Quick and Easy Homemade Dog Treats

 

Home is where the heart is, and for many of us, our hearts are also shared with our furry best friends.

 

Sometimes, we want to spoil our pets. Making dog treats at home is a great way to reward your dog and keep an eye on what he or she eats. Here are some quick and easy recipes that are safe for your pooch to snack on.

 

Quick and Easy Homemade Dog Treats

 

Dog Biscuits
*2½ cups whole wheat flour (substitute regular flour or oats if your dog is sensitive to wheat)
*1 teaspoon salt (or less)
*1 egg
*1 teaspoon beef or chicken bouillon granules (can substitute beef or chicken broth/stock)
*½ cup hot water
*Optional: Bacon bits, eggs, oats, liver powder, wheat germ, shredded cheese

Directions:
• Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit
• Dissolve bouillon in hot water, add the rest of the ingredients
• Knead dough until it forms a ball
• Roll out dough until ½ inch thick
• Slice pieces with a bone-shaped cookie cutter (purchase one here!) and place on a lightly-greased cookie sheet
• Bake for 30 minutes


Recipe courtesy of Cesar’s Way.


Pumpkin Balls
*½ cup canned pumpkin
*4 tablespoons molasses
*4 tablespoons water
*2 tablespoons vegetable oil
*2 cups whole wheat flour
*¼ teaspoon baking soda
*¼ teaspoon baking powder
*1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Directions:
• Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit
• Mix pumpkin, molasses, vegetable oil, and water in a bowl
• Add whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon to the mixture, stir until dough softens
• Roll smalls scoops of dough into balls
• Set the balls onto a lightly-greased cookie sheet, flatten with a fork
• Bake for 25 minutes, until dough is firm

Recipe courtesy of Cesar’s Way.


Frozen Yogurt Peanut Butter Cups

*32 ounces plain or vanilla yogurt
*1 cup peanut butter (preferably unsalted and unsweetened)

Note: Check your peanut butter’s label to make certain it doesn’t contain xylitol, an ingredient which is toxic to dogs.

Directions:
• Melt peanut butter, combine with yogurt
• Pour mixture into ice cube trays
• Freeze mixture until firm (about a few hours)

Recipe courtesy of Cesar’s Way.


Frozen PB&J Ice Cubes

*About 12 strawberries, washed and rinsed
*3 tablespoons peanut butter (preferably unsalted and unsweetened)
*¼ cup cold water

Note: Check your peanut butter’s label to make certain it doesn’t contain xylitol, an ingredient which is toxic to dogs.

Directions:
• Mix ingredients together, scoop into balls
• Freeze mixture until firm (about a few hours)

Recipe courtesy of Pawsh Magazine.

 

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