My Homemade Dog Treats

As this blog likes to promote, we experiment with food and drinks to see what we can create. We make it easy, and sensible for everyone right?

Pets are not excluded from this blog either. I have a dog, always wanted one, but we were too poor and didn’t have the space for one. I pay rent now, and now we have Crazy Ass. Love her, and it’s been a challenge learning her quirks, eating habits, and training her. We are still working on those but, it’s better than what we had at first.

One thing I didn’t get, until now, was her defiance in her eating dog snacks. She’s almost a year old(February 14), and I figured she could eat just about anything since she’s a lab.

Not really.

What we found was the treats were too hard for her to chew. I bought two huge boxes, and she wouldn’t eat them. I didn’t want to throw them away, but I needed to do something.

Here we are today. I’m currently soaking them in water to soften them, but……..THERE’S MORE!

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I found recipes on ceasarsway.com(if you don’t know him, he’s the dog whisperer). I wanted to make sure the idea I had could work. My thinking is if I soak them long enough, I could puree them and make them into muffins for her to eat. I’ll bake these tonight, since I have free time, and let you know how it turns out. In the mean time, here’s the base of the recipes I found. I’m going to change them a little bit, and post pictures later!

Basic dog biscuits

These basic biscuits can be customized to cater to your canine’s palette

Ingredients

    • 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour (substitute regular flour or oats if your dog is sensitive to wheat)
    • 1 tsp. salt (or less)
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tsp. Beef or chicken Bouillon granules (can substitute beef or chicken broth/stock)
    • ½ cup hot water

Optional add ins

  • Bacon or chicken broth, eggs, oats, liver powder, wheat germ, shredded cheese, bacon bits

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Dissolve bouillon in hot water
  3. Add remaining ingredients
  4. Knead dough until it forms a ball (approximately 3 minutes)
  5. Roll dough until ½ inch thick
  6. Cut into slices or bone shapes (you can purchase a bone shaped cookie cutter to make shapes with)
  7. Place dough pieces on lightly greased cookie sheet
  8. Cook for 30 minutes

 

Frozen peanut butter yogurt dog treats

The perfect snack to cool your pet down after a vigorous play session

Ingredients

    • 32 ounces vanilla yogurt
    • 1 cup peanut butter

Directions

    1. Melt the peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl
    2. Combine the yogurt and melted peanut butter
    3. Pour the mixture into cupcake papers
    4. Place in the freezer

Off I go to check on my experiment!

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~CSM~

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Ivy says:

    Love these!!! I try to make healthy treats for my dogs too and I try not to buy as much as I used to!

    http://www.dogsilove.com/category/dog-food/

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    1. buttercuppieces2013 says:

      Thats cool! I just noticed mine is so picky.

      Like

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