Unsure About Giving Shop-Bought Dog Treats To Your Pets? Give Them Homemade Ones!

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Dogs love treats. Dog-owners, perhaps, love them even more. Treats are a way to make us feel we’re doing something extra-special for our pets, and their excitement at the prospect of getting a treat accounts for the fact that Americans spent 2.8 billion dollars on dog treats in 2014, and the figure is expected to grow exponentially in 2017.

But the high volume of dog treat sales also comes with a variety of health concerns. Product recalls, warnings about dangerous additives, banned antibiotics, mold – even metal shards! – weigh heavy on our minds, and a lot of dog-owners worry if their desire to spoil their pets is harming them in any way.

Add to this, the possibility of setting off allergies. Some dogs are intolerant to basic ingredients like beef, dairy, wheat, chicken, soy, fish and corn, which is why it is important to watch for recurrent skin or ear infections, increased itching or licking and gastrointestinal problems for at least 8 weeks after introducing them to a new brand of treats.

One way of cancelling out all this guesswork is to prepare your own dog treats at home. For one thing, you know what ingredients your pet is intolerant to, and you can easily remove them from the recipes. Second, you are assured of the quality of the delicious morsels you are preparing. Third, there is immense pleasure is actually preparing something for your dogs with your own hand – it is yet another act of deep bonding we can enjoy with them.

Here is a list of 7 homemade dog treats that you can surprise your dogs with. (Please check the list of ingredients beforehand to make sure they are compatible with your dog’s healthy diet plan.)

DOG TREATS #1: CARROT CAKE CUPCAKES

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• Find the recipe here.

DOG TREATS #2: PAW PRINT DOG TREATS

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• Find the recipe here.

DOG TREATS #3: CINNAMON BUN BITES

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• Find the recipe here.

DOG TREATS #4: APPLE CHEDDAR BISCUITS

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• Find the recipe here.

DOG TREATS #5: BACON COOKIES

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• Find the recipe here.

DOG TREATS #6: FROZEN APPLE TREAT

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• Find the recipe here.

DOG TREATS #7: PEANUT BUTTER DOG TREAT

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• Find the recipe here.

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