Loving to bake for my family has lead me to exploring the possibility of creating treats for my dog.
Not only is this a very enjoyable process for me but it is a way of getting extra supplements into their diets. There are cookie cutters available to make your creations more appealing to the human eye but trust me, Duquan won’t care what shape they are.
Here are a few tips to remember when creating your own doggie biscuits.
- Start with a bait ingredient or something that smells good to a dog.
- Tailor your biscuits to the need of your dog. Smaller dogs need smaller biscuits than larger dogs. Dogs older than 6 years of age shouldn’t have biscuits thicker than 1/3 inch. They are to hard to chew. Younger dogs can manage a 1/2 inch treat.
- Keep your biscuits firm and they need to be chewable for your dog.
Here is a biscuit recipe for you to try.
Homemade doggie biscuits recipe
- 4 1/3 cup flour
- 1-6 oz. can tuna in oil, drained but with juice reserved
- 1 1/2 tbsp. dried chervil
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Place four, drained tuna and chervil in a large mixing bowl
- Use your hands or a wire whisk to loosely incorporate the ingredients
- Add tuna juices, milk and water, mixing with a sturdy spoon until the dough is pliable.
- Place the dough on a floured work surface.
- Toll out or pat down to a thickness of 1/2 inch
- Use a pizza cutter to slice vertically and horizontally through the dough to form cube shapes
- The size of the cubes will depend on your dog’s jaw size
- Place the pieces onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake for 35-30 minutes or until golden brown.
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