Have you ever wondered why there are so many online DIY dog biscuit recipes? One important reason is that as we get serious about our own diet and physical fitness plan, we start looking at what we’re giving our four-legged family members.
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I was surprised to find out our Labrador retriever, Flag, was suffering from over-treating. She stayed active even when she got older, but needed a healthier biscuit. Once I found out how easy it was to make healthy treats, I used a variety of cookie cutters to make enticing dog biscuits.
Just like snacks for the family, healthy ingredients were important. Instead of preservatives, fats, and sugars, I used better flour, quality steel-cut oats, and carrots. Molasses added iron and other healthful things. Flag wasn’t a fan of frosted items, but there are healthy frostings to make if your dog enjoys a topping on the biscuit.
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Flag has moved on to greener pastures. I miss her so much, and think it’s about time to get another happy, friendly Lab. If he or she is a rescue dog with a permanent name, I won’t change it. Otherwise, Feisty sounds like a wonderful moniker for the next family member.
Small round snacks are perfect to carry during walk time. The shaped biscuits encourage healthy eating because they contain a lot of the good ingredients found in quality dry food.
Natural preservatives like rosemary and lime juice permit short-term shelf life. Some recipes allow freezing for up to six months. Cool the treats before storing. Get ready for an excited, contented bark.
Have you created DIY pet treats?