Did you know that ninety percent of pet owners feel that their pet is a part of the family? More than a third of dog owners even give their dog a birthday gift. If you are looking for a way to treat your dog while also having fun, consider looking into how to make dog treats. Not only is this fun and customizable to your dogs personal taste, but it also can be an enjoyable craft to do with kids.
If you are wondering how to make dog treats, there are several options. Most people would choose to buy a pre made treat mix that they can then add to.
What are some common types of homemade dog treats? Many people like making peanut butter dog treats, and these are good options for dogs, who usually appreciate the taste of rich peanut butter. With the dough, you can cleverly make them look like human peanut butter cookies, using a fork to make criss crossing marks on top, or you can roll out the dough and use cookie cutters to make fun shapes.
There are several dog treat ingredients that you should avoid adding to any healthy dog treats recipe, and this is an important part of learning how to make dog treats. These include onions, which can cause red blood cells to change in your dog, causing anemia. Baby food, which may contain onions, should be avoided, and also can have too much sugar and salt, ingredients not necessary in a canine diet. Cheese and milk are other no nos for easy dog treats. While they are not poisonous, dogs are sensitive to dairy products and some dogs can even be made sick by it.
Chocolate should definitely be avoided, as it is poisonous to dogs and can result in anything from vomiting to seizures to death. Macademia nuts and walnuts are definitely out for homemade dog biscuits, as they are toxic to dogs and can cause paralysis. Most people are aware that grapes and raisins are poisonous to dogs, so no oatmeal raising cookies.
When it comes to learning how to make dog treats, the steps are not difficult, and it is easy to find recipes online or in cookbooks. Good luck!