A tasty delicious treat has never failed to make a Pug happy. Judging by their small size, you’d be surprised by how much food Pugs can joyfully stuff away. So of course the best treat for your little guy would be something chewy and tasty. But you have to be careful of what and how much you give him. You don’t want to overfeed him or worse – give him something that will make him sick.
Don’t worry though, there are a lot of healthy and tasty options out there for you to pick from. Since these dogs are not that picky when it comes to food, finding something tasty shouldn’t be too hard. They will eat almost anything – even if it’s not even food. Which is exactly why you need to be careful when treating with something yummy. Just because your Pug likes it, doesn’t mean it’s good for him.
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The most debated question when it comes to healthy treats is whether homemade snacks are better than prepackaged store treats.
You really have to do your own research here. The problem is not that the prepackaged store bought treats are bad or unhealthy – there are a lot of great options – but the fact that there is also a lot of junk you would never want to give to your dog if you only knew what’s in it. Always check the ingredients and do your own research.
Having said that, there are a lot of great treats you can get at your local pet store. Here are a few things to try:
Just make sure you don’t get anything that could be or turn into a potential choking hazard. The dog should always be supervised when given these treats. I also suggest that you take them away once they get small enough for him to swallow.
Yes, I know that giving human food to dogs isn’t recommended but that only applies to processed food or food that contains things that are harmful to dogs. Giving certain fruits, berries or vegies to your Pug is not harmful at all. In fact, they can be the perfect healthy treat for your Pug.
Here is a quick list of treats that my Pugs absolutely love:
The most important thing to know about treats is that they can have a big impact on small dogs like Pugs. Since they’re not working dogs and don’t burn through as many calories, it’s easy to overfeed them. Whether you’re giving a treat to a puppy Pug or a fully grown one, it’s still going to have an impact effect on his diet/weight.
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Please check with a veterinary before you make any changes to your Pugs diet.
If you have any suggestions for treats that I didn’t list, be sure to add them in the comments!
You can learn more about Pug training, care and health by reading this book about Pugs.