Nothing but the BEST Homemade Dog Treats for YOUR Dog!
Do recipes for homemade dog treats intrigue you? Did you ever lie awake at night, thinking about dog treats? Worrying about the ingredients in your pet’s food and snacks?
You may not be quite as nutty as me—but I’ll bet that you ARE particular about the food and treats that you serve your #1 dog! And I’ll bet you even pamper her a little!
There’s a very good reason for that. Most of us think of our pets as being children. We want to know that the food and treats we feed them, are safe and healthy.
Your dog will live longer and you will be able to enjoy more years together, if you feed her healthier foods!
Baking your own homemade dog treats will guarantee that you know exactly what your canine friend is eating.
Fortunately, that’s really easy to do!
And whether you are baking homemade dog cookies with your kids or grandkids, or it’s just you and your dog, you will discover that making your dog’s favorite homemade dog treat is lots of FUN!
And you’re going to LOVE the enthusiasm that your dog displays, when she smells her favorite cookies baking in the oven!
Of course every good dog needs a nice assortment of delicious dog treats to choose from. Homemade dog treats often have similar ingredients, but they have different shapes. Here are the most common dog treats that your dog will come to know and love…
Just like cookies that people eat, dog cookies come in all shapes and sizes. Some are easier to make than others, but they are all FUN to make!
Every dog needs a good supply of dog biscuits. They are very easy to make and you can alter the flavors and ingredients to please your dog and his tastes.
Homemade dog bones will round out your dog’s basic treat menu. Dog bones are probably the treat that we most often associate with our dogs. You can make them healthy with the right ingredients.
Specialty Homemade Dog Treats
Special occasions always call for celebrations. And celebrations call for special treats! Who could possibly imagine a birthday without a cake or a Christmas holiday without some special food? Your dog probably feels the same way.
Can you honestly think of an activity that is more fun than making and decorating dog cookies for your dog? Pretty dog cookies are a great gift to give your own dog, your neighbor’s dog or the dogs in your extended family at Christmas or other holidays.
Whether you make one large dog cake or smaller individual cupcakes for your dog and his friends, your efforts will definitely be appreciated! And don’t forget that dogs also love little pet muffins, as well.
Gourmet dog treats often take a bit longer to make and they are usually best tackled by more experienced cooks. However, making these special treats can be very rewarding and a great challenge for people who like to bake!
Natural Pet Bakery – My Testing Ground for Dog Treats
My name is Linda and this is Skipper, my miniature schnauzer, and #1 Taste Tester for our business, Natural Pet Bakery.
Skipper and I retired a few years ago, and now we just bake homemade dog treats for fun!
During our bakery years, we spent a lot of time developing and refining recipes-–for treats that were both nutritious and tasty.
Treats that used only SAFE dog food ingredients. And we would like to share them with you!
Healthy Homemade Dog Treats for Your Dog
I have a confession to make.
I’ve been a “health food nut” since the 1960s. That’s why Skipper and I chose wholesome, natural ingredients for our canine treats, and did NOT include chemical preservatives or harmful ingredients in any of our recipes.
And I also believe that it is important to give your dog the best diet possible, so that you enjoy her for as many years as possible.
You can be sue that our dog treats are:
- Safe for your dog – each and every recipe includes only human grade ingredients. And only those human grade ingredients that are SAFE for dogs–because many human foods can actually HURT your dog…
- Vet approved – We have 2 very good veterinarians in our family. I guess you could say that I wouldn’t DARE include ingredients that could be harmful to dogs in my treats. Needless to say, my recipes are all veterinarian approved. In fact, I wouldn’t give anything to Skipper that I wouldn’t serve to my husband, Steve. They are great pals, and Steve and Skipper sometimes taste-test together.
- Easy – Even though I’ve spent many hours baking for my dog friends, I get tired and sometimes very busy—just like you! It’s nice to have a super easy recipe once in a while, or a dog treat mix that you can make in minutes.
Dog Treat Icing Dog treat icing can make a plain dog treat into a specialty gourmet dog treat or it can be the topping on your dog’s birthday party cake. A mix makes icing super easy!
Just like a cake mix that you buy for yourself, there are convenient cake mixes made especially for dogs. Whether you are making a birthday cake or cup cakes for another occasion, it’s great to have a dog cake mix on hand.
A mix for dog biscuits can be prepared in minutes and you can shape it into any number of cookies, biscuits or bones. This is a real time saver for busy folks and can be a life saver when you run out of treats at an inconvenient time.
Homemade Dog Treats for Special Needs Dogs
Does your dog have special needs? As dogs age, they often develop medical conditions that they did not have as puppies or young dogs. As you probably know, it does become more difficult to find foods that will support your dog with special needs.
When you understand what your dog can or can’t have, you can bake dog treats for him, just like you did when he was younger.
From time to time, I’ll add a recipe to my site to help you bake safe and healthy treats for your senior or special needs dog.
Dogs with diabetes have many other medical problems and they are far more susceptible to medical issues than other dogs. To keep them out of trouble, it’s important to watch their diets. You can even make special treats for your diabetic dog!
Even though you take really good care of your dog, he may develop food allergies. Some dogs, like Bichon Frises, are just prone to allergies. If your dog has food allergies, she may have stomach issues and itchy, sore skin with rashes.
Join in the Fun!
Even if you have never baked before, you can do this. You may start with a mix and then advance to more challenging recipes. Or you may just do it the short and sweet way, getting the job done fast with mixes.
No matter what you decide to do, I guarantee that your dog will love whatever you make her! And, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.
I’m here to help.
Enjoy the recipes, and let me know how your dog likes them.