Are you watching your dog’s waistline but finding it difficult to curtail dog treats?  Well it’s great to know there are plenty of healthy dog treat options to turn to. The best ones being nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables for dogs.

Most households have plenty of low calorie dog treats and healthy dog treats on hand. Once you know where to look.

The table below lists popular household food items used as low-calorie dog treats. These healthy dog treats all come in at a fraction of the calorie count and cost of commercial diet dog treats!

Not only are these dog treats low in calories; they are free of coloring, additives and preservatives.

So, get your dog started with some taste testing this weekend. Discover your dog’s favorite healthy dog treat and stock up during your next grocery run!

Dog Diet Tip: Most fruits for dogs and vegetables for dogs make tasty nutrient-rich snacks. However, there are some exceptions which are unsafe for our furred friends. Avoid feeding avocado, grapes, sultanas, nuts, raw potato and the pits from stone fruit.

Healthy Dog Treats/ Diet Dog Treats- Top Picks

Healthy Dog Treats and Low Calorie Dog Treats Serving suggestion Calories/100 grams Calories per ounce
Apple Raw, sliced, cored 52 kcal 15 kcal
Banana Fresh or frozen, peeled 89 kcal 25 kcal
Beans (green) Raw or cooked 31 kcal 9 kcal
Blueberries Fresh or frozen 57 kcal 16 kcal
Carrots Raw, sliced and topped 41 kcal 12 kcal
Celery Raw- de-topped 16 kcal 4 kcal
Peas Fresh or frozen 42 kcal 23 kcal
Popcorn- air cooked A couple of pieces 387 kcal 110 kcal
Pumpkin Cooked and cubed 45 kcal 13 kcal
Rice cakes- plain Half or quarter piece 392 kcal 111 kcal
Squash Cooked 16 kcal 4 kcal
Strawberries Fresh or frozen 32 kcal 9 kcal
Sweet potato Cooked and cubed 76 kcal 24 kcal
Tuna- tinned in water Drained 1 tsp or tbsp. 116 kcal 33 kcal
Watermelon Fresh –de-seeded 30 kcal 9 kcal
Zucchini/courgette Raw- sliced or cooked 17 kcal 5 kcal


NB. The term ‘calories’ and ‘kilocalories’ are interchangeable.  The term ‘calorie’ used for human food is an abbreviation for ‘Kilocalories'(kcal). For example, a large apple contains 120 calories. So, an apple accounts for 120 kcals out of your dog’s daily calorie allowance.

healthy dog treats fruits and vegetables for dogs

Berry delicious healthy dog treats. Fruits and vegetables for dogs are great for sharing!

Low Calorie Dog Treat Tip:

Crunchy treats such as apple slices, green beans and carrot sticks are a favorite with most dogs. With the added bonus of being a handy snack for ourselves!

Join your dog in giving fatty and sugary treats the flick. Prepare a bowl of low-calorie snacks and healthy dog treats to share with your furred friend throughout the day 🙂

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