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Key to your pup loving his or her dog treats for Halloween is not just about whether they taste good. Funny, cute, weird, or ‘spooky’ looking doesn’t matter to dogs either. The fact is, smell is the sense that dogs use to determine if something is going to be good or not. What should matter most to you is to feed your dog treats for Halloween that are healthy and safe.
Healthy homemade dog treats are really popular this year. Could that be because people are staying home a lot more due to the Covid-19 pandemic? Maybe, I don’t know―but, it does seem likely. After all, we are all staying at home a lot these days. And, yes, it’s definitely getting old, boring, and nerve-racking for most of us.
But, it’s also got our enthusiasm for cooking new holiday goodies and kitchen creatives at an all-time high―for the people and the pets in our households. Just remember, those people goodies are not necessarily good for dogs.
Some Holiday Goodies That are Bad for Dogs
(This is a partial list only. Head here for a more complete list of foods that are good or bad for dogs.)
- Alcohol beverages of any kind
- Chocolate of any kind
- Sugar, candy, cookies, or other sugary treats
- Macadamia nuts
- Turkey necks, bones, fat, or skin (raw or cooked)
- Rich sauces and gravies
- Onions, leeks, and garlic
- Spicy and fatty meats
- Nutmeg and ginger
- Avocados, rhubarb, and broccoli
- Green tomatoes
- Hot, spicy, or pickled peppers
- Apple peels, seeds, and cores
- Grapes and raisins
Healthy and Safe Homemade Dog Treats for Halloween
Here are quick links to 4 of our favorite dog-safe, nutritious treats you can make:
These are some of our favorite doggie holiday treats. So for a fun pastime during the Covid-19 pandemic, head over to these sites for some dog-delicious and healthy homemade treat recipes that your dog will sit up and beg for.
Safe, Nutritious Retail Dog Treats for Halloween
Don’t feel like mixing and baking? No worries! Chewy.com and Amazon.com have got you covered this Halloween! Remember― don’t treat your pooch with Halloween candies, cookies, or other sweet and savory goodies. Here’s some great and affordable doggie treats that are nutritious, healthy, and safe for your pooch:
- Zuke’s Mini Naturals
- Blue Buffalo Halloween Boo Bars
- Greenies Scary Berry Blueberry
- Blue Dog Bakery Doggie Paws
- Wholesome Pride Sweet Potato Dog Treats
- The Lazy Dog Cookie Co. Mutt Mallows
See all the Chewy dog treats here.
Portland Pet Food Co Bacon Biscuits – click here or the image below for more info.
Old Mother Hubbard Creepy Crunchers – click here or the image below for more info.
Cloud Star Wag More Bark Less – click here or the image below for more info.
Hill’s Grain Free Soft-Baked Naturals – click here or the image below for more info.
Merrick All Natural Dog Treats – click here or the image below for more info.
Fruitables Vegetarian Crunchy Dog Treats Variety Pack – click here or the image below for more info.
See all the Amazon 4 stars & up dog treats here.
Halloween is about having fun and of course eating lots of delicious things. Make sure your pup has a great time too, plus keeps healthy and safe with our pick of the most delicious dog treats for Halloween. Thanks for clicking and reading our post today. If you are looking for some more Halloween Gifts for Dogs – that includes costumes and toys – then read our post at the link.
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