|With a treat for his pals!|
From Daryl aka Avery:
Sparky has been having a few, um, disorders, and I simply had to figure out why. He's a sensitive little guy. Quite highstrung. Was it going to the groomer? Nope. He loves it there. They don't give any unwarranted treats. Going to play time? Nope, loves it there, too, and comes home exhausted. No treats I hadn't authorized there, either.
Our vet had already put him on WD kibble for "diabetic" dogs just because the food was specifically for dogs with sensitive stomachs. That was fine, but Sparky wasn't enamored with the food. It was just "there" if he had to eat. I added chopped turkey or chopped beef and he liked that.
But then the problem started.
I reviewed the treats I was giving him. He's never had any problem with Iams Puppy biscuits, so I ruled those out. He has the occasional treat of peanut butter on a chew bone or antler. No problem.
It had to be the chopped turkey or beef.
I tried removing that and offering cooked yams. Yech. Not a chance. I tried a few other "human" foods. Nope. He wanted nothing to do with them. He wanted meat!
So I read up on sensitive dogs and realized that he really needed to "chew" his food, so I switched his "meat" to stew beef that I cook and cut into Sparky-sized chunks, and voila, new dog. No problems whatsoever. Yay!
In the meantime, I decided to make gluten-free dog biscuits, just in case the Iams or the WD were the issue because of the gluten in them. His human mom eats gluten-free; maybe he needed to be like me. LOL
I found this easy recipe. He likes them so much, but he's willing to share with his buddies.
I hope your four-legged pet will like them, too!
GLUTEN-FREE PEANUT BUTTER DOG BISCUITS
|Make the dough|
|Roll it out.|
|Parchment paper really helps.|
|Nice and smooth, about 1/2 inch thick.|
|Cut into squares. You can probably use cookie cutters.|
|Squares are easy.|
|These don't spread.|
|Nice and crunchy. Keep airtight.|
DAY OF SECRETS