I 'rn out of dog biscuits and having 3 doggies I needed some fast. 2 @ are recently rescued so treats for training are vital. I looked up several recipes but missed 1 or more ingredients in most. Here is what I came up with and all 3 gobbled them up and are waiting as I type near the stove for batch 2.
Minimal fat for the dogs and super easy and inexpensive for me.
edited 2/11 seeoption below. My Sassy Girl needs to lose a few pounds like mama so I was always breking up these bisuits to meet her needs and be safe. Therefore I rolled them and used a pizza cutter to make 1/1 in squares. Now Sassy can enjoy several per day and not broken down. I
I wanted a recipe that would discourage the fleas and soothe my dog's itchy skin. The only recipes I could find online used icky things like dish soap, which will dry a dog's skin. I see this as a base idea for a dog (and people) shampoo. If you don't have some ingredients or think others would be better, switch it around. A few notes: Be sure to grind the oatmeal very well, otherwise you'll be picking out little pieces from your dog's coat. The turmeric is a very healthy, healing herb. However, it's also a bit of a dye. I didn't see this as a problem since both my dog and I have brownish blonde hair. Any lightening or reddening the turmeric did was a plus. But you may not like this. Both the essential oils are known to be good for the coat and bad for fleas. You may want another oil as well as or instead of for a different smell or different effects.
Based on a recipe from Arden Moore’s book, Real Food for Dogs, 50 Vet-Approved Recipes to Please the Canine Gastronome. The intro to the recipe says, “Your meat-loving dog will ‘Sit’ on command if you serve this easy–to-make recipe. Hey, where is it written that cookies must be sweet to taste good?” The basic yield is 24 treats; your yield will depend on your cookie cutter.
Based on a recipe from Arden Moore’s book, Real Food for Dogs, 50 Vet-Approved Recipes to Please the Canine Gastronome. This is a companion recipe to Arden Moore’s Bow-Wow Brownies (recipe #220928). In the intro to the brownies he says, “Dogs give a paws up to this tasty treat. It offers the sweetness of chocolate but in the safer form for dogs: carob. Make a batch and cut them into bite-size pieces to use as rewards for well-behaved performances.”
Based on a recipe from Arden Moore’s book, Real Food for Dogs, 50 Vet-Approved Recipes to Please the Canine Gastronome. In the intro he says, “For the dog that loves Italian seasoning, here is a flavorful treat that will reap tail-wagging encores for more. Viva la cheesy cookies!”
Based on a recipe that came with my Martha Stewart brand of dog biscuit cookie cutters in 3 sizes. Makes about 5 dozen depending on the size of your cookie cutter. Cook time doesn’t include the 1 ½ hours drying time in oven.
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