Buster is basically a member of the family, which means that just like mom, he deserves a treat every now and then. (Especially when he gives you those adorable puppy eyes—how can you resist?) But with so many choices on the market, knowing which canine snack is worth your money is...ruff (sorry, we had to). That’s why we did the research to find the best dog treats you can buy. Here, three of our favorites.
The 3 Best Dog Treats on Amazon
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Editors’ Pick: Whimzees Natural Grain Free Dental Dog Treats
- Vegetarian treats that help clean your dogs’ teeth
- Made with just six ingredients
- Great for dogs with allergies or sensitivities
Does your four-legged friend have a refined palate? These vegetarian treats are gluten-free and full of fiber. Also not on the ingredients list: GMOs, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Instead, these tasty snacks are made with just six easily-digestible ingredients to boost your pup’s health. And the craggly alligator shape is designed to help reach all the small spaces in your dog’s mouth, thereby helping to prevent bad breath and the buildup of plaque and tartar. “We always order these for our two-year-old Husky mix, and she can’t get enough of them!” our colleague tells us. Available for small (15 to 25 pounds) and medium (25 to 40 pounds) sized dogs.
Most Popular: Blue Buffalo Blue Bits Training Dog Treats
- Made with real chicken with added vitamins and minerals
- Suitable for dogs of all ages and sizes
- Soft and chewy
Of course you already know that your pup is the smartest dog on the block, but thanks to these chewy treats made with DHA (from salmon oil) for cognitive development, you can be sure of it. They're also made with real, deboned chicken, omega-3 and -6 fatty acids (for a shiny coat), brown rice and oatmeal. “Alabama, our 14-year-old Labrador mix has very few teeth left so these soft treats are perfect for her,” our friend tells us. And dogs with food allergies don’t have to miss out on the fun, thanks to the exclusion of corn, wheat and soy from the ingredients list.
Best Value: Old Mother Hubbard Crunchy Classic Natural Dog Treats
- A mix of different flavors including chicken and cheddar
- Available in mini, small and large for dogs of all sizes
- Big bags full of small, crunchy biscuits give you the most bang for your buck
Made in North America, these bone-shaped baked treats come in four different flavors—original, chicken, cheddar and char tar (made with charcoal to help your pup’s digestion). Each biscuit is made with real ingredients like wheat, oatmeal, chicken, cheese, eggs, apples and carrots. “We tried a few different treats for Snoop, our five-month-old shar-pei mix, but he always spit them out. He’s pretty picky but he absolutely loves these!” one PureWow staffer tells us. Dog owners also love that these treats come in miniature sizes, which means that a single 3.8- or 20-pound bag will last for a long time—and for all of your dog’s tricks.