Even if you’re not the best cook in the kitchen when it comes to people food, you should open your mind and be willing to give homemade pet treats a try. Making your own dog treats is simple and cost-effective, so it’s definitely something you should consider if you have one or more pets.
At the pet stores, there are all kinds of dog treats. Some are in bone shapes with colored frosting, and they look almost good enough for people to eat. But often these types of treats aren’t too healthy for your pet. By making homemade scrumptious treats for your furry friend, you have more control over the type and quality of ingredients that go into them. Even if you’re not all that creative with shapes and frosting, your dogs aren’t going to mind as long as they taste good.
Surprisingly dogs can eat many foods that are suitable for humans so you might already have the basic ingredients to whip up a nutritious biscuit. Some acceptable foods for dogs include apples, bananas, carrots, celery, green beans, dried lentils, potatoes, unsweetened pumpkin, peaches, spinach, tofu, zucchini and there is even more. For baking and cooking purposes, you can use baking powder, baking soda, vanilla extract, vegetable broth, rolled oats, soy yogurt, brown rice and quick-cooking barley. The Simple Little Vegan Dog Book by Michelle A. Rivera has a variety of vegan dog recipes to help you master your doggy treats.
By experimenting with these ingredients, you can make a variety of snacks and treats that your dog will love, and it will save you money in the long run too.