Welcome to a world of tail-wagging and purr-inducing delight! In this article, we delve into the realm of homemade treats for our beloved four-legged friends – dogs and cats. As pet owners, we strive to provide the best care for our furry companions, and that includes offering them nutritious and delicious treats that are made with love right in our own kitchens.
So, grab your apron, gather the ingredients, and prepare to unleash a world of gastronomic joy for your furry friends. Let's dive into the realm of homemade treats, where wholesome ingredients meet tail-wagging and purrfect satisfaction for our beloved dogs and cats.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4-1/3 cup peanut butter (xylitol free)
- 1/4 cup milk or half and half (lactose free)
- 3 cups oatmeal
In a bowl, mix pumpkin puree, peanut butter and milk with a mixer on medium for 1 minute. Gradually add 2 1/2 cups oatmeal and stir. Use a small scoop or spoon to create 1/4 inch balls. Roll balls into remaining 1/2 cup oats to lightly top. Place into a closed container and refrigerate. Serve to your pet as a tasty treat!
Birthday Cake for Your Pup
- 1 egg
- 4 tablespoons peanut butter (xylitol free)
- 1/2 cup apple, chopped fine
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a ramekin and set aside. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour batter into ramekin and sprinkle a few apple slices on top. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool and serve to your pup!
Salmon Cat Treats
- 10 ounces canned salmon, undrained (any oily fish works, i.e. mackerel or canned shrimp; chicken works too)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 cups of whole wheat flour
Preheat oven to 350°. Pulse 10 ounces of undrained, canned salmon in a food processor to chop as finely as possible. In a stand mixer, combine salmon, 1 egg (beaten), and 2 cups whole wheat flour until dough forms. If the dough is too dry, add up to 1/3 cup water. If it is too wet or sticky, add a bit more flour. The dough should be tacky but not sticky. Roll dough on a floured surface until about 1/4-inch thick. Use a 3/4-inch cookie cutter in the shape of your choice to create your treats. Place treats on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 350° for about 20 minutes. When they’re slightly browned and crunchy, they’re done. Allow to cool before serving. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. (recipe found at: www.thecookierookie.com/)