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Homemade Dog and Cat Biscuits

rebecca - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Who doesn’t like a sweet treat every now and then? When you’re craving something sweet – be it a brownie, cookie, cobbler, or fruit – it’s a pleasure to relieve that desire by baking or buying what you’re craving.

While you’re treating yourself to something sweet, check out these two recipes for homemade dog and cat biscuits so that you don’t have to eat alone!

Fido-Friendly Biscuits: Pumpkin-Peanut Butter Treats

Your dog will be the most appreciative recipient of these homemade biscuits. And, as an added bonus – they’re super easy to make.

Ingredients: 1 cup pumpkin (canned), ½ cup peanut butter, 2 eggs, ¼ cup oil, 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, glaze (2 tablespoons bacon grease, melted, ¼ cup smooth peanut butter)

Directions: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees; combine pumpkin, peanut butter, eggs, and oil in a bowl; add in baking soda and whole wheat flour; stir until stiff dough forms; knead dough or mix just until flour is incorporated; roll out dough with a rolling pin and use a cookie cutter to shape (or roll into balls); bake for 15 minutes; whisk the bacon grease and peanut butter until smooth; drizzle over the treats and cool till glaze hardens (it does best in the fridge or freezer).

Recipe courtesy of “Pinch of Yum” http://pinchofyum.com/homemade-dog-treats

Feline-Friendly Biscuits: Catnip Biscuits

If you regularly feed your cat catnip, here’s a new spin – baking catnip biscuits.

Ingredients: 1 ½ cups wheat or white flour, 1 ½ teaspoons catnip, 1/3 cup powdered milk, ½ cup milk, 2 tablespoons butter (softened), 1 tablespoon honey, 1 egg

Directions: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees; stir dry ingredients together in a large bowl; mix in wet ingredietns to form a soft dough; add a little more flour if the dough is too sticky; turn out dough onto a non-stick baking sheet and roll out; carefully cut the dough into bite-sized squares; bake for approx. 20 minutes or until golden brown; remove treats from tray; let them cool on a baking rack.

Recipe courtesy of “Love To Know” http://cats.lovetoknow.com/Recipe_for_Homemade_Cat_Treats

Fido & Feline Friendly

It is important to note that while your pets may love treats, they are only good in moderation. Check out this article from the Animal Hospital of North Asheville for more information: http://www.ahna.net/healthy-treats-your-pet

Faros Perks Program

Not much of a baker? Treat your loved ones to a treat at Wagsburgh on E. Ohio Street in the North Side! This one-stop-shop has all you need for your pet. From food and toys to grooming supplies, you can use your Perks card to redeem discounts at this local shop. Visit their website for more information! http://www.wagspgh.com/