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Each dog has unique needs... The approach "one food for all dogs" isn't the more suitable. Dogs have different sizes, different life stages, unique breed characteristics, health conditions and a few other factors... Choosing the right food for your dog may help him or her life a longer and healthier life! We exist to make that task easier for you.

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2 Yummy Homemade Dog Treat Recipes

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2 Yummy Homemade Dog Treat Recipes

Dogs love treats!

These recipes are sure to having tails wagging.

Cooking for your dog your own homemade dog treats can be a very healthy recompense for him.

Making your homemade dog treats able you to control what goes into the recipe.

You can also adapt your dog treat recipes to your dog’s taste favorites and avoid unhealthy additives.

If your dog has any known food allergies you should take it into account when choosing your homemade dog treats recipes in order to avoid some ingredients.

My advice:

If you are trying new recipes, offer the treat to your dog in a small quantities to evaluate how he reacts to it.

You should store your homemade dog treats in a sealed container and place it in the freezer.

Allow the treat to defrost for 10 – 30 minutes before serving it to your dog.

Here are two rapid and easy recipes for healthy and nutritious dog treats that you can make at your home.

Recipe 1: Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkins are a great source of flavor and fiber.

These vegetables are packed with vitamin A, minerals, antioxidants and help support healthy digestion.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz (120 grams) canned pumpkin
  • 2 oz (60 grams) honey
  • 2 oz (60 grams) water
  • 1 oz (30 grams) olive oil
  • 18 oz (500 grams) whole wheat flour
  • ¼ tsp baking soda

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Blend pumpkin, honey, olive oil, and water together in a bowl
  • Add the flour, baking soda and baking powder to the mixture
  • Scoop out small portions and roll into balls on your hands
  • Put the balls onto a lightly greased cookie sheet and crush with a fork
  • Bake approximately 25 minutes

pumpkin treats

source: thedoggydojo.com

Recommended reading: Can dogs eat pumpkin?

Recipe 2: Oat and Parsley Biscuits

Oats are a good source of fiber as well as lots of minerals including manganese, selenium, vitamin B1 and phosphorus.

Oats are known to help protect against heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Fresh parsley is an herb related with decreasing urinary tract inflammation, aiding in digestion and increasing renal function.

It also contains vitamin A and vitamin C, vitamins associated with antioxidant properties.

Ingredients:

  • 18 oz (500 grams) whole wheat flour
  • 9 oz (250 grams) rolled oats
  • 1 oz (30 grams) chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 oz (120 grams) nonfat dry milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 7 oz (200 grams) peanut butter
  • 4.5 oz (130 grams) cold water

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 300°F. Lightly grease a couple of baking sheets
  • Put flour, oats, parsley, milk, peanut butter and eggs in a mixing bowl
  • Mixture to combine; the mixture will be powdery
  • Add 130 grams of cold water to make a consistent dough
  • Drop the dough onto a lightly greased baking sheet
  • Flatten to about 1/4” thick
  • Cut with a cutter (the size and shape of your choice)
  • Lay the biscuits close together on baking sheets
  • Since the biscuits don’t include baking powder they won’t spread much
  • Bake the biscuits for about 40 to 60 minutes

I hope you try these recipes. They will help you to improve your relationship with your dog.

I am certain that he will enjoy very much these treats and he will thank you for reading these article!

You should not forget that treats should only be used as a reward and they never should not be used as your daily dog food.

By | 2016-12-16T21:42:55+00:00 July 3rd, 2015|Article, Nutrition|2 Comments

About the Author:

Dora Mancha
Hi! I'm Dora Mancha, DVM. I am graduated for the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Lisbon (2009). My degree is recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). I completed my degree in Veterinary Medicine in July, 2009. Over the first years as a veterinarian my work was closely related to the animal health field. I have gained some average experience having worked in Barcelona University (UAB) Equine Hospital and by working with veterinarians in Portugal. In addition, in 2009 - 2010 I was in Madrid at the University Alfonso X el Sábio doing an internship in the equine service. I am also very interested in small animal medicine and surgery. In fact I worked in several small animals clinics in Portugal improving my knowledge about small animal behavior and health. Dogs always have been present in my life, since I was a child. At the present moment I have four dogs a Labrador, a Epagnheul Breton, a Whippet and a mixed breed dog.

2 Comments

  1. jeanette Siggs October 12, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    How much baking powder in pumpkin cookies?

    • Dog Food Selector October 13, 2015 at 9:29 am

      One quarter of a tea spoon! 😀

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