Valentines’ Day is just around the corner, and while some of you might be spending it with a loved one or going on a new date, others would just prefer to stay in and get comfortable with their pets.
The love we have for our pets unlike any other, like Rick Astley, they’re never gonna give you up, let you down, run around or desert you (okay, third one is a bit of a fib). But as a result, our pooches deserve to be treated this Valentine’s day, so we’ve rounded up some of our favourite heart shaped and limited edition Valentine’s treats your dog is sure to fall head over paws for.
From love heart biscuits to a Valentine’s supper, here are our top picks for Valentine’s Day 2023, so you can show your dog just how much you love them this February 14.
Denzel’s Steak and Chips Valentine’s Heart Rewards
Last year, Denzel’s brought out their peanut butter Valentine’s hearts training treats as a limited edition variety of their soft bites, and while they’re back for 2023, the brand has treated us to a whole selection of heart shaped treats that are perfect for Valentine’s.
As part of their new Denzel’s Rewards collection, there are the Salmon and Cranberry love hearts, however, to celebrate the season of love, they’ve launched them in a second Steak and Chips flavour in honour of the big day.
Denzel’s Limited Edition Steak and Chips Valentine’s Love Hearts are large rewards made with 70 per cent freshly prepared human-grade beef, potato, carrot and raspberry. And of course, it wasn’t lost on us that there are approximately 14 treats per pack, one every day of the month leading up to February 14, perhaps?
Suitable for dogs of all shapes and sizes from 16 weeks old, Denzel’s Rewards are gently baked in small batches in Ireland, coming in 100 per cent plastic-free, biodegradable and compostable packaging, making them fresher and more environmentally friendly. Costing £3 per pack, the treats are available to buy on Denzel’s website here.
Pooch and Mutt Love-ly Lamb Meaty Treats
Pooch and Mutt’s ‘Love-ly Lamb’ meaty treats have made a welcome return for 2023, too. Last year, you could only buy them in multiples of three, but this year, you can get a single pouch for £3.99.
Made of 26 per cent highly-digestible lamb, there are around 110 heart-shaped treats per pack, which are suitable for all breeds over 12 weeks old. The treats include probiotics for healthy digestion and collagen for skin and coat to keep them looking gorgeous, alongside Vitamin C acting as an antioxidant and thyme which can help lower blood pressure.
What’s more is that they’re hypoallergenic, and contain no added artificial flavours, colours or preservatives, with no grain, cereal, gluten, beef, soy, dairy and non-GM produce, meaning they’ve not used any genetically modified ingredients.
“Every treat is a bite-sized kiss for your pooch!” said Pooch and Mutt, which we think is the sweetest. You can shop the Love-ly Lamb treats via the Pooch and Mutt website here.
Green and Wilds Luv Hearts
At only five calories per treat, Green and Wilds natural ‘Luv Hearts’ have been relaunched with a new and improved recipe that includes even more chicken than before – and they’re only £3.46 per pack.
Gently baked in the rolling hills of England, the little heart-shaped treats are the perfect way to show your dog some love. Grain free for sensitive tummies, the little training bites are a healthy way to treat or train your dog, and they’re suitable for puppies over the age of eight weeks.
The recipe features 50 per cent freshly prepared chicken, including 27 per cent chicken livers, which contains lots of vitamins and iron to aid digestion. The crunchy treats also contain sweet potato, glycerine, potato, plant fibre, minerals and seaweed. Free from soya, dairy and wheat, Green and Wilds recommend limiting your pooch to treats to 10 per day.
You can shop the Luv Hearts directly from the Green and Wilds website here.
Forthglade Joints and Bones treats
These heart shaped dog treats from Forthglade are pawfect for Valentine’s day, and we love the pink packaging of the salmon flavoured joints and bone biscuits – it’s so seasonal.
Grain free with natural ingredients, they’re suitable for dogs with the most sensitive of tummies, and as the hearts are scored down the centre, they can be broken into two for sharing. The salmon treats come in a pink packet, and are made with salmon, glucosamine and chondroitin, all of which support healthy joints and bones.
All of Forthglade’s treats are junk free, with no fillers, artificial flavours, colours or preservatives, fortified with vitamins and minerals – great for showing your dog how much you love them.
Suitable for puppies over two months old, each pack costs £3.70 on the Forthglade site, and there’s currently a notice which tells shoppers these will soon no longer be available to purchase once the remaining stock is gone – so you’ll want to get your paw on them quickly! You can shop the Forthglade biscuits here.
Lily’s Kitchen Be My Valentine
As lovely as treats are, sometimes there’s just nothing like a candlelit dinner for two, right? So Lily’s Kitchen have developed an adorable limited-edition Valentine’s supper for the pup that has your heart, and their date. In our case, Phoebe and Frank!
As always with Lily’s Kitchen recipes, Be my Valentine is nutritionally complete, containing a blend of natural botanicals and herbs – giving dogs all the energy they need for hugs and kisses this Valentine’s Day.
The recipe is pretty boujee, too, made with freshly prepared beef and responsibly sourced salmon with prawns, asparagus and peas – all the healthy stuff with a dollop of love and romance.
Each tin costs £3.25, and 25p will be donated to Dogs Trust with the sale of every tin, so this dinner really is helping to spread the love this February.
Phoebe and Frank will be enjoying this tin on February 14 on top of their kibble as a special treat. I might even lay the table Lady and the Tramp-style, too.
You can buy single tins, or trays of six, from Lily’s Kitchen here.