What Are Some Recipes for Homemade Dog Treats?

Homemade dog treats can be made by taking leftovers such as unseasoned meat, potatoes, vegetables (excluding onions) and fruit (excluding grapes or raisins), cutting into 1/2-inch thick pieces and coating with a light covering of cooking spray. Bake in a 200-degree F oven until dried.

To make frozen yogurt peanut butter treats for dogs, melt 1 cup of peanut butter in the microwave, then add 32 ounces of vanilla yogurt. Pour the mixture into cupcake pan liners, and freeze.

For basic dog biscuits, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Dissolve 1 teaspoon beef or chicken bouillon in 1/2 cup of hot water. Add 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour, regular flour or oats. Mix in 1 teaspoon of salt and

1 egg. Knead dough for approximately 3 minutes, forming dough into a ball. Roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Use cookie cutters or a knife to create desired shapes. Place shapes on lightly greased baking sheet, and bake for 30 minutes.

To make pumpkin balls, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin with 4 tablespoons of molasses, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and 4 tablespoons of water.

Mix in 2 cups of whole wheat flour, 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Using your hands, roll dough into small balls. Place dough ball on a lightly greased cookie sheet, then use a fork to flatten each ball. Bake until dough is hardened, or approximately 25 minutes.

Homemade dog treats should be stored in an airtight container. If frozen, treats can last for up to 6 months.