Pet treats from the store may be expensive, but you can always save money by making them yourself. With a quick search online, you can find great recipes that are healthy and great tasting for your pets. (image source)
You can try out the recipes below:
Mackerel Cat Treats
- 1/2 cup canned mackerel, drained, crumbled
- One cup whole-grain bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or bacon grease
- 1 egg, beaten
- Combine all ingredients; mix well. Drop dough by 1/4 teaspoonfuls 1″ apart onto a greased cookie sheet.
- Bake in a 350 degrees F oven 8 minutes. Cool biscuits and store, covered, in the refrigerator.
Frozen Watermelon Treats
- A quarter of a watermelon
- One can of coconut milk
- Scoop out about 1/4 of the melon.
- Blend together with the can of coconut milk – you may add more watermelon.
- Pour into ice cube tray, or a bone mold, and freeze
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons dried catnip
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, mix flours and catnip together. Stir in yogurt, egg, honey, and vegetable oil.
- Press out dough on a floured surface and cut into tiny treats using a cookie cutter or pizza wheel. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for a week or in the freezer for up to three months.
Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Treats
- One cup all-natural peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon unprocessed coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Be sure the coconut oil is in liquid form. If not, place coconut oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat and cook until melted.
- Add peanut butter and cinnamon. Stir until mixture is completely smooth and thoroughly mixed. The mixture should be thick, but pourable.
- Pour mixture into an ice cube tray or mold, and freeze until set.
- Carefully remove from tray and store in an air-tight container in the freezer (they soften quickly).