A Simple Recipe for Dog Treats

A recipe for dog treats can be a very simple, yet delicious treat for your pet. Many dogs enjoy getting treats in between meals, and may pet owners like to reward their well-behaved or cherished pet with tasty dog biscuits. There are dozens of different kinds of dog treats available for purchase, but many pet owners prefer to make their own. When creating your own dog treats at home, you can have control over the ingredients that goes into them, as well as keep the cost down. 

Ingredients for Dog Treats

The ingredients you choose to use in your pet's dog biscuits can vary widely. It is important to make sure that all of the ingredients are safe for dogs to eat. Do not include food items such as chocolate, garlic, onion, avocado, bones, cat food, fat trimmings, grapes, raisins, nuts, or sugary foods. All of these ingredients are not recommended for dogs and can possibly cause harmful health issues. 

Using items such as plain oatmeal, peanut butter, shredded cheese, unsweetened yogurt, flax seed, pumpkin, salmon, carrots, peas, eggs, sweet potatoes, green beans, and apples is perfectly fine, and many pets enjoy eating these healthy food items. Even so, it is best to feed your pet only a small amount of foods such as this, as it could upset his stomach if he is not used to it. 

A Simple Recipe for Dog Treats

As mentioned earlier, pet owners have a wide variety of different foods to choose from when creating dog biscuits at home. Common ingredients for homemade dog treats include peanut butter, oatmeal, cheese, and apple sauce. Flour will also be used, as well. If your pet seems to prefer a certain ingredient over another, you can substitute it in the recipe. There is no specific way to create dog treats at home, and many different food items can be used in the process. 

One of the simplest recipes for dog treats is one containing peanut butter and oatmeal as the main ingredients. The ingredients for this particular recipe are as follows:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1 cup of plain oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup of cornmeal
  • 3 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup low fat milk
  • 1/3 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. of sugar
  • Dash of salt

To make these dog treats, begin by boiling the water in a saucepan. After a boil forms, add the oatmeal and the butter. Let the mixture soak in the pan for 8 to 10 minutes, and slowly add the remainder of the ingredients. Stir slowly until a stiff and hearty dough forms in the pan. 

Knead the dough mixture for 2 to 3 minutes until smooth. On a floured surface, roll the mixture to the desired thickness and place it on a greased cookie sheet. Bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a golden brown color appears on the surface of the treats. Wait until the pan has completely cooled and serve to your pet.