How To Make Dog Treats At Home
Interested in making some homemade dog food or homemade dog treats for your pooch?
Cooking for your dog is actually a lot easier than you might think. A lot of concerned pet owners are turning to homemade pet food largely because of all the pet food recalls that have occurred over the past several years. There are very few, if any, guidelines that pet food companies have to follow when it comes to producing pet food. I’m not going to get into right now, but if you new what these big businesses were allowed to put into their pet food, you would be applauded!
Having said that, let’s look on the brighter of things and take a look at how you can make sure that your pet is eating healthy and nutritious food and pet treats.
As you can see, I have created this blog to help concerned dog owners like yourself easily prepare food for your pooch. Again, I want to stress that all the dog treat recipes and dog food recipes that are found on my site can be made in the comfort of your own home with simple ingredients that you can get at your local food store. I figured why not start out with few easy homemade dog treats recipes! I started making homemade treats for my dog about seven years ago and I would be happy to share all of the little tips and tricks that I have learned along the way.
Here are two of my favorite dog treat recipes. Before you begin you might want to browse through the list of items that you will need to start making your pet these tasty treats.
Things you will need:
electric mixer or large bowl
ice cream scoop
cookie cutters (dog bone shape, etc.)
How To Make Easy Dog Treats
If you are just learning how to make homemade dog treats, then I would suggest starting out with a something simple. This is important because you don;t want to get discouraged the first time around! The first recipe is an easy dog biscuit recipe that I think both you and your dog will enjoy.
3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup of wheat germ
1 package of yeast
1 cup chicken broth
2 tbsp. brown sugar
Directions: Begin by preheating your oven to 325 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl dissolve on package of yeast in warm water.in large bowl. Whisk in one egg. Add chicken broth and brown sugar. With a wooden spoon mix in whole wheat pastry flour and wheat germ. Mix together. When dough forms you can use your hands to form a ball of dough. Flour the surface. Roll out cookie dough 1/4″ thickness. Cut out desired shapes. You can use fire hydrants, dog bones, etc. Place on parchment paper. Bake for 40-45 minutes.
The next dog treat recipe is one of the most sought after recipes. I can’t tell you how many emails I get with people wanting to know how to make dog treats with peanut butter.
1/4 cup of peanut butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup wheat germ
3/4 cup of oatmeal
1 1/2 cups of unbleached organic flour
1/4 cup of honey
1 tsp baking powder
Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer to blend all ingredients together. This shouldn’t take to long to mix. Use a small ice cream scoop to make small balls of cookie batter.Place each scoop on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. The parchment paper is a great way to ensure that your cookies won’t burn. If you do not have parchment paper be sure to place the doggie cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes. The video below will show you exactly how to make these tasty peanut butter treats.