How to make homemade low-calorie dog treats

Written by bibiana da silva | 13/05/2017
How to make homemade low-calorie dog treats
You and your dog can both enjoy low-calorie dog treats. (Dog with Treat image by T^i^ from

Perhaps there's not a dog on earth who doesn't enjoy a bite-sized snack every now and then. Like a human, however, a dog who's overfed will become overweight. Rather than depriving your dog of tasty treats, give him homemade low-calorie treats instead of the high-calorie ones sold in stores. If you love to share everything with your dog, you'll be happy to know that these are treats you can also eat.

Preheat the oven to 176 degrees C.

Pour the water and oil into the bowl. Stir in the remaining ingredients until all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

Sprinkle a flat surface with a light layer of flour. Fold the dough onto this surface and knead it for 3 minutes to ensure that the treats will be the right consistency.

Use the rolling pin to flatten the dough into a sheet 1/4-inch thick. Cut out shapes using the cookie cutter and place the treats on the cookie sheet.

Bake the treats for 30 minutes. Cool them on a wire rack before giving them to your dog.

Things you need

  • Oven
  • Bowl
  • 1 1/2 cups of beef, chicken or vegetable broth
  • 3 tbsp corn oil
  • 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tbsp chopped red bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • Wooden spoon
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie cutter
  • Non-stick cookie sheet
  • Wire rack

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