Treats for Your Pups

 Dog Treats

Our black lab, Aayla, is a huge part of our life. She’s 6 years old and 100+ pounds of love 🙂 We don’t have any children, so she fills a big part of that void. She’s spoiled rotten, I mean loved, and has more toys and beds than any dog really needs. I’ve always wanted to make treats for her from scratch, so the other weekend I decided to try two recipes I had found.

Dog Treats

The first ones I made were chicken flavored. I’m not 100% sold on these because the sodium content is pretty high. I think if I would make these again I’d use a low sodium chicken bouillon cube and leave out the salt. I also found this dough to be very dry. I’d add a little more water so the dough is easier to work with.

Dog Treats

Ingredients:

2-1/2 cups brown rice flour

1 tsp. salt

1 egg

1 chicken bouillon cube

1/2 cup boiling water

 

Directions:

Dissolve the bouillon cube in the boiling water. While the cube is dissolving, mix all the other ingredients in a bowl. Add chicken stock and mix until combined. Place dough on a floured surface. Roll evenly and smooth. Cut out biscuits with cookie cutters. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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 Dog Treats

 The second ones I made were pumpkin peanut butter treats. I’m much happier with these. I liked the ingredients as they were healthier and they just seemed to make a better treat.

 Dog Treats

Ingredients:

2-1/2 cups brown rice flour

1/2 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree (100% pure pumpkin pie filling with no spices)

1/4 cup natural creamy peanut butter

2 large eggs

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, pumpkin puree, and peanut butter until smooth. Add the flour and mix with a wooden spoon to form stiff, dry dough. If the dough is too dry, add a little more pumpkin or a few drops of water as needed. Place your dough on a floured surface and roll out to ½ or 1/4 inch thick. Cut out biscuits. Re-roll and cut any scraps. Place biscuits onto an un-lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Flip the biscuits over and bake another 10 minutes or until dry.

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There you have it 🙂 Two new recipes for the furbabies in your life. Aayla loves them and so do our cats. My husband decided to make little cat treats out of the scraps. They are the ones that look like rabbit poop lol. I personally wouldn’t recommend giving them to cats as they are very hard and they will probably end up swallowing them whole. NOT ok. I’m going to throw them away the next time he’s not paying attention. Shhhhhh! Don’t tell him.

Dog Treats

Hope you enjoyed this post 🙂 Have you ever made animal treats? If you have a recipe, I’d love to hear about it down in the comments!

 

Until next time.

 

Much love,

 

Liz

 

 

 

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  1. Love these recipes! So much better for our pups than some of the treats out there! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Ok…so how adorable are YOU as a puppy mommy!!! I am a kitty mommy, so I am ALL about spoiling her silly! I totally love that you took the time to baker your puppy treats. That is so much love. I wish the entire world treated animals that kindly. 🙂 You rock. http://www.GlamKaren.com

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    • Awww thanks Karen 😊 she is definitely our little girl. I’m working on doing a recipe for kitty treats so I’ll make sure to share them once they are made! 😊🐾

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  3. Awwww…I love these!! I love that you took the time to bake your sweet doggie some treats :). I grew up with dogs so I’m a huge dog lover (but I don’t have one myself), so I will live vicariously through you and your little sweetie! If I did have one though, I would TOTALLY make these!! I love to bake and with baking these, it wouldn’t go straight to *my* hips, lol.

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    • Lol Vicky you are too funny. I’ll make sure to keep posting photos of my little girl. She’s spoiled rotten and I wouldn’t have it any other way 😊🐾

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  4. livingliferosie

     /  January 29, 2015

    Oh I can’t wait to try to make these for our dogs! Some doggie ice cream in between two of them would be an awesome summer treat!

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  5. I love these, Liz!! It’s also great that you’re using brown rice flour because my dog has a gluten allergy! Love this, thank you for sharing 🙂
    ~Christina
    http://thedancegrad.com
    http://chriskayoga.com

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