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DIY Dog Snacks

Some of us really seem to struggle to hit the mark when it comes to cooking for our family and friends, which can really knock our confidence with cooking. When it comes to your dogs, they will be grateful for anything that you make for them but they will be over the moon if you cook them these tasty dog snacks. Not only will you have some yummy treats for training your dog, but also you will be assured that they are healthy and nutritious! At Durack Pet Motel, we place value on providing delicious, nutritious meals for your pet.

Peanut Butter Biscuits
Peanut butter biscuits taste great, whether you are a dog or a human, they’ll make your house smell delicious as you are baking them, and dogs love peanut butter – so they are guaranteed to please. You will need 2 cups of flour, half a cup of peanut butter, ¼ cup of water and 2 eggs. Mix all of your ingredients together until they form a dough. Roll it out on a floured surface and cut into shapes with your cookie cutter.

Frozen Apple Treats
These are really easy, they don’t need any cooking and your dog will absolutely love them! You will need an ice cube tray, water, a couple of apples and some plain yoghurt. Remove the seeds and core of the apples and cut them into small pieces. Put them in the blender with the water and yoghurt. Once blended, pour into the ice cube trays and freeze for a cool treat for your dog during summer. Yummo!

Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet potato fries are a healthy treat for humans that are guaranteed to get your dog’s tastebuds watering too! You will need some sweet potatoes, oil and spices. Dogs cannot eat some spices so be sure to do your research. Turmeric and cinnamon are usually a fairly good bet to give them some flavour. Cut potato into bite size sticks, toss in the oil and spices before baking in a moderate oven.

Sugar-free Liver Biscuits

If your dog is diabetic or has special dietary requirements, you may struggle to find a good variety of tasty, healthy snacks to use for training purposes. You will need around 700 grams of liver, ½ a cup of whole wheat flour and two eggs. Put liver pieces into a blender and pulse until very small, then add flour and 2 eggs. Blend until smooth. Spread out onto a lined tray and bake for 15 minutes. When cool, cut into squares and store in the fridge.

Your furry friends will enjoy these occasional treats.