Healthy Homemade Dog Treats Recipe
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I’ve at all times been an animal particular person. I begged for years to get my first canine, Holly, once I was 5. We named her Holly as a result of she was born proper earlier than Christmas and he or she was the perfect Christmas current ever!
Holly handed away years in the past, however now I get to look at my very own kids take pleasure in our Golden Pyrenees (a yellow lab/nice Pyrenees combine). Daisy faithfully watches over the youngsters once they play within the yard and lets the one-year-old sit on her and “pet” her.
Someday, my older youngsters requested if we may make “cookies for Daisy” with components she would love. I’d been mulling over the concept of a canine deal with recipe for some time, and that was my motivation to lastly strive some straightforward, home made treats.
Do-it-yourself Canine Treats with Coconut Oil
We already give Daisy (and our cats Penelope & Tiger) coconut oil each day however I wished to determine a strategy to incorporate it into this straightforward recipe.
I caught to vet-approved components for canines: candy potato, coconut oil/coconut, eggs, coconut flour, and gelatin.
Actually, any mixture of these components would work, however we discovered a selected ratio that Daisy appears to like. We additionally discovered a cat deal with recipe for Penelope and Tiger.
My favourite a part of this DIY recipe is that it’s a handy strategy to give Daisy her each day coconut oil and a enjoyable deal with for her. I additionally know precisely what goes into her canine biscuits.
Why Coconut Oil?
Many home made deal with recipes comprise peanut butter, rice flour, all-purpose flour, or entire wheat flour. After we talked to our vet, we determined we wished our biscuits to be grain-free and nut-free, however full of wholesome fat and veggies.
I constructed my recipe round coconut oil. Based on the American Kennel Membership, coconut oil is helpful to canines. It’s over 90% saturated fats and is an antioxidant that helps with mineral absorption. It has Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFAs), which may present vitality and assist create a shiny coat in your pet.
MCFAs additionally comprise lauric acid, which has antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Whereas coconut oil is stuffed with well being advantages for canines (and canine lovers too!), seek the advice of along with your vet earlier than utilizing giant portions particularly in case your pet has particular well being issues.
One warning: An excessive amount of coconut oil could cause doggie diarrhea or an upset abdomen. We discovered that one deal with a day was the right quantity.
Do-it-yourself Canine Treats
Whip up a batch of wholesome, cheap home made canine treats with wholesome fat for Fido!
- 2 medium-size candy potatoes cooked and cooled
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup gelatin powder optional- I ordered this one in bulk for our pets and it lasts months and months
- 1/2 cup coconut oil at room temperature or bacon grease
- 1 egg
- 1-2 tablespoons of water as wanted for texture.
Preheat the oven to 350 levels.
Mix all components and blend till nicely included. If wanted, add a bit further coconut flour to get a dough that’s barely thinner than Play Dough.
Kind into 1-inch balls and flatten with hand.
We made “paw print” shapes with our fingers to make them cute (completely non-compulsory). You can too use a rolling pin to flatten the doggie dough to create a cutout form with a cookie cutter when you’ve got further prep time.
Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes till barely browned on the sides.
Take away from the oven and let cool fully earlier than eradicating.
Retailer in an air-tight container within the fridge for a number of weeks or freeze for a number of months.
Ideas for Conserving Canine Treats Recent
The very last thing you wish to see after spending time creating wholesome snacks in your fur child is mildew rising in your yummy treats.
Since these treats are home made, they don’t comprise preservatives. They may have to be saved in a cool, dry place to keep away from spoiling or encouraging mildew progress.
Listed here are some tricks to hold treats dry, recent, and able to go:
- Serve or retailer these doggie treats instantly after they cool. Give your pup a pattern after which put the remainder of them away.
- I want to retailer a handful in a mason jar within the fridge. They may keep recent for as much as two weeks, however they often don’t final that lengthy!
- I stack nearly all of these biscuits in an air-tight container, with a bit pure parchment paper in between layers, and retailer them within the freezer. They may hold within the freezer for a number of months. I keep away from plastic containers and like to make use of glass, silicone, or metallic choices.
We give our canine considered one of these per day and he or she appears to approve!
Do you have got any pets? What do you give them for treats?