Making your own homemade dog treats can be a fun reward for you dog. There are many benefits to making your own dog treats at home such as:
- Controlling what goes into the recipe. You can ensure that your pet is getting a nutritious and wholesome snack. You can also tailor your dog treat recipes to your dog’s taste preferences as well as cater to any dietary restrictions.
- Preventing unhealthy additives. Many brands of commercial dog treats are filled with preservatives, which help to extend their shelf life. In addition, store bought treats are often made from fillers and byproducts as opposed to natural and high quality ingredients. By creating your own treats at home, you will be able to provide your dog with a healthy snack that is not only nutritious but is also free of unhealthy additives.
- Creating a tasty alternative. Making your own dog treats allows you to provide your pet with a delicious alternative to his usual doggie biscuit.
Here are a few good and healthy recipes to make for your dog.
DOGGIE BEEF STEW
For this yummy recipe, you’ll need:
1 lb beef stew meat
1 small potato
1 small sweet potato
½ cup carrots, chopped
½ cup water
½ cup white flour
1 tbsp canola or olive oil
How to actually prepare it: Remove the skin from the potato and sweet potato and cut them into chunks. Bake the pieces in the oven for eight minutes or until almost done. Next, heat the oil in a frying pan and sauté the beef stew pieces until they are cooked. Remove the beef and add water and flour slowly into the pan.
Continue stirring until the gravy gets thick and then add the beef, carrots, and potatoes. Keep it on the fire for 10 more minutes and it’s done. Your four legged companion will definitely be satisfied!
DOGGIE MEAT LOAF
It sounds great, right? We’re sure your furry friend will also agree; just watch his reactions as the smell becomes greater and greater. Let’s start with the ingredients:
3 cups of your preferred type of meat
2 whole eggs
½ cup of grated or finely chopped vegetables
½ cup cottage cheese
½ cup rolled oats
Pre-heat the oven to 350 F and mix all the ingredients thoroughly in a bowl.
After this place them into a loaf pan and put the pan in the oven for about 35 to 40 minutes; when it’s done, simply slice into desired serving sizes.
The ingredients are easy to gather and the recipe tastes amazing (according to other dogs that have tried it). You will need:
2 chicken breasts
1 cup chopped vegetables (carrots, green beans, potatoes, broccoli)
¼ cup rolled oats
2 cups chicken broth
Oil for frying
Start by chopping the chicken breasts into bite size pieces and sauté them in oil until cooked.
Add the chicken broth, rolled oats, and chopped vegetables in the pan and simmer from 10 to 15 minutes. Simple and absolutely delicious!
BASIC DOG BISCUITS
Note: This should be used as a treat and not as a meal itself. Use it to reward your dog during training or when you are out in the park, playing.
This recipe requires the following ingredients:
2 ½ cups wheat or oat flour
½ cup chicken or beef stock
½ cup bacon bits, cheese, or dehydrated chicken pieces
Start by pre-heating the oven at 350 F and continue by combining together the flour, stock, egg, and bacon bits (or chicken pieces).
Roll and form into dough. Flatten to a half-inch thickness and cut into desired shapes. Apply a small amount of grease into a cookie sheet and place in the cut-out dough. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
Don’t forget never use grapes, raisins, macadamia nuts, or chocolate when making desserts for dogs.
Before you make drastic changes to your pet’s diet, check with your veterinarian.
Recipes appeared on Dogs Aholic.com.