Looking for the best vegan dog treats to spoil your pet? Something healthy and delicious?
If you are a vegan pet owner or someone with a pet who eats vegan, it can often be a serious struggle to find healthy treats for your dog that are also vegan-friendly.
In order to help you with this, I have put together this article both explaining how to pick the best vegan treats for your dog, and offering a comprehensive list of what I consider to be the best vegan dog treats currently available.
How To Pick Vegan Treats For Your Dog
There are a few important factors to consider when purchasing vegan treats for your dog. Below I have outlined two of the most important things to keep in mind when you are deciding which treats are the best choice for your beloved pooch.
- Nutritional Value. According to PetMD, it is entirely possible to have your dog lead a perfectly healthy life while eating a vegan diet; they are, after all, omnivores rather than carnivores.
Therefore, when it comes to picking out the best vegan-friendly treats for your dog, the nutritional value is probably the most important factor to consider.
Make sure that you carefully review the nutritional information on the label provided for the treats you are considering before buying them. The treats need to offer enough of the important vitamins and nutrients that your dog needs to stay healthy and functional.
- Ingredients. What ingredients are used in your dog’s treats is also important to consider. Make sure that the treats contain only real food products (such as vegetables and grains) rather than by-products and additives.
Bonus: To learn how to make vegan dog treats check out the video below.
Top Vegan Dog Treats
#1 Halo Garden of Vegan Holistic Grain Free Natural Crunchy Dog Treats
Ingredients: Potato Flour, Whole Peanut Flour, Tapioca Flour, Pea Flour, Canola Oil, Pumpkin, Tomatoes, Apples, Sweet Potatoes, Cranberries, Carrots, Split Peas, Broccoli, Parsley, and Ascorbic Acid (a Preservative)
According to this article from CertaPet about veganism for pets, Halo is a great company for vegan dog food and treats; they offer a wide selection of healthy vegan treats and these delicious pumpkin and peanut treats are no exception.
Various customer reviews for these treats report that they are a great choice for dogs who are sensitive to non-vegan treats or have an allergic reaction to other brands of treats.
That being said, these treats are a little more delicate than most, and tend to crumble apart into smaller pieces if handled roughly.
#2 Whimzees Natural Grain Free Dental Dog Treats, Veggie Sausage
Ingredients: Potato Starch, Glycerin, Powdered Cellulose, Lecithin, Yeast, Malt Extract, Sweet Lupine Meal, Clove Bud Oil, Tomato Lycopene (S, L and XL size only)
According to this article from 1800PetMeds, dental treats are important for keeping your dog’s teeth and gums healthy and functional. Unfortunately, finding vegan dental treats can sometimes be a challenge. Luckily, Whimzees has these great veggie sausage treats that function as effective dental aids.
While they are a bit on the expensive side for dental dog treats, customers also report that they are popular with many different breeds of dogs while also helping to reduce plaque and tartar build up in their mouths.
#3 Zuke's SuperFood Blend DogTreats
Ingredients: Ground Oats, Beets, Vegetable Glycerin, Tapioca, Cranberries, Blueberries, Gelatin, Cane Molasses, Raspberries, Blackberries, Cherries, Sunflower Oil, Natural Vegetable Flavour, Phosphoric Acid, Sorbic Acid (preservative), Turmeric, Cinnamon, Citric Acid (preservative), Mixed Tocopherols (preservative), Rosemary Extract.
This brand of vegan dog treats is popular not just for containing superfoods (which are, according to IHeartDogs, naturally nutrient-rich and therefore important for helping to provide your dog with important nutrients that they need to stay healthy), but there are also a few different varieties available (such as one type that focuses specifically on berries while another contains vegetables).
The one notable downside to these treats is that many pet owners consider them a bit too expensive for a dog treat.
#4 V-dog PetTreats
Ingredients: Peanut Butter, Flax Seeds, Cinnamon, Coconut Oil and Banana
Also known as V-dog WiggleBiscuits, this brand is very popular because it is guaranteed to be both vegan and organic. It also contains no by-products or filler ingredients.
However, these treats are significantly more expensive than treats from competing brands (costing sometimes even twice as much) and there are some reports of these treats being a bit hard and tough. So if your dog has trouble chewing treats that are more solid (rather than soft and chewy) these might not be the right choice for you.
#5 Fruitables Pumpkin DogTreats
Ingredients: Pumpkin, Oatmeal, Barley, Potatoes, Oat Fiber, Sunflower Oil, Dehydrated Cane Juice, Cinnamon, Natural Flavor, Vanilla, Mixed Tocopherols (will vary depending on flavor).
These treats are a great choice if you want something that is guaranteed to contain only real foods with no artificial additives or by-products.
Also, the pumpkin in these treats can be very beneficial to your dog’s health, according to this article from PetMD, pumpkin can help with a dog’s urinary and digestive health as well as weight management.
#6 Strawberry Coconut Cream Chia Seed Gourmet Organic and Vegan Dog Treats
Ingredients: Organic Garbanzo Flour, Organic Peanut Butter, Organic Coconut Milk, Organic Coconut Cream, Organic Chia Seeds, Strawberry Extract and Beet Powder.
These are an excellent choice if you want something that is not only organic and vegan but also grain-free and gluten-free.
According to PetWave, a gluten-intolerant dog that eats foods containing gluten can experience serious digestive issues that impact their quality of life, so these treats are an excellent choice for any pet that has a gluten or grain intolerance or allergy.
#7 Shaded Trails All Natural and Vegan Crunchy Dog Treats
Ingredients: Garbanzo Bean Flour, Peanut Butter, Banana, Flaxseed Meal, Coconut Oil, Molasses and Water.
Available in two different flavors, these are great if you want something that is vegan, grain-free, and made with ingredients of such high quality that they are considered human-grade. Additionally, these treats also contain no by-products or harmful fillers; they are also low fat.
One notable downside to this product is that they are a bit too large for small dogs to chew on comfortably; also, these treats harden over time, which can make them even harder for your pet to chew.
#8 Grandma Lucy's Organic Baked DogTreat
Ingredients: Organic Wheat Flour, Organic Dehydrated Cane Juice, Organic Canola Oil, Organic Cane Syrup, Organic Rice Starch, Organic Blueberry Flavor, Organic Vanilla Extract and Soy Lecithin.
These are a great choice if you want organic and vegan-friendly dog treats that are also affordably priced. Also, while these treats are not grain-free, they are certified Kosher and contain only ingredients of the highest quality. Furthermore, all products are 100% natural and contain no artificial sweeteners or preservatives whatsoever.
One downside to these treats is that they are a bit fragile; some customers report buying a bag only for them to arrive in pieces because they are so delicate and brittle.
#9 KarmaPets Calming Treats for Dogs
Ingredients: Oat Flour, Brown Rice Flour, Sunflower Oil, Deionized Water, Flaxseed Meal, Vegetable Glycerin, Sunflower Lecithin, Guar Gum, Vitamin C, Blackstrap Molasses, Brewers Yeast, Cucumbers, Lemon, Celery, Apples, Beets and Carrots.
If you have been looking for a treat that is vegan-friendly and helpful with easing your pet’s anxiety (whether it is caused by traveling, stormy weather, or something else entirely). These high quality treats are infused with organic hemp oil, chamomile extract, and Valerian root; all three of these substances are proven to help relieve anxiety in both humans and pets. Additionally, these treats can help to calm down your dog without making them drowsy.
#10 Raw Paws Pet Grain-Free Sweet Potato Training Treats for Dogs
Ingredients: 100% Sweet Potatoes grown on USA farms, No fillers or preservatives, Grain-free, High Fibre Anti-oxidants, Vitamins, Minerals and Beta-carotene.
These treats are a great choice if you need a delicious vegan-friendly training treat to help reinforce good behaviour. Made entirely in the USA, these treats are guaranteed to be natural and easy to digest.
The company that produces them also offers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, with the promise that if you are unhappy with these treats in any way you can return them for a full refund. These treats are also packed with healthy antioxidants that can boost your pet’s overall health and well-being.
#11 Benji's Farm Organic Functional DogTreats
Ingredients: Organic Pea Flour, Organic Peanut Butter, Organic Molasses, Yeast, Organic Lavender, Organic Passionflower, Organic Chamomile and Organic Cinnamon.
These are a great choice if you want treats that are handmade in small batches entirely within the United States. Furthermore, not only are they vegan but they are also organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, dairy-free, and wheat-free. This makes them a really great choice if your dog has some sort of food allergy or food sensitivity (such as gluten-intolerance or wheat-intolerance).
That being said, these treats also tend to be more on the dry side (more like crackers than true dog biscuits) so some dogs do not like to eat them.
#12 Pet Eden Sweet Potato Fries DogTreats
Ingredients: USA grown sweet potatoes
These all-natural treats are another great choice if you want something made only in the USA which contains no fillers, by-products, or artificial preservatives. This brand is also guaranteed to be grain-free and free from additives as well. Furthermore, these treats are shaped like fries so that dogs of all sizes can chew on them with ease. That being said, some customers report that these fry-like treats are occasionally on the tougher side for some, so if your dog has trouble chewing them, this might not be a good option for you.
#13 Vegalicious 1 Pouch Peanut Butter Blast Healthy Chew Bits Dog Treats
Ingredients: Corn free, Wheat free, Soy free and Gluten free ingredients
These treat are not only vegan-friendly but also corn-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and wheat-free. Furthermore, these treats are all natural, and as such contain no artificial sweeteners, preservatives or additives or any kind.
The only potential downside to these treats is that they are definitely on the small side, making them a better choice for smaller dogs rather than larger ones. Also, the price is a bit on the high side for the amount of treats provided in the package.
As you can see, there are plenty of great vegan-friendly dog treat options out there if you know what to look for. Ultimately, I hope that this article proves to be a good resource for you when it comes to finding the right vegan treat for your own beloved canine companion.
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