Why commercial dog treats are no way to reward your dog
For anyone wanting to make dog treats at home, it can be something of a daunting task. There is so much conflicting information on the internet. That’s one of the reasons so many people stick to commercial dog treats. At least commercial dog treat manufacturers know what they’re talking about. Or do they?
Most of the commercial dog treats on the market are made by a handful of companies. Companies whose raison d’être is to maximise profits at any cost. So they use cheap, synethtic ingredients in order to bolster their profits. Ingredients like woodpulp, otherwise known as sawdust to you and I. It may not be common knowledge, but it’s a staple ingredient in much of today’s dog food.
Make dog treats at home the easy way
It’s partly because of such practices that we launched The Dog Chef. Having perfected the art of making healthy and natural homemade treats for our own dogs, we developed our Bake & Treat dog treat mixes. With the help of our in-house canine nutritionist, we were able to establish a wide range of dog-safe, healthy and natural ingredients. Ingredients with which we could happily reward our dogs at the same time as benefiting their health.
So now, anyone can do what we do and make dog treats at home for their special canine someone. Our dog treat mixes come complete with all dry ingredients. Where supplementary ingredients are required, they are generally everyday kitchen staples such as an egg or a splash of olive oil.
Dog-safe, human grade ingredients
Importantly, every ingredient in any of our mixes is both dog-safe and fit for human consumption. That means you could happily use our dog treat mixes as a way of introducing your children to home baking. Because they won’t be handling anything that is not fit to be eaten by humans. Both you and they – and your dog of course – can also enjoy the fruits of yours or their labours.
While we all might have our favourites, there are no dog treats made with our mixes that the members of our small team don’t regularly try themselves. And our dog nutritionist has a policy of sampling absolutely every single dog treat before ever our dogs get to try them. He says it’s part of his job description. That said, judging from the contented smile on his face sometimes, we get the feeling there’s a good deal more to it than that!
Give homemade dog treats a try
We so hope you will give our dog treat mixes a try. And do please let us know how you get on. We’re hoping to make a sea change in the way pet parents reward their dogs. We’d very much like you to be part of it!