There are so many different kinds of treats on the market and it can be confusing as to which ones are healthy and good for your Cavapoo and which ones can potentially kill or harm them.
I am going to straight away say, please stay far away from any treats made of rawhide.
Rawhides are made from the layer just under the skin of cattle but that is not the problem. The problem is that to make rawhide treats, chemicals and glue is used to stick everything together.
Arsenic is a common ingredient found in rawhide.
Besides that, rawhide treats are a serious choking hazarded. Even if you supervise your dog, a small piece can get stuck in their throats and suffocate them before you can rush them to the emergency vet.
So, do not ever give your dog rawhide.
There are many healthy and non-rawhide treats available today.
Just like human’s dogs can also suffer from gum disease and tartar build up.
The mechanical act of chewing on a dental treat can reduce plaque by up to 70%
Dental treats are great at reducing tartar and freshening your Cavapoo’s breath.
OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews for Dogs
These chews are not for dogs younger than 6 months of age.
OraVet chews come in 4 sizes:
Dogs 3.5 - 9lbs
Dogs 10 – 24lbs
Dogs 25 – 50lbs
Dogs over 51lbs
- This tasty chew contains delmopinol, which loosens and dislodges plaque as your dog chews on it.
- Highly dissolvable for easy digestion
- Only need one chew a day to keep plaque away
- Loosens and dislodges plaque which helps it break away from the teeth
- Suitable for adult breeds between 10 – 24 pounds
- Prevents bacterial attachment
OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews for Dogs is a very popular dental treat.
Greenies Petite Dental Dog Treats
Greenies have a unique chewy texture that helps tackle plaque and tartar all the way down to the gum line.
- The highly digestible ingredients have added vitamins and minerals to ensure that these treats are kind on the stomach.
- Greenies are recommended by vets and accepted by the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC).
- One treat daily is all that is needed for cleaner teeth and fresher breath.
- These delicious chews are low in fat and nutritionally complete for adult dogs.
- Made with natural ingredients with added vitamins and minerals.
- Suitable for all adult breeds
- Comes in various sizes and even has one for weight management.
Soft Dog Treats
Soft treats can be more suited to young puppies and older dogs that have dental issues.
You can also try soft treats if your Cavapoo is not enjoying crunchy hard ones.
They are also used for training as your dog can eat them quickly and on the go.
Blue Buffalo Blue Bits Tasty Chicken Recipe Soft-Moist Training Dog Treats
These natural dog treats are made from high quality chicken and contain no animal by-products.
- Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids have been added for healthy skin and coats.
- They contain brown rice, oatmeal and flaxseed to promote good digestion and also have added vitamins and minerals for all round doggie health.
- No corn, wheat, soy, artificial flavors or preservatives has been added.
- Suitable for both adults and puppies
- Suitable for all breed sizes
Milk-Bone Soft & Chewy Beef & Filet Mignon Recipe Dog Treats, 25-oz tub
Milk-Bone treats has a soft and chewy texture which makes them easier to chew than normal biscuits.
- Made from real beef and filet mignon that has been infused with a natural smoke flavor which your dog will enjoy.
- 12 vitamins and minerals have been added as an extra health benefit.
- These treats are suitable for adult dogs of any breed size.
- Manufactured in the USA, each treat is equal to 24 calories
- Can be broken into smaller bits for smaller dogs.
Milk-Bone Soft & Chewy Beef is suitable for dogs that struggle to eat hard treats. They can also be used for training as they can be broken into smaller bits.
Biscuits and Crunchy Treats
Most dogs love crunchy biscuits as they love to bite into food.
Milk-Bone MaroSnacks Dog Treats with Real Bone Marrow and Calcium
Treat your Cavapoo to a delicious dog snack made with real bone marrow.
- Only 10 calories per biscuit
- Suitable for dogs of all sizes as they can broken into smaller pieces
- Two layers of meaty crunch with real bone marrow
- Rich in calcium
- Every day treats
- Can be used for training
This crunchy treat delivers tasty nutrition including calcium to help develop strong teeth and bones.
Natural Dog Treats
Rachael Ray Nutrish Soup Bones Longer Lasting Dog Treat Chews
If you are looking for a healthier treat then I highly recommend the Rachel Ray Nutrish products.
These treats #1 ingredient is real beef or chicken.
- No corn or soy
- No meat by-products or artificial flavors
- Suitable for all size dogs
- USA cooked with the world's best ingredients
- Not suitable for dogs younger than one year or under 10lbs
- Highly digestible with no splintering or mess
Savory long-lasting chews made with real beef. These Rachael Ray Nutrish Soup Bones are made with real beef and hearty barley.
These longer-lasting chews have all the deliciousness of a wholesome soup bone with a tender, beefy meaty center inside.
Wellness Natural Grain Free Puppy Training Treats
These delicious, grain free soft treats are made with 2 kinds of fresh meat plus added vitamins specially for puppies and a natural source of DHA to promote healthy brain development.
- Specially formulated for puppies under 1 year
- Packed with protein, fruits, and veggies
- No grain, wheat, corn or soy
- No artificial colors or flavors
- Made with high quality ingredients chosen for their nutritional benefits
- Bite sized soft treats that are perfect rewards during training
Feel good about rewarding and training your pup with these natural treats.
These bite sized dog treats are made in the USA and specially formulated for puppies under a year old.
They are made with pure meat protein with added vegetables and fruit.
Himalayan Dog Chews
An ancient Himalayan recipe is used to create these awesome natural dog treats using only yak and cow milk.
Dogs love cheese so why not give them a treat made totally from cheese.
Himalayan Dog Chew Natural Cheese Dog Treats
This product is the original very hard cheese chew that dogs have come to love.
- No preservatives or binding agents
- Only 4 ingredients – Yak milk, Cow milk, salt and lime juice
- No gluten, corn, soy or grain
- Non-staining and low odor
- Sourced in the Himalayas
- Suitable for all adult breeds of dogs
The Original Himalayan Dog Chew are made by boiling yak and cow milk and then dried for several weeks to create a hard chew.
Your Cavapoo will chew on it for hours making it soft on the ends.
This treat is 100 percent natural and does not have any preservatives.
Pill Covers and Wraps
It can be a real pain trying to get your Cavapoo to swallow any medication that they need.
The next product is ideal to solve this problem.
Greenies Pill Pockets Canine Chicken Flavor Dog Treats
Trick your dog into taking their medication with these pill pockets disguised as treats.
- Available as tablet and capsule pockets
- Easily conceals the taste and smell of most pills
- Made with real chicken
- Easy to use - place the pill in the pocket, pinch it shut and feed it to your dog
- Suitable for all adult breeds of dogs
- Healthier alternative to human food
- Is available in various flavors
My dogs hate taking any sort of medication. I try and wrap the tablets in cheese or chicken but they know what I am trying to do and they end up spitting out the pill.
These pill pockets are the perfect answer. Give them a try!
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