DIY Dog treats
These are some great DIY dog treats complete with recipes Spoil your pooch this year with these homemade, natural, delicious doggy treats! Looking for more cool DIY dog things: www.facebook.com/ROMPItalianGreyhoundRescue. Looking for a Chicago dog meetup? Join us: www.meetup.com/ROMPRescue
If you want to give your dog a delicious cool treat but don’t have the DIY skills, check out Freezy Pups dog treats! It’s as easy as making ice cubes!
DIY Homemade Frosty Paws Doggy Ice Cream
Simple, easy, and dogs love it! It’s great for pets in the summer, a healthy treat, or for those pups that just had dental work done! Although dairy isn’t good for your pooch, the lactose in yogurt is far less than milk and the live cultures are great for their digestive system!
– 32 oz. plain yogurt
– 1 mashed banana
– 2 T p’nut butter
– 2 T honey
1. Mix all these ingredients in your blender, then dump into ice cube trays, paper cups, or even a kong toy to freeze and serve. Let sit for at least 5 hours.
2. If you want to go all out for your mutt you can freeze these homemade frosty paws just like you would homemade ice cream. A salt-less automatic ice cream maker makes this as easy as using any other appliance in your home and the frosty paws will be ready to serve in 10 minutes.
Step 1: put all the ingredients in a bowl: yogurt, mashed banana, Peanut butter, honey.
Step 2: mix all the ingredients for the homemade dog treats
Step 3: freeze then serve this homemade dog treat to your dog!
DIY Carob Dipped Dog Biscuit
We found this one on BestBullySticks, it’s a delicious dog biscuit recipe!
– 1 Egg
– 1/4 Cup applesauce
– 1/2 Cup beef or chicken broth
– 1 Tablespoon honey
– 1 Tablespoon molasses
– 1/4 Cup oil
– 2 1/4 Cups whole wheat flour
– 2 Cups carob chips
- Preheat oven to 300* F
- In a large bowl combine egg, applesauce, broth, honey, molasses, and oil. Gradually stir in flour.
- Dough should be stiff -add flour or water to adjust if it is not
- On a floured surface, roll out dough into 1/4 inch thickness.
- Use a heart shaped cookie cutter to make shapes from the dough
- Place on lightly greased cookie sheets and bake for 30 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown.
- Melt carob chips in microwave or double boiler.
- Dip half of the heart into the melted carob.
- Place cookies on waxed paper and let stand until carob is set.
Chicken Jerky Strips
These all-natural chicken jerky strips make the perfect snack for your dog, but they’re not just for canines—you can eat them yourself! To make processing easier, pop the meat into the freezer 15 minutes before slicing it, and slice it thin!
– 1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders, sliced into strips about ¼ to 1/8 inch thick
– ½ cup vegetable oil
– 1 Tablespoon salt
– Dog-friendly seasonings, such as parsley, rosemary, and sage
- Rinse off chicken breast and remove any fat. Slice the chicken with the grain. Next, coat the chicken slices with your dog-friendly seasonings.
- Place the chicken breast strips in an even layer across the entire the tray, leaving an equal amount of space between pieces and making sure that they do not touch each other. This is so air can flow between them while they are drying out, which helps dehydrate them.
- Once the strips are all set out, place the trays in the food dehydrator, turn it on, and set the temperature for 140 degrees. It will probably take between 3 and 12 hours for the chicken to fully dry, depending on how thick you cut your slices and the exact temperature of your food dehydrator. Check the strips once every hour after the first hour. To do that, simply open up the tray and take one slice out; cut it open with a sharp knife and examine the inside. You should see no moisture at all, and if it is properly dried, the chicken will have the same color throughout. If it is not finished, put it back in for another hour. Once it gets close, start checking once every half hour.
- In an oven, bake the chicken strips at 200 degrees for approximately 2 hours.
- Once your chicken jerky is done, store it in sealed containers; zip-locking bags work great for this. Write the date you made it on them. You can also store the finished product in the refrigerator for an even longer shelf life. There, you’re done. Enjoy your healthy snacks!
Carrot Peanut Butter Doggie Cupcake
– 1 large egg
– 1/4 cup peanut butter
– 1/4 cup vegetable oil
– 1/3 cup honey
– 1 cup shredded carrots
– 1 cup whole wheat flour
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a six cup cupcake tin with cupcake papers. Combine the egg, peanut butter, oil, and honey in a large bowl.
- Add in the carrots and stir to combine.
- Combine the flour and baking soda in a small bowl and add to the carrot mixture. Stir until fully incorporated.
- Divide among prepared cupcake tins. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs on it.
- Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack. Frost tops with a little peanut butter before serving to your furry friend.
Bacon Bark Sticks
– 1 egg
– 1 ¼ cups fat free milk
– 1 tablespoon honey
– 4 tablespoons bacon fat
– ¼ cup bacon, crumbled
– 3 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. In a large bowl whisk together the egg, milk, honey, bacon fat, and bacon.
3. Stir the flour in, ½ cup at a time until full incorporated.
4. Knead the dough until fully combined.
5. Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface into a 4” by 12” rectangle.
6. Using a pizza cutter, cut out 4” by ½” sticks until all the dough has been used.
7. Line the sticks on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
8. Cool completely before serving.
9. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.