I’m a big believer in single-ingredient treats, which is why I created this list of best single-ingredient dog treats!
I want to know what makes it into my dogs’ bodies. I don’t want to have to decipher and figure out what those hard-to-read chemicals on long ingredient lists are and whether or not they have any harmful side effects when fed on a regular basis.
Besides not feeding your pups nutritiously empty fillers and artificial ingredients, the beauty about single-ingredient treats is that they’re great for dogs with sensitive stomachs & allergies!
If you already know that your dog is allergic to a specific protein (let’s say chicken or lamb), you can simply avoid buying any treats containing that particular protein and go for something else (maybe beef or rabbit).
Check with your vet to find out what your dog is allergic to or order a bioenergetic scan online – I found out what Missy does poorly on with Pet Medella’s Bioenergetic Scan (click to read my review).
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Now without further ado, the following are my favorite single-ingredient treats!
Best Single Ingredient Dog Treats
Boo Boo’s Best – Dehydrated
Dr. Harvey’s – Dehydrated & Freeze-Dried
Real Dog – Air-Dried
This monthly subscription box contains a crazy large variety of air-dried treats and/or chews that changes every month! If you get a box with my affiliate link, we both get a bag of free treats 🙂
I began buying the boxes in 2016 for Missy & Buzz. When my new pup Wally joined me in 2019, I also started a monthly subscription for him! This is what we’ve been getting over the years:
Beef Green Tripe
Wild-Caught Alaskan Pollock
Salmon Skin & Chunks (oily)
Green Lipped Mussels
Pure Bites Pet Treats – Freeze-Dried
Vital Essentials – Freeze-Dried
All single-ingredient treat brands mentioned above only made it on this list of best single-ingredient dog treats because I have fed them, have been very satisfied with their products, and my dogs Missy, Buzz, & Wally have done exceedingly well with everything they’ve had.
Please know that I have only listed the treats we have actually used, and that every brand has a larger product selection.Join the K9sOverCoffee Community today! Get your free raw dog food recipe, excerpted from “20 Raw Meals for Dogs”!