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Home Made Doggie Treats
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Home Made Doggie Treats

I make homemade doggie treats for my babies, and I bet your asking yourself "Why would she do that?"

Well here’s why - Have you ever read the ingredients on a bag of doggie treats? Enriched and bleached wheat flour, soy flour, high fructose corn syrup, propylene glycol, chicken by-product meal, calcium sulfate, potassium chloride, and salt - the list goes on and on! The worst of all was the yellow 5, yellow 6, and red 40 used as food coloring that is being linked to so many different aliments, but because its not for human consumption, its OK to use. Also there's three different preservatives in the treats. BHA, sorbic acid, citric acid..

The last thing I would ever want is for my puppy eating really bad chemicals. I have had my Buddy for 10 years. Over that time he has had many health problems; skin conditions, scratching, hotspots, flee allergies, chewing and trouble with his back. I have had him on many different medications and found that none of them worked. Then I heard about the wheat gluten from China in the dog food that was killing the puppies. At that point, I realized I needed to do something to help my Buddy.

So I went on the search for good quality dog food and doggie treats. Could not find much in stores or even at the vet's office, and the recipes that I did find were not any better then the store bought stuff. I was shocked to find that mostly of them also had 2nd class ingredients and cheap fillers. At this point I realized that I had to be proactive and take responsibility for the health of my Buddy. No wheat gluten's, hydrogenated oils, or heavy dense sweeteners.

Oh MY! I am on my own here, so here we go ..

I call this 'My Bright Eyed Happy Puppy Treat'

2 cups of raw carrot's

2 organic eggs

2 tbs of garlic

1 cup of rolled oats

2 cups of a gluten & wheat free flour

½ cup parsley

2 tbs of olive oil

Combine eggs, carrots,garlic,olive oil together . then combine dry ingredients. Roll out on floured surface. Cut in shapes or squares. Bake at 300 degrees for 45 minutes or until desired crispiness is reached. Brush with egg whites to make shiny. Store in an air tight container.

My babies really like my cooking. They can’t wait till it’s treat time.

By the way ... Its also a really great way to get them to go pee pee potties.


Street Talk

Thanks! Since I've been cooking for the babies. Buddy has improved so much. My Trixie girl has lost weight and is no longer snoring.

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  about 5 years ago

What a great article....that is disgusting what they will put into dog food and probably cat food too....You go girl......Your dog food rocks....I am keeping this one for when I get another doggie....your doggie looks like a really grat dog.....makes me miss mine so much......k

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  about 5 years ago

awesome! don't have animals myself - but your title grabbed my eye because I do read the ingredients on what I eat and it's quite a chore to avoid all the crap they put in much that's intended for human consumption.

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  about 6 years ago

True Just made more treats. Changed it up some. Didn't put the garlic in. Boy do they smell good. The babies love them.

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  about 6 years ago
Nadya H  

Really useful info, thanks a lot!

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  about 6 years ago

No problem thanks for the comment

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  about 6 years ago

Great article, thanks for sharing

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  about 6 years ago

Thank you

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  about 6 years ago
Johnney  

Very nice article and good for you for being proactive. I only feed my dog raw. I'm a firm believer that a majority of both human and pet ailments stem from eating foods that are in an UN-natural state. My dog even likes frozen fruit. Keep up the good info.

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  about 6 years ago

My babies will eat anything they can get ahold of! Thanks for the comment!

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  about 6 years ago

Welcome to SA, great article, I have 2 Labradors and have put one of them on a dog food diet only (no treats :-( )to see what is causing a rash. Could be the food itself, maybe! Anyway thanks for the advice and tip!

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  about 6 years ago

hi read my next article Its about the food i make for them. Thanks.

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  about 6 years ago

Awesome! Ok tell the truth, now! You pop those treats into your mouth a few times don't you? I would, by golly! Sounds like you have a great personality! You will fit right in here at Street Articles! Welcome! Oh and great article, Harriet!

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  about 6 years ago

I would never eat my babies treats! Thanks!

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  about 6 years ago

Awesome article. Welcome to the club.

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  about 6 years ago

Thanks!

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  about 6 years ago

Great first article Harriet! Welcome!

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  about 6 years ago

Thanks glad you like it . Wait till I start telling my fs's (ie .. my farm stories.)

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  about 6 years ago

I will look forward to that!

  
  about 6 years ago
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