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Everyone loves homemade food, and dogs are no exception. Homemade meals are inexpensive and healthy to boot. Homemade meals have something in them that mass produced treats could never give – a little love.
Manufactured food or dog treats contain artificial flavors and chemicals that can strain your dog’s health. As they are mass produced and packaged , they often contain preservatives that run a risk of turning toxic.
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Here are some happy homemade DIY meals your dog will absolutely love –
#Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Carrots are healthy for your dogs as they are high in nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. To make these cupcakes, combine 2 cups of shredded carrots, 3 eggs, 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce, 2 tablespoons of cinnamon, 1/2 cup of rolled oats and 3 cups of whole wheat flour.
First, mix the ingredients and pour it into a greased muffin tin. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and then bake it for 25 minutes. Adding cream cheese frosting is optional.
#Fresh Breath Treats
If your dog has bad breath then this recipe is ideal for you. Mix 2 cups of whole wheat flour, 1 cup of oats, 1 tablespoon dried or fresh parsley, half cup of dry milk, half teaspoon of salt, 2 large eggs, 1 cup of peanut butter, and a half cup of water.
Form a dough by adding additional water. Roll them out and dice it to your desired shapes. Place them on a greased sheet. Bake them at 300 degrees for 40 to 60 minutes.
#Homemade Dog Biscuits
Save a load of money by baking these easy to make dog biscuits. 2 and a half cups of flour (white or wheat), 1 tablespoon of salt, 1 egg, 1 bouillon cube, half cup of hot water.
Dissolve the bouillon cube in water and mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Make a dough and roll it to make it smooth. Then make desired shapes with your cookie cutter. Bake them at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
#Bacon Dog Treats
Everyone loves bacon, your dog, even more! So, start by mixing 1 and a half cups of whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup of wheat germ, 1/2 cup of melted bacon fat, 1 large egg, and 1/2 cup of cold water.
Roll the dough and make bar shapes out of them. Make some holes in your bars and bake them at 350 degrees for at least 20 minutes. After that, turn off your oven and flip them. Keep them until the oven cools down.
This yummy snack is essentially made out of bread. Unsalted pretzels make for a better treat for your dogs than salted ones. Doggie pretzel needs 1 teaspoon brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of active dry yeast, 3/4 cups of whole wheat flour, 1/4 cup of dry milk, 1/2 tbsp of salt, 1/2 a beaten egg, 2 tbsp. of oil, and 2/3 cup of water.
Work the dough into a shape of a rope and make a pretzel shape. Then, bake them for 15 mins at 250 degrees.
What homemade food do you feed your dog? Do share some recipes with us! Check out this post on homemade treats for your dogs.
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