3 Quick And Easy DIY Dog Treats

Pet treats are labelled ‘treats’ for a reason – they taste great for our furry friends! However, giving your pet treats that serve additional purposes is a clever way to tackle a problem while rewarding your pet. Today, we’ve compiled three useful recipes for dog treats you can easily make yourself.  

 

Fresh Breath Dog Biscuits

Improves the smell of your dog’s breath 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 ½ cups of oats 
  • ½ cup parsley, finely chopped 
  • ½ cup mint, finely chopped 
  • 1 large egg 
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil 
  • ¼ cup water 

Instructions: 

  • Preheat the oven to 160˚C and line a cookie tray with baking paper 
  • Pulse the oats in a blender until they reach a consistency similar to that of flour 
  • Whisk together the mint, parsley, egg, water and oil in a large bowl 
  • Add the oat flour to the wet ingredients and stir to combine 
  • Knead the dough and flatten it on a floured surface until it is around 3mm thick 
  • Cut out the cookie dough into desired shapes 
  • Place the cookies on the tray 1-2cm apart and bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden and crispy 
  • Allow the cookies to cool completely 
  • Store in an airtight container in the pantry 

 

Hypoallergenic Dog Biscuits

For dogs that are allergic to most treats 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 eggs 
  • 2 tablespoons water 
  • ½ cup almond butter 
  • ½ cup oats 
  • 1 cup rice flour 

Instructions: 

  • Preheat the oven to 175˚C and lightly grease a cookie tray lined with baking paper 
  • Combine all ingredients apart from the water in a bowl and mix well until it is combined 
  • Add a teaspoon of water at a time until the dough is formed 
  • Roll out the dough at around 6mm thickness on a floured surface and cut into cookie shapes as desired 
  • Place cookies on the lined tray and bake for 12 minutes or until slightly browned on the bottoms 
  • Allow the cookies to cool completely 
  • Store in an airtight container in the pantry 

 

Diabetic-Friendly Dog Biscuits

For dogs that are diabetic 

Ingredients: 

  • ½ cup whole wheat flour 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 600g beef liver, chopped 

Instructions:  

  • Preheat the oven to 175˚C and line a 25 x 40cm jellyroll pan with baking paper 
  • Pulse the liver in a food processor until it is finely chopped 
  • Add the eggs and flour in the processor until smooth  
  • Spread the mix evenly in the pan 
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the centre is firm  
  • Cool completely and cut into squares – the biscuits should feel spongey 
  • Store in a sealed container in the fridge 

 

Vets on Balwyn is your local veterinary clinic. Our friendly vets are committed to supporting the local community, and we’re happy to help with any questions you might have about your pet. To schedule an appointment, give us a call on (03) 9857 8100. 

This article has been written courtesy of Wide Open Pets and recipes listed on their website.  

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