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Give Your Dog Healthy Treats – Three Terrific Recipes You Can Make At Home!
Most of us think of our dogs as family members, so that means you generally want to do everything you can to make your dog happy by giving him little treats now and then. Unfortunately, most commercially made doggies treats are anything but healthy.
Doggie treats are usually one of two kinds, either chewing treats or a tasty snack. Regardless of which treat you want to give your four-legged friend, giving them something healthy is important. You know that a well-balanced diet is important for you, so it only makes sense that it just as important for your dog.
By learning how you can make your own doggie treats, you won’t have to rely on finding them at your local health food store. Making your own treats is preferable because you will know exactly what is in them and how fresh they are. These treats can be given more often as a part of a healthy diet, rather than an infrequent treat.
Right about now you are feeling both excited and sad. You are excited at the thought that you can make Max his own doggie treats but at the same time you are most likely saying “Who has time for this?!”
Believe it or not, you can whip up a few big batches of doggie treats in a very short period of time. These treats are also less expensive than the natural or organic treats you would buy at a health food store or online.
Are you ready to get started? We have 3 terrific recipes you, as well as your dog, are going to love!
1. Softie Treats
Soft treats are a great way to give your dog medication, for older dogs who might be having dental problems, or for any dog that is feeling a bit down. For some reason, soft treats make them really happy. For this recipe we have used beef, but you can change this for other flavors including sweet potatoes, chicken, turkey, peanut butter, or whatever flavor your dog likes best.
- Brown 2/3rds of a pound of ground beef
- Drain and move to a large mixing bowl
- Mix in one 6 ounce can of tomato paste
- Mix 2 large eggs and ½ cup of nonfat, dry (powdered) milk
- Mix in 1.5 cups of flour and ½ cup of cheese (your choice)
- Lightly coat a cookie sheet with vegetable spray oil
- Drop a teaspoon (or tablespoon if your dog is large) sized balls onto the sheet
- Bake for 10 minutes
- Allow to cool completely
- These will keep in an airtight container for 3 weeks in the refrigerator or in the freezer for up to 8 months!
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