Best vegan dog treats – reviews of the 4 best

Golden Lab sitting and getting treatIf there’s one thing a dog appreciates, it’s a tasty treat. After all, she’s a good girl and a devoted friend who deserves it. You probably give your dog treats when she obeys a command and sometimes, just because. But not just any treat. If you’re reading this, you’re likely a socially conscious person. And, it’s possible you’re a vegetarian or a vegan and would like to minimize the purchasing of animal- based products. So, let’s talk about the best vegan dog treats on the market. And, let’s make sure they are tasty!

What to look for in healthy dog treats and what to avoid

Look for high-fiber ingredients, fruits, vegetables and low fat. It’s also best that the treats are made in the USA because other countries may not have high standards for their dog food.

What to avoid in dog treats:

  • Sugar. Look carefully because sugar can be very sneaky and disguise itself with other names. If you see sucrose, corn syrup or caramel, that’s sugar, so avoid it. Sugar causes hypoglycemia, tooth decay, arthritis, obesity, nervousness, cataracts and allergies.
  • Salt. Like sugar, salt hides it’s true identity with other names such as sodium chloride, iodized salt or sea salt. It’s a required nutrient but excess intake can cause health issues.
  • Soy. This is a cheap substitute for meat protein. It’s also a common dog allergen.
  • Corn. This is another cheap meat replacement. It’s not a complete protein source and can cause muscle loss.
  • Dairy: Obviously, since we’re talking about vegan treats, there will be no dairy. Dairy is a common cause of allergies and sensitivities.
  • Gluten: This is a binder but has little nutritional value.

Fruitables Pumpkin Dog Treats

Amazon Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

  • Contains one 7 oz. pouch each of pumpkin apple, pumpkin banana, pumpkin blueberry, pumpkin cranberry and sweet potato/pecan
  • Free of wheat, corn, soy, by-products, artificial ingredients and preservatives
  • A vegan dog treat that is calorie smart – under 9 calories per treat
  • High fiber
  • Great taste
  • Produced in the USA
  • High-quality globally sourced ingredients

Here’s what human and dog customers are saying:

  • These are top-notch! My uncle actually ate 3 of these before he realized they were dog treats! They smell so good and the ingredients are real food. My baby is obsessed with these and there are so many yummy flavors to choose from.
  • Yummy-Yummy! All the furkids love the crunchy Fruitables and I like the size for training and rewards. There is a nice selection of their favorite flavors.
  • These are the best on the market as far as price and value. My pup loves these cookies. I’m very pleased with the quality of the ingredients and that there are no by-products used. Wonderful product!

Price: $21.34 Buy Here


Shaded Trials All Natural & Vegan Crunchy Dog Treats

Amazon Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Vegan
  • Full of fruits and vegetables
  • Apples and sweet potatoes
  • Antioxidants and vitamins
  • Grain-free
  • Human-grade ingredients
  • Great for training and treating
  • No wheat, corn, soy, fillers, artificial flavors or preservatives
  • Made in the USA

Here’s what human and dog customers are saying:

  • My grains-allergic pup loves these. I almost tried one because they smell so sweet. I’m so happy I found these. These treats are pretty yummy!
  • This is a great no-meat treat! My 10 lb. Chihuahua mix loves these and they are big enough to clean her teeth! She’s been having elevated liver enzymes so this is a good treat for her.
  • These treats are the best treats! My Great Danes love them. My dogs love all the flavors. I’m ordering more because they can’t get enough of them!

Price: $9.07 Buy Here


Raw Paws Natural Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Amazon Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Made with a single ingredient – sweet potatoes, a complex carbohydrate and natural source of energy
  • Rich in vitamins and minerals
  • Low calorie/low fat
  • Great for dogs with sensitive stomachs and food allergies
  • Excellent source of vitamin A for healthy skin, coat, eyes, nerves and muscles
  • No fillers, additives chemicals or preservatives
  • Easy to tear for training
  • High in fiber
  • Sweet and flavorful
  • Gluten-free
  • Highly digestible
  • Made in the USA
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed

Here’s what human and dog customers are saying:

  • Great for dogs of all sizes! These are perfect because I can give our Pit mix the big pieces and our Chihuahua the small broken ones. My dogs LOVE them. When I open the pantry they come running.
  • Better quality and arrived right away! They have a crispiness my dog loves. When you open the package it smells fresh. I also appreciate they are made in the US without additives. I’ll order more of these.
  • Dachshund approved. My Dachshund loves these. They help to firm his stool and they keep his anal glands healthy. I also love that they’re low in calories.

Price: $25.64 Buy Here


Hot Spot Natural Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Amazon Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars

  • 100% sweet potato
  • No fillers, preservatives or harmful ingredients
  • Easy to digest
  • Good for low-protein diets
  • High in fiber, vitamins and minerals
  • Grain-free
  • Good for dogs with allergies and sensitive stomachs
  • 100% money-back guarantee
  • Made in the USA

Here’s what human and dog customers are saying:

  • This is an absolutely wonderful product! My fussy 10 year old pup loves them. I will order again. The pieces are different sizes and easy to tear up. I just can’t say enough about how pleased I am with this product! I highly recommend these dog treats.
  • Perfect for my fur baby. He loves them and no more bad breath. His teeth are cleaner, too. And, they are crunchy. I will buy more.
  • Sensitive stomach – no problem! Our Lab loves these! He has a sensitive stomach and usually can’t eat ears or other chews. He has had no problems with these.

Price: $19.25 Buy Here

Conclusion

These are a few of the best vegan dog treats. It’s somewhat challenging to find dog treats that are truly vegan. If this is important to you, make sure to carefully read the label!

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6 comments on “Best vegan dog treats – reviews of the 4 best

  1. Tim

    Great tips on picking out some healthy treat options. I’m not vegan but I’m all on board with limiting animal use and personally have cut way back in my lifestyle. So it makes sense to think about what we feed our pets.

    There’s a big myth out there – that dogs need meat. That is misleading. Domesticated dogs are not wolves. They need a balanced diet (like us) of protein, fat and carbs ( and other minerals) – and nothing says protein has to be meat.

    What great recommendations! Cheers!

    Reply
    1. Christopher Mitchell Post author

      Hi Tim:

      Thanks for your comments!

      Glad to hear you’re limiting animal use. Absolutely – dogs are not wolves because they have developed different dietary needs. I hope people remember that dogs are omnivores and not strict carnivores.

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  2. Daniella

    Hi Mitchell,

    Great article, I really enjoyed the reading!
    I have two big dogs, and not long ago, we all decided to go Vegan. It all started because of my daughter, and now the whole family including our dogs are contaminated:)
    You have given a great list of treats for dogs and the one that attracts me the most is the raw paws natural sweet potatoes. I know my dogs will love it since they eat everything:) Anyway, thank you very much for this excellent review. Is there a quantity not to exceed?

    Thanks again!

    Reply
    1. Christopher Mitchell

      Hi Daniella:

      Thank you for your comments! Wow, a Vegan family – that’s wonderful!

      Sweet potatoes are such a great food – good for humans, too.

      As far as quantity of treats is concerned – in my opinion, these treats are nutritious food so use your discretion. 

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  3. Florence Ki

    Awesome sharing! I gave my puppy pumpkin and potatoes too. Been doing that for 3 years and his hair is getting healthier each day. He eats apples and orange too. Another way is to let him eat salmon, you will find he will have silkier hair. What about brocolli? Can puppy eats brocolli? Hope you can recommend some other vegan food too.

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    1. Christopher Mitchell Post author

      Hi Florence:

      Thank you your comments!

      Glad to hear your dog likes veggies and fruit.

      Yes, puppies can eat broccoli. It’s low in calories and high in nutrients with vitamins A, B,C and E. However, just small amounts.

      Other vegan foods to try are cabbage and kale. Again, in small amounts.

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