Home-made dog treats are perfect. There are no added chemicals, they are lower in calories for the pup on a diet, the only thing you have to be careful of is wheat. These do contain wheat flour, which some dogs are sensitive too. If you know your dog is, just replace the wholemeal flour with potato or rice flour, the biscuits will turn out the same.
There are two added bonuses to these biscuits.
The parsley is good for bad doggie breath, and the carrot calms their stomach.
They are also super easy and one batch makes loads. I got 50 out of a single batch using a 6 cm cutter.
They will keep for several weeks in a airtight container too.
Parsley and Carrot Dog Treats
1 bunch of fresh curly parsley, minced
1 carrot, finely grated
60g cheddar cheese, grated
2 tbsp vegetable oil
320g wholemeal flour (or substitute)
2 tbsp oatmeal
2 tsp baking powder
Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 4. Have 2 baking sheets ready, you don't need to grease them.
Combine all the ingredients and mix together. If the mixture is too dry, add a couple more tablespoons of water.
You don't need to roll out the dough, just press it flat with your hands. Using a bone shaped cutter cut out the biscuits and place on the baking sheets. You can place them close together as they won't spread.
Cook for 30 minutes. Then take the biscuits out of the oven and turn each one over. Turn the oven off and place the biscuits back in the oven. This will help them to go hard.
Once the 30 minutes is up you can put them in an airtight container and they will keep for several weeks.
I had one happy pups after these had baked.
Have you ever made dog treats before?