My dogs were happier and healthier when we raw fed them. Our source became unreliable and it became a real PIA. We eventually, switched to a high quality kibble, not a chi-chi Veterinarian approved kibble (you now the ones…) But, a good high protein kibble made in the USA, namely Purina One. Recently, Quinn’s been itchy and whining and scratching. I’ve been resorting to add-ins to keep everyone eating… Tala’s weight has stabilized but she is still 15 pounds overweight, which is like 45 pounds over, for a human!
I decided to look at some of the high end all natural kibbles. No matter where I looked, I kept coming back to Blue Buffalo, which is what they used to eat before we went raw. It’s a good $15 more a bag, but then I quickly added up all the add-ins I put in their kibble and dog treats. I realized, that stopping the add-ins and making my own dog treats, I would actually save money! Mr. Money-bags agreed. So, next kibble purchase will be Blue Buffalo!
Why Blue Buffalo? Well, I’d say the ingredients for one reason and the testimonials for another! Check out their web site: Blue Buffalo they also have a page to sign up for coupons.
Check out their TV commercials online too, they are beautiful, it’s lovely watching dogs in their optimal condition running and playing! Nice wolves too!
Today, I made the first batch of no-grain all natural dog treats. I highly recommend Blue Buffalo dog treats but with 4 Siberian Huskies who are cookie-crazy, I could never afford it! I looked over their ingredients and created recipe of my own. My priorities in a dog cookie recipe are taste and convenience, natural ingredients are a given.
Check out the Sell My Soul for a Salmon Pumpkin Cookie recipe. It is real easy, takes minimal ingredients and the dogs are crazy about them. They watched me make them, took nibbles of the uncooked dough and gave me two paws up! They slept in the kitchen in front of the stove while they baked… They knew what was up! When I took them out of the oven to cool, I had to put four into the freezer to quickly cool down, so they didn’t go mad waiting!
Result? They cost 25% of what you’d pay for Blue Buffalo’s treats. The Gulag is crazy for these cookies and they are all in love with the cook again. Tala and Mukki, my original alphas are under the desk. Mukki has his paw on my foot and Tala is using my other foot as a pillow! Quinn is in the kitchen guarding the cookie jar with his Mom, Lulu!
Life is good when dogs are happy!