Making homemade dog treats is a great way to show your four legged friend how much you love him.
Baking your own homemade recipes is good in other ways too:
- Control – when you bake for your pet, you are in charge of the ingredients that go into it. You can choose healthy ingredients that will be good for him – and help him look and feel good. Homemade snacks aren’t full of nasty preservatives and coloring.
- Healthy Homemade snacks can mean less trips to the vet! By making your own snacks you can help your pet with any healthy problems he may have. If your pooch is overweight, or has diabetes or allergies, then the right treats will make all the difference.
- Cost According to the American Kennel Club, the cost of keeping a dog is around $2,500 a year. So it makes sense to look for ways to save. Making your own snacks can cost much less than expensive pre-packaged biscuits. Simple ingredients can make great nibbles that your four-legged friend will love – and a little will go a long way.
And on top of all this – it is FUN!
Want to get started? Read on…
How to make dog biscuits and cookies
Before you start there are some simple things that will help you do a better job. Especially if you are new to baking, there are a few things that you need to bear in mind. When I started baking I made a lot of mistakes so I have written up some ideas to help you be more successful than I was!
Here are my hints and tips.
How to make dog treats.
Make your own dog treats – 3 Steps to Success. And easy guide to get you started.
Making dog treats – 10 Things to Avoid.
Making homemade dog treats – questions and answers.
Healthy Homemade Dog Treat Ingredients
Knowing what ingredients to use will help you adjust the recipes to suit your pets health problems and tastes. You can tailor things exactly to what he enjoys – and what keeps him (or her!) healthy
Pumpkin for dogs is a great example. This superfood will fill him up – without piling on the pounds! So it is great to use in snacks if he is overweight.
On the other hand, if you are training your puppy you need tiny snacks that won’t fill him up – but will really motivate him to do what you want. Find out what makes the best training treats for dogs.
Dog Treat Ingredients
Dangerous dog foods to avoid
Easy Homemade Dog Treat Recipes
There are lots of different types of snacks you can bake.
Peanut Butter Recipes
According to Wikipedia Peanut butter provides protein, vitamins B3 and E and magnesium – making it a healthy food treat for everybody.
Peanut butter seems to be one of those things that all pooches love! So it is a great ingredient to use for making homemade treats. I have quite a few peanut recipes on my site – so do check out my page about Peanut Butter Treats.
I hope you enjoy cooking for you pet – and that he appreciates your efforts! I am sure you will find him (or her!) in the kitchen before they are even ready to taste.
Of course, making things for your pet isn’t always about making food snacks!! Other types of homemade treats are just as much fun. Here are some homemade ideas for you to try.
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