Are you worried about the nutritional value your dog is receiving from his current brand of food? If so, you may want to explore a new option: make your own dog food. That’s right: you can make your own dog food; and it isn’t even time consuming or expensive. Not only will it be fun, but it will also help rover by giving him something that isn’t loaded with potentially-harmful chemicals.
Right now is perhaps the best time to get started, too, since many other pet owners are looking for alternatives to commercial foods in the wake of the imported dog food scare. Indeed, if you wanted to, you could not only cook food for your own dog, but you could also start a business that sells to many dog owners who wish to keep their pets safe.
But before you get carried away, you may want to start with a somewhat smaller project to determine whether or not there is an easy-to-access market for your home-made dog food: try making and selling some dog cookies. In order to do this, you will need the following items at a minimum: some cookie cutters, a recipe for dog treats, an oven, and some attractive packaging. Once you finish your cookies, you can then try to market them to local grocery stores and even neighbors.
I suggest you try the following recipes. I think you will find that they will more than satisfy the appetite and the tastes of any dog:
1. Waffle Treats. These are easy and inexpensive to make and dogs absolutely love them. All you need is 4 cups of whole wheat flour, 1 egg, 1 and 2/3 cups of water, 2 tbsp of vegetable oil, and ½ a cup of cornmeal. Once you have assembled these ingredients, pre-heat your oven to 325F, and start mixing everything in a bowl. Knead the dough as you normally would until it is roughly ½ inch thick. Last, cut it into squares, put it in the waffle maker (just to get the grill lines); and then pop it in the oven for more than an hour. Once the treats finish cooling, wrap them up; and you’ll be ready to drop them off at the local supermarket.
2. Honey Cake Dog Treats. The dogs will come running whenever you cook these treats. All you’ll need is 2 cups of whole wheat flour, ½ cup of soy bean flour, 1 tbsp of honey, some canola oil, sea salt, and 1 cup of water. Start by mixing the dry ingredients thoroughly. Once you are done, add the water and honey, mix again – and then bake them in the oven on 400F for about a half hour.
3. Frozen Fruit Treats. Not all treats have to be cooked. In fact, one of the things you’ll find dogs love most is a frozen applesauce treat. All you have to do is take applesauce, mix it with some vanilla yogurt, and then freeze it.
So get started on your dog food treats business today. All you need to do is get some easy-to-make recipes; and keep your furry customers in mind throughout the entire process-and, in no time, you should have a top-notch doggy treat business.