Chewy, soft, or crunchy—most dogs will eat whatever you feed them. But today we’re looking at crunchy treat options that are made with real ingredients (that you can pronounce!) pets will gobble up.
Pet Diet Tips from a Holistic Vet
Focusing on your pet’s diet is one of the many ways to care for their health. Holistic vet Dr. Angie Krause shares three of her best tips.
- Eliminate wheat: Dr. Krause says “without wheat, there’s more room for good-for-the-gut ingredients in each bite.”
- Find limited ingredient options: Need to figure out food sensitivities? Choosing limited-ingredient meals and snacks can help you determine what’s bothering your pet.
- Try raw foods: Since raw foods move through our systems more slowly, Dr. Krause says “this pace allows certain bacteria to flourish in the gut, and that allows the gut to absorb food better.”
Top Crunchy Dog Treats Brands
Take it from our pet-loving Thrive Market members—these three brands are top dog in the crunchy treats category.
Newman’s Own was founded in the 1980s by actor Paul Newman. His legacy lives on in this organic brand, featuring everything from condiments to crunchy dog treats.
Blue Buffalo believes pets are part of the family. That’s why this premium pet food brand was inspired to work with holistic veterinarians and animal nutritionists on its recipes. The company’s products have been spreading happiness to pet families since 1993.
Castor & Pollux
Inspired by their own search for high-quality pet food, the founders of Castor & Pollux developed a delicious pet line, including Certified Organic food and treats.
Best Crunchy Dog Treats
Give your dogs something they can really sink their teeth into.
Newman’s Own Premium Medium Dog Treats, Peanut Butter
Peanut butter? Check. This bag of premium treats is made with wholesome nut butter, fruit, vegetables, and whole grains.
Castor & Pollux Organix Dog Cookies, Chicken Recipe
All these cookies are non-GMO, soy-free, and made with 95 percent organic ingredients. Plus, free-range chicken is the first ingredient.
Blue Buffalo Health Bars
With savory bacon, egg, and cheese flavors, Blue Buffalo knocked this recipe out of the (dog) park.
Non-GMO Crunchy Dog Treats
Say goodbye to GMOs and hello to healthy ingredients that will fuel your pet day after day.
Halo Vegan Dog Treats, Peanut n' Pumpkin
These vegan nibbles are made with easy-to-digest ingredients like pumpkin, sweet potato, and pea protein.
Doggy Delirious Peanut Butter Bones Natural Dog Treats
Here’s a combination your dog will love: fresh produce, whole grains, and crunchy peanut butter. Every treat is baked to perfection without wheat, corn, soy, or preservatives.
The Honest Kitchen Pecks Bite-Sized Cookies for Dogs, Beef & Blueberry Recipe
Gluten-free, non-GMO, and grain-free, the Honest Kitchen’s bite-sized cookies feature ranch-raised beef and sweet blueberries.
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