I’ve been on a real “DIY” mission lately, and that includes the pups! Â I’m so sick of buying expensive, unhealthy treats for our dogs. Â We have 6 dogs (can’t believe I’m admitting that) but yes, we do. Â 4 chihuhuas, a 12-year old min-pin, and a 9 year old mutt. Â Our 2 adult chihuahuas had puppies on August 30th of this year. Â She had 4 puppies, and we found wonderful homes for two of them, and ended up keeping the other 2 boys. Â If you know chihuahuas, you know how finicky they are. Â It’s so hard to find a food or a treat that they ALL like. Â So that was my mission. Â And to my surprise, it was extremely easy!
I’ve seen so many different recipes online for home made dog treats, and I finally came up with a recipe that all 6 of our dogs absolutely LOVE. Â Here it is:
- 2 jars of baby food (that do NOT contain any onion). Â I chose sweet potato and chicken dinner.
- 1 cup of quick oats
- 1 cup of wheat flour (or any flour you’d like to use)
I mixed all these ingredients up in a bowl, and when it was mixed, the dough was really sticky, which was just how I wanted it. Â You can cut these out in little dog bone shapes with a cookie cutter, or round pieces, or even little bite-sized squares. Â I couldn’t find my dog bone cookie cutter, and I was trying to do this really quickly, so I just spread out the dough on a sheet of parchment paper and put another piece of parchment paper on top of it, and used the rolling pin to spread it out into a thin layer.
Then, I got my pizza cutter and cut out long strips, and then cut those strips in half. Â They weren’t perfect, but our dogs are only picky about flavor, not presentation 🙂
I baked these in my oven that was preheated at 350Âº for 20-25 minutes. Â Once they cooled, I introduced our little tribe to these biscuit strips. Â They went nuts over them!! Â Seriously – they were begging for more! Â Every single dog loved these. Â I have finally found the new HEALTHY treats for our dogs! Â I may try adding different things next time – like 1/2 a cup of peanut butter, or even little bacon pieces for an extra treat. Â This recipe is very versatile, so add whatever your dog loves!
This is Cody, one of our chihuahua pups eating his:
This 3-ingredient recipe is SO easy, and I’m sure your dog will love them! Â You could also bake these and put them in a cute container, and give them as gifts to friends who have furbabies! Â They are sure to love them!