Homemade dog treat recipes

Greenwood Hill makes homemade dog treats for its canine clients and we are here to give you some of our favorite recipes!
We all want to know what our dog is eating, and we have all heard of the nasty rumours of how treats, toys and dog food is made, Homemade dog treats are one of the easiest ways to know exactly what your dog is eating. Homemade dog treats are very easy to make and usually have few ingredients. Your local bulk food store is a great place to go and get the ingredients.
The first recipe I want to share with you is a salmon based recipe. I fetched this from Pinterest and made a double batch for give-aways at a demo. All my dogs LOVED them, so I thought it would be a good recipe to share!

Pumpkin and salmon dog treats:
– 1 large tin of water packed salmon (can substitute tuna if you want)
– 1 cup of cooked, unseasoned pumpkin (pumpkin is great for dogs!)
– ¼ cup of ground flax (optional, I like flax so I used it! Its good for coat health)
– 1 ¼ cups rice flour (or all purpose if you want, I used whole wheat)
Preheat oven to 350 F
Line tray with parchment paper
Combine all ingredients
Roll out dough to ¼ inch thick adding flour as needed and then use a cookie cutter, or just cut into squares.
Bake for 10-15 mins. Mine were roughly the size of a quarter and I cooked them for 12 mins.
Let cool and then store in a room temperature area. I froze them for about a week and then took them out, they were soft until they came to room temperature, then they hardened up.

Another homemade dog treat recipe I typically make is a cheddar cheese recipe from MacPherson’s K-9 Cookbook.These treats are a hit when I am working with dogs! They LOVE them. They are easy to store, in a container with a loose-fitting lid. And last for a while.

Spot’s Golden Cheese Dreams:
– 3 cups while wheat flour
– 1/2 cup vegetable oil
– 1 cup shredded cheese
– 1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 400 F
Line tray with parchment paper
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, knead dough on floured surface 3-4 mins. Roll out to ½ inch thickness and then use a cookie cutter or cut into squares.
Bake for 25 mins and then remove and cool on rack. Store in a container with loose fitting lid at room temperature.

I hope you get a chance to try these homemade dog treat recipes out for your dog!
Greenwood Hill Wellness & Rehab strives to provide great service for or canine massage clients, and to us this include great, healthy treats!

Recipes retrieved from:
1. http://dalmatiandiy.blogspot.ca/2016/10/these-pumpkin-and-salmon-treats-are.html?m=1
2. MacPherson, Mary. MacPherson’s K-9 Cookbook: easy-to-make dog biscuit recipes. Sawbuck Ventures LTD.

 

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