Commercial Pet Treats
Before I share the homemade dog treat recipes vet approved I want you to know what to avoid in commercial treats, I know many of you are going to have a million excuses why you can’t prepare the recipes in this article. Some of you might just not have the time, and others might think the products on the market are not doing any harm to your fur baby.
Sugars And Sweeteners
- Caramel Syrup
- Corn Syrup
- Added Sugars or Sweeteners
These sugars and sweeteners provide zero nutritional benefits, but even worse given to your dog regularly can contribute to health problems.
- Dental Problems
- Anxiety Disorders
Sodium / Salt
- Sodium Chloride
- Iodized Salt
- Sea Salt
- Excessive Thirst
- Extreme Water Intake
- Heart Rate Issues
- Hemoglobin Issues
- Dry Mucus Membranes
- Low Nutrient Value
- Common Allergen
- Another Low Nutrient Source
- Can Cause Muscle Loss
- Common Cause Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Gluten is used mainly in products on the market for humans and dogs as fillers, and besides they have little nutritional benefits to people or animals they are known now to contribute to autoimmune diseases.
Most dogs are no lactose or dairy sensitive, but if you pet is experiencing regular digestive problems they could be intolerant to dairy products and you should consult your vet right away.
I shared this information from the website Cesar’s Way, you are free to visit the website yourself to read this and other articles at your convenience.
What To Look For In Healthy Dog Treats
If you must give your pet treats which are commercially made, you need to know what ingredients are the best, and like any processed foods on the market the more artificial ingredients and chemicals in them the more likely they are not products you should buy.
- Whole Natural Food Ingredients
- Ingredients Grown In The United States
- Protein Should Be The Main Ingredient
- Natural Sweeteners
- Natural Preservatives
- Meaty Treats Are Your Best Choices
These buyer guide tips was shared from the Dog Journal and they even provided some commercial treats they recommend.
- Belly Rubs Dog Treats
- Canine Caviar
- Carnivore Crunch
- Dr Beckers Bites
- Etta Says Meaty Treats
This is just the top five brands the Dog Journal recommends, you can see the entire list by visiting their website and reading this article. The only brand I am familiar with is Dr Beckers Bites, you can find Dr Becker’s videos on YouTube which I highly recommend.
Homemade Dog Treat Recipes Vet Approved
Frozen Meat Recipe
- 2 Cups Grilled Chicken Skinless & Boneless
- 3/4 Low-Fat or Fat-Free Yogurt Be Sure It Does Not Contain Xylitol
- 1 Carrot
- 3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Mix all the ingredients together
- Freeze in ice cube trays
This dog treat recipe is not only vet approved, but so simple and easy to prepare what excuse could you have not to make this for your own dog?
Doggy Pops Recipe
- 1 Cup Whole Blueberries
- 1/2 Cup Chopped Strawberries
- 1 Cup Plain Yogurt
Again be sure not to use any yogurt with Xylitol, I can’t express this enough to be careful this ingredient isn’t in the yogurt you use.
- Mix all ingredients into a bowl gently
- Pour your mixture into ice cube trays
- When Frozen Ready
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Thinly Sliced Grilled Chicken
- 1/2 Cup Salmon
- 1/2 Green Pepper Diced
- Drizzle small amount of extra virgin olive oil in frying pan
- Medium Heat
- Crack eggs into bowl stir until mixed
- Gently add the eggs into the center of frying pan
- When eggs half-way done add the remainder of your ingredients
- Fold egg in half until egg is firm
- Remover from frying pan
- Cool and serve
These easy and simple vet approved recipes I found on The Kennel Club website, I highly recommend pet owners always research on this website before any other for the best pet care tips.
Best Natural Dog Treats On The Market
If I was going to purchase for treats, I would be shopping for natural pet treats, but you must be careful some of these so-called natural products still have harmful ingredients such as commercial preservatives in them. I would recommend you shop at Only Natural Pet if your’re not interested in preparing your own homemade recipes, I really feel this company is putting a great effort in providing the consumer the best products on the market they can find.
Precious Pets Recommends
- Vet Finder
- Best Dry Dog Food Guide
- Precious Pets On Facebook
- Your Dog Advisor
- Paint My Photos
- Grain-Free Preservative-Free Dog Food Brands
What Is On My Mind Today?
I am seriously and gradually taking my dogs off commercial dog food and treats, I truly believe these products are the root cause of so many pets losing their lives at a young age to cancer. I only use natural products on my dogs now for everything I possibly can, I use my own lavender spray for flea and tick protection as well as it brings the shine back to their fur again.
10 drops of lavender essential oil in a 12-16 ounce spray bottle filled with water is a natural insect repellent, and also is awesome for their skin and their coat.