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Organic And Natural Puppy Treats (Includes Human-Grade Treats)

Organic Puppy Treats

You might be wondering how many treats you can give to your Tibetan Mastiff puppy?

Your vet could guide you on this, but as a general rule, treats should not exceed 10% of the total food a dog consumes. Regardless of whether it is a puppy or an adult.

We need to be careful not to overfeed our puppies, this can easily be done if we give them too many treats throughout the day.

The best way to limit yourself is to count the number of treats you give to your pooch, and then subtract an equivalent amount of food at mealtime.

Now, the next thing to answer is: what kind of treats are better for your pup? You can find a lot of options in terms of regular treats.

Read on to find out which are the healthiest organic treats for puppies.

Can TM Puppies Eat Regular Treats?

The brief and simple answer is “no”. When we feed our pups treats, we need to be more cautious than when we feed them to an adult dog, especially when the treats are new to them, because their tummies could get easily upset when they receive new things to digest.

Dogs of all ages are better off eating healthy foods, but in the case of puppies, the quality of the food they receive is much more critical, since they are rapidly developing and need lots of proteins and other nutrients to grow healthily.
There are lots of treats stuffed with sugar, salt, fillers and all kinds of avoidable ingredients. Adult dogs could tolerate certain quantities of junk-food type treats, but in the case of puppies, you should stick with high-quality dog treats that favour good nutrition.
Puppies also need small treats that fit their tiny mouths and their tiny teeth. Depending on whether they are forming their teeth or whether they have them already developed, you should pick a soft or a crunchy treat.
The safest option is to always look for healthy organic dog treats, preferably those specially formulated for puppies.

What are the best organic dog treats for Tibetan Mastiffs?

When shopping for organic dog treats, the first thing to do is read each label. The best organic treats for puppies are those with the least ingredient count possible, and with minimally processed ingredients. If a treat is made of only one or two organic and clearly identifiable ingredients, go for it.

If there are more ingredients in the treat, try to avoid picking one that has sugar or starch among them. Preferred ingredients are organic beef, chicken, and fish.

Organic Dehydrated Cod Skin Treats For Puppies

Dehydrated cod skins are good organic grain-free dog treats if they don’t have any other ingredients – you should read 100% cod skins on the package.
These treats are ideal for puppies since they are high in proteins and don’t have any artificial flavors, preservatives, antibiotics, growth hormones, or grains, because the cods are caught in the wild.
Organic cod skins treats are made by slowly dehydrating the skins at low temperatures to ensure its nutritional values remain unchanged.
That’s why these are among the best dog treats for puppies. The strong cod scent will attract your pup, and it’ll be easy for it to chew them.

Controversial: Organic Peanut Butter For Dog Treats

Organic peanut butter is also an ingredient that puppies love in their treats, but you have to be careful not to pick just any type of peanut butter. Some of them are sweetened with xylitol, a sugar substitute that’s lethal for dogs. Safe, organic peanut butter is a good source of protein, and it also contains healthy fats, vitamin E, niacin, and vitamin B.

All-Natural Dental Chews

Dental chews that relieve teething pain can be good treats for puppies. It’s harder to find organic ones because dental chews require ingredients that made them longer lasting than other treats.
But you can find all-natural dental chews, such as Blue Buffalo’s. They have no corn, wheat or soy, no poultry or chicken by-products, and no artificial flavors or preservatives.
Remember that dental chews are not supposed to be used as a substitute for teeth brushing, but are a great addition to your puppy’s diet.
They can help break down tartar, and in the meantime, they will keep your pup busy for a while.

Liver Treats For Puppy Mastiffs

If they’re organic, or at least all-natural, beef liver treats are a rather reliable source of many nutrients young puppies need for their development, including lean protein, amino acids, vitamins and minerals.

These treats don’t need additives such as artificial flavors, since even picky eaters love the taste of natural liver.

Vitamin A In Dog Foods

However, if fed in excess, liver treats can lead to a serious problem called hypervitaminosis or liver poisoning. This disease is caused mainly by feeding excessive dog quantities of the liver, which is a source of vitamin A.
But… isn’t vitamin A beneficial?
Yes, but always in the right amounts. An overdose of vitamin A could be harmful because your puppy does not easily eliminate its excess. This doesn’t happen with other vitamins, like B and C, because they are water-soluble and can be easily eliminated.

Dehydrated vs. Freeze-Dried Liver Treats For Pups

Dehydrated liver treats can be even more dangerous if served in excess, because they contain ten times vitamin A than the raw or cooked liver.

Freeze-dried liver treats, like PureBites freeze-dried beef treats, don’t have such a high concentration of vitamin A. Even though they don’t have an organic seal, they are made with only one ingredient: 100% all-natural human-grade beef liver.

In short, liver treats are not bad for your pup, but always in very small quantities.

Other Healthy Organic Treats For Tibetan Mastiff Puppies

Sometimes the best treats for TM puppies are right in front of your nose, so close you may not see them. It’s important to know precisely which ones are good for our tiny furballs, and which ones they shouldn’t eat.

If you have broccoli in your fridge, you can give your puppy some sprouts, and you will be feeding it lots of vitamins. We must emphasize the “some”: too much broccoli could cause gastrointestinal irritation.

Homecooked Puppy Dog Treats

Pumpkin, either raw or cooked, is also a source of vitamins and a good addition to your pup’s diet, particularly if it is having digestion problems.

Green beans could add some iron to the recipe, and they’re better if there’s no added salt on them.
Cooked oatmeal is an important source of soluble fiber and a good alternate grain if you want to avoid wheat.
Apple and banana slices are great for your beloved furry friend. If the slices are dehydrated, your pup will love spending some time chewing them.

If the video below displayed all-organic products only, it would have been a good example of what you can serve your Tibetan Mastiff. 

Unsafe Human-Grade Puppy Treats

Some human-grade food items that are definitely not among the safest dog treats are:
  • Avocados: They have a toxin called persin that is potentially toxic for dogs. It could cause tummy aches, and its high-fat content could cause pancreatitis.
  • Chocolate: Even if it is organic, it contains stimulants that, when ingested in large quantities, could cause diarrhea, vomiting, and even seizures and irregular heartbeat.
  • Onions: They can cause damage to your doggie’s red blood cells.
  • Grapes and raisins: These fruits are great for you, but could cause kidney failure to your puppy.

With the tips I gave you here, you will ensure that your beloved Tibetan Mastiff puppy continues to be adorable and healthy as it grows up.