Your dog definitely loves treats. That is why you do try your very best to give them some when you can. However, you do try not to overdo it as giving your dog a lot of treats can bring about some conditions that you would not want your dog to have. There are rules on eating treats for dogs. According to experts, you should follow the 90/10 rule. This means that the treats that you give your dog should make up 10 per cent of the total amount of calories per day that your dog needs. So this basically says that you should only give them small portions.
Of course, when it comes to giving your dog treats, you want to make sure that you are going to give him the best. The best does not necessarily mean the most expensive. What it does means is that it should be treats that are healthy and are good for your pet. You would not want to give your dog unhealthy stuff because it may lead to illnesses and diseases that are not going to be good for your pet – and for you, too, as you are the primary caregiver for your pet.
Bananas and peanut butter
What you can give them would be some bananas and peanut butter. These are really good food that is nutritious and also very tasty that your dog would be begging you for more of this. They can be quite irresistible. What you need to do is make create a really good treat that you would be able to feed your dog without worrying if it is healthy or not. Since you would be the one preparing it, you can be sure about the ingredients. The ingredients should be around 1 ½ cup of rolled oats, a piece of banana, and just half a cup of peanut butter.
How to prepare the treat
Before you start mixing things up, go ahead and preheat the oven so that it is at 350° F. While the oven is heating up, go ahead and take out your blender or a food processor. Use that to grind up all of the rolled oats until they turn into powder. You can then take a bowl and mix together the peanut butter and the banana. Make sure that you mix them until it is all smooth. When it is, that is the time to add the oats. Again, mix them quite well. It will turn out into some kind of dough which you will need to roll out. Cut them into small bits. You can use a cookie cutter so that it would all look quite cute and interesting. The cut bits should be placed on a cookie sheet which has been lined with some parchment paper.
When all of the treats have been cut and lined on the cookie sheet, go ahead and place them in the oven. Bake them for around 15 minutes or just right up until you see the edges of the treats turn brown. When done, take them out and cool them all. When cooled, put them in a container that is airtight for storage. They will be good to eat for a maximum of one week.