Most people spend much time choosing the right kind of dog food for their pets, but how many people can say the same about their dog treats? In Britain there is currently very little legislation to determine what is in pet food. By making your own treats, you can ensure that you know exactly what's in them and save money at the same time. This article looks at four recipes for goodies that are tailored to the needs of your dog.
Teeth Cleaning / Breath freshener cakes
To effectively clean your dog's teeth, these cakes are large enough to take a while to chew. With the addition of a few ingredients, you can also ensure that the "dog breath" will be a thing of the past.
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tbsp. activated carbon powder
3 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 / 3 cup milk (low-fat milk or whole)
1 / 2 cup chopped fresh mint
1 / 2 cup chopped fresh parsley
Preheat the oven to 200C. Mix the flour and charcoal, then add all other ingredients. Disintegration teaspoonfuls about 3 inches on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes. When cool, store in airtight container in the refrigerator.
Flea deterrent biscuits
Tackle pest problems with these homemade cookies that your dog for fleas makes blood unpalatable.
Beef bouillon cubes 3
1 1 / 2 cups boiling water
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup polenta
2 / 3 cup brewers yeast
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 egg yolks
Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.
Regardless of the stock in the water. In a large bowl, mix flour, polenta, yeast, and garlic. Add the egg yolks and gradually stir in stock. Mix thoroughly to form a firm dough and roll out on floured board to about 1 inch thick. Cut into the desired shape using the cookie cutters. Place biscuits 3cm apart on a greased baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. When cooking is finished oven and leave biscuits in for at least 3 hours or overnight to harden. Store in an airtight container.
Vegetarian dog treats
2 cups carrots - boiled and mashed
2 tablespoons garlic - minced
2 cups unbleached flour
1 cup oatmeal
1 / 4 cup wheat germ
Mix all ingredients until smooth. Roll out on heavily floured surface and cut into bars or desired shapes. Bake at 150 degrees C for 45 minutes. The centers will remain hard as they cool.
Small pieces of cooked chicken or cheese works very well for the training of dogs, but if you are looking for a recipe for the training of rewards, the following can be cut into small pieces and boiled once used very effectively. Be warned, they smell!
2 x 6 oz cans tuna in water, not down
January 1-1 / 2 cups flour
2 chopped garlic cloves
Tuna blend with water and pour into a bowl and add flour, egg and garlic. Spread into a greased cake tin round or square pizza. Sprinkle with lots of Parmesan cheese. Bake at 180 degrees C for 15 minutes, until edges pull away, and the consistency is like putty. Use a pizza cutter and slice into teeny squares, store in an airtight container in the freezer.