Basic dog treats are easy to make by combining 2 and 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, an egg, a teaspoon of beef or chicken bouillon granules and 1/2 cup of hot water, and baking. Bacon, oats, shredded cheese or liver powder can also be added.
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees and dissolve the bouillon in hot water. The remaining ingredients are added to the broth, and kneaded for about three minutes until the dough forms a ball. Roll the dough out until it is about 1/2 inch thick and cut it into pieces or use a bone cookie cutter to make shapes. Place the pieces on a lightly greased cookie sheet and cook for 30 minutes. Make sure to let them cool before giving a treat to a dog.
When making homemade dog treats, it is important to ensure that no ingredients are added that a dog may be allergic to. If a dog has reacted badly to an ingredient in the past, the same ingredient should not be added to any recipe. If trying new food or treats with a dog, it is important that the treat is given in a small amount to see how the dog reacts before giving it more.