Make at Home Pet Treats

I was browsing around for something to make for dinner and found this interesting recipes for homemade pet treats. I thought I would post them and get your opinions. Have you ever made homemade treats for your pets? Share your recipes and experiences!

Tuna Kitty Treats

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup nonfat powdered milk
1/2 can tuna, in oil or 1/2 cup cooked chicken, chopped into small pieces
1 tablespoon vegetable or cod liver oil
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup water
  1. In large bowl, mash the tuna (or chicken). Add the flour and powdered milk, mixing well. Stir in the water, oil and egg, mixing well. Mixture will be sticky.
  2. Shape mixture into 1/2-inch sized balls. Place on greased baking sheets. Press balls to flatten.
  3. Bake at 350*F (175*C) for 10 minutes. Remove treats from oven; let sit 5 minutes and then turn treats over and bake another 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on wire rack. Store in an air tight container in refrigerator.

Cheddar Cheese Dog Cookies
Recipe submitted by Diana Hatfield – Bixby.

8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup margarine
1 large egg
1 garlic clove, minced
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups wheat germ
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons milk
  1. Cream the cheese and margarine together using an electric mixer. Add the egg and garlic, beating mixture well. Stir in the flour, wheat germ, salt and milk, mixing well. Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.
  2. Roll dough out onto a floured work surface to 1/4-inch thick. Cut into desired shapes. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375*F (190*C) for 15 to 18 minutes.

3 thoughts on “Make at Home Pet Treats

  1. Thanks for those recipes.I would like to get suggestions on what kind of treats I can give to a dog with very bad breath. I don’t really want to feed them any commercial pet food treats, so I would like to hear what you have tried that helps. Have you tried any treats (preferably home-made or veggies) that have helped your dogs breath to improve?

  2. When it comes to bad doggie breath, you first want to look at what could be causing it. Are you regularly brushing your dogs teeth? Build up of tarter and plaque on your dog’s teeth is the most likely cause. Some foods, such as canned food can also cause bad breath.

    You’ll want to make sure that you are regularly brushing your dog’s teeth as this will help the most with bad breath.

    As far as treats, you can give your dog some baby carrots to munch on — full-sized carrots for a larger dog. Since they are harder and require more chewing, they will help clean your dog’s teeth.

    You can also encourage your dog to use a dental chew toy such as Nylabone’s Dental Balls.

  3. Jody says:

    The above is an excellent suggestion.

    Also, in the research I’ve done, I have not heard of parsley being harmful to dogs, but by all means confirm this for yourself. But parsley is known to work in the stomach to help with bad breath. Besides, it adds a little flavor and color to what ever you’re cooking.

    Best of all it works for people too. : )

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