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I used to buy the cheapest dog food I could, but as my diet has improved and I've seen the effect it's had on my health, I've started getting more interested in improving my dog's food as well. He's the most important creature in the world to me, and he relies on me totally, so it's up to me to make sure he gets a range of healthy and interesting foods to make sure he stays in prime condition. If we are both in perfect health, then we can take each other for runs! Read on to learn more about dog food.

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How to Make Your Own Doggie Treats for the Holidays

by Nevaeh Watts

With Christmas coming up, you might already be thinking about what gifts to give your loved ones. In many families, some of the the most loved members walk on four legs instead of two. But what are some easy treats to give your own pets or those that belong to other family members and friends? Here are some recipes for DIY doggie treats that you can make ahead of time and give to doggies on Christmas day.

Peanut butter and bacon treats

Combine 1 cup of whole wheat flour, 1 large egg, 1/2 cup of whole milk, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 1/2 cups of oats, and a 1/2 cup of peanut butter. Mix well and roll out to 5 mm, then add chopped bacon to top of the shapes as a garnish. Cook at 180 degrees for 15 minutes, then take out the treats and turn them over then cook for another 10 minutes or until golden brown. Take out the treats and cool them. Store them between layers of greaseproof paper until you are ready to serve them to your pup.

To make the doggie treats even more festive you can shape them in Christmas cookie cutters so that they have a cute, festive shapes. Just make sure to keep them out of reach until the day, as dogs are likely to sniff out tasty treats from layers of wrapping and make an early break from their present when you least expect it.

Doggie ice-cream treats

As Christmas in Australia tends to be a super warm day, many dogs appreciate a cool and icy treat for a Christmas snack. For a simple DIY doggie ice cream recipe try combining one small banana and one punnet of strawberries with 3 cups of non-fat, plain yoghurt. You can then freeze the mix, and smash up the next morning in a food processor or with a stick blender. Try topping with some chopped bacon to create a dog friendly Christmas ice-cream sundae.

As previously mentioned, these treats will make a great gift for the dogs in your life, as well as your friends' and family's pets. If you don't have the time or inclination to make your own doggies treats, you can always purchase pet food related treats from a local pet supply chain store. They often have range of tasty festive treat in store to help make Christmas extra special. 

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