Four of the simplest dog treat recipes
We’ve put together some easy-peasy dog treat recipes in the Pawshake test kitchen for you to try at home!
Making your own dog treats ensures you know EXACTLY what is going into your fur-kid’s tummy – making it easy to avoid nasty additives. Be sure to chat with your vet just in case you’re concerned that your doggo has food intolerances (especially regarding wheat and dairy).
The great thing about making doggy treats is that your pooch really doesn’t mind in the slightest if they’re misshapen or imperfect. And it’s a perfect chance to get the kids into the kitchen…Fido won’t mind their little fingers going into his biccie dough!
Be sure to check that your ingredients are as natural as possible – don’t use peanut butter or yoghurt that contains any artificial or non-sugar sweeteners as this can be very toxic to dogs. And also – check out our list of human food that isn’t healthy for dogs just to be safe.
Easy dog biscuits
- 1 cups whole meal flour or gluten free flour
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Quarter of a cup of beef or chicken stock water
- Preheat oven to 200 C (180 C fan forced)
- Stir the egg and oil through flour, oats and salt with a fork
- Gradually add the stock water as you continue to stir mixture with a fork.
- Feel free to get creative and add a little chopped ham, grated cheese etc. As long as the mixture is a firm, sticky dough.
- Knead dough mixture into a ball and tip onto a flat, floured surface
- Roll out to about 1cm thickness. Use a fun cut-out to cut into biscuits and place on a baking dish lined with baking paper.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.
- Pop these biccies in a ziplock bag and store in the fridge.
Peanut butter bliss balls
- ½ cup oat flour
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
- Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl
- Use your hands to roll the dough into little bite-sized balls
- Pop the bliss balls into a zip-lock bag, glass jar or plastic container and either store in the fridge for a week or freezer for a month.
Frozen yoghurt treats
- Plain natural yoghurt 2 cups
- 1 Grated Apple
- Mix the two ingredients and pour into an ice tray.
- Leave for six hours or overnight before popping them out of the ice tray.
- Store in a zip-locked bag or plastic container in the freezer for a month.
Frozen leftover treats
- Grab whatever leftovers you have in the fridge – brown rice, meat, beans, carrots, pumpkin (here is a list of pet-healthy human foods!).
- Mix ingredients in a blender until smooth and pour into ice cubes
- Once frozen, Pop the cubes into a zip-lock bag, glass jar or plastic container and store in the freezer for a month.
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