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Nutritious Treats Your Furry Companion will Love

Recently an article published on the Huffington Post by Dr. Karen Becker, named off some delicious treats your pet will love. Providing our pets with good quality food is essential to their health and if you can make something healthy while still being delicious who wouldn’t be all for it? As pet owners we know that some pets will eat just about anything and I mean anything and then there are pets who are extremely picky when it comes to food. Thanks to Dr. Karen Becker I have some easy and nutritious recipes to share with you:

Crunchy Beef Cubes:

  • Dice beef into half-inch cubes
  • Place cubes close together on baking sheet
  • Put baking sheet into cold oven and heat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Cook for one hour
  • Reduce oven temperature to 200 degrees Fahrenheit and prop oven door
  • Continue cooking for two additional hours
  • Remove beef cubes from oven and allow to dry overnight at room temperature
  • Place beef cubes in airtight container and keep refrigerated or frozen until ready to serve

Chewy Liver Strips:

Lola the Trupanion office dog

Lola, the Trupanion office dog, is licking her chops just thinking about these treats

What you will need:

  • Beef livers (butcher shops sometimes throw these away or you can purchase them at a local supermarket)
  • Food dehydrator

Directions:

  • Cut liver into one-inch slices
  • Apply a non-stick spray on the dehydrator drying racks
  • Place the liver slices into the dehydrator for 24 hours
  • Seal in airtight container and refrigerate or freeze until ready to serve

Turkey Balls:

What you will need:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp chopped parsley
  • ¼ cup shredded cheese (optional)
  • ½ cup chopped vegetables (optional)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Mix all ingredients in bowl
  • Shape mixture into bite-size balls
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until brown
  • Cool and serve or seal in airtight container and store in fridge or freezer until ready to serve

These are just a few recipes and tips from Dr. Becker and if you would like to read the full article click here.

What do you think, are you going to try any of these recipes out?

 

 

 

About Amber @Trupanion

Amber is a full time student at the University of Washington and she is studying Media and Communications. She is a senior at the UW and is very excited to be getting valuable interning experience at Trupanion. Amber is the proud owner of two Yorkshire Terriers, Lola and Willy. Amber and her two dogs like to do activities outdoors such as hiking, going to the park or simply relaxing in the sun.

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