These homemade Dog Treats are the perfect way to spoil your pup! Easy to throw together, and with ingredients you have in your pantry!
Disclaimer: You should always talk to your vet before feeding your dog homemade treats. Verify with a professional that the ingredients used are ok to add into your pets diet.
I have always grown up with a dog or two in our family. The furry friends were considered members of our family.
It seemed natural that we would adopt a dog of our own once my son was old enough to help.
You have probably seen him on my Instagram account a few times.
However, at the time of this post we were a dog less family. We did frequently walk and play with my in-laws pooch who conveniently lived super close.
We made these treats for him.
Homemade Dog Treats Recipe
Let’s start by covering some of the more frequently asked questions I get about homemade dog treats:
Can you use regular flour in dog treats?
Technically you could use all-purpose flour in this recipe. That being said, it is a good idea to consider your specific dogs dietary needs. Some dogs have a wheat allergy or sensitivity. In those cases it is a good idea to substitute oat flour, chickpea flour, or whole wheat which offers more nutritional value.
Can my dog eat cheese?
This is another question that is great for your vet. However, cheese can be a great treat in moderation if your dog is not lactose intolerant. Some dogs cannot tolerate any dairy and it could lead to diarrhea. My vet recommended that our dog, a miniature schnauzer, should not be treated with cheese. Which is why it is important to always check with a vet.
How long do homemade dog treats last?
If stored properly, homemade dog treats can last up to 4 months. We store ours in an air tight container in the freezer.
We hope you love this dog treat recipe as much as our furry friends! They make an excellent gift for dog lovers. Package them up and finish off the look with a beautiful bow!
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How to make homemade dog treats:
- 2 ½ cup whole wheat flour
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon Beef Bouillon granules
- ½ cup hot water
- 1/4 cup chopped bacon
- 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Dissolve your bouillon in the hat water. Mix in the egg, flour, bacon, and cheese. Kneed until a ball forms.
- Roll your dough 1/2 inch thick and cut into small circles. Bake for 25 minutes,
*Disclaimer: I'm not an expert at dog treat making. Be sure to check with your vet before feeding any foods to your pups.