Dog Treats

Dog Treats for sale

Welcome to Waggs.co.za, your premier destination for high-quality dog treats! Dog treats are delicious and nutritious snacks designed specifically for our canine friends. These tasty tidbits serve multiple purposes in a dog’s life, from rewarding good behavior and aiding training sessions to provide dental health support and even acting as a vehicle for medication.

At Waggs.co.za, we offer a variety of dog treats to cater to every pup’s preference and dietary needs. Whether you’re looking for crunchy biscuits, chewy snacks, dental treats, or training rewards, we’ve got it all. Our treats are made from wholesome, dog-safe ingredients, ensuring your furry friend gets a scrumptious snack that’s also beneficial for their health.

The benefits of dog treats go beyond their taste. They can help motivate your pet during training sessions, enhance dental health, and even contribute to their overall well-being when chosen correctly and given in moderation. Treats can also be a great way to strengthen the bond between you and your pet, as they often see these tasty extras as a sign of love and affection.

Ready to spoil your furry friend with some delicious and nutritious treats? Dive into our wide selection at Waggs.co.za and find the perfect treat for your pup. Shop now and make your dog’s tail wag with joy!

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  • PetSafe Treat & Train Remote Reward Dog Trainer

    R3,499

    The PetSafe Treat & Train Remote Reward Dog Trainer is an affordable and convenient solution for dog owners who want to transform their dog’s behavior. This innovative device uses positive reinforcement to reward your dog’s good behavior, helping to eliminate bad behaviors like excessive barking, jumping, and aggression. The remote allows you to control the trainer from up to 30 meters away, making it easy to reinforce good behavior in real-time. With the PetSafe Treat & Train Remote Reward Dog Trainer from Waggs Pet Shop, you can unlock your dog’s true potential in no time.

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  • Kong Classic Red Treat Toy, Medium

    R189

    The Kong Classic Red Treat Toy, Medium is a must-have for your furry friend. It is durable and offers endless entertainment while stimulating your pet’s mind. The unique design allows for treat dispensing, ensuring that your pet enjoys treats while playing. At Waggs Pet Shop, we are committed to quality, and the Kong Classic Red Treat Toy, Medium, is no exception. Order yours now and watch your pet have endless hours of fun while enjoying treats.

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  • Kong Blue Puppy Treat Toy, Small

    R119

    The Kong Blue Puppy Treat Toy, Small from Waggs Pet Shop is a fun and interactive toy for your furry friend. Perfect for teething puppies, this toy dispenses treats for hours of entertainment. Made with high-quality rubber, the Kong toy is durable and chew-resistant. Its unique shape bounces unpredictably, providing endless opportunities for playtime. Treat your puppy to the best with the Kong Blue Puppy Treat Toy, Small from Waggs Pet Shop.

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  • Kong Classic Red Treat Toy, Large

    R229

    The Kong Classic Red Treat Toy, Large is the perfect toy that every dog needs. It is made from durable rubber that lasts for hours of playtime. The Kong Classic Red Treat Toy, Large is ideal for aggressive chewers or dogs that need to be kept entertained. The unique shape of the toy makes it interactive and perfect for stuffing with treats. At Waggs Pet Shop, we only sell the best quality products and the Kong Classic Red Treat Toy, Large is no exception!

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  • Rogz Gumz Large 78mm Dog Treat Ball, Orange

    R319

    Keep your dog entertained and stimulated with the Rogz Gumz Large 78mm Dog Treat Ball from Waggs Pet Shop. Made with quality materials, this ball is designed to last. Fill it with your dog’s favorite treats and watch them play for hours. Its large size makes it perfect for bigger dogs, and the bright orange color ensures it’s easy to spot. Order your Rogz Gumz Large 78mm Dog Treat Ball today!

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  • Kong Pink Puppy Treat Toy, Medium

    R159

    Upgrade your pup’s toy collection with the Kong Pink Puppy Treat Toy, Medium. This toy not only provides a fun and stimulating playtime, but also offers a unique way to treat your pet. Fill the center of the Kong Toy with your pup’s favourite treat or kibble for an added challenge. Not only does it keep your furry friend engaged and entertained, but also encourages healthy chewing habits. Made with high-quality, durable material, this toy is perfect for medium-sized dogs. Treat your pet to a Kong Toy from Waggs Pet Shop and experience the joy it brings to your dog’s life!

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  • Kong Pink Puppy Treat Toy, Large

    R209

    Introducing the Kong Pink Puppy Treat Toy, Large – the perfect puppy chew toy. Made from durable rubber, it satisfies your pet’s natural urge to chew, improving their dental health. Stuff it with treats or peanut butter to keep your furry friend entertained for hours. Designed for teething puppies, this toy comes in a pink color and a softer texture to satisfy their small teeth. Give your puppy the best puppy chew toy today – get the Kong Pink Puppy Treat Toy, Large, at Waggs Pet Shop.

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  • Kong Blue Puppy Treat Toy, Large

    R209

    The Kong Blue Puppy Treat Toy, Large is the ideal addition to your playful pup’s toy collection. Made with durable and pet-safe materials, this interactive toy allows your furry friend to chew, fetch and receive treats. The large size makes it perfect for bigger breeds with strong chewing needs. Keep your pet entertained and healthy with the Kong Blue Puppy Treat Toy, Large from Waggs Pet Shop – the trusted provider of high-quality pet products in South Africa.

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  • Kong Black Extreme Treat Toy, Large

    R239

    Looking for a durable and challenging chew toy for your heavy chewer? Look no further than the Kong Black Extreme Treat Toy, Large. Made from high-quality rubber, this toy can withstand even the strongest bites while providing endless fun for your furry friend. Whether your pup loves to chew on treats or play fetch, this toy is perfect for both. Plus, its unique shape ensures an unpredictable bounce, keeping your dog engaged and entertained for hours. Order yours today from Waggs Pet Shop and give your pet the ultimate chew toy experience.

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  • Rogz Yumz Large 150mm Treat Dog Toy, Orange

    R339

    The Rogz Yumz Large 150mm Treat Dog Toy is a must-have for interactive playtime with your furry friend. Made of durable, non-toxic materials, this toy dispenses treats to keep your dog engaged and entertained. With its bright orange color and large size, it’s easy to spot in the yard or at the park. Get the Rogz Yumz Large 150mm Treat Dog Toy today, and give your pet the gift of fun and exercise.

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  • Rogz Yumz Large 150mm Treat Dog Toy, Lime

    R339

    The Rogz Yumz Large 150mm Treat Dog Toy in Lime is a perfect toy to keep your furry friend entertained and happy. Made from non-toxic materials, this toy dispenses treats as your pet plays and stimulates their mind, promoting healthy physical and mental exercise. Its durable construction and easy-to-clean design make it a great tool for training and reward. Get yours today from Waggs Pet Shop, the trusted source for high-quality pet products in South Africa.

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  • Rogz Yumz Large 150mm Treat Dog Toy, Blue

    R339

    The Rogz Yumz Large 150mm Treat Dog Toy is a versatile toy that can be used for interactive playtime or to hold treats inside. Made with durable materials and a textured surface, it’s perfect for dogs who love to chew and play. The blue color is eye-catching and vibrant, making it easy to spot in your home or yard. With a 150mm size, it’s suitable for large dogs who need a bigger toy to play with. Get your furry friend the Rogz Yumz Large 150mm Treat Dog Toy from Waggs Pet Shop today and give them a toy they’ll love!

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  • Rogz Gumz Small 49mm Dog Treat Ball, Red

    R259

    Looking for an interactive toy that promotes dental hygiene for your dog? Look no further than the Rogz Gumz Small 49mm Dog Treat Ball in Red. Made with high-quality, durable materials, this ball is perfect for small dogs who love to play and chew. Fill it with your dog’s favorite treats and watch them roll and play, all while keeping their teeth clean and healthy. Get yours today from Waggs Pet Shop, your trusted source for quality pet products.

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  • Rogz Gumz Small 49mm Dog Treat Ball, Pink

    R259

    The Rogz Gumz Small 49mm Dog Treat Ball, Pink is a must-have interactive toy for your furry friend. Made of durable, chew-resistant materials, this dog treat ball is designed to stimulate and entertain your pet while offering healthy treats or kibble. Its unique wobbly shape makes it extra fun and challenging for your dog to engage with, which helps improve their mental and physical health. Perfect for small size dogs. Add the Rogz Gumz Small 49mm Dog Treat Ball, Pink to your pet’s toy collection today and see them have a blast!

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  • Rogz Gumz Small 49mm Dog Treat Ball, Orange

    R259

    Looking for a toy that will keep your dog happy, active, and healthy? Look no further than the Rogz Gumz Small 49mm Dog Treat Ball, available in eye-catching orange at Waggs Pet Shop. Made from durable materials, this ball is perfect for dogs who love to chew, play fetch, or enjoy a good challenge. Plus, it promotes good dental health by massaging gums and cleaning teeth while your dog chews. Order yours today and experience the joy of seeing your furry friend wagging their tail in excitement!

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  • Rogz Gumz Small 49mm Dog Treat Ball, Lime

    R259

    Make playtime extra fun for your furry friend with the Rogz Gumz Small 49mm Dog Treat Ball in Lime, available now at Waggs Pet Shop! Made from durable TPR material, this treat ball can withstand tough play and is perfect for small dogs. Fill it with your pet’s favorite treats and watch them have a ball! Plus, its bright lime color makes it easy to spot during outdoor playtime. Get your Rogz Gumz Small 49mm Dog Treat Ball today and give your pet the gift of endless fun!

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  • Rogz Gumz Small 49mm Dog Treat Ball, Blue

    R259

    The Rogz Gumz Small 49mm Dog Treat Ball in Blue is the perfect interactive dog toy to keep your furry friend entertained. Made from durable and dog-safe materials, this treat ball is designed to provide both mental and physical stimulation for your pet. It’s perfect for playtime and training, and the blue color adds a pop of fun to your dog’s toy collection. Get yours today at Waggs Pet Shop, where we provide only the highest-quality pet products.

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  • Rogz Gumz Medium 64mm Dog Treat Ball, Red

    R279

    The Rogz Gumz Medium 64mm Dog Treat Ball, available in red, is a fun and interactive way to keep your dog entertained and active. This dog toy offers multiple benefits, from helping with dental care by massaging gums, to providing mental stimulation by dispensing treats when played with. Made from durable rubber, it’s ideal for outdoor play and is easy to clean. Give your furry friend the ultimate playtime experience with the Rogz Gumz Medium Dog Treat Ball, exclusively from Waggs Pet Shop in South Africa.

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  • Rogz Gumz Medium 64mm Dog Treat Ball, Pink

    R279

    The Rogz Gumz Medium 64mm Dog Treat Ball available at Waggs Pet Shop is the perfect interactive toy to keep your furry friend entertained. The ball is designed to hold treats, which stimulates your dog mentally and physically. Made with durable, non-toxic rubber, this treat ball is also great for dental health, as it massages the gums and helps clean teeth. At 64mm in size, it’s ideal for medium-sized dogs. Reward your loyal companion today with the Rogz Gumz Medium 64mm Dog Treat Ball.

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  • Rogz Gumz Medium 64mm Dog Treat Ball, Lime

    R279

    The Rogz Gumz Medium 64mm Dog Treat Ball is a fun and interactive toy that will keep your dog entertained for hours. It’s made from non-toxic materials, making it safe for your pet to play with. The unique design of the treat ball makes it perfect for stimulating your dog’s mind and helping to improve their dental health. Designed to be tough, the ball is highly durable and will last for many play sessions to come. Give your dog the perfect playtime with the Rogz Gumz Medium 64mm Dog Treat Ball from Waggs Pet Shop today!

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A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing the Ideal Dog Treats for Your Furry Friend

Introduction to Dog Treats

As a dog parent, we know you love rewarding your canine companion with treats. But, did you ever think about what's in those little morsels of happiness? How do you choose the ideal treat that both pleases your dog and contributes to their overall health and wellbeing? Let's delve into this topic, shall we?

The Importance of Dog Treats

Dog treats are more than just a tool for spoiling our pets or keeping them occupied. When used correctly, they can be a significant part of training, reinforcing positive behavior, and maintaining good dental health. Moreover, treats can serve as a supplementary source of nutrients to your dog's regular diet.

Choosing the Right Treats: Factors to Consider

Selecting the right treats for your dog isn't as simple as grabbing the first pack you see off the shelf. It requires thoughtful consideration of various factors that can influence your dog's health and enjoyment. Let's explore these factors more deeply:

Dog's Age and Size

Just as a small child wouldn't be able to handle a large apple, puppies and small dogs cannot manage large or hard treats. They need smaller, softer ones that are easier to chew and digest. On the other hand, large dogs not only can handle bigger, harder treats, but they might also need them to satisfy their chewing instincts and keep their jaws strong. Remember, a treat that's too small could be a choking hazard for a big dog!

Dietary Restrictions

Some dogs have specific dietary restrictions due to allergies, intolerances, or health conditions. For instance, a dog with a sensitive stomach might need hypoallergenic treats, while a dog with diabetes would require treats with low sugar content. If your dog has any dietary restrictions, it's crucial to read the treat labels carefully and choose a product that won't upset their system or worsen their condition.

Nutritional Content

Treats are not meant to replace meals - they are a supplement. Thus, the nutritional content matters. Look for treats made with wholesome ingredients that contribute to your dog's health. Avoid treats high in fat and sugar, as these can lead to weight gain and other health problems over time. Instead, opt for treats high in protein and other beneficial nutrients. Remember, the healthiest treats are those that add nutritional value without packing in unnecessary calories.

Texture and Hardness

The texture and hardness of a treat can affect not only your dog's enjoyment but also their dental health. Chewy treats, for example, can help clean teeth and exercise the jaw muscles. However, treats that are too hard could be a risk for dogs with dental issues, potentially causing tooth fractures. If your dog has any dental problems, it's best to consult with your vet about the most appropriate types of treats.

Flavor Preferences

Last but not least, consider your dog's flavor preferences. Just like humans, dogs have their own taste preferences. Some dogs might drool over meat-flavored treats, while others might prefer the sweet tanginess of fruit-flavored ones. Then there are dogs who might surprise you with a preference for vegetable flavors! It might take some trial and error to find out what your dog likes best, but discovering their favorite flavors will help ensure that treat time is always a joyous event.

Remember, the goal of giving treats is not only to reward your dog but also to enhance their health and wellbeing. So, it's worth taking the time to choose the best treats that your furry friend will love and benefit from.

Popular Types of Dog Treats

Just as there is a multitude of dog breeds, there's also a wide variety of dog treats available in the market. Each type serves a unique purpose and brings different benefits to the table. Let's dive deeper into these categories:

Biscuits and Cookies

Biscuits and cookies are the traditional go-to options when it comes to dog treats. They come in an array of flavors, shapes, and sizes to cater to different canine preferences and sizes. Some popular flavors include peanut butter, chicken, beef, and even pumpkin. Besides being a tasty snack, biscuits and cookies can also help keep your dog's teeth clean by reducing plaque buildup.

Dental Treats

Dental treats are a specific type of dog treat designed to support your pet's oral health. These treats are typically textured or shaped in a way that they can scrub away at plaque and tartar as your dog chews on them, helping to keep their teeth clean and their gums healthy. Some dental treats are also fortified with enzymes that further aid in reducing oral bacteria. But remember, while dental treats are a helpful tool, they should never replace regular dental care practices such as tooth brushing or professional cleanings.

Training Treats

Training treats are small, bite-sized, and low in calories, making them ideal for use during training sessions. Their size allows for repeated rewarding without the risk of overfeeding. Furthermore, they are typically made to be extra tasty, ensuring your dog is motivated to learn new commands or behaviors. Training treats can be a valuable tool in positive reinforcement training methods.

Natural Treats

Natural treats are a category of treats made from dehydrated or freeze-dried fruits, vegetables, or meats. As their name suggests, these treats are a healthier alternative to heavily processed treats as they contain no artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors. They provide an excellent source of concentrated nutrients and natural flavors, making them both nutritious and delicious. However, it's still important to check the product label, as not all "natural" treats are created equal.

Choosing the type of treat for your dog will depend on your specific goals (like training, dental health, or just plain spoiling!), your dog's dietary needs, and their personal preferences. It's always a good idea to try out a variety of treat types to keep things interesting for your furry friend and find out what they love best.

How to Use Treats Responsibly

While dog treats are a fantastic way to reward your furry friend and reinforce positive behavior, it's crucial to use them judiciously. Treats should only constitute about 10% of your dog's daily caloric intake. This balance ensures that the majority of your pet's diet is nutritionally complete, with treats adding a dash of variety and enjoyment. Overindulgence in treats can lead to obesity and associated health issues, such as diabetes, heart disease, and joint problems.

Being mindful of the timing and strategic use of treats can also contribute to responsible usage. Using treats primarily for training purposes, for instance, can make them more effective as a positive reinforcement tool. It also helps in regulating their quantity, as you'd typically use them during specific training sessions. Giving treats in between meals may require you to adjust the size of their main meals to prevent overfeeding.

Ultimately, the key is to remember that treats are special, not an everyday expectation. Always ensure you're giving dog-appropriate treats, as certain human foods can be harmful to dogs. By treating responsibly, you can ensure these tasty extras contribute positively to your dog's overall health and wellbeing, without leading to weight gain or dietary imbalances.

Conclusion

Choosing the right treat for your furry friend can be challenging, but keeping their age, dietary needs, and preferences in mind can make the process easier. Remember, treats should be a complement to a balanced diet, not a replacement.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I give my dog human food as treats?

While some human foods are safe for dogs in moderation, many are not. Foods like chocolate, onions, and certain fruits can be harmful to dogs. Even foods that are safe can upset your dog's nutritional balance if given too often. It's always best to stick to treats specifically designed for dogs to ensure they receive the right nutrients in the correct proportions.

Are all-natural treats better for my dog?

Natural treats can be a healthier option as they generally contain fewer artificial additives and a higher content of quality ingredients. However, the term "natural" isn't regulated, so it's important to read the label. Check for whole food ingredients and avoid treats with a long list of unrecognizable ingredients. Even natural treats should be given in moderation alongside a balanced diet.

How often should I give my dog treats?

The frequency of treat-giving depends on factors like your dog's size, age, and activity level. However, a general rule of thumb is that treats should make up no more than 10% of your dog's daily caloric intake. If you're using treats for training, choose small, low-calorie options to avoid overfeeding.

Can treats replace meals in my dog's diet?

No, treats are intended to be used as a supplement to a balanced diet, not as a replacement for meals. Regular dog food is carefully formulated to provide all the nutrients your dog needs in the correct proportions, something treats are not designed to do.

Are dental treats enough to maintain my dog's oral health?

While dental treats can help reduce plaque and tartar buildup, they are not a substitute for regular dental care. In addition to giving dental treats, you should also be regularly brushing your dog's teeth and scheduling professional dental cleanings as recommended by your vet.