By: Sarah Gardner
Why not try switching sugary dog snacks for organic dog biscuits and treats? Our furry friends deserve to lead a healthy and happy life, they rely on us to provide that to them. What are you currently using for your dog's treats? Do you turn to cost-effective, branded snacks? Either way, the problem remains the same. Your dog will not be safe from additives, preservatives, gluten, and other ingredients that could worsen your dog's health - unless you research and study the ingredients thoroughly before making the purchase.
So, it’s no wonder why many dog owners are turning to homemade organic treats. These types of healthy treats are free from fillers and other unnecessary ingredients. What's more important are that these goodies are packed with nutrients that support the digestive system and provide healthier growth. For more information on how to get the most out of these tasty treats, visit our organic dog treats page.
Are you looking for other treats as an alternative to dog biscuits and treats? There's s variety of dog treats recipes that can be found on my website. Some of these recipes are not 'organic' dog treats, but to make them an organic dog treat simply replace the regular ingredients with an organic one.
Although it’s best to prepare your dogs treats yourself, busy dog owners might not always have the time to make organic dog biscuits and treats or don't have the ingredients at home. In this case, turn to the small print on the dog treats label in the store to determine if the treat you intend to purchase is organic.
The truth is that many commercial dog treats contain GMO (genetically modified organisms) just like human food. Plus, although you may find the term “organic” on the package, that doesn’t necessarily mean the treats contain organic ingredients solely. Unfortunately, there are only a handful of products you can rely on for quality nutritional value.
For example, you will recognize the food that’s entirely made of organic ingredients and is safe for consumption only if you see the “100% organic” label on the product. If you only see the word “organic” on the label, then the product contains up to 95% of organic content.
On the other hand, treats “made with organic ingredients” suggests that the product has to contain at least 70% organic ingredients. As you can see, anything less than 100% is not acceptable. Why? Because organic food must comply with the organic norm which is to process food without any additives, hormones, pesticides, fillers, artificial colors, etc. As well as food that is not in any way contaminated by human or industrial waste, for more information on the difference between commercial, organic and natural dog treats, visit our organic dog treats page.
The benefits of organic dog biscuits and treats are genuinely worth it. Your four-legged friend will appreciate having a taste of delicious, yet energy-boosting treats, while you can relax knowing your pooch is in good hands. Keep scrolling down for our homemade dog biscuits and treats recipes.
But beyond having peace of mind once you acquire “natural” or “organic” treats, you'll be happy to know which toxins from the food you have left behind and what you’ve gained by doing so:
However, if your dog eats organic, you will quickly notice a change in his appearance and overall behavior. Your furry friend will feel and look healthier. These changes include a stronger and richer coat, better skin, nails, etc. Hence, by eliminating these harmful elements and replacing them with organic ingredients, you can ensure that your dog maintains a consistent weight with more nutritious and less fattening snacks.
This recipe is the perfect holiday treats. A dog-friendly ginger latte, who would have guessed it! Many coffee stores are now serving puppuccino's for our furry friends - from a dog lover's point of view, I thought this was a fantastic idea - Then I thought, I could try and make this at home for our weekend mornings.
On weekends, I regularly sit down in the afternoon with a coffee, but now I get my dog, Lady involved, and we both enjoy our drinks together! The recipe for the peanut butter, honey and yogurt pup- sicles can be found here.
This homemade organic recipe will allow you to get creative with your dog biscuits and treats. You can try out a variety of fillings that your dog will enjoy, and can be adapted to suit any dogs dietary requirements. These make excellent doggie birthday pies. If your new to baking, this quick and easy recipe will be perfect for you.
Below is the recipe to make pumpkin pies, but here are a few other filling suggestions that you might try:
Don’t underestimate the power of organic dog biscuits and treats. Similarly, you shouldn’t forget the dangers of commercial foods and treats. Be sure to provide the correct nutritional value to your furry friend and watch out for additives, artificial colors, fillers, pesticides, and other substances that can diminish the quality of your dog's life.