Sharing a snack with your dog is a great way to bond, and who doesn’t love a good snack? While you can’t actually share your food, you can share that time together. Snacking also doesn’t have to break the bank. There are a number of budget-friendly ways to bond with your dog through snacking.
Look for everyday indulgences
Many specialty pet stores sell dessert-like snacks for your pet. As cute as they might be, they may not be all that healthy. Instead of picking up a “pupcake” that is only a one-time indulgence and may not have the healthiest ingredients, pick up a bag of Vita Bone Artisan Inspired biscuits from your local grocery store. Artisan Inspired biscuits are handcrafted in small batches and include high-quality ingredients such as real meat, fruit and veggies. You dog can enjoy a gourmet snack and you can feel good knowing you gave your pet a high-quality biscuit while sticking to your budget.
Break snacks into pieces
It can be easy to get carried away and eat way too many chips in one sitting. The same goes for dog biscuits. When they taste as good as Vita Bone Artisan Inspired, your pup will likely want more than one. Breaking the biscuit into smaller pieces will turn one quick treat into a longer snack session and will keep you from having to replenish the bag as quickly.
Make mealtime feel like snack time
Sharing a meal together can help you spend quality time with your dog. If you don’t want your dog to eat too many snacks and you don’t want to spend a lot of money on biscuits alone, you can make his mealtime into a snack time experience. While your dog is eating, you can sit nearby and have a snack. You can also take a few pieces of his food and toss them for him to catch or practice a trick or two after he has finished most of his meal. You won’t be spending extra money on snacks, but he will still feel special sharing time with you.
Spending quality time with your pup doesn’t always have to involve snacks, but it might make it extra rewarding for you both. Finding a biscuit that gives your pup a high-quality snacking experience and practicing some of these snacking techniques will help make snacking fit into your budget so you and your dog can both live your best, budget-friendly life.