Homemade all Natural dog treats, Benefits and Recipes.
I have been baking for my dogs for over 15 years, before there were healthy treats and dog foods. I hope you dog enjoys them as much as my dogs have.
I loved the idea of knowing exactly what my dogs are eating. I did a lot of research about ingredients and was surprise to find out what was in dog food/dog treats. Without out going into too much detail, in most cases, it is the leftovers from animals. The parts not fit for human consumption. These items could also include road kill, diseased, dieing and decaying animals/animal parts. Unfortunately the same is still true today. The only difference is, there are a lot more high quality dog food/dog treats on the market today, unlike 15 years ago.
Today there have been a lot of pet food/treats recalled. As I wrote in my book "Danger, what's in your dog's food", products coming from China have been a huge problem. Did you know that a product could be made with "meat" from China, but "put together/manufactured" in the USA and labeled made in the USA? This practice has been going on for years. The "meat" coming from China does not have to meet United States standards. Even though our USA standards are not perfect, they are better then China. No shots, testing or inspections from USA inspectors. This was an issue even 15 years ago.
Let's talk Jerky Treats! Since 2007 the FDA has gotten reports that dogs have been getting sick and dieing after consuming Jerky treats. The only problem is no one knows why. It's at the point now that the FDA is asking pet owners whose dogs have gotten sick or died to have their Vets contact them. 3600 dogs have gotten ill and 580 have died. This fact alone should be enough reason to bake for your dog.
When baking for your fur baby, you know exactly what you're putting in. You can use the highest quality ingredients you choose. Free range, all natural, organic, hormone free, gluten free, it's your choice.
Peanut butter bites
3Tbsp. Veg oil
1/4C smooth all natural peanut butter
1/4C real honey
2C whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
In a large bowl mix all ingredients until dough is firm. If dough is too sticky mix in a small amount of flour. Kneed dough till firm, Roll out dough 1/2 inch thick, cut with desired shape cookie cutter. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Turn off oven and leave cookies in the oven for 1-2 hours until they are hard.
Carob Chip Cookies
2 1/4 C whole wheat flour
1/4C veg oil
1/4 c real honey
1/4 C water
1tsp real vanilla extract
1C chopped unsalted peanuts (optional)
In a large bowl mix all ingredients With a teaspoon drop batter onto a cookie sheet 1 inch apart. Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes. Turn off oven and let cookies sit in oven for 1-2 hours until they are hard.
Cheddar Cheese Stick
2C whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2C grated low fat cheddar cheese
1/4 C veg oil
1/4 C water
In a large bowl mix all ingredients until dough is firm. If dough is too sticky mix in a small amount of flour. Kneed dough till firm, Roll out dough 1/4 inch thick, cut into 1/2 inch wide by 3 inch long strips. Put on a cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Turn off oven and leave cookies in the oven for 1-2 hours until they are hard.
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