Give your dog quality treats!
I was shocked when I read a recent report on the quality of most commercial dog foods and treats. Truth is, most commercial pet food contains harmful ingredients and preservatives. We got a puppy almost one year ago, and it scared me to think that for months we were feeding him food which I now know is not trustworthy. I love my dog just like family and I wouldn’t feed my family garbage. My dog, “3-Colors”, is only about a year old, but I want to make sure he has a long and healthy life. That is why I started looking into making my own natural and healthy dog food and dog treats. Here are two simple dog biscuit recipes that my dog loves! As you can see from the ingredients, it is good enough quality for a human to eat.
Homemade Dog Biscuits with Mint
This recipe is great for all the pooches with stinky breath!
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups Bisquick baking mix
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, loosely packed
1/4 cup milk
4 tablespoons margarine or butter
1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
Combine all ingredients in food processor, process until mixed together and a large ball forms. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough on a non-stick (floured) surface to a thickness of 1/4 to 1/2″. Cut with a bone-shaped cookie cutter, or other shape and place on non-stick cookie pan. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely and store in air-tight container.
Makes about 30 medium biscuits.
Learn more about what is really inside that store-bought dog food…
Meat-Flavored Dog Biscuits
5 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup of buck wheat flour
1 1/2 cups of cornmeal
2 cups wheat germ
1/2 cup dry milk
1 package of yeast, dissolved in warm water
1 cup low sodium chicken stock
1 cup low sodium beef stock
Combine all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl and then mix in the yeast and broths.
Knead the mixture until a stiff dough is formed.
Use a rolling pin and roll the mixture out into about 1/4 inch thickness on a floured surface.
Using your preferred shape cookie cutters, cut out your cookies.
Next, grease a baking tray lightly and then lay out your cookies with about 1 inch apart between each other.
Bake in an oven for about 45 minutes at 300 degrees F.
Turn off the heat and allow them to cool overnight in the oven.
Serve to your dog the next day and store the rest in an air-tight container.
Makes about 30 biscuits.
If you have a pet that you love, then I recommend you get this free mini-course because you should start making changes to the way you feed and care for your dog beginning today… don’t make the mistake of waiting too long before you act!
What a cute pooch. I also often cook for my dog because I agree with you, most dog food out there is junk food, mostly because regulation is almost nil. Next up for me to try is making my own homemade dog frozen yogurt. My pooch absolutely loves the stuff at whole foods but it is so pricy.
Hadn't even thought about making homemade treats for my dog. I think he'll especially like the meat one 🙂