Making your dog homemade treats is an easy way to boost his nutrition. Commercial dog treats made with high quality ingredients are usually quite expensive. Making homemade treats allows you to control the ingredients used, while also keeping the cost low. These oat dog biscuits use limited ingredients and are very simple to prepare.
When you make your own dog treats, you get to choose the ingredients that are used. Select the healthiest ingredients that you can afford. The best choice is to use fresh, whole food ingredients that are organic and all-natural.
Most commercial dog treats don’t offer a lot of nutritional value. Not only can you choose high quality ingredients for your homemade treats, you can also cater the recipe to meet your dog’s unique nutritional needs. For example, if your dog cannot have oats, you could substitute ground flaxseed, quinoa flakes, rice bran or chia seeds.
DIY Oat Dog Biscuits with Oregano
Oregano is high in antioxidants, which aid in immune system support. It is also rich in fiber to help with digestion. These treats are easy to make and store, so you can prepare a large batch in advance and use them as a daily snack or training tool.
Recipe: DIY Oat Dog Biscuits with Oregano
This is a limited ingredient recipe. With just five ingredients, it’s an excellent option for pets with food allergies or sensitive stomachs. As I mentioned, you can make substitutions if your pet has food sensitivities.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: about 36 cookies 1x
- Category: Cooked Treats
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Dog Treats
- 1 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup chicken or beef bouillon
- 1 tsp. oregano
Preheat your oven to 350˚ F.
Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl to form a dough. It will be a very moist dough, but the treats will dry out while baking.
You can drop the cookies onto a tinfoil lined cookie sheet. Just be sure you’re making cookies that are appropriately sized for your dog. You can also make these cookies in a mini muffin tray or use small silicone molds if you prefer.
Bake the cookies at 350˚F for 30 minutes. These are moist, soft treats. They’re great for dogs with dental health issues and/or senior pets.
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 14
- Sugar: .1 g
- Sodium: 44 mg
- Fat: .3 g
- Carbohydrates: 2.1 g
- Fiber: .3 g
- Protein: .6 g
- Cholesterol: 5 mg
How to store: Store leftover oat dog biscuits in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 12-14 days. Remember that homemade treats do not have the preservatives that store bought products do. They will not last as long. If you’d like, you can freeze these treats in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
For More Information
We publish many homemade dog food and treats recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips and advice, see our “Recipes” section. If you’re new to home cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.
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