Food journalist and dog lover Georgina Ingham has created three simple, delicious dog treat recipes. They're so good, you might be tempted to wolf them down yourself!
'Carrot is an excellent source of fermentable fibre and can have a positive effect on the bacteria living inside a dog's gut,' says David Nolan, co-founder of freshly cooked dog food delivery company Butternut Box (@ButternutBox). 'Served raw they can also be great as a teeth cleaning chew.
'The minerals found within sweet potato assist with cell functions as diverse as oxygen transportation and the building of proteins,' he says. 'We have also found it very useful for settling upset stomachs!'
What's so good about blueberries?
Prep time: 15 minutes, plus freezing time.
Makes: one 500ml tub – approx. 10 servings.
'The friendly bacteria (probiotics) found within yoghurt help to keep bad bacteria away,' says David. 'It's also a source of calcium, phosphorus, Vitamin B12, zinc and iodine.
'Be sure to remove the core and seeds of the apple as these parts can be toxic to dogs over time,' he adds.
Before baking big batches of cookies, or whipping up a whole tub of berry ice cream, ensure that your dog is not allergic or intolerant to any of the ingredients. Symptoms can range from weight loss to dermatitis – in fact, up to 20 per cent of skin disorders in dogs are caused by allergic responses to food.
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