The Best 5 Natural Treats for a Siberian Husky Dog

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If you are anything like me, you worry about the ingredients that are in the treats that you are feeding to your Siberian Husky dog.  You may remember a few years ago there was a problem with some brands of purchased dog treats that were manufactured in China.  It is extremely important to know the origin of the treats that you are giving your dog.

Treats are given for different reasons.  With the Siberian Husky breed, ongoing training is important and treats are a part of that training.  Giving treats just because is also another reason or giving treats as a reward for good behavior.  There are so many reasons that dog owners give treats to their dogs.

Treats are meant as a snack or supplement to the dog's daily diet or raw meat or dog food, whichever diet you choose.  These are not meant as daily food replacements.  As always, if you aren't sure, talk to your vet about it.

Here are our top 5 picks for natural treats that you can give to your Siberian Husky dog.



Boiled Eggs

Simple to do.  Just hard boil a few eggs and keep them in the fridge.  You can choose to remove the shell or leave the shell on.

Eggs are a good source of amino acids, Vitamin B12 and A, Riboflavin, Selenium, Fatty Acids, Iron and Folate.  They are considered a perfect food and are in the meat category on the USDA food chart.

Raw eggs are a topic of discussion between many dog owners.  Some think it is OK and others do not.  I always boil eggs before giving them to Sophie as a treat but it is possible that she has stolen a raw egg or two from the chicken coop.

Raw Carrots

Many dogs love raw carrots and considering they are high in Vitamin A and fiber, raw carrots are a nice natural treat for them.  Carrots will also help keep your dog's teeth clean which seems to be a battle in today's dog food world.

You can leave the skin on and give the dog a whole carrot in place of a store purchased chew bone.  Granted the carrot will not last as long but the dog will enjoy munching and chewing on the carrot much in the same fashion as they love to munch and chew on rawhide bones.

Cooked Meat Pieces

Any type of fresh meat can be cooked then cut into small pieces as treats for your dog.  I've found it is easiest to boil the meat.  No seasoning is needed, the dog won't mind unsalted pieces of chicken.  Offal is especially good for dogs including liver, chicken gizzards and even chicken feet.

Meat is the backbone of the dog's natural diet so anytime you treat your dog with it, they are going to be very happy about it!

Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is another nice natural treat for your Siberian Husky.  Dogs LOVE the stuff.  If you have problems with separation anxiety, you can stuff a KONG toy with peanut butter as a distraction for your dog and it will keep him busy for quite a while.

Natural peanut butter that contains only ground peanuts is best, salt is not needed.  If you are choosing to use a canned peanut butter, be sure to check the label for sugar content and to make sure it does not have the ingredient xylitol.  Xylitol is extremely dangerous to dogs because it tricks their bodies into releasing a large amount of insulin into their bloodstream which can be fatal.

Cheese

We have all seen the jokes and memes online about how much dogs love cheese and what can happen when they hear cheese being unwrapped.  Well, in moderation, cheese is a good natural treat for your dog.  Cheese is high in calcium and protein, two things that dogs need just as much as humans.

Going overboard with the cheese can cause a few dietary issues for dogs just like humans.  Constipation is just as unpleasant for your dog as it would be for you so give them the small bite of cheese every now and then but try and keep it to a minimum.

These five natural options for treats for your Siberian Husky will help to keep your dog healthy and happy!  If you are stuck with purchasing manufactured treats, be sure to read the label and purchase the best quality treats for your dog that your wallet can afford.

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