From time to time there are recalls of dog and cat food. It seems we can’t always trust many companies who make treats for our loved pets. So, why not begin making your dog’s treats at home? We can find lots of dog treat recipes on the internet or in pet recipe books. My sister-in-law has already made several kinds of treats for her dog, Buddy. She even shared a few treats with Feather Blu and she loves them. Below are some easy recipes.
How to Make Tuna Training Treats for Dogs
These treat can be used for other uses than training, I just loved the sound of the alliteration! Tuna treats are easy to make, use only three ingredients AND baking time is a mere six minutes in the microwave!! Also, you can substitute the tuna for any fish that you want.
Ingredients You Will Need:
One egg, a can of tuna in oil and 3/4 of a cup of flour (any kind).
STEP 1 – Preparing The Tuna – Tuna right out of the can will be in pretty big chunks and they need to be minced with a knife.
STEP 2 – Adding The Egg – In a separate bowl, beat the egg and then add it to the tuna. Mix the two ingredients well.
STEP 3 – Adding The Flour – Add the flour a little bit at a time. Depending on how oily the tuna is, you might not have to use the entire 3/4 of a cup of flour. What you want is for the batter to have the consistency of mashed potatoes.
STEP 4 – Baking The Treats – Spread the batter evenly into a microwave safe dish. There is no need to oil the dish since the batter already contains oil from the fish.
Total cooking time is 6 minutes. If you want chewier treats, cook the treats for 4 minutes. Microwave on HIGH in 2 minute increments to check on the cooking process, since fires in the microwave aren’t cool. When you have gotten the treats cooked the way you want them to be, remove the entire cake with a spatula and transfer to a plate to cool.
STEP 5 – Cutting Up The Treats – Cut the treats into strips and then into cubes. the beauty of baking these treats is that you can make them as big or as small as you want them. If you cut the the treats into small enough pieces, cats can enjoy them, too! Since these treats do have oil in them, it’s best to store them in the fridge to prolong shelf life.
Oven Bakes Tuna Treats
1 can tuna in water or oil. Do not drain. Cheap tuna!
1 cup flour
Mix well and roll out or pat to approximately 1\4 to 1\2 inch thick . Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Cool as and cut into small squares.
Two-Ingredient Homemade Dog Treat Recipe
Buddy’s Peanut Butter Bones
1 1/2 cup peanut butter
3 LG eggs
1 cup honey
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup half & half
Mix above ingredients together till smooth.
Change to a dough hook.
2 cups coconut flour
2 cups gluten free flour
Add 1/2 cup at a time switching back and fourth between the two flours.
Pick up appx. 1 cup at a time and form a round flat dough.
Place on a floured surface and roll out to 1/4 inch thickness.
Cut into shapes.
Place on baking sheet
300 degrees for 30 min.
For chewy bones bake for 22 min.
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Homemade Doggie Treats
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 cups flour
Bake 350 for 8 minutes.
Use brown rice flour for pups who might have allergies!
Dough might be sticky add flour and roll out with parchment paper …use favorite cut outs
Super easy…dogs love these!