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How to Make Homemade Dog Treats

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Dogs will eagerly devour any treats set out in front of them. The problem with many doggy treat brands is that they contain harmful additives and substitutes not suitable for canine consumption, which can lead to digestive issues down the road. Dogs are not picky eaters and they are motivated by the smell and taste of food more than health. That leaves it to the owner to make sure their food is safe to eat.

While many store-bought treats contain unhealthy ingredients, homemade doggy treats are stripped of their mystery. Control exactly what goes into your dog’s stomach by making homemade dog treats. It’s fun and cheaper, too!

So, if you’re looking to be satisfied with a healthier dog treat at a lower cost, follow this quick guide on making homemade dog treats.

Selecting the menu for your dog

Dogs may not discriminate when it comes to food, but each one definitely has its preferences when it comes to ingredients. According to Cesar’s Way, most dog owners are aware of what foods their dog enjoys most. By getting creative and catering to these preferences, you can create a homemade dog treat your fur kid will love!

And if your dog has dietary restrictions that need to be accommodated, making treats yourself will help to ensure he/she is getting the proper food for maintaining its health. There are many different approaches you could take for creating dog treats, but if you want a good all-around option, consider homemade peanut butter dog treats.

Peanut Butter Doggy Treats:

Recipe via Community Table

Start by preheating the oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of oats, 1/3 cup unsalted butter and 1 cup of boiling water. Mix ingredients with whisk and let sit for 15 – 20 minutes, or until the ingredients develop a sticky consistency.

Once the mixture thickens, mix in ½ cup of cornmeal, 1 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour, 1 cup of smooth peanut butter and 1 egg. Continue stirring until the mixture develops a flaky texture, adding a ½ cup of milk to smooth it out. Begin rolling mixture into small balls and place on a greased cookie sheet for baking. Set a timer for 35 minutes. Let cool and allow your pup to give his/her paw of approval!

You can always experiment with different ingredients and recipes, but this simple recipe should provide a good starting point for creating your own homemade dog treats. By making your own, you can save money and support your dog’s health at the same time!

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