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Did you know that February 23rd is National Dog Biscuit Day? Fido probably won’t care much about the date: to him, every day should be Dog Biscuit Day! As long as you don’t go overboard, treats are actually very beneficial for our canine buddies. They can be a great help with training, and can also help your pet feel loved and secure. Of course, those adorable tail wags, head tilts, and cute expressions are also wonderful perks for us! If you like cooking, why not make your pup some doggy treats? Read on as a Leesburg, VA vet discusses—you guessed it—doggy treats.
Combine natural peanut butter and pureed pumpkin with eggs and whole-wheat flour. Mix the batter, and use a cute cookie cutter to divide it into small sections. Bake for about 30 minutes at 350.
Mix ground turkey, with shredded cheese, parsley, and whole-wheat flour. You can customize these treats by adding egg, spinach, or bacon bits. Make meatballs out of the mix, and then cook for 15 minutes at 375.
Fluffy can also enjoy these snacks! Mix undrained tuna or chicken in water with plain yogurt and parsley. Divide the mixture up into small portions, and then bake at 375 for about 20 minutes.
Combine bacon grease, bacon bits, shredded turkey, whole-wheat flour, olive oil, eggs, and shredded cheese. Divide the batter into small portions, and cook for 15 minutes at 375.
Mix shredded beef with liver powder, eggs, shredded cheese, peas and/or chopped carrots, and bacon grease. Add some whole-wheat flour if you like. Divide into individual portions, and cook at 375 for 15-20 minutes.
Whole-wheat flour, cheese, eggs, and ground beef are the basis for this tail wagger. Combine everything in a food processor, and then pour the mix into a brownie pan or cupcake tin. Cook for 20 minutes at 350.
When cooking for Fido, be sure to use only safe, healthy ingredients. Some good options are cooked, boneless meat, poultry, or fish; cheese; eggs; wheat-germ or olive oil; mashed bananas; plain yogurt; and pureed squash or pumpkin. Avoid garlic, onions, and chives; chocolate; nuts; avocados; grapes, currants, and raisins; and caffeine. Ask your vet for specific advice.
Do you have questions about your pet’s health, diet, or care? Call us, your Leesburg, VA animal hospital, today!