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How to make dog treats at home

Apr 8, 2008
We humans are very fond of getting the odd treat now and again, especially when we feel we have been especially good or done something really well. It shouldn't really be a surprise that our pooch pals feel the exact same. With that in mind making a special dog treat for fido should be on our to do list.

The pet supplies store are full of off the shelve dog treats that we can just scoop up and head for the checkout. The other option is to make one at home from a dog treat recipe.

I have owned and been around dogs all my life and yet to meet one who didn't go crazy for a dog treat, even better if you made them yourself. Is it difficult, no! Do a search on Google for "homemade dog treats" and you'll be spoilt for choice.

To be on the safe side I always check all ingredients from dog treat recipes that I find online, that way I feel 100% secure that everything in it is safe for my dog.

Alfie, my German Shepherd just loves the homemade treats that I make him. If he could talk, I know this is the one he would ask for every time.

Cheesy Dog Cookies - Ingredients:

* One cup rolled oats (something like Quaker) * One third (1/3) cup margarine * One cup water/boiling * Three quarters (3/4) cup corn-meal One * One tablespoon sugar * Two (2) teaspoons beef or chicken stock (instant bouillon) * Milk 1/2 cup * One (1) cup grated/shredded cheddar cheese * One (1) egg, beaten * Two to Three (2 - 3) cups whole wheat flour

Ingredients assembled, now onto the good part.

Make sure the oven is preheated at 325 degrees then its time to grease the cookie sheets.

Using a large bowl to put the boiling water, rolled oats and margarine into and then leave for around ten mins. Next step is to mix in the cheese and egg, milk, bouillon sugar and cornmeal. Using your measuring cup gently spoon in the flour & level off. The flour should be added one cup at a time whilst checking it is mixed thoroughly. You will know that it is ready when the consistency of the dough becomes stiff. Tip the mixture onto a floured suface and using the last of the flour, knead until the mixture becomes smooth and is no longer sticky. Now you can press the dough into a 1/2 inch layer with your hands or a rolling pin.

Use cookie cutters in the shape of a dog-bone to cut. Put shapes on pre-greased cookie sheets approx 1 inch apart. Place the shapes into the oven at 325 degrees for maybe 35-45 mins or when they are a delicious golden brown color.

This batch of dog cookies should keep your puppy chomping for a considerable time to come. Is it worth the extra effort? Well my kids certainly think so. They revel in the preparation and just love the look on our dogs face when they hand the treat over.
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