Treat Your Dog: 3 Helpful DIY Treats

The fact that there are so many regular dog treats on the market means that, for many, it’s easy to pick and choose which ones to buy. But for some, it isn’t that simple. What if your dog is allergic to most treats? Or diabetic? In these cases, DIY treats might be your best option. Today, we’ve collected three DIY recipes to help you out.

 

Hypoallergenic Dog Biscuits – for dogs that are allergic to most treats

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 cup rice flour

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 175˚C and lightly grease a cookie tray lined with baking paper
  • Combine all ingredients apart from the water in a bowl and mix well until it is combined
  • Add a teaspoon of water at a time until the dough is formed
  • Roll out the dough at around 6mm thickness on a floured surface and cut into cookie shapes as desired
  • Place cookies on the lined tray and bake for 12 minutes or until slightly browned on the undersides
  • Allow the cookies to cool completely
  • Store in an airtight container in the pantry

 

Fresh Breath Dog Biscuits – improves the smell of your dog’s breath

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ cups of oats
  • ½ cup parsley, finely chopped
  • ½ cup mint, finely chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ¼ cup water

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 160˚C and line a cookie tray with baking paper
  • Pulse the oats in a blender until they reach a consistency that resembles flour
  • Whisk together the mint, parsley, egg, water and oil in a large bowl
  • Add the oat flour to the wet ingredients, stirring to combine
  • Knead the dough and flatten it on a floured surface until it is around 3mm thick
  • Cut out the cookie dough into the shapes you’d like
  • Place the cookies on the tray 1-2cm apart and bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden and crispy
  • Allow the cookies to cool completely
  • Store in an airtight container in the pantry

 

Diabetic-Friendly Dog Biscuits – for dogs that are diabetic

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 600g beef liver, chopped

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 175˚C and line a 25 x 40cm jellyroll pan with baking paper
  • Pulse the liver in a food processor until it is finely chopped
  • Add the eggs and flour in the processor until the mix is smooth
  • Spread the mix evenly in the pan
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the centre is firm
  • Cool completely and cut into squares – the biscuits should feel spongey
  • Store in a sealed container in the fridge

 

Looking for a vet in Casey? Vets in Cranbourne is here to help. We are a local veterinary clinic devoted to caring for your pets’ health. Call us on (03) 5995 3444 today to schedule an appointment.

 This article has been written courtesy of Wide Open Pets and recipes listed on their website.

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