It’s not uncommon for us to make Halo and Buster homemade treats, especially when their birthdays come around on August 1st. Yes, we gave them the same birthday; I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. In case you’re curious, we adopted Halo from the Humane Society. She lived there temporarily for a couple of weeks. Buster was found at a dog park we frequented. The poor little guy was abandoned, but got along so well with Halo that when no one claimed him, we decided he could stay indefinitely. To be fair, it was obvious Buster was not cared for by the previous owners, so I was relieved no one responded to our lost pup fliers.
Okay, back to dog treats. Honestly, you probably have basic dog-friendly ingredients in your pantry and refrigerator. But before mixing up a batch of puppy snacks, research what ingredients are good for dogs. You’d be surprised what they can and cannot eat. Quantity matters too. For instance, you should not feed dogs almonds, but can give them cashews sparingly. Dairy, such as yogurt and milk, is okay. However, some dogs have trouble digesting it, just like grains. There’s so much to know. To help weed through ingredients, I’m providing dependable resources I refer to often.
If you want to try out recipes, these are good ones:
Those wondering about the treats shown here, it’s a traditional dog biscuit shaped like doughnuts. I brushed them lightly with honey and sprinkled on pumpkin and sunflower seeds. I know there will be some questions, so I leave you with this article about seeds that are good for you and your pup.