Treats that are both Good and Healthy for Your Dog

Like humans, dogs also like to eat tasty treats but while choosing treats for your lovely companions you should choose foods that are not only tasty but good for their health also. Some of the healthy and tasty dog treats are briefly discussed here under for your guidance.

Dehydrated veggies and fruits: You can prepare this tasty treat for your dog by using some dehydrated vegetables and fruits like apples, potatoes, zucchini and strawberries or whatever you like to make this treat tastier for your pet (visit blog/495-kangaroo-jerky-dog-treats-the-hidden-gem for more).  While preparing this treat you should first of all wash all the ingredients and cut then into smaller pieces after pat drying them. Now arrange them in single layer on a baking sheet and put it in your oven, pre-heated to 150 degree. When the pieces are done cool them to room temperature before serving to your dog.

Bone Broth: This treat is not only delicious but also good choice for the hair, skin, gut and joints of your dog. You can serve it spicy or non-spicy as per the liking of your dog.

Grain Bowls: This recipe can be made for your dog by using various types of food stuffs flexibly. You can use some starch and grains like brown rice, quinoa or sweet potatoes as the base of your treat. Then you can include some colorful and green raw, sautéed, or roasted vegetables along with tofu, boiled eggs or cut steaks to add protein and other healthy ingredients. You can also add peanuts or sunflower seeds to add some crunch to the treat. You can also drizzle some dressing on the top to give a finishing touch to this tasty and healthy dog treat.

You can also give your dog some of the healthy and tasty human foods like but always check:

Peanut butter: Heart healthy fats, various types of vitamins and niacin present in peanut butter make it a healthy food not only for humans but for pets also. It can help in smooth running of your dog.

Cheese: Dogs usually like to eat cheese but if it is cottage cheese or low fat cheese then it can be a better treat for them. But if your dog is intolerant to lactose then you should avoid this treat.

Eggs: Scrambled eggs without any pepper, salt and butter can be a good and healthy treat for your dog. It can improve the shine of his coat.

Blueberries: Along with blueberries you can also give blackberries and raspberries to your dog as snack.

Sweet potatoes: You can use it in various types of dog treats to make them tastier and healthier.

Green Beans: In order to make a great treat for your dog you can give them raw green beans straight out the fridge.

Lean meat: Boneless and fatless lean meats like pork, chicken, turkey and fish can also be a good snack for dogs.

Popcorn: Dogs also like to eat popcorn but they can be healthier for them if no butter and salt is added.

Rice: Plain white rice is also good treat for the upset stomach of the dogs.

Our Beginnings

Barbara was one of the first alpaca breeders on the East Coast. She and Earlah Swift were the original founders of Mariah Alpacas in Vermont. Her many years of experience first as a dog breeder and later as an internationally respected dog show judge have given her a keen eye for quality in animal conformation and dispositions. The transition to alpacas was a simple one. After years of working successfully with Earlah, Barbara tired of the commute to Vermont and decided to open her own Virginia based business as Act II Alpacas. We merged our interests when I started Double “O” Good Alpacas with a foundation herd of 12 carefully selected Peruvian alpacas from the 1995 Peruvian importation. Our experience has taught us that the quality of our initial breeding stock, particularly our male herd sires, would forever determine the quality of any resulting herd. Barbara’s trained eye and years of judging experience paid off in spades. Today, our herd numbers more than 240 gorgeous, mostly Peruvian Huacayas, and we are expecting another 80 babies before the year’s end. We offer for sale fully guaranteed, registered alpacas – all born and raised on our farm.

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Falkland Farm

Falkland Farm is listed in the historical registries for Prince William County. The original mansion was built around 1800 and consists of three gable roofed sections of reddish and sand colored stone. It is surrounded by English gardens and a grove of old growth oak trees. It was originally the boyhood home of the notorious Nick Carter, legendary member of the Civil War cavalry unit, the Mosby Raiders. It is rumored that he had numerous hiding places within its walls.

Few things give us more pleasure than driving into the farm and seeing our alpacas grazing in the pastures, with the restored Falkland Farm mansion and grounds as the backdrop.

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