Making your own dog treats is the best way to avoid the harmful chemicals, fillers and artificial ingredients that are found in many commercial pet treat products. Whether your dog has skin issues, problems with hip and joint health, struggles with obesity or any healthy issue, you can make homemade treats that will meet his needs. These quick and easy dog bones are suitable for almost every pup!
It's true that it takes time to prep and cook homemade dog treats, but the benefits far outweigh this drawback. Not only can you cater the treats to your pet's needs, you also have full control over the ingredients used to make them. Do your best to purchase the healthiest ingredients – look for all-natural, organic products to include your recipes.
These quick and easy dog bones are made with baby food, and they are some of my favorites. There is a large variety of baby food puree on the market, and you can use multiple flavors to create yummy flavor combinations for your pooch.
Quick and Easy Dog Bones
These treats are only made with 3 ingredients – wheat germ, flour and baby food. You could also use an equal amount of ground flaxseed in place of the wheat germ or a different type of flour if your dog is allergic to wheat.Print
Recipe: Quick and Easy Dog Bones
This quick and easy dog bones recipe is a limited ingredient option. With just three ingredients, it's an excellent option for pets with food allergies or sensitive stomachs. You can also choose natural, organic ingredients to ensure that you make this recipe as healthy as possible.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 36 biscuits 1x
- Category: Biscuit Treats
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Dog Treats
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup wheat germ
- (2) 4-ounce jars of baby food
Preheat your oven to 350˚.
Mix all of the ingredients together in a medium-size mixing bowl. It will form a thick dough. If the dough is crumbly, add a small amount of water.
Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface until it's about 1/4″ thick. Use cookie cutters or a pizza cutter to create biscuits that are appropriately sized for your dog.
Place the biscuits on a parchment paper-lined cooke sheet. Bake the biscuits for 20-25 minutes. You will know they are done when they begin to look dry and slightly cracked on top.
- Serving Size: 1 biscuit
- Calories: 27
- Sugar: .4 g
- Sodium: 2 mg
- Fat: .4 g
- Carbohydrates: 4.7 g
- Fiber: .8 g
- Protein: 1.4 g
How to store: Store leftover treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 12-14 days. Remember that homemade treats do not have the preservatives that store bought products do. They will not last as long. If you'd like, you can freeze these treats in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
For More Information
We publish many homemade dog food and treats recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips and advice, see our “Recipes” section. If you're new to home cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.