Homemade dog treats have fewer preservatives and artificial ingredients, making them a much healthier option for your pet than commercial products. Not only are dog biscuits easy to make, they are inexpensive and can be frozen. Biscuits made from items such as peanut butter, oatmeal, liver, cheese and garlic are easy to bake and your dog will love them.
Make peanut butter biscuits by preheating oven to 180C. Combine 2 tbsp vegetable oil, 1/2 cup peanut butter and 1 cup water in a bowl. Add 1.5 cups whole wheat flour and white flour, a little at a time, until a dough consistency forms or use a food processor. Knead into a firm ball and roll out flat to 0.75 cm in thickness, cut into 7 to 10 cm pieces and place on a baking tray with parchment paper. Cook for 20 to 30 minutes. The recipe makes around 30 biscuits.
Make liver treats by preheating oven to 95C. Cut 450 g of partially thawed liver into strips and place on a baking tray with grease-proof paper so that they are not touching. Bake for two hours, rotating the pan after one hour, cool for 10 minutes. Lift the liver strips from the baking tray and place them on the wire rack until cool and completely dried out.
Prepare cheese and garlic biscuits by grating 1.25 cups of cheddar cheese. Let this stand until it reaches room temperature. Combine cheese, 120 g of corn oil butter, a pinch of garlic salt, one clove of crushed garlic and 1.5 cups of whole wheat flour in a bowl. Add milk until a ball is formed and chill for one hour. Roll out on a floured board and cut into shapes. Bake at 190C for 15 minutes or until brown and firm. This recipe makes 24 to 36 dog biscuits.
Create oatmeal biscuits by stirring together 1.5 cups of water, 1 cup of rolled oats, 1/3 cup of butter or margarine and 1 tbsp beef or chicken gravy granules. Let this stand for five minutes. Add 3/4 cup dry milk powder, 3/4 cup cornmeal and one egg beaten. Mix well. Slowly stir in 3 cups of whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Combine thoroughly. Knead the dough for four minutes on a floured surface and then roll out flat, 1.25 cm thick. Cut out shapes with a biscuit cutter and place on a greased sheet. Bake at 180C for 50 minutes. Cool and dry on a wire rack.