Valentine’s Day is an excellent time to show your pet some extra love and attention, and nothing accomplishes this goal better than treats! However, it can be difficult to find snacks that are both enjoyable for pets and safe for them to eat. To ease any worries you might have, we’ve rounded up three of the safest pet treats on the market—perfect for spoiling your furry friend this Valentine’s day. Whether they’re a fan of crunchy biscuits or soft-baked morsels, these snacks will make sure your beloved pet has just as much fun celebrating love day as its two legged friends!
#1: Peanut butter-covered strawberries
Skip the toxicity-causing chocolate coating on juicy strawberries and slather them with xylitol-free peanut butter instead. Berries are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, plus they are a great source of fiber, which aids in digestion. To help your pet enjoy all the health benefits berries have to offer, spread a thin layer of peanut butter on various types of berries, then pop them in the freezer for a tasty frozen treat.
#2: Heart-shaped box of assorted treats
Does your furry friend have too many favorite pet treats to pick just one? Fill a heart-shaped box with delicious, pet-safe goodies. Add bite-size treats, small pieces of fresh fruits and veggies, chunks of cheese, and bites of lean meat, then present the dish to your furry pal. Good treat options include apples, bananas, melons, green beans, carrots, bell peppers, tuna, and turkey breast.
#3: Conversation heart cookies
Everyone, including your pet, appreciates home-cooked goodies. Make heart-shaped cookies using your favorite treat recipe, and then use xylitol-free peanut butter or plain greek yogurt in a piping bag to write messages to your furry pal, such as:
- I chew-s you
- Puppy luv
- Good dog
- You’re purr-fect
- Friends fur-ever
- I ruff you