Hello Ruffers! Being able to identify food that is good and bad for your dog can be a challenge. Dogs, as you know, are omnivores, however, this does not mean they can eat everything since there are certain types of foods that are harmful for their health.
A dog, essentially, needs to consume foods that provide: proteins, vitamins, minerals, fats and water. This type of properties can be found in foods such as fruits, vegetables, meat, whole grains, dairy products, and nuts.
The way you can give them, for example, is through healthy treats since you give them in little quantity it does not represent a complete meal, also, they represent a prize for your dog, which will make them behave well, in order to receive a treat in return.
Now we are going to share you three easy & healthy recipes prepared with human food that your dog will love.
- Potatoes treat
- Vegan & Gluten Free Pumpkin treats
Peanut Butter Pupkies
- Simply scrub the potatoes clean and cut into ½-to 2/3-inch strips
- Bake in an oven set to 225 Fº for 3h to 4h.
Vegan & Gluten Free Pumpkin treats
-½ canned pumpkin
-2 ripe bananas
-3 ¼ unbaked roast
- Preheat oven to 350º degrees and lightly grease a baking sheet,
- In a food processor blend oats to a fine powder then scoop out a little bit to flour a kneading surface on your counter,
- In large bowl mash bananas together with pumpkin until paste forms. Pour in the remaining oat flour and stir,
- Move your dough onto the oat-floured surface and knead until all of the flour is incorporated. Roll out your dough till it is about 1/4 inch thick and cut out treats in whatever shape you like. Repeat as needed until you have used up all of the dough,
- Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes then allow them to fully cool before feeding them to your furry friend.
Peanut Butter Pupkies
- 1 ripe banana (mashed)
- ½ cup peanut butter
-¾ cup wheat germ
-¼ cup chopped peanuts
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, add mashed banana, peanut butter, wheat germ, and chopped peanuts. Mix until well combined and a dough is formed. (If the dough is too thick, add a tablespoon of warm water at a time until the desired consistency is reached.)
- Divide dough into two balls. On a floured surface, roll out the dough and use a cookie cutter to make treats. Place evenly on the cookie sheet and bake for 15-25 minutes (depending on the size of cookie cutter used) or until crisp on the edges and firm to the touch.
- Let them cool and they are ready!
Always remember to take care of everything your dog eats, it is very important to know what is good or bad for their wellness. Our last recommendation is to make sure that the treats you give to your dog represent between the 5% - 10% of their daily diet.
Tip: Remove the seeds and the peel since it could be dangerous for your dog.
Have a pawsome day!