Given that you are not a chemist, if you can't pronounce at least the first five ingredients then you shouldn't put it in your mouth!
Shopping around the perimeter of the store helps too! Stay away from that frozen pre-packaged stuff!
Now there are other things to avoid and all that too. Yesterday on my shopping trip I managed to get out of the store with products that had NO:
1. Enriched bleached flour
2. High Fructose Corn Syrup
3. Hydrogenated Oils
I know what a success! The only secret is.... reading! Just reading the labels makes a huge difference!
After all that...I figured I should make the dogs some more treats! I make the dog treats because I can only imagine what chemicals that are in dog treats. So here is the recipe!
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup honey
3 ¾ cups flour (I used wheat)
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ cup cornmeal (I used wheatgerm)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Mix vegetable oil, shortening , honey with eggs. Beat well. Add flour, soda and cream of tartar. Knead dough until mixed well. Shape dough by rounded teaspoons into balls. Mix the cornmeal and cinnamon together in a bowl and roll balls in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet . Press the balls down with a fork. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 400F. Cool on a rack. Store in airtight container.
There you have it! Healthy alternatives for you and your dog!