Over the last two decades, we have tried and tested a lot of dog treats - and I mean A LOT of dog treats. We established this guide to the best dog treats of 2021 by updating our 2020 best dog treats list and here we give you what we consider to be the best dog treats you can buy in 2021.
In no particular order, here’s what we considered when compiling our best dog treats 2021 review guide:
- Value for money. The best value isn’t always the cheapest, it can be a mix of value for the pack size, quality of ingredients, and longevity. If you're buying dog treats in 2021, you need to know that we've tested them and consider them to be high quality.
- Good quality ingredients. In our opinion, this is crucial because as we choose our dog's main meals to keep them healthy and happy on the inside and out, it’s so important to remember to apply the same logic when it comes to tidbits and treats. Even though they make up less of our dog's daily intake, they are just as important to overall health.
- How much dogs enjoy them. Over the years we’ve gifted many dog treats to our celebrity friends during photoshoots. There are particular expression dogs have at the moment that’s almost an ‘OMG’ face when they see and smell a treat they can’t wait to be given. You’ve probably noticed it when you’ve given your dog a treat they've particularly enjoyed too. It’s a look that can’t be forgotten.
About our 2021 best dog treat recommendations
We’ll be updating and adding to this best dog treats 2020 (and 2021) guider. But to kick things off here are our favourite dog treats so far this year in various categories. Whatever your dog’s taste buds and needs (from hypoallergenic to raw), we’re pretty sure we’ve got you covered.
Best Long-Lasting Dog Chews
Earth Animal No-Hide Wholesome Chews
Priced from £3.99 (Small), £7.99 (Medium & STIX 10pk) to £11.99 (Large)
About Earth Animal No-Hide Wholesome Chews:
Earth Animal No-Hide® Wholesome Chews – the healthy, hand-rolled alternative to rawhide! Each chew delivers delicious, long-lasting chewable bliss to dogs of all shapes and sizes. We call it No-Hide® Nirvana!
Chris is pictured here with the large size chew in chicken. He, Danny and Mia really enjoyed sampling them! They lasted a few hours.
Made with just six simple ingredients plus one flavour-bursting protein, they are 100% free of chemicals, additives, bleaches, and formaldehydes.
Best Hypoallergenic Dog Chews
Pet Munchies Strips Range (Chicken Strips/Duck Strips/Venison Strips/Wild Salmon Strips)
Price £2.99 each (pack sizes vary from 75g – 90g, RRP)
About Pet Munchies Strips Range:
Multi award-winning Pet Munchies presents a premium gourmet range of high-quality dog treats, all made with 100% natural human-grade, quality real meat and fish.
Danny pictured with the wild salmon strips – just look at how he’s staring at them! Says it all, doesn’t it?
This superior range of strips are slow roasted in their own natural juices, all grain and gluten free, hypoallergenic, rich in flavour, tasty and very healthy.
Best Joint Care Treats for Dogs
Little Stars Active+ Treats (Salmon)
Price £1.50 (85g pack)
About Little Stars Active+ Treats:
These salmon dog treats are free-from artificial nasties, include natural, active ingredients Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM for healthy joints, and Omega 3 & 6 to maintain a healthy heart, skin and coat.
Suitable for all ages they make great training treats and are simple to include within your dog’s balanced diet.
Best Raw Dog Treats
Natural Instinct Lamb Lites
Price £4.05 (200g)
About Natural Instinct Lamb Lites:
Natural Instinct’s delicious Lamb Lites are 100% naturally dehydrated and they make the paw-fect light tasty treat!
These natural treats are a brilliant way to interact with your pooch, they’re also ideal for helping with training your dog too.
Best Treats For Dogs With Food Intolerances
Hills Hypoallergenic Biscuits
Priced from £9.19 (220g per pack)
About Hills Hypoallergenic Biscuits:
Crunchy and delicious! These treats are formulated for dogs with food allergies. No added artificial preservatives, flavours, or colours.
100% satisfaction guarantee for quality, consistency, and taste.
These are wonderful hypoallergenic treats that your dogs will love. No more missing out on treats! And no nasty tummy side effects!
Best Lactose Free Dog Treats
Pets Purest 100% Natural Dog Chews Air-Dried Sausage Treats
Price £6.99 (200g)
About Pets Purest 100% Natural Dog Chews Air-Dried Sausage Treats:
Raw 100% Pork & Beef – Treat with no other ingredients. The perfect alternative to unhealthy treats & snacks. Know exactly what you are feeding your dog and avoid problems such as itching, digestive pain, obesity and allergic reactions associated with unhealthy treats.
Pork & Beef are the only ingredients so our treats are ideal for pets with allergies and any dog on a raw food diet. They are hypoallergenic, grain, gluten & lactose-free which means they are perfect for any diet.
Best Dental Dog Treats
Whimzees Natural Dental Dog Chews
Price £15.99 (Large, 14 Pieces)
About Whimzees Natural Dental Dog Chews:
WHIMZEES are healthy dog treats and natural daily dental chews designed to remove plaque, fight tartar and freshen breath (Triple Care). These long-lasting dog chews are reducing plaque at least 2x better than the leading treats.
These chews are vegetarian, gluten-free, and good in fibre. Each treat is made sustainably using only good ingredients and adhering to the quality standards.
We will be updating this article regularly with fuller reviews of the best dog treats 2020 has to offer as well as any others we find and think you have to know about - so check back regularly for updates!
Mia, Danny, and Chris look forward to sampling more of what the dog treat market has to offer. If you'd like us to consider including what your dog thinks are the best dog treats of 2020, use the comment form below and get in touch.