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Love Your Pet Day: Make Your Own Treats For Cats and Dogs

Today is Love Your Pet Day! Is there a better way to celebrate this day and to show love to your beloved furry friends than by giving them a nice treat? If you like to bake cakes or cook, this is right for you!

Why not try out our recipes for your own DIY handmade pet treats? 

They’re a lot healthier than most ready-made products that are filled with preservatives and sugar – plus, they are easy and fun to make!  

Treats are popular with our pets and help us, for example, with daily training with our dog or when playing with the cat. So get out of the department store, get your ovens ready and enjoy the joy of baking =)

Dogs

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Tuna snacks

Ingredients: 

1 can of tuna in its own juice

1/3 cup butter

4 cups flour

1 egg and some water 

Preparation: 

Mix the ingredients in a bowl and form small cookies from them. 

Bake for 20-30 minutes at 250 degrees until the cookies start to turn brown.

Denture cleaning biscuits: 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 

1 1/2 cups wheat baking flour 

2,8-3 oz. wheat germ (and other wheat germs in which the biscuits are rolled) 

3/8 cup low-fat milk powder 

1 cup chicken broth without salt 

3 tbsp corn oil or safflower oil 

2 tbsp chopped parsley 

1/2 teaspoon salt 

Preparation: 

Preheat the oven to 392 degrees and oil the large tray. Mix whole wheat flour and baking flour, wheat germ, milk powder and salt, mix the stock and oil in a separate bowl; Mix the dry and liquid mixture well in thirds in a large bowl and knead the dough well on a floured work surface. The dough should stay soft. Remove pieces of dough, roll in wheat bran and place on the baking sheet with a little space and flatten with a fork. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the biscuits are through, then switch off the oven and let the biscuits harden in the oven for a few hours. The biscuits (approx. 20 pieces) are kept covered in the refrigerator.

Banana Bits

2 ¼ cups whole wheat flour
½ cup skim milk
1 egg
1/3 cup mashed banana
1 pinch vegetable broth without salt
1 tablespoon brown sugar

Preparation:

Mix all ingredients thoroughly and knead on a floured work surface. Roll out the dough and cut out cookies. Bake at 300 degrees for about 30 minutes.

Cats

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Turkey feast

Ingredients:

15 oz. cooked turkey meat (alternatively chicken meat)
1 large egg
3 tablespoons chicken broth or water
2 cups corn semolina
1 cup whole wheat flour or wheat baking flour

Preparation:

  1. preheat oven to 356 degrees.
  2. mix turkey meat, egg, and broth in a blender.
  3. mix cornmeal and flour in a medium bowl. Gradually add turkey mixture until everything is well moistened.
  4. cover the dough and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.
  5. after the refrigeration time, roll out the dough on a well-floured work surface until about 6 mm thick.
    Cut out morsels with a cookie cutter and place on a greased baking sheet. 7.
    Bake the bites for approx. 15 min until golden brown.
    8.Cool the finished appetizers to room temperature and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a maximum of 3 weeks. They can be stored longer in the freezer but must be thawed and brought to room temperature before feeding.

Cat cookies


Ingredients:
1 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup margarine
1 tsp molasses
1 oz. nutritional yeast flakes for cats

Preparation:
Cream the margarine and molasses, then stir in the flour by the spoonful, and finally mix in the yeast flakes.
Form the dough into a ball and let it rest in the refrigerator for 15min.
Then roll out the dough, cut out cookies in desired shape, and place on an oiled baking sheet.
Bake at 356 degrees for eight to ten minutes, let cool.

Fine fish sticks

Ingredients:

1 small can of tuna
6 tablespoons oat flakes
2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
2 eggs
2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Preparation:
Mix all ingredients and knead into a dough. Form small sticks and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake in a preheated oven at 356 degrees for about 30 minutes.


Enjoy your baking and treat time with your furbuddy! 

Not a baker person? Did you know that with YepiPet Price Watch, you can find all kinds of cat and dog food, treats and supplements at best price? Give it a try and make this day perfect for you and your pets!

Please note that although all these recipes are suitable for cats and dogs, we cannot guarantee the compatibility, digestibility or quality of the final product. Also keep in minds that animals can be allergic to certain ingredients too.

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