The Benefits of Single-Ingredient Dog Treats

Choosing dog treats and chews can be a struggle. Single-ingredient dog treats make it easier.

Finding your pup a healthy reward and a treat they will actually stop to eat can be challenging. Standard dog treats contain several ingredients, some of which you may have never heard of or even be able to pronounce like “choline chloride.” Yikes!

The best way to choose a pawsome snack for your dog is to pick out treats the same way that you pick out your own food. 

If there are ingredients listed on dog treats that you yourself would not eat, why would you want your dog to?

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Why Buy Single- or Limited-Ingredient Dog Treats?

Buying single and limited ingredient dog treats is not only an excellent way to make sure your dog is getting a tasty snack but can provide your dog with a number of health benefits. 

Your dog’s treats are a healthy way to give them the vitamins and minerals that they need. Additionally, choosing more natural treats for your pup ensures that your dog is not being fed any unnecessary preservatives or unhealthy additives.

Dog food, freeze-dried dog treats, jerky, and training treats with limited ingredients are helpful for pet parents who have dogs prone to allergic reactions from food allergies or food sensitivities.

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Natural Ingredients With Powerful Health Benefits

The following three single-ingredient dog treats are gluten-free and packed with nutritional value.

Sweet Potatoes

is sweet potato good for dogs

Sweet potatoes love dogs, and dogs love them right back! They are filled with dietary fiber, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Vitamin A & Vitamin C.

According to Harvard University’s School of Public Health, sweet potatoes are one of the top sources of beta-carotene. This antioxidant can help aid the immune system and lower the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer.

Swap the bully stick for a bag of sweet potato dog treats and dog chews below (our best sellers):


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Bananas are a classic favorite amongst our animal friends. This fruit is filled with Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Potassium, Copper, Biotin, and dietary fiber.


can dogs eat raw pumpkin

A fall favorite, pumpkins are rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Fiber, Potassium, Iron, Manganese, Folate & Vitamin E. Since pumpkin contains an excellent source of fiber, it can help with constipation, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal and digestive tract issues. 

Another health benefit is that pumpkin contains carotenoids, which are antioxidants that could fight inflammation, protect your dog’s eyes, and slow down the aging process.

High-Value Limited-Ingredient Dog Treats

beef liver dog treats

If your dog loves fruits and veggies, that’s great! But we know you can’t please everyone. That’s why we made protein-based dog treats too.

The following raw freeze-dried dog treats are high protein treats that are great for training or even as food toppers. Available in irresistible beef liver treats, chicken breast, and wild-caught Alaskan salmon rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

Functional Jerky Dog Treats

Check out the limited-ingredient functional line of dog jerky. Available in calming support, hip & joint support, immune support, skin & coat support, and digestive support formulas.

About Wholesome Pride

Wholesome Pride brings simple nutrition back to treats for dogs. We started Wholesome Pride because dogs everywhere should enjoy high-quality, tasty single- and limited-ingredient healthy dog treats that are sustainably produced and as close to farm-fresh as possible. 

You won’t find any rawhide, fillers, artificial ingredients, or preservatives in these nutritious chewy pet treats, making them a perfect snack for pups with sensitive tummies or food allergies. 

Wholesome Pride pet food is made in the USA. You can find us on our website, Amazon, or a retailer near you.