Looking for the best healthy dog treats for large dogs? We have a treat for you today! Well, more precisely, for your dog! Are you feeding your large dog smoothies? You should be! The five most insanely healthy dog treats for large dogs address the most common health problems among big breeds. To make sure your dog is getting all of the health benefits from the five in the most “not so insane” way, serve them all up in a doggy smoothie. Your large pup will be over the moon with his/her “green sardine smoothie”!
Five Most Insanely Healthy Dog Treats for Large Dogs
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First up on the list is yogurt! An excellent base for any smoothie, packed full of calcium, a source of protein, probiotic filled and lip licking good; plain yogurt is insanely beneficial to a dog’s gastrointestinal track. If you don’t feel up to washing the blender, you may also freeze small servings of yogurt for a cool treat or mix it in with dry dog food. Looking for an easier route? Try Fruitables Greek Yogurt Treats!
Now it is no secret that oranges are squeezed full of vitamin C, thus, oranges are a must for a large pup’s doggy smoothie. Larger dogs are susceptible to weak immune systems and need the extra boost of vitamins provided by oranges. Nutrient-filled oranges are full of anti inflammatory properties, as well, and are great in fighting off symptoms of arthritis a painful problem for many large dogs.
With such a big stature, the hearts of large dogs have a lot of work to do. Although we don’t like to think about such things, it is a contributing factor to the shorter life of the gentle giants. Leafy green vegetables of all kinds are full of nutrition, including calcium and a variety of key vitamins. They are not just a trendy way to turn a smoothie green. Heart health is a real reason to add kale to the large dog’s smoothie!
It breaks my heart to see an old friend’s eyes start to cloud with the beginnings of cataracts. Therefore, I must include carrots for the eye health benefits your mama listed at the dining room table when you were a kid. Chopped carrots can be added to a smoothie at the end for a little textured crunch or cook carrots and blend them in if your pup isn’t overly fond of them.
The most insane smoothie ingredient for most people is sardines but not for a drooling Doggie. Savory sardines are full of omega 3s which supports, not only, brain and heart health, but also hip and joint health. You would be insane to leave sardines out of your large dog’s smoothie for the little fish pack a big punch in the fight of the most common large dog problem of hip dysplasia.
Serve up these five insanely healthy dog treats for large dogs separately or stick them all into a yummy smoothie for your pooch! If your pup looks at you funny when you try to serve him his smoothie, try freezing it into cubes. Dogs love frozen treats too!
Have you ever tried any of these healthy dog treats for large dogs?