Dog Treats - Trick or Treat
Ever had your pantry raided by a peckish poodle? Or your lunch snatched by a sneaky Staffie? Let’s face it – dog’s are always hungry, and will go to ridiculous lengths to score a snack.
But before we taint them at greedy mongrels, it may help to consider their background as wild animals. Their seemingly bottomless pit stomachs are actually a genetic throwback to the days in the wild, when their ancestor the wolf relied on hunting to survive.
These wild dogs did not eat regular meals, served to them in a shiny bowl at 6 o’clock on the dot. Depending on the season and what type of prey was available, wild dogs ate randomly – often going hungry for days until they could hunt down prey. And then the feast would last for days, as they piled food into themselves almost beyond capacity.
And so a dog’s instinct is that they never quite know when the next meal is coming. Which is why they always seem to be famished, and eager for a dog treat! But with obesity now affecting up to 40% of dogs, calorie-controlled nutrition is critical for the health of our canines. Here are a few suggestions for offering your pet some healthy dog treats. Keep some of these recipes on hand for when you’re training your dog – as food seems to offer more incentive to perform than just a nice pat on the head.
Don’t cut carbs
Eat your greens
The power of protein
Licks and leftovers
Remember, if your dog is overweight the only person to blame is you – because Max doesn’t know how to work the can-opener. Try our dog treat suggestions – and a few good workouts with a ball – and you’ll both be on your way to a healthier, happier lifestyle.
Homemade Dog Treats
Roll up your sleeves, here are some great dog treat recipes that you can make for Max right now.
Soft Doggie Cookies
Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix well. Roll into small balls and place on well-greased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with a fork. Bake in preheated 350F oven for 15 minutes until brown. Cool on wire rack. Refrigerate to keep fresh or freeze. Great for older dogs with teeth problems.
Preheat oven to 325F. Dissolve bouillon in meat broth, while still hot, put some of the broth into a blender with the garlic and blend on high. Pour all broth into large bowl, add margarine & oatmeal & stir. Let sit 5 minutes to cool. Stir in powdered milk, cornmeal & egg. Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Knead by hand, adding more flour if needed. Roll on floured surface to 1/2" thick, cut into shapes. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake 50- 60 minutes, allow to cool & dry out until hard.
For more dog treats please visit http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ranch/1011/dog.htm
Site Copyright © 2004 Canine Crib. All rights reserved | Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org