Yesterday there was no post because I've been trying to help the new addition to our home adjust. T and I recently acquired a shih tzu puppy named Gizmo.
Just under a year, this pup has tons of energy and is extremely affectionate. He was free to a good home and absolutely adorable. Who could say no to a face like his?
T normally doesn't get "pinteresty" but when he does, I take his input seriously. He pointed out (before we even got Gizmo) that there was recipes to make our own dog treats. At first I was skeptical, but after seeing how Gizmo has a hard time chewing down store bought treats I took to Troy's pin.
Make Your Own Dog Treats
I took to this recipe because I love the endless options it comes with.
**Please note, as she states on her website when you are buying baby food, make sure there are no onions in the recipe. Onions are toxic to dogs.**
We went with Vegetable Beef and Turkey, Vegetable with Rice. I had to omit the later one because it had onions and T forgot to mention the above warning before we went shopping. Regardless, the recipe is extremely easy. I took the whole wheat flour, mixed it with the baby food and as you can see it turned out to be an interesting mix.
Another thing I love about the recipe is the shapes are to your imagination. I am not fancy enough yet to have a dog bone shaped cookie cutter. I did read however that a pizza cutter works just as well. Who would of thought? I made some different sizes and shapes to find out what works best for Gizmo. The smaller the better for him.
The smell is not appealing to me personally, it reminded me of the smell you get when opening a box of dog treats. That being said, it makes quite a bit. I actually halved the recipe from the site.
After I had all these dog treats I tried to find something to store them in. I actually had some leftover glass jars and took to my craft spot upstairs. Gizmo had been following me around diligently while baking but decided to take a nap while I crafted.
The treat jars didn't come from a particular pin, I just let my imagination go.
I ended up making two treat jars and set a few treats aside for Gizmo's doggie friend, Sprocket. A good friend of T and I before we got Gizmo.
Overall the jars turned out cute and the treats themselves received several lipsmacking results with Gizmo. We had tried some store bought treats to no avail, but he can't get enough of these. The great thing? I can try all different flavors so he doesn't get bored and his jar is reusable!
If you try this recipe, let me know your results and combinations!
Until next time, happy baking!