Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

IMG_2084Believe it or not, there are many simple and quick recipes for Dog treats that anyone can make right at home and, save lots of money over expensive store bought brand names. Also, it is a much healthier way to reward your beloved canine friend because you control what ingredients go into them. Brand name treats often contain preservatives, additives and by-product fillers that most certainly can’t be good for any life forms, not just dogs.

A good example of a popular recipe going around lately is, for the basic dog biscuit. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and follow these simple directions. First, you want to dissolve one teaspoon. Of beef or chicken bouillon granules into ½ cup of hot water. In a large mixing bowl combine this broth with one egg and 1 tsp. Of salt, then work in 2 ½ cups of whole wheat flour (oats may be substituted for the flour). Knead this dough mixture until it forms a ball for about 3 minutes. Next, with a rolling pin on floured surface roll it out to about ½ inch thick. Now, you can cut the dough into strips or, you can use a bone shaped cookie cutter if you want to buy one; however, any shape will work. Place the dough on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes.

There are many variations to this basic Dog Biscuit such as adding dried fruits (no grapes or raisins), or vegetables (no onions). Left over pieces of meat can be used as well. It might take a little mixing it around until you find the one your dog seems to like the most. These biscuits can be stored for up to 6 months in the freezer, just thaw them out as needed. The effort to making treats like this at home will be well worth the money you will be saving. Your Dog can feel the love already.