10 Low Calorie Dog Treats

Have a pudgy dog you still want to give a treat to once in a while? You can help him by exercising more, making sure his treats only make up 10% of his diet, skip the “junk” food treats that are full of fillers, and feed high quality, low-calorie treats. Never thought about looking at the calories in your dog’s treats? Well you should, especially if your dog eats a lot of them.

The following is a list of quality dog treats with less than 12 calories per treat. Spoiling your pup just became a lot easier (and a lot less fatty!)

#1 – Caru Soft ‘n Tasty Treats

These new baked treats are all natural and made with USDA inspected, antibiotic and hormone free meat or fish, plus healthy blueberries and cranberries (with no ingredients from China). They come in Lamb, Salmon and Venison and have just 12 calories per treat. www.carupetfood.com

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Image source: CaruPetFood.com

#2 – Fruitables Skinny Minis

These treats have only 2 calories a treat and contain NO wheat, corn, soy or artificial flavors/colors. They are made in the USA and come in fun flavors like Apple Bacon, Watermelon and (my dog’s favorite) Grilled Salmon. www.fruitablespetfood.com

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Image source: FruitablesPetFood.com

#3 – Bravo Bonus Bites Freeze Dried Treats

Made in the USA by a family-owned company, these 1-ingredient treats are a great way to make sure your dog is getting something natural, with no fillers. They come in a wide range of flavors including: Bison Liver, Chicken Breast, Cod, Salmon, Turkey Hearts, and Venison Liver. They run around 5-10 calories a treat. www.bravopetfoods.com

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#4 – Lickety Stik

This ingenious treat is great for training and is only 1 calorie per 10 licks! It’s made in the USA of natural flavors with added vitamins. The only downfall I see is the dairy in the ingredients – as this may bother some dog’s with sensitive stomachs. www.petsafe.net

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Image source: Petsafe.net

#5 – Charlee Bear Dog Treats

A lot of dogs LOVE these treats and at only 3 calories a treat, that’s okay! They are made in the USA with all natural ingredients and come in many flavors, a favorite being Cheese and Egg.  Their new treats, Bear Crunch, are grain-free with less than 3 calories a treat as well. www.charleebear.com 

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#6 – Zuke’s Skinny Bakes

My dog’s love everything that Zuke’s manufactures and these are no exception. Under 10 calories, their Skinny Bakes are made in the USA with no corn, wheat or soy and are meat-free, making them great for dogs with protein allergies! They come in Cherry & Berry, Peanut Butter & Banana, and Pumpkin & Sweet Potato. www.zukes.com

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Image source: Zukes.com

#7 – The Honest Kitchen Pecks

These dog treats have less than one calorie per treats (.6 to be precise!) and are made in the USA of all-natural ingredients, including buffalo and blueberry. They contain no corn, wheat, soy or GMO ingredients. www.thehonestkitchen.com

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#8 – Leanlix

Like the lickety stik, this product is a great training tool that your dog can lick. The entire tube has less than 300 calories (they claim there are zero calories in just three licks). They have a natural line, which is the one I would recommend because they are gluten and corn free. Made in the USA. www.leanlix.co.uk (leanlix.com is currently under construction)

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Image source: Leanlix.co.uk

#9 – The Honest Kitchen Quickies

Yes, they smell like fish and so will your hands, but my dogs go crazy for these and they only have 1.1 calories per treat. They are just one ingredient, dehydrated haddock, and are made in the USA. www.thehonestkitchen.com

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Image source: TheHonestKitchen.com

#10 – Pooch and Mutt Dog Treats

These gluten-free hand-baked dog treats have just 3.5 calories apiece and are all-natural. They contain unique ingredients such as chamomile, ginkgo biloba and yucca and they come in seven flavors. Made in the U.K. www.poochandmutt.com

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Image source: Poochandmutt.com

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