Hello! I was so thrilled when Gail asked me to guest post for her today! I'm in a bit of a project lull at the moment, so this was a great boost to get me back to productivity! (the jury is still out if it worked or not though)
My mom has been making her own doggie treats, or "treaties" as they are in our house, for awhile. Our beagle, Ellie, LOVES them.
Of course, this gal never misses a meal, or snack, or treat, or crumb (or the chance to snuggle on an bed, whether it’s made or not, with her Wubba). The only thing that we've found that she won't eat is whole, raw okra (I don't blame her!). But, I think that even the pickiest of eaters will love these treaties. And, they are super easy to make, so they are owner-friendly as well!
What you need:
- ⅓ cup peanut butter (please see this article about safe Peanut Butter for Dogs)
- 1 ¼ cup hot water
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup oats
Mix the dry ingredients together.
For the next step, I used two methods… the second one is the keeper… At first, I patted it out flat onto wax paper. Then, I used Mom’s bone cookie cutter. My dough was too sticky and it was a mess.
The better option, which I did after about 10 bones, was to toss the wax paper and just flour my counter. Since my dough was a bit sticky, I added some more flour to it before I patted it out and started cutting again. This was MUCH easier. They were actually coming out looking like little bones. (If you don’t have a cookie cutter you could just cut them into little squares). Put them on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake them for 30 minutes at 350.
Ellie could smell them from outside and came in to sit and wait patiently in her bed. She could still see the whole process and watched me diligently, just in case I dropped something.
While the bones were in the oven…
I have a few more recipes that call for eggs and broth. Those have to be refrigerated though. Since these contain no products that need refrigeration, they are ready to be added to the treatie bowl for rewarding the most spoiled little beagle ever.
Thanks Shannon for filling in for me, while I’m away in Nashville helping jamie with some last minute preparations for the BIG day! I appreciate the great tutorial. I think Louie would LOVE these treats!