DIY Dog Treats

Does your dog love dog treats? Are you sick of buying expensive treats at the store? Why not make your own? I personally think making treats yourself is a more fun way to reward your furry friend. I'd like to share some of my favorite dog treat recipes with you!

Peanut Butter Biscuits:

You will need:

4 cups of whole-wheat flour

2 cups-cooking oats

2 1/2 cups of warm water

1/2 cup of all natural peanut butter (no salt or sugar added)

1/4 cup cup carob chips (available at health food stores)

1. Preheat the oven to 350º F. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well.

2. On a lightly floured surface , knead the dough until its firm. If the dough is too sticky, add warm water, 1tbsp at a time while continuing to knead.

3. Roll the dough to a 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with the cookie cutter if your choice, Transfer buscuits to a baking sheet.

4. Bake the biscuits for 40 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the biscuits stand in the oven until hard, 1 to 2 hours.

Beef Treats:

You will need:

1 cup of chopped lean beef

2 cups unbleached white flour

1/2 cup wheat germ

1/4 cup low-fat powdered milk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup water

1 egg

1. Preheat the oven to 350º F. In a skillet, saute the beef until cooked through. Drain thoroughly.

2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well.

3. On a floured surface, knead the dough until it is firm.

4. Roll the dough to a 1/2-inch thickness, Cut with a cookie cutter of your choice. Transfer cookies to a baking sheet.

5. Bake for 30 minutes. Turn off the heat; let cookies stand in oven until hard, 1 to 2 hours.

Additional Notes:

*Unbleached all-purpose flour is safe for dogs, but whole wheat was more highly recommended by our vet because of its added health benefits. Again, please consult with your vet about any allergies your dog may have.

Below are a few more ideas for DIY treats visit their site and find out more!

Here is a recipe specifically for diabetic dogs. It can be hard to find treats for a diabetic dog, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't have treats like any other dog.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/88806/diabetic-dog-treats/

This last one is a super easy recipe with only three ingredients! It's very convenient peanut butter pumpkin treat. And the best part is that you can store them in a freezer for up to three months!

http://www.kevinandamanda.com/whatsnew/miley-and-howie/miley-and-howies-3-ingredient-homemade-peanut-butter-pumpkin-dog-treats.html?m

Let us know how your dog enjoys their DIY treats!

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