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How Do You Make Homemade Dog Biscuits

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to stop mold on homemade dog biscuits?
    I'm trying to figure out how to avoid mold on homemade dog biscuits. I added: Flour, oats, cornmeal, eggs, veg oil, chicken broth and parsley. Baked them at 300 for an hour. I'm letting them sit out in the open air now. Any advice other than making sure they are sealed tight in a container?

    • ANSWER:
      I always freeze mine so they last longer, plus my dog seems to prefer them frozen! But you could thaw them as needed.

  2. QUESTION:
    How long will homemade dog biscuits last?
    I'm making homemade dog biscuits - recipe below - and will be storing them in an airtight container...these should last for a while right?

    1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
    1 1/2 cup AP flour
    1/2 cup peanut butter [all natural or no sugar added]
    1 cup water
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil

    • ANSWER:
      I'd keep them in the fridge, to be safe.

      I've never had them go bad, but I do have nine dogs so the cookies don't last long around here.

  3. QUESTION:
    Is it logically feasible to make homemade dog treats?
    I was wondering how long would it take to make homemade dog biscuits (treats)? What would be some typical ingredients you would use? I have a Labrador retriever and thought it might be better to make my own treats rather than buying from the pet store.

    • ANSWER:
      Of course it is. It would take same amount of time as it would take to make a batch of cookies. =)

      Here are a bunch of dog recipes. Some of them aren't for treats, but most are I believe.
      http://www.boxerworld.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=47

  4. QUESTION:
    Is it logically feasible to make homemade dog treats?
    I was wondering how long would it take to make homemade dog biscuits (treats)? What would be some typical ingredients you would use? I have a Labrador retriever and thought it might be better to make my own treats rather than buying from the pet store.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it is. I did this for quite awhile and actually sold them. It is fun, and you always have a taste tester! There are books you can buy with all kinds of recipes, or search the web. Have fun and spend a day. My Lab really liked the peanut butter, and the garlic. Those actually taste like Gardetto's chips.
      Have fun!

  5. QUESTION:
    How to make home made dog biscuits?
    Are there any homemade dog biscuits your dog likes and the recipe/ are there any recipes whitout whole wheat flour?

    • ANSWER:
      try these websites.

      http://www.bullwrinkle.com/Assets/Recipes/Recipes.htm
      http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/recipe_dogbiscuit.htm
      http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ranch/1011/dog.htm
      http://www.dogaware.com/treatref.html
      http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/cat/1232/
      http://www.best-dog-treat-recipes.com/
      http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/family/pets/dog-training-homemade-doggie-treats

      ~ Ashley

  6. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a good recipe for homemade dog treats?
    My dog is really picky. He seems to not like dog biscuits. I was wondering if anyone had a good recipe for homemade dog biscuits. I found one on-line but the recipe included garlic and I was under the impression that garlic is bad for dogs. Can anyone help me out. My dog does like those beggin strips but I would rather not give him those.

    • ANSWER:
      Take one neighborhood cat, mince ..

      Just kidding.. I like cats.

  7. QUESTION:
    Are dog biscuits okay to feed my hamster?
    I'm trying to see if I can find easy treats to make for my hamster. He is a Winter white, I don't know if that matters at all. I found a recipe for homemade dog biscuits that included baby food, whole wheat flour, and eggs. They are baked. This seemed very interesting for me to make for my hamster, but I'm worried that this might not be a good treat to give him. Is organic baby food, free range eggs, and whole wheat flour safe to feed my pet? I want to make him something special.

    One more thing... If it is safe to feed this to my pet, what kind of baby food do you recommend using? Carrot, apple, chicken and apple? Please let me know and thanks fort the help.

    • ANSWER:
      I feed my hamster a tiny bit of hard boiled egg, a small slice of carrot/apple (apple seems to be the favourite) and one dog treat a week, so they are fine! :) I tend to break small peices off the dog treat and hide it in the cage every night so that you spread one dog treat throughout the week :) I don't know about the baby food, sorry!

  8. QUESTION:
    How to make these doggy biscuits crunchy?
    I found a recipe for homemade dog biscuits and they said to bake them at 300 for 30 minutes. Then you turn off the oven and let them sit in there with the door closed for awhile so they get crispy. We did that and they're not crispy at all. How can I get them to be crispy??
    yes, the oven was preheated

    • ANSWER:
      they should get crunchy as they cool and dry out, don't store them in a air tight container, notice how soft dog treats are soft until you open the bag then after a while they get hard, most dog biscuits are sold in a cardboard box. You should be fine. Was the oven preheated first ?

  9. QUESTION:
    Can you use self raising flour instead of rice flour?
    I am wanting to make homemade dog biscuits and it says to use one and a half cups of rice flour, but I don't have rice flour only self raising or plain flour. Could plain or self raising flour be used instead?

    • ANSWER:
      No, rice flour is actually ground rice, so its powdered, sr flour, plain flour or corn flour are completely different to rice flour, you actually use rice flour to make shortbread bisquits, try lucky dog or purina or even pedigree pal web sites, they may be able to give you a different recipe that doesnt use rice flour, hope this helps, goodluck!

  10. QUESTION:
    What can i use to decorate my homemade dog biscuits?
    I am planning on making homemade dog treats for friends and family at christmas. I see the homemade treats that are at petfood stores that are beautifully decorated with what looks like icing. I'd like to do something like that but have no idea what to use that is safe for dogs. Anybody have a recipe or an idea of where i could find an icing recipe for dog treats?

    • ANSWER:
      The links below include recipes for carob, white carob, cream cheese, cinnamon, cream cheese-honey or banana carob frosting.

      Best of luck!

  11. QUESTION:
    Help with starting a homemade dog biscuit business?
    Me and friend are planning to make dog biscuits and sell them to our neighbors. Can you give me some good way to advertise, some precautions to take ,and of course good recipes. also how much we should sell them for. Answer all questions please
    where just teens selling to my our neghiborhood

    • ANSWER:
      their is alsorts of recipies you can have, i make liver treats and sardine cake and my dog loves them.

      Try carboot sales or animal rescue shows, get flyers out.

      Get see through bags and paw ribbon and dress up fancy bags

      I also buy these little bags in for around £2 each for liver treats.

      1. Get liver, cook it, add garlic, mince it up and put in a baking tray to harden then cut up squares dogs love it.

      2. sardine cake, stinks but they love it, flour and sardines, milk and eggs, mush up and cook like a cake again cut into squares.

      Health and safety, do your research, some foods are toxic normal chocolate as it contains theobromine and onions, raisins etc, research google sit down and try on your pets etc to see if they like it.

  12. QUESTION:
    I need a catchy slogan for a dog clothing business, also for a homemade dog biscuit business. Can you help me?
    Im starting a dog clothing and homemade dog treat business and I would like some help for a catchy slogan for each business. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Clothing Business:
      -Fido's Fashion
      -Fashion 4 Fido
      -Sit. Stay. Style.

      Treat Business:
      -Best Friend's Bakery(since dogs are mans best friend)
      -Biscuits 4 Fido
      -Bizarre Biscuits Bakery
      -Bark for Biscuits Bakery

      I don't know why but I like the names with alliterations(: I will edit I I think of more! good luck with your businesses!! Hope I helped!

  13. QUESTION:
    What is a good dog biscuit recipe that does not require refrigeration?
    Our volunteer service group is baking dog biscuits to sell as a fundraiser for local animal shelters. The dog biscuits will be wrapped in cellophane and must be able to be stored at room temperature for a couple of weeks. What are some good recipes? If we make them with bacon grease or homemade chicken stock, will they need refrigeration?

    • ANSWER:
      Bacon Biscuits

      5 cups - Whole wheat flour
      1 cup - Milk
      2 - Eggs
      10 tb - bacon fat or vegetable oil
      1 pinch - garlic powder
      1 ts - Salt
      1/2 cup - Cold water
      1 tb - bacon fat or vegetable oil (to grease tray)

      Mix all ingredients well. Pinch off pieces of the dough and roll them into 2 cm balls.
      Put them on a greased tray.
      Bake them at 175 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.
      Let them cool, then store in an airtight container.

      Canine Cookies

      1/2 cup - Milk powder
      1 - Egg (well beaten)
      2 1/2 cups - Flour
      1/2 ts - Garlic
      1 1/2 ts - Brown sugar
      1/2 cups - Water
      6 tb - Gravy
      100ml - Baby food meat

      Combine and shape into balls and roll on floured board.
      Use extra flour if needed. Cut.
      Bake at 180 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
      Cool. Should be hard.

      Bread Machine Dog Biscuits

      3/4 cup - Beef, chicken or vegetable-broth
      (or use hot water and 2 or 3 stock cubes)
      1 - Egg
      3 tb - Oil
      1 cup - All-purpose flour
      1 cup - Whole-wheat flour
      1/3 cup - Bulgur (or a 7-grain cereal)
      1/3 cup - Wheat germ
      1/3 cup - Bran
      1/4 cup - Nonfat dry milk
      1/4 ts - Garlic powder
      1 1/2 ts Yeast

      Place ingredient in bread pan according to manufacturer's directions and press "Dough" cycle.
      When machine beeps, remove dough to lightly floured countertop and with a rolling pin, roll dough out to 2 cm thickness.
      Using a dog bone cookie cutter (or any small seasonal cookie cutters), cut out dog biscuits and place on a lightly greased tray or one sprinkled with cornmeal.
      Re-roll scraps and repeat till all dough is used up.
      Place in a warm location and let rise 30 minutes.
      Bake at 160 degrees for 30 minutes until brown and no longer soft.
      Place on a rack to cool.
      Store in an airtight container.

  14. QUESTION:
    How do you make HOMEMADE dog biscuits?
    I have seen a few people on here saying they make biscuits for their dogs. Does anyone have any recipes? Can the dogs have biscuits if they are on a 'RAW' diet?

    Thanks!
    How do you dehydrate meat? Sorry to sound thick lol!
    Thanks for the info Bindi. I'll have to try and find one in the UK though. So I might try ebay. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I raw feed, and use kibbles as treats. If I didn't my dogs would miss out on some of the food toys. :(

      I don't make biscuits though. I prefer to make real meat treats. Dehydrated liver, chicken, etc. The only thing I won't put in my dehydrator is pork liver, it really stinks and I don't think the smell would come out of it. So that gets baked.

      ETA: I have a food dehydrator. You can find them at Walmart for under , and it'll quickly repay you. Can't believe mine isn't burned out yet lol.

      I use it to make dog treats, dry herbs for cooking, homemade beef jerky for the people in the house, fruit, veggies and more.

      Just the dog treats alone save a ton. I priced out some dehydrated chicken and beef liver treats. It was around and OUNCE. I can buy a pound of slice beef liver for . That saves me . Plus I can control the moisture, if I want softer treats I can make those, if I want tougher treats I keep them in longer.

  15. QUESTION:
    Recipes for homemade dog biscuits that are healthy?
    I actually have never made dog biscuits and I need a healthy recipe for them, thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Apple Cinnamon Drops
      1 large apple
      1/4 cup honey
      1/2 cup of water
      1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup oatmeal
      1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
      1/8 cup whole wheat flour

      Directions:
      Preheat oven to 350 ° F (180 ° C).

      Core, slice and mince the apple (use a food processor if you have one). In a large bowl, combine the minced apple bits, honey, water, cinnamon, and oatmeal. Gradually blend in the wheat flour, adding enough to form a stiff dough.

      In a small bowl, add 1/8 cup wheat flour. Spoon the dough by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheets, spacing about 2 inches (5cm) apart. Using the bottom of a glass dipped in the wheat flour (to prevent sticking), flatten each spoonful of dough into a circle. Adjust the size of the drops based on how big a treat you like to feed your dog.

      Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and flip each cookie to brown evenly on both sides. Reduce oven temperature to 325 ° F (180 °C). Return to oven and bake for an additional 30 minutes. Let cool overnight.

      Makes about 3 dozen crunchy cookies, depending on how big you make them.

      For an added twist, right before giving your dog the cookie treat, put a dab of peanut butter on top.

  16. QUESTION:
    How to calculate moisture,protien,fat,fiber,etc. in homemade dog biscuits?
    I want to do exactly that. I make dog biscuits in my home for my dogs and family/friends,but I want to know how I calculate the percentages of protien,fat,moisture,and fiber so that I can label it on the back because I eventually hope to expand and sell my biscuits. Thanks! :)

    • ANSWER:
      The only accurate way you can do that is by getting the ingredients scientifically analyzed by the amount put in the biscuit. This could be costly but is an important investment if you plan to sell them.

      If you are just looking for an approximation you can do your own calculations but finding out the percentages in each ingredient and then determing how much it contributes to the overall product.

      If you go to http://www.nutritiondata.com/ you can find almost any ingredient and find out what its nutritional make-up is.

      Good luck!

  17. QUESTION:
    What foods may be problematic for dogs?
    I know there are a number of things, chocolate, grapes, etc., but are there any other basic foods that some dogs may be allergic to, or just have general problems with. Particuarly ingredients in homemade dog biscuits: flour, nutritional yeast, broth, vegetable oil, various seasonings, etc.
    Any info you can give me pertaining to this would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      I was told not to feed them green peppers and onions - chocolate and grapes

  18. QUESTION:
    what would you buy at an arts and craft shows?
    would you buy lip balm?
    soap?
    bath salts?
    homemade dog biscuits?
    candles?

    also, do you know what flavor oils you would add to lip balm to get a "vanilla cake" or "birthday cake" taste?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm pretty leary about buying any of the items you listed at a craft fair if they are home-made. I wouldn't want to take the risk that the person making them didn't know what they were doing and I wouldn't want to put something on my body (lip balm, bath salts or soap) that might be harmful or harsh.

      I also wouldn't want to give my dogs something to eat if I wasn't sure that the ingredients were healthy and safe. (Remember of all of the recent petfood recalls from bad ingredients!)

      Home-made candles would also be a concern because I'm picky about the candles I use and couldn't be sure that the person making them knew what they were doing. Making candles properly is tricky. I want them to have long lasting fragrance and not be made from paraffin or leave behind a lot of black soot and of course I wouldn't want them to burn too hot, flare up and cause a fire so I prefer to use a name-brand that I know is good and not take a chance on something some amateur made that might not be very good or could even be dangerous.

      At a craft fair I usually only buy home-made things like jewelry, greeting cards, art, pot holders, dish towels, wreaths, birdhouses or feeders or other items that would be unlikely to pose any safety hazard to me or my pets. Or I'll buy from vendors that are selling name brand products that I know.

  19. QUESTION:
    how to make homemade peanut butter biscuits hold together?
    i make homemade dog biscuits and everytime i give them to my dog they break apart into crumbs. i use water, canola oil, eggs, peanut butter, vanilla, flour, and oats

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe increase the oil and water, as it sounds like with even human cookies or biscuits your dough is to dry, I also would add the PB in the batter with the flour, oil, oats and the PB cut it in like your making pie crust, add the water and vanilla but ad it slowly and get the dough firm but not dry, even refrigerating the dough will help, you can rest it for 20 minute in the bowl, the flour and oats have to absorb the liquid, if you make the dough and bake it right away it can dry out and be crumbly.

  20. QUESTION:
    What are some healthy homemade dog food recipes?
    My dog just won't eat dry dog food. They eat it before, but I guess they just got tired of it. Plus, I've been reading online that the dog food that you buy in supermarkets are not good because they have ingredients that have low quality. I want to just cook their food instead, to ensure that I'm feeding them healthy stuff.

    What are some healthy homemade dog food recipes?

    Thanks in advance :)

    • ANSWER:
      Really you should give your dog some dry food but like yours our dog wouldn't it either. We put cheese on his food and then he loved it, some people say dogs are lactose intolerant but i don't think they are personally. You can occasionally give your dog scraps from the table, but make sure you put it in his bowl instead of from the table or he will have bad table manners and may start begging. When our dog was a puppy we just got some minced beef and put it in the microwave for a couple of minutes then gave it to him mixed with his dog biscuits.

      Try different things out to find out what he likes. Here is a list of things which are poisons to dogs so stay clear of them:

      Alcohol
      Chocolate
      Grapes
      Raisins
      Illegal Drugs
      Onions
      Garlic
      Yeast

      And btw here are some dry foods which do not contain rubbish:

      Arden Grange
      Royal Canin (although there have been reported cases of hypercalcemi!)
      Canidae Dog food (probably the safest out of them all)

      Dogs (like us) are omnivores, they need both meat and veggies. And some good things to include in your homemade dog food: Meats, Poultry, Organ meats, liver (don't overuse), Eggs,Cultured dairy products such as yogurt, buttermilk, cheese, Complex carbohydrates such as rice, potatoes, beans, legumes, Fibre sources such as bran, fresh vegetables, whole-grains.

      Good luck with your homemade dog food!

  21. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a good recipe for homemade dog treats?
    I'm looking for a good recipe for homemade dog treats for my cockapoo, Prada. Does anyone have any? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      2 teaspoons dry yeast
      1/2 cup lukewarm water
      2 tablespoons dry parsley
      2 tablespoons minced garlic 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
      3 tablespoons honey
      1 egg
      5-6 cups whole wheat flour

      Directions:
      Preheat oven to 350 ° F (180 ° C).

      In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in the parsley, garlic, broth, honey, and egg. Gradually blend in flour, adding enough to form a stiff dough.

      Transfer to a floured surface and knead until smooth (about 3-5 minutes). Shape the dough into a ball, and roll to 1/4-inch (6 mm) thick. Using small bone-shaped cookie cutters, make biscuits! Transfer to ungreased baking sheets, spacing them about 1/4 inch (6 mm) apart. Gather up the scraps, roll out again, and cut additional biscuits.

      Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and turn over. Bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until lightly browned on both sides. Let cool overnight. (After we finish baking all batches of biscuits, we turn off the oven, then spread all the biscuits out on one baking sheet and set them in the oven to cool overnight. The extra time in the oven as it cools off helps make the treats crispier and crunchier.)

      Makes several dozen small bones that keep and freeze well.

      Another one...

      3/4 cup hot water
      1/3 cup margarine
      1/2 cup powdered milk
      1 teaspoon salt
      1 egg, beaten
      3 cups whole wheat flour

      Variation: increase margarine to 1/2 cup and add 2 teaspoons sugar
      In large bowl pour hot water over the margarine. Stir in powdered milk, salt, and egg. Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Knead for a few minutes to form stiff dough. Pat or roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into bone shapes. Bake at 325 degrees for 50 minutes. Cool. They will dry out quite hard. Makes about 1 1/4 pounds of biscuits. Costs around 30 cents per pound.

      Find A LOT more at http://www.bullwrinkle.com/Assets/Recipes/Recipes.htm

  22. QUESTION:
    How to make dog biscuits?Please Give Me The Best Answer?
    I cook my dog salmon and chicken. I also cooked my older dog rice. I didn't use any spices or anything.Now i want to make dog biscuits.Do you think Homemade dog biscuits is good for dogs?And please give me reply how to make dog biscuits fast and easy way......

    • ANSWER:
      Homemade dog treats are great for your dog. You control the ingredients! Plus most well-stocked pantries will already have most of these ingredients.

      Some easy dog biscuit recipes:
      Basic Dog Biscuits: http://mypetuniverse.com/dog-treats/basic-dog-biscuits
      Oatmeal Peanut Butter Biscuits: http://mypetuniverse.com/dog-treats/oatmeal-peanut-butter-biscuits
      Peanut Butter Molasses Treats: http://mypetuniverse.com/dog-treats/peanut-butter-molasses-treats
      Potato Liver Cake: http://mypetuniverse.com/dog-treats/potato-liver-cake
      Pumpkin Pops: http://mypetuniverse.com/dog-treats/pumpkin-pops

  23. QUESTION:
    What is another grain to use in homemade dog biscuits other than what flour?
    It needs to be the consistency and characteristics of wheat flour so I can roll out the dough and use a cookie cutter to cut the biscuits. Anyone have any recipes? I have a ton of oats...is there a way to grind this up into a flour?

    • ANSWER:
      I have 3 dogs, and one has a wheat allergy.
      I use rice flour or soy flour.

      here is a recipe i make for my dogs, and they love em!

      a cup of soy or rice flour
      an egg
      a sprinkle of garlic powder (dogs love the smell of garlic)
      quarter cup grated cheese. (or peanut butter.... dogs love both flavors)

      mix altogether, and then drop by small balls onto cookie sheet sprayed with a bit of Pam.
      Flatten with your thumb or a spoon, and cook at 350F for about half an hour.

      You can make cookie cutter shapes by rolling it out, if you want, but i get lazy... :)

  24. QUESTION:
    Can anyone think of a good name for Dog Biscuits?
    I'd like to try selling homemade Dog Biscuits,,,Treats,,... Only All natural ingredients used.
    I'm having trouble thinking of a snappy name for them.
    Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Nature's Best
      K-9 Kookies

  25. QUESTION:
    I would like to sell dog biscuits on my website?
    I have a dog walking and pet sitting service. I addition I would like to sell homemade dog treats. What laws or guidelines do I need to follow? Do I need any certifications? Anything else I need to know?

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    What is another grain to use in homemade dog biscuits other than wheat flour?
    It needs to be the consistency of wheat flour so I can roll out the dough and use a cookie cutter to cut the biscuits. ANyone have any recipes?

    • ANSWER:
      You can use Oatmeal too. Just put it in your blender until it looks like flour.
      I like rice flour best it is easily digested. If you go to a health food store you can get brown rice flour even better. :)

  27. QUESTION:
    Is it better to feed your dog home made food?
    I feed my dog homecooked food with Solid Gold vitamin supplements. I cook chicken, brown rice, sweet potatoes, carrots and broccolli together. (Veggies change from week to week and I somtimes add liver). This diet consist of 1/3rd meat, 1/3rd rice, 1/3rd veggies. I make crunchy home made dog biscuits with wheat germ and brewers yeast for treats. My dog appears very healthy and full of energy but I am wondering if this diet is really better for my dog than commercial dog food? I was feeding my dog California Natural lamb & rice dry dog food (a high quility dog food) until the last couple of months. Now she is completely on homemade food. I am wondering if she is missing any thing in her diet. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know about your dog but I would love to have that diet. Seriously though, your buddy is fine. Our dogs are all top breed and have always been fed home cooked meals. If the meal is well prepared and high in vitamins/minerals/fat/protein- which sure sounds like it is, they are fine. But just to be sure send me a dish or two and I'll try it.

  28. QUESTION:
    How can I make dry dog food taste better for my dogs?
    My two dogs have been showing no interest in the food that I always give them in the last month or so. This is a dry, chicken-flavored biscuit-y kind of meal, and the only kind the vet can provide. They only eat it when they are really hungry; otherwise I think they actually rely on the scraps of food I and the other family members tend to give them from time to time (on a daily basis). Mind: I don't have any other food sources for them; where I live, having a domesticated dog isn't very common, so there aren't services provided for them either so I have to rely on their vet to get their food. All of that being said, I would appreciate a way suggested for me to be able to make the food my dogs already eat more interesting; otherwise maybe a suggestion of a homemade dog-food recipe that won't take much time. Idk.

    Additional details: my dogs are about a year old, and of domestic origins (I rescued them as strays when they were just puppies). They're female, if that's relevant.

    • ANSWER:
      If you stop giving the table scraps they will eat the dog food when they're hungry. They're holding out from eating the kibble because they know they'll get the *GOOD STUFF.* Stop spoiling them!

  29. QUESTION:
    Does anyone out there have a recipe for quick and easy homemade dog biscuit recipes?
    I have three dogs and treats are so expensive i wanna learn how to make them at home so i always have them on hand for when they behave or have to go in their cages when i leave the house, thanks for all your help.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are a bunch of recipes for homemade dog treats. I 'm sure you'll find one that you pup will love! http://www.dog-pound.net/other-dog-treats.htm

      My dog loves the magic meatballs!

      HTH

  30. QUESTION:
    Cooking with Glucosamine?
    I want to add Glucosamine to my homemade dog biscuits.
    Is Glucosamine heat sensitive?
    Can I just crumble up the pills and add it in to the biscuits?
    How many pills would I have to add to a pound of biscuits?
    Where can I find info on cooking with Glucosamine?
    Hope someone can Help!
    Tropicales,
    What would be an all natural, healthy alternative that I can put into my dog biscuits that has the same effect of Glucosamine?

    • ANSWER:
      You would only be able to give glucosamine in pill or liquid form. It cannot be cooked and will become unstable and lose all its benefits.
      Just crush the pill and put it with the food at the time you're giving your dog its food.

  31. QUESTION:
    How do you make dog treats?
    I would LOVE to make homemade dog treats, but I don't know how. Can you help? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Bowser Biscuits

      1 pkg. dry yeast
      1/2 cup warm water
      2 cups flour
      2 cups warm chicken or beef broth
      1 cup cornmeal
      1/2 cup powdered milk
      1 cup wheat germ
      1/4 cup margarine or butter
      2 cups cracked wheat
      1/4 cup honey
      4 cups whole wheat flour
      1 Egg; Beaten

      In small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In large bowl combine broth, powdered milk, margarine, honey, egg. Add yeast/water and mix well. Stir in flour, cornmeal, wheat germ and cracked wheat. Mix well. Add whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Knead in the final amounts of flour by hand and continue kneading for 4-5 minutes until dough is not sticky. Pat or roll dough to 1/2" thickness and cut into bone shapes. Place on a greased cookie sheet, cover lightly and let set for 20 minutes. Bake in a 350F. oven for 45 minutes. Turn off heat and leave in oven several hours or over night. Makes approximately 3 1/2 pounds.

      More recipes here

      http://www.bullwrinkle.com/Assets/Recipes/Recipes.htm

  32. QUESTION:
    does anyone know a good recipe to make homemade dog treats?
    Want to make my dog some homemade dog treats does anyone know a good recipe either one that you know or a website that has a good dog treat recipe?
    thank you,

    • ANSWER:
      http://allrecipes.com/recipe/peanut-butter-and-pumpkin-dog-treats/detail.aspx

      http://allrecipes.com/recipe/dog-treats-i/detail.aspx

      http://allrecipes.com/recipe/peanut-butter-dog-biscuits/detail.aspx

      http://allrecipes.com/recipe/delicious-dog-treats/detail.aspx

      http://www.dogtreatrecipes.org/healthy-dog-treats-low-fat-carrot-dog-treats-recipe.html

      http://www.dogtreatrecipes.org/the-perfect-dog-biscuit-recipe.html

      http://www.dogtreatrecipes.org/a-super-easy-peanut-butter-dog-treat-recipe.html

  33. QUESTION:
    I make homemade dog biscuits, but after a week they start to mold. What kind of preservative can I add?
    Thats simple and won't deflect the taste of the biscuit and safe for dogs??

    • ANSWER:
      This is simple, make less. Dont add uneccessary crap to your dogs diet! Either make a smaller batch, that you can use in a week, or make a large batch and freeze what you wont use within the week....
      Solves the problem and the dog doesnt have to eat crappy fillers and preservatives! its win/win!

  34. QUESTION:
    How do I keep my homemade dog biscuits from molding?
    If I put them in a pastic container or a ziploc bag, they mold within 2 days. Some ingredients are chicken broth, wheat flour, cornmeal and yeast. I even leave them in the oven over night. Can I put them in a dehydrator?

    • ANSWER:
      Keep enough out for your dog for 2 days and freeze the rest. Take them out as you need them. You must love your baby a lot to make homemade biscuits for him/her.

  35. QUESTION:
    Can i have some recipies for home made dog biscuits?
    i wana make some home made dog biscuits and i want a few recipeis.

    and can you also tell me what is bad, eg. flour bad or good , baking powder bad or good... etc thx

    • ANSWER:
      Banana Mutt Cookies from Three Dog Bakery
      3 cups banana (mashed)
      1 tsp (teaspoon) vanilla
      6 cups oats
      1 cup peanuts (chopped)
      1/3 cup applesauce (unsweetened)

      Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly. Use teaspoon to drop on baking sheet sprayed with a nonstick cooking spray and press flat. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until slightly brown. Cool on a rack and store in an air tight container.

      Peanut Butter Num Nums
      2 &1/2 cups water
      2 eggs
      2 cups oatmeal
      1 cup flour
      4 tablespoons peanut butter

      Mix ingredients, shape them on a cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes at 400F. Allow them to cool.

      Doggie Cookies
      2 cups all purpose flour
      1 & 1/4 cup shredded cheese
      6 finely chopped green beans
      1 grated apple
      1/2 cup vegetable oil
      7 tablespoons water with bouillion (any)
      1/2 cup bacon bits

      Preheat oven to 400 F. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut with cookie cutters. Bast them with extra water/bouillion and place them into oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Let cool then store in air tight container.

      Snickerpoodles
      1/2 cup vegetable oil
      1/2 cup shortening
      1 cup honey
      2eggs
      3 & 3/4 cups white flour
      2 teaspoons cream of tartar
      1 teaspoon baking soda
      1/2 cup cornmeal
      2 teaspoons cinnamon

      Mix vegetable oil, shortening, honey and eggs. Add flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Knead dough until mixed well. Shape dough by rounded teaspoons into balls. Mix the cornmeal and cinnamon together in a bowl and roll the balls in the mixture. Place 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Press the balls down with a fork. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 400 F. Cool on a rack and store in an air tight container.

      Homemade Frosty Paws
      1 quart plain or vanilla yogurt
      1 banana (mashed)
      2 tablespoons peanut butter
      2 tablespoons honey
      2 tablespoons carob powder (optional)

      Mix all ingredients until well blended. Place into ice cube trays or small cup and freeze.

      **Here are the foods to avoid http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+1659&aid=1030

  36. QUESTION:
    Is there an easy recipe for homemade dog biscuits?
    Our lab's 3rd birthday is coming up. The kids thought it might be fun to make her something special. I'm open to other ideas too.

    • ANSWER:
      There are lots. Just do a Yahoo or Google search. Here is the Humane Society Recipe From the Peninsula Humane Society, San Mateo, Ca

      1/2 cup cornmeal
      6 tbsp Oil
      2 cups whole wheat flour
      2/3 cup water or broth

      Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together well. Roll out to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes with cooky cutter. Bake 35-40 mins, let cool and store in tightly sealed container.

      There's also a whole page of them at
      http://www.bullwrinkle.com/Assets/Recipes/Recipes.htm

      Just remember, no matter what any sites say, do NOT put sugar/raisins/corns syrup/chocolate or anything like that in pet food. Sugar is bad for humans but can be fatal for pets. Their bodies are simply not equipped to handle it.
      It's great that you want to do something special for your dog. You can even use cookie cutters to make shapes, or build him a little dog house out of dog biscuits or something.
      He's lucky to have you.
      Hope this helps.

  37. QUESTION:
    Do you need a liscence to sell homemade dog biscuits online?

    I'm going to put the ingredients etc. on the site so people will know whats in them.

    • ANSWER:
      You should have something. I wouldn't order homemade biscuits from a stranger online. I would only buy something that I know was checked and verified as safe. It would be dangerous to buy home made food for your pets online from someone you didn't know.

  38. QUESTION:
    What is a good homemade dog biscuit reciepe?
    I've been looking on youtube and the web, and wondered if anyone has a simpler recipe that kids can get involved in with making them.
    Tvm.
    Garlic! erm no I don't think so thanks, gawd its bad enough when we have the stuff.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/recipe_dogbiscuit.htm

      I do the Bread Machine Chicken Flavoured Treat Recipe all the time. You don't need a bread machine either.

  39. QUESTION:
    anyone have a good recipe for homemade dog biscuits?
    i would perfer full recipes , and hopefully with everyday food items i should already have or are easy to get.

    • ANSWER:
      Bacon Bits for Dogs
      6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
      4 eggs, well beaten
      1/8 cup bacon fat
      1 cup water
      1/2 cup non-fat dry milk powder
      2 cup graham flour
      2 cup wheat germ
      1/2 cup cornmeal

      Mix ingredients with a strong spoon; drop heaping tablespoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet. Bake in a 350 oven for 15 minutes. Turn off oven and leave cookies on baking sheet in the oven overnight to dry out. Yield: about 4 dozen dog cookies.

      Everyday Biscuits
      2 teaspoons dry yeast
      1/2 cup lukewarm water
      2 tablespoons dry parsley
      2 tablespoons minced garlic 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
      3 tablespoons honey
      1 egg
      5-6 cups whole wheat flour

      Directions:
      Preheat oven to 350 ° F (180 ° C).

      In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in the parsley, garlic, broth, honey, and egg. Gradually blend in flour, adding enough to form a stiff dough.

      Transfer to a floured surface and knead until smooth (about 3-5 minutes). Shape the dough into a ball, and roll to 1/4-inch (6 mm) thick. Using small bone-shaped cookie cutters, make biscuits! Transfer to ungreased baking sheets, spacing them about 1/4 inch (6 mm) apart. Gather up the scraps, roll out again, and cut additional biscuits.

      Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and turn over. Bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until lightly browned on both sides. Let cool overnight. (After we finish baking all batches of biscuits, we turn off the oven, then spread all the biscuits out on one baking sheet and set them in the oven to cool overnight. The extra time in the oven as it cools off helps make the treats crispier and crunchier.)

      Makes several dozen small bones that keep and freeze well. We like these biscuits because they're quick and easy and we always have the ingredients on hand to make them. Our boys like them because they're good!

      Fido's Favorite Treats
      1 cup rolled oats
      1/3 cup margarine or butter
      1 cup boiling water
      3/4 cup cornmeal
      1 tablespoon sugar
      2 teaspoons chicken or beef instant bullion
      1/2 cup milk
      4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese ( 1 cup)
      1 egg, beaten
      2 cups white or wheat flour
      Preheat oven to 325 degrees.Grease cookie sheets. In large bowl combone rolled oats, margarine and water; let stand for 10 minutes. Sitr in cornmeal, sugar, boullion, milk,cheese and egg. Mix well. Add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition to form stiff dough.

      On floured surface, knead in remaining flour until dough is smooth and no longer sticky, 3 to 4 minutes. Roll or pat out dough to 1/2 inch thickness; cut with cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheets.

      Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Store loosely covered. Makes 3 1/2 dozen large biscuits.

      "Good Dog" Cookies
      1/2 cup powdered milk
      1 egg, well beaten
      2 1/2 cups flour
      1/2 tsp garlic salt
      1 1/2 tsp brown sugar
      1/2 cup water
      6 tblsp gravy
      Baby food meat

      Mix all ingredients well. Roll out on a floured board about 1/2" thick. Cut out cookie shapes with floured cutters.
      Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes. Cool, maybe leaving them in the oven to dry. Cookies should be hard. Store in an airtight container

  40. QUESTION:
    Where can I find recipes for homemade dog treats that last a long time without needing to be refrigerated?
    I'm looking for free online dog treat recipes that can keep on the shelf for a decent amount of time. I have tons of dog treat recipes for dog treats but they all need to be refrigerated! help please.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Charles... one thought comes to mind is dry (cookies/biscuits) home-made treats. Here are some I found:
      http://www.bullwrinkle.com/Assets/Recipes/Recipes.htm
      http://www.thepoop.com/pooppantry/default.asp
      http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/recipe_dogbiscuit.htm

  41. QUESTION:
    How to make homemade dog toys?
    Im making a christmas basket full of homemade dog goodies

    any ideas on toys, biscuits or anything?????
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      If you braid together two old socks it makes a good tug-o-war toy, and I know you can find biscuit recipes on the internet. Another thing you could consider, if you want to buy something, if a Kong, which is like a hollow ball that you can put treats and peanut butter in.

  42. QUESTION:
    How to make homemade dog food?
    I have a 6 y/o 100 Lb. Rottie. She has been on commercial food her whole life, but has recently developed problems with digestion. I have decided to put her on a home cooked diet. I know that chocolate and onions are not good for dogs. Are there any other foods I should avoid? What are some good recipes and how much should I be feeding her daily?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Here's some example of dog food recipes

      Cheese Multi-Grain Dog Biscuits

      Dog Food Recipe Ingredients:

      •1 cup uncooked Oatmeal
      •1/4 cup butter or bacon drippings
      •1 egg, beaten
      •1 1/2 cups hot water
      •1 cup cornmeal
      •1/2 cup powdered Milk
      •1 cup wheat germ
      •4 oz (1 cup) grated cheese
      •3 cups whole wheat flour

      Dog Food Recipe Directions:

      In large bowl pour hot water over oatmeal and butter/bacon drippings; let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in powdered milk, grated cheese, egg. Add cornmeal and wheat germ. Mix well. Add flour, 1/3 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Knead 3-4 minutes, adding more flour if necessary to make a very stiff dough. Pat or roll dough to 1/2" thickness. Cut into shapes and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour at 300F. Turn off heat and dry in oven for 1 1/2 hours or longer. Makes approximately 2 1/4 pounds.

  43. QUESTION:
    I am starting a small online business, any name ideas?
    I am starting an online business where I will sell things like nature photos, fashion designs, homemade dog biscuits, etc. I like the names "WetSeal" and "BlueFly" so if you can think of anything like that, it would be great. Something fresh, fun, and no one else would think of. Made up words like "Polyvore" are fine too, or other languages would be cool if the name had a meaning.

    Thanks Bye!
    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    • ANSWER:
      Just remember to use relevant keywords so that visitors find your website. Your business name should reflect clearly what you do.

  44. QUESTION:
    Any good recipes for healthy,homemade dog bisquits out there?
    So many things out there are unhealthy for dogs now and I'm just trying to be frugal.

    • ANSWER:
      Here is an example of some from the first website, but the second website has a BUNCH and it looks good. The thing about HOMEMADE dog treats, is you can make it as healthy as you want. Just use organic ingredients for each ingredient called for :)

      Pork Liver Biscuit Treats
      These biscuits are one of the greats of dog treat recipes. They can be cut to any size and will not crumble in your pocket. They also freeze well.
      1 lb. of calf or pork liver
      1 cup of flour
      1/2 cup corn meal
      2 Tbsp garlic salt
      1 Tbsp garlic powder or fresh garlic.
      Mix all of the above in a food processor. Ensure the mixture is thick - pour onto a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil, which has been oiled. Press flat and even. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Brownies are done when the pink is gone. Do not over bake or the brownies will crumble.

      Fresh Dog Breath Biscuit Treat
      Kill two birds with one stone by rewarding your dog with one of these treats and it's a recipe for fresh breath.
      2 cups brown rice flour
      1 Tbl. charcoal
      1 large egg slightly beaten
      3 Tbl. vegetable oil
      1/2 cup chopped parsley
      1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
      2/3 cup milk
      Preheat oven to 400. Combine flour, salt and charcoal. In a medium bowl, combine egg, oil, parsley and mint; mix well. Slowly stir in flour mixture, then add enough milk to make a thick dough mixture. Place a heaping tablespoon of dough about 1 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake 15 min., or until firm. Wait for biscuits to cool then store in the refrigerator air-tight container.

      Peanut Butter Biscuit Treats
      This is one of the easiest dog treat recipes and dogs love these peanut butter treats.
      1 1/2 cup oat flour
      1/2 cup soy flour
      1 Tbl. baking powder
      1-1/4 cup peanut butter
      3/4 cup milk
      Preheat oven to 400. In a mixing bowl, combine oat flour, soy flour and baking powder. In a blender, blend peanut butter and milk. Pour peanut butter mixture into dry ingredients and mix well. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly. Roll out dough 1/4 in. thick and cut into squares or use a cookie cutter. Place biscuits on baking sheet about 1/2 in. apart and bake for 15 min., or until lightly browned. Biscuits should be refrigerated or frozen.

      Bacon Biscuit Treats
      Bacon is a critical ingredient for dog treat recipes and this recipe with not fail your dog's taste buds - he'll be begging for more!
      3 cups whole wheat flour
      1/2 cup milk
      1 egg
      1/4 cup bacon grease -- or vegetable oil
      1 teaspoon garlic powder
      4 slices bacon - crumbled
      1/2 cup cold water
      Mix ingredients together thoroughly. Roll out on a floured surface to 1/2 - 1/4" thickness. Bake for 35-40 minutes in a 325 degree oven.

      Cheesy Dog Treats
      Dogs love cheese treats and the recipe is easy to make with simple ingredients.
      1 cup Oats, rolled
      1/3 cup Butter
      1 cup Water
      3/4 cup Cornmeal
      1 tb Sugar
      1 ts Bouillon, beef
      1/2 cup Milk
      4 oz Cheese, cheddar; shredded
      1 Egg, beaten
      3 cup Flour, whole wheat
      Boil water. Combine oats, butter and water. Leave to stand ten minutes. Stir in cornmeal, sugar, bouillon, milk, cheese and egg. Mix well. Form a stiff dough by adding flour, a cup at a time, mix well with each addition. On floured surface, knead in remaining flour until dough is smooth and no longer sticky, 3 to 4 minutes. Roll or pat out dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with bone shaped cookie cutter. Place 1-inch apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake in preheated 325 degree oven 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.

  45. QUESTION:
    Is there a recipe to make the original dog biscuits?
    you know how when u buy dog treats at the store, the most original ones are the ones that are shaped like a bone. like how the milkbone company makes theres.
    does anyone know of a homemade recipe that i can use to make treats like that for my dogs??

    thx!

    • ANSWER:
      Make Your Own Dog Biscuits

      First gather your kitchen essentials which include mixing bowls and spoons, a baking sheet and oven mitt, cookie cutters, and a rolling pin.

      Next, gather your wet and dry ingredients.

      Wet Ingredients for dog cookies include:
      2 TBSP vegetable oil
      1/4 cup molasses
      1/4 cup milk
      2 eggs

      Dry Ingredients include:
      1 Tsp garlic powder
      1/2 Tsp salt
      2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
      1/4 cup bran cereal
      1/4 cup cornmeal

      Measure all your wet and dry ingredients and combine them in separate mixing bowls.

      Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix them together well. Runny mixtures need more flour and stiff mixtures need more milk.

      Roll out cookie dough so it's 1/2 " thick. The dough should have a rubbery texture and may be hard to roll out. In that case, flatten the dough by pressing with the heel of your hand and fingers.

      Press a bone-shaped cookie cutter, or whatever shape cutter you desire, into the flat dough to shape your doggie treats!

      Bake your doggie treats on an ungreased cookie sheet for 30 minutes, until slightly toasted. If your dog would prefer hard and crunchy cookies, leave the dough in the oven after you turn off the heat.

      Store treats in a paper bag to retain crunchiness!

      nfd♥

  46. QUESTION:
    What are some dog safe herbs and ingredients?
    When baking dog treats, what kinds of herbs or other ingredients can I use to flavor them? I want to be careful of what I use, and not add anything that could harm my dogs. Do you know of anything? Also- is garlic powder dangerous for dogs?

    • ANSWER:
      Try these sites as there are a ton of good recipes here....my dogs love homemade treats espically the ones with cheese and peanut butter....good luck in making some..

      http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/recipe_dogbiscuit.htm

      http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/moredogtreatrecipes.htm

      here is just one example:
      Cheesy Dog Biscuit Treats
      Homemade dog treats are fun to make and healthier than many of the store-bought versions.
      I N G R E D I E N T S
      1 cup rolled oats (such as Quaker)
      1/3 cup margarine
      1 cup Boiling water
      3/4 cup cornmeal
      1 tablespoons sugar
      2 teaspoons chicken or beef flavored instant bouillon
      1/2 cup milk
      1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
      1 egg, beaten
      2 - 3 cups whole wheat flour.

      I N S T R U C T I O N S
      Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
      Grease cookie sheets.

      In large bowl, combine rolled oats, margarine and boiling water; let stand 10 minutes. Stir in cornmeal, sugar, bouillon, milk, cheese and egg; mix well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition to form a stiff dough.

      On floured surface, knead in remaining flour until dough is smooth and no longer sticky, 3 to 4 minutes. Roll or pat out dough to 1/2 inch thickness, cut with bone shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 325 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes on until golden brown. Cool completely. Store loosely covered. Makes 3 1/2 dozen large dog biscuits or 8 dozen small dog biscuits.

      Storing Dog Treats
      In general you should store dog treats the same way you would homemade people cookies. That being said, there are two main variables that determine storage time - the amount and type of fat in the recipe and your local weather conditions. If your recipe uses fats such as butter, or meat bits or juices then it will be more prone to rancidity than a recipe that uses some vegetable oil or shortening. Your treats may mold or spoil much faster in humid or very hot climates.

  47. QUESTION:
    Homemade dog biscuits--anyone have a recipe that's good and quick?

    • ANSWER:
      Super Easy Doggy Biscuits
      42 biscuits

      2 cups whole wheat flour
      1 cup cornmeal
      1 tablespoon salt
      1/3 cup vegetable oil
      1 egg
      1 cup beef or chicken broth

      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet.
      In a large bowl, stir together the whole wheat flour, cornmeal and salt. Mix in the oil, egg and broth to make a soft dough that is not too sticky. You may add more flour if needed. Roll teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place on the prepared cookie sheet. Flatten slightly.
      Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until nicely browned and firm. Cool completely, then store in an airtight container.


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