell that dogs find irresistible. They are gently dehydrated to preserve their nutritional content and natural fish flavor. Because of this process, the treats maintain a crunchy texture but not overly hard, ensuring they’re easy for dogs of all ages to chew.
They’re packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, crucial for a dog’s healthy skin, shiny coat, and overall immune health. Plus, the protein-rich nature of these treats supports strong muscles and provides your pet with essential amino acids.
Every bag of these treats comes with a code you can enter on the Open Farm website to see exactly where your pet’s food came from. This allows pet parents to have full visibility into the sourcing of the ingredients in their pet’s treats.
In addition to the nutritional and ethical benefits, dogs absolutely love these cod fish treats. Whether you use them for training, as a special indulgence, or just to supplement your pet’s diet with additional high-quality protein, these treats are sure to please your pup.
Remember to gradually introduce new treats into your dog’s diet and monitor your dog while they’re enjoying them. A sudden change in diet can cause gastrointestinal upset, so it’s always best to start with a small amount of a new treat and gradually increase as your dog becomes accustomed to it.
Treat Your Pet With Open Farm
Selecting the right treats can contribute to your dog’s overall well-being, supplementing their diet with additional nutrients and serving as effective training aids.
Open Farm’s range of dog treats are a fantastic option for those looking for healthy, ethical, and delicious options for their beloved pets. Each product offers its own unique benefits, from grain free goodness to protein-rich jerky to omega-3-packed seafood. Remember, while treats are a valuable addition to your dog’s diet, they should be used in moderation and not replace a balanced diet.
This article is meant only as an example meal with fully balanced nutrition, please reach out to our customer experience team if you have any questions about your pet's own unique circumstances! To ensure these products are a good fit for your pup, we also recommend consulting your pup's vet about any new supplement or diet changes, especially if there is a medical concern. They should be able to help as you and your vet know your pup's medical history best!