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Recipe from a veterinary nutritionist

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What treats can be used to diversify a dog's diet and how to give them correctly? These can be:
  • Food products (for example, fruits or vegetables). This, by the way, is the safest type of reward.
  • Homemade food for dogs - natural dried organs or body parts of animals. The composition without unnecessary additives is important here. It is necessary to understand that the shorter the shelf life of such a delicacy, the better it is. Knowing the recipe for the dog and having a quality fresh product, they can be prepared at home yourself, it will be a great home meal. Dried meat, cartilage - are made from meat and offal, it is worth remembering the fat content of such goodies and not to use them very often, the daily rate of meat for a dog should not be changed.
  • Commercial delicacies. There are dried/dried soft, semi-moist and chewable ones. Biscuit or cookies for dogs - sold in different sizes and shapes, may have fillings. They have a fairly long shelf life, which means they are the least natural and safe of all other types. Such delicacies also contain a large amount of carbohydrates. Therefore, they are too high in calories. Stick or sausage - made from meat, it can also include cereals, herbs, vegetables and dried fruits, vitamins, such treats can be useful when calculating that the daily rate of food for a dog will remain normal.

Recipes for dogs - feed with a veterinary nutritionist

In order to be sure of the composition of the delicacies, and not to worry about the influence of preservatives, you can prepare the delicacies yourself. Recipes for dogs can be very diverse. And better than a cake for a dog can only be cookies for dogs made by yourself! It can be added to almost every dog's diet.
Such cookies can always be taken for a walk, or used as an incentive in the process of training puppies.
To prepare natural cookies for dogs with our own hands, we will need:
  • fresh parsley and/or dill
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 apple
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of oatmeal
And how to properly prepare such cookies for dogs, see our video:

Recommendations from a veterinary nutritionist

Choose treats according to the pet's age and taste preferences, and don't forget access to clean water!
Do not buy treats with dubious labeling or individually - they may be of poor quality!
An important point is maintaining a balance in the diet if you combine dry food and natural treats: here you need to be very careful and it is better to consult a nutritionist.

In addition to fate in the diet, there are other restrictions on the use of delicacies:
  • Semi-moist delicacies are not suitable for animals with gastrointestinal diseases, diabetes and overweight, as they often contain sugar in the composition.
  • Any treats for long-term storage must be given to the dog under supervision for the first time. It is necessary to make sure that he does not swallow them and choke later.
  • You need to be careful with hard treats, especially if the dog tries to gnaw them very quickly: there is a great risk of breaking teeth.
  • It is important to compare the taste preferences of the dog with the products allowed for it and their quantity, which does not cause negative consequences.

Any treats should be given with caution to allergic dogs and animals with sensitive digestion. We pay attention to the composition, introduce any new natural treats for dogs to the diet very gradually and in small quantities - look at the reaction.

If you have any questions about dog nutrition, we will advise you personally.