What’s In Your Dog’s Cookie Jar?
You can fill your dog’s cookie jar anytime and with any treats, but make sure the cookies or treats have wholesome ingredients that are healthy for your pet. Grocery stores, pet stores and on-line shopping sites tout all sorts of dog treats but none of them can match the freshness of what you make at home.
For Beginner Dog Treat Bakers
Here is a basic treat recipe you can use to start making dog treats that requires only four ingredients and less than an hour of your time:
- 2/3 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 large eggs
- 3 cups whole wheat flour, or more, as needed
Here’s How You Put The Ingredients Together:
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
- Mix all but the flour for a minute or two until well combined
- Add the flour (more if needed) until dough is no longer sticky
- On a floured surface roll dough to ¼ inch thickness
- Use cookie cutters for special shapes or a knife or a pizza cutter for squares or rectangles
- Put treats on a baking sheet (use parchment paper or silicon liner for best results)
- Bake 20-25 minutes or until slightly brown on edges.
- Cool completely, write date on tape and stick to bottom of cookie jar, fill jar
- Give these treats to the best dog in the world after a “sit” or “down” or other treat deserving behavior!
For All Dog Treat Bakers
There are a great many natural ingredients that can be included in homemade dog cookies and treats to enhance the color, flavor or texture.
WARNING!!! There are some foods to be completely avoided that are toxic to dogs. The ASPCA has a poison hot line and lists these foods from A-Z. Pet families are wise to keep this information in their smart phone for emergencies!
After you start making basic dog treats and you see how much your dog likes them you may be ready to branch out for new and different treat options. Explore the internet and let your imagination be your guide. See some of the treats we’ve made at Fondren 5 Star Pet Resort! So start baking and filling your dog’s Cookie Jar! Make your dog proud – get started making homemade dog treats!