A wonderful treat for dogs is a mixture of extra lean ground beef and brown rice. Not only is this treat healthy, but it’s also easy to prepare. When I make this meal for our dogs, I cook the brown rice in a low sodium chicken broth, which adds more flavor. I then stir in a small about of ground beef that has been browned and drained of excess fat. They love this healthy treat and it’s a nice change from the everyday dog food.
Satin Balls are great for those who’d like to bulk up their dogs. Because the components are mostly composed of raw ground lean meat, it means it’s packed with real meat protein. I usually play around with the ingredients, however the most common I add are oats, Pro Mass Advance, Moringga powder, Peanut butter, and either Omega fish oil or CoQ10. Sometimes I substitute it with the grounded version of their kibbles. Our pack’s diet is solely Purina, but feel free to browse around other dog food options that are recommended for Dobermans.
If you can get your dog to eat fruit, by all means feed them fruit. Fruit is not only healthy for humans but pets as well. The best way to discover if your dog will eat fruit is to just let them try what you are eating. I actually discovered that our girls Leia and Lexie loves mangoes while I was making a dessert using this fruit. Don’t automatically assume that your dog will turn their nose up at certain foods. You must let them try different foods and let them make that decision. One of our boys, Poncho, is extremely picky; he has to smell first before eating it.
All of our dogs loves broccoli and carrots. They honestly think they’re getting a treat when she gets these vegetables. Try giving your pets different vegetables. It’s better if you can get them to eat raw vegetables, but cooked vegetables are also a healthy treat. You could even stir vegetables into the hamburger and brown rice mix for a complete meal. There is one vegetable you should not give your dog though and that’s onions. Dogs have problems digesting onions and can get quite sick if they eat them.
Please remember that as with any other treat, these healthy treats should be given to your dog in moderation. Even too many fruits and vegetables could cause your dog to become sick, especially those that are high in fiber.