There is nobody you can call, in the way that we can call for an ambulance, to assist you if there is a medical emergency with your dog. While you are figuring out how to get your pet to the closest veterinarian hospital, performing animal CPR can potentially save their life and keep them alive until you can get to an emergency veterinarian establishment.
When you need a simple homemade dog cookie recipe that you can have ready in half an hour, these treats are perfect! They use only 3 ingredients, bake for 20 minutes and are full of beneficial nutrition.
Coconut flour is grain and gluten free and provides healthy oils for improving the skin and coat. Peanut butter, ideally all natural, is a great source of protein and fantastic flavour. Lastly, the eggs provide additional protein and skin and coat healthy fats and oils. If you use all natural peanut butter, these treats are fairly low calorie!
Due to a lack of preservatives in this recipe, these cookies will need to be stored in the refrigerator and can also be frozen!
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The Healthy Canine eCookbook is a collection of nutritionally balanced and complete homemade dog food recipes. There are 25 grain free recipes that provide excellent variety, nutrition density and living enzymes for your furry family!
Each recipe requires a whole food multivitamin for dogs (a list of recommended supplements is included in this eBook) and provides owners with the information they need to feed this diet successfully.
A homemade diet is highly beneficial for dogs and is superior to commercial kibble diets. Switching to a homemade dog food diet can make your dog healthier, stronger and more resistant to disease. A homemade diet can also lengthen your dogs life and improve their quality of life as they enter their senior years.
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Homemade Grain-free Apple, Cinnamon and Pumpkin Dog Cookie Recipe (Perfect for Thanksgiving Day!)
Autumn is here; The weather is getting colder and the trees are changing colours. What better way to celebrate the season of fall then by baking an easy, inexpensive tray of homemade dog treats filled with the flavours of the season!
Warm your home with the aroma of apples, cinnamon and pumpkin while making your furry family members a healthy treat they can truly enjoy that also carries with it some health benefits. These aromatic cookies are made with wholesome coconut flour, which is grain and gluten free and can improve the condition of your dog's skin and coat. Cinnamon is a stomach soother that can also help regulate blood sugar, improve digestion and alleviate inflammation. I've paired the Cinnamon with pure unsweetened applesauce and pure pumpkin puree, both of which are packed full of nutrition! Pumpkin can improve digestion, help firm stool up and soothe an upset tummy.
This batch makes approximately 50 large cookies! Half the recipe for a smaller batch! I like making a big batch so that I can give cookies away to family and friends with dogs!
Coconut flour is a tricky flour to work with, it absorbs an immense amount of liquid and can be crumby at times. If your dough is too moist, add more coconut flour 1/4 cup at a time. If it is too dry, add more applesauce and pumpkin 1/4 cup at a time. Eggs are your binder, so if it is too crumby add another egg. This flour won't roll out the way wheat flour will, so just work with it! It will bake well and make a yummy soft dog cookie!
Since there are absolutely no preservatives used in this recipe they must be refrigerated. Cookies can be left out for 2 or 3 days at a time.
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Healthy Fruit for your Dogs!
Dogs love fruit! Fruit is delicious, packed full of nutrition and can make a refreshing (and grain free) snack - a great alternative to store bought "junk" treats found in many pet stores. Fruit is also an important part of many homemade dog food diets, and can also be added to a raw food diet as well. When not incorporated into meals, fruit makes an excellent treat for dogs!
Not every fruit is safe for dogs, so I have compiled a list of fruit that has been proven safe and beneficial for our furry family members. While fruits (and vegetables) are not necessary in a dogs diet, they can certainly act as a nutritional boost or act as a healthy snack. Much like the "Healthy Vegetables for your Dogs" article I have previously written, you can use any of the fruits mentioned on the following list! Replace store bought treats with pieces of fruit, or add some fruit to your dogs diet and give them something nutritious and healthy!
A mini powerhouse of nutrition, bananas contain protein, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, potassium, iron, vitamin C, folate, magnesium, vitamin A and more! They are tasty and make a great fresh or frozen treat!
These antioxidant rich berries are FULL of nutrition, including but not limited to vitamin K, manganese, vitamin C, dietary fiber, vitamin A, folate, phosphorus, calcium and potassium! Ideal for brain health, eye health and the cancer fighting properties!
Rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, folate, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and more, strawberries make a healthy and tasty treat that is low in calories and high in taste and nutrition. Another excellent frozen treat for dogs!
Do NOT feed the core or seeds - they contain arsenic! The apple flesh itself is healthy, crunchy, low calorie and refreshing! Full of dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium! A few apple slices a day keeps the veterinarian away!
Do not feed seeds/core. Light, low calories and refreshing! Pears contain vitamin K, vitamin C, folate, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium! A few pear slices make an excellent summer treat!
Known for helping to maintain a healthy urinary tract, cranberries can help flush the kidneys and prevent urinary infections. Cranberries are rich in antioxidants, vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, phosphorus and potassium!
Refreshing, full of water, and perfect for a fun snack on a hot summer day! Watermelon is full of vitamin A, vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and water! Watermelon is great for helping rehydrate dogs!
Full of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, niacin, folate, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and omega fatty acids, cantaloup is another fun and refreshing snack for dogs that can also help rehydrate them!
Feeding fresh, real food is much better than feeding store bought treats - and it is much cheaper as well! K9 Instinct advocates feeding our companion animals real food, and nourishes the body with living nutrition. If you are interested in learning more, check out my articles on The Incredible Raw Food Diet as well as the Benefits of Homemade Dog Food!
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Designed for the working dog, dogs active in sports, and dogs with active lifestyles. Many dogs are always on the go and weight can be shed very quickly. These "power bars" are healthy high protein and high calorie alternatives to junk food dog treats. I cooked up this recipe in honour of my working dog, Hunter, who has trouble keeping weight on and is so active in the summer that he needs some extra calories!
These are great to take on hikes and to training and trialing events, offer one or two to restore energy and provide protein to continue preforming to the best of their ability.
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Baking your own dog cookies doesn't have to be difficult or expensive, you can easily provide healthy and cost effective alternatives to store bought treats to your dogs with ease.
K9 Instinct strives to create easy to make homemade dog cookie recipes that are healthy, nutritious and beneficial. Treats don't have to be junk food, they can be delicious and good for your canine family members!
This recipe uses grain-free coconut flour which contains medium chain fatty acids and is perfect for skin and coat health, promoting a thick and glossy coat. The raw grated carrots provide vitamins and beta-carotene which can improve coat pigment and are rich in anti-oxidants. The banana is high in potassium and tryptophan (converted into serotonin to alleviate depression and stress), and they also stimulate the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut while being a general aid for digestion. Eggs provide healthy, clean protein and will also improve coat condition!
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My heart dog, my beloved beast Hunter, is turning two on the 26th of May. I wanted to bake him something special for his big day, and thought pupcakes would be an excellent makeshift birthday cake! What are pupcakes you ask? They are dog-friendly cupcakes that are much healthier than our own version of the delicious treat.
This pupcake recipe is grain-free, made with nutritious coconut flour that is phenomenal for the dog's skin and coat. If you want to make the wheat flour version of this pupcake recipe, substitute 1/2 cup of coconut flour with 1 cup of whole wheat flour.
Grain-Free Peanut Butter and Banana Pupcakes
Peanut Butter Icing
Healthy, dog-friendly and perfect for birthdays or other celebrations. These delicious pupcakes are sure to please the furry family members in your home.
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I want to use some space here to wish my beautiful boy a very happy second birthday! We will be at a dog event on May 26th when he turns two, so I will be bringing a container of pupcakes with me for him and his friends to celebrate with.
Hunter, you are my heart and soul. My protector, my loyal companion, my constant shadow, my working partner, my cuddlebug, my world. I love you to pieces, Hunter. Happy birthday, my boy. <3
Dogs love snacks, so give them something healthy! There is no reason to spend a lot of money either. Homemade recipes to fill your dog's kong with will keep them happy and busy while making your life a bit easier!
I love to keep my dogs busy, which is why I am constantly coming up with recipe ideas to fill their kongs with! Healthy alternatives to the expensive store bought filling and low quality treats they recommend you fill the stuff-able toy with. The kong, or similar toys, are an excellent way to provide mental stimulation and enrichment for your dogs. I especially love to offer a filled kong snack after a long hike or outdoor adventure, since it is a great way for dogs to wind down and enjoy a snack!
Cheesy Yoghurt Filling
Simple Honey and Yoghurt Filling
Perfect for a hot day or following lots of exercise.
Macaroni and Cheese
Peanut Butter and Banana
Fruit and Veggies
Sweet Potato and Shredded Chicken
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A homemade dog food diet is an excellent, healthy alternative to commercial kibble. Homemade dog food can help promote health and well being in your four-legged family members by providing real food, wholesome nutrition and freshness you simply cannot get with kibble diets. Making your own dog food is easier than you think, and can also be quite inexpensive! Purchasing your meat on sale and buying bagged frozen vegetables will be cheaper than buying a high quality kibble!
This free homemade dog food recipe is balanced and complete to AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) standards. A complete whole food multivitamin is ESSENTIAL to every homemade recipe to replace any nutrients lost in the cooking process. To get my entire collection of balanced homemade dog food recipes, check out my Homemade Dog Food Recipe eBook!
Beef and Sweet Vegetables
FEEDING GUIDE FOR THIS MEAL
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