3 Easy Dog Treat Recipes

Every person who has a dog knows that there is nothing dogs like better than treats. You also know that treats can be quite expensive, so why not make your own? Save some money and treat your dog with one of these 3 delightful and easy dog treat recipes.

1. Hot Dogs

It’s a common fact that dogs like hot dogs. Just remember the look in their eyes and the wagging of their tail when they see a hot dog. When you don’t have much time to prepare doggy treats, but you still want to make them on your own, hot dogs are the solution.

You don’t even need to cook them completely, just bring them to room temperature. Cut each hot dog into bite size pieces, depending on how big your dog is, and voila – a perfect homemade doggy treat is ready. However, hot dogs do contain a lot of fat, so don’t make it a habbit to treat your dog with them every day.You can also use turkey or chicken hot dogs, your dog will love them all.

2. Chicken

Dog watching chicken

Chicken meat is a very tasty treat for your dog. Chicken bones aren’t! Although a lot of people think that it’s good to give chicken bones to their dog, that could actually be very dangerous. Chicken bones are brittle and when they break, they break into very sharp pieces that can rupture your dog’s esophagus, stomach or bowels. Don’t ever give chicken bones to your dog!

On the other hand, chicken meat is perfectly safe and extremely delicious to dogs. Just take pieces of chicken breast and cook them in plain tap water. Don’t add salt or spices, they are not really good for your dog. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces and there it is – another fast and delicious doggy treat. Treat your dog with chicken bites and trust me, you’ll have a friend for life.

3. Dried Liver

You may not like liver yourself, but believe me, dogs do. As a matter of fact, I bet you will get your dog to do anything you want as long as there is a piece of dried liver waiting as a treat.

The only ingredient you will need to make this easy dog treat is beef liver. Organic calf liver is even better, if you can find or afford it. Forget about any kind of seasoning, they are made for humans, not for animals.

Slice the liver into thin strips and arrange the strips on the sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Make sure to leave enough space between the slices, they should not touch each other. Preheat the oven to 200F and put the liver slices in. Bake for 1 hour, rotate the pan and bake for another hour. If the liver strips are still not completely dry, leave them in the oven until they become dry. Leave the strips to cool completely and then you can start treating your dog for every new trick it learns.

These dried liver strips can last up to two weeks in the refrigerator and up to four months in the freezer.

Which treat is your doggy going to get today?


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