My easy homemade dog treats are just that....easy. I don't know about you, but I start to glaze over when a recipe calls for a long list of ingredients that I've got to buy, assemble, chop, dice and measure. Let alone one that calls for any kneading, blanching or sautéing. Forget that, sometimes I just want to keep it simple to make. That's why I've put together these easy homemade dog treats that focus on limited ingredients, minimal preparation, and let's not forget, easy to clean up.
There's a variety of easy homemade dog teats that you can make, that are going to be more cost effective. Everyone likes to save money, I certainly do! By making your treats at home, this allows you have the freedom to make quick and simple treats or go the extra mile and get creative with the ingredients. Many dog owners hear 'Homemade Dog Treats' and think it is going to include a lot of work, time and money - when actually it is the complete opposite.
If you have a dog that has allergies, diabetes or other health problems where you have to look at the ingredients before buying treats - then homemade is the way forward. You can make easy homemade dog treats that don't contain any ingredients that are going to upset your furry companion. All of the recipes on my website can be adapted to suit any dog that has health problems.
Many dog owners think that by making easy homemade dog treats at home is going to be expensive, but this is not true. You don't need to spend a lot to make a healthy, great tasting dog treat. The average cost to make a easy homemade dog treats depends on the type of dog treat your thinking of making. If your making a meaty treat, then you will find that the price all depends on the type of meat your purchase in your local store.
I recommend buying organic meat for reassurance that it is free from pesticides, herbicides, sewage sludge or radiation, but you can certainly purchase cheaper meats or even use what you already have in the freezer. I always look out for discounts on meat in my local store and then freeze them when I get home. You can get some really good deals on high quality meats. Many homemade dog treats can cost a few dollars, while others featuring high quality ingredients can cost more money. Overall, homemade made dog treats cost less to make and are healthier then store bought dog treats.
Making your own easy homemade dog treats is very fun and rewarding for you and your dog. There are three main benefits to making homemade dog treats:
Meat based dog treats are very popular, and it is important to include meat in your dogs diet as it contains 'Protein'. There are loads of easy homemade dog treats that you can make, which contain meat. Amino acids in proteins are vital to your dog's diet as they help build and replace body tissue, organs, hormones and supports your dogs immune system.
It is a great feeling feeding your dog a homemade 'meat' treat, knowing that it helps their overall health. For easy homemade dog treats that are high value and great for training treats, I would highly recommend checking out the Liver Treats page.
I will always recommended purchasing organic meat as it is much healthier and doesn't contain any pesticides or artificial fertilizers. Don't ever be embarrassed to buy meats that are on offer or discounted, it's a great way to keep your costs down. You can buy discounted meats that are coming to their end of sale date and freeze it until you are ready to make a new bunch of treats.Nesco FD-61WHC Snackmaster Express Food Dehydrator All-In-One Kit with Jerky Gun
Tip: Cut a chicken strip in half to test for dryness. The chicken is done once there is no moisture in the center of the treat and it is the same color throughout.
Fruit and vegetables are great low calorie treats. If looking for a new, fun and cheap way to rev up your furry companions diet, adding fruit and vegetables can be a healthy way to do just that. Check out the table below for the 10 best fruit and vegetables to give to your dog and consider adding them to your dog's meal routine.
Of course, just like us, some dogs are going to prefer certain fruits and vegetables to others. Scroll down to find easy homemade dog treats that contain a variety of fruit and vegetables - If the recipe includes an ingredient that you know your dog doesn't like, just substitute it for something else.
Tip: You can use other fruit and vegetables that your dog enjoys. This recipe allows you to play around with the ingredients and textures of new treats. This recipe is 100% human safe.
As these treats are human safe, you and your dog can share them. I normally share this snack with Lady in the evenings. It's very healthy for you and your dog!
Beetroot provides your dog with many health promoting nutrients and are low in calories. They are packed with natural vitamins that our dogs need to keep them healthy and are an excellent source of antioxidant manganese. This is what makes this vegetable so antioxidant rich.
Optional: With the dough that is left over, roll into small sized balls and place on parchment paper. Gently press with a spoon and bake for 12-15 minutes.
Beetroot Water Treats - Pour the water that you have from when you cooked the beetroot into ice cubes trays and freeze overnight. These treats are very tasty, and are great in the summertime.
Easy homemade dog treats are not only for dogs that have health problems. Everyone likes to save money each month, right? Store bought dog treats can be highly-priced and contain questionable ingredients.
It may be an easy option to pick up a bag of packaged dog treats from the grocery store but if you're looking to save money and be in control of your dog's health, you may want to consider making your own instead.
Luckily, there is no shortage on easy homemade dog treats you can try. These type of treats can be adapted to suit everyone. If you have a busy lifestyle and don't have much time on your hands these are great. If you want to have some fun and get creative, get the kids involved in some baking.