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While the thought of making homemade healthy dog treats sounds near-on impossible, you’ll be glad to hear that not only do they require minimal ingredients but they are relatively easy to make, as well. With some simple ingredients and a few minutes of your time, you’ll be making healthy dog treats in no time!.
The great thing about making your own dog food is that you’ll know exactly what is going on in your puppy’s belly. With no complex-looking words or scary-sounding chemicals, you can rest assured that your dog is receiving the best ingredients. Below, you will find recipes for dog treats, dog biscuits, and puppy treats.
Healthy Dog Biscuit Recipe #1
- 2 cups of 100% organic whole wheat flour (or rolled oats, spelt, wheat germs, or a combination). For grain-free options, try chickpea flour.
- 2 (4 oz) of pureed baby food such as sweet potato, beef, chicken, etc.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Using a medium bowl, combine the flour and chosen baby food to form a firm dough consistency. Add more water or flour if necessary.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough until ¼ inch thick. Then, use a cookie cutter, knife, or pizza cutter to cut out shapes.
- On a baking sheet, place the cookies ½ apart.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
- Before storing, allow the cookies to completely cool. Then store in a paper bag. Alternatively, you can store them in an airtight container but they may go soft. In a cool, dry place, they should last a couple of weeks.
Healthy Dog Biscuit Treats #2
- 1-cup organic peanut butter (at room temperature)
- 1-cup skimmed milk
- 2-cups whole-wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Using a medium bowl, combine the peanut butter and milk, making sure to pour the milk slowly while mixing.
- In a different bowl, combine the whole-wheat flour and the baking powder.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients with the peanut butter and milk mixture, and stir until thoroughly mixed.
- Roll out the dough on a floured surface until you reach your desired thickness.
- Using a cookie cutter, knife, or pizza cutter, cut your treats into shapes and place them ½ an inch apart on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes.
- Allow cookies to cool completely. Then store in a sealed container in a dry, cool place for up to two weeks.
Healthy Dog Biscuit Treats #3
- 2-cups of whole-wheat flour
- 1-cup rolled oats, quick or regular
- ½-cup of nonfat dry milk
- 1 tablespoon of dried parsley (or 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley)
- 2 large eggs
- 1-cup of peanut butter
- ½ cup and 1 tablespoon of cold water
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper (or lightly grease)
- In a large bowl, combine the whole-wheat flour, rolled oats, milk, and dried parsley. Then, add the eggs and peanut butter. Stir until well combined. The mixture should look crumbly. Start adding water, a little at a time, until it resembles a cohesive dough.
- Mold the dough into walnut-sized balls and place them on the baking sheet. Using a fork, flatten the balls about ¼ inch thick. Alternatively, you can roll the dough out and your desired shape using a cookie cutter, knife, or pizza cutter. As this recipe doesn’t contain any leavening (such as baking powder or yeast), you don’t have to worry about placing your cookies too close together as they won’t spread.
- Bake for 40 to 60 minutes or until they resemble a dark golden brown color and are crisp and dry.
- Before storing, let the cookies cool completely. Using an airtight container, store your dog cookies for up to a week in a cool, dry place.
Are you looking for a way to treat your furry little friend? Then why not treat them with some healthy homemade dog treats. The best thing about these is that you don’t have to worry about the cookies containing any harmful ingredients, as you know exactly what you’ve put inside them! With each recipe, you can personalize and adapt the ingredients to your dog’s specific requirements and taste. Hopefully, this guide has provided you with ideas for healthy dog treats you can make at home.