So we all know we love our pets right? And just like we do with ourselves, we want them to have the most wholesome food and treats that we can get. There are plenty out there that tout their healthy ingredients, benefits and how tasty they are. I know my dog likes dried liver and just about anything she can get her paws on.
For those with sensitive tummies, allergies or other issues regarding what goes into their little bodies, home made treats could be your go to. They’re easy to make with a little time, and will make you feel good in the end about what you’re putting into your best friends tummy.
Examples include things like peanut butter (see below), beef, and other ingredients that any dog would love!
Dogs love peanut butter, and these cookies are a great way to sneak some fish oil into your dog’s diet. Fish oil improves your dog’s coat, making it shiny, soft, and healthier.
Look for organic peanut butter at your grocery store. Many commercial brands of peanut butter have unhealthy hydrogenated oils and additives. Better yet, make your own peanut butter using raw peanuts and peanut oil, and processing the mixture in your food processor.
- 2 cups of flour (white or wheat, if your pup has no wheat allergies)
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 1/3 cup of smooth peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1/2 tablespoon of fish oil
- 1 1/2 cups of water
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix the flour and oats together in a large mixing bowl. Pour in one cup of water and blend until smooth. Add in the peanut butter, honey, and fish oil and mix until all the ingredients are well blended.
- Slowly add the water until the mixture has a thick and doughy consistency.
- Lightly flour a cooking surface. Roll the dough onto the cooking surface to create a 1/4 inch thick sheet.
- Use a cookie cutter to create shapes. Place the cookies onto a baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes.
- Allow to cool completely before feeding.
Pro Tip: If the dough is too sticky to roll, slowly pad more flour onto the dough ball.
There are tons of recipes out there if you have the time to look for them. I know I’ll be putting my apron on and baking some delicious treats up for my dog Wedgie soon!