If you’re anything like many pet owners today, you’d rather make dog treats that you know are safe rather than relying on commercially made products filled with preservatives. In light of the many pet food recalls, more and more of us are opting for homemade, all-natural treats that we can really trust.
This article is about making healthy dog treats, but you might also be interested in reading this article about getting B12 shots for your dog.
Easy, natural dog food treats
The effort required to cook homemade dog treats is a small price to pay when compared to the big reward of a happy, and healthy dog. Even though your pooch may be used to his old favorites, but they should have no problem switching to tastier homemade versions that are personally tailored to them.
With just a few basic cooking skills, you too can follow some easy recipes for homemade dog treats that use natural ingredients with no mystery fillers or additives. It’s a good idea to consult with your dog’s veterinarian when changing to a healthier homemade diet. They’ll be able to offer some helpful suggestions in addition to the many recipes you can come up with on your own once you get started.
For an extra delicious meal, try one of the recipes for dog treats that uses meat as well as vegetables and other flavorings. Try one such tasty meal using two pounds of hamburger meat, one cup of raw liver, and 10 ounces of lobster or shrimp.
Combine the meats with one boiled potato in a food processor adding two cups of rolled oats, one-half cup of brown rice, and one-quarter cup of both wheat germ and brewer’s yeast.
Take a quarter cup of mashed blueberries, adding it to the mixture until all ingredients are thoroughly blended. Roll the mix into small, bite-sized balls that are meant to be eaten raw. For an extra special kick of flavor, try adding a pinch of cinnamon to the mix.
There are also many healthy recipes for homemade dog treats that don’t use any type of meat at all, such as the following tasty treat.
– 2 cups brown rice
– 2 pounds grated carrots
– 6 cups barley
– 8 cups oats
– 6 grated zucchinis
– 3-4 bunches of broccoli
– 1/2 bunch of chopped parsley
In one large stock pot, cook the rice and barley while the oats are cooking in another, then let both cool for several hours, or even overnight if possible. Grate the broccoli stems, chop the flowerets into smaller pieces and combine with the carrots, zucchini, and parsley in the food processor until pureed.
Mix this together with the cooked oats, rice, and barley and shape into balls. If there are any treats that aren’t gobbled up, they can always be frozen for later.
You’ll never have to worry about what your dog is eating if you make dog treats right in your own kitchen. Since you’ll also be in control of their entire diet, you’ll always know that they’re getting the right balance of nutrients they need to be happy and healthy. So gather up some ingredients and get started making your best friend the delicious treats they so deserve.