Homemade Dog Treats

Homemade Dog Treats

U.S. pet owners spent almost $7 billion on treats for dogs and cats in 2019 (market research firm Packaged Facts). In the 2020 stay-at-home COVID world, it will likely be even more. But what is in this mountain of store-bought treats? You may not want to know. The FDA is tasked with regulation and safety of all food, including pet food. But you don’t have to dig very deep to find some really disturbing information.

Keep it simple.

Humans obsess about our own diets. A recent survey found that the average adult will try 126 different diets in their lifetime. Information is everywhere. Variety may be the spice of life… for humans. But not for dogs. Find what they like and stick to it.

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One commercial
dog treat.
32 ingredients.

Here is a simple rule for pets… and humans. If ANY processed food has 32 ingredients you probably should not eat it. Especially if some of those ingredients require a chemistry degree to understand. The FDA requires producers to list all the ingredients, but not where they come from or how they were handled. Many store-bought treats may also be very high in calories. That can cause weight problems, especially in older dogs.

Skip the uncertainty.
Make better
pet treats yourself.

Since wolves are dog’s ancient ancestors, many pet owners think dogs are just meat-eaters / carnivores. Modern dogs evolved around humans and ate a wider variety of food scraps. But just because dogs will eat about anything, it doesn’t mean they should.

parallax

What's GOOD

Meats, chicken, turkey, carrots, salmon (cooked not raw), pumpkin, sweet potatoes (skin removed), egg yolk or cooked whole egg, apples, oatmeal, peanut butter (careful – NO xylitol sweetener – use only natural), bananas, blueberries, green beans, rice, mango, cantaloupe, garbanzo beans (plain – no hummus)

What's BAD

Avocados, alcohol, raw yeast bread dough, fruit seeds or pits, foods with caffeine, chocolate, cooked bones, grapes or raisins, macadamia nuts, garlic, onions, xylitol (artificial sweetener), milk, mushrooms, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, potato skins, raw potatoes, salty foods

A dog lover’s story

Patrick makes dehydrated foods for his Siberian huskies, Conrad and Cara, using sweet potato and a combination of raw meats. Patrick dehydrates his homemade dog food until crispy and breakable, allowing him to snap off little pieces for his huskies when they behave. Plus, the crunchy treats keep Conrad’s and Cara’s teeth clean and plaque-free.

Patrick uses quality ingredients to fuel his dogs through hikes, adventures, and outback trips but still saves money compared to buying packaged treats. A helpful tip from Patrick: partially freeze your meats for easy slicing before dehydrating. This way you can make uniform thin slices for extra crispy jerky. Then strap a pack to your dog so that your canine can carry their own lightweight food. 

Dehydrating
makes it easy

Dehydrating is a great way to make healthy and nutritious treats your pet will love. Easily turn meats, vegetables, and other simple ingredients into easy to handle treats you can carry in your pocket and require no refrigeration.

Meats can be raw or cooked. When using raw meat, follow the same guidelines as when making jerky for humans. Your pet will love you for it. 

Why SAHARA?

Sure, you could make dog treats in any food dehydrator, but why not choose a dehydrator that can do it all? The Sahara is the world’s first and only dehydrator that quickly folds to 1/3 its size for easy storage. Even with this convenience, nothing is sacrificed. With 700W of heat, Sahara powers through the biggest loads of jerky. The patented dual temperature sensors also control heat for drying of delicate herbs and even flowers. Sahara has two independent 350W heaters to kick start the drying process, but automatically switches back to one heater as the food dries – another industry first. And of course, Sahara looks great on your kitchen counter.

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of Food

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philip r.
Well built dehydrator

This is a very nice dehydrator that was well thought out. The purchase and delivery was very efficient. I waited a few weeks before commenting but I have had the dehydrator running almost 24/7 for three weeks and I really like it.

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Sherilan W.
Amazing

I really like the idea of a folding dehydrator because of the space-saving aspect but I was apprehensive about the sturdiness of the build. My doubts were quickly changed when I discovered how well-engineered and solid the unit is. Eleven square feet of stainless racks, filtered air intake, and sophisticated 2 stage time/temp controls are just the beginning. This is a thing of beauty. I’d recommend getting the optional carrying case, it, too is extremely high quality.

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Luke B.
I wanted it

I wanted it so I bought it. It works great. The free silicone mats was cool, and the bag is super nice too.

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C.K.
Great CS and a great dehydrator

I missed adding the free silicone pads to my cart when I purchased my Sahara, but customer service was very kind and shipped them to me anyways after I got in touch with them. Just got them today and started dehydrating some fruit, and it's worked fabulously. I'm looking forward to using it a lot.

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