Cooking up Treats for Your Dogs

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Dogs are fantastic animals. They bring hours of fun and joy to their owners. A dog keeps you on your toes, makes sure that you stay active and is a great companion if you end up spending long stretches of time on your own.

We know that many of our readers own dogs, so we thought a short piece on cooking doggie treats would be of interest. Even if you do not own one, you can still use these recipes to make some treats for your friend’s dogs. They make fantastic gifts.

Frozen treats

Most dogs love frozen treats.

Frozen chops

Next time you see pork chops on offer. Buy a pack, cut the bone out and freeze them individually for your pet.

Dogs enjoy chewing on frozen meat. It is hard like a bone, but is a safe treat.

This treat takes moments to make. However, you need to be aware that they contain a lot of protein, which is not good for dogs. As a result, you need to make this an occasional treat for him or her.

Dog lollies

Place the following ingredients into a blender and blend until it is smooth. Pour it into silicone moulds or ice cube trays.

½ cup of sugar and salt free peanut butter

1 cup of plain yoghurt

Two ripe bananas

A splash of milk

Doggie cookies

Take the following ingredients; mix them together to form firm dough. Form 1-inch balls with it. Place on a greased baking sheet and flatten them out with a fork then cook them in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes.

2 cups of wheat germ

Three 2.5oz jars of baby food, any flavour, but meat flavours work best

1 tablespoon of water

No cook doggy treat

If you do not want to turn the oven on, and want something quick and simple to make, try this:

Use a mixer with a paddle attachment to mix the following ingredients on a medium setting for a couple of minutes:

1 cup of pumpkin puree

¼ cup of sugar and salt free peanut butter

¼ cup of skimmed milk

Then, gradually add in 2.5 cups of oats with the blender on low. Once it is all incorporated use an ice-cream scoop to form balls. Pour some oats onto a plate and roll each ball in them to give them a non-sticky surface. Refrigerate for an hour.

All of these ideas are easy and do not cost much to make. If you want more dog recipes, there are many more at this link.

The good thing about making your own doggy treats, and meals, is that it greatly reduces the cost of feeding your pet. Making your own dog food brings the costs down to a point where most people can afford to look after one. Meaning that the next time you see a cross breed puppies for sale sign you will be able to pop in and pick yourself up a new companion.

 

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