The main ingredients in this homemade salmon dog treat recipe are all natural, gluten-free, and palatable for dogs. Ask your dog if s/he likes these food items: salmon, coconut oil, rosemary and Parmesan cheese. Did you get 4-paws up?
My dog, Hana, at the wise old age of 15, knows exactly when to get up and go into the kitchen: when I start baking treats for her! She gets especially excited if I use fish and cheese - her two favorite ingredients.
At the request of my dog, I just whipped up a batch of homemade salmon dog treats today. She liked them so much that she asked me to share the recipe with the dog community.
This recipe is very simple and easy to handle. It is packed with nutrients as well!
Salmon is of course a rich source of protein, which dogs need for energy, growth and body maintenance. The amazing thing is that, the bioactive protein molecules (called bioactive peptides) in salmon protein can provide special support in various areas, including supporting and maintaining joint cartilage integrity, effective use of insulin, and the control of inflammation in the digestive tract.
In addition, salmon is rich in antioxidants such as selenium, which can prevent inflammation of the joint and certain types of cancer.
Not sure if fish is safe to be fed to dogs? Please read this article.
In addition, rosemary has calming and antidepressant effects, and is good for dogs with upset tummies caused by nervousness or excitability.
Moreover, rosemary has been found to be good for the heart - It helps strengthen heart function and helps moderate irregular heartbeat.
Rosemary is also hailed as a "longevity herb" because it contains substances that help prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
As you can see, this is a very good herb for dogs with different health issues, from digestive problems, heart problems to those fighting infections caused by bacteria and/or fungi. It can also support older dogs by enhancing their immune systems.