4 Amazing Benefits of Homemade Dog Treats

4 Amazing Benefits of Homemade Dog Treats

homemade dog treats santa claritaSanta Clarita pet owners can purchase a wide variety of treats for your dog in any grocery store, but you might wonder whether you could be providing your special companion with something better – homemade dog treats! Did you know that homemade dog treats have several benefits?

  1. Homemade treats for your dog are safer. Spend a few moments looking over the ingredients of your store-bought dog treats. They have all types of preservatives and chemicals that might be harmful.
  1. Homemade treats for your dog are healthier. Once you’ve realized how harmful the chemicals are in your dog’s treats, you’ll also start looking at the other ingredients. Many of those store-bought snacks are filled with saturated fats which are unhealthy for any dog. By making your own dog treats, you ensure that they are made from reduced-fat or fat-free ingredients.
  1. Homemade treats for your dog are cheaper. You’ll be amazed when you start to compare the costs of your homemade treats with the ones you’ve purchased at a store. The manufacturers of those dog treats mark up the prices substantially so that they can make a profit.
  1. Homemade treats for dogs taste better. Fresh ingredients always provide better taste and texture. You never know how long those store-bought treats have been sitting in some warehouse or distribution center waiting to be shipped.

It doesn’t take long to see just how important making your own dog treats can be. One of the added benefits of homemade treats is that your dog’s digestive system stays healthier. You’ll see fewer and fewer ‘accidents’.

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Cold Weather Dog Care Tips

Cold Weather Dog Care Tips

winter dog cold weather santa claritaMany dog owners mistakenly believe that they don’t need to take any extra precautions with their furry friends during the winter seasons. After all, nature equipped them with their own personal winter coat. However, man’s best friend is just as vulnerable to the cold as we are, and they need extra care to keep them safe in the cold months. Below are some tips to keep your dog happy and healthy in this cold weather.

All Dogs are Different

First, know your dog’s biology. On the medical side, certain medical conditions can make your dog more susceptible to the cold. On the genetic side, certain breeds tolerate the cold better than others. For example, larger dogs and dogs with longer hair can stay out longer in the cold, whereas elderly dogs of all breeds need particular care and attention since their joints are more fragile. Check with your veterinarian if you have any doubts about your dog’s ability to withstand cold weather.

Safety Hazards

Second, be vigilant. The winter season comes with its own specific risks to man’s best friend. For example, many dogs like the taste of antifreeze, which is a dangerous toxin. They are also more susceptible to carbon monoxide poisoning since they spend more time indoors while you are away. They also like to be warm just as much as you do, so keep an eye on them around fireplaces and space heaters (which can be easily knocked over) to prevent accidental burns and fire hazards.

Looks for the Signs

Lastly, be aware that the majority of a dog’s body heat is lost through his/her feet, ears, mouth, and nose. A sweater may help provide some extra warmth, but your best strategy is to keep a close eye on your dog and be aware of any signs of cold or distress. In short, in order to ensure a safe and fun winter season for you and your furry friend, treat your dog the way you would like to be treated during the winter months.

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