Homemade Dog Treats

I'm going a different direction on my post today from humans to dogs. Most people who focus on good nutrition for their families are also concerned with their dogs nutrition and while I cook on a daily basis for my husband and myself I am yet to cook something homemade just for my dog. Tenley, our 55 pound fox red labrador retriever, loves to munch on carrots, chew (and chew and chew) on marrow bones and lick up any scraps that fall on the floor. Seeing as it's her 2nd birthday tomorrow I wanted to make her homemade dog treats. This will be her last year as the sole Teskey "princess" as she will soon have to share that title with her baby sister so we wanted to live it up (I know she's spoiled). After looking around I found a recipe on pinterest for dog treats that included two of her favorite things: peanut butter and beef.  I decided to tweak the recipe from all beef to a chicken and beef treat to add another one of her favorite flavors. She has been enjoying them all weekend and a lot of her dog friends had great reviews too. If you have a dog and want to do something fun I recommending trying these treats. They were very easy to whip up!

Homemade Beef & Chicken Dog Treats - original recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup butter- very softened or slightly melted
  • 1 cup boiling beef broth
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg, beaten (or 2 eggs to make treats softer for older dogs)
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325
  2. Combine oats, butter, boiling beef broth and then let stand for 10 minutes
  3. Stir in cornmeal, sugar, bouillon, milk, peanut butter and egg.
  4. Now add flour 1 cup at a time and then knead the dough
  5. Roll out dough to 1/2 inch thickness
  6. Cut out with cookie cutters (my dog food stores didn't have a bone shaped one so we did fun shapes)
  7. Bake 35-45 minutes until golden brown
  8. Chill and serve

 

1 Comment

  1. Sina says:

    For those UW-Badger Fans you'll be happy to see the Bucky shaped dog biscuits. Just in time for the afternoon bball game!

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