Dog Nutrition

Because of Winn Dixie

 

Gloria fed Winn Dixie peanut butter each time she saw him. Was this healthy? Read the information below and decide for yourself.

Veterinarians agree that pets live longer and healthier lives since the use of commericial dog foods became widespread. According to Petfood Industry magazine, more than 200 different ingredients are used in pet foods. These pet foods are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the states through their feed laws and the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) making using dog food the best policy. If you are not using a commericial dog food remember your dog needs a combination of fats, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water. The amount you feed your dog depends on their daily needs for growth, activity, and repair.

If your dog is healthy on his/her annual visits to the veterinarian you may not wish to change the eating habits of your dog. Feeding your pet a combination of dry food with lean meat scraps is generally a healthy practice. However some foods such as chocolate can make your dog sick.

Try making Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

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Peanut Butter Dog & People Biscuits

1½ cups self rising flour

½ cups peanut butter

¼ cups of rolled oats

1 egg

2 tablespoons of shortening

1 heaping tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat the oven to 350° degrees. While heating combine flour and oats in a large bowl. Add peanut butter, 1 egg, honey, vanilla, and shortening. Mix all ingredients well. Roll this mixture out ¼ inch thick and cut into shapes or shape by hand into dog biscuits. Bake the biscuits for 20 minutes or until they turn slightly brown. Store in an airtight container.