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Tomorrow- Saturday, February 23 is National Dog Biscuit Day! Be sure and celebrate this joyous occasion with some of your dog’s favorite treats! At Anasazi Animal Clinic in Gilbert, we care about the health and happiness of your dog as much as you do. We think making homemade dog treats is a wonderful, healthy way to show your dog how much you love him. Here are some great reasons to make your own dog biscuits all year round!

 

Choose What Your Dog is Eating

By making treats at home, you know exactly what ingredients your dog is eating. You can give him healthy, wholesome snacks. And you can customize them, giving him all the yummy foods he loves. Picky eater? Leave out all the stuff he doesn’t like! And creating your own doggie treats gives you the option to change the recipe up once in awhile. Just like people, dogs also enjoy variety in their diet. Lastly, homemade treats are also a perfect option for dogs with allergies.

Save Money

Of course, there are pet food stores that sell healthy treats. But these can be quite expensive! Making your own treats at home can save a lot of money over time. And buying items in bulk or using ingredients you already have at home can save you even more money.

Have Fun

Making homemade dog treats can be fun and creative. You can find easy, healthy recipes here (just remember, when using peanut butter, make sure it doesn’t contain xylitol, as this is poisonous to dogs). If you have kids, this is a great activity to do with them. You can use cookie cutters to make all kinds of different shapes and sizes. You can even decorate them with healthy frosting if you’re feeling ambitious!

 

As you can see, making homemade dog treats is simple, healthy and fun! It’s a great activity for the whole family. Plus, your dog will love them! We look forward to hearing about recipes your dog loves at his next appointment with us here at Anasazi Animal Clinic in Gilbert!

 

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