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Shredded Wheat as a Dog Treat

My dogs love bite-size shredded wheat as a treat. There's no sugar, no salt, and it adds fiber to their diet. It also helps clean their teeth because they have to crunch it. Don't over-do it, though, a little goes a long way, tummy-wise. I give each of my dogs just a few at various times of day.

By Jan from Champaign, IL

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April 6, 20080 found this helpful

My Beagle "Doc" loves the Spoon Size Shredded Wheat. I do notice that he drinks a little more water after having a few. Sometimes I put a little peanut butter on it or rub it on a banana to get a little extra nutrition in there.

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September 17, 20090 found this helpful

When we were training my mom's hearing ear dog, a min pin, we used cheerios because they were not fattening, and were small enough to give several in a session of training. She loved them.

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November 3, 20110 found this helpful

This is a great idea! Another treat I've used is Cheerios. They are quite small, yet our Jack Russell thought she was in "doggy heaven" when we would treat her for her tricks or good behavior.

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November 3, 20120 found this helpful

I agree - here in Australia we have mini weetbix - both my dogs get one of these given to them reguarly as a treat. A little honey or peanut butter can be spread on top but they like them just as much plain.

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September 1, 20160 found this helpful

This was great info. My dog expects a treat every time she goes potty, and comes back in as soon as called. She stops in the kitchen and waits for it. I have treats for her, but she is too fat and vet says she has to loose weight. Her regular treats are like milk bone size. But this bite size shredded wheat with no icing would let her have a treat each time. OR a cherrio. Small treat, less calories.

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November 6, 20160 found this helpful

This is a post from 2008 with later comments but I, for one, think it is a really good suggestion and I am disappointed that it did not win the monthly "tip".

There most have been a lot of good tips that month!

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