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National Dog Biscuit Day

National Dog Biscuit Day

by Guest Blogger February 23, 2017 0 Comments

I have never met a pooch that doesn't love a treat or two! My two pups cannot get enough treats, and because I like to know exactly what I am giving my furry loves, I enjoy making all their treats myself! You may think this sounds like a mission and takes a lot of time. Wrong! You can whip up a batch of treats in an hour. I like to make use of whatever I have in the kitchen at the time (doggy safe, of course), and my recipes are not complicated at all.


Back In The Day

Back in the ‘old days’, pets were not as closely regarded as family members as they are today. Today, there are hundreds of pet food brands that offer top quality pet food using top quality ingredients, but it wasn't always like this. Dog treats used to consist of left overs that were not fit for human consumption (read: stale bread, leftover cuts of meat, and moldy vegetables). Thankfully, a young man by the name of James Spratt changed all this when he went on a trip to England and noticed the huge number of stray dogs eating rotten food. The rest is history.


Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats

This recipe is easily a household favorite of ours. It's quick and simple to whip up, and I guarantee you will have all the ingredients in your kitchen!


Ingredients

  • 1 large banana mashed up
  • 1 heaped tbs natural organic peanut butter (must NOT contain xylitol!)
  • 1 egg
  • 1tbs coconut oil
  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour

Directions

  • Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius/350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large mixing bowl mix together your mashed banana, egg and coconut oil then using a whisk beat the peanut butter in so it becomes a combined mixture. Then add the flour one cup at a time until you get the right consistency. Remember depending on the climate you may need more or less flour. If your dough is too sticky, add more flour. If the dough is too dry, add a splash of water until it becomes workable.
  • Roll your dough out onto a floured surface and use cute cookie cutters to cut little treats.
  • Place them onto a greased baking tray and bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until cooked and slightly golden in color.
  • Let the treats cool for a couple of hours, then store in an airtight container for on hand treats.

We hope you enjoy taking time out to make these yummy treats for your furry loves! Oh, and feel free to taste one yourself. They're yummy for humans, too! Don’t give your pup too many treats on a daily basis, no matter how much he pulls his “I want more face”.

Did you try this recipe at home and/or are you planning to? Let us know in the comments!

 


About the Author: Stacey Oertel is animal obsessed, both wild and domestic. She gas four fur babies, a basset-cross-bulldog Oscar, a rottweiler puppy Zara, and two gorgeous bunnies, Valentine and Duchess. She also has a two legged companion who supports her in everything that she does, and together they live one very happy life! She is a business and blog owner (pet related, of course), so feel free to sniff around at www.stylishpaws.co.za.




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