January 21, 2013, 9:48 am
and more Americans are tuning into the food system, trying to avoid nasty
And increasingly, people are looking harder at what's
best for their four-legged family members, too. Organic pet food sales in the
U.S. are increasing at a rate three times as fast as organic human food sales.
If you find that buying organic may get pricey then consider Healthy dog that
you can easily whip them up in your kitchen. Use sweet potatoes for dog chews,
chicken for jerky strips, peanut butter wheat flour and corn meal for homemade
Just another green tip from our house to yours!
Chicken Jerky Strips
These all-natural chicken jerky strips make the perfect snack for your dog, but they're not just for canines—you can eat them yourself! To make processing easier, pop the meat into the freezer 15 minutes before slicing it, and slice it thin!
1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders, sliced into strips about ¼ to 1/8 inch thick
½ cup vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon salt
Dog-friendly seasonings, such as parsley, rosemary, and sage
Sweet Potato Dog Chews
This super-simple chewy dog treat is packed full of vitamins!
2 to 3 organic sweet potatoes
Thoroughly wash and peel sweet potatoes. Slice the sweet potato into ¼-inch slices. You can also cut down the middle lengthwise and slice into ¼-inch strips.
Dehydrate at the highest setting—145 to 155 degrees—until done, about 6 to 8 hours for a chewy texture.
For crunchier treats, dehydrate longer until they have the consistency you like.
Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
A perfect protein-packed snack your dog absolutely will not refuse!
1½ cups water
½ cup oil
3 Tablespoons natural peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups whole wheat flour
½ cup cornmeal
½ cup oats
¼ cup Honey Crunch Wheat Germ