Saturday, February 22, 2014

INFO ABOUT MAKING DOG TREATS



What are good ingredients to include in your homemade dog treats?  What ingredients actually benefit them and which ones are harmful?  I want to start making my dogs treats but I want to make sure they're actually good for her and contain some yummy but beneficial ingredients.  I researched a couple articles and will post what I find here to help assist with making different flavor combinations.

pumpkin & cinnamon are great ingredients that keep popping up in articles all over.  Here is one example:  http://www.examiner.com/article/dog-superfoods-pumpkin-and-cinnamon

I'm not sure about the pasta & cheese but this article boasts that herring, squash, pasta, peppermint, chicken broth, cinnamon, pomegranate, cheese, tuna & barley grass are ok foods as well: http://moderndogmagazine.com/articles/10-human-foods-share/17297

This article was very informative, siting that these ingredients are beneficial to your dogs diet carrots, broccoli, spinach, alfalfa sprouts, celery, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, yams, green beans, bananas, apples, peanut butter, mint, parsley and plain yogurt.  http://loveofmydogs.com/2012/10/06/good-ingredients-for-dog-recipe/

Need flour for a treat recipe?  These types of flour is recommended over all purpose white flour - whole wheat, oat, pea, chickpea, coconut, lentil & tapioca.  Steer clear of corn & soy flour  Grain free? Try buckwheat flour  http://glutenfreecooking.about.com/od/nutritionmealplanning/tp/Gluten-Free-Grain-Free-Recipe-Collecion.htm

Here is a list of foods you should NEVER feed your dog: Chocolate, coffee, caffeine, alcohol, avocado, macadamia nuts, yeast dough, raw eggs, xylitol, onions, garlic, milk, excess of salt, raisins, grapes, tomatoes:  http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/people-foods-avoid-feeding-your-pets

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