Homemade Dog Treats Tips

From Our Dog Treat Bakery to Yours...

These homemade dog treats tips have been proven to be tried-and-true in our bakery.

If you use them when baking your own dog treats, your dog will thank you!

Preparation Tips

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  • Prepare your ingredients before mixing your dough by measuring them into small bowls that can easily be grabbed and added to the mix.
  • If your recipe calls for meat broth, you might try making your own broth. Some dogs are very sensitive to the onion powder found in some brands of broth. Or look for a lower-sodium or sodium-free broth, as sodium is not good for dogs.
  • Take a list with you to the grocery store, you'll always forget something. There are several good IPhone apps for this, like GroceryIQ and Grocery Gadget.

Baking Tips

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  • For crunchier treats, turn off the oven after the treats are done and leave them in the oven anywhere from 2 hours to overnight.
  • Tops can be brushed with an eggwash mixture of egg whites and water for a glossy appearance.
  • Set a timer. Let's face it, you have other things going on.
  • Check your treats about 10 minutes before they're done to ensure they're not becoming brown, oven temps can vary.
  • For a tasty icing, use carob as a chocolate substitute. Carob can be found in health food and specialty grocery stores. Melting carob can be tricky because of its lower fat content, so be sure to check out my tips for melting carob chips before you begin.

Storage Tips

  • Baked treats should keep for 2-3 months if stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
  • Be sure to label your dog's treats with the name and date they were baked. If the treats contain a high fat content, be sure to refrigerate them to avoid spoilage.
  • Freeze treats that you know your dog will not eat right away, and it'll be fun finding a tasty snack later on.
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