Find a recipe
The first thing you need to do if you want to find out how to make dog treats is to find a recipe. No problem. There are plenty of recipes for dog treats available on the internet. But how do you know which are safe for your dog and which could be harmful?
How many of these have been approved by a canine nutritionist? How do you know which of the many dog treat recipes out there are healthy for your dog as well as tasting nice? Rewarding your dog is all very well, but wouldn’t it be better if you could reward your dog with healthy dog treats instead of mass-produced commercial dog treats laced with additives and preservatives?
Source the ingredients
Once you’ve selected a recipe you’re happy with, then you’ve got to source the ingredients. While your dog can eat many of the same foodstuffs that you can eat, there are certain things that will be better for your dog than others.
Take flour for example. You could simply give your dog normal wheat flour. But then there are other types of flour on the market that would be much better for your dog than highly processed wheat flour. Buckwheat flour for example, or coconut flour. Almond flour or tapioca flour.
But then these are more expensive than the normal flour you’ll find on your supermarket shelf. And even if you can find buckwheat flour online, who wants to buy a kilo of buckwheat flour when you might only need the occasional few grams and the rest will go to waste?
It’s the same with spirulina and kelp, pumpkin seeds and gotu kola. Yes, you can find them online. But quality products are expensive, especially if you don’t use them all the time.
The answer to these problems? A dog treat mix!
Dog treat mixes
Dog treat mixes from The Dog Chef come with all dry ingredients included. They have precisely the required amount of coconut flour, gotu kola and other healthy ingredients. There’s no shopping around. No waste. Everything has been approved and calculated by our resident dog nutritionist and ready for you to start baking. Add an egg or a little olive oil or sometimes nothing at all, and you’re on your way to rewarding your best friend with healthy homemade dog treats made with love by you.
Rewarding your dog doesn’t get much better than that!