Homemade dog treats made of your pet's special meal are ideal if you have a dog whose health condition requires a particular diet. The Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals suggests feeding several small meals daily to overweight dogs; snacks made from dog chow allow you to feed small amounts frequently without doing in the dog's diet. Homemade dog snacks also make good party favors and gifts for your friends’ favorite pups.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
Place 2 cups of dry dog chow – also known as kibble – into your blender or food processor. Blend until the kibble turns into a dry powder.
Put extra virgin olive oil, raw eggs and ½ cup chicken broth in a medium bowl and mix together with a wooden spoon.
Add ground up kibble to the wet ingredients and stir with wooden spoon until it turns into dough.
Use a small spoon to drop dollops of the dough on the cookie sheet.
Bake for 30 minutes, then turn the oven off. Leave the snacks in the oven for a couple hours after the oven has been turned off so they are thoroughly dry and crunchy.
Store these snacks in the refrigerator inside an airtight storage bag or container for no more than one week.
Allow the snacks to thoroughly cool before you give them to your dog.
If your dog has a health condition or needs to lose weight, check with your veterinarian before giving him dog chow snacks to ensure his nutritional needs are being met.
Use a cookie dropper for more uniform dough balls.
Instead of olive oil you can substitute canola oil, safflower oil or any other healthy oil.
Items You Will Need
- Food processor or blender
- Measuring cups
- Medium bowl
- Wooden spoon
- Small spoon
- Parchment paper
- Cookie sheet
- 2 cups dry dog chow
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- ½ cup low sodium chicken broth
- Use a cookie dropper for more uniform dough balls.
- Instead of olive oil you can substitute canola oil, safflower oil or any other healthy oil.
- Allow the snacks to thoroughly cool before you give them to your dog.
- If your dog has a health condition or needs to lose weight, check with your veterinarian before giving him dog chow snacks to ensure his nutritional needs are being met.
Based in Las Vegas, Sandy Vigil has been a writer and educator since 1980. She taught high school and middle school English and drama for 11 years. Vigil holds a Master of Science in teaching from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Arts in secondary English education from the University of Central Oklahoma.