Doggie Treats – 5 of the Best

We are hearing more and more about the not-all-that-nice ingredients in many processed dog foods and treats, so we have been sniffing around for more natural treats that can nourish and heal, rather than harm. The good news is there are new companies creating some delicious doggie delights made from natural ingredients, often with just one ingredient (like dehydrated meats), and none of those nasty extras and nasty effects. There are even natural treats that can help fix common doggie ailments. Apparently gut health is just as important for dogs as it is turning out to be for humans.

So, here are 5 of the best dog treats you will find on the market now, delivered with the DogShare paw print of approval.

1. Savour Life – Made in Australia, the SavourLife yummy treats are completely natural with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, and they come with an added bonus - The company donates 50 percent of its profits to Australian pet rescue organisations. They are a family business “inspired by a love for dogs and a desire to make a difference”. They have already supported the re-homing of more than 4,500 rescue dogs.

The SavourLife treats include crunchy bikkies, meaty strips, training treats, dental bars and other natural goodies from ocean delicacies, to ultra-long lasting chews and veggie delights. They have a food range too.

When you get your treats pack you’ll see a 7-digit code. Enter the code on the SavourLife website to see the picture and profile of a real-life rescue dog. You can sign up for updates on the dog’s progress towards adoption and share their profile with your friends to help them find a new home.


2. Bell & Bone – These treats are grain free, human grade and hypoallergenic. No nasties here either. The Australian company says you will “obsess over” these superfood treats. And they have real benefits. Take the Superfood Dog Treats with Coconut & Chia for example.  They are full of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and zinc for beautiful skin and coats. Perfect for dogs with lots of hair or skin issues.

The treats also include Superfood Dog Treats with Carob & Ginger that are high in fibre and nutrients that promote digestive health so are great for puppies, older dogs and health nuts. The Superfood Dog Treats with Flaxseed & Turmeric include omega-3 fatty acids and natural anti-inflammatories so these treats are intended for active dogs and older dogs. 


3. Laila & Me – Laila and Me are based in Melbourne, Australia. Their wholesome products are made using 100% human grade ingredients, with no added preservatives or nasties.

Laila (a French bulldog) started to present with allergies and skin issues after eating commercial dog treats and food, so her owner decided to ditch the commercial food and make Laila (and now other doggies) wholesome treats instead. So now the company makes all-natural dog treats, with a choice of dehydrated meats, baked biscuits, as well as lavish pupcakes & doggy birthday cakes. 


4. WAG – WAG chief Jeremy Goldman says since he is a dog devotee of many years (224 in dog years) he wanted a more natural, wholesome treat for his best mate. So he established WAG to create a product where taste wasn’t at the expense of health.

WAG offers dogs a one-ingredient piece of quality meat in the form of a grain free, additive free, natural treat.  It’s Australian-made and 100% natural, including treats like antlers, moo tubes (a cow windpipe), bully stick (well we know what that’s made of now!) and goat trotters.

Free shipping on orders Australia-wide. Enter your email on their website for 10% off your first purchase. 


5.  Ziwi Peak Good Dog Treats – The Kiwi entry on our otherwise all-Australian recommended treats list, this premium New Zealand brand uses only air-dried meats with the benefit of green mussel (The New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussel (GLM) is exclusive to New Zealand. Ziwi says it is a rich natural source of glucosamine, chondroitin, glycogens, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, which nutritionally support long-term joint health, as well as promoting a healthy skin and coat. They source their ingredients from meat, seafood and green mussels from NZ green, free-range farms and NZ oceans. There’s Good Dog Treats and Oral Health Chews to try. The Good Dog Treats are really small and super smelly so great for ‘training rewards’ treats that you can tuck in your pocket. 


Photo by Marek Szturc