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Recipes For Homemade Dog Biscuits

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.

  2. 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 ?

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  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:
    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!

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  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:
    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

  16. 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!

  17. 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

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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... :)

  22. 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. :)

  23. 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♥

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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:
      Depends what flavor you want...
      Here's peanut butter:
      http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Birthday-Bones/Detail.aspx
      Here's beef:
      http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Dog-Treats-I/Detail.aspx
      There are tons more recipes on allrecipes.com for them, but these are top rated...

  27. 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

  28. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any good homemade dog biscuit or dog bone recipes?
    And how about some healthy recipes for the white & dark chocolate to dip them in?

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

      http://gourmetsleuth.com/dogtreaticing.htm

  29. 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.

  30. QUESTION:
    Do you make homemade dog biscuits, if so, what is your favorite recipe?
    I usually make up recipes as I go, but I usually use:

    quick-cook oats
    ground ginger
    cinnamon
    peanut butter
    egg
    water
    butter (for the pan)

    I am just curious what other people do!

    • ANSWER:
      Peanut Butter Dog Biscuit Treats
      1 1/2 cups water
      1/2 cups safflower oil
      2 medium eggs
      3 tablespoons peanut butter (sugar free, creamy)
      2 teaspoons vanilla
      1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
      1 1/4 cups unbleached white flour
      1/2 cups cornmeal
      1/2 cups rolled oats
      Additional flour for rolling
      Preheat oven to 400 F.
      Mix water, oil, eggs, peanut butter, and vanilla with a wire whisk. Add flours, cornmeal, and oats. Combine with a mixer.
      Take one-third of the dough and place on a floured surface. Flour top of dough. Gently knead, adding more flour as necessary to form a pliable dough (This will require
      a substantial amount of flour). Roll out to 1/2 - 3/4 inch thickness and cut shapes using cookie cutters. Repeat until all dough is used.
      Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 400 F, 20-25 minutes, depending on thickness of biscuits . Leave in oven 20 minutes after turning oven off to crisp. Store in an airtight container.

  31. QUESTION:
    Do you make homemade dog biscuits, if so, what is your favorite recipe?
    I usually make up recipes as I go, but I usually use:

    quick-cook oats
    ground ginger
    cinnamon
    peanut butter
    egg
    water
    butter (for the pan)

    I am just curious what other people do!

    • ANSWER:
      i have one recipe that calls for basic ingredients including beef baby food and whole wheat flour, butter eggs ... those i roll out and use cookie cutters to form into the shape of bones ... but my most favourite recipe (and my dog's favourite as she waits by the oven while they cook) is one can of halo dog food mixed with one can of whole wheat flour ... mix and drop onto cookie sheets, bake 10 minutes in 350 degrees and as i said, my dog and several dogs i have dog sat go crazy for them ... simple and very healthy too ...

  32. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have recipes for dog treats?
    I need a simple recipe for home made doggy treats. Thanks to all the people giving me answers!

    • ANSWER:
      I have done some research for you and this is what I have come up with, hope this is what you are looking for. Although you said dog treats, I thought that I would give you the cat treats as well, never know when the pooch might want a little something different.

      Cat Treats and Cat Treat Recipes

      Chick N'Biscuits

      1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
      1/2 cup chicken broth
      1 cup whole wheat flour
      1/3 cup cornmeal
      1 tablespoon soft margarine

      Preheat the over to 350 F. Combine chicken, broth and margarine and blend well. Add flour and cornmeal. Knead dough into a ball and roll to 1/4 inch. Cut into one-inch sized pieces and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 18 cookies.

      Crispy Liver Morsels

      1/2 cup cooked chicken livers
      1/4 cup water
      1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
      1/4 cup cooked carrot, mashed
      1 tablespoon soft margarine

      Preheat the oven to 325 F. Place well-done livers in a blender with 1/4 cup water. In a bowl, combine flour and margarine. Add liver mixture and carrots and knead dough into a ball. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut into one-inch sized pieces. Place cookies on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 325 F for 10 minutes. Makes 12 cookies.

      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 a dough. Knead into a ball and roll to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into one-inch sized pieces. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes. Makes 12 cookies.
      Cat Treats and Cat Treat Recipes

      :

      Savory Cheese Treats

      3/4 cup white flour
      3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
      5 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
      1/4 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
      1/4 cup cornmeal

      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 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 and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 25 minutes. Makes 2 dozen.

      Homemade Dog Biscuit Recipes

      If you are wanting to prepare homemade dog biscuit recipes made of chicken liver, cheese bone or anything else. You will find all of it pretty easy and simple. You can even treat dog fleas!
      Chicken Liver Cookies (Treat)

      2 cups Flour
      3 tbs. Vegetable Oil
      1 cup Wheat Germ or Cornmeal (or 1/2 cup each)
      1 Egg; lightly beaten
      ½ cup Chicken Broth
      (I use the liver water from boiling the livers)
      2 tsp. Chopped Parsley
      1 cup Chopped Chicken Livers, cooked
      Preheat oven to 400oF. Combine flour and wheat germ (or cornmeal). In separate bowl, beat egg with oil, add broth and parsley, mix well. Add dry ingredients to bowl a little at a time, stirring well. Fold in chicken livers and mix well. Dough will be firm. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead briefly. Roll out ½" thick and cut into shapes. Place on greased cookie sheets 1" apart. Bake 15 minutes or until firm. Store in refrigerator or freezer.
      Recipe from Marg MacFadden
      No Flea Dog Biscuits (Treat)

      (If your dog has a yeast allergy, I would not suggest making this)
      2 cups All-Purpose Flour
      ½ cup Wheat Germ
      ½ cup Brewers Yeast
      1 tsp Salt
      2 each Cloves Garlic, minced
      3 tbs. Vegetable or Olive Oil
      1 cup Chicken Stock (or any flavor you wish to use)
      · Preheat oven to 400oF. Grease two to three baking sheets. Combine first four ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, combine garlic and oil. Slowly stir flour mixture and stock alternately into oil and garlic, beating well, until the dough is well-mixed. Shape dough into a ball. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough 12" thick. Using a 2" biscuit cutter, cut dough into rounds. Transfer biscuits to prepared baking sheets. Bake 20-25 minutes or until well browned. Turn off heat and allow biscuits to dry in oven for several hours or over night. Store in refrigerator or freezer. Makes about 26 biscuits.
      Cheese Bone Cookies (Treat)
      2 cups all purpose flour
      1 1/4 cup cheese, any kind, shredded
      2 garlic cloves, minced
      1/2 cup vegetable oil
      4 tbsp. water

      · Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine flour, cheese, garlic and oil, knead well. Add water, if needed to form stiff dough. Roll out on
      floured surface to 1/2" thick, cut into shapes. Place on ungreased
      cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until bottoms are lightly
      browned. Cool on wire rack. Refrigerate in airtight container.
      Microwave Dog Biscuits (treat)
      1/2 cup all-purpose flour
      3/4 cup non-fat dry milk powder
      1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
      1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
      1 tsp. sugar
      1/3 cup shortening
      1 egg, slightly beaten
      1 tbsp. instant bouillon granules - either beef or chicken
      1/2 cup hot water
      · Combine flours, milk powder, rolled oats, cornmeal and sugar in medium bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg to dry this mixture, and stir. Add bouillon into hot water until dissolved. Slowly pour hot water/bouillon into flour mixture with a fork till all is moistened. Form dough into a ball and knead on floured board 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Divide dough in half and roll out each half to about 1/2 inch thick. Make cut-outs with cookie cutters, or make nuggets by rolling round into 1 inch diameter log, and cutting into 1/2 inch pcs. Arrange six cut-out shapes or 24 nuggets on a 10 inch plate. Microwave at 50% (medium) for 5 to 10 minutes, or until firm and dry to the touch. Rotate plate every 2 minutes and turn shapes over half way through the cooking time. Cool on wire rack. Shapes will crisp as they cool.

      Dog treat Recipes
      Liver Cookies (treats)

      1 lb Beef Liver Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
      Garlic Powder
      Corn Meal
      Whole wheat or White Flour
      Blend in regular blender until liquid. Measure the Liquid content (cups) and add an equal amount of Corn Meal and Flour, split evenly. (eg. 1 cup liquid liver to 1/2 cup corn meal and 1/2 cup flour) Add 1/4 tsp garlic powder per 2 cup volume and blend the whole mess together. Pour into a greased, glass baking dish. Pop into the oven and bake for 1/2 hr. Reduce heat to 250 degrees and continue baking for another hour. Reduce to 200 degrees and bake for another 1/2 hr. Remove from oven and let cool in the fridge. Once cool, cut into 1" square cubes. Freeze individual training portions in zip-locks or foil.

  33. 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.

  34. QUESTION:
    Can you give me a cheap homemade food mix for mice?
    I'm going to have MANY (~550 female) breeder mice soon and I want to know a recipe for homemade mice food that won't cost me a fortune. You can give me a small list if you want to.

    Thanks for reading my inquiry.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you sure you can't afford to buy mouse and rat food for them? It's the best and healthiest option but if you really can't, here are some things that mice CAN eat:
      low sugar cereal (Cheerios are BRILLIANT)
      almonds
      high quality dog biscuits
      oats
      sunflower seeds (you can buy large bags of these)
      unsalted crackers
      dried apple
      dried banana chips
      carrot
      wheat
      barley
      corn (dried is best)
      bread
      cooked and uncooked rice
      cooked pasta (spaghetti pasta is fun)

      DO NOT give your mice these:
      chocolate
      peanuts
      acidic fruits (lemon, orange etc.)
      acidic vegetables (onion, garlic etc.)
      sugary foods
      HOPE THIS HELPS!!

  35. QUESTION:
    What should my dog eat when he has diabetes?
    My dog is a Jack Russell Terrier and is 11 years old. He weighs about 11lbs. I have just found out that he has diabetes. My family is heart broken. Is there a diet my dog can eat (preferably Holistic) to help with his diabetes. He would need to take insulin shots twice a day. He may also have Cushings disease. Also, how much and how often should he eat food?

    • ANSWER:
      - I'm gonna put this into steps-

      The major change you will have to make is avoid giving your dog food with sugar and carbs. You might be amazed about the amounts of carbohydrates and sugar contained in commercial dog food. Carbohydrates are considered a form of sugar because the body converts it into glucose. When blood sugar plummets too low, it results in hypoglycemia, which is a serious condition. Dry food is the biggest culprit, but soft-moist dog food can be high in carbs too. Here are some points to keep in mind when developing your dog's diet.

      1. NATURAL FOOD IS BEST.

      The number one solution for your diabetic dog is to feed him or her a diet of homemade foods so you can track of exactly how much carbohydrates and sugar they are getting. A homemade diet of natural foods isn't as expensive or as much work as you might think. I mean, you are probably already preparing meals for yourself/your family at least some of the time. Check out the many Websites with advice and easy recipes for natural dog food.

      2. IF NOT NATURAL, USE HIGH QUALITY MANUFACTURED FOOD.

      If you cannot avoid commercially manufactured dog food altogether, it is better to give your pooch good quality canned food that is low in carbohydrates and low in sodium. Canned dog food made especially for diabetic dogs is a safer way to go, but make sure it is high in protein. Even better if the food is organic. Since diabetes affects liver functions--and thus the immune system--the liver is less able to handle additives often found in commercial dog food. Check the ingredients on the label.

      3. AVOID MOST DRY DOG FOODS.

      Most dry dog foods are largely made up of simple carbohydrates (sugars and/or starches). You are looking to drastically decrease your diabetic dog intake of carbs, especially simple carbs. There are some dry diabetic dog foods that are generally safe, but still check the ingredients to make sure it is high in protein and vegetables. Even so, dry dog food, diabetic or not, should never be the sole form of food--there is just not enough nutrition in it.

      4. WATCH THE FAT, TOO.

      The pancreas has a lot of work to do in a body with diabetes. In addition to regulating blood sugar and insulin, it also produces enzymes that break down fats. With diabetes, it is important not to overstress it more with fatty meats. Choose low-fat meats like poultry. Some fat is needed for good health, but it is best to minimize the amount as much as possible.

      5. INCLUDE A FEW 'GOOD' GRAINS.

      Certain grains like millet, oats, and brown rice are beneficial for diabetic dogs. These provide fiber and also help to control the levels of insulin, but you have to use them sparingly.

      6. DON'T FORGET THE VEGGIES.

      Fresh vegetables and raw fruits add nutrients and vitamins to your dog's diet. Don't panic about the natural sugars in fruit and vegetables, it does not have the detrimental effects on insulin levels that processed sugar does. Add in your dog's diet in moderation.

      7. AND OF COURSE, DO NOT GIVE YOUR DOG FOODS WITH SUGAR.

      Make sure sugar or its other forms (sucrose, fructose, syrup, etc.) is not on the list of ingredients. No baked goods in the diet either, including most dog biscuits.

      Keep in mind, also, that the amount of food that your dog eats must be carefully monitored. It is better for diabetic dogs that they eat 2 or 3 smaller meals a day than one large meal to keep blood sugar levels even.

      Before making any changes to your dog's diet, it is important to consult a vet about the diabetic dog food diet your pet needs, and give those foods that your dog tolerates well.

      -- What Your Dog Can Eat

      -Meat with low fat content: This should include turkey, fish, chicken, and eggs. Fatty foods will only cause further complications to your dog's delicate condition.

      -Fruits and vegetables: Fresh ones are better, but do not feed in excess. Fruits and vegetables contain natural sugars and are very nutritious, but make sure to avoid raisins and grapes.

      -Grains: Your dog needs fiber to manage insulin level. Brown rice, oats, and millet are great for him so you should include this in his daily diet plan.

      -Brewer's Yeast: This ingredient has a component called 'glucose tolerance factor' that is very helpful in managing blood sugar.

      What Your Dog Can't Eat

      -Anything baked: Baked goods contain processed sugars which will certainly increase sugar levels in the blood. As you know, excess glucose level in the blood is never good.

      -Fatty food: You do not want your dog to gain more weight so make sure to remove fatty food from his diet. He cannot eat pork and beef. This also means that while he can eat chicken, you should peel off the chicken skin as this is rich in cholesterol. However, fish oil is perfectly fine.

      - If you didn't like my answer here's a website: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/canine-diabetes-what-your-dog-can-and-cant-eat.html

  36. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any good recipes for homemade hamster treats?
    I don't want to buy treats for my hamster so much i want to make some homemade for free

    • ANSWER:
      Making homemade hamster treats: Hamsters are omnivorous, which means they eat both vegetables and meat. Their natural foods include grains, seeds, vegetables, and insects, and they will like corn, oats, or wheat mixed with dry dog food. Premixed hamster food from a pet store has complete nutrition, but some hamsters won't eat it.

      Their favorite foods are foods native to their dry habitat, like seeds. For protein and variety, they will eat some small insects.

      They like vegetables, but be moderate in how much you feed them. The key word for the hamster diet is variety. It keeps them healthy.
      Hamster Treats Recipe

      1/4 a teaspoon of peanut butter
      1 box plain Cheerios cereal
      variety of vegetables such as carrots, celery, bok choy
      small dog biscuit or stale or fresh bread
      bird seeds and sunflower seeds
      small amount of cheese

      Spread peanut butter on dog biscuit, stale or fresh bread. Stick cereal on top and press in some of you hamster's favorite small foods such as bird seeds or sunflower seeds. Next, press in vegetables around the Cheerios. Press cheese around the vegetables to cover. Have fun hiding the treat where your hamster has to climb to get it.

      Other treats that can be fed to your hamster include:

      Acorns, Almonds (shelled), Beechnuts, Biscuits, Boiled Potatoes, Brazil Nuts, Bread (fresh or stale), Breakfast Cereals, Cake - but not chocolate cake, Cashew Nuts, Chicken (cooked), Cheese, Coconuts, Crickets, Currents,Homemade Dog Biscuits, Egg (scrambled or boiled), Fish (cooked), Hazel Nuts, Mealworms, Meat (cooked), Pecan Nuts, Peanuts (shelled or unshelled), Pistachio Nuts, Prunes, Raisins, Sweet Chestnuts, Sultanas, Toast, Walnuts

      You should be careful not to feed too much sweetened food as these could cause the hamster to become fat.

      Never feed a hamster any of the following:

      Buttercups, Chocolate, Garlic, Onions, Rabbit Mix (containing antibiotic ingredients), Raw Kidney Beans, Sweets, Toffee

      Hamster Treats
      Banana Hamster Treat
      1/4 of a banana
      1 teaspoon honey
      1 tablespoon raisins
      small squirt lemon juice

      Mash up the banana and add a small squirt of lemon juice so the banana willstay fresh. Add the honey and raisins, then stir all together. Serve this in asmall bowl separate from hamster food mix.

      *Warning: Please note that some hamster owners find that peanut butter can cause hamsters to choke.

      Hamster Dream Dinner

      1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
      1/4 cup of oats
      1/4 cup of sunflower seeds

      Mix ingredients together and serve to your pet hamster.

      Hamster Bisciuts

      1/4 a teaspoon of peanut butter
      1 box plain Cheerios cereal
      variety of vegtables such as carrots, celery, bok choy
      small dog biscuit or stale or fresh bread
      bird seeds and sunflower seeds
      small amount of cheese

      Spread peanut butter on dog biscuit, stale or fresh bread. Stick cereal on top and press in some of you hamster's favorite small foods such as bird seeds or sunflower seeds. Next, press in vegetables around the Cheerios. Press cheese around the vegetables to cover. Have fun hiding the treat where your hamster has to climb to get it.

      Ingredients
      1 cup powdered milk
      1 cup wheat germ
      1/2 cup rolled oat or porridge oats
      1 (100 g) jar berry baby food
      1 egg white
      water, enough to moisten the mix
      Directions
      1Baby food note: I used Organix's Apple, Strawberry& blueberry compote; it's apple puree, water, blueberry puree, strawberry puree and ground rice.
      2You can change this to make different flavoured cookies- just avoid any baby food that contains leeks, onions, chives, spices, garlic or lemon juice as these ingredients are not good for hamsters.
      3Measure out dry ingredients into a bowl and whisk together.
      4Add in the baby food and about half a jar of water- If you're mixing by hand, rub and press down the mixture with the back of your spoon while mixing.
      5This makes a very thick and solid dough mixture but it will still be sticky.
      6Roll the mixture into tiny little balls about half an inch or so wide and flatten them slightly.
      7Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake at 175C (non fan oven) or somewhere inbetween 175 and 150C for a fan oven.
      8These don't take long to bake because they're so small- only bake them until they go a light brown around the outer edges.
      9This took about 8 minutes in my oven (fan oven) to give you an idea of the length of time.
      10Cool then store in an airtight container or in the freezer in a freezer-appropriate container

  37. QUESTION:
    Do you know a recipe for homemade cat treats?
    I want to make my cats some homemade treats and I would like some recipes if anyone knows of any? They really like canned food like the fancy feast elegant medleys in the green can but its so expensive. Does anyone know a recipe similar to the canned food. I know it has spinach but I need more ingredients! Help please?

    • ANSWER:
      Bianca`s Dog and Cat Biscuits Recipe

      Ingredients:
      2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
      1/2 cup powdered skim milk
      1 teaspoon garlic powder
      1 egg -- beaten
      Flavoring: Meat drippings, broth or water from canned tuna (enough to make a stiff dough).

      Directions:

      Combine flour, powdered milk and garlic powder in a medium sized bowl. Add beaten egg, flavoring and mix well with hands. Dough should be very stiff. If necessary add more flavoring. On a well-floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with shaped cookie cutters of your choice. Place biscuits on cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

      This recipe for Bianca`s Dog and Cat Biscuits serves/makes 24

      _______________________________________________

      Kitty`s Moist Morsels (Cat Treats) Recipe:

      Ingredients:
      1/2 pound ground beef or turkey
      1 small carrot -- finely grated
      1 tablespoon cheese -- grated
      1 teaspoon brewer's yeast
      1 teaspoon dried catnip
      1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
      1 egg -- beaten
      1 tablespoon tomato paste

      Directions:

      Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium sized bowl, combine the meat, carrot, cheese, brewer's yeast, catnip and bread crumbs. Add the egg and tomato paste and mix well. Using your hands, roll the mixture into walnut - sized meatballs and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes until the meatballs are brown and firm. Cool the meatballs completely before storing in an airtight container in the refrigerator. These freeze well.

      This recipe for Kitty`s Moist Morsels (Cat Treats) serves/makes 24

  38. QUESTION:
    What is a healthy home made meal for a small dog?
    I just feel that feeding my dog only dog food is boring... And he really need some nutritients and vege more! And healthy gums... So what could be the best and easy home made meal for my dog?

    • ANSWER:
      feed him some kangaroo meat raw(or other lean meat) mixed with broccoli, carrot, asparagus, squash and celery (if bloating occurs remove broccoli as it is likely the cause if it still occurs remove each veggy until you find the cause) you should mix it with some of his dog biscuits to add fiber.
      here is a website with some info and recipes
      http://www.dog-obedience-training-review.com/homemade-dog-food-recipes.html

  39. QUESTION:
    What are some homemade goodies to make for hamsters?
    I really want to make some treats for my hamster. So post the recipe below! I will pick best answer!

    • ANSWER:
      Making homemade hamster treats: Hamsters are omnivorous, which means they eat both vegetables and meat. Their natural foods include grains, seeds, vegetables, and insects, and they will like corn, oats, or wheat mixed with dry dog food. Premixed hamster food from a pet store has complete nutrition, but some hamsters won't eat it.

      Their favorite foods are foods native to their dry habitat, like seeds. For protein and variety, they will eat some small insects.

      They like vegetables, but be moderate in how much you feed them. The key word for the hamster diet is variety. It keeps them healthy.
      Hamster Treats Recipe

      1/4 a teaspoon of peanut butter
      1 box plain Cheerios cereal
      variety of vegetables such as carrots, celery, bok choy
      small dog biscuit or stale or fresh bread
      bird seeds and sunflower seeds
      small amount of cheese

      Spread peanut butter on dog biscuit, stale or fresh bread. Stick cereal on top and press in some of you hamster's favorite small foods such as bird seeds or sunflower seeds. Next, press in vegetables around the Cheerios. Press cheese around the vegetables to cover. Have fun hiding the treat where your hamster has to climb to get it.

      Other treats that can be fed to your hamster include:

      Acorns, Almonds (shelled), Beechnuts, Biscuits, Boiled Potatoes, Brazil Nuts, Bread (fresh or stale), Breakfast Cereals, Cake - but not chocolate cake, Cashew Nuts, Chicken (cooked), Cheese, Coconuts, Crickets, Currents,Homemade Dog Biscuits, Egg (scrambled or boiled), Fish (cooked), Hazel Nuts, Mealworms, Meat (cooked), Pecan Nuts, Peanuts (shelled or unshelled), Pistachio Nuts, Prunes, Raisins, Sweet Chestnuts, Sultanas, Toast, Walnuts

      You should be careful not to feed too much sweetened food as these could cause the hamster to become fat.

      Never feed a hamster any of the following:

      Buttercups, Chocolate, Garlic, Onions, Rabbit Mix (containing antibiotic ingredients), Raw Kidney Beans, Sweets, Toffee

      Hamster Treats
      Banana Hamster Treat
      1/4 of a banana
      1 teaspoon honey
      1 tablespoon raisins
      small squirt lemon juice

      Mash up the banana and add a small squirt of lemon juice so the banana willstay fresh. Add the honey and raisins, then stir all together. Serve this in asmall bowl separate from hamster food mix.

      *Warning: Please note that some hamster owners find that peanut butter can cause hamsters to choke.

      Hamster Dream Dinner

      1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
      1/4 cup of oats
      1/4 cup of sunflower seeds

      Mix ingredients together and serve to your pet hamster.

      Hamster Bisciuts

      1/4 a teaspoon of peanut butter
      1 box plain Cheerios cereal
      variety of vegtables such as carrots, celery, bok choy
      small dog biscuit or stale or fresh bread
      bird seeds and sunflower seeds
      small amount of cheese

      Spread peanut butter on dog biscuit, stale or fresh bread. Stick cereal on top and press in some of you hamster's favorite small foods such as bird seeds or sunflower seeds. Next, press in vegetables around the Cheerios. Press cheese around the vegetables to cover. Have fun hiding the treat where your hamster has to climb to get it.

      Ingredients
      1 cup powdered milk
      1 cup wheat germ
      1/2 cup rolled oat or porridge oats
      1 (100 g) jar berry baby food
      1 egg white
      water, enough to moisten the mix
      Directions
      1Baby food note: I used Organix's Apple, Strawberry& blueberry compote; it's apple puree, water, blueberry puree, strawberry puree and ground rice.
      2You can change this to make different flavoured cookies- just avoid any baby food that contains leeks, onions, chives, spices, garlic or lemon juice as these ingredients are not good for hamsters.
      3Measure out dry ingredients into a bowl and whisk together.
      4Add in the baby food and about half a jar of water- If you're mixing by hand, rub and press down the mixture with the back of your spoon while mixing.
      5This makes a very thick and solid dough mixture but it will still be sticky.
      6Roll the mixture into tiny little balls about half an inch or so wide and flatten them slightly.
      7Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake at 175C (non fan oven) or somewhere inbetween 175 and 150C for a fan oven.
      8These don't take long to bake because they're so small- only bake them until they go a light brown around the outer edges.
      9This took about 8 minutes in my oven (fan oven) to give you an idea of the length of time.
      10Cool then store in an airtight container or in the freezer in a freezer-appropriate container
      I hope i helped!

  40. QUESTION:
    How could i make home made dog treats?
    I spend a lot of money on puppy treats. Could you tell me how i could make home made dog treats please.

    • ANSWER:
      Google Homemade Dog treats there are tons of recipes!

      Homemade Dog Treat Recipe
      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

  41. QUESTION:
    I am interested in dog treat recipies, good ones some with icing or without is good too.?
    My dog's b-day is coming up and a few of my friends are comimg over with their animals and I want all to have a good time owner and dog. Is there any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      There are all kinds of websites with recipes if you google "dog biscuits and treats". Here's one:
      http://www.twodogpress.com/dogfood.html
      Here's another with frosting/icing recipes for dogs:
      http://www.doggiebistro.com/Free_Homemade_Dog_Treat_Recipes.html

  42. QUESTION:
    In a recipe it calls for barley flour and rye flour. Could i just use wheat flour for both instead?
    I know it probably wont taste the same but im not really worried about that. Im just making homemade biscuits for my dog.

    • ANSWER:
      the answer is yes, of course...all processed flour (AP) etc is made from wheat, so AP is fine as well
      (obviously, there are other types of flour, rice, corn, etc but most flour on the shelf is made from wheat)

  43. 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.

  44. QUESTION:
    What is a good recipe for the dough for cocktail hotdogs or "Pigs in a blanket"?
    The only thing I have know are the cute little hotdogs, whats a good recipe for the homemade dough to go around them, also, at what temperature and for how long should I put them in for?

    • ANSWER:
      When I make pigs-n-blanket, I get canned biscuits, regular hotdogs and then I cut each hot dog in half, roll them in the middle of one biscuit and bake them according to the directions on the biscuit can. Very easy and simple. You can also add a little piece of cheese to make them cheesy.

  45. QUESTION:
    Can dogs have milk if its baked into something?
    Would it be ok for dogs to consume milk if it was baked into cookies or cupcakes?

    I make dog cookies and cupcake and saw this...

    Milk
    Because pets do not possess significant amounts of lactase (the enzyme that breaks down lactose in milk), milk and other milk-based products cause them diarrhea or other digestive upset.

    • ANSWER:
      Cow's milk isn't good for dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, etc. It's always recommended that anyone caring for motherless kittens should go to the pet supply store and buy kitten milk replacement for them to eat. Same with puppies. All animals are stronger and healthier when they consume their own Mum's milk vs. a cow's (or any other animal) however sometimes a cat will take over mothering orphaned baby rabbits, etc. It does happen. Same thing with a Mum dog who takes over for orphaned baby animals.

      One thing that you can not, no matter what..give to your dog is chcoclate. Chocolate is very bad for dogs. If you are making a specific doggie recipe (as in home-made doggie chewy or crunchy snack)..the recipes will never include milk.

      If you are making a people recipe (cookies, donuts, pies, cakes, etc.) all of those things aren't good for dogs either. I know..they THINK they want it and they will scarf down anything that is "people food" because it tastes good but they don't realise that it's harming them. They see that people like it and they can't help themselves. They can't reason as people can and aren't very good at controlling their impulses as people are. That's why we have to make the proper decisions FOR them..and that means not allowing our four-legged companions any sugary, sweet, people foods.

      If you're having chips, crisps, pizza (whatever) as you are watching TV..bring in a little bowl with dog kibble and let him snack on that so he feels like he's part of the snacking fun..but try to avoid giving him people snacks all together. He'll live longer and be a healthier happier dog if you feed him food meant for dogs.

      Dogs CAN eat plain cooked rice, lean cooked meats, etc. (without a lot of seasonings and NO chicken bones..ever). Bones can splinter easily so dogs shouldn't have them. Only large, solid bones are okay for dogs..like a ham bone. Putting peanut butter inside of a ham bone is a nice treat for dog..they like that allot.

      You can also make home-made dog food and doggie snacks that are healthy for him. (if you get good at it, you could even sell those to neighbors and people you know with dogs and make some extra money)..people always like to buy home-made doggie treats for their dogs.

      Recipe~10 healthy home-made dog food recipes:
      http://www.moneycrashers.com/homemade-dog-food-treat-recipes/

      How to make your own dog food at home~recipes:
      http://www.dog-obedience-training-review.com/homemade-dog-food-recipes.html

      All Recipes~home-made dog food:
      http://allrecipes.com/recipe/homemade-dog-food/

      Cesar's Way~recipes for healthy home-made dog treats:
      http://www.cesarsway.com/dogcare/nutrition/Recipe-Ideas-for-Quick-and-Healthy-Homemade-Dog-Treats

      home-made doggie biscuit recipes that dogs love:
      http://allrecipes.com/recipe/homemade-dog-biscuits/morerecipeslikethis.aspx

      home-made peanut butter dog treat recipe:
      http://www.jagerfoods.com/food/little-lilys-crunchy-peanut-puppy-treats/

      Yahoo Voices~healthy snacks for dogs:
      (cooked eggs, cooked carrots, pieces of apple, etc.)
      http://voices.yahoo.com/healthy-treats-dogs-6733326.html?cat=53

  46. QUESTION:
    What kind of homemade food is good for dogs?
    I would also like to know what kind of bones can they eat especially chihuahua? It's just that I'm very picky with what I give my dog. And also would like to know about homemade snacks.

    • ANSWER:
      It is extremely difficult to make homemade dog food that is nutritionally complete. Just buy a high quality dog food, such as Iams, Eukanuba, or Hill's Science Diet. This is much better than anything you could make, because it is nutritionally balanced for optimum health. If you don't believe me, ask your vet!
      If you care about your dog, especially a little bitty one, don't give it real bones! Everyone knows chicken bones can shatter and splinter, but so can pork bones. Beef bones are too hard. Since dogs have been domesticated by man, their teeth have gotten softer. A dog, even a big dog, can break a tooth on a beef bone. Natural bones are messy, too.
      Do your dog a favor and visit your local pet store. They have wonderful treats and chew toys available! A flavored Nylabone in the appropriate size will make your dog ecstatic and it is good for his teeth. They also have all sorts of treats and things.
      If you really feel the need to make something, type "homemade dog biscuits" in your search engine and see what pops up. There should be countless recipes available. Use your own judgement on what's best, going by the ingredients. Good luck!

  47. QUESTION:
    recipe for dog biscuits thats easy and cheap?
    ive got a yorkie and an australian lab and want to make dog biscuits for them for christmas. I need a recipe thats easy and inexpensive thanks!!!
    bobbie l-hes a mix between an australian sheperd and black lab, so why not try being argonant on some other site cause most of us dont have or want a pureblood

    • 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


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