With Valentine’s Day just right around the corner and many making special plans for that day, consider making these awesome DIY dog treats for your pet this year. Below are some fun doggy treats to consider for 2015!
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Salmon Dog Treats
Fish provides your pet with necessary omega oils that will keep his coat and skin in great shape.
Salmon Dog Treats:
1 lb. salmon, pureed in the blender
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup corn meal
1 T. olive oil
2 T. garlic powder
Add all ingredients to the pureed salmon. Mix thoroughly until it’s the consistency of cookie dough. Roll with rolling pin until 1/4 inch thick. Cut out the treats with a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Place on non-stick cookie sheet and bake in pre-heated oven at 250F for 30 minutes or until the dog treats are golden brown.
Tip: These salmon dog treats can be frozen.
Valentine Liver Nibbles Recipe
Nothing says “Be my Valentine” better than a blender full of raw beef liver. You have to love your dog a lot to pop that special ingredient into your blender and then make yourself a smoothie in it the next day. These treats are very nutritious and judging from our dogs’ reactions, very delicious.
Valentine Liver Nibbles Recipe:
•1 lb fresh raw organic beef liver or chicken liver
•3 free range eggs
•1/4 cup canola or other vegetable oil
•2 cups instant oats
•1 Tbsp applesauce (optional)
•2 Tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
•3 Tbsp powdered kelp
•Filtered water sufficient to make a batter
Process the liver in a blender or food processor until completely pureed. Beat the eggs in a bowl and pour in the oil. Add the liver. Mix in the dry ingredients slowly, stirring continuously so they are thoroughly combined. Add water gradually, until you have a “batter” consistency. Pour this batter into a loaf tin. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Cool in the tin until able to be handled, then gently turn the loaf out onto a rack and refrigerate to cool completely. Cut with heart-shaped cookie cutter. Store in a sealed container.
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Cinnamon Honey Hearts Dog Biscuits
A touch of honey and cinnamon add just the right blend of sweet and spice to this gourmet dog treat.
Cinnamon Honey Hearts:
1/4 Cup Water
1/4 Cup pureed Banana
1/2 Cup plain Yogurt
1 Tablespoon Honey
1 Tablespoon Canola Oil
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 Cup Oat Flour
1/4 Cup Rice Flour
1 Cup Wheat Flour
In a small bowl combine the cinnamon, oat flour, rice flour, and 1/2 cup wheat flour. Set aside. In a separate bowl mix water, banana, yogurt, honey, and canola oil with an electric mixer. Add the dry ingredients and mix until well blended. Mix in remaining wheat flour 1/4 cup at a time until a stiff dough forms.
Place on floured surface and roll to desired thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Bake at 300 degrees. If rolled to 3/8″ baking time is 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Tip: After shutting off the oven I leave the dog biscuits in the oven for a couple hours to make sure they are completely dry and crunchy. Then they can be stored for a long time with out worrying about spoilage.
Carob Doggie Delights
Making these homemade dog treats is a fun way to let your canine companions know they are your special valentines.
Carob Doggie Delights:
1 1/2 Cups Wheat Flour
1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
1/4 Cup Carob Powder
1 Tablespoon ground Flax Seed (Optional)
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Cup Water
1 Tablespoon Honey
In a small bowl combine the wheat flour, rolled oats, carob, flax seed, and baking powder. Set aside. In a separate bowl beat together the egg, water, and honey. Add the dry ingredients and mix until well blended and forms a stiff dough.
Place on floured surface and roll to desired thickness. Cut into heart shapes. Bake at 300 degrees. If rolled to 3/8″ baking time is 30 minutes to 35 minutes.
Tip: Make these valentine dog treats something really special by drizzling with carob. Melt carob chips in the microwave or double boiler and drizzle over treats.
4 Awesome DIY Dog Treats for Valentines Day, 2015