Pet Snacks: Easy and Healthy
If you buy our Bella and Boots premium food packs then you surely like to treat your pet with delicious, healthy meals and snacks throughout the day. Pet biscuits, like this one made with peanut butter, are a delicious and easy treat to make for your pup and kitten to snack on during the day. However, there’s also plenty of different kinds of foods you buy during your weekly shop which can be a delicious and healthy snack for your pet.
Cooked pumpkin and sweet potato can be a warm snack for the cooler nights transitioning into autumn and winter. The fibre, carbohydrates and vitamin A, C and E, vitamin B found in pumpkin is great for digestion and other healthy bodily functions (1). Sweet potato is great, so long as you remember to cook it and never feed it raw to your pet as that can have inverse consequences to your pet’s healthy digestion. Cooked sweet potato has high levels of vitamins like A,E and B, and has lower glycemic levels than white potatoes (2). These seasonal vegetables can be found in our Bella and Boots packs during peak season to aid in heart, gut and skin/coat health, too.
For the hot afternoons, pupsicles are easy to make just by blending up some fruit and/or vegetables and freezing them in a mould. Fruits and berries like blueberries, frozen peas, apple slices, cucumber and watermelon are great for their antioxidants, potassium, fibre and water content to maintain energy levels, promote gut health and improve water intake. Fruits like strawberries, bananas, mango and cantaloupe are delicious treats but high in natural sweeteners and sugars, so should be given in lower quantities as an extra special treat (3). These treats can be blended and served in a pupsicle, or on their own frozen or fresh.
Pet meatballs are another easy treat to make for your pet if you want to treat them to a delicious snack during the week. It is as simple as mixing some meat (like beef mince, sardines, anchovies, chicken mince or turkey mince — either one or a mix of many), almond flour or leftover brown rice and a flavour addition like sweet potato, herbs or carrots and a binder like egg or low-fat yoghurt. You can cook them or feed them raw, depending on how you plan to store them (frozen is best to keep them fresh), but raw allows purer nutrients of the meat to come through. DoNOT include any garlic, onion or spice powders as they can have a negative effect on your pet’s gut and digestion, especially raw.
You can also buy animal off-cuts like trachea, chicken feet and beef trim which are a great source of protein and iron.
If this all sounds too hard — don’t worry! — the Bella and Boots vet-formulated food packs give your pet all their nutritional needs. The things we have explored today all easy, delicious snacks tosupplement your pets daily Bella and Boots portion. You can find a vet-approved feeding guide here on our website and treat your pet for a morning or after-dinner snack.
Our Bella and Bootspacks are great for puppies or older dogs, whether they’ve eaten a raw food diet before or not. If you’ve made a new furry friend over the Christmas period and want their diet to supplement their gut, heart, dental, coat and skin health, and/or to combat allergies or joint pain, Bella and Boots raw food is an excellent choice for you. You can read more about the benefits of our food packs in our product description or by reaching out online or in-store at Forest Glen. We’d love to hear more about your furry friend, new or old, and anything funny, clever or unique they do. You can tag us on social media @bellaandboots or fill out our Pet of the Fortnight form here to win a 700g food pack.