Animal Shelter Puppy Treats

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This recipe was found in Tasty Treats for Demanding Dogs by Gregg R. Gillespie. I made this recipe because it was a lower carb, higher protein treat.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 23 cup wheat germ
  • 14 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2 (4 ounce) jars beef baby food or 2 (4 ounce) jars chicken baby food


  1. Place oven rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350°F.
  2. In a medium size bowl, mix the wheat germ and milk powder together with a fork; mix in the baby food.
  3. With floured hands pinch off small piece of the soft dough about the size of a green olive and roll into a ball.
  4. Place on ungreased cookie sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray or parchment paper, flatten each ball slightly with back of fork tines and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool on cookie rack for 3 hours before placing in a container with a loose fitting lid.


Most Helpful

You get 6 votes of a 5 star review from my gang. The baby pups loved these. The only one of the 6 that hesitated was Betty, but once she saw the others eat their treats, she gobbled it down. I'll have to keep these on hand for a special treat. Thanks for sharing and my 6 dogs thank you for posting.

~Nimz~ May 12, 2007

I made these treats with Gerber Turkey and Rice Dinner. I mixed up half a recipe, to see first if my little girl would like them. After combining all the ingredients, I used my handy dandy Pampered Chef teaspoon scooper and scooped 10 little treats onto the cookie sheet. I used a floured fork, to press the balls down into what looked like a small little, cookie. I baked these "cookies" for exactly 25 minutes. When I got ready to take them off the cookie sheet, they were stuck like glue! I was able to get them off with a little elbow grease, but I think next time I make them I will spray the sheet. Also, my Daisy could not wait to try this recipe, so we did not let them cool for 3 hours. She loves them! She has been prancing around the kitchen hoping for another one, but has already had two and that is enough for tonight. :-) Thanks for a fun treat for my girl, PaulaG!

Juenessa March 09, 2007

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