Homemade Dog Treats – For the Dog I Love
With so many commercial dog treats and dog cookies on the market today you may be wondering why anyone would go to the trouble of making dog food treats at home for their dog. The real question you need to ask is, “Why wouldn’t I make homemade dog treats for my dog?”
There are so many easy dog treats, so many dog cookie recipes, and so many nutritious homemade dog treats that you can whip together something great-tasting and nutritious for your dog with only minor effort. Your dog loves it when you make treats for him. It’s not only fun to do but most dog cookie recipes are also easy, quick and pretty healthy. Homemade treats are absolutely the way to go!
Getting started on your homemade treats is super simple. All you need is access to a kitchen; a good dog treats recipe, and some basic ingredients.
Most dogs love all kinds of special treats that you make for them so it shouldn’t be hard to choose one that your dog will like. Does your dog have a special fondness for peanut butter? It’s easy to make a peanut butter dog treat. Maybe he likes liver or cheese? Again, it’s easy to find dog treat recipes with these ingredients.
Let’s start with a very easy peanut butter dog treat.
Peanut Butter Treats
• 2 tablespoons corn oil
• 1/2 cup peanut butter
• 1 cup water
• 1 cup whole wheat flour
• 2 cups white flour
Preheat oven to 350°. Combine oil, peanut butter and water in a bowl. Add Flour 1 cup at a time, then knead into firm dough. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with small bone shaped cookie cutter. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Makes 2 1/2 dozen.
As you can see, these homemade dog treats are very simple and easy to make. It only takes a few minutes from the time you gather the ingredients until you take them out of the oven. Meanwhile, your dog is beside you the whole time wagging his tail and watching your every move. And, it’s such a small way to give back to your little (or big) baby who takes such interest in your happiness and safety.
The great thing about making treats at home for your dog is that you have complete control over the ingredients. You know exactly what goes into the biscuits, cookies and cakes that you make for your dog. You know precisely what he’s eating. You can’t say that when you buy a dog food treat for your dog, no matter how good the treat is supposed to be.
So, stock up your kitchen with a few tools for baking, like mixing bowls, spatulas, a cutting board and a rolling pin. Some recipes may call for a blender or a food processor, especially if there is some kind of meat involved. You need a good cookie sheet or baking sheet to place treats and cookies on in the oven. Those are the basic things you’ll need for making dog treats at home.