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Savory Dog Biscuit

A healthy and tasty homemade dog treat to mix up for your favorite farm canine.


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Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup skimmed milk powder
  • 1/2 cup corn meal
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup grated apples or grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup melted fat (beef, lamb or bacon)
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup chilled low-sodium beef or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup cold water

Preparation
In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients. Drizzle with melted fat.  Add egg and water and mix well; gather dough into a ball. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/2-inch thinckness. Cut into treats (dog bone shape cookie cutters are available from specialty cooking supply catalogs, or just use a regular cookie cutter). Bake on ungreased baking sheets at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes and you'll have some savory treats for your favorite dog.

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Hi Tobias,

You raise an excellent question. Here's what the ASPCA Poison Control Center has to say about dogs ingesting onions, garlic and chives:

These vegetables and herbs can cause gastrointestinal irritation and could lead to red blood cell damage. Although cats are more susceptible, dogs are also at risk if a large enough amount is consumed. Toxicity is normally diagnosed through history, clinical signs and microscopic confirmation of Heinz bodies. An occasional low dose, such as what might be found in pet foods or treats, likely will not cause a problem, but we recommend that you do NOT give your pets large quantities of these foods.

An article on our sister site, DogChannel.com also addresses the issue of toxic foods for dogs in their article "People Food: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." It says:

Ingesting a small amount of garlic is harmless and even beneficial; it's an ingredient used in many dog treats.

You can read the full article here: LINK
Hobby Farms editor, Lexington, KY
Posted: 2/21/2012 7:29:29 AM
I have read that Garlic can kill dogs so why is it in this recipe?
Tobias, Alberta, AL
Posted: 2/20/2012 9:15:53 AM
My dogs love these treats ! I have made them twice. First time I followed the directions exact. Second time I kneaded the dough until it was very tough. This made the treats denser instead of like bread. Great training treats
Heather, Casper, WY
Posted: 6/13/2011 2:32:45 PM
Is the chilled beef or chicken broth for sipping while making the biscuits? It's not included in the directions.
Melodae, Jackson, OH
Posted: 3/11/2011 7:46:28 AM
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