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Homemade Crunchy Dog Treats

Overhead view of a dog being given a heart shaped treat

Commercial dog treats are not always the greatest food to feed your treasured Chihuahua. There are many recalls over problems with dog food ingredients and some pets have died before the problem has been corrected.

The biggest problem with dog snacks is that you do not know what is inside them. The way to get around not knowing what the actual ingredients are is to make your own.

That way you can be assured that your pet is getting the right food and nutritional value. Take a few minutes to learn how to make your own homemade crunchy dog snacks for your beloved pet.

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Homemade Crunchy Dog Treats

Bone shaped dog treats on a cooling racks

When it comes to recipes for homemade dog snacks that are crunchy, the sky is the limit. You have at least 25 + options to choose from. That many options mean that your dog should never get the same food twice a month or be bored with their snacks.

Here are a few recipes you can try out on your pet and see if they like them or not:

Peanut Butter and Bacon

Bacon in a cast iron skillet

Peanut Butter and Bacon

Bacon in a cast iron skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
  • 2 cups Wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup Oats
  • 2 to 3 cooked strips of Bacon
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tbsp. of baking soda

Instructions

Combine all the ingredients in one bowl. Once the ingredients are mixed, put the dough on a board. Then roll the dough out till it is a 1/4 inch thick all the way around.

Once that is done, pick some cookie cutter shapes that you like and start dividing up the dough into nice-sized treats. Do this till all the dough is gone. Make sure to use cookie cutters that are small enough for your Chihuahua.

Then lay the shaped treats onto a baking pan or cookie sheet. You can put them close together as they do not spread out. Then bake them at 325 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes on one side, then flip them over and bake them some more for another 10 to 12 minutes.

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Peanut Butter & Bacon Dog Treats {Gluten-Free}

open jar of peanut butter surrounded by dry roasted peanuts

Peanut Butter & Bacon Dog Treats {Gluten-Free}

Peanut Butter & Bacon Dog Treats {Gluten-Free}

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 to 3 pieces of cooked bacon
  • 1 carrot shredded

Instructions

1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F

2. Mix all wet ingredients in one bowl until thoroughly mixed

3. Add both flour options and mix till they become a dough

4. Roll the dough out till it is 1/4 inch thick

5. Use a small cookie cutter to create individual treats for your chihuahua

6. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 25 minutes

7. Cool on a wire rack

8. Give a couple to your pet, put some in a storage container and sit it on the counter. Then put the rest in a freezer-safe container and freeze till needed.

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Beef or Chicken Dog Treats

Overhead view of different cuts of raw chicken and beef

Beef or Chicken Dog Treats

Overhead view of different cuts of raw chicken and beef

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups of rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted beef or chicken broth

Instructions

1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.

2. Mix 2 cups of the rolled oats with the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Then add the remaining 1/2 cup and continue mixing.

3. Place the dough on some wax paper and knead for about 3 minutes. When that time frame is over, let stand for another 3 minutes.

4. Press or roll the dough to 1/2-inch thickness

5. Cut the flattened dough with a small cookie cutter and place them on a cookie sheet

6. Bake for 20 minutes then remove the treats to cool on a wire rack

7. store in an airtight container and use them when needed or put in a freezer-safe container and keep them for another day.

Notes

This recipe should make about 30 little dog treats for your little Chihuahua.

All of these recipes are simple to make, and your dog should love them. You are free to add larger portions if you have room in your freezer or if you have larger dogs at home.

Some Final Words

Pile of homemade dog biscuits with one standing on its side facing the camera

Making nice homemade dog treats is one way to take care of your pet correctly. You know they are getting the nutrition they need, and your dog should love the flavor.

Don’t be surprised if your pet doesn’t eat any. Not all dogs will love these snacks. For more recipe ideas, go on the internet and do a good search for homemade dog snacks.

These treats are easy to make and should delight your pet.

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