Homemade Dog Treats Recipe No Pumpkin
The first thing to note is that you do not need to use pumpkin at all when making homemade puppy treat recipes. You can use any other fruit or vegetable, but you will have a harder time getting your pup’s teeth into it. If you are going to make them from scratch, then you might want to consider using some kind of meat instead of chicken or turkey since they tend to be less chewy than pork or beef.
Another thing to keep in mind is that you may want to add spices such as garlic powder, onion powder, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, ginger root etc. to the recipe. These spice additions can help give your homemade puppy treats a bit of extra flavor. Some people like their homemade dog treats spicy while others prefer milder flavors so experiment!
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Homemade Dog Treats No Flour
So first and foremost, let’s talk about flours.
What exactly are they?
Well, basically they are the by-product of cereal grains that have been ground up into a powdery substance. There are many different kinds of flours made from different kinds of grains, but in general most flours share certain common uses. For example all flours can be used for making breads, or muffins, or pastry items. Some can be used for making noodles, or dumplings. Some are even used for coating food before it is fried.
However, when it comes to dog treats, not all flours are created equal. Basically when it comes to making dog treats you want to use a certain type of flour. You want to look for a flower that is high in protein, and low in carbs and sugars.
So which flour meets this criteria?
The answer: Whole Wheat Flour.
Whole wheat flour has a wealth of nutrients and vitamins that your dog will absolutely love. Not to mention it is very healthy for them as well. It contains vitamins such as vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, E, K and minerals like calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and zinc. It also contains a lot of fiber and protein. The best part is, it is very cheap!
Whole wheat flour can generally last for up to two years if stored in a cool, dry area.
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Homemade Dog Food Recipes
So you’ve come across a fantastic recipe for homemade dog treats, you’ve purchased all the ingredients from your local supermarket and now you’re ready to start making the treats. Everything is going smoothly in the preparation process, but suddenly you realize that you are missing one of the ingredients.
What are you going to do? Give up and go buy the ingredient at the super market? Try another recipe?
There’s got to be an easier alternative.
Fortunately, there is an easier solution. Rather than relying on numerous different recipes in order to minimize the amount of ingredients you may or may not have, you can use the same recipe and just replace the missing ingredient with a suitable substitute.
The question is, what are some good ingredient substitutes?
The answer to that question is actually quite simple. You can simply use a different type of flour, more of an ingredient, less of an ingredient, or even something like milk in order to replace the missing ingredient. Let’s start with flour.
Flour can be replaced with things like crushed cornflakes, crushed rice cakes, crushed cheezits or crackers, instant mashed potatoes, bread crumbs, rolled oats or even pulverized cookies. When replacing flour with these items it’s important to know that you will most likely have to add an additional binding agent such as eggs, mayonnaise, butter, oil, yogurt or even plain old water. You can also add a bit more of any other ingredient such as an acid or a sweetener in order to make up for the flavor lost in using a different flour replacement.
Of course, ingredients can be replaced as well. More of an ingredient can be used to replace part of another, less of an ingredient can replace the amount missing, and something like butter, oil or cream can be used instead to add additional moisture or richness.
Milk is another great substitute. Any type of dairy product can be substituted for another. So you can use yogurt in place of sour cream, evaporated milk in place of heavy cream, and even soy milk in place of milk.
Now you have no excuse for missing ingredients in your favorite recipes. You can easily substitute all these things to create the exact same end result.
How to Make Homemade Dog Food Without a Recipe
Making homemade dog food can be both easy and fun. It’s also very cost effective. However, many people are put off by the process because they aren’t sure how to go about doing it or they believe that they need some special recipe in order to do it.
Both of these ideas are false. You don’t need a special recipe in order to make good dog food and you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know how to combine foods. Of course, the better the quality of the food that you are making, the more attention to detail is required. When you are making a cheap and nutritious food, you can get away with just throwing together cans and dry ingredients. When you are making something closer to a commercial dog food diet, you need to focus more on quality of ingredients and the order that they are combined.
That being said, let’s take a look at how to go about preparing homemade dog food. We’ll start from the very beginning and work our way up to more complex recipes.
The Simplest Dog Food Recipe
This one is great for pets that don’t have many food allergies and generally do well on most foods.
1 cup of dry dog food
1/2 cup of water (you may need to adjust this based on how moist you want the food)
1/4 cup of canned meat product
This is really easy. Combine everything in a bowl and microwave until the meat is warm and the food is heated through. Stir thoroughly and serve to your pet.
If the food is too dry, add a little more water. If it’s too wet, add a little more dry dog food. You want the consistency of Play-Doh that has been left out a little bit — not so wet that it is squeezing out when you grasp a handful, and not so dry that it is powdery and doesn’t hold together.
This is a great starter recipe and can be used as a way of giving your dog medicine. Simply hide the medicine inside the food and your dog won’t even know that he’s eating a pill!
Canned Food and Cooked Meats
These recipes are going to be more complicated, but they will still only use ingredients that you can buy at your local grocery store. There are no uncommon spices or ingredients to worry about having in your kitchen.
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