It’s often hard to know what we should and shouldn’t be feeding our furry critters. We know certain foods like chocolate are a definite no-no, but what about dog treats? How healthy are they really? We always recommend to check the ingredients list of everything you buy, much like you would food for human consumption.
We find the best way to know exactly what you’re feeding your four-legged friend is to actually make it yourself. We tested this recipe for The Mayhew Animal Home’s Hyde Bark event to see how easy it really was…
Simple, Healthy Wheat-free Dog Treat Recipe
Makes approximately 60-70 dog treats depending on the size of your cutter.
375g wheat-free and gluten-free flour (plus extra for dusting)
240ml hot water
1 tsp low sodium beef stock like Bovril
Extra water if needed
- Preheat the oven to 180˚C.
- Dissolve 1tsp Bovril in 240ml hot water.
- Sift the flour into a large bowl.
- Make a well in the centre and add the egg and water.
- Stir with a spoon until it starts to form a dough. Add more water if needed.
- Knead the dough with your hands for 3 minutes.
- Dust your clean worktop with the flour and roll out the dough until 1/2 inch thick.
- Cut into shapes (we used a bone cutter from Amazon)
- Place on a non-stick baking tray in the centre of the oven for 30 minutes.
We then packaged them up in cute bags as dog treat to hand out at Mayhew’s Hyde Bark.
We’ve got more Summer dog treat recipe ideas here. Let us know in the comments how yours turned out if you try this recipe.