When Fido does something really well – or when he’s just super cute – you want to reward him with a tasty treat. And most dog parents want to ensure that it’s nutritious, too.
As the second-largest retailer in the world, Walmart’s aisles are chock-full of dog treats. But how can you know which ones are right for your pup? I’ve compiled a list of the best Walmart dog treats, the top five picks to keep an eye on, with something for every dog’s need and taste buds.
1. Rachel Ray Nutrish Soup Bones Dog Treats
If your dog tends to swallow treats without really even tasting them, try Rachel Ray Nutrish Soup Bones Dog Treats.
These long-lasting treats are made with real beef and barley, and they’re super chewy to keep your pup from immediately wolfing them down.
Once your pup has made it through the initial chewiness, they’ll come to a tender, meaty center within.
They are good for any size dog, whether they’re small, medium, or large, so these treats are good to keep on hand in multi-dog households where there are size discrepancies.
There are no meat by-products or artificial flavors involved in the making of these chews.
One reviewer on Walmart.com said, “Happy Dogs means Happy Mom. We use these bones as a high-quality treat before we leave them home alone.
“It works great – they are happy and excited when we leave instead of sad and giving us a guilt trip!”
Currently, a 12.6-oz. bag of these treats costs just $6.48 at Walmart.
2. Milk-Bone MaroSnacks Small Dog Treats With Bone Marrow
For a crunchy-on-the-outside but chewy-on-the-inside kind of texture, look no further than these Milk-Bone MaroSnacks Small Dog Treats with Bone Marrow.
They’re great for dogs of all sizes (so again, if you have a multi-dog household), and their coloring is derived naturally, not artificially.
The biscuit shell contains a real, meaty bone marrow interior, for a delightful juxtaposition of textures that your dog is sure to love.
Plus, these treats are made with calcium to strengthen bones and teeth.
One reviewer raves, “All three dogs love Milk-Bone MaroSnacks Dog Treats. They are healthier for their teeth and easier on the stomachs compared to other meatier treats.
“I will always buy these first.”
Currently, these come in a whopping 40 oz. container for $11.48 at Walmart.
3. Blue Buffalo Health Bars, Bacon, Egg & Cheese Flavor
The Blue Buffalo name is synonymous with high-quality dog food, and their treats are no different.
These Blue Buffalo Health Bars in the Bacon, Egg & Cheese flavor, are made with real ingredients like oatmeal, barley, and bacon.
They’re perfect for dogs of all sizes, and they’re devoid of corn, wheat, or soy (common allergens for some dogs), and any chicken by-product meals.
These treats are fortified with omega-3s and antioxidants, and they’re enhanced with vitamins and minerals.
They’re oven-baked and look like little rectangular biscuits or cookies – perfect for dogs that prefer a crunchy treat.
At this time, you can pick up a 16-oz. bag for $4.98 from Walmart.
4. Nudges Grillers Natural Dog Treats – Steak
Nudges Grillers Natural Dog Treats in the Steak flavor features natural ingredients such as USA beef, chicken, ground rice, dried citrus pulp, and natural smoke flavor.
The jerky-like strips work for dogs of every size, although smaller dogs may want to be limited to a half-treat.
One Walmart reviewer said, “My dog absolutely LOVES Grillers! My dog gets so excited when we bring home a new bag…
“The smell is very enticing to dogs, and he loves the taste…”
Another stated, “I am very picky to what I feed my dogs, including their treats! Nudges is made in the USA and doesn’t make my sensitive dogs sick.”
A 36-oz. bag will set you back $21.98, but Walmart carries other sizes as well, including a 5-oz. bag for $5.46 and a 16-oz. bag for $13.48.
5. Milk-Bone Original Dog Biscuit
No list would be complete without the old standby, the Milk-Bone Original Dog Biscuits.
Milk-Bone has been in operation since 1908, having been founded in the Lower East Side of New York City.
When the original biscuit company was acquired by Nabisco in the 1930s, the only product to be carried over was the dog biscuits.
Today’s biscuits are still crunchy and wholesome, but now feature an even more meaty taste, and 12 vitamins and minerals.
The crunchiness actually serves more purpose than just a fun texture – it actually helps to freshen pups’ breath and reduce tartar build-up on teeth.
Milk-Bone Original Dog Biscuits come in small, medium, and large sizes; a 24-oz. box of small Milk-Bones costs just $2.96.
As well as selling plenty of dog food, Walmart carries many different dog treats; so many, in fact, that it can be difficult to narrow down your options.
That’s why I’ve compiled this list of the five best dog treats sold at Walmart, from all-natural to all-American classic.