If homemade dog treats sound appealing because of the questionable nature of pet food manufacturing, or you just want to build a better dog biscuit, then this tutorial is for you.
Photo by KM Photography.
Even if you don't consider yourself a master-class chef, making your own dog biscuits is a very forgiving undertaking. When your principle consumer is a creature not above eating road kill, you'll be quickly forgiven for burning it a little in the oven. At the crafty-centric blog Craftzine, an easy to follow guide to making your own dog biscuits was posted after a writer adopted a dog and wanted to give him healthy and homemade treats:
The biscuit, we've realised, is central to dog and dog owner happiness. Not only is it a way to express thanks to our loyal friends, but it also neutralises barky and aggressive dogs encountered in the neighbourhood, so be sure and carry a few extra for making new friends.
First we listed the qualities of a good biscuit: inexpensive, nutritious, enjoyable to our doggie, edible to us (why not share the treats?), can be cooked in a solar oven, and quick and easy to make from natural, simple ingredients.
The recipe they provide relies on basic kitchen staples like whole wheat flour, beef broth, and vegetable oil. You can easily adopt the recipe for the dietary needs of your dog. The prep time is 10 minutes and the baking time is 35 minutes. Triple the recipe and load up a few extra baking sheets worth of treats and you'll have quite a supply on hand.
Check out the recipe at the link below and if you have your own tasty recipes for homemade treats for your pets, let's hear about it in the comments.