February 18, 2022
Good Eating!: Easy Dog Biscuit Recipes You Can Make At Home (With Videos)
The first recorded dog biscuit was made, by accident, in England during the early 19th century. James Spratt, an American, visited London on business in 1860 and noticed the locals fed their pet dogs leftover biscuits. Soon after, he developed the first dog biscuits from a wheat meal, various meat products, and vegetables.
James’ company, Spratts, was founded soon after and began developing dog biscuits on an industrial scale for worldwide distribution. Those first biscuits were endearingly named “Meat Fibrine Dog Cakes”. And, while the title was on the proverbial nose, dogs loved them, and they became a massive hit.
Fast forward 150 years, and dog biscuits and treats come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors. You can buy training treats, meal toppers, reward treats, and even puppy birthday cakes! Many pet owners will splurge for high-end goodies, knowing their dog deserves the best. However, dog biscuits are easy to make right at home and require few ingredients.
Here are some recipes that will allow you to make your pup a special treat, complete with a hefty serving of love!
Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats by The Cookie Rookie
If you have a dog, chances are they are borderline obsessed with peanut butter. Whether it’s the smell, texture, or salt taste, our pups can’t seem to get enough of it. Here’s a fun, easy recipe that you can probably make with ingredients you already have in your kitchen!
2 ½ cups whole wheat flour see note below for substitutions
1 cup UNSALTED peanut butter
1 cup water
2 tablespoons honey
⅓ cup cornstarch can also use potato starch or arrowroot powder
2 Tablespoons peanut butter
1 Tablespoon honey
3-4 tablespoons hot water
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3-Ingredient Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Treats by It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
These treats are super easy to make and only take about 45 minutes to make. Your dog will love the peanut butter taste, and pumpkin is a great way to give your pup extra fiber and nutrients to keep them regular.
1 can of plain pumpkin
1 jar UNSALTED peanut butter
1 cup of oats (instant, rolled, or one-minute)
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Fresh Breath Dog Biscuit Recipe by Pook’s Pantry
Is brushing your dog’s teeth just not doing enough to alleviate that stinky breath? Try these treats out! Infused with mint and parsley, these treats not only clean up your dog’s mouth, but also help with digestion and upset stomachs.
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup plain no sugar added applesauce
2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted and cooled
1/2 cup Italian parsley, chopped
1/4 cup mint, chopped
4 Way Dog Biscuits by NiftyBuzzFeed
This BuzzFeed offering provides an easy way to incorporate your pup’s favorite fruits or vegetables into a delicious and simple recipe! These biscuits only take about 40 minutes to cook from start to finish and can last for 3-4 days when stored properly!
2 cups of whole wheat flour
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
Canned, plain pumpkin puree
Or any of your pup’s favorite fruits and veggies!
Post your creations to Facebook and Instagram and show your cooking chops off to the world, and don’t forget to tag the original content creators!
As always, make sure to take into account any allergies your pup may have. If you have any questions about any ingredients, make sure to check with your veterinary provider before introducing them into your pup’s diet.