Easy to Make Dog Treats (Only 3 Cents Each!)
My dog LOVES treats! We have to say “the T word” around him, or he knows he’s about to get something good. His ears perk up and he starts prancing around, all excited. I’ve read that some dog treats can be dangerous to dogs, so I was looking for an Easy to Make Dog Treat so I could make homemade dog treats that were healthy and cheap! Why spend $20 or more for the same amount of treats – when they could be bad for your dog?
This simple Dog Treat Recipe makes making dog biscuits so easy you will never go back! Keep reading to learn how to make homemade dog treats, so you can make your own dog treats on the cheap!
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This Dog Treat Recipe makes about 75 small dog biscuits. I store these in the large Milk-bone tub from Sam’s Club (to give you an idea how many there will be).
Why Make Dog Treats at Home?
This recipe is not only better and tastier, it’ll also save you from overpaying 10x too much for store-bought dog biscuits! Of course, everyone has heard about the recalls on dog food products. So, this would also avoid worrying about whether the stuff you’re feeding your best friend is safe.
Easy Dog Treats Recipe cost breakdown
Those dog treats cost between $10 – $30 for the same amount this recipe makes.
The cheaper ones tend to have ingredients you wouldn’t want to give your best friend!! I found 10-lbs of Milk-bone dog treats on Amazon for around $12. Obviously, larger packages will cost more.
- 2 eggs [dozen eggs @ 1.49 = $0.12 each or $0.24 for two]
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin [29 oz can contains 3.5 cups, so @ $2.88 – 1/2 C costs $0.82]
- 2 tablespoons dry milk [9.6 oz pkg contains 64.4 tablespoons, so @ $3.98 – 2 T costs $0.06]
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt [cost approx. $0.01]
- 2 1/2 cups brown rice flour * [24 oz pkg contains 5 cups, so @ $2.79 – 2.5 C costs $1.39]
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley (optional) [cost approx $0.01]
Total cost for this recipe = $2.53 (compared to $10 – $30 for store bought). If you make the small biscuits, that equals about 3 cents each!
Baking treats for your dog that are cheaper, healthier and easy to make = priceless!Print
Cleo’s Pumpkin Dog Biscuits are a healthy, inexpensive alternative to Milk Bones or Alpo Variety Snaps dog treats. But, they’re really more comparable to expensive dog treats that are easier on puppy’s stomach, and healthier.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In large bowl, whisk together eggs and pumpkin until smooth. Stir in dry milk, sea salt, and dried parsley (if using, it’s optional). Add brown rice flour gradually, combining with spatula or hands to form a stiff, dry dough. Turn out onto lightly floured surface (can use the brown rice flour) and if dough is still rough, briefly knead and press to combine.
- Roll dough between 1/4 – 1/2″ thick. I compared to my dog’s treats and went about the same thickness. I used a bone-shaped cookie cutter I found at Dollar Tree to cut out dog bone shaped biscuits.
- Place biscuits on an un-greased cookie sheet. For a cute effect and to help bake thoroughly, press fork into biscuits (pictured above).
- Bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully turn biscuits over, then bake additional 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely on rack before feeding to dog.
DISCLAIMER: This dog biscuit recipe are a healthy everyday treat for dogs. They work well for canines with a sensitive stomach or minor digestive issues. If your dog shows any signs of distress, please consult your veterinarian immediately and remove all food.
- Category: Pets
- Serving Size: 1