Animal Treats, Homemade

Sweet Potato Jerky Treats

Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potatoes (or yams)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wash and dry the sweet potatoes.
  3. Cut the potatoes lengthwise, no less than a 1/3-inch thick for larger dogs. Cut round slices for a smaller dog, making sure the slices are no less than 1/3-inch thick to retain chewiness.
  4. Place potato pieces on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet in a single layer.
  5. Bake in the oven for about 2.5 to 3 hours, turning halfway through.  
  6. Allow to cool, and store in an airtight container in the fridge for about three weeks.

PB and Bacon Doggy Biscuits

Instead of highly-processed dog treats, why not make a batch of healthy homemade biscuits? You can customize the recipe by adding shredded carrots, shredded zucchini and even cheese!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups regular oats ground to flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup organic, all-natural peanut butter
  • 2 slices crumbled bacon
  • 1/2 cup hot beef stock (or chicken stock)

Optional: Add liver powder, shredded carrots, shredded zucchini, wheat germ or shredded cheese — whatever your dog’s preference.  

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Add all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Knead dough for about 3 minutes until it forms a ball.
  4. Roll out dough to 1/2-inch thick.
  5. Using a bone-shaped cookie cutter, cut out shapes.
  6. Place dough pieces on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until browned.
  8. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.  

We love our pets and want only the best for them. So, read nutrition labels on treat products just like you would read the nutrition labels on packaged foods for people. When possible, consider baking your own doggy treats. Only then can you truly be sure you’re not feeding your dog an ingredient that could make them ill!

Thank you for reading 🙂

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