Our 5 Favourite Hiking Snacks for Your Dog

Taking your dog hiking or running with you is a great way to bond with them while keeping both yourself and your dog healthy and active.
In the same way that you would pack a few snacks for yourself during a long outdoor adventure, it's important to do the same for your four-legged companion and keep your dog's energy levels up as well.
Most importantly though - ALWAYS be sure to pack enough fresh water for your dog to drink throughout the hike / run.
Our 5 Favourite Hiking Snacks for Dogs:
1. Peanut Butter

Good, old-fashioned peanut butter is at the top of the list for a reason - it's high in protein and of course, very delicious! This tasty treat is loved by all dogs and very easy to grab from the cupboard on your way out the door. It's of course always better to choose a peanut butter that doesn't contain any sugars or sweeteners though.


2. Banana

Packing in an extra banana for your pup is also a very quick and easy snack option. Bananas are high in potassium, fibre and natural sugars, making them a great go-to treat for you and your dog to refuel along the way.


3. Training Treats

You can either make these tasty dog treats at home with some very easy recipes or you can buy some healthy treats made from Strawberry, Banana and Oats with no added sugars from The Pupcakes Dog Bakery.


4. Sweet Potato Sticks

Sweet potato snacks require a little more preparation but they are an excellent choice for your dog. They are classified as one of the whole superfoods for both dogs and humans as they contain loads of vitamins and minerals. Simply peel the sweet potato and cut into bite-sized chunks which you can then boil or steam to retain as much of the natural goodness as possible.


5. Dry Kibble

Yes, this is just an extra boost of your dog's regular dry food. You can scoop up and pack in up to 1/3 of their recommended daily amount. This is one of the easiest snack options and you already know your dog enjoys it!


Remember - it's also important to store these energy-packed treats properly to prevent attracting any unwanted animal visitors. Always store your dog's hiking treats in an airtight container or resealable bag in your backpack. Never leave your dog's snacks out in the open.

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