Daily Doggie Tip # 44

Something different for today. With pet food recalls becoming commonplace, I worry about what is in the food and treats that I give my dogs. I have started making all my dog treats, so thought I would post a few recipes today.

One of my dog’s favourites is sweet potato chews, and they are probably the easiest treat to make.

Take a sweet potato, cut strips lengthways, and lay in a baking tin. Cook on a moderate heat for about an hour and a half, until crisp and chewy. Allow to cool and store in an air tight container. It’s a quick easy treat that your dog will love.

How about peanut butter dog treats:

Tip: You can use chunky or smooth peanut butter for this recipe. However, either one you choose should be salt and sugar free.
Ingredients:
• 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
• 1/4 cup rolled oats
• 1 tsp. baking powder
• 3/4 cup milk (reduced or fat free is preferred)
• 1 cup peanut butter (see tip above)
• 1 tbsp. golden syrup
Additional Flour for Rolling
Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350° F
2. Whisk the flour, oats and baking powder together in a medium bowl.
3. Gradually stir in the milk, peanut butter and syrup.
4. Turn out onto a floured surface.
5. Knead until a soft dough forms.
6. Roll out to 1/2″ thickness and cut with a dog bone cookie cutter.
7. Bake for 20 minutes.
8. Let cool overnight in the oven or cool completely on a wire rack.
Storing: These peanut butter dog biscuits bake nice and hard and they can last for 2 weeks in a dog treat jar. If you prefer to bake a softer dog biscuit, be sure to refrigerate them for up to 3 weeks. The hard biscuits will be fresh in the refrigerator for 4-5 weeks and both soft and hard dog treats will be good for up to 6 months in the freezer.

I have also attached a link for Salmon fudge and salmon treats, 2 more quick and easy recipes:

http://www.wisconsinigrescue.com/dog-food/treat-recipes/

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