Dogs and cats love their treats but these can be expensive. Also, reading the product label is sometimes for concern because the treats do not always contain natural ingredients. Here are some recipes for homemade pet treats that your animals will love. The dog biscuit recipe makes about 1 ¼ pounds of biscuits and you will have enough cat treats to satisfy kitty for a while.
Homemade Dog Treats-
You will need:
• 3 cups whole wheat flour
• ¾ cup hot water
• ½ cup powdered milk
• 1/3 cup margarine
• 1 egg, beaten
• 1 teaspoon salt
• Large bowl
• Rolling pin
• Cookie cutters
• Greased cookie sheets
Step 1: Put the margarine in the bowl and pour the hot water over it. Stir in the egg, salt, and powdered milk.
Step 2: Add ½ cup of flour at a time, mixing thoroughly with the spoon. Knead the dough for a few minutes until it is stiff.
Step 3: Roll or pat the dough to a thickness of ½ inch. Use cookie cutters to cut the dough into assorted shapes.
Step 4: Put the biscuits onto the greased cookies sheets and bake for 50 minutes in a 325 degree Fahrenheit oven. Allow the biscuits to cool. They will become hard when they are dry. Place biscuits in an airtight container.
Homemade Cat Crackers-
You will need:
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2: Combine ingredients in the bowl and thoroughly mix them with your hands.
Step 3: Roll out the dough with the rolling pin until it is ¼ inch thick. Use the knife to cut it into appropriately sized pieces.
Step 4: Put the crackers on the greased cookie sheets and bake them until golden, approximately 20 minutes. Let the crackers cool and store them in an airtight container.