"Treats" are not exactly synonymous with losing weight, we know this. But unlike common human sweets, there are healthier ways to reward your pup. Fresh produce like blueberries and carrots are great natural snacks that will help keep your dog svelte. If you want to roll your sleeves up in the kitchen, we rounded up a few easy DIY recipes with nutritious ingredients that are low in calories but rank high on the tail-wagging scale.
Low-Fat Organic Dog Bones
Pumpkin puree and spinach make this low-fat treat great for your pup's digestive system.
Spinach, Carrot and Zucchini Dog Bones
These super nutritious treats contain pumpkin, peanut butter and oatmeal to keep your pup fuller for longer.
Healthy Oatmeal Cookies
Kale, spinach and oatmeal make this cookie a fiber-filled, nutritious treat that won't weigh your pup down.
Studies have shown that adding Omega 3 fatty acids (like those found in salmon) to a dog's diet can help promote weight loss.
The carrots in these ice cube treats are full of fiber, which can help stave off your pup's next craving.
Pumpkin Dog Treat
Pumpkin strikes again, this time paired with protein-packed peanut butter, which helps your pup retain muscle mass (not fat).