Soft Dog Treat Recipe, anyone?

This is the place to share your best homemade dog food and treat recipes with each other! Remember to use caution if your pet has allergies and to make any diet changes gradually so that your dog's stomach can adjust to the new foods you are introducing.


What's for- dinner?
Barked: Sat Sep 22, '07 9:33am PST 
Does anyone have a good recipe for soft dog treats? We have a peanut butter-apple(sauce) recipe, but I can't get them to bake right. They always get really crunchy. I'd appreciate it if anyone is willing to share!

Barked: Sat Sep 22, '07 2:15pm PST 


1 lb (2 cups or more or less if desired) beef or
chicken livers
* preheat oven to 250 degrees
* cut liver into bite-size pieces. Place in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil,
then lower the heat and simmer for 3 minutes.
Drain the water and place pieces of liver on a baking sheet covered with greased or non stick foil. Bake the liver for 2 hours ( longer of pieces
are large). Store at room temperature in a loosely covered container!!

ENJOY ! way to go

Barked: Sat Sep 22, '07 4:09pm PST 
We love a recipe similar to the one Bree described. Sometimes mom adds some garlic powder to the water when boiling ... that makes them REALLY stinky and good!

Another favorite is Fishy Fudge

2 small tins tuna in water OR 1 large can salmon in water
2 eggs
1 tsp garlic powder (optional)
1.5 cups flour (all purpose, whole wheat, and oat all work well)

Put fish (with canning water), eggs, and garlic in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into bowl and add flour, mix well. Press into a greased 9x9 baking dish and bake at 350F for half hour. Half way through baking, cut into squares and continue baking. When done, allow to cool, remove from pan and break into precut squares. Store in the fridge in an airtight container.


Ginger DSA- ThD TT CGC - &hearts

My Angel
Barked: Sun Sep 23, '07 1:44pm PST 
Here are a few recipes my dogs love:

Banana Mutt Cookies
Makes about 20 mutt pleasers

1 1/2 cups ripe mashed bananas
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups oats
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1/4 cup applesauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all ingredients together thoroughly.
Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto an ungreased baking sheet, and press flat with a fork.
Bake for approximately 15 minutes, then cool on a rack before serving. Store in an airtight container.

Apple Crunch Pupcakes

· 2 3/4 cups water
· 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
· 2 tablespoons honey
· 1 medium egg
· 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
· 4 cups whole wheat flour
· 1 cup apple, dried
· 1 tablespoon baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together water, applesauce, honey, egg, and vanilla. In a large bowl, combine flour, apple chips, and baking powder. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until very well blended. Pour into greased muffin pans, Bake 1 1/4 hours, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry. Store in a sealed container.
Makes 12 to 14 pupcakes

Grandpaws Spice Cookies

1/2 cup honey
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 1/4 cups white flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 cup chopped peanuts (optional)

preheat oven to 350 degrees
mix together honey, applesauce,molasses,and egg in a bowl.
In a seperate bowl, combine flour, baking soda,and spices, then stir into the molasses mixture.
Drop teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle a few peanuts on top and pat down gentley with your hand.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes then cool on a rack before serving.
Store in an airtight container

Doggie Cheesy Carrot Muffins

Mix in a large bowl:

* 1 cup all purpose flour
* 1 cup whole wheat flour
* 1 tsp. baking powder
* 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
* 1 cup grated carrot

Mix in small bowl, then add to above:

* 2 large eggs
* 1 cup milk
* ¼ cup vegetable oil

Cook at 350 degrees, 12 minutes for mini muffins, 20-25 for large muffins.

Amen. Bow Wow.- Says it all.
Barked: Sun Oct 26, '08 4:26pm PST 
I have one, fairly simple and can easily be cut in half to try.
i received it from a friend of mine.

Tuna Brownies

2 six-ounce cans of tuna
2 eggs
1.5 cups rice flour (some dogs are allergic to white/wheat flour)
1 tablespoon garlic powder (not garlic salt)
Grated parmesan cheese

1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
2. Drain tuna and mix with eggs, flour, and garlic powder in a large bowl.
3. Form into a doughy ball.
4. Spread 1/4 inch think on a greased cookie sheet.
5. Sprinkle with cheese.
6. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden. Cut into thin strips with a pizza cutter, then pinch treat-sized bites as needed. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator, or freeze.

My adaptations - I use regular white/wheat flour and only about 1 teaspoon of garlic powder. I also mix some grated parmesan cheese in with the dough instead of putting it on top.

Instead of Tuna you could also use salmon.

Amen. Bow Wow.- Says it all.
Barked: Sun Oct 26, '08 4:29pm PST 
guess mine is similar to the fishy fudge... hehehebig grin

Bridge Angel - always loved
Barked: Thu Oct 30, '08 8:07pm PST 
Mom's making one right now! It's the first time, so we'll see how it turns out.

Carob Balls
1/2 cup all-natural applesauce, no sugar added
1/3 cup honey
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup carob powder (I found it at Whole Foods)
2 tsp baking soda.

Mix everything, roll into 1-inch balls. Bake at 350 for 15-17 minutes. Cookies should be firm to the touch.

Then it says to turn off the oven and leave the cookies in for 1-2 hours to harden. I imagine if you skip that step they'll stay soft!