– There are several reasons why certain fresh fruit are a terrific choice for snacks. These are low calorie, often high in water content (great for helping to ensure that a Pomeranian meets his water requirements) and are often super-packed with vitamins and antioxidants (which can fight against a wide range of illness and disease).
While you cannot give every type of fruit to a dog as some are considered toxic (mainly due to the seeds or pit), some of the best ones you can safely give include:
- Blueberries and raspberries
These fruits make great snacks for Pomeranians because they are very versatile, are packed with water, are great sources of antioxidants, provide lots of vitamins, are well tolerated by the body and due to being sweet are almost always loved by dogs.
Fruit does contain natural sugar, though the fiber causes it to be absorbed much slower than otherwise; this said, fruit should be given in moderation. Many Pomeranians love fruit so much that owners really need to set guidelines as to how much will be given and when. Most types are terrific to give both fresh or frozen (frozen can be great for hot summer days or for when a puppy is teething). Be sure to know which fruits a Pom can and cannot eat
, so stay away from toxic ones.
Best Homemade Treats for a Pomeranian
There are snacks you can make for your Pom that range from super easy to make to those that involve a bit of time; however, the following are very healthy, tasty and best of all can be made in big batches so that they last for a while. Also, making treats at home is a great way keep away from additives.
Yogurt and Peanut Butter Mini Cupcakes
(Difficulty level: Super Easy)
– The only two ingredients in this homemade snack are great for dogs. Unlike cheese
and milk, whole white yogurt is a dairy product that not only is well tolerated, but is also terrific as a probiotic to aid in keeping the digestive tract healthy. Peanut butter is a popular treat for canines because it is a good source of protein and contains heart-healthy fats. You want to choose natural (no added ingredients), unsalted and smooth peanut butter.
To make a large batch, you will need: 32 ounces of whole white yogurt, 1 cup of peanut butter and mini cupcake trays.
Melt the peanut butter in the microwave (25 to 40 seconds, stirring at least once) and then immediately mix this very well into the yogurt. Spoon into the trays and freeze. Once these treats are frozen, transfer them to an airtight container (like Tupperware).
Servings size is 1 and allow it to thaw for 15 minutes before giving it to your Pom. These can last up to 3 months in the freezer.