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How to Make Dog treats?

What Are Your Favorite Recipes for Dog Treats?

How to make dog treats? Use recipes for dog treats to make your own; a homemade dog treat recipe is nutritious, can be organic and tastes better. The peanut butter dog biscuit recipe is a favourite.

Many commercial dog treats contain additives, dyes, preservatives and other chemicals that aren’t exactly beneficial to your dog’s health. These ingredients can have a long term negative impact on your dog; for example, some dogs have died earlier than they should have because of bad, and/or unhealthy, diets.

If you’re concerned about giving your dog's health, and yet you still want to give it delicious and healthy treats, there is an easy solution; make your own! The only way to be completely confident about the safety of your dog’s biscuits and treats is to control the ingredients and just do it yourself.

Making your own dog treats is easy, takes hardly any time to prepare and cook; you'll save money compared to store bought treats if you buy the ingredients (many of which you probably have in your kitchen already); and the best part is that you're dog will get healthy and nutritious snacks.

So the best way to learn how easy it is to learn how to make dog treats (and how much your dog will love those treats) is to start making some!

Here are some recipes for dog treats that our dogs love. (Remember, just like humans, dogs also have different likes and dislikes.) Feel free to substitute ingredients that your dog likes in these recipes. How to make dog treats? Here's how:

Homemade Dog Treat Recipe #1: Liver Treats

  • 1 lb raw liver (chicken liver or beef liver)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • 1 box corn muffin mix - check the ingredients - use an organic mix if you can find it, but definitely look for all-natural products with no chemicals, dyes or preservatives.

Place liver, salt, and garlic in blender. Add muffin mix and spread onto a cookie sheet, this will be around 1" thick. Follow the directions for baking from the muffin mix, or until firm. Leave a few out to treat your dog, but freeze the rest and thaw as needed.

Homemade Dog Treat Recipe #2: Easy Cheese treats

(Dogs with dairy or wheat allergies cannot have these treats.)
  • 1 3/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup of margarine or butter
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

Let the cheese warm to room temperature, then cream the cheese and margaine together, adding the flour slowly as you are creaming. Roll into two logs about 2" in diameter and chill in the fridge until firm. Cut into ¼" slices and place onto a greased cooking sheet. Bake at 375 degree oven for about 15 mins until brown and firm.

Homemade Dog Treat Recipe #3: Sunflower Chicken Treats

(Dogs with dairy or wheat allergies should not have these treats.)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup corn meal
  • 1/2 cup shelled sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg beaten (for egg wash)
  • 1/4 cup of milk

Mix the flour, corn meal, and sunflower seeds together. Then add the oil, broth, 2 eggs (lightly beaten), and milk into the dry mixture and mix well. Let the dough sit for about 15-20 minutes on a lightly floured surface. Roll out to ¼" thickness and cut into shapes, brush with the beaten egg and bake for 20-35 minutes at 350.

Our dogs love peanut butter (in their kong toys they can lick and chew for hours!). Once every couple of months we make use our peanut butter dog treat recipe to make a big batch of cookies - a treat they absolutely love!

When learning how to make dog treats, it's important to find out what your dog likes and doesn't. It's fun to make treats for your pet; and it can save you money (both on treats and on future vet bills).

There are many different variations on recipes that your dog may like more than others. And don’t be shy to develop and create your own recipes for treats from scratch.

Dog Treats Can Help Oral/Dental Health

Your canine's health can be improved by taking good care of your dog's teeth and gums. Make sure that the treats you provide are low in sugar content. Dry, crunchy treats (such as dog biscuits or cookies) help to clean a dog's teeth. Also brush your dog's teeth on a regular, preferably daily, basis; if not, your dog may need expensive dental care later in life.

We also recommend a herbal remedy for caring and maintaining good dental hygiene (this has the additional benefit of helping with a dog's bad breath because the mouth's bacteria is better balanced): Gums-n-Teeth. This product will help to prevent pet gingivitis and will provide healthy mouth enzymes necessary for good dental health.

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