Looking for a cheap, fun way to keep your dog happy and healthy? Recently, many owners concerned for their dogs’ health are turning to homemade dog treats for their four legged friends. Although, some might feel it’s easier to buy a bag at the local store, the benefits for both you and your dog outweighs the extra time it takes to make your own.
The first and most important aspect of choosing homemade dog treats is the health benefits for your dog. A few of the main ingredients in the Iams ProActive Health Adult Dog treats include: Chicken Fat, Copper Sulfate (a chemical compound by reacting various copper compounds with sulfuric acid), and Lamb and Fishmeal. None of these ingredients are healthy or necessary for any animal. In fact, an excess of fat in any animals diet may lead to diabetes, liver disease, and heart problems. The typical ingredients in homemade dog treats include corn oil, water, and peanut butter; all of which are natural and healthy for your pet.
The second benefit of homemade dog treats are the taste and variety. Most people prefer homemade chocolate chip and walnut cookies to the typical bland, store bought cookies. Or maybe you’re more of a fan of a fresh baked hot apple pie opposed to the standard pie from the local bakery? Whatever the reason, people (and animals for that matter) find homemade treats normally more taste appealing. Also, when making your own treats, you can custom make any batch. Maybe your pooch enjoys a hint of rosemary or they stray away from oats, you can ensure they are getting what they enjoy.
The last benefit of making your own dog biscuits is the enjoyment. Sure, mixing the ingredients and cooking the treats might take a few minutes longer then standing in line at the store, but your dog will appreciate the extra mile you took to keep him happy and healthy. And what’s better then spending some time with your best friend and ensuring he is eating healthy food that will help him live longer?
Although store bought biscuits have the glamour of the prepackaging and the easy availability, taking the extra twenty minutes out of your week will greatly help your dog. There are many easy and cheap recipes online for homemade dog treats, and many outlets of owners sharing their own receipts. Making your own treats ensures your friend is eating only healthy products, you are giving them what they enjoy, and who knows, maybe you’ll find a treat you like also!