Homemade Dog Treats
Easy Dog Treat Recipes
Making easy dog treat recipes is not difficult to do and
it’s a sure fire way of knowing exactly what goes into your dog’s
food. Too many dog treat companies try to save money by bulking out
their biscuits with filler, meaning that you get a cheaper treat but
your dog’s health suffers. Making your own dog biscuits can also be
a great way to introduce your child to cooking and teach them how to
care for their pet.
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Getting the Right Dog Biscuit Recipe
Finding easy dog treat recipes is not hard, as a popular thing
to try as they are popular, but finding the right mix of ingredients
for your dog is sometimes tricky. You can split homemade dog biscuit
recipes into three categories:
- Simple-to-make treats
- Treats that cater to your dog’s individual tastes
- Healthy snacks
Of course, some dog treat recipes do not fall into any of these
categories, but using these three helps to narrow the options.
Easy Dog Treat Recipes
When you cook with children for the first time, you should start
with something easy. Depending on the skill and experience of your
child, you may want to let them do all the work under your guidance
or let them instruct you. Either way, cooking together is fun as
long as you can keep the dog away long enough to make the treats.
For a simple yet healthy snack for your dog, gather:
2 cups of plain or whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1 cup of chunky or smooth peanut butter
1 cup milk
Mix the dry ingredients together in one bowl and the milk and peanut
butter in another. Add the dry ingredients to the milk and peanut
butter mixture to make a dough and knead for about five minutes. Use
a cookie cutter to make shapes and bake in a pre-heated oven for
about 20 minutes. The cookies should be hard but not rock solid.
Don’t let your dog eat them until after they have cooled.
Special Dog Biscuit Treats
Most of the easy dog treat recipes you will find tend to focus on
using your dog’s favorite flavors to make biscuits. These usually
consist primarily of meat, fish or cheese, so a recipe like this one
allows you to use any of their favorite food and flavors:
2 ½ cups of white or whole wheat flour
1/2 cup of milk
2 Tablespoons of your dog’s favorite flavor, such as a stock cube,
melted cheese or liquid from a can of tuna
Sieve the flour to make it smooth and then add the flavoring, egg
and milk. Mix well to make dough and if it is too stiff to roll out,
add some more flavoring. Finally, cut out your cookie shapes and
bake in a pre-heated oven for 20 minutes.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
Healthy and Easy Dog Treat Recipes
Using herbs in a dog biscuit is a great way to get some vitamins and
minerals into your dog’s diet. For example, oregano can help relieve
bacterial infections, parsley is great for joint pains, and lavender
helps to soothe nervous puppies. Just add them to any recipe to get
It is clear that easy dog treat recipes do not differ greatly from
cookie recipes, so they can be a great way to introduce your child
to baking, as well as saving money on expensive treats. The dog’s
enthusiasm is sure to bring a smile to your child’s face and
encourage them to try new recipes to obtain an even better response
from their furry friend.
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