We all know how much our dogs love their little treats but, of course, pups don’t often know what’s best for them and if they had their way, they’d snack all day, every day!
There are lots of benefits associated with giving your dogs treats and you can use them to give them a bit of a health boost in between meals, as well as using them as part of a reward-based training regime. Depending on what’s in the treat in question, you can help make your pooch’s coat healthier, help them fight off diseases and give them lots of energy.
But how do you know what’s in all those store-bought treats you’ve stocked the cupboards with? If you’re unsure about all the preservatives and added ingredients that you perhaps don’t recognise or like the sound of, the answer is simple… make your own homemade dog treats!
Here are just a couple of recipes to help get you started. Have fun!
Dogs seem to go crazy for peanut butter and these little biccies are very easy to whip up in the kitchen. All you’ll need is some flour, some peanut butter, a couple of eggs and some water. Mix it all up, cut them into some funky shapes, stick them in the oven and away you go.
Sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamins A, C and B6, as well as calcium, potassium and iron – so they’re great for your doggo! And the even better news is that it’s very quick and easy to make sweet potato fries for them. You could even share a bowl together!
If your dog has diabetes, it can be hard to find treats that would be suitable for them but making your own can help you get around this problem. These treats feature beef liver, wholewheat flour and some eggs – and that’s it! So you can reward them day by day without having to worry that you’re compromising their health.
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