Homemade Doggie Treats
I'd like you to meet the baby of the family. He is 10 years old, but he thinks he is a 4 year old little boy. He is very loved and very spoiled! His name is Scamp. We found our little Pom at our doorstep on a very stormy summer evening when he was a dirty, hungry and tiny baby. Eventhough we tried to find his original owners, no one claimed him. And rightfully so... he was really ours all along! Scamp is pictured wearing his summer "do".
Scamp is almost the perfect dog. He is the smart, friendly, affectionate, mischevious, loves to play~ especially ball, but he is a picky eater. Although he adores treats, he only likes those gooey chewy ones. Probably not so good for Scamp. He eats almost anything I make so I thought I'd try to make a dog treat that was good for him, economical and passes his finiky taste test!
Scamp gave these treats 2 paws up! The dough smells delicious, no wonder he liked them. This recipe makes 12 dozen small bones. I hope you will treat your dog to a little homemade love!
Scamp's Doggie Treats
2 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup powdered milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cups vegetable oil
1/2 cup water ~ you can add up to 2 more TBS if too dry
1/4 cup Kraft parmesan grated cheese
2 small jars strained baby food meat~ I used beef
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all the ingredients together and kneed in the bowl for 3-4 minutes.
Turn out onto a work surface and roll out.
Cut out using a cookie cutter or cut into squares.
Cook for 20-25 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool.
Store as you would any cookie. I have a round tin with a lid to store Scamp's new doggie treats in.
These would also make a great gift! I bet Scamp's cousin Max would love these when we visit next!
* Just a little note~ It is very important when making homemade dog treats and food that you know what foods are not good for dogs. Like onions. I wanted to use canned beef stock instead of water, but found out that onions can be fatal to dogs and canned stocks have onion power in them. For the love of your dog check out each ingredient carefully!
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