More pet owners are choosing all natural dog treats over commercial pet food that contains artificial ingredients. The improved knowledge of the pet owners of the health risks involved if they feed food, which contains artificial components to their canine friends. The necessity of including preservatives in making treats for the dogs are answered by the availability of natural ingredients that can be used as alternative for the artificial components usually found in commercial pet food.
Preservatives are needed to prevent the growth of molds and the turning rancid of fat compounds. Concerns of feeding carcinogenic chemicals to animals have led many owners to choose foods that contain only ingredients direct from nature. Not only are these meals healthy, these are usually of higher quality.Be cautious of labels in commercial pet food that contains the words holistic or earthy. Most of these are company tactics used in marketing to give customers the impression that no artificial ingredients are used in making the treats. To be certain, always check the label for the list of ingredients such as imported gluten, food dyes, and other synthetic preservatives.
To start making your natural pet goodies, there are baking ingredients needed. These are eggs, water, peanut butter, oil, wheat flour, cornmeal, oatmeal, and vanilla flavoring. You will also need a large bowl for mixing and a large wooden spoon. You can also use a wire whisk for more uniform mixing.Combine all the wet components together in the large bowl. After a homogenous mixture is achieved, stir in all the dry ingredients together. Use an electric blender for this purpose. Blend all the wet and dry ingredients until you have formed dough.
Place small portions of the mixture in a board covered lightly with flour. Cover the top of the dough portion with a sprinkling of flour and knead the mixture until no rough and wet portions remain. You can sprinkle flour as you knead to make the mixture pliable and free from flour lumps. Using a rolling pin, roll out the cookie dough to thinness of about half an inch. Use cookie cutters to create the shapes. Perform the kneading and rolling out to the remaining dough portions. Arrange all the biscuits in a baking sheet and cook for 25 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit or until all the cookies are crisp. Store the cookies in tightly covered containers to extend the shelf life.You can also make natural peanut treats for your dogs. Simply mix garlic powder and flour in a large mixing bowl. Stir in slowly a mixture of oil, cheese, milk, and egg. Mix the dough well using an electric blender. After achieving the right consistency, roll out the dough to about a quarter inch thick.
Cut out the desired shapes using cookie cutters and place in a greased out sheet for baking. Baking at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, cook in the oven the biscuits for approximately 25 minutes. Continue until all the cookies in the pan is cooked and crisp. Store all natural dog treats inside the airtight containers.