Dog Biscuits and Treats

Are You Choosing The Best Ones?

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. 

Organic Dog Biscuits and Treats

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.




How To Recognize Organic Treats?

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.

Benefits Of Dog Biscuits And Treats

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: 

  • A longer canine lifespan. Pollutants such as antibiotics, herbicides, and pesticides, are known to infiltrate commercial dog treats. Since they are hard for dogs to digest, they often lead to many health problems. However, eating organically means that your pet gets quality nutrition that supports a longer lifespan. 
  • Less allergies and veterinarian visits. Another organic benefit is fewer dog allergies and emergency visits to the vet. Due to certain contaminated ingredients found in an array of commercial treats, your dog might react to these toxins by developing rashes or sores, allergies, and other life-threatening disorders. 
  • Consistent weight. Are you familiar with the meaning of “filters” in commercial treats? They represent diverse ingredients, but are quite harmful to dogs. Components such as corn syrup, BHA/BTP, and propylene glycol lead to weight gain, intestinal issues, and even cancer. 

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.

Homemade Dog Biscuits And Treats Recipes

Coconut Gingerbread Puppy Latte

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.

Coconut Gingerbread Puppy Latte with two homemade PB, Honey and Yogurt Pup-Sicles.
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My dog enjoying her morning coconut gingerbread puppy latte!

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Can Organic Coconut Milk 
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Organic Fresh Ginger
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • Tiny Dash of Pure Vanilla Extract   
  • Low Fat Whipped Cream (optional)  

Directions:

  1. Get a small sized bowl and a small saucepan. Spoon two tablespoons of the coconut cream into a bowl, and pour the coconut milk into the saucepan.
  2. Place the saucepan on a low heat. Add the fresh ginger, grounded cinnamon and a small dash of vanilla extract to milk and give it all a good stir. 
  3. Continue to stir the mixture for a 2-3 minutes. Then remove it and set it aside. Don't let the mixture boil. 
  4. Using a folk, mash the two tablespoons of coconut cream into a paste.
  5. In a small sized cup, pour in the milk mixture and then place a tablespoon of coconut cream on top. Finish with whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.

Mini Pumpkin and Chicken Pies 
(Great for dogs with sensitive stomaches)

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:

  • Cream Cheese and Smooth Peanut Butter
  • Fresh Pumpkin (sensitive stomachs) 
  • Fresh Pumpkin, Chicken and Brown Rice (sensitive stomachs)
  • Beef, Fresh Parsley and Sweet Potato 
  • Low Fat Plain Yogurt and Blueberries
  • Peas, Broccoli, Sweet Potato and Sweetcorn

Ingredients: 

Crust

  • 3/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 Oatmeal (blended or minced)
  • 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce 
  • 4 Tablespoons Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Cheese (optional)

Filling

  • Cooked Chicken Breast
  • 100% Pure Organic Pumpkin

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Spray a muffin tray with olive oil. This will stop the dough from sticking to the muffin tray when the crusts are baking in the oven.
  3. In a blender, mix together the oatmeal, flour and cheese (optional).
  4. While mixing, gradually add the applesauce. Then slowly add the water until you get a dough ball formed. If you add too much water the dough will become sticky and hard to manage. If it get's like this, add a little flour. 
  5. Roll the dough out onto a floured surface. Then using 4-5" circle cookie cutter, cut out the circles and then press the circles into the muffin tray. 
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the crusts from the oven and let them cool before adding your desired pie filling. 
  7. While your waiting for the crusts to cool down, mix all the filling ingredients together. Then once the crusts are cool, add the filling into the middle of the pies. 

Valentine Hot & Tasty Warm Baked Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Chicken (cooked and diced)
  • 1/2 Organic Brown Rice (cooked and mashed)
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Basil
  • 1 Organic Egg 
  • 3 Tablespoons Rice flour 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix the ingredients together.
  3. Pour the mixture into heart shaped silicone molds. Bake for 25 minute or until the cookies start to go golden brown. 
  4. Once the cookies have cooled down, remove them from the molds and serve.

To Conclude, Dog Biscuits and Treats

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.


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