Homemade Treats for your Dog

Why take the chance of Giving your dog tainted treats that could potentially kill them,  when you can make them yourself.!.  Below is a list I will be adding to as i find new ones,  Enjoy

Crunchy Beef Cubes

What you will need:

·        1 pound lean beef

·        Baking sheet covered with baking parchment

To prepare:

·        Dice beef into half-inch cubes

·        Place cubes close together on baking sheet

·        Put baking sheet into cold oven and heat oven to 300oF

·        Cook for 1 hour

·        Reduce oven temperature to 200oF and prop open oven door (to allow moisture to escape)

·        Continue cooking for 2 additional hours

·        Remove beef cubes from oven and allow to dry overnight at room temperature

·        Place beef cubes in airtight container and keep refrigerated or frozen until ready to serve


Chewy Liver Strips

What you'll need:

·        Beef livers (butcher shops sometimes throw these away or you can buy them at the supermarket)

·        Food dehydrator*

To prepare:

·        Cut liver into 1-inch slices

·        Apply a non-stick spray on the dehydrator drying racks

·        Place the liver slices into the dehydrator for 24 hours

·        Seal in airtight container and refrigerate or freeze until ready to serve

*An alternative to using a food dehydrator is to put the liver strips on a greased or non-stick baking sheet and bake them in a 325oF oven for 45 minutes to an hour.



What you'll need:

·        1 pound liver

·        1 egg

·        ½ teaspoon garlic powder

·        1 ¼ cups potato flakes

·        Beef or chicken broth

·        Food processor

·        Greased 13 x 9 pan

To prepare:

·        Preheat oven to 400oF

·        Cut liver into approximately 1-inch pieces (to help with the blending and cooking process)

·        Place the liver pieces, egg, garlic powder and potato flakes in food processor

·        Pulse ingredients to combine

·        Add as much broth as needed to make the mixture spreadable (the consistency will be very thick)

·        Spread mixture into pan

·        Bake for 25 minutes; cool on wire rack for 5 minutes

·        Loosen sides with a knife, turn pan over and empty mixture onto wire rack

·        Cool completely before slicing

·        Place slices in airtight container and refrigerate or freeze until ready to serve



What you'll need:

·        1 pound ground turkey

·        1 egg

·        1 teaspoon chopped parsley

·        ¼ cup shredded cheese (optional)

·        ½ cup chopped veggies (optional)

To prepare:

·        Preheat oven to 350oF

·        Mix all ingredients in bowl

·        Shape mixture into bite-size balls

·        Bake for 10 minutes or until brown

·        Cool and serve or seal in airtight container and store in fridge or freezer until ready to serve

Autumn Doodle Treats

1 cup wheat flour
1/4 cup canned pumpkin
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp cinnamon

  • Preheat your oven to 350°. Mix all the  ingredients into a bowl, . The dough is going to be really stiff, but work those ingredients together! Then, add water to moisten to a soft doughy consistency – not runny, but not stiff, rather like bread dough before it rises.
  • Next  sprinkle your work area with a healthy dose of flour. Turn the dough onto the floured surface, and give it a massage! 
  •  knead the dough for about 10 minutes to get the gluten in the flour to really hold it together. It should be soft and stretchy when you’re done, like elastic – so don’t add too much flour, just enough to ensure that it doesn’t stick.
  • Pat or roll your dough to about 1/4 inch thick. 
  • Use a cup or cookie cutter to make pretty shapes, put them on a cookie sheet, and bake for 30-40 minutes. 
  • Cool them off before you let your pup  have a taste!