Pupcakes seem to be all the craze in the world of dog-lovers these days. But is it bad for your dog to be eating them?
Well, naturally that depends on exactly which ingredients are used to make them. There are many brands and small businesses out there who are starting to offer these quirky dog treats.
We all know they make for some great photos at your dog’s birthday party - but are they healthy for your pup?
The most important thing to look out for on the label is the use of natural ingredients and no added sugars, salts or preservatives.
There are many ingredients commonly used in these popular “cupcakes for dogs” which are safe and healthy for your dog in moderation. The more unprocessed veggies such as pumpkin, carrot or sweet potato, the better.
Using fruits as natural sweeteners such as bananas or apples are also a great way to ensure your dog enjoys their celebratory / birthday pupcakes without too many added calories.
Although the best way to ensure that your dog will be getting the healthiest and freshest version of these tasty treats is to of course make them yourself at home. There are countless pupcake recipes out there which are very quick and easy to make.
However, if you don’t have the time or energy - no one would blame you for buying your dog’s delicious pupcakes from a local South African brand such as Pupcakes Dog Bakery who meet all of these natural ingredient requirements.