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Healthy snacks/treats for your Doberman? Baby carrots? Sweet potato? Etc.

I'm interested in adding in some healthy treats or snacks to my dogs' diet. Currently I give them both some plain yogurt once or twice a week (they both go nuts about it). And it seems to keep the dobergas to a minimum.

Hades will eat anything (typical dobergoat) but Snoop is more picky. Hades will eat apple slices and baby carrots whereas snoop looks at me like I'm crazy. Snoop and Hades will both eat sweet potato and get a little olive oil or fish on their food.

Anything you feed your dogs that you recommend adding into their diet in addition to their kibble? I'm not necessarily looking at going raw but just adding in some extras. I'd prefer stuff I can get at the grocery versus just healthy treats from the Pet store which they have NO shortage of either. For example, I've heard raw honey is actually really good for dogs but haven't tried it. Any suggestions or advice you have would be welcome!


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We often supplement our dobes dry food with some cooked meat with veggies or rice.
- a hard boiled egg 1 or 2 times/week as well
- canned sardines & 1/3 avocado tonight
- when we make homemade soup, califlower stems (cut up small) and sliced radishes is another treat
- or blue berries, sweet pepper, yogurt with honey, etc. http://www.mamahealthy.com/sweetener...-organic-honey
Our girl get use to what we prepare in the kitchen / why throw the excess out (??) we figure, if its good for us, we share excess items, with the dobe.
Like to expose them to much variety, in food...from the start.

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Chanel loves cucumber and bananas as well as apple, carrots & beans. When we are in the garden I'll eat fresh peas & she happily chows down on the pods.

She was at the dogsitters & they were giving her celery. She also likes red & yellow peppers.

Gas however is a problem. You might think twice about broccoli & cauliflower.
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We also do hardboiled egg a couple days a week. Those are the high reward days. We do cheesestring as well as carrots and cut up apple. Additionally, almost any vegetable that we use for cooking can be used as treats for not bugging me while cooking.

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I chuckled when you said Hades will eat apples & carrots.
I am always slicing apples & carrots for the horses, so my dogs eat them too.

As with Beaumont, we share homemade meals with our dogs. If a nice grilled steak and veggies are good enough for us---its good enough for my dogs.

We don't do too many store bought treats because Claire has allergies.
Instead my husband cooks up a big casserole every few days. It contains brown rice, ground beef, cabbage(my dogs go NUTS for cabbage) and lots of garlic.
OH calls it "Daddy stew" ,made with Love, and my dogs love it!!!!
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I like to give mine whole, organic carrots. I like that much better than baby carrots because it takes more than a split second for it to be gone.
They also get berries and cherry tomatoes when we have them in the garden. Pepper LOVES kale and other greens. I have to fence off my raised beds because she ate all my kale and spinach.
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Carrots and sweet potatoes? I wish lol. Both Diezel and my Arrow have baaaaad dobergas within moments of ingesting sweet potatoes. Carrots, great to chew....into teeny pieces and then spit out, every time haha.

I have ducks and chickens, so they get an egg daily. I use chicken and p'nut butter when doing nail trims, zukes minis for training. that's it for now, he's still young and I don't want to introduce too much too soon.

My horse isn't too fond of carrots but I make homemade cookies for him with carrots in them and he gobbles them up and does pocket searches for more.
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Some of my two's faves...
Bell Pepper, apple (Granny Smith preferred), green beans, carrots, cabbage, broccoli, yogurt (anything dairy), raw egg, boiled egg, lean meat scraps/trimmings, berrys (blue, cran, straw, black). Malia will about knock you down for a potato peel, Magnum would rather eat rocks than potato.
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I don't particularly go out of my way to add anything. I just feed a "good for them diet." That being said, we eat very healthy typically and they get all our leftovers. Today they split sweet potato, zucchini and chicken leftovers from last week.

IF you feed a good food, you shouldn't NEED to add anything. You may WANT to but you shouldn't need to.

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Healthy snacks/treats for your Doberman? Baby carrots? Sweet potato? Etc.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. Most of this stuff I eat regularly anyway so now I can include them! Snoop loves a sweet potato peel! Hades will still eat anything that hits the ground :/

I gave Hades his first whole carrot (vs baby carrot) the other day. At first he didn't know what to do with it and paced the house with it in his mouth, whining. (Typical) Finally, he laid on his bed and chewed it, broke off little pieces and ate it. Much better than baby carrots!


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I'm interested in adding in some healthy treats or snacks to my dogs' diet. Currently I give them both some plain yogurt once or twice a week (they both go nuts about it). And it seems to keep the dobergas to a minimum.

Hades will eat anything (typical dobergoat) but Snoop is more picky. Hades will eat apple slices and baby carrots whereas snoop looks at me like I'm crazy. Snoop and Hades will both eat sweet potato and get a little olive oil or fish on their food.

Anything you feed your dogs that you recommend adding into their diet in addition to their kibble? I'm not necessarily looking at going raw but just adding in some extras. I'd prefer stuff I can get at the grocery versus just healthy treats from the Pet store which they have NO shortage of either. For example, I've heard raw honey is actually really good for dogs but haven't tried it. Any suggestions or advice you have would be welcome!


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Honey, bee pollen, beeswax, propolis, bee products have lots of good Vitamins, especially dogs with allergies. I would stick with an Organic Raw Honey. If you can find a Beekeeper or health food store. The regular honey you buy at the store is watered down.
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