Our pets mean the world to us. Many pet parents will do anything to keep their furry companions happy and healthy. From walks in the park, to cuddling on a couch, there are a lot of happy moments throughout the day that we share with our companions. One of the happiest moments in our pet’s day is treat time! For many of our pets (and ourselves), food is love. How cute is the moment when our pets realize they’re about to get a tasty treat? They wag their tail, lick their lips, stomp their feet, and often vocalize their excitement! Many pets end up swallowing the snack whole as soon as they get it. For many pets, savoring the moment is rare because they are just so excited to get another.
The quality of chewy or crunchy snacks is incidental to our pets, as long as it gives them something to chow down on. However, the can quality of the treats we give our pets can determine their ability to live a long, healthy life. Luckily, our pets’ treats can be both be yummy and nutritious. We, as pet parents, want to make sure our pets are getting the best nutrition they can, for the best value! Making treats at home is one way of ensuring our furry friends are satisfied and healthy. Homemade treats are an easy and affordable option to help us take good care of our furry friends!
Check out these links to find easy ways of making treats at home:
10 Homemade Cat Treats Your Kitty Will Love: https://www.care.com/c/easy-homemade-cat-treats/
25 Easy Homemade Dog Treats You Can DIY at Home: https://www.womansday.com/life/pet-care/g2333/diy-homemade-dog-treats/
Please note: some animals are allergic to flour or wheat. If you need to make a recipe without those ingredients, you can use alternatives like rice flour or coconut flour. Just make sure they are safe for your pet. Also, some peanut butters use xylitol, which is toxic to pets! Make sure your peanut butter does not have xylitol before using (low sodium is always a good option for your pets).
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