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Easy & Healthy Homemade Dog Treats


Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato (boiled)
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • coconut spray (to coat baking tray)

Directions

Mash all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Measure out table spoon size balls, roll the balls together, and place on a non-stick pan coated with coconut spray. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 - 25 minutes. Take them out of the oven, let them cool, and let your dog enjoy. You can store them in the fridge for up to a couple weeks.

Easy & Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

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Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato (boiled)
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • coconut spray (to coat baking tray)

Directions

Mash all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Measure out table spoon size balls, roll the balls together, and place on a non-stick pan coated with coconut spray. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 - 25 minutes. Take them out of the oven, let them cool, and let your dog enjoy. You can store them in the fridge for up to a couple weeks.

DIY Pupsicles

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Ingredients:

2 cups low salt beef or chicken broth 2/3 cup water 2 or 3 ice cube trays Small rawhide sticks

Directions:

Mix water with beef or chicken broth and pour into popcicle trays. Place in freezer and serve cold. Add a rawhide stick halfway through the freezing. This recipe is quick, easy, and fun. It's probably best to serve this dish outside.

DIY Halloween Dog Treats

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We found these two great recipes on www.squidoo.com and had to share it with you guys, enjoy.

Yummy, tasty, homemade Halloween dog treats!

Halloween is a great time to make some pawsome treats for your pups, whether it be for a party for one or hundreds.Read on to get some ideas to get cooking....And have a Happy Howl-o-ween!!!!
Pawsome pumpkins!

Ingredients:

1 cup oat flour 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/4 cup peanut butter, organic is best! 1 tsp baking powder 1 cup water

Directions: Preheat oven tp 325 degrees. Combine dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Add the peanut butter and water. Mix the ingredients together until it forms a dough.

Then roll the dough into one quarter inch thickness. Cut into any fun Halloween shape, like pumpkins, witches, bats, or ghosts! Bake for 20 minutes on a greased baking sheet until lightly brown.

You can even whip up some yogurt icing, add a dab of food coloring and start decorating!

Sweet Potato Chews!

It's that time of year...time for sweet potatoes!

I love sweet potatoes, they are a super yummy and really good for me.

Sweet potato chews are a great alternative to the ever present rawhide chews, which contrary to pupular belief, really aren't good for dogs. They present a choking hazard, and they don't digest very easily and could become lodged in the intestines creating a dangerous health hazard. In addition, many rawhides are processed with chemicals which aren't good for dogs either.

Wash a sweet potato (organic is best and we like to peel them). Cut down the middle lengthwise. Then cut long lengthwise slices about 1/3 of an inch wide and place them in a single layer on a cookie sheet (use a stainless steel sheet, for healthier cooking).

Put in the oven at 250 degrees for about 3 hours. This leaves them kind of chewy, but you could also bake them a little longer to get them crunchy.

Oh, and you can waffle cut them for more fun...Enjoy!

Best in Breed DIY Dog Biscuits

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Here's a great DIY recipe we found on www.kingarthurflour.com, have fun making these for your pups and enjoy!

Best of Breed Dog Biscuits.

Preheat the oven to 300°F. Lightly grease a couple of baking sheets, or line them with parchment.

Put the following in a mixing bowl:

2 cups King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour or Premium Whole Wheat Flour 1 cup rolled oats, regular or quick 1 tablespoon dried parsley or 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1/2 cup Baker’s Special Dry Milk or nonfat dry milk 1/2 teaspoon salt

Stir to combine.

Add 2 large eggs and 1 cup (9 1/4 ounces) peanut butter, crunchy or plain.

Stir to combine; the mixture will be crumbly.

Add 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon cold water, or enough to make a cohesive dough. Depending on the season, you may need to add a bit more (winter), or a bit less (summer).

To make dog cookies, drop the dough in walnut-sized balls onto a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Flatten to about 1/4” thick.

I’ve used the pusher tool from a Cuisinart food processor, which makes a nice imprint on top.

To cut out dogbone biscuits, roll the dough about 1/4” thick. No, it’s not pretty; it’ll develop cracks all over, and very ragged edges. No worries; trust me, your dog won’t care about looks.

Cut with a 3 1/2” cutter (or the size of your choice). Gather and re-roll the scraps, and continue to cut biscuits until you’ve used all the dough.

Lay the biscuits close together on the prepared baking sheets. Since the biscuits don’t include any leavening (baking powder, yeast, etc.), they won’t spread much.

Bake the biscuits for about 40 to 60 minutes, baking the smaller cookies for the shorter amount of time, the larger biscuits for the longer amount of time.

When finished, the biscuits will be dark golden brown, and will be dry and crisp all the way through.

And yes, it’s OK to break one open and taste it. If it’s good enough for Man’s Best Friend, it’s good enough for you!

I only baked the round cookies in the center for about 25 minutes; they should have baked longer. They were somewhat soft inside. No worries; if you find your biscuits are soft, just store them in the fridge, and use them up sooner.