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Apple-Cheddar Dog Biscuits

I’m excited to have gone Apple picking with my friends and family. We have made it a tradition for 6 years now! Not only is it great to get together with everyone and to be outdoors, but the reward of baking something delicious after is the BEST!

Now that I have a pooch in the family, I need to make sure he is included! so I was stoked when I discovered this recipe from Martha Stewart!

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Apple Cheddar Dog Treats
Serves 16
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour (plus more for dusting)
  2. 1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
  3. 1/3 cup shredded cheddar
  4. 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  5. 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  6. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  7. 3 tablespoons water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a nonstick baking mat or parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients to form a dough. Roll out mixture between two sheets of plastic wrap dusted with brown rice flour to 1/4-inch thick; remove plastic wrap and cut out biscuits with your favorite cookie cutter, I used a 2 1/2″ scalloped edge round cutter. Reroll scraps and continue cutting out biscuits.
  3. Space biscuits 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheet. With your pinky finger and thumb, create indentations to resemble paw prints.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes until nicely browned and firm.
  5. Transfer biscuits to a wire rack.
Notes
  1. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.
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Homemade Dog Treats & Busy Toys!

Image from Salty Pup.net
Image from Salty Pup.net

  Easy 3 Ingredient Frozen Dog Treat

I found this easy recipe to make Freddy some healthy dog treats! I’ll give him a frozen treat like this when I leave the house for work in the morning or when I need to run out and do some errands for a few hours and need him to be occupied –so I can run out the door! I like knowing that I’m giving him something good for him instead of some type of artificial flavored spread thing from the pet store.

All you need: (makes 6 treats)

1/2 cup peanut butter

24 oz plain yogurt

3.5-4 oz baby food (like sweet potato, blueberry, banana, etc.) *make sure no onion powder inside!

Original recipe from Bunny Roo Beagle

 Another thing I like to do for him.. is fill his Kong toy with some kibble and vegetable broth and freeze it for an afternoon snack. I also found Zanies Jack & ball interactive toy for him that he has to figure out how to get the treats out by moving it around – It’s great to keep his mind busy and stimulated like that.

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There are some puzzles out for dogs that I was curious to try. Has anyone tried these with their dogs? I wonder if he would like the Dog Casino? or any of Nina Ottosson puzzles? They look so cool!

 

for puppies?!
for puppies?!

Here are some other toys to keep your dog busy: We’ve only tried the Kong so far!!17nmj23s1gglijpg