If you are looking for something different to give your dog as a special treat, or you are trying to work around allergies, these treats with unusual ingredients are just the thing for you. Know of some other treats with unusual ingredients? Tell us in the comments!
#1 – Dogs Love Kale
These dog treats are made from, you guessed it, Kale! Kale is full of antioxidants and vitamins and dogs love the crunch of these USA made treats. They come in a few different flavors, all with limited ingredients which are great for dogs with allergies.
#2 – SPIKE Treats
Brand new from Petcurean, these treats aren’t on the market yet, but they will be by October 2015. One of their flavors is catfish, not something seen in many dog treats but great for those dogs with protein sensitives/allergies. The jerky treats are gluten and grain-free and contain other superfoods such as chia, pomegranate (another unusual ingredient!) and kale.
#3 – Walk About Treats Goat Jerky
The Walk About Treats come in a few flavors, including grain-free goat jerky. These are another good option for dogs with allergies/sensitivities to proteins, or if you are looking for something different to feed your dog.
#4 – Coq Au Vin
Le Petit Treats are a cute, fun treat with amazingly good ingredients! Their Coq Au Vin recipe includes beets (which give the cookie a cute pink appearance!). Beets are full of antioxidants and vitamins. My dogs have tasted these cookies and loved them!
#5 – Louisiana Alligator Dog Biscuits
These treats are free from wheat, corn, soy and have no artificial ingredients. And, of course, they are made with Alligator!
#6 – Beer Biscuits
These treats from Portland Pet Food are made with spent grain – a byproduct of the beer brewing process. During brewing, the sugars are extracted from the grain and then it’s typically thrown away. However, the grain is still safe and completely consumable so this company decided to turn it into a dog treat! These treats have limited ingredients and they make a flavor with no animal protein. They are sourced locally and made in Portland, Oregon.
#7 – Meaty Bites Wild Brushtail
These treats by Addiction are made in New Zealand from New Zealand Brushtail. What’s a brushtail? (don’t be embarrassed – we had to look it up too). It’s a type of a cat-sized marsupial (non-indigenous to N.Z.) that is part of the possum family.
#8 – Greek Yogurt Coconut Dog Treats
We all know dogs love yogurt, and these treats from Fruitables mix yogurt with the unique flavor of coconut are for a dog who is looking for a sweet treat.
#9 – LickORish
These treats not only have strawberries in them, which you don’t see often, but it’s combined with salmon for a truly unusual taste for your dog. Sound gross? My dogs LOVE them. And they are not only made in the USA, but the ingredients are sourced from here as well.