If you can follow a recipe, then you can easily whip up some homemade dog treats for your dog. We’ll show you some the easiest recipes to make some of the tastiest treats your dog has ever had. Making homemade dog treats for your pet is a healthy alternative to feeding them the mass produced treats available in pet stores and super markets.
Before we get started with our first recipe, you’ll need to make sure that you have the following items in your kitchen. You’ll need a set of baking bowls, measuring spoons, measuring cups, a rolling pin, cookie cutters and a baking sheet. You may need some other baking supplies as you get more involved in making homemade pet treats, but the items that we listed above will be enough to get started.
The first recipe that we are going to share with you is one of our dog’s favorites. We call them Cheesy Chihuahua Chews. Most dogs love cheese, so we’re sure that these treats will be a hit with your pup. You’ll need to get the following ingredients for this recipe: oat flour, rolled oats, powdered cheese, baking powder, and water. Follow the recipe below and enjoy!
1 cup oat flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup powdered cheese
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup water
Combine the flour, the rolled oats, and the baking powder in a large bowl. Add the powdered cheese and water and mix together until a dough forms. You may want to add some more water or flour if the dough is too dry or too wet. Roll the dough out to 1/4″ thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut the cookies into desired shapes. We use a cookie cutter in the shape of a Chihuahua, hence the Cheesy Chihuahua Chews. You can use what ever shape you would like. (Friends of ours received a box of Newfoundland dog treats from The Beggin’ Beagle Bakery. ) Bake the treats in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Let cool and serve. Store the treats in an air tight container for up to two weeks.
These treats will usually only last for about two weeks. If you keep them any longer they will most likely get moldy. You really do not want to feed your dog anything that is moldy. Dogs can get very sick from mold.
You can substitute the oat flour with any other type of flour. We have made some of our treats with whole wheat flour and our dogs like them just the same. Some dogs are allergic to wheat so the oat flour is a better choice. We had husky puppies that had wheat allergies so we made their treats using brown rice flour.