Yummy DIY Pet Treats
There are hundreds of pet treats on the market nowadays, too many to choose from sometimes. But what do they contain? Many of them contain meat by-products, preservatives, wheat or corn, and too many wasted calories due to high amounts of carbohydrates. But there are many pets who have allergens to some of these ingredients, and so many pet parents find it difficult to find a suitable treat for our pets. The best way to find treats that fit our pets needs is to make them yourself. Listed below are some easy DIY treats you can make at home. Trust me your pet will love them!
Basic Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits:
2 cups almond or rice flour
2 cups flax seed meal
2 cups quick cooking rolled oats
2 ? cups warm water
1 cup peanut butter
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Combine flour, flax seed meal and oats in a large bowl. Gradually add in water and peanut butter until dough is formed. On a lightly floured surface begin to knead the dough until the dough is smooth and not sticky. Then roll out dough on lightly floured surface to about ? inch thickness and cut into shapes with small cookie cutters. Place cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper about ? inch apart .Bake for 40 mins. Then turn off oven and leave cookies in the oven until completely cooled. Then place in an air tight container in the fridge, they will keep for about 2 months.
Liver Treats for Diabetic Dogs and Cats
1 ? lbs of chicken livers pureed
? cup almond or rice flour
Put livers and eggs in a blender and blend on high until completely pureed. Gradually add in flour to liquid mixture. Once everything is blended well, pour mixture into a jellyroll pan lined with parchment paper. Spread the mixture out evenly in the pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 15 mins or until middle is firm. Take out of oven and allow to cool completely, then you can cut them into small squares with a pizza cutter, and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one month.
Easy Cat Treats
2 medium sweet potatoes mashed
? cup coconut flour
? cup coconut oil
? cup gelatin powder
1 can tuna drained
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Use a fork to mash up all of the tuna into the mixture. Add a small amount of coconut flour if needed until your dough is the consistency of play dough. Roll into 1 inch balls and then mash them down with a fork to create small cookies. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until they are lightly browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 1 month.