You'll be making dog treats that require just a few healthy, easy to find ingredients that you can store easily. Also, minimal time consuming recipes that have a decent shelf life certainly helps.
Most important, Nimble's doggy treats are tasty!
This doggy isn't turning up her nose!
You got'ta try these!...
Peanut butter doggy biscuits. Ask your dog if you can share!...
Nimble's B-Day cake! Made from bits of other dog birthday cake recipes.
Oatmeal goodies. I almost listed these with peanut butter dog delights...
Nimble's favorite meaty treats. Nimble insisted I shared her favorites!
Brush your dog's teeth before bedtime after eating dog treats. Cooked or processed foods tend to stick to your dog's teeth. Click here and Nimble will show you how along with the nitty gritty of proper tooth care.
Making these dog treats is so easy! We'll show you the simple steps needed for making Nimble's favorite dog treat. She goes nuts over them even though she's picky!
Dog treat ingredients... choose one or more of the following:
Dog treat storage:
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Nimble is not crazy about dog treats made from fish for some darned reason...
Simply cut the little healthy dog treats to size. Most of ours are about 3/4 x 1/2 inch or so. If you make the dog treats bigger, they'll take longer to cook. Space out on your cookie sheet.
It's ok to crowd the dog treats. They'll easily break apart later when you flip 'em over.
We're almost done baking Nimble's doggy prizes!
I set the oven at a low heat when we're making dog treats. The knob says 150 degrees but I don't know how accurate that is. The rack is in the middle of the oven. I'm just giving you an idea what works best for my dog (she's boss!).
The chicken and fish dog treats cook (dry) the quickest. Heart and liver dog treats are next. Beef takes the longest. Lately, I've been cutting the beef dog treats up into smaller pieces because of this.
Cooking time at this low heat is anywhere between 2 – 4 hours. This all depends how dry/crunchy your pooch wants her natural doggie treats (at that particular time)! Also, the type of meat you're using makes a difference. Sometimes I take the dog snacks out of the oven while they're still really soft!
If you use oil, I'm sure it will make a tasty dog treat. However, it'll effect the texture.
I always flip the doggie treasures over after the pieces are cooked enough (about half done). Using a rigid, stiff spatula makes a difference if you don't use oil. It's best to take them out of the oven and let the gourmet dog treats cool a bit. Then flip and return to oven.
Nimble and I leave the healthy home made dog treats out for about 15 – 30 minutes to cool. Then we put them into jars. You can freeze them or put the dog snacks in the refrigerator.
Also, if you want some extra hard crunchy treats, just put some on a plate uncovered and leave them in the 'frig. They'll really harden up!
If I have a batch of gourmet dog treats that are going to be frozen for a while, I just vacuum seal the jars. It's probably not neccessary, especially if your freezer does not produce a lot of moisture. Besides...
Nimble gobbles 'em down before they get a chance to freezer burn!
You can also use plastic vacuum bags for freezer dog treat storage.
They'll keep in the refrigerator for days in a sealed container. If it's vacuum sealed, we're talking about a really long shelf for your healthy home made dog treats!
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I never worry about dog treat ingredients because I know exactly what they are. We hand pick all of ours. Most are organic but not all of them. As long as I know about the source, I'm ok with that.
At times it's hard to find all organic dog food ingredients.
Every dog doesn't like all healthy home made dog treats. You can tailor them to your dog's taste buds.
I change the texture of Nimble's treats constantly. For instance, sometimes I'll cook her liver dog treats until they're crunchy. Other times, I'll take them out of the oven while they're soft. Furthermore, she loves frozen dog treats..
“When it comes to liver treats, I don't care how they're cooked. I'll gobble 'em up either way... arf!” Nimble Doggy.
Eating extra treats might cause doggy thirst. Or, maybe your pooch is thirsty for some other reason... better find out why.
This is how its done!...
Maybe your dog is a senior, puppy or pregnant. Perhaps your pal has a particular type of malady... or maybe some dog treat ingredients don't agree with her. Make 'em at home to suite Fido's needs. This can include a treat home remedy for dog fleas!
I store Nimble's custom-made dog treats in the 'frig. If they're going to be around for a while, I'll freeze them. If I don't feel lazy, I vacuum seal Nimble's healthy dog treats to prevent freezer burn.
For the past year we've been using caning jars for dog treat storage.
They're cheap and I use them over and over. This works great for us... you
just need a simple, inexpensive attachment for your vacuum sealer.
All ingredients must be nutritious when you're making dog treats. Shoot for organic, but it's not necessary. No unhealthy additives. This includes pesticides, herbicides, gmo's (genetically modified organisms), hormones, chemical preservatives, etc. Oh...
Nimble told me to remind you...
If we can't pronounce the ingredient, it's no good! Meat made from dead, diseased or dying animals is not permitted. If an ingredient has a number in it, toss it! And...
If the dog treat ingredients comes from China... organic or not... forget it! Last but not least...
If I hold the doggie treats in front of your dog's nose or Nimble's snout, they'd better snatch it up! Speaking of...
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Nimble is nudging me... she also wants to share her strawberry treats!
Making homemade dog treats from scratch is easy and fun! Furthermore, you know they're healthy for your pooch!
We would sure like to hear about all your healthy homemade dog treat recipes... maybe help us grow our list!
My doggie and I would love it if you shared your killer dog treat recipe in the comments section below.
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Are you making dog treats that absolutely makes your doggy drool? Is it healthy? I'll bet you can't beat Nimble's favorites... dog liver treats!
Nimble and I would be very grateful if you and your furry pal could share it with all of us...
This would help all those picky eaters of the world!
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