Dog are amazing animals with spunk and personality all their own. Over the years, with my dogs and seniors I’ve worked with, I’ve found that a satisfied dog is a happy dog! Pumpkin is in season and is especially soothing to the tummy and with the added punch of beef heart we have a perfect treat for older dogs. (or any dog!)
Why Make Perfect Treats?
There is an abundance of new and valid information about nutrition and health than ever before. We now know that a diet that is nutritionally inadequate can affect behavior in different ways. We also know that imbalanced diets can cause many disease and illness’ that can shorten our furry friend’s life.
Did you know that:
- Deficiency in fatty acids can cause depression?
- Is your pet aggressive? Your dogs could benefit from less protein in their diet. Try increasing the fat and carb content.
- Both carbs and fat have a calming influence on our dog’s mood.
Perfect Treat For Older Dogs
Feeding a homemade diet will address many health and behavior issues, but that requires a significant time commitment. I believe in baby steps, and it’s why I’m sending along one of my favorite fall doggies treat recipes.
I’ve never met a dog who didn’t love pumpkin and the added beef heart is delectable and oh so healthy for your older companion. Loaded with co-enzyme Q10, high levels of elastin and collagen beef heart has all the ingredients our seniors need to combat dementia.
I hope your dog enjoys this yummy treat as much as Keira and Rosa. Occasionally, I’ve substituted liver for heart and once I left out the organ meat altogether. Want gluten free? Try brown rice flour instead of whole wheat.
Do you make treats for your pet? I’d love to hear what you make in the comments below.