Organic, RAW Healthy Dog Treats made Easy!
Every time I go to a Boutique or Dog Speciality Store, I always check out their Treats. It’s been really hard to find RAW, Organic Meat Treats as they usually have some kind of fillers in them. I found some Chicken Strips that added Banana and Apple to their strips, but the only problem was, the chicken was not Human Grade, not Organic and not RAW. I called the company in the U.S. and spoke to the Owner. After our long conversation, I did decided to buy them. They were expensive, but Jasmine loved them.
When I ran out of these Chicken Strip Treats for Jasmine, and I made a special trip to the little store where I found them. They were sold out. Oh no! On my way home, I thought, why not make my own RAW, Organic Healthy Dog Treats for Jasmine. How hard can it be? I made my way to my Local Organic Grocery Store and bought several different kinds of Meats (the only Meat in my fridge is for my Dog) where I knew they would be either Organic or Responsibly Raised and Killed.
The first thing I do, is prep my counter – I use Plastic Wrap on my Counter and on my Cutting Board, along with Plastic Gloves. This way, I can toss everything when I’m finished and it protects my worktop area. Cut the Meat into small pieces and Tenderize with a Manual Tenderizing Hammer. Pound using the large side of the Hammer on both sides of the meat. The thinner the meat, the better for the Dehydrator as it will dry faster.
Use many different Toppings, but please just make sure that you use Dog Appropriate Food. Never use Grapes or Raisons, Onions or Garlic, Chocolate, Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Pitted Fruit, Nuts or Avocado.
Whether fresh or frozen, Berries are Antioxidant Divas and are good for Dogs for the same reason they are good for humans: Free-Radical Fighting Antioxidants.
Dogs, as are Humans, are exposed to Environmental Pollutants and Harmful Chemicals such as Pesticides, Insecticides, Cigarette smoke and Toxic Household Products. If you are still using Chemicals to clean your Floor, please note that those Chemicals will be picked up by your Dog’s Paws and will directly go into their Blood Stream. These Environmental Pollutants and Chemicals cause Free Radicals that release and cause Oxidation in the Dog’s body. If you don’t feed your a Dog RAW Food Diet, they will need Supplements and Antioxidants because Conventional Pet Food contains Processed Food and Fillers and have only minimal amounts of Antioxidants. Antioxidants help slow the Aging Process, and protect against many Diseases and other Chronic Degenerative conditions.
Parsley and Kale are full of Protein, Fiber, Vitamins and contains many important Trace Minerals. Parsley helps with good Breath and eating this Herb yourself and Feeding it to your Dog after a Meal, is a great Breath Freshener.
Chia Seeds are high Omega Fatty Acids, Protein & Fiber
Blue-Green Algae has so much goodness, I take it everyday and sprinkle it on Jasmine’s RAW Meat Food every day as well. There’s so much to talk about with this product, so here’s their info: Blue-Green Algae Benefits for Dogs
Next comes the fun part – Topping the Meat Pieces. I sprinkle on a little of this and a little of that on each piece. It almost looks like Hors D’Oeuvres doesn’t it. Keep the pieces close together without touching as the Dehydrator takes out the water content in food, and the meat pieces will shrink a bit.
Pop into your Dehydrator for 24-48 Hours. I usually make this on weekends when I don’t need my Dehydrator as much. I start on Friday nite so they are ready by Sunday nite. Make sure you can snap them in half with a clean brake. If they are a bit rubbery, they are not dried enough and will not store well.
I store mine in Stainless Steel or Glass Containers in the Fridge.
Your 4-Legged Babies will love you for these Healthy, RAW Treats, but please don’t feed them too many. The Meat is pure Protein and the toppings are also jammed packed with Protein. I maximum I give my 10lb Chihuahua is 2 pieces a day as she gets her RAW Meat Dinner packed with other goodies daily. RAW Food Plus other Goodness for your Dog