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
1/2 cup milk (add any pan drippings optional)
2 tablespoon peanut butter
1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
Directions  Combine milk, egg and sugar and mix.  Add half or the flour to start to form the dough.  Add peanut butter and the rest of flour until the dough is formed.  Roll out and cut into desired shapes.  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)
6 cans of 100 percent pumpkin
14 ounces extra crunchy peanut butter
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon ground turmeric
1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
Directions  Heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat two 11×7 cookie sheets with canola oil cooking spray.  Mix all ingredients in large bowl with hand mixer. Spread half of the batter on each sheet.  Bake for 40-45 minutes. Cut into 1 inch squares. Freezes well.
— Recipe by Matt Mattoon
Khia and Bronz Sweet Salmon Dog Treats
1 can salmon, drained
2 baked sweet potatoes, chopped
1/2 cup oatmeal
2 tablespoons turmeric
Directions  Mix all ingredients well.  Bake at 350 degrees until done (around 40 minutes).  Flip if necessary. Cut into 1-inch squares.
— Recipe by Cherie Bronsky
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.