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5 Reasons Why Homemade Treats are Better

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Gwen O'Toole Luscombe is the director of a boutique creative services company, The Ideas Library. Visit www.TheIdeasLibrary.com.au
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Many pet owners are choosing to make their own homemade pet treats, and for good reason.

Not only is a great way to reward your dog, but there are also many other benefits to preparing your own treats.

Cooking your own pet treats is a healthier way to reward your pet, with many other benefits

Control over ingredients - By preparing your own treats you have complete say in what goes into and more importantly, what stays out of your pet's food. You can edit the ingredients in your treats if your dog has any particular sensitivities.

Portion size - Just as all dogs come in all sizes, so do their appetites and their tummies. When you make your own treats you can size them to fit your needs.

Special dietary needs - Is your dog in need of weight management, does she have dog food allergies or is he in need of dental care? If your dog has these or other special needs, you can bake the dog biscuits he requires.

Cost - Pet treats aren't the cheapest items and, particularly if you are training your dog, you'll likely be going through a lot of treats. Try baking a recipe for your own dog training liver treats by using a dehydrator. They make a very motivating, inexpensive, and healthy dog treat.

You'll find all kinds of cookie cutter shapes from bones to fire hydrants at your local pet warehouse or online.

Fun - Making your own pet treats is actually fun if you're the type of person who loves baking. There are plenty of easy recipes out there that don't require much talent in the kitchen at all. And dogs are the least fussy eaters!

You can find many different sizes of dog cookie cutters to fit your dog's size at your local pet supply warehouse, baking warehouse or online.

Alternatively, just use regular cookie cutter shapes like hearts and stars.

Once you start baking you'll see there is no limit to your imagination. You can start with every dog's favorite, a peanut butter dog treat. (However, avoid peanut butter that contains the sugar substitute Xylitol which is poisonous to cats and dogs.) Then try other recipes for gourmet dog treats to see which one becomes your dog's favorite.

Are you already a pro at baking homemade dog treats for your dog? If so, leave some tips in the comments!

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