Make dog biscuits yourself

Dog biscuits - dogs love them and we humans love to make our four-legged friends happy. You can reward good behavior with treats or simply pamper your furry friend. Treats are the best way to make dogs' hearts jump higher. 

Have you already wondered what some dog snacks contain? “Is that even healthy? Who knows what's in there? ”Questions that make us all uncomfortable. To offer your four-legged friend a healthy alternative, you can also bake treats yourself. Check out this article for a few new recipes. 

For now, we would like to point out that there are no limits to your imagination when baking. However, you should be careful with the following foods:

  • sugar
  • chocolate
  • Cocoa powder
  • baking powder
  • Spices
  • Avocado (some varieties contain persin. Not good for the heart muscle)
  • garlic
  • onion
  • raw potatoes (only cooked and without peel)
  • Eggplant
  • tomatoes
  • Raw legumes
  • Raisins, grapes

 Kekse selber backen - lovdog.at

Pumpkin oatmeal heart

You need:

  • 1 egg
  • 1.5 cup of oatmeal
  • 1 glass of pumpkin puree

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees.
  2. Crush the oatmeal into flour with a food processor.
  3. Put the pumpkin puree and egg in a bowl and stir together the mixture.
  4. Add oatmeal flour and stir the mixture until it becomes a dough. (Gluten-free dough is often very sticky. After 30 minutes in the refrigerator, however, it is easier to process)
  5. Use wet fingers and / or a wet tablespoon to smooth the dough.
  6. Cut out cookies with a cookie cutter.
  7. On the middle rack, bake the biscuits for about 25 minutes at 150 degrees with top and bottom heat.
  8. Let the cookies cool down well until they harden. Please don't put it in a closed can too early. The biscuits mold faster this way.

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Muffins with carrots and apples

You need:

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 125 g soft butter
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of grated carrots
  • 1 cup of grated apples
  • Muffin tins
  • Muffin baking pan

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °.
  2. Mix the flour, butter, buttermilk and eggs with a mixer.
  3. Add the carrots and apples and stir.
  4. Pour the batter into the muffin tins.
  5. Place the molds in the baking pan and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.
  6. Then let the muffins cool well.

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Treats with peanut butter and pumpkin (no baking)

You need:

  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (make sure it doesn't contain xylitol! Xylitol is toxic to dogs!)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 cups of oatmeal 

Preparation:

  1. Mix the pumpkin puree, peanut butter and milk well with the mixer on medium or high setting for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Switch to the lowest setting and slowly add 2.5 cups of oatmeal until a batter is formed.
  3. Take a piece of the dough and roll it into a ball by hand. An ice cream scoop can also be used for this.
  4. Turn the balls well in the remaining half a cup of oatmeal.
  5. Keep the balls in the refrigerator for about 1 hour until they have set.
  6. The balls can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

 We look forward to your attempts at baking! Share them with us on social media! (don't forget to mark @welovdog)