Dog Recipes & DIY

Just Add Apples...
This week's #TreatTuesday is a continuation from last weeks recipe. Just add a finely chopped small apple to the 2-Ingredient Straight Outta the Panty recipe.  When chopping the apple, leave the skin on and remove the core/seeds.  I also like to use a metal cookie cutter to help cut through the apples when creating shapes.

Happy #TreatTuesday & #TastyTuesday

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Christy & Granger

2 Ingredient Straight Outta of the Pantry Treats!

Say what? 
AND you should have these ingredients in your pantry. 
So what ya waiting for? Get to baking. Your shaggy friend will thank you (& me!).
I'll also be sharing on Shaggy Dog Eats.
What you need:

1-cup of flour, any variety that your dog tolerates
1/2-cups of any variety broth/water, use what is safe for your dog 

350 preheated oven. Mix. Cook for 25 minutes for a chewy treat.
Hints: Because the type of flour you use will change the consistency in the recipe, if the dough is too soft/sticky, add a little more flour. If the dough is too stiff, add a little water/broth. Cook for less time if you want a softer treat, longer for crispier treats.

Christy & Granger


Turmeric Treats

1 medium size sweet potato, cooked *I microwave mine
3/4 T turmeric
1 T maple syrup or agave
1/2 t flaxseed oil
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
1 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a pan with parchment paper.

Cut up & mash your sweet potato. In a mixing bowl, add the mashed sweet potato, turmeric, maple syrup, oil, flax seeds & whole wheat flour, mixing well. Use a dough hook if using a mixer. Mix until you have a nice dough that is not too sticky but holds together.

Knead on a lightly floured surface and roll out to 1/4" thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Cook for 25-30 minutes. Treats might puff a bit.


Squash Bones

Yup. You read the title correct. SQUASH. And unlike your kids, your dogs will gobble these up.

[right before I put them in the oven]

1 medium squash, cubed & cooked *I like to cut up my squash & then boil for about ten minutes
6 ounces of Greek yogurt, plain
2 T Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup brown rice flour
2/3 cup ground oat flour

Preheat oven to 325. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly spray a silicon baking mold with oil. You can also lightly wipe the inside of a baking mold with coconut oil.

In a large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients together, blending well.  I like to scoop the mixture into a gallon size baggie and snip off one corner to pipe the mixture into the mold & into little swirls on the baking sheet.

Cook for 20 minutes.  These will be a soft treat that will need to be stored in the refrigerator or freezer.


1 1/4 cup of rice flour
3 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/3 cup chicken broth
1-2 drops of food coloring, optional

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Mix all ingredients together to form a consistency of play-doh. Add 1-2 Tbsp of water if needed to make the dough smoother. Roll out the dough on a slightly floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out desired dough shapes. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes until the bottoms start to lightly brown. Let cool and then store in an airtight container. The should last 2-3 weeks or longer in stored in the refrigerator. 


~ 1 cup coconut oil
1-2 drops of essential oil of choice (peppermint or lavender are good choices), optional
1-2 drops of food coloring, optional

Scoop out your favorite coconut oil into a zip lock baggie. If your oil is a little stiff in the bag, use the warmth from your hands to warm it up a bit. Add the optional essential oil and food coloring. Mix everything together in the baggie using your hands. Seal the baggie removing any excess air and snip a small corner of the baggie. Create little drops 1/2 - 1 teaspoon in size to a parchment lined plate and place in the refrigerator or freezer. Wait about 30 minutes and then remove. The oil will solidify quickly and can be removed from the parchment paper with little effort. Store these little bite-sized drops in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. 

Make sure essential oils are therapeutic grade. 

How much coconut oil should I give my dog? Click this LINK.


Kissable Breathe

2-3/4 cups of brown rice flour
2 T of steel cut oats
2 t of baking powder
2 cups of fresh parsley
2 T of finely chopped mint
1/4 cup of finely grated carrots
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 T of olive oil
1 cup of water, give or take

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

Mix flour, oats and baking powder in a large bowl. Add parsley, mint, carrots, cheese and oil to the dry ingredients and stir well. Gradually pour in the water, a little at a time and mix until everything is well combined. The dough will need to be moist and not crumbly.

Lightly flour your working space and knead the dough for 2-3 minutes. Then roll out the dough until 1/4" think. Cut into desired shapes. Bake 20-30 minutes until biscuits begin to brown. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks or freeze.