K9 Kitchen: Dog Treats Made By YOU!

Designer: Ben
Author: Ellen Turillo

K9 Magazine proudly presents these easy to follow recipes for making your own tasty dog treats, enjoy (well, your dog will any way!)

Cheesy Does It Biscuits

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/4 cups grated cheddar cheese
1/4 pound margarine – corn oil
1 clove garlic – crushed
1 pinch salt
1/4 cup Milk – or as needed

Grate the cheese into a bowl and let stand until it reaches room temperature. Cream the cheese with the softened margarine, garlic, salt and flour. Add enough milk to form into a ball.

Chill for 1/2 hour. Roll onto floured board. Cut into shapes and bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until slightly brown, and firm.

Makes 2 to 3 dozen, depending on size.

Apple Cinnamon Doggie Biscuits

1 package apple, dried
1 teaspoon Cinnamon (I usually just shake some in)
1 Tablespoon parsley, freeze-dried
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 cup ice water
1/2 cup Corn Oil
5 cups flour
1/2 cup powdered milk
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon corn oil

Put the apples in a food processor so that pieces are small. Combine in a bowl all of the ingredients — can add oil or water if dough is too dry. Using a rolling pin roll out dough to about 3/16″ thick (can make thinner or thicker). Using a biscuit cutter – cut into shapes – place on biscuit sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for approx 20 -25 minutes (until golden).

*If you substitute corn meal just subtract about 3/4 cup from flour and add Corn meal

Hors D’ogs

1/4 cup cheddar cheese – grated
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
1/2 cup Rice Krispies
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 cup Swiss cheese – grated

Combine cheeses, garlic and oil. Using plastic wrap, shape mixture into a log about 1 inch in diameter and 8 inches long. Roll log in Rice Krispies. Refrigerate. Slice into half-inch rounds and serve.

Lab Liver-Chip Cookie

2 cups Whole wheat flour
1/3 cup Butter – melted
1 Egg – beaten
6 tablespoons Water
1/4 cup liver – dried or jerky-style treats – chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, butter, egg, and water. Mix well. Blend in liver bits. Turn onto a greased baking pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes. Cool and cut.

Massive Mastiff Munchy Muffins

2 carrots
2 3/4 cups water
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 banana*
4 cups whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon nutmeg

Shred the carrot with a hand shredder or in a blender. Mix all wet ingredients together in a bowl, then add the pureed banana. Mix together thoroughly. Set aside. Combine the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix thoroughly, leaving no dry mixture on the bottom. Coat a 12 muffin pan with nonstick spray. Fill each muffin hole 3/4 full. Bake about 1 hour at 350 degrees.

*Use over ripe bananas. Try replacing the banana with one apple for a different flavour!

Meatball Mania

1/2 pound ground beef
2 tablespoons grated cheese
1 carrot – finely grated
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 egg – beaten
1/2 tablespoon tomato paste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients together; mix thoroughly. Roll into meatballs – whatever size is appropriate for your dog.

Place on a biscuit sheet sprayed with non-fat cooking spray. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until they are brown and firm.

Cool and store in the fridge or freezer.


1/2 cup amaranth*
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 pounds ground chicken or turkey
1/2 cup cottage cheese
2 whole egg
1/2 cup oats, rolled (raw)
1/4 cup carrot – finely chopped
1/4 cup spinach – finely chopped
1/4 cup zucchini – finely chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil

Add amaranth and chicken broth to sauce pan and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Set aside and let cool.

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large mixing bowl add meat, cottage cheese, veggies, and eggs. Mix thoroughly. Add wheat germ, cooled amaranth and olive oil mix well.

Add mixture to loaf pan, bake at 350 for 1 hour or until done.

*Amaranth can be found in a health food store, if not use barley. Barley will need 4 cups of broth and 50 minutes to cook.

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