Recipes for Homemade Dog Treats

What better way to reward your dog than to prepare delicious treats for him? Here are some of the homemade recipes you can try.

Frozen Peanut Butter Yogurt Dog Treats

This is just the snack your dog needs to cool down after vigorous play.

Ingredients:

1 cup peanut butter
32 ounces vanilla yogurt

Instructions:

1.Use microwave-safe bowl to melt peanut butter. Mix yogurt with melted peanut butter.
2.Pour mixture into cupcake papers. Place cupcake papers inside the freezer.

Basic Dog Biscuits

You can customize these biscuits to your dog’s taste.

Ingredients:

1 egg
2 cups whole wheat flour (great for dogs sensitive to oats or white flour)
½ cup hot water
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules

There are other, optional ingredients you can add, including liver powder, shredded cheese, eggs, chicken, or bacon.

Instructions:

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2.Put bouillon in hot water to dissolve. Add the rest of the ingredients.
3.Knead dough for about 3 minutes to form a ball. Roll dough to a thickness of ½ inch. Cut dough with bone-shaped cookie cutter.
4.Lightly grease cookie sheet and place cookies on it.
5.Let bake for about 30 minutes.

Bacon Peanut Butter Biscuits

Bacon and peanut butter are every dog’s favorite snack. Your dog will be begging for more of these biscuits.

Ingredients:

1 cup creamy peanut butter, no salt added
¾ cup milk
1 egg
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/3 cup rolled oats
3 strips cooked bacon, chopped

Instructions:

1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheet.
2.In a bowl, combine peanut butter, milk, oats, bacon, and egg. Add flour and baking powder and mix until just combined into a thick dough. Knead
slightly on countertop to thoroughly combine ingredients if needed.
3.Using a rolling pin, roll ¼ of dough on well-floured surface. Cut with bone-shaped cookie cutter. Arrange evenly on cookie sheet. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Take cookie sheet out of oven and flip cookies using spatula. Bake for 10 more minutes or until lightly browned.
4.Let cool completely before giving to your pup as a treat. Store at room tem- perature for 1 week or freeze.

Healthy Pumpkin Balls

These pumpkin balls are great treats for your dog, not only because of their delicious taste, but also because they are rich in vitamin A, iron, fiber, potassium, and beta-carotene.

Instructions:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
¼ teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoons molasses
1 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
2 cups whole wheat flour
4 tablespoons water
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup canned pumpkin

Instructions:

1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2.Mix vegetable oil, pumpkin, molasses, and water in a bowl. Add baking soda, cinnamon, wheat flour, and baking powder and stir until dough be-
comes soft.
3.Take small spoonfuls of dough and roll in hands to form balls. It is better to wet your hands first.
4.Lightly grease cookie sheet and place balls on it. Use fork to flatten.
5.Let pumpkin balls bake for about 25 minutes until they become hard.