Do you enjoy baking around the holidays? Why not make something for your canine pal? Fido is always excited over the prospect of a yummy snack! Here, an Omaha, NE vet lists a few simple treats you can make your pup.
These are super easy! You’ll need three cups of all-purpose flour, 2 large eggs, and about a half cup of water. Mix everything together until it forms a dough. Then, use a rolling pin to flatten the batter out onto a parchment. The next step, of course, is to use a cookie cutter to divide the cookies into small portions. Fido won’t care if you use a cute bone-shaped one, but this is still something to consider. It’s not only cute, it will also help keep people from getting the dog cookies mixed up with the normal ones! Bake on a cookie sheet for about 15 to 20 minutes at 350. Done!
For these simple treats, you only need a cup of flour and a 4-ounce jar of baby food. Be sure to check the ingredients on the baby food! Don’t give Fido anything that contains garlic, onions, scallions, or chives; grapes or raisins; avocado; or chocolate. Mix the baby food and flour together, and then roll out the dough. You can flatten it with a pin, and use a cookie cutter to divide them. Or, to make it easier, roll it into little balls. These usually take about 25 minutes at 350.
Many of our canine patients like peanut butter just as much as we do. You’ll need about a half cup for this recipe. Use a brand that doesn’t contain xylitol, as this common preservative is toxic to dogs. You’ll also need a banana and a cup and a half of oatmeal. Start by combining the peanut butter and banana in a blender or food processor, then add most of the oatmeal. Save about a tablespoon, and then use this to dust your parchment or cookie sheet. Roll the dough out to about ¼ inch, then divide into small portions. About 15 minutes at 350 should do it. Just don’t go overboard with snacks. Too much of a good thing is just as bad for pets as it is for us!
Happy Holidays! Please contact us, your Omaha, NE animal clinic, anytime!