5 Unexpected Ways Rabbit Dog Treats Make A Dog's Life Better

Rabbit dog treats can help provide your dog with nutritional benefits. When you love a dog you want to them to live a long happy life. But, just like with humans a dog’s health can suffer if you feed them junk. While your dog will love any type of treat, they will not only love the taste of rabbit dog treats but also benefit from all the nutrients and vitamins thats contained within its meat.

You can purchase rabbit dog treats or buy rabbit meat and make your own. Here are 5 unexpected ways that rabbit dog treats will make a dog’s life better.

How rabbit dog treats can improve a dogs life!

1. Higher Protein Content

A dog naturally needs a higher amount of protein in their diet. That can often be difficult to achieve when you’re purchasing canned or packaged dog food that has a lot of fillers in them that water down that protein content. Rabbit dog treats give your dog that extra protein nutrition they require. 

2. Lower In Fat, Calories and Cholesterol 

Rabbit treats are naturally lower in fat, which makes them lower in calories. They also contain less cholesterol than if you fed your dog chicken, veal, turkey, pork, beef, or lamb. Unfortunately, a diet high in fat can lead to obesity in dogs, and they still can suffer the same diseases that humans do—diabetes and heart disease. You don’t want to withhold the treats to maintain a healthy weight, so giving rabbit treats is a healthy solution. 

3. No Wheat, Corn, Soy Or Rice

Do dogs really need to eat wheat, corn, or rice? These are fillers at best. Rabbit dogs treats are 100% natural and don’t contain any fillers which can lead to your dog becoming overweight. These are a higher quality of treat, that is USDA inspected and with rabbits raised in the USA. There will be no concerns that a factory in China has contaminated your dog’s treats

4. Easy To Digest 

Rabbit is one of the easiest meats to digest. Rabbit treats are perfect for dogs who have sensitive stomachs, or who may suffer from gastrointestinal or pancreatic issues. If your dog suffers any skin ailments, they could be caused by allergies to certain foods or food additives, so feeding only pure rabbit dog treats is the best solution. 

5. Delicious For Dogs

Dogs naturally love the taste of rabbit. Their ancient ancestors used to hunt rabbit as their primary meal. Back then, there were no beef or poultry farms. Your dog will love eating these special dog treats. You also have the choice of pure rabbit, or ones that have been baked with extra ingredients that dogs also love. Some come with sweet potato or berries, which provide an additional boost of nutrition for your pet.

Many dog owners who’ve been puzzled if they should give their dogs treats when their dogs are gaining too much weight need to switch their dogs to a better diet. Giving treats is good practice for rewarding your dog’s good behavior and showing them how much you care.

Homemade Rabbit Dog Treats

Dehydrated Rabbit With Mint And Coriander

Below is the recipe for an easy, single ingredients to make homemade rabbit dog treats. But, this recipe can be adapted to suit your dogs taste buds or healthy needs. Next time you visit your local grocery or butcher store, buy some meat of your preference. I mainly go for: deer, beef, lamb, rabbit and sometimes pheasant. Sometimes I look to see what is on offer. It’s clever to buy in bulk, so if you’re stocking up for your next family meal, make sure you get extra to make your own homemade dog treats!

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Fresh Rabbit (whole or sliced) 
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Coriander (optional) 
  • 2 Tablespoon Fresh Mint (optional)
  • 3 Tablespoons of Organic Coconut Oil (melted)

Directions: 

  1. Cut the rabbit meat up into strips or cubes, your preference. I like to cut it into strips as then it acts like a chew. If you would rather have small treats for training then I would recommend cutting them into cubes. (keep in mind, they will shrink in size in the dehydrator)
  2. Melt the coconut oil so it becomes a liquid.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the rabbit meat, fresh mint, fresh coriander and coconut oil. Mix until the rabbit is completely coated in the mixture.
  4. Then place the rabbit strips/cubes onto a dehydrator tray and dehydrate for 6-8 hours. Keep checking the treats, if you would rather have soft treats they can come our earlier. 

Rabbit, Carrot And Peas Meatballs

These biscuits are packed with high quality ingredients that will benefit your dog in many ways. Pumpkin dog treats helps assist with digestive, urinary and weight issues. Oatmeal is a great alternative to use if your dog is sensitive to wheat or other grains. Carrots are low in calories but high in fiber and vitamins that your dog requires to stay healthy. This recipe can be adapted to suit any dogs diet requirements, which makes it a great recipe to keep.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 lb Ground Rabbit
  • 1 Cup Organic Pure Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 and 1/2 Cups Oatmeal (cooked)
  • 2 Eggs 
  • 1 Cup Carrots (rinsed and diced)
  • 1 Cup Peas (fresh or frozen)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium deep skillet, cook the rabbit, carrots and peas until lightly browned. Once browned, turn the heat down to low.
  3. Add the pumpkin puree and cooked oatmeal into the skillet, with the rabbit mixture. Then stir all the ingredients together.
  4. Remove the skillet from the oven, and let it cool down for 30 minutes. (It needs to be completely cool before moving onto the next stage). While the mixture is cooling down, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. 
  5. Once the mixture has cooled down, add two beaten eggs to the mixture. You will find that the mixture now seems a little wet - don't worry, this is normal. 
  6. Using your hands, take some of the mixture and roll it into a small sized ball. Then place it onto the parchment paper. Repeat this until you have no rabbit mixture left.
  7. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes turn down the temperature to 200°F and cook for another 1 hour 30 minutes.

Rabbit Dog Treats For Raw Fed Dogs

If your dog is on a raw diet, like mine, then you might be wondering - can dogs eat rabbit raw? The answer is simply, yes. Even though I make a lot of my dog's treats at home, I also enjoy giving her the occasional raw dog treat or bones - which she thoroughly enjoys!

Rabbit meat can be cut up into small sized pieces and used for training or it can be stuffed inside a treat toy, like a Kong or treat puzzle ball. I have found that is a very attractive high value training treat for my dog, and I would highly recommend other dog owners to give it a try.

But, it is not just the rabbit meat that dogs can eat raw. They can also eat the ears and feet completely raw, fur on or off - your choice. You can buy them in bulk from your local butcher and freeze them. If you don't like the idea of giving them to your dog raw, rinse and dry them, then place them directly onto a dehydrator tray and dehydrate for 8-10 hours at 145°F. Alternatively, if you don't have a dehydrator pop them on a wire rack in the oven at 200°F for 2 hours 30 minutes. If you like the idea of dehydrating the feet and ears, then it's very easy to do so. Rinse and dry them, then place them directly onto a dehydrator tray and dehydrate for 8-10 hours at 145°F.

Commercial Rabbit Dog Treats

Limited ingredient rabbit dog treats can be purchased in most good pet stores. They come in a variety of types: baked, freeze dried, dehydrated and chews. All the commercial dog treats that I recommend on my website have never had a recall and non of them contain salt or sugar. In my personal opinion, I think there is no need for a dog treat to contain these ingredients. Below are my top 3 favorite commercial rabbit treats, have a look, you might find the treat that you've been looking for right here:

My dog can't get enough of these rabbit dog treats. Vital Essentials freeze dried rabbit ears are packed with vital nutrients that help keep your dog healthy. As these treats are made with one ingredient they are great for dogs who suffer with allergies, diabetes or are on a weight controlled diet. Don't let the thought of 'it's a rabbit ear' put you off, treat your dog and give them a try today!

Ingredients: 100% Rabbit Ears

(Gluten Free/Grain Free)


Caru is a family owned business. They are 100% dedicated to producing nourishing natural dog treats that look, taste and smell as good as homemade dog treats. Caru Soft 'n Tasty Rabbit Baked Bites are made with rabbit as the number one ingredient. You won't need to worry about any bad ingredients as they contain no artificial preservatives, flavors or colors.

Ingredients: Rabbit, Chickpea Flour, Beet Molasses, Real Blueberries, Real Cranberries, Vegetable Glycerin, Dried Cultured Skim Milk and Mixed Tocopherols (a preservative).

(Wheat, Gluten, Corn and Soy Free)


Vital Essentials Rabbit Bites are a perfect training treats for medium to large sized dogs that are on a hypoallergenic diet. They are made from organ meats which are extremely nutritious and beneficial for dogs health.  If you looking for a treat packed with wholesome animal protein and made in the USA, then give these a try - you and your dog won't be disappointed!

Ingredients: Rabbit, Rabbit Liver, Rabbit Kidney, Rabbit Heart and Mixed Tocopherols (a preservative).

(Grain Free/Gluten Free)

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