Dogs have been proven to be man’s best friend, so they should have the Best Doggie Cookie Recipes that their owners can possibly supply them. There are different perceptions of what ‘best’ means when it comes to dog food ingredients. However, there are a few ingredients that should be included in any dog food just to make certain all vitamin needs are met. You may very well be surprised by the vitamin and mineral content in dog cookie recipes. As well as the fact, dry dog food/treats actually stimulates a dog’s intestinal tract better than soft food.
Best Doggie Cookie Recipes
When you think of the Best Doggie Cookie Recipes that you could feed your furry friends, you may think that having chicken included in it would be a superbly healthy option. However, did you realize there are four different grades of chicken that could be included in dog food recipes? Chicken is joined often times by beef, pork and even sometimes by fish which contains the fatty acid omega 3 that is necessary for a soft, beautiful coat and a healthy heart.
When investigating the chicken that is included in the best doggie cookie recipes, the basic chicken is the combination of the flesh and skin without any bone, feathers, feet or entrails included. Then there are the chicken-by-products that actually consists of the ground up and cleaned parts of the carcass. This could include feathers, necks, and even feet. The chicken liver meal is the main staple when it comes to dog food recipes. It is one of the most economical ingredients, and it is only the chicken livers ground to a reasonable size for digestion. Lastly, there is chicken meal. This is basically chicken that has been ground to a much reduced size and often times is minimal in the actual production of the food.
We have only covered one type of meat; chicken. However, there are several vegetables that are also beneficial to dogs. To ensure you actually have the Best Doggie Cookie Ingredients, you will want to make certain they are included. A few of these nuts, fruits and vegetables to keep in mind are bananas, peanuts, peas, corn, rice and even bran and fiber-rich ingredients. These all help the internal organs, coat, teeth, and nails become and stay strong and healthy. Do not be surprised if you even notice wheat on the list of ingredients in the dog food recipes. Also, eggs are always a great choice!
Here is one of many healthy recipes I make for my dog:
Doggie Cookies Recipe – Banana Biscotti
5 C. white wheat flour or white flour
1/4 cup peanuts — chopped
1/2 t. baking soda
1 medium egg
1/4 C. vegetable oil
1 1/2 C. pureed banana
2 t. vanilla
Water Preheat oven to 325°F.
Mix dry, then wet ingredients until lumpy. Add water, one teaspoon at a time as needed. Knead by hand on a table until mixed thoroughly.
Form into logs approximately 2″ – 2 1/2″ high. Flatten so that log is 6″ – 7″ wide by 1″ high.
Place on non-stick baking sheets. Bake approximately 30 – 40 minutes. Remove and cool for 10 minutes. Slice into 1/2″ – 3/4″ slices. Place on baking sheets and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool.
Best Doggie Cookie Recipes – The Conclusion
This recipe is only one of many that I make for my dog. His absolute favorite recipe is my homemade Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits!
One thing to keep in mind is the price. The highest priced ingredient does not mean it is the ingredient by any means. I do not buy the most expensive, nor do I buy the bottom of the barrel. I look at nutritional value and I buy what is compatible with my dog. Usually, I try to stay around 22-26% of protein per serving and 13-15% fat content. Now keep in mind, this food comparison is for adult dogs and not meant for puppies just getting started. For puppies, you will want to up the protein content a bit and lower the fat content to ensure you are feeding them the best homemade dog food treats possible for their young systems.