A 5-minute read, written by The Prodog Team
August 10th 2021, is “Spoil Your Dog Day.”
As the big-hearted dog owners, you are, we know you don’t need a dedicated day to make a fuss of your dog. Yet, if you are anything like the ProDog Team, you’ll love an excuse to go a little bit further than usual to delight doggo.
We don’t need to tell you, food is one of THE best ways to spoil a dog. The best news is there is a way to put a goofy grin on your dog’s face whilst also delivering the absolute best quality nutrition. Explore our full grain free dog food range.
We wanted to share our favourite ways to generate some exuberant tail wagging and excited tippy tapping paws. The best thing about ProDog tips is you can be assured they will generate glee whilst also being good for your dog’s health and well-being.
The kibble and processed pet food industry have done a marvellous job over the last six decades to convince consumers that ultra-processed foods are good for their dogs. Unfortunately, it is not the truth.
We believe the one thing you could do as a dog owner today that would TRULY spoil your dog is to take some time to read or listen to some facts about kibble, processed pet foods and the option of feeding a fresh, raw diet instead.
The foundation to optimum health is quality nutrition.
Food can fuel and nourish, or it can promote disease.
Five reward-rich ideas, designed to fuel health as well as incessant tail wagging and delighted drooling.
1. Bone Broth – Frozen Paws
Guaranteed to generate that gaze from your dog that says, ” You are the best hooman a dog could have, especially if you give me more”.
Especially during the warm summer months, these are a super delish delicacy for canine companions.
What you need:
- Bone Broth
- Paw Freezer Moulds
- Your choice of green leafy veggies or doggo’s favourite fruits
- A freezer.
- Finely chop the fruits /vegetables
- Mix with bone broth
- Pour into the moulds and pop into the freezer until frozen.
- Surprise your dog with this perfect cooling treat and prepare for excitement each time you open that freezer door!
2. Venison Training Treats
A high reward favourite amongst our canine critics. ProDog venison training treats deliver high-quality nutrition while being a totally delicious and wagtastic choice for your canine connoisseur. The soft texture also makes them suitable for smaller teeth, so this is a perfect choice for pups and smaller dogs.
3. Recreational Bones
A recreational bone is the ultimate reward for doggo. The opportunity to chew a recreational bone is a natural desire for dogs; sadly, sometimes not provided. Bone is an essential component for optimum canine nutrition vital for the digestive process, emotional well-being, mental stimulation and even dental hygiene.
How about spoiling your dog with an ostrich bone, guaranteed hours of amusement and distraction as doggo contentedly gnaws away.
4. The Raw Food Effect
Feeding a raw, natural wholefood diet is one of THE best things you can do for your dog’s health and happiness. What better way to spoil your dog than letting him/her experience the raw food effect?
Improved digestion, smaller firmer stools, improved energy, fresher breathe, shinier coat, less flatulence…….. The list goes on; not only will you be giving your dog a treat, but you’ll also be treating yourself.
ProDog meal recipes are made with the best quality, ethically sourced ingredients and deliver 100% species-appropriate food in a way that is convenient and easy. Simply defrost, pop the lid and serve.
5. Lickimat Treat Experience
Lickimats are a revolutionary feeding enrichment experience developed by vets as a fun alternative to a feeding bowl. The raised surface of the mat encourages licking behaviour, gently stimulating the tongue; this is known to provide a number of well-being benefits to dogs and cats.
Most notably, they enhance the sense of taste, making even small amounts of food far more enjoyable, so those treats you don’t like to go overboard with go much further with a Lickimat.
Here are some of our favourite ideas for Lickimat partnerships
Raw dog food
Natural peanut butter (xylitol free) in moderation
Pure pumpkin puree
Gelatinous bone broth
Peanut -butter can be a great healthy treat; choose an option that is 100% xylitol free – organic, homemade, unsalted, or a dog-specific mixture. In moderation –peanut butter can be a superb source of healthy fats, vitamins, and well-needed protein for dogs of all ages.
However, it’s important to make sure your dog doesn’t overdo it, so pairing with a Licki mat provides the ultimutt treat time experience.
Author – The ProDog Team