Homemade Dog Treats

Homemade Dog Treats

Not only are homemade dog food recipes potentially cheaper, but they can be healthier too. Unlike the stuff sold in stores, you know exactly what the contents will be. There’s no need to worry about any preservatives that may affect your pet.

Meat and Vegetables

A balanced diet is needed to keep your pet healthy and strong. The rule of thumb is 40% meat, 30% starch and 30% vegetables. You can use any type of meat, but most recommend cooking it. Try combining beef, carrots and brown rice.

You can replace rice with oatmeal or pasta (these will provide the dog with their starch requirements). You can also give them eggs every now and then.

Remember that homemade dog food recipes should be stored in the refrigerator if it won’t be eaten yet. These can be kept there for only three days.

Oatmeal with Apple and Honey

Ingredients

1 apple
Half a cup of water
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup of honey
1 cup of flour (whole wheat)
1 cup of oatmeal

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Cut the apple with a knife or food processor. Pour the apple, cinnamon and honey in a bowl. Add the water and oatmeal. Add the wheat flour. Mix until dough is formed. Spoon up the dough and put on the baking sheet. Adjust the size of this homemade dog food recipe as fits your pet.

Put the cookies in the oven. Cook it for half an hour. Open and flip each piece. Cook again for 30 minutes. Allow the biscuits to cool throughout the night.

Banana Treat

Ingredients

Half a cup of peanuts
Flour (4 cups)
1 egg
Oil
Vanilla (3 tsp)
Half a cup of water
1 cup of bananas
1/3 tsp of baking soda

Instructions

Turn the oven on and heat to 325 F. Gather all the dry ingredients and combine in a bowl. Form a well in the middle of this mix. Combine the oil, egg and the bananas.

Add this with the dry mixture. Mix it. Pour a teaspoon of water. Add as many teaspoons of water as needed for this homemade dog food recipe.

Knead the mixture. Turn the dough into log shapes. Make it as long as desired. Put it on the baking sheet. Allow it to bake for 40 minutes. Cool it down for 10 minutes. Take it out and slice to about ½ size. Return on the baking sheet. Bake it for 20 minutes. Allow it to cool down. Put it in a sealed container.

Tips and Warnings

Consult your vet before trying out any of these recipes. This is essential if your dog is on a special diet. It’s also a good idea to try different recipes. This ensures your pet doesn’t tire of the food. Always check the expiration dates of the ingredients. Never give your pet spoiled food.

These are simple homemade dog food recipes that any pet owner can
make. With a little bit of creativity and resourcefulness, making great tasting yet nutritious treats will be effortless.

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