Dogs are man's best friend. They are loyal, playful, always happy to see you, and do anything they can to please you. So what do you do in return? You throw them a chalky, gross, plain dog treat that you have always been giving your poor dog since they were a puppy. Give them something they really want, something they'll beg for and at the same time is healthy.
In this instructable, I will go through basic tips and ideas on how to make dog treats, as well as share a recipe that my dog gobbles up!
Step 1: What Not to Feed Your Dog
Despite what most people believe, home made dog treats are healthy for your dog if you use the right ingredients. Many home made dog treats are just as healthy, and if not, healthier then the treats at the store. Here are some ingredients that you should never feed your dog or include in their treats:
-Alcoholic drinks and beverages
-Apricot (pit can be fatal)
-Avocado leaves, stems, pits, and skin
-Chocolate or Cocoa
-Meats ( that are raw and may contain viruses)
-Onions (raw; can be fatal to Akita and Shiba breeds)
-Potato Leaves and Stems
-Sugar (excessive amounts can cause diabetes)
-Tomato Leaves and stems
Also note that some other ingredients such as dairy products, corn products, and garlic are common dog allergies and you should know how your dog reacts to these ingredients before feeding them excessive amounts of it. If you feed your dog foods that they are allergic to, they may vomit and become sick.