Dog treats to make at home

By Valdette Muller| May 5, 2014 | Blog

home made dog biscuitsHow many times, especially online, have you searched for recipes of dog treats? Once, maybe twice? I am guilty of this habit. With many of these recipes readily available on the world wide web, one isn’t always sure which one to pick.

Nutritional food aid in your pet’s growth and ultimately contribute to their overall well being.  Whether is Peanut Butter Cookies or Vegetable stripes, treats add valuable nutrition to your dog’s everyday diet and they can be used for all kinds of reasons.

A while ago we shared an Ice Lolly Recipe for Pets on the popular lifestyle TV show, Pasella. Due to the huge response to the homemade treat, we’ve decided to share this Dog Biscuits recipe from Spar,which is really easy to make:

You will need

  • 80 g suet or white lard eg Holsum, grated
  • 250 ml boiling water
  • 50 ml OXO spread
  • 250 ml oats
  • 190 ml fat-free instant powdered milk
  • 190 ml maize meal
  • 625 g whole-wheat flour ( 1 litre)
  • 2 large eggs


 How to make the Dog Biscuits

  • Preheat oven to 160 º C.
  • Measure the lard and OXO into a 3 litre mixing bowl. Pour over the boiling water and set aside for the lard to melt.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients and mix to a firm ball of dough.
  • Press the dough into a lightly greased non-stick baking pan. Cut 8 lines across the width and 10 lines down the length, to deeply score the biscuit sizes. Bake for 40 minutes.
  • Break the biscuits apart.
  • Leave them to dry, in the turned-off oven,until they resemble small rusks.
  • Once cool, store the biscuits in a airtight container.

Hint: Never store biscuits for too long as they can go stale. 
busy-buddy-puppy-biscuit-blockDog biscuits and treats can be used during play time with your pet, as an incentive during training and just as an overall gesture of ‘I love you’. If you have a puppy or small dog, use them in the Busy Buddy Puppy Biscuit Block, a treat dispensing toy found on our online pet store. These resilient blocks feature a patented Treat Trapper which firmly grips a variety of treats and releases them as your puppy chews.

We would love to hear from you! If you’ve tried out the Spar Dog Biscuit recipe, please share your experience and photos of your dog on our Facebook page. 

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