I was looking at a calendar the other day and saw that February 23 is National Dog Biscuit Day.
I don’t have a dog, but I do have a doggie friend at the 1974 Doublewide Dream House. He’s a black lab named Mr. Davis. Although he has an owner, he’s kind of the ‘neighborhood’ dog. He likes to fetch and always brings a for me to thow.
Since I enjoy his company so much, I decided to get some dog biscuits – until I saw the prices. Yow! I decided to look for some recipes and make up my own instead of spending eight bucks for a small box of dog biscuits.
Having dog treats around makes it easier to reward your dog for good behavior and to build good habits. Most animals will do anything for food they love. Plus, it’s just fun to feed them small treats.
Will Your Dog Biscuits Make the Cut?
If you are going to make homemade dog biscuits, double the enjoyment by getting some dog biscuit cutters. This is a great set that goes beyond the normal bone shape and comes in a handy canister.
Here is a roundup of the most promising recipes I found on the internet.
Caesar’s Recipe Ideas for Quick and Healthy Homemade Dog Treats
I’m sure everyone has heard of the Dog Whisperer, Caesar Millan. It’s always such a joy to watch him turn someone’s rambunctious dog into a well-behaved pet. He has a website called Caesar’s Way with a page dedicated to homemade dog treats. Find recipes for:
- Leftovers trail mix
- Frozen peanut butter yogurt dog treats
- Basic dog biscuits
- Healthy pumpkin balls
- Apple crunch pupcakes
Sounds so good, I might make them for myself! Find them all here.
Martha Stewart Homemade Dog Biscuits
Martha Stewart is always cooking up something good, even for four-legged friends. Here is her recipe for Homemade Dog Biscuits
Best of Breed Dog Biscuits
King Arthur Flour has gotten into the act with their Best of Breed Dog Biscuits. They use (of course) King Arthur flour, oats, and dry milk, which makes them kind of Milk Bone-y, I guess.
Homemade Doggie Treats from Kitchen.com
How about bacon and egg biscuits for your dog? This recipe beats combines bacon fat with flour, egg and wheat germ for a nutritious treat.
Homemade Dog Treats from Pinch of Yum.com
If you want to go crazy, you might want to try Pinch of Yum’s dog treats. They are made with pumpkin and peanut butter – and what dog doesn’t like peanut butter! These dog biscuits are topped with a peanut butter and bacon glaze. Yowsa!
And Ta-Da! Doggy Delight Cookies
For the final act, here is a recipe for Doggy Delight Cookies from my upcoming book, The Tail WaggerCookbook: Discovering Perfect Nutrition for Your Dog.
Doggie Delight Cookies
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- Half cup of cornmeal
- Two cups of flour (if available, use wheat flour)
- One clove of fresh garlic
- 2 tablespoons of canola oil
- 1 egg
- Half cup of chicken broth (beef broth can also be used)
- Half cup of carrots (steamed or boiled carrots will do)
- Half cup of chicken (or any cooked poultry; shred the meat before using)
- Whole cup of mashed potatoes
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Combine all the ingredients and mix thoroughly in a large mixing bowl.
- Spread a cookie sheet over a baking tray and spray with non-stick. Form small dollops of the mixture to make the cookies.
- Bake the cookies for at least twenty minutes.
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