Making homemade dog treats is a good way to supplement your dogs diet with healthy ingredients and to give her variety in her diet.
Would you like to surprise your “best friend” with some wonderful dog treats that you made yourself? I’ve included some of my favorite dog treat recipes below, to help you get started.
Of course you should feel free to experiment with these recipes, by adding or subtracting ingredients, based on what your dog likes.
Choose Healthy Ingredients for Homemade Dog Treats
When choosing ingredients, keep in mind that there are some foods can be harmful to dogs.
Never include these foods in your homemade dog treats recipes:
- macadamia nuts
- raw potatoes with sprouts
- sugar substitutes
- onion or garlic (including flakes and powders)
Many commercial dog treats actually contain roadkill, preservatives and fillers, as do the majority of dog foods.
Whenever possible, use only the highest quality ingredients, preferably organic. This will insure that your dog will be eating the healthiest and safest foods available.
Because your Bichon Frise is not very big, even small amounts of food or treats, can make a big difference in her diet.
Here are some easy homemade dog treats recipes that anyone can make…
Classic Dog Biscuits
- 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 2 beef or chicken bouillon cubes
- 1/2 cup meat drippings-optional
- Dissolve the bouillon cubes in the hot water.
- Add milk and the optional meat drippings and stir.
- In a separate bowl combine the whole wheat flour and the oats-mix together.
- Next pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and stir well.
- Scrape the mixture onto a floured cutting board and roll to 1/4″ thickness.
- Create your own shapes by using cookie cutters.
- Place on a greased baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour.
- Turn off heat and keep in oven until hard. I often leave the biscuits in the oven overnight.
- After cool, place dog biscuits in an air tight container.
Yummy Cheese Dog Biscuits
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 stick of butter (soft but not melted)
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/4 cup milk
- Combine all ingredients and shape into 1 big ball.
- Let stand or refrigerate for 20 minutes.
- Roll out onto a floured surface and cut with knife or cookie cutter into shapes.
- Place in oven and bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove and let cool and then place in an air tight container.
Maggie’s Favorite Frozen Smoothie
Dogs really like yogurt, and the probiotics in yogurt are very good for them.
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 cup apple juice(no sugar added)
- 1 ripe banana
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
- Pour smoothie into ice cube trays and place in freezer until frozen.
- Serve this to your dog outdoors, as it can get really messy!
Otis’ Peanut Butter Homemade Dog Treats
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup of peanut butter(creamy)
- 1/2 cup of rolled oats
- 1 egg
- dash of salt
- Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Do not over mix. If too dry, add a little more water.
- Transfer to a square baking dish and spread smooth.
- Bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes.
- If you prefer hard cookies, then let the dog cookies cool in the oven.
- When the cookies are cool, cut into small squares.
For more healthy homemade dog treats recipes and ideas on dog nutrition, you can visit my website at Best Dog Treat Recipes.com