Treats for furry friends! With Halloween behind us, we hope you didn't let the trick-or-treaters have all the fun; your pets can have some pet treats too!
It has been a while since I have blogged about recipes for tasty gourmet pet treats. With Halloween over, I thought that this would be a good time to share some more. This time, for both cats and dogs! These great treats are simple to make, and all ingredients can be found at your local grocery store.<
Let’s look first at the fishy recipe for felines.
You will need:
- ¼ cup warm water
- 5 tablespoons parmesan cheese
- 3 tablespoons soft margarine
- 1 tablespoon cod liver oil (Having trouble finding this? Try Walmart or Walgreens!)
- ¼ cup soy flour
- 1 cup white flour
Follow these steps to make these yummy treats:
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Combine the water, parmesan cheese, margarine and oil.
- Add the flour into the mixture and stir until dough forms.
- Roll out the dough until it is about ¼ inch thick.
- Cut the dough using holiday cookie cutters.
- Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 20-25 minutes, or until golden.
Your cat will be one happy feline with these cookies in its belly.
Let’s don’t leave the pooches out! Below is the recipe for delicious dog treats.
You will need the following ingredients:
- 2 cups brown rice flour (you can also find this organically made)
- ½ cup buckwheat flour
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon powdered ginger
- 3 teaspoons baking powder (you can also find wheat-free)
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ cups canned pumpkin without spice (you can also find organic canned pumpkin)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup honey (can be substituted for maple syrup)
- ¼ cup olive oil
Time to start baking!
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
- Combine all the dry ingredients: the rice and buckwheat flours, cinnamon, powdered ginger and baking powder.
- Beat the 2 eggs in a second bowl.
- In the bowl with the eggs, mix in the canned pumpkin, vanilla extract, honey and olive oil.
- Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. The batter should be on the thicker side.
- Pour in the water to the batter and mix.
- Place drops about ½ tablespoon size onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes.
Who says the humans get all the treats on Halloween? You can even get together with friends to bake these together. And don’t forget to make a few extra batches for the local animal shelter.
Share these recipes for homemade pet treats with all your pet-loving friends!