DOG TREAT RECIPES
Peanut Butter Dog Treats
2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
1 cup milk
2 cups whole-wheat flour1 tbsp. baking powder1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 375. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk. Once mixed, add it to the flour and baking powder bowl. Mix well and then knead the dough. Roll dough onto lightly floured surface. Use cookie cutters to make fun shapes or roll them into small balls and drop on cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes.
Flea Away Dog Biscuits
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup brewer’s yeast
1 tsp. salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 cup chicken, beef or vegetable stock (low sodium)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine the first 4 ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, combine the garlic and oil. Then add the flour mixture and the stock into the oil and garlic, beating until the dough is well mixed. Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface. Cut the dough with cookie cutters or make your own shapes with a knife. Bake 20 to 25 minutes on greased cookie sheets until the biscuits are browned. Cool before serving.
**** The brewer's yeast and garlic are rumored to help keep fleas away.
1 small dog treat, dry or soft
Fill ice cube trays with water, then drop in the dog treat. Place in freezer until frozen (around 2-3 hours). Pop out and give to your dog. Great treat on a hot summer day!
The great thing about Kongs is that they are so versatile. You can stuff a Kong with peanut butter and freeze it overnight for a yummy peanut butter popsicle that will last your dog hours the next day or you can build layers of yummy goodness. You have fun experimenting with ingredients and your pet enjoys the results! Here are some of my favorites:
Simple Peanut Butter Kong
Melt peanut butter in the microwave until soft. Pour into Kong. Freeze overnight.
Frozen Jerky Pop
Jerky (Zuke’s Natural or Wellness)
Smear peanut butter over small hole in Kong. Pour chicken broth into Kong. Stuff torn pieces of jerky into Kong. Smear large opening with peanut butter. Freeze overnight.
Natural Balance, cut into small squares
Biscuits (Canidae Snap or other high quality), broken
Start with some kibble, then add a layer of natural balance, then a layer of broken biscuits followed by a final layer of kibble. Smear peanut butter over large opening. Stick a piece of biscuits through the peanut butter to entice your dog.
Your dog's kibble
Stuff your dog's kibble into the Kong then smear peanut butter over the top. This is a great way to make your dog work for their meal.
Veggies, chopped (I use carrots)
Scramble egg and mix in cheese. Cool, then mix with chopped carrot bits. Stuff into Kong and place one cube of cheese to hold the opening.
Find more Kong recipes to keep your dog satisfied and entertained for hours at:
For more great homemade treat recipes for your dog, check out these books:
Three Dog Bakery Cookbook: Over 50 Recipes for All Natural Treats for Your Dog
by Quadrillion Press and Dan Dye
The Ultimate Dog Treat Cookbook: Homemade Goodies for Man’s Best Friend
by Liz Palika and Troy Cummings