Here is a simple recipe for how to make your own homemade dog treats with cheese. Perfect for training your puppy, gifting or anytime. Our Flora loves her cheese flavored dog treats
Hello my lovelies…did you think I’d fallen off the face of the earth? With our travels through the Hudson River Valley to celebrate our anniversary, combined with 4th of July celebrations when we arrived home and then a lovely visit from my gal pal and her son from England, my blog has taken a back seat of late. But I’m back and full of ideas to share with you!
If you know me at all, and my family for that matter, you know that we really ❤ our 4-legged baby, Flora. To quote my favorite nanny, she is ‘practically perfect in every way’ and makes us smile on a regular basis throughout each day.
Because she does bring us so much joy, we love doing things with and for her. She enjoys going on walks, hikes and car rides and especially loves swimming and snuggling. She has not met a food she doesn’t like and so of course, adores her treats and goodies.
Every now and again Kate and I will make a batch of dog treats and recently we did make a batch of these cheddar cheese dog treats for Flora and some of her pup pals. Homemade dog treats are perfect for training your new pup, rewarding your old one or as a gift for you dog pals.
Flora is quite the princess and wears a shiny gold collar with rhinestone-encrusted dog bones to prove it.
Whole Wheat Flour, while some foods leave out wheat, there is a benefit to dogs from whole wheat because it aids their digestion and is a great source of fiber and protein for those animals. These presume your pet does not have an intolerance to the grain.
Coconut oil contains powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal agents that prevent infection and disease. Additionally, it helps make dogs’ coats shiny and can aid in digestion.
Side note: if you are an avid user of coconut oil, like I am, and are tired of having to scoop it out of the tub, check out this post where I discuss a great idea for storing and using coconut oil. It makes my life much easier, and I hope it does the same for yours!
Honey is naturally high in enzymes and antioxidants Further, locally sourced honey can be very beneficial to aid those dogs suffering from allergies.
Eggs are a great source of very digestible protein, riboflavin, and selenium. Some folks even grind up the eggs shells and add to their pet’s food.
Cheddar Cheese provides beneficial proteins, enzymes, calcium and vitamins important to your pup’s health.
I used a good size cookie cutter, but if you have a smaller pup, you can easily use a much smaller cookie cutter…just mind the baking time as it will probably be much shorter.
These tummy yummy dog treats keep for several weeks in the pantry; however, ours haven’t stayed around long enough for us to determine their exact shelf life. Just to be sure, we do make sure that they are crisp when we put them in the pantry.
Now, before you start making these, I want to tell you one of my favorite useful lifehacks. Before measuring the honey, coat your measuring spoon with oil which will make the honey slide right out without leaving any residue on the spoon!
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Not sure Bernie’s dog treats are going to make it to him in one piece. Lucky for him, I know where the stash is and if worse comes to worse, I can whip up another batch rather quickly.
I’ve got you covered! This 3-Ingredient Dog Treats recipe is always one of our most popular posts…Flora gives it a big Paw Up! Pumpkin (or a variety of other soft fruits or vegetables) shines in these Pumpkin Dog Treats; this post also discusses grain substitutions. And these simple, one ingredient Sweet Potato Dog Chews couldn’t be easier. Or, you can head over to see all of our dog treat recipes in one place!
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