Our dogs absolutely love their treats, it’s true.
Unfortunately, we can’t control how commercially manufactured treats are made,
or what goes into them. We can, however, easily make our very own dog treat
recipes at home without wasting time, money or gas running out to the grocery
Sure, store bought dog treats might seem convenient, and your dogs might like them. Unfortunately, they usually contain useless fillers- like corn and wheat. If they are made of quality ingredients, your store bought dog treats are probably going to be pricey.
Example: Milk Bones, both very popular, inexpensive dog treats and advertised as ‘wholesome goodness’, contain wheat flour, wheat bran, and meat and bone meal as the first three ingredients. These are some of the cheapest, lowest quality ingredients used in the pet food industry.
Not only can you find countless, easy homemade dog treat recipes here, you can control what you put into them! No more generic ‘meat and ground bone meal’ that could be from absolutely any source; you choose what to use in your dog treat recipes.
● You choose ingredients
● Bake/mix many at once
● Usually very easy to make
● Save money, time and gas
● Can often make more than store bought package offers
Too much sodium can cause dehydration and in turn
neurological problems, on top of countless others. Though most dog foods are
designed to offer just the right amount of sodium, store bought dog treats can
easily pile it on. For example, salt is the seventh ingredient in milk bones,
where it is much further down the list in most dog foods.
Unless you decide to purchase extremely cheaply mad
treats from the store, they are likely going to run heavy on your wallet.
Simply purchasing a few store bought ingredients, or using what you already
have at home for your dog treat recipes (like peanut butter) will usually cost
you have as much or less!
Dogs absolutely love peanut butter, and it offers important additional protein to their diets. Pumpkin is loaded with fiber and beta-carotene. Eggs both contain useful proteins, and are great for skin and coat maintenance! Many people are leaning toward organic recipes to avoid GMO’s. Frozen dog treats are easy to store, and will last virtually forever.
On top of all this, homemade dog treats are often much healthier. Your dog might like those cheap store bought milk bones, but you won’t find one single thing in the list above with them.