The best dog treat recipes your dog will ever eat, will come from your own kitchen.
So grab your apron, select your favorite recipe and lets start baking!
One of the best things about baking your own dog treats is that you know exactly what ingredients are in there.
You can customize the ingredients to suit your dog’s own likes and dislikes.
With all the recent pet food recalls in the news, baking your own treats makes more sense than ever. I suggest using the same quality products you would if cooking for your family.
Like using a natural peanut butter rather than one with lots of added sugar.
Also use organic flours and meals if you are able.
Ingredients to avoid:
I have checked some reputable websites and books researching on dangerous food for dogs.
Not all of these foods are going to kill your dog, especially given in very small amounts.
But I would suggest however you try to avoid these unsafe foods.
Of course all dogs are different, just like we humans are. What may not harm one dog may be fatal to another.
As always, if you suspect your dog has eaten any of the following foods, please note the amount ingested and contact your vetinarian.
Chocolate can cause abnormal heart rhythms, tremors and seizure.
Raisins and Grapes
Although your pet may be able to consume small amounts of these, it’s not really worth the risk. As these can cause kidney failure.
Onion, Garlic and Chives
Whether cooked or not, these can be dangerous in large quantities. An occasional low dose, which you may find in treats or dog food is likely not to cause
a problem, but its not recommended that you give your dog large quantities.
They can cause gastrointestinal irritation that could lead to red blood cell damage.
The leaves, fruit, sees and bark of the Avocado has an ingredient called Persin, which can be harmful to your dog.
It can lead to abdominal enlargement, difficulty breathing and fluid build up in the chest.
Alcoholic beverages and food products that contain alcohol can cause vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, tremors, coma and even death.
Large amounts of salt can produce excessive thirst and urination or even sodium poisoning in pets.
Plum, Peach, Apricot Kernels, Pear seeds, apple core seeds.
These all contain a chemical, which is closely related, to cyanide and should not be fed to pets.
Sugar Free Gum
Lots of sugar free Gum contains XYLITOL, this ingredient even in very small amounts can prove fatal.
Whether the actual nuts or in macadamia butter, there is a toxic substance that can cause tremors, weakness or paralysis of the hind quarters Even from as
little as 6 nuts!
The rule on this is to avoid any raw fish that swims upstream to spawn.
Many of these fish contain bacteria that can kill your dog.
Coffee and Caffeine
These products contain substances called Methylxanthines, which are found in Cacao seeds, the part of the plant that is used to make coffee
and the extract is used in sodas. When consumed by dogs this can cause panting, excessive thirst and urination.
Vomiting and diarrhea or even death.
Other foods to avoid are potato peelings, green potatoes, yeast dough, hops, tomato leaves and stems and rhubarb leaves.
DON’T FORGET ~
Homemade dog treats make perfect gifts.
You can wrap them in plastic goodie bags, gift bags or boxes.
For a little extra flash print out labels with a list of ingredients.
I bake all of Brie’s treats and come up with new recipes constantly.
I have many submitted for publishing and one that was recently published.
A very simple recipe to get started with is this one below and only needs 4 very simple ingredients.
Simple Four Ingredient Peanutty Dog Bites
"These quick and very simple dog bites make the perfect little snack for your pet."
Original Recipe Yield
1 Inch Mini Treats
< 2 Cups Whole wheat flour
< 1 cup of Chunky peanut Butter
< 1 cup of skim milk
< 1 Tbsp of Baking Powder
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease two large baking trays (I use my Pampered Chef Large size stoneware bar pans)
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
Kneed on a lightly floured surface for 1 minute.
Roll the dough to ¼ inch thickness and cut using a mini cookie cutter.
Place the biscuits onto the baking trays and cook in the hot oven for 20 minutes or until lightly brown. For a more crunchy biscuit, after the 20 minutes are over, turn off the oven but leave the biscuits in the warm
oven for a further 20 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight container.
Most of my dog biscuits require the use of Wheat flour which some dogs are sensitive to, if so its so easy to modify this recipe, simply substitute one cup of
wheat flour for 1-1/4 cup of rye or oat flour or ¾ cup, rice, barley or potato flour. To make crunchier biscuits, cook following the instructions and then once the cook time is over, turn off the oven but leave the biscuits in the warm but turned off oven
for an additional 30-40 minutes!
Other dog treat recipes you may like to try:
Brie’s Banana and Honey Dog Treats
Brie’s Very Vanilla Dog Treats
Pumpkinlicious Dog Treat Bites
Parsley and Carrot Dog Biscuits
Brie’s Holiday Cranberry and Coconut Dog Treats
Brie’s Calming Lavender and Vanilla Dog Biscuits
Sunny Day Sunflower Dog Treats
Brie’s Gingerbread Men Dog Biscuits
Brie’s Turkey and Mozzarella Dog Biscuits
Brie’s Turkey and Rosemary Pot Pie Dog Treats
Brie’s Cinnamon Apple Dog Treats
Brie’s Cranberry Apple Dog Biscuits
Then we have my one and only published recipe!!!!
Brie's Turkey and Cranberry Dog Bones
"Nothing says Christmas more than these little dog bones. The perfect holiday treat..."
hope you and your pet enjoyed this blog, there will be lots more new recipes coming soon!!!!