Wicked Easy Homemade Dog Treats
If you make this process a part of your normal cooking ritual you will have a stockpile of homemade dog treats on hand whenever your dog needs them…and the best part about these dog treats is that you are creating them so you know what your dog is eating. You have control of their dietary needs. You can also make these treats in bulk to freeze so they are always available. It is wicked easy to create homemade, healthy dog treats.
Start out with the basic Dog Treat recipe listed below. This is a healthy start to any dog treat. If your dog is intolerant to any of the ingredients listed below try to substitute with ingredients that your dog can tolerate. For example if your dog does not digest milk use almond or soy instead. Just try to have the Basic Dog Treat Recipe on hand for quick prep and bake situations. I keep mine taped inside the cabinet door right above my mixer. I also keep room on the recipe for writing notes. Then you simply use your Basic Dog Treat Recipe and add in the ingredients as your refrigerator dictates or as your dogs needs change.
Basic Dog Treat Recipe
2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour (fair source of fiber)
1/2 Cup Quick Oats (excellent source of fiber)
2/3 Cup Skim Milk (Vitamin D and Calcium)
3 T Olive Oil (antioxidants and vitamin E)
Mix the dry ingredients first and then add in the milk and oil. Mix until dough is formable, spoon or roll and cut. Bake at 350 degrees. If rolled to 3/8″ baking time is 30 to 35 minutes…or until a golden brown.
Tip: This is the easiest basic dog treat recipe that I experimented with. If there are any problems with your dough forming correctly just add milk to a dry batch and flour to a wet batch.
What dog doesn’t like bacon? After making Twice Baked Potatoes for my family I had extra bacon and shredded cheese. While still cleaning from diner that night I added my Basic Dog Treat ingredients to my blender, added the leftover bacon and cheese and created Bacon & Cheese Dog Treats before I was done cleaning my kitchen for the night. Making your dog treats doesn’t have to be a chore it can be second nature. It is wicked easy to create homemade, healthy dog treats just by making your basic treat recipe and adding in some leftovers.