dog treat recipes


Continuing to use the Daily Drool Web site, I made the whole wheat dog cookies from Dublin, OH that are about 1/4 the way down. 

I didn’t have any wheat germ and I ommitted garlic since it is toxic for dogs.  Instead of regular milk, I used 1/4 cup of whipped cream.  Also, I substituted unbleached all-purpose flour for the whole wheat flour.  When I was mixing, it wasn’t coming together like it should so I added 1 additional egg.

Whole Wheat Dog Treat Dough  Whole Wheat Dog Treats  Whole Wheat Dog Treats

The dough is super stiff but I rolled it out anyway and used my dog biscuit cutout.   Then baked them as directed.  To ensure they were totally dry, I turned off the oven and left teh biscuits in there to dry out overnight.

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I was interested in this dog biscuit recipe from the Peninsula Humane Society in San Mateo CA because it had only four ingredients.  I am always interested in easy recipes…

4-Ingredient Dog Biscuit Dough  4-Ingredient Dog Biscuits

Anyway, this recipe was certainly that.  And the most important question — how did the dog like it?  He did…although I don’t think he has the most discerning palate.  Ha ha…

Ha ha, my mom’s dog using training treats is absolutely hilarious.  He’s a great dog, but he does not “do” training…period. 

Anyway, I thought I’d make these tuna training treats since they seemed extremely easy to make.  They were! 

While the recipe didn’t call for a lot of garlic, there is a debate on whether garlic is a good idea for dogs.  Some believe garlic is toxic for dogs so I didn’t put any in.

Homemade Tuna Training Treats  Homemade Tuna Training Treat Dough  Homemade Tuna Training Treats  Homemade Tuna Training Treats 

Otherwise, I followed directions and used my 9×13″ pan to make them.  I cut them up into little squares and apparently, her dog does like them. 

Yay!

I thought I needed to make some more dog treats — and plus, I have a lot of whole wheat flour.  With the weather heating up, I know my baking days are numbered. 

So I found this recipe for dog treats.  While they are organic and yes, one could eat them — I did not.  But they did seem to turn out pretty well and they are also low-fat.

Dog Biscuits

I didn’t make any modifications to the recipe, but the true test is whether my mom’s dog likes them. 

**Update** Unfortunately, I didn’t get all the moisture out of the biscuits because when they arrived, they were spoiled.  So still no word on whether this was a good recipe!

My photo, as you may have noticed, is of a dog.  Specifically, it’s my mom’s dog.  And he’s not a little guy.  He’s a 110 lb black lab.  Now before you think he’s fat, he’s not.  He’s honestly big boned. 

He’s not the little labs that you usually see in the DC-metro area, but he looks like a cross between a Newfoundland and black lab. 

Anyway, this is all a very long-winded way to say that the dog can eat — a lot.  So I thought I’d make some homemade dog biscuits for him. 

I didn’t take any photos of the biscuits because I didn’t really do anything pretty with them.  I cut them into squares.  I know, how boring.  But I think I got about 40 1.5″ big squares. 

My only modification was that I didn’t have any natural bran or bulgur wheat so I substituted uncooked oats. 

They were really easy to make and the dog did like them so I think I’ll be making these again.  And then I’ll take some photos. 

Thanks to C1 for this week’s submission of What’s in Your Fridge?  As a reminder, please send me a few contents of what’s in your fridge at whereindc@gmail DOT com