Home Made Dog Treats

Narrated from: Dog Nutrition

If you enjoy making your furry friend’s food, you will likely want to learn to make treats for him. There are many different ways to make treats, from baked biscuits to frozen treats, for those simmering summer days when only something frozen will do. Frozen dog treats will help your dog cool off internally on hot days and can be given to him or her when you are at the park and they are a great addition to fresh water, but they are not to be used in place of fresh water! No matter where you go with your pooch always take fresh cold water with you. The easiest way to make sure you do not run out of cold water for your pup or for you is to fill a bottle halfway with water and securely replace the top. Lay the bottle sideways in the freezer. When you are ready to go add cold water to the bottle and put it into an insulated container. The water will melt slowly and stay cold much longer.

To make crunchy dog treats all you need is 1 ½ cups of whole wheat flour, ½ teaspoon of baking powder, ¾ cup of peanut butter, ¾ cup of milk and a tablespoon of honey. Mix all ingredients well and knead the dough thoroughly. Roll out the dough to about ¼ inch. Cut the dough into bite sized pieces and bake on a greased cookie sheet at 375 degrees for about twenty minutes. With the always favorite peanut butter and the sweetness of honey, these are sure to be a hit!

Another simple dog biscuit recipe that is really easy and very cheap as well as cost effective is one that is made with baby food! Try mixing two jars of baby food lamb but make sure the lamb has no onions - this will be listed on the label. Onions can be toxic to dogs and can be fatal if they get too many. Add ¼ cup of powdered milk and a ¼ cup of plain oatmeal. Mix well and then flatten the mixture and cut it into bite sized pieces. Bake them on a greased cookie sheet for about 15 to 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven. They should be a beautiful golden brown when done.

Dogs go bananas over bananas! This one is sure to be a warm weather favorite! Mash one banana with a fork and mix it with one tablespoon of peanut butter and a ½ cup plain yogurt. You can double or triple this recipe if you have a bigger dog. You can freeze this or just serve it cold as a dessert that is very good for them. A variation of this one is to simply mix plain yogurt and peanut butter thoroughly and then pour the mixture into ice cube trays to freeze. Pop one out of the ice cube trays once in a while and serve it to your dog; he will love them! Just as easy and very tasty is flavored frozen yogurt that you can freeze, such as banana and strawberry or blueberry. Experiment to see what your pup’s favorite flavors are.

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