Homemade Dog & Cat Treats

This is a booming business! People love their animals, and just like your own body, you want them to eat well. Many of the animal food products out there, you are just not sure what is in them. Here are four recipes your animals will love!

There are stores that sell these gourmet homemade treats, but you can make your own right at home.

Play around with your animal treat recipes. These are the basics, but the potential ingredients are endless.

Making your own is not only more economical than the gourmet animal treat stores, but your dog or cat will love them and you :)
I would love to hear from you any comments or suggestions are appreciated!

Dog Treats:

Peanut Butter Poppers

2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
1 cup milk

  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • In a bowl combine flour and baking powder
  • In another bowl mix peanut butter and milk
  • Then add to dry ingredients and mix well
  • Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead
  • Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness
  • Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes
  • Bake for 20 minutes on a greased baking sheet until lightly brown
  • Cool on a rack then store in an airtight container
  • I have found the cookies burn easily so watch your time
Frozen Peanut Butter Yogurt Treats

1-32oz. container of vanilla yogurt
1 cup of peanut butter

  • Put the peanut butter in a microwave safe dish
  • Microwave until melted
  • Mix the yogurt and the melted peanut butter in a bowl
  • Pour mixture into cupcake papers and freeze

Cat Treats:

Tuna Tidbits

6 ounce can of tuna

1/4 cup water drained from tuna

3 T cooked egg white, chopped

1/4 cup cornmeal

1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine tuna, egg white and water
  • Add cornmeal and flour and blend to form dough
  • Knead into a ball and roll to 1/4 inch thick
  • Cut into one-inch sized pieces
  • Bake at 350° for 20 minutes
  • Makes 12 cookies

Savory Cheese Treats

3/4 cup white flour

3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

5 Tbsp Grated Parmesan Cheese

1/4 Cup Plain Yogurt or Sour Cream

1/4 Cup Cornmeal

  • Preheat the oven to 350°
  • Combine cheeses and yogurt
  • Add flour and cornmeal
  • Knead dough into a ball and roll to 1/4 inch
  • Cut into one inch sized pieces
  • Place on greased cookie sheet
  • Bake for 25 minutes
  • Makes 2 dozen


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