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Embracing Wellness: Holistic and Natural Dog Treat Options for Baxter's Best Life

Greetings, fellow dog lovers! Jackson Hartley here, sharing tales from the lush trails of Bend, Oregon, where my Rhodesian Ridgeback, Baxter, and I uncover the joys of holistic living. Today, I'm excited to dive into a topic that's close to our hearts: holistic and natural dog treat options. Our journey towards natural wellness hasn't just been about feeding Baxter treats; it's been about nourishing his entire being.

The Holistic Approach to Dog Treats

"Holistic" in pet care means considering the total health and well-being of our dogs. When I first adopted Baxter, I was determined to provide him with a lifestyle that was not just about physical health, but also about his emotional and mental well-being. This commitment led us to explore holistic and natural dog treat options.

1. Natural Ingredients for Physical Health:

  • Real Food: Natural treats made from whole foods like lean meats, vegetables, and fruits offer high nutritional value.
  • Avoiding Harmful Additives: We steer clear of treats with artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

2. Supporting Mental and Emotional Well-being:

  • Engaging Chews: Treats that require a bit of work, like bully sticks or dental chews, keep Baxter mentally stimulated.
  • Soothing Ingredients: Some natural treats include calming herbs like chamomile or lavender, perfect for relaxing after our adventures.

Baxter’s Transformation with Natural Treats

Starting Point:

Our journey began when I noticed Baxter's lack of enthusiasm for his store-bought treats. His energy was low, and he seemed generally uninterested in his meals.

The Shift:

We transitioned to holistic, natural treats. The change was remarkable: Baxter became more energetic, his coat shinier, and his eyes brighter.

Choosing the Right Holistic and Natural Treats

When selecting treats for Baxter, here's what I consider:

  1. Ingredient Quality: The fewer the ingredients, the better. I look for treats with simple, wholesome components.
  2. Appropriate for Dietary Needs: Baxter is an active dog, so high-protein, low-fat treats work best for him.
  3. Eco-friendly and Ethical Sourcing: I prefer brands that align with our sustainable living values.

Baxter's Favorites: A Guide to Holistic Treats

Through trial and delicious error, we’ve discovered some of Baxter’s favorites:

  1. Dehydrated Meat Treats: Simple, protein-rich, and free from unnecessary fillers.
  2. Vegetable-Based Chews: Carrot sticks and green bean chews are great for a low-calorie option.
  3. Homemade Herbal Biscuits: I enjoy baking treats with calming herbs – it’s a bonding activity for us.

The Bottom Line: Treats That Treat Well

Our journey into holistic and natural dog treat options has been enlightening. It’s about choosing treats that not only delight Baxter’s taste buds but also contribute to his overall health and happiness.

For more insights on holistic pet care and the adventures of Baxter and me in the great outdoors, check out Bully Sticks Central. Together, let’s choose treats that nurture our dogs in every way possible.

This post was last updated at May 21, 2024 10:23

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