Friday, March 13, 2009

Home Made Pet Treats

In the spirit of cutting back and conserving I thought I would share a couple of pet treat recipes. Frankly I was appalled when a friend told me how much she spent on treats for her pups. Not that she gave her pups treats, but that someone was charging so much for them.
These are basic recipes, my advice is air tight containers and refrigerate.

Puppy Dog Bacon Biscuits

5 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup milk
2 eggs
10 tablespoons vegetable oil or bacon fat - you could do half and half
1 pinch garlic or onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold water

Mix all ingredients well. Pinch of pieces of dough and roll them into two inch balls. Put them on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool, store in an air tight container. Makes 40 biscuits. These do not need to be refrigerated.

Kitty Tuna Treats

1 8 ounce can tuna
2 cups corn meal
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup water
2/3 cup vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drain the tuna. Mix together all dry ingredients. Add tuna, water, and oil. Mix well. Roll out ingredients to 1/2 inch thick. Cut with favorite cookie cutter. Or you can roll into balls and flatten and cook as cookies. Bake on lightly greased cookie sheet for 15 to 25 minutes - depending on how thick they are. Cool and store in the refrigerator.


Aimeslee said...

Girl, my doxie Reggie says, yum yum, thanks, mum! xoxo

Talking Horses Arts said...

Thank you Elizabeth...with three dogs here it might really pay off!
Going to try it right away this weekend.( anything about cat treats?
4 cats here

Bea said...

Well, Murphy, my 6 month old puppy THANKS YOU! He's amazed at how he gets treats for doing basic things like going to the bathroom, coming inside, sitting. Humans are fun. :)Bea

crimsoncat05 said...

this is a great idea, and one of those "Duh!!" moments (imagine me smacking myself on the forehead, right here). Last time I was at the pet store, I was appalled at the price of the basic, small, bone-shaped dog cookies we usually buy, but didn't think any more about it... I will definitely be trying these recipes! Thanks!!

LDH said...

I think I just might try the doggie treats. Got to watch my schnauzer though... he puts weight on very easily! Great Picture too. Thank you for posting!