Dog Pet Treats – Why Make Your Own and What Foods to Avoid

With all the pet food scares around it is no wonder more and more people would like to make their very own dog pet treats. Unfortunately, some individuals food is not very good for dogs, so if you feel attempting to start making your personal commercial dog food, treats you aren’t, it is necessary which you understand which foods you should be avoiding.

Chocolate:

You’ve probably heard this one before, but still worth mentioning. Caffeine is terrible for dogs and may lead to nerves problems as well as heart failure. Chocolate is quite dangerous for dogs, and really should be prevented without exceptions.

Garlic and Onions:

Both of those foods contain a chemical which will affect your pups red blood cells, which will ultimately make them becoming anemic causing a large amount of health issues that can be ignored.

Grapes and Raisins:

Although there was no scientific data to prove how it’s in grapes and raisins that bothers dogs, what there is facts about is how it can affect your pups kidneys. Grapes and raisins have been shown cause kidney failure in dogs and may not directed at them whatsoever.

Pork/Ham:

Pork is simply not digested well by dogs at all. This can bring about diarrhea and vomiting, which can be neither fun for you, nor your dog.

Here is one of my favourite recipes, and by mine, I mean Brandi’s (my pup). I like it cause it is a very easy to generate dog pet treat that you can freeze and save for a long time.

Peanut Butter Bones

1 package dry yeast

1/2 cup lukewarm water

1 cup mashed potatoes

1 cup milk

1/4 cup molasses

1/2 cup chicken stock

1 cup chunky peanut butter

1 cup whole wheat grains flour

1/2 cup rye flour

1/2 cup rice flour

1 egg

2 cups all-purpose white flour

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 F (165 C).

In a sizable bowl, dissolve the yeast in water. In a large saucepan, mix together the potatoes, milk, molasses, stock, and peanut butter. Heat, stirring frequently until boiling. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Add yeast mixture. Gradually blend in the egg, wheat, rye, and rice flours. Add enough white flour to create a stiff dough.

Transfer to some floured surface and knead until smooth (about 3-5 minutes). Shape the dough right into a ball and roll to 1/2-inch (12 mm) thick. Using cookie cutters, reduce biscuits. Place on ungreased baking sheets, spacing them about 1/4-inch (6 mm) apart. Gather up the scraps, unveil again, and cut additional biscuits.

Bake for 45 minutes. Let cool overnight. Makes several dozen bones that freeze well–and possess the consistency of pizza crusts, a well liked snack for some spoiled dogs!