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How To Make Your Own Dog Treats


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There are lots of reasons to give your precious pooch treats whether it is rewarding your dog for learning a new trick or just to show your pet how much you care. Unfortunately, some dogs have food allergies or are on a restricted diet and can't eat pre-packaged treats. If your dog is on a special diet, did you know that you can make dog treats from your pet's regular brand of dry dog food?

The Benefits Of Homemade Dog Treats

There are so many good reasons to make your own dog treats. It is much more economical to make treats for your pet than it is to purchase them. One of the best reasons to bake treats for your furry friend is because you have complete control over what your dog is eating. When training your dog or puppy, you may want to be able to reward your pet for good performance, but sometimes too many treats can make them sick. But if you make the treats from your dog's favorite food, then that is less likely to happen.


The best part is that making pet treats is so easy! Choose your favorite brand of dry dog food from Southern States and follow this quick recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups dry dog food
  • 1 ½ cups warm water

Instructions:

Place 2 cups of dry food into a food processor. Grind to a powdery, flour-like consistency. Pour the dry food into a medium mixing bowl and add 1 ½ cups of warm water. Stir until dough forms and texture becomes moderately smooth. It might be easier to do this step with your hands.

At this point, you can roll the dough into small balls and simply bake or you can roll out the dough and use cookie cutters for a fun treat. Use a dog bone cookie cutter or any other fun cookie cutter shape.

Place treats on an un-greased cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. You want the treats to be completely dry and crunchy. Remove the treats from the oven and let them cool completely. Store in the refrigerator for one week or in the freezer for one month.

Find out more information, like dog food ingredients and nutrition at the Southern States dog & cat food pet page.


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