3 Easy to Make Dog Treats

Dog treats are an absolute must-have item if you have a dog. You can use them in so many ways! Treats are a great surprise when bonding with your dog. You can use them when spending time training your dog as a reward. You can give your dog a treat for good behavior. You can also give your dog treats randomly to show love spontaneously! Dog owners can always buy ready-made dog treats from the pet store. You can find dog biscuits, dried meats, and jelly.

But if you feel like making homemade treats, that is also a possibility. Homemade dog treats are a fresh and healthy option. They are easy and convenient to make and are a good addition to your dog’s diet when fed occasionally. You can experiment with different food items and recipes and see what your dog likes best.

Check out these 3 Easy to make dog treats recipes.

1. Chicken Dog Treats

These treats are great if your dog likes chicken. You will need the following ingredients:

• One cup diced chicken
• Half cup cooked rice
• 3 tablespoons of rice flour
• one boiled egg
• parsley

Just mix these ingredients together and spoon the mixture into silicone molds. Bake the mixture for 20-30 minutes and allow it to cool.

Remove from molds and feed your dog. (kolchakpuggle.com)

2. Sweet Potato Fries (Made for dogs)

Vegetables are healthy for both humans and canines! Sweet potatoes tend to be a favorite of dogs. You will require only a handful of ingredients for these delicious dog treats. The ingredients you will need are:

• sweet potatoes
• coconut oil
• turmeric
• cinnamon

Wash, peel and cut the sweet potatoes into thin and long pieces in the shape of French fries. Put the fries in a large zip-lock bag. Add the oil and spices into the bag and mix. This will coat the fries in the oil mixture. Place the fries on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes. Flip the fries over and bake for another 15 minutes. Lets them cool down before feeding them to your dog. (beaglesandbargains.com)

3. Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats

These are lovely DIY dog treats that your dog will adore. The ingredients you will need for these treats are:

• 2 ½ cup whole-wheat flour
• 1 egg
• 1 cup peanut butter (Xylitol free)
• 1 cup Water
• 2 tablespoons honey

For the frosting use:

• 1/3 cup Cornstarch
• 2 tablespoons Peanut butter
• 1 tablespoon Honey
• 3-4 tablespoons hot water

Add the flour and the egg. Add water, honey, and peanut butter and mix until you’ve got a stiff dough. As the dough can become sticky and stiff, it’s better to mix with your hands. Roll out the dough on a flat surface until it is ½ inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out different fun-shaped cookies for your dog.

Bake these cookies in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes until they are golden brown.

For the frosting, combine the peanut butter and honey in a bowl and heat it in the microwave for 15 seconds. Add this mixture to cornstarch and combine. Add one tablespoon of water at a time until it has reached the consistency you like. Frost the cookies after they have cooled down. You can store them in an airtight container. (thecookierookie.com)

4. Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Your dog will fall in love with these delicious dog treats. Comprising of just a few ingredients, these treats are easy to store and a cost-effective option than buying treats from the pet store.

You will need the following ingredients:

• 1 Cup of pureed pumpkin
• ½ cup peanut butter (again, make sure the peanut butter is Xylitol free as Xylitol is toxic for dogs)
• 2 eggs
• ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
• 2 and a half cups whole wheat flour

Attack a paddle to your mixing bowl and combine the pumpkin, eggs, and peanut butter at medium to high speed. Add the cinnamon and flour into the mixture until a stiff dough forms. Once again, roll out the dough and cut out pieces using a cookie cutter. Bake the cookies for between 20-25 minutes until golden. Allow the cookies to cool down. (therecipecritic.com)

How to Store Homemade Dog Treat Biscuits?

Homemade dog treats biscuits like the peanut butter biscuits listed above are entirely preservative-free as they are made at home. Hence, they have a shorter shelf life as compared to store-bought ones. But there are several ways you can store them to increase their shelf life.
You can store them at room temperature in an airtight container. They can last up to 7 days and stay fresh.

You can keep the treats in a Ziplock bag or airtight container and store them in the fridge. They can last up to 3 weeks this way.
Lastly, you can freeze them in a sealed bag for up to 3 months. Always allow the treats to thaw before feeding them to your dog. (therecipecritic.com)

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Facts About Animal Homelessness:

  1. Only 1 out of every 10 dogs born will find a permanent home.
  2. The main reasons animals are in shelters: owners give them up, or animal control finds them on the street.
  3. Each year, approximately 2.7 million dogs and cats are killed every year because shelters are too full and there aren’t enough adoptive homes. Act as a publicist for your local shelter so pets can find homes. Sign up for Shelter Pet PR.
  4. Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats.
  5. According to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP), less than 2% of cats and only 15 to 20% of dogs are returned to their owners.
  6. 25% of dogs that enter local shelters are purebred.
  7. About twice as many animals enter shelters as strays compared to the number that are relinquished by their owners.
  8. It’s impossible to determine how many stray dogs and cats live in the United States. Estimates for cats alone range up to 70 million.
  9. Only 10% of the animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered. Overpopulation, due to owners letting their pets accidentally or intentionally reproduce, sees millions of these “excess” animals killed annually.
  10. Many strays are lost pets that were not kept properly indoors or provided with identification.
  11. According to The Humane Society, there are about 3,500 brick-and-mortar animal shelters in the US and 10,000 rescue groups and animal sanctuaries in North America.

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