Monday, August 22, 2016

Treat Your Dog to a Homemade Biscuit



Have you ever wondered why there are so many online DIY dog biscuit recipes? One important reason is that as we get serious about our own diet and physical fitness plan, we start looking at what we’re giving our four-legged family members. 
photo by eduardo millo WMC

 
I was surprised to find out our Labrador retriever, Flag, was suffering from over-treating. She stayed active even when she got older, but needed a healthier biscuit. Once I found out how easy it was to make healthy treats, I used a variety of cookie cutters to make enticing dog biscuits. 

Just like snacks for the family, healthy ingredients were important. Instead of preservatives, fats, and sugars, I used better flour, quality steel-cut oats, and carrots. Molasses added iron and other healthful things. Flag wasn’t a fan of frosted items, but there are healthy frostings to make if your dog enjoys a topping on the biscuit. 

Tasty? Check.
Fresh? Check.
Affordable? Check.

photo by Phil Wadsorth WMC


Flag has moved on to greener pastures. I miss her so much, and think it’s about time to get another happy, friendly Lab. If he or she is a rescue dog with a permanent name, I won’t change it. Otherwise, Feisty sounds like a wonderful moniker for the next family member.

Small round snacks are perfect to carry during walk time. The shaped biscuits encourage healthy eating because they contain a lot of the good ingredients found in quality dry food. 

Natural preservatives like rosemary and lime juice permit short-term shelf life. Some recipes allow freezing for up to six months. Cool the treats before storing. Get ready for an excited, contented bark.




Have you created DIY pet treats?

27 comments:

  1. I've never made DIY treats before, however I always look for treats that have healthy ingredients. I also never over treat. An overweight dog is more prone to diabetes, cancer and joint and tendon problems. So it's always a good idea to keep the pooches thin.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Our dogs love homemade treats. Their favorites have peanut butter and sweet potato.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I haven't made any DIY dog treats yet but I was just browsing recipes this past weekend, so I will be really soon. I already make homemade dog food, it's so much healthier.

    ReplyDelete
  4. 13 years of owning a dog, and I've never made them DIY treats. Now you have me googling recipes to make my two little doggies.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love the sound of home made biscuits. My doggie would love that

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'm all about feeding dogs homemade treats. We give my father-in-law's dog homemade treats and he adores them!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Our dog loves homemade treats! I love making treats for her cause I know she'll enjoy it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'm always amazed when I see homemade dog biscuit recipes! So many of them look tasty enough for a human to eat!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I think going homemade is a good move when it comes to dog biscuits. It's nice knowing exactly what ingredients they are ingesting.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow this is so interesting. We don't have pets so we don't make treats for dogs. I have a feeling if I did we totally would. :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Yes! WE love to create bad breath biscuits for our dog.

    ReplyDelete
  12. My dogs do love it when we treat them to homemade doggy biscuits. I need to start making some to target their bad breath though!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Making homemade treats for your pets is such a great idea! I'm sure there are tons of different recipes to choose from!

    ReplyDelete
  14. What fun treat idea! It will appreciated by your dog.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I have never tried making DIY pet treats. I usually just get the packaged ones from the store. My fur baby is not really fond of treat but when he finds something he truly loves, he would beg!

    ReplyDelete
  16. People need and get good nutritious food but so many people forget pets should also have the same. Homemade treats are pretty easy to make.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I think homemade treats are so much better than store bought ones! They are healthier and it comes from our hearts too. It's so nice to know that there are many recipes to try, we will never run out if homemade treats for our fur baby!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love making my 3 pups DIY doggy treats. They love them too. I know exactly what is going in them and that makes me feel much better about what they eat! - Jeanine

    ReplyDelete
  19. Both of my dogs would likely go gaga for DIY dog treats! Thanks for inspiring me to get busy whipping some up for my two rescues!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Oh, such an adorable pet! I want to give our family dog a nice treat!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love to make homemade treats for my Sisters dogs when they come to visit. I will have to make some for her next visit.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I have seen dogs in poor shape just due to their diet. I'm very conscious about what I'm giving my dog even if it's just a snack!

    ReplyDelete
  23. We love our little fur babies too. They love homemade treats. I think peanut butter ones may be their absolute favorite. They go crazy when we make those treats for them.

    ReplyDelete
  24. MY grandma's dogs suffered from overtreating too. ;) My grandpa kept a jar of pink mints on the table for his dog who LOVED those things. He'd give her a couple a day. Homemade biscuits would very likely have been a better choice. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Oh dogs love homemade dog treats. Peanut butter is always a favorite for dogs!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I really want to try making homemade treats for my dog! After reading this post I think I will give it a try.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Challenge the gamble.

    G club It is a site where you can participate in ten card games. And other card games are congested through the online system with the rules to open the service. The side of the game. With over 12 years of service experience, it is widely recognized among Internet users across South East Asia.
    Since playing cards is a combination of ten to play cards to pair up together to be as ten as the name. Strategies such as guessing players. probability Mathematicians often take advantage of this kind of play. To play the game of ten will need to play a number of 2-6 not more than this, otherwise it will result in victory in the game is difficult. With this type of card games have become so popular in the game. We have made a gambling game in another regime to serve you.
    And unless there are ten cards, we also have more than 500 online gambling games to choose from. The style of each of you. Do not wait, we're all ready to deliver all the fun you can not stop 24 hours at the site. จีคลับ

    ReplyDelete