Dogs

Homemade Dog Treats

Some of you may know that I have got two dogs; Eddie and Bruno. Bruno is a Boxer-Staffy cross breed, and Eddie is a Labrador- Collie Cross. As Bruno is about 6 months old now he loves to have a good chew every now and then. We were buying vegetable based dog treats and these did last him a while but got expensive. So both my Mum and I scoured Pinterest for a few ideas on what to make. This is what we came up with.

My Dad also found a recipe for dog treats that he made, while I made a different recipe. My Dad made this recipe:

Basic Dog Biscuits:

 

Ingredients:

650g wheat flour/ white flour
1 egg
1 tsp beef or vegetable gravy granules
120ml hot water
Optional toppings: grated cheese, oats, bacon bits

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and dissolve gravy granules in hot water. Pour this into a bowl.

2. Add remaining ingredients and evenly combine.

3. Knead dough until it forms a ball, now roll the dough until it is around a ½ inch thick

4. Cut into slices or cut into shapes with cookie cutters, place the dough on a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper.

5. Bake for 30 minutes until crispy, now cool on a baking tray until cold.
Only feed a few of these to your dogs every day. These biscuits suit even the fussiest dogs, Eddie is super fussy sometimes and he wolfed these down. (No pun intended)

Sweet Potato Treats:

Ingredients:

340g oats
3 sweet potatoes
1 1/2 tbsp peanut butter

Method:

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350F/gas mark 4. Line 2 baking sheets with greaseproof paper.

2. Peel and chop into small chunks the 3 sweet potatoes. Place the sweet potato chunks into a saucepan of boiling water and boil until soft.

3. Drain the water from the saucepan and mash the soft potatoes until smooth. Put the oats, peanut butter, and sweet potato mash into a food processor and blend until smooth.

4. Tip the sticky dough onto a floured surface and roll into a ball, then roll out to the thickness of a pound coin.

5. Cut out the cookies with a cookie cutter, or cut into strips with a pizza cutter. Lay the treats out on a baking sheet, making sure they aren’t too close together.

6. Bake for 25-30 minutes then leave to cool until completely cold before giving to your dog.

Feel free to let me know if your dog likes these!

Beth x

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