How to make homemade dog treats.
An Apple A Day Dog Treat
- 2 cups whole-wheat flour
- 1/2 cup unbleached flour
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 1 apple, chopped or grated
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
- 3/8 cup water
Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray cookie sheet with vegetable oil spray. Lightly dust work surface with flour. Blend flours and cornmeal in large mixing bowl. Add apple, egg, oil, brown sugar and water. Mix until well blended. On work surface, roll dough out to 7/8-inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters of desired shape and size.
Place treats on prepared sheet. Bake in preheated oven 35 to 40 minutes. Turn off oven. Leave door closed for 1 hour to make the treats crispy. Remove treats from oven. Store baked treats in airtight container or plastic bag, and place in refrigerator or freezer.
Recipe makes 24 servings.
Pet owners who love their pets will no doubt be searching for new food sources. Remember that when changing your dog’s diet (no matter what the food source) that you need to introduce the new food carefully and in small amounts before actually making the switch. If you have any concerns about allergies and food sensitivity please consult your veterinarian before introducing human grade food.
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Bonnie Jo Davis
Hearing about Spunky’s ordeal is heartbreaking! It’s amazing how dogs’ stomachs adapt to a particular brand/type of food, especially in older age. That’s why with my older pug, I try to stay consistent, and I too try to stick to human-grade food. I’ll have to try this recipe soon, and I’ll let you know how well mine likes it.
Side note: what brand vegetable oil are you using? I ask because I suspect that my dog has had issues with both Wesson and Mazola brands.