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Baking for doggies

by Therese on September 26, 2007

in Dogs, Pets

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Tonight was baking night. I made some dog treats for my Archie and Lydia this evening, and boy was Archie in heaven! The whole time I was mixing things and baking he was right there waiting…very patiently. Every time I’d pick something up he’d perk up a bit – I’m sure he thought it was time for a treat. He didn’t get anything while I was baking though. He only got two tiny little handouts of peanut butter – but not until I was almost done. He was so anxious for the finished product that as soon as the treats came out of the oven he was right there trying to convince me they didn’t really need to cool off before he sunk his teeth into one. Sorry, Archie…they really do need to cool off first!

Lydia was enjoying some time outside and didn’t realize I was baking treats – otherwise she would have been right there drooling along with Archie! She managed to knock on the back door though, just as the treats were coming out of the oven. Coincidence? Hmmm…I don’t think so!

This was a super easy recipe, and for anyone who wants it, here it is…

BASIC DOG TREATS

1 3/4 C. whole wheat flour
1 1/4 C. oatmeal
1 1/2 T. vegetable oil
1 C. warm water
Options: 1/3 C. finely grated cheese, 1/4 C. peanut butter

Mix the dry ingredients together. Then mix the wet ingredients together. Blend both mixtures until a firm dough is achieved. Shape dough into an oblong roll, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 300ºF. Lightly grease sheet pan. Slice roll into 1/4-inch slices, place on sheet pan and bake for about 1 hour or until treats are done, checking after 45 minutes, and then every 5 minutes thereafter.
Let them cool before giving to your best friend.

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Johann September 27, 2007 at 9:55 pm

Great little recipe – I’ll be sending some folks your way!

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Tish October 4, 2007 at 11:09 pm

Yum! I’m going to have to try this for my dogs. Thanks!

Btw, Johann sent me! 🙂

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