Make your own pet treats

Keep your fur babies happy and healthy with these Homemade Dog snacks.

Save yourself a ton of money and show your furry friend how much you truly love them by making your own custom pet treats. A major benefit of homemade treats is specifically sized portions. A 2-pound Chihuahua should not get the same treat as a 200-pound Mastiff. Another perk is control over ingredients. Anyone with pets who suffer from food allergies can attest to the challenge of finding safe treats. Here are a few recipes to consider.


Chef Eric’s Dog Treats

©Becky Davis

Ingredients

1/2 cup milk (add any pan drippings optional)

1 egg

2 tablespoon peanut butter

Pinch sugar

1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour

Directions [1] Combine milk, egg and sugar and mix. [2] Add half or the flour to start to form the dough. [3] Add peanut butter and the rest of flour until the dough is formed. [4] Roll out and cut into desired shapes. [5] Bake at 350 degrees for 11 minutes, turning halfway through baking time. Cool and share with your furry friend.

— Recipe by Eric Sayers, executive chef at The Cypress


Argus Mattoon’s Munchies

(Enough for 100 hungry friends)

Ingredients

6 cans of 100 percent pumpkin

14 ounces extra crunchy peanut butter

1 cup whole wheat flour

3 eggs

1 tablespoon ground turmeric

1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Directions [1] Heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat two 11×7 cookie sheets with canola oil cooking spray. [2] Mix all ingredients in large bowl with hand mixer. Spread half of the batter on each sheet. [3] Bake for 40-45 minutes. Cut into 1 inch squares. Freezes well.

— Recipe by Matt Mattoon


Khia and Bronz Sweet Salmon Dog Treats

Ingredients

1 can salmon, drained

2 baked sweet potatoes, chopped

1 egg

1/2 cup oatmeal

2 tablespoons turmeric

Directions [1] Mix all ingredients well. [2] Bake at 350 degrees until done (around 40 minutes). [3] Flip if necessary. Cut into 1-inch squares.

— Recipe by Cherie Bronsky


GIFT IDEA

PERSONALIZED PET PLEASER!

Got a pet lover on your holiday shopping list? Just whip up a batch of personalized pet treats and present them in a mason jar or decorative wrapping.